Hauling and Stacking Steamed Hay Baling with steam allows farmers to bale quality hay all hours of the day and night. Although many farmers still prefer to bale hay during the cooler, nighttime hours, situations may arise where you will bale hay during the day. Some may even prefer to bale hay during the day […]
About Logan Staheli
Logan Staheli has been a part of Staheli West from the very beginning. As a young man, Logan helped his dad manage the farm and run the farm equipment. He started operating the DewPoint machine when he was 13 years old.
Logan lived in Germany for 2 years as a missionary. Upon returning from Germany, he attended Southern Utah University were he received his MBA.
Logan enjoys playing sports like basketball, football, and hockey and volunteering in the community.
Entries by Logan Staheli
Steam is Still Effective in High Humidity Situations In our last blog post (click HERE to read) we talked about baling with steam in very dry conditions. This blog covers how to effectively use steam in high humidity conditions where climatic or weather conditions do not allow the hay to become fully dry and cured. […]
Baling in Very Dry and Adverse Conditions Baling in very dry conditions can be a result of a variety of different weather factors. Here are some of the factors that could lead you to bale in very dry conditions: High ambient temperatures Wind Very low humidity when the windrows are dry Impending storms or other […]
Monitor Bale Moisture With the DewPoint hay steamer, it’s possible to make consistent bales across a wide variety of windrow and weather conditions. In this video and blog, we will discuss how to monitor bale moisture during baling, and how to adjust steam rates to reach your optimal moisture level. The Gazeeka Moisture Sensor In […]
Field Speed While Baling Hay With the DewPoint Hay Steamer There are many benefits that come from using steam during baling, but there’s one particular benefit that sometimes gets forgotten – the impact that steam has on your baling speed. Here are some important things to keep in mind when it comes to field speed […]
Important Tips for Proper Steam Valve Adjustment in Various Conditions The DewPoint 6210 has four different steam valves that correspond to four different steam manifolds on the baler – 1 bottom front manifold, 1 bottom rear manifold, 1 top front manifold, and 1 top rear manifold. See picture below. The operator can control each of […]
The Bracken’s Tried Everything Before Howard Bracken and his son Kirby discovered the advantages of the DewPoint steamer, they tried everything to make quality hay. Like many others in the Western U.S., they had struggled for decades to get good natural dew to bale hay. They started their operation with small-square balers where they would […]
A Farm’s Struggle to Get Dew Many hay farmers don’t truly understand the challenges that farmers face in the Western U.S. and in other arid climates, because in so many other parts of the world, people have the opposite problem. They get to much dew and have a hard time getting the hay dry enough […]
First, Determine the Condition of the Windrow In the last blog post, we talked about what to do when you first arrive in the field to bale hay. Before baling hay one should determine the condition of the windrow. This means that farmers should make sure that their hay is fully cured, and determine if there […]
Check the Windrow Before Baling When you first arrive at the field to bale, you should understand the moisture characteristics of the windrow. If your hay is fully cured and has some natural dew, be sure to understand where the dew in the windrow is, or if you are baling with stem moisture, make sure […]
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