|How long can you
afford to wait for the dew to roll in?
|Start baling earlier and run longer
Making dairy quality hay in arid areas of North America
has always meant waiting for the softening effects
of dew moisture. Now, with Harvest Tec's Dew Simulator ™ ,
you can double or even triple your baling time each
day, starting earlier and running longer, and still
make high quality hay. No more waiting for the dew.
Now you can make your own.
The Dew Simulator reintroduces moisture into dry windrows
much the same way that dew happens naturally — from
the ground up. With moisture droplets the same size as
natural dew, the Dew Simulator produces consistent, uniform
Effective in just 10 minutes
The Dew Simulator's long tines are cam driven so they
enter and exit the windrow straight without disturbing
the hay. Valves actuate the tines so that water is delivered
only when the tines are within the hay. At 2500psi the
spray is delivered in a fine mist that evenly coats the
hay throughout the windrow beginning at the bottom and
Producers have discovered that wetting hay with a
spray boom does not penetrate the windrow. Harvest Tec's
patented process along with its specially formulated
softening solution allows baling just ten minutes following
|For best results...
|Making your own dew can greatly extend
your baling time. Simply start up the Dew Simulator in
early evening and run it until the natural dew comes
in. Then, run again in the morning when the hay begins
to dry out.
The economics of harvesting quality hay
It is well known that hay experiences significant nutrient
loss when harvested at low moisture content. Yield and
leaf loss are greater the longer hay lays in the field
exposed to the elements.
The added value of getting the job done
The Dew Simulator lets producers and harvesters reintroduce
moisture into alfalfa in a way that is close to the effect
of natural dew, penetrating the windrow, and working
to soften hay quickly. How much value can you save in
the hay? $50 per ton? $80 per ton? What price can you
place on just being able to stay on schedule?
What can you expect?
Harvest Tec has developed the Dew Simulator to the point
where its results are more predictable and consistent
than natural dew. It has been tested extensively in a
variety of harvest conditions throughout western states,
and is now in full market production