A custom boiler design allows for maximum efficiency at a low pressure. As exhaust gases from the burner pass through tubes, water surrounding the tubes is heated and turned to steam.
A diesel driven generator powers the lights, and all electical components on the DewPoint 6210.
A diesel-fired burner is the heat source for generating the steam necessary for today’s high-capacity balers.
The DewPoint 6210 comes equipped with a self-cleaning burner fan. This design eliminates debris build-up on the fan blades resulting in more efficient burning with less maintenance.
Another improvement on the DewPoint 6210 is the Simplex Nozzle system which simplifies the fuel delivery system, and makes on-the-fly fuel to air ratio adjustment possible.
4. Fuel Tanks
The DewPoint 6210 runs on #2 diesel fuel. The two tanks hold a total of 300 gallons. The DewPoint uses an average of 1/2 gallon of diesel per ton of hay baled.
5. Water Tanks
The DewPoint 6210 can hold 1,000 gallons of water. Depending on crop yield and the amount of steam being produced, an operator can bale 80-120 acres of hay with one load of water.
In order to keep the boiler and boiler tubes clean and running efficiently, supply water should be treated (usually with a water softener) before being used in the DewPoint.
The DewPoint 6210 comes standard with Radial Floatation Tires (620/40-R22.5). The radial tires reduce compaction on the field by 38% compared to the old Bias Ply Tires.
7. Feed Water System
A unique boiler feed water system keeps steam pressure consistent through a wide range of operating parameters.
8. Propane Ignition
Propane is used to ignite the diesel-fired burner. Propane facilitates consistent ignition pilot lights.
9. Steam Hoses
Four hoses to strategic areas of the baler ensure that steam is evenly distributed, while allowing custom control by the operator.
The DewPoint Generates Steam
The Patented “DewPoint” technology enables Commercial Hay Growers to bale hay anytime the crop is sufficiently dry, without the need to wait for natural dew.
Steam is an extremely effective moisture medium for controlled hydration of hay during the baling process. 1 Gallon of water will produce approximately 1700 Gallons of Steam at sea level (more at higher elevations). Therefore, when baling hay on a warm windy afternoon you will likely add about 5-7 gallons of water in the form of steam to one ton of dry hay. This equates to only 2-3% moisture addition by weight but this 5-7 gallons of water applied to this 1 Ton of Hay is converted into 8500-12,000 gallons (or more) of steam which allows every leaf and stem in that Ton of Hay to be treated without becoming too wet.
WHERE IS THE STEAM APPLIED?
1. Bottom Front Manifold
Steam is injected into the underside of the crop windrow, before the hay is picked up by the baler pickup.
2. Top Front Manifold
Steam is injected into the top of the crop windrow as the baler pickup picks up the hay.
3. Bottom Rear Manifold
Steam is further injected into the underside of the hay in the feed chamber, to ensure that hay remains soft and pliable throughout the entire baling process.
4. Top Rear Manifold
Steam is further injected into the top side of the hay in the feed chamber, to ensure that hay remains soft and pliable throughout the entire baling process.
Steam is Injected Through Hardware on the Baler
Steam produced by the DewPoint is injected into the hay as it is lifted from the windrow by the baler pickup and further as it passes through the feed chamber of the baler. The treatment of the hay is accomplished by injecting steam through a series of distribution manifolds mounted in the baler.
Bale Moisture is monitored continuously and adjustments to the steam injection rate are made by the machine operator as needed to maintain optimum bale moisture conditions at all times.
When the injected steam contacts the dry crop material it instantly condenses and bonds with other water molecules in the vicinity which causes instant absorption into the dry crop material. This is the reason the DewPoint system works so efficiently by adding the steam as the hay is picked up and passes through the baler. The machine operator has full control of baling moisture enabling him to produce a consistent product through a wide variety of ambient conditions.
OPERATING A DEWPOINT 6210
DewPoint 6210 Operator Training
What does it take to operate a DewPoint 6210? Watch this video to find out that it’s easier than you think.