DewPoint 6210 Benefits
Higher Leaf Retention
University studies show that baling with steam cuts leaf loss by 58% compared to baling with a good natural dew. The Researchers at the University of Wisconsin performed a study on baling with steam during the day compared to baling with a good natural dew at night. They state, “steam-rehydrated bales indicated that leaf retention on the stems was superior to that of bales formed with [natural] dew rehydration.”
On average, baling with steam increases bale weight by 5-10% due to increased leaf retention.
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.
With steam you can cut more acres of hay knowing that you will be able to put it up. Being able to get the water back on the fields quicker adds valuable growing days when the weather is warmest. In some cases, our customers have gained an entire extra cutting.
Higher Quality and Consistency
Not only does the steamer increase the quality and often the value of your hay, it also allows you to make consistent hay from the first bale to the last.
Baling with steam will allow you to make quality hay around the clock in order to beat storms. However, if your hay does happen to get rained on, steam can dramatically improve the quality of the rained-on hay.
We are proud to know that the DewPoint is changing the lives of farmers all over the world. Baling with steam allows you to schedule your farming operations and your life in a more consistent and controlled manner. There is peace of mind knowing that you’re going to be able to put up your hay even if mother nature doesn’t provide natural dew.