- 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 mold 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.
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- 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
Weight: 165 pounds (hay chest and steam generators combined weight)
Dimensions: LxDxH 57 inches long x 32 inches deep x 29 inches high
Feeds 4+ horses
Holds a full 2 or 3 strand bale
Comes complete with:
2 x 1500 watt steam generators
Heat resistant gloves
1 gallon filler bottle
10 descaler packets to keep your steam generators clean
Large Hay Net - non-melting, for use as needed while steaming
Bale bag - breathable storage bag for your steamed hay
2 dipsticks - to monitor water level in steam generators
2 Funnels - for filling steam generators
Built in wheels for easy transportation
Steaming cycle from a cold start is approximately 60 minutes
1 gallon capacity per steam generator with safety features
*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.
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); 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.