How Haydrator Works
Haydrator is a semi-automated hay soaker designed to soak and drain bales of hay.
The pneumatically powered Haydrator is controlled using a joystick to operate the grapple, lift and swing functions. This robust design assures simple, trouble free and intuitive operation.
The operator manually positions two dry bales on a staging table. Using the joystick control the dry bales are lowered into the tank. After activating a timer switch the automated soaking process will keep the bale immersed for the predetermined amount of time.
The machine holds the bales submerged for a predetermined interval, usually 10 minutes. It then automatically lifts the heavy wet bales out of the tank and holds them over it to drain. After a chosen drain period, a signal lamp lights to notify the operator that the draining is complete.
To complete the cycle, the operator uses the joystick to swing the bales over a cart, then lower and release them. Additional dry bales may then be placed on the staging table to begin the process again.