Order within and have it by * in (edit)
Ship speed applies to in stock items, pending location. Does not include personalized items like engraving, embroidery, SmartPaks, or PortionPaks. Complete details on our Shipping Policies page.
Contact our experts 24/7: Call 800-461-8898

The SmartPak Experts are now SmartPak TEXTperts!

All of our supplement and product expertise is just a text away! Ask questions, manage your account, and place orders by texting 26756 from your mobile phone. Have a great ride!

Available Monday - Friday
9:00am - 5:30pm EST

By texting 26756, you're giving SmartPak your consent to text you to help resolve your issue, including automated replies, at the number you provided. To opt out, text STOP to 26756. Text HELP to 26756 for info. Msg&data rates may apply. Consent to receive texts not required to buy products. Terms & conditions and the full Text Message Privacy Policy can be found at https://www.smartpakequine.com/content/2waytextTC in case you're interested.
Putting your horse's supplements on AutoShip helps you take great care of your horse, so we take great care of you with SmartPerks! When you order your horse's supplements on AutoShip, you're automatically* eligible for our FREE SmartPerks benefits, including:
  • Free ground shipping on what you want, when you want it
  • 10% off all SmartPak brand tack, apparel, and gear
  • A free Team SmartPak calendar, exclusive email offers and discounts, and more!
Learn more about SmartPerks
*At least one individual AutoShip supplement or horse's SmartPaks must be over $40. Some exclusions apply.
Visit SmartPak.com/SmartPerks or call 1-800-461-8898 for details.
Because you have your horse's supplements on AutoShip, you get free ground shipping all day, every day on just about everything we sell at SmartPak, thanks to your SmartPerks. The few add-on items we have can be shipped free by syncing them with your AutoShip order, shipping on a Barn Saver Shipping day, or by having a group of add-on items that total over $75.

Have a question?
Call 1-800-461-8898 or email CustomerCare@SmartPak.com anytime!
colors available

Product Video:

Our toughest waterproof blanket yet
Find out why

HAYGAIN HG-600 - Half Bale Hay Steamer

Item #19760
Our Price: List Price:
Our Price: Our Price: Sale Price: : $ (%) :
Member Price:
(Members save 5% at SmartPak)
:
SmartPerks Price:
(Because you have supplements on AutoShip, you save an extra 10% on this and all other SmartPak tack & apparel items!)
:
Your Price:
(You save 5% as a member of . And, because you have supplements on AutoShip, you save an extra 10% on this and all other SmartPak tack & apparel items!)
:
SmartPerks Price:
(Because you have supplements on AutoShip, you can save an extra 10% on this and all other SmartPak tack & apparel items! Enter promo code PERKS at checkout.)
:
Your Price:
(You save 5% as a member of . Because you have supplements on AutoShip, you can save an extra 10% on this and all other SmartPak tack & apparel items! Enter promo code PERKS at checkout.)
Free Shipping Thanks To
This item may be eligible for
FREE GROUND SHIPPING
For guaranteed delivery on Drop Ship styles by 12/25/17, order must be placed by 12/15/2017

AutoShip and Save Time (Details)

days
Order within and have it by
Shipping to
Est. arrival times vary, with some as soon as
Shipping to
Order within and have it by
Shipping to
Add these items to your cart to get your estimated arrival date.
Shipping to
  Cancel
Sign in to choose an existing horse

As riders and online shoppers, we know it can be tough to buy a new bridle or pair of boots without trying them on. That's why we moved the fitting room to your living room (or barn)! From breeches to blankets, if you or your horse can try it on, you can return it, free! Just use the pre-paid return label included in your order within 60 days from the purchase date. And of course, please make sure the item is in like-new condition with original packaging (we said 'fitting room', not 'war room'!).

Why We Love This

The HG 600 consists of a steam generator and an insulated, wheeled chest incorporating a handle for ease of movement. Designed to feed 1-4 horses, you can steam half a small bale, loose hay or haynets. 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 steam generator features a stainless steel boiler shell with a domed lid for optimum steam flow and consistent delivery, a 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.

Holds up to 33 lbs of forage either in a haynet or loose wedges (the equivalent of half a bale of hay or up to 33 lbs of loose hay* or haynets)

Comes complete with:
1500 watt steam generator
Drip tray
Heat resistant gloves
1 gallon water fill bottle
5 descaler packets to keep your steam generator clean
Small hay net - non-melting, for use as needed while steaming
Bale bag - breathable storage bag for your steamed hay
Dipstick - to monitor water level in steam generator
Funnel for filling steam generator

Helpful Hints for Use in Winter

  • When not in use, keep the steam boiler inside in a warm place (such as a heated tack room). After use, allow to cool, then disconnect the hose from steam chest and drain hose.
  • When first using in extremely cold temperatures keep the hose connected to the steamer and disconnect the hose from the chest and turn on the steamer separately to ensure the black steam hose is clear and free of any ice that could build up in the line. If there is no steam emitted from the hose within 15 to 20 minutes, the hose is not clear. Immediately turn the unit off and allow it to cool down for 5 minutes. Immerse the steam hose in hot water and squeeze it to clear frozen water. Try again to see if steam is emitted from the hose.

