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Draminski HMM Hay & Silage High-Moisture Meter with Probe Plus Temperature Display, Moisture Range 10-80%

Draminski Hay & Silage High-Moisture Meter with Probe Plus Temperature Display, Moisture Range 10-80%, 2Yr Warranty   FREE UPS SHIPPING

$459.99
Delmhorst F2000 Hay Moisture Meter Tester 10 inch Probe Deluxe Pkg

Delmhorst Hay Meter.  Our Most Popular Digital  Hay Moisture Meter 10" Probe Package measures moisture levels in the windrow and standard bales.  FREE UPS SHIPPING

$395.00

Our Most Popular Digital  Hay Moisture Meter with 18" Probe Package measures moisture levels in the windrow and Large bales. FREE UPS SHIPPING

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$399.00
Delmhorst F2000 Hay Moisture Meter Tester 10 inch Probe Value Pkg

Digital Hay Meter with 10" bale Probe. A favorite among value-minded producers. Value Package.  FREE UPS SHIPPING

$286.00
Delmhorst F2000 Hay Moisture Meter Tester 18 Inch Probe Value Pkg

Digital Hay Meter with 18" bale Probe. A favorite among value-minded producers. Value Package.  FREE UPS SHIPPING

$294.00
Delmhorst FX-2000 Hay Moisture Meter Tester, 10 inch Probe

FX-2000 Deluxe Pkg Digital Meter, Continuous Monitoring Bale Sensor, Windrow, 10" Probe, H4 Prod Handle, Case.  FREE UPS SHIPPING

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$655.00
Delmhorst FX-2000 Hay Moisture Meter Tester, 18 inch Probe

FX-2000 Deluxe Pkg Digital Meter, Continuous Monitoring Bale Sensor, Windrow, 18" Probe, H4 Prod Handle, Case.  FREE UPS SHIPPING

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$665.00
Delmhorst FX-2000 Hay Moisture Meter Tester Value Pkg

FX-2000 Value Package Digital Tester & Continuos Monitoring Bale Sensor, 30ft Power Cable.  FREE UPS SHIPPING

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$515.00
Delmhorst FX2000 Hay Moisture Meter Tester Value Pkg, 1235/18 inch Probe Value Package

Digital FX2000 Continuous Monitoring Hay Moisture Meter with 18" Direct Connect Bale Probe Value Package.  Measure Moisture 6-40%   FREE UPS SHIPPING

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Delmhorst FX-2000 Digital Hay Moisture Meter Tester

Delmhorst FX-2000 Digital Hay Moisture Meter with Power Supply Pack.  Measure Moisture 6-40%   Supports Continous Monitoring.  FREE UPS SHIPPING

$420.00

F2000 Meter Only. Measures Moisture 6-40%

$248.00
Delmhorst F6 Analog Moisture Meter Tester Deluxe Pkg

Deluxe Package: Includes meter, H-4 handle, 830-2 10” probe, 831 windrow probe and Carrying Case.  FREE UPS SHIPPING

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$355.00
Delmhorst F6 Analog Moisture Meter Tester 18 inch Probe Deluxe Pkg

Deluxe Package: Includes meter, H-4 handle, 830-3 18” probe, 831 windrow probe and Carrying Case.  FREE UPS SHIPPING

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Analog Hay Moisture Meter with 10" Bale Probe. Measures Moisture 13-40%  FREE UPS SHIPPING

 

$255.00
Delmhorst F6 Analog Moisture Meter Tester Value Pkg, 18 inch Probe

Analog Hay Moisture Meter with 18" Bale Probe. Measures Moisture 13-40%  FREE UPS SHIPPING

 

$269.00
Delmhorst F6 Analog Hay Moisture Meter

F6 Analog Meter Only. Measures Moisture 13-40%

$215.00
Delmhorst F6-6/30 Analog Moisture Meter Tester Deluxe 18 inch ProbePkg

Deluxe Package: Includes meter, H-4 handle, 830-3 18” probe, 831 windrow probe and Carrying Case. Measure Moisture 6-30%  FREE UPS SHIPPING

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Deluxe Package: Includes meter, H-4 handle, 830-2 10” probe, 831 windrow probe and Carrying Case. Measure Moisture 6-30%  FREE UPS SHIPPING

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$355.00
Delmhorst F6-6/30 Analog Moisture Meter Tester Value Pkg, 10 inch Probe

Analog Hay Moisture Meter with 10" Bale Probe. Measures Moisture 6-30%  FREE UPS SHIPPING

$255.00
Delmhorst F6-6/30 Analog Moisture Meter Tester Value Pkg, 18 inch Probe

Analog Hay Moisture Meter with 18" Bale Probe. Measures Moisture 6-30%  FREE UPS SHIPPING

