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A high-moisture bale marked with dye Harvest Tec
Harvest Tec's new bale moisture monitor not only sends information to the operator's cell phone but can mark high-moisture bales with food-grade dye.

A round bale moisture sensor and bale marker

This new monitor senses hay moisture content as bale is being rolled and sends information to cell phone. It can also mark bales that are too wet.

Harvest Tec has introduced a moisture reading sensor system with a bale marker with precise accuracy for round balers. 

It features patented side-to-side sensing technology that reads crop moisture across the full width of the bale, from 6% to 60%, which the company says is higher than any round baler sensor on the market.

Bale marking capability was previously available only for large square and small square balers. The operator establishes a moisture threshold, and if the moisture in a bale exceeds that level, the bale is marked with a food grade dye as it exits the baler.

In addition, the operator instantly sees bale moisture readings on any smart phone or tablet device which connects wirelessly via Bluetooth. The operator is still able to make and receive phone calls while the moisture sensor is at work.

Moisture is measured consistently across the full width of the bale by dual moisture-sensing discs mounted on the chamber walls, making these readings significantly more accurate than hand probing or pad-style sensors.  The dual opposing sensors collect five readings per second through the outer six inches of the round bale as it is rolled up for the highest accuracy, a significant advantage of the patented design. 

Harvest Tec’s new H2O Precision Moisture Sensor and Bale Marker are available through your hay tools dealer. For information contact your dealer, visit or call (800) 635-7468.

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