Being Able to Put Your Hay Up in a Timely Manner Can Increase Last Cutting Yields

  One Customer’s Experience Changed the Way We View the Steamer Margins in farming are small and doing the little things often has a huge impact on the big things.  When we first started selling the steamer we had our selling points – Higher leaf retention, bale weight, bale quality, consistency, increased baling windows, etc.  It wasn’t until we produced …

Baling in Monsoon or Moderate Humidity Conditions

The Monsoon Season For many, the monsoon seasons have arrived, which makes it difficult to put up hay. Often, the hay is too wet during the night to bale, and too dry during the day. If you’re lucky, you might find a short window of time where the hay is just right. It’s challenging, but the steamer can make it …

Baling in High Humidity Conditions or with Stem Moisture

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. Steam is most effective at …

Monitoring Bale Moisture While Baling with the DewPoint Hay Steamer

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 the video you will notice …

Increase Baling Speed by Using Steam

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 and the DewPoint steamer. Using …

Adjusting Steam Valves When Baling Hay

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 these steam manifolds individually for …

Making Quality Alfalfa Hay With Bracken Farms

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 bale the hay before it …