$269.00
Delmhorst HT-3000 Thermo-Hygrometer

 Delmhorst HT-3000 Thermo-Hygrometer great tool for monitoring the level of humidity.    FREE UPS SHIPPING

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$320.00
Delmhorst F6-6/30 Analog Hay Moisture Meter

F6 Analog Meter Only. Measures Moisture 6-30%

$215.00
832 Long Pin Prod - Seed and Grain in Storage (DH832)
Long Pin Prod for Testing Seed and Grain in Bags or Storage.  Use with G7 or any other Meter.  Requires H4 Handle
$50.00

The Portable Delmhorst G-7 Grain Moisture Meter is Easy-to-Use and especially useful to test moisture content of Corn, Beans and Small Grains at harvest time and while in storage. Or you can attach optional remote handle and probes to check moisture in Hay.  

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$515.00
Delmhorst 1986 Extension Kit for Newer Balers

Delmhorst 1986 Extension Kit for Newer Balers

$30.00
 

 

Why should I use a Hay Moisture Tester?

Moisture content is one of the most important variables the high quality hay producer must face. Baling at proper moisture levels is critical to the hay grower’s objective to bale and store hay in a manner to reduce mold development and at the same time preserve feed value and leaf color. Using a Hay Moisture Tester is the only way a farmer can be sure that his hay is being baled at the ideal moisture levels.


 

At what Moisture range should Hay be Baled?

Traditionally, the recommended moisture content for baling hay without a preservative is between 18-20%.

If using a preservative, follow the instructions set forth by each particular preservative manufacturer. Smart use of a moisture tester in combination with preservatives and drying agents allows hay to be baled at higher than traditionally recommended moisture levels.  In either case, do not attempt to bale hay before it is at an acceptable moisture level, even when using a preservative.


 

What methods are commonly used for Testing Hay Moisture?

In The Windrow  - Delmhorst F6, F6-30, F2000, FX-2000 Meter

  • Collect hay from the windrow and place it in a five or ten gallon container. Apply a multi-pin prod to the hay and press down. Take a reading. Mix the hay and repeat this procedure no less than three times.
  • Then from the same area of the windrow, select up to five large, slower-drying stems and place one at a time across two adjacent points on the multi-pin prod and take readings. The average of these stem readings should be about two to five points higher than actual moisture content.

Repeat these steps in different parts of the field and pay special attention to the areas where the hay is heaviest. Your decision to start baling should consider the amount of variation among windrow and average stem readings.

 

 In The Bale - Delmhorst F6, F6-30, F2000, FX-2000 Meter

  • Since the interior of most bales is seldom uniform with regard to density and leaf/stem ratio, and it is impossible to obtain a truly "representative" sample, it is important to take a number of readings from various parts of a bale and average them. Pay close attention to the range of readings and the high readings. Drive the prod across the bale slices to obtain firmer, more uniform contact.

Random Spoilage of baled hay can occur due to fluctuating field conditions, i.e. windrow size, soil moisture, stand density, low spots, and shade. Therefore, it is imperative to check bales at several locations in the field.

 

In The Baler Chamber - Delmhorst FX-2000 Meter with Continuous Monitoring

  • The hay producer can install a micro-controller based moisture meter in the tractor cab and connect it to a sensor in the bale chamber to monitor moisture while baling, without leaving the cab.
  • The microcomputer collects and processes eight readings that are accumulated every four seconds. The meter then displays the average and highest reading. This cycle is repeated every four seconds.

A microprocessor-based continuous monitor is an easy and reliable way to give the operator clear guidelines and a little less to worry about.


 

Why Delmhorst Brand?

Established in 1946 in New York City, Delmhorst is American Designed and American Made.  With Over 65 Years of Experience in Developing Moisture Tester Products, you can be Assured of Quality Construction and Accuracy with America's #1 Brand of Moisture Meters.


 

How does a Moisture Meter operate?

Most probe-type meters operate on the principle of electrical resistance, utilizing the relationship between the moisture content of the material and its conductivity. This relation is possible because moisture is an effective conductor of electricity and hay acts as an effective insulator. The "reading" is made between the two metal contacts at the tip of the probe.


 

How do I keep my Delmhorst Meter in good working condition?

Delmhorst moisture meters are well known for their ruggedness and ability to withstand years of rough handling. Like any testing instrument, a little care goes a long way toward trouble-free service:

  • Store the meter in clean, dry place
  • Change batteries and pins as needed

Keep the meter and electrode clean by using any biodegradable cleanser sparingly on external parts only.


 

Is there a way to make sure my Moisture Meter is in calibration?

The primary or electrical calibration of the tester can easily be checked by the built-in calibration checkpoint feature or by using an optional moisture content standard.