- How It Works
The HG 2000 consists of a steam generator and an insulated, wheeled chest for ease of movement. Designed to feed 4 or more horses, you can steam a fully strung bale bale, or 77-88 lbs of haylage. The hay chest allows very high temperatures to be reached (in excess of 212ºF) which is critical to kill harmful mould spores and bacteria in hay. Its cycle time from cold is 60 minutes, making the process quick and easy.
The 2.9kW steam generator (with a water capacity of 2.1 gal) features a stainless steel boiler shell with a domed lid for optimum steam flow and consistent delivery, a robust heating element and offers safety thermal protection with a “run dry” alarm and warning light. The balanced integrated handle allows for easy rinsing of the unit while the location of the filler spout, with its brass safety release filler cap, prevents overfilling.
- Double-skinned and thermally insulated to reach and maintain the critically high temperatures required
- All fittings and fastenings are either brass or stainless steel, so will not corrode
- Weatherproof and UV protected
- Patent title: Apparatus for and Method of Steam Treating of Fodder (Official No 2454969 and 2477874)
- Made in the United Kingdom
Dimensions: L x 57 in D x 32 in H x 29 in
Feeds 4+ horses
Holds up to 77-88 lbs of haylage or a fully strung bale
Steaming cycle from cold approximately 60 minutes
2.9kW steam generator
2.1 gallon capacity with safety features
FREE ONE-YEAR WARRANTY
• SHIPPING: $145.00
*The number of horses the HG 2000 feeds is an approximate guide only based on portion size, compaction of hay, size of bale and number of steam cycles per day.
*** Haynet not included***
The unique HAYGAIN method introduces a recently-patented, laboratory-proven manifold system designed to introduce steam in the hay in the most effective manner. This is located in a fully-insulated container incorporating a purpose-built steam generator, all components having been designed and manufactured by HAYGAIN.
Steam is released from the steam generator into a multi-layer construction hose via an elbow, specifically designed to create a small amount of back pressure (75-100mb); as illustrated in the HG1000 model at the right, the steam is forced into and completely through the fully strung bale via the five-spiked manifolds.Carefully-controlled laboratory studies into the dynamics of steam and temperature distribution in both baled and loose hay resulted in the deltoid
configuration of the manifold.
Steam is introduced through perforated spikes and distributed throughout the hay mass and as this takes place the temperature within the unit is raised to a level sufficient to destroy fungal spores and bacteria.
Meanwhile the aluminium plates holding the spikes themselves accumulate heat which in turn contributes to the high temperature within the box and thus to the
overall efficiency of the system.
The insulated box traps the steam until the container is completely filled, raising and maintaining the necessary high temperatures to kill fungal spores and bacteria found in hay.