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 […]
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
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 […]
Using Steam When Baling Hay Has a Number of Different Benefits For many years farmers relied on natural dew to bale high-quality alfalfa. Now, farmers all across the world are using steam as their controlled moisture source to bale high-quality alfalfa. Using steam during the baling process has a number of different benefits. Using steam […]
Baling Hay During the Day in High Ambient Temperatures Baling hay with the DewPoint hay steamer opens up baling windows that no one ever knew were possible. E.g., Baling hay during the middle of the day on a hot, windy, June day. Although baling hay without the need for natural dew is convenient, farmers should […]
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