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Bale when the moisture's right

Measure moisture of hay and straw to ensure quality and maximize machinery efficiency.

The Digital Balemaster consists of a 2-ft. probe constructed from stainless steel; the sensor is protected from moisture by o-rings. The probe is strong enough to get to the center of high-density bales, and it has a moisture measurement range of 9 to 45 percent. It uses a single 9v battery. The digital display shows moisture in _1/10 of 1 percent, and colored, flashing lights show safe moisture content. List price: 270 dollars. Contact Protimeter North America, Dept. FIN, 20 Commerce Way, Woburn, MA 01810,