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Welcome to the DewPoint Hay Steamer by Staheli West

There is nothing better than receiving a perfect natural dew when baling.  However, perfect dew conditions are few and far between for many hay producers.  Often, the hay is either too dry or too wet, and if you’re lucky, you may have a small window of opportunity when the hay is just right.

Hay producers working in arid, dry climates are often faced with the decision to either bale dry hay, which will shatter the leaves, or continue to wait for natural dew, risking further loss of quality. Hay producers working in climates where it’s often too wet to bale at night or who receive good dew at night still experience large amounts of time during the day when the hay is too dry to bale. Being able to bale with steam when the hay is dry opens up the baling window and allows you to be so much more productive. 

"The DewPoint system has quickly become a to our success"


Better Yield | Better Leaf | Better Consistency | Better Control | Better Productivity

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Welcome to the DewPoint Hay Steamer by Staheli West

There is nothing better than receiving a perfect natural dew when baling.  However, perfect dew conditions are few and far between for many hay producers.  Often, the hay is either too dry or too wet, and if you’re lucky, you may have a small window of opportunity when the hay is just right.

Hay producers working in arid, dry climates are often faced with the decision to either bale dry hay, which will shatter the leaves, or continue to wait for natural dew, risking further loss of quality. Hay producers working in climates where it’s often too wet to bale at night or who receive good dew at night still experience large amounts of time during the day when the hay is too dry to bale. Being able to bale with steam when the hay is dry opens up the baling window and allows you to be so much more productive. 

"The DewPoint system has quickly become a to our success"


Better Yield | Better Leaf | Better Consistency | Better Control | Better Productivity

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Better Leaf

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More Leaf

University studies have shown that using the DewPoint can lower leaf loss by over 50%

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Better Yield
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Increased Yield
Getting your hay up quicker and your water on sooner means higher yields at the end of the year

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Better Consistency

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Increased Consistency
Marketing your hay is much easier. From the first to the last, all your bales can look the same

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Better Leaf

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More Leaf

University studies have shown that using the DewPoint can lower leaf loss by over 50%


Learn More
Better Yield
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Increased Yield
Getting your hay up quicker and your water on sooner means higher yields at the end of the year

Learn More

Better Consistency

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Increased Consistency
Marketing your hay is much easier. From the first to the last, all your bales can look the same

Learn More

Staheli West Story


Inspiration from a taco restaurant…to a hay field



DewPoints Produced
100+
Since 2010
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How

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Works

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Why is Steam so Effective?


Did you know that 1 gallon of water will make approximately 1,700 gallons of steam at sea level and even more at higher elevations? This allows every leaf and stem in the crop to be treated without becoming too wet.  Combine the heat and vapor from steam, and you get a moisture medium that is optimal for penetrating the hay and softening it.  Using steam is proven to effectively reduce leaf loss during baling by more than 50% compared to good natural dew at night.


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The dehydrated carbohydrates in hay and other crops after they are cut and have cured have a strong attraction to water.  The water hydrogen bonds to the starch and carbohydrates.  The steam is able to penetrate into the plant to extend plant biochemistry and maintain the structural integrity of the plant.  Plants harden upon death but adding steam not only prolongs this effect, but it can also help break down some of the starches and structural chemicals via hydrolysis and thereby soften the total plant permanently.

Better Yield | Better Leaf | Better Consistency | Better Control | Better Productivity
 

Why Use DewPoint Hay Steamers?


  • Dew More With Less

    With steam, farmers can bale quality hay whenever their hay is dry, which increases their baling window and makes them more productive. One DewPoint-equipped baler can replace 3-4 conventional balers depending on local atmospheric conditions. That means less capital, fewer maintenance expenses, and lower labor costs.

  • Increased Leaf Retention

    Replicated university studies have proven that mechanical leaf loss using the DewPoint is about 1/2 of the typical leaf loss which occurs when baling with good natural dew. The preservation of this valuable component of the forage can not only offset the operating costs of the DewPoint but also boost profitability.

  • Increased Hay Value

    The DewPoint increases your hay value. Marketing is much easier when yor bales are consistent from the first to the last. Your customers will know what to expect every time. With steam, a farmer can expect to have good bale compaction, increased leaf retention, and a bale that has good smell and color.

  • Increased Yields

    Farmers with a DewPoint steamer can cut, rake, bale their hay and get the water back on their fields quicker, which adds valuable growing days when the weather is warmest. Added growing days means that farmers receive higher yields on their last cuttings.

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Why Use DewPoint Hay Steamers?


  • Dew More With Less

    With steam, farmers can bale quality hay whenever their hay is dry, which increases their baling window and makes them more productive. One DewPoint-equipped baler can replace 3-4 conventional balers depending on local atmospheric conditions. That means less capital, fewer maintenance expenses, and lower labor costs.

  • Increased Leaf Retention

    Replicated university studies have proven that mechanical leaf loss using the DewPoint is about 1/2 of the typical leaf loss which occurs when baling with good natural dew. The preservation of this valuable component of the forage can not only offset the operating costs of the DewPoint but also boost profitability.

  • Increased Hay Value

    The DewPoint increases your hay value. Marketing is much easier when yor bales are consistent from the first to the last. Your customers will know what to expect every time. With steam, a farmer can expect to have good bale compaction, increased leaf retention, and a bale that has good smell and color.

  • Increased Yields

    Farmers with a DewPoint steamer can cut, rake, bale their hay and get the water back on their fields quicker, which adds valuable growing days when the weather is warmest. Added growing days means that farmers receive higher yields on their last cuttings.