Harvest Technologies in Forage Production Dahlton Hill
What is Harvest Tec? • Harvest Tec's specialized application equipment and hay preservative are available through the major manufacturers of hay harvesting implements. • Established in 1984 in Hudson, Wisconsin • Harvest Tec Inc is a private company categorized under Sprayers and Agricultural Spraying Machines. • Available • Agco • Case IH • John Deere • New Holland
System • Tank- 110 gallon tank that mounts on the back of your baler and hold preservative.
Preservative • propionic acid, acid blends, and buffered acid • •Bale at moistures up to 30% • •Effective on all types of hay, including alfalfa, hay grazer and other grasses • •Maintains hay's green color and fresh natural smell • •Neutral pH of 6.0 won’t corrode baling equipment • •Safe for all livestock
Sprayer • Mounted above the pick-up on your baler and spays the preservative as hay comes into the baler • 6 different nozzles for different volumes
Eyes/Moisture Sensor • Reads hay moisture and hay volume, which then relays to your monitor
Monitor • Runs your system • Spraying amount • Total tons baled • Hay moisture
Advantages • Allows you to bale hay sooner with higher moisture • Can be very helpful if a storm is coming • Gives you better looking and greener hay • Better quality hay • Allows hay not to rot or get burnt up