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Best Harvest

BHT6071, Silage, Crop, Hay Moisture Tester Complete Package



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Best Harvest Silage, Hay and Crop Moisture Tester


  • Measures Moisture and Dry Matter Content of Silage, Forage, Hay and More

  • Control Dry Matter Intake in TMRs (total mixed rations)
  • Accurate to 0.1% Moisture Content
  • Measures Moisture Content from 0% to 85%
  • Reliable Ceramic Heater Core
  • Stainless Steel Construction


Easy-to-use Silage and Crop Moisture Tester Measures the Moisture Content of Silages, Balage, Hay, High-Moisture Grains, Total Mixed Rations, Wet Distiller's Grains, Wood Chips and Much More.  Obtain reliable, consistent moisture content for silage and forages in under 30 minutes without charts or waiting on lab results.  Use with High-Moisture Feed and Grains. Unit tests moisture content for all feeds across all moisture ranges.  Also Excellant for use with Nuts and Seeds of All Types.  Fast & EasyTest Replicates Faster Version of USDA Methodology.


Includes Stainless Steel Testing Unit,. Specimen Container and Digital Scale w/Bowl. 110V  (220V International Converter Available)  Made-In-USA




 Hi-Temp Only   (Approximately 300F)
 Prevent Mold, Spoilage and Storage Combustion
 Determine when to Harvest, Bale and Store Crops
 Better Control of Dry Matter Intake in Dairy Rations
 Used to Calibrate Electronic Moisture Testers
 Immediate Results, No Waiting on Laboratory Testing
 Simple Instructions for Fast, Accurate Results

Why Farmers and Growers Test for Moisture -----


Harvest Optimization maximizes digestible nutrients in crops which can only be obtained by harvesting at the proper stage of growth and storing within a specific range of moisture content.

Mold Fungi can develop in grain or forage when they are stored with an excess of moisture content.
Loss of Nutrients will occur when crops are ensiled with excess moisture content. The weep or drain-off contains valuable nutrients which are lost. Harvesting hay when the moisture content is too low will cause a heavy leaf drop-off which contains the most feeding value in the crop.
Storage Combustion can take place during storage if forage contains between 30% and 40% moisture. If combustion occurs, the forage and possibly the storage structure can be destroyed.  A Hay Moisture Tester is an essential tool in any Crop Production Operation.  A Hay Moisture Test takes approximately 20 minutes.
Crop Fermentationis necessary for the ensiling process which will not develop properly if the moisture content is above or below the recommended range.
Feed Optimizationcan be balanced, mixed or fed in the correct amounts when the moisture content is known. Which will prevent the animals from being over or under fed, allowing them to grow and fatten optimally or produce the maximum amount of milk.
Buying and Selling without knowing moisture content makes it impossible to establish the true value of grains, forage and other commodities. 


Moisture is money.  It's a statement that is even more critical today than in years past.  Rising input costs are forcing growers to take a new look at crop quality, and moisture is a key factor.  A Moisture Tester helps farmers be more in control of their crops, which makes this piece of equipment critical to a farm operation.  It pays for itself in no time.  Consider input costs, drying costs, shrink discounts, quality discounts, spoilage and ethanol specifications for incoming corn.


Reference Information -----




Grain Moisture Content Management, North Dakota SU, Dr. Kenneth Hellevang, PE




Coping with Moldy Corn, Univ of MO, Laura Sweets, US Farmer Forums




Wet Grain Causes Storage and Mold Concerns, Univ of Purdue, Richard Stroshine, US Farmer Forums




Interpreting Relative Feed Value (RFV) of Grass Hay


Silage Management Discussion, North Dakota State University