Favorite Features

       
  • Built in wheels for easy transportation
  • Steaming cycle from a cold start is approximately 60 minutes

 

Sizing

Weight: 90 pounds (combined weight of hay chest and steam generator)
Dimensions: 28 inches long x 27 inches deep x 27 inches high
Feeds 2-3 horses
Holds up to 33 pounds of hay either in a hay net or loose flakes
What Customers Say:
You Might Like
    Customers Also Shopped For
    "Automatic access for up to 20 head. The ...
    Description:
    "Automatic access for up to 20 head. The AutoFount has a quick refill function, which means less waiting for water, and better hydration for all your animals. AutoFount saves water by reducing waste. Hinged cover allows easy access to the ...
    "Convenient, multi-purpose bench water caddy stores not only ...
    Description:
    "Convenient, multi-purpose bench water caddy stores not only water but your supplies too! Recessed handles for carrying and compartment storage area with lid strong enough to stand on. Molded-in spray bottle or beverage holders on top. 3 year warranty Natural ...
    "Never be surprised again when you arrive at ...
    Description:
    "Never be surprised again when you arrive at a show and find that there are no bucket hooks in the stalls! 1” flat poly bucket strap hanger with slide adjustment from 18” to 29”. Nickel plated hardware. Truly a travel ...
    "One of the best ideas we've seen in ...
    Description:
    "One of the best ideas we've seen in water caddies! Built for horse and stock trailers, this space saving 2-in-1 water caddy also provides you with a saddle rack. Roomy enough for two saddles. Translucent plastic allows you to see ...
    "Equifit's newest addition to the Ag Silver line, ...
    Description:
    "Equifit's newest addition to the Ag Silver line, the EquiFit CleanBucket minimizes bucket slime! Testing shows that one to two months can lapse in between bucket scrubbings. Horses prefer the taste of CleanBucket water to that of traditional water buckets. ...
    "A simple, effective, automatic replacement for your “tank ...
    Description:
    "A simple, effective, automatic replacement for your “tank and float.” EZ Fount combines the benefits of automatic watering with the versatility of several portable or permanent mounting options. Heavy-duty polyethylene construction is strong enough to last for years, and smooth ...
    "Crush-proof, crack-proof, and freeze-proof so you can use ...
    Description:
    "Crush-proof, crack-proof, and freeze-proof so you can use it indoors or outdoors year-round! Molded from the finest corded rubber on the market, nothing matches the pliability and strength of DuraFlex rubber. Made in the USA"

    Reviews

    out of 5
    Tell us what you think!

    SmartPak customers are some of the most conscientious animal owners around. We encourage you to share your experience with the products we sell to help fellow customers to make informed choices for their animals. We do not edit these reviews in any way - they are direct customer-to-customer communication. We do monitor reviews for positive and negative feedback, and use this feedback to improve our selection as well as sharing feedback with product manufacturers to help them improve their products. Please note that we recommend consulting your vet with serious health issues.

    • Review 0
    • Votes 0
    • Discipline:
    • Expertise:
    • Product
      Experience:
    • Competitor:
    Quality
    Value
    Palatability

    Helpful?

    HAYGAIN HG-600 - Half Bale Hay Steamer is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 10.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gave me my horse back! After 6 years of battling with my horse's allergies, (allergy testing, a year of shots, acupuncture, natural supplements, living out side, soaking hay, dengue, etc), I finally invested in a Hay Gain Hay Steamer. My horse had been on Clenbuterol last summer just to make him comfortable in the paddock but is now medication free and eventing at the Novice level at 18 years old!!! I am so grateful to have my horse back! I highly recommend trying this product if your horse has any hay allergies, cough, etc. I had a problem with the boiler a few weeks after to receiving it and Hay Gain was phenomenal to deal with and had my boiler replaced in days!! The steamer itself is very simple and easy to manage.
    Date published: 2015-08-22
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Works as specified despite major flaws. I purchased this through Smartpak about two months ago, and held off putting up a review until I really had time to use it and get to know the machine. The first thing I will say is that this item drop ships from the manufacturer, and the manufacturer doesn't pay for an upgraded freight truck, so you're going to have to lift the 300 pound piece of equipment off the truck yourself, have a forklift on site, or convince the shipper to bring a properly equipped truck. Now for the flaws in the actual item: 1. No Automatic Shut Off, No Timer: Install a wall timer switch with a qualified electrician. The steamer is just that: a steam generator plugged into a specially outfitted cooler. There is no ability to select the length of the cycle. If you turn the machine on, and do not turn it off, or forget to turn it off, or tell someone else to turn it off and they forget, it will keep running. It will NOT automatically shut off when it runs out of water. In theory I suppose it could ignite. Install a wall timer switch, set the length of time you desire, and use it that way. Safety first. 2. No GFIC: The half bale model will take out a GFIC in about three weeks. Ours is on a separate circuit with a timer switch and no GFIC. 3. Drainage: The drain pan is approximately the size of a Lunchables container. The instructions very clearly say to pour a gallon of water over the hay before steaming. The drain pain doesn't contain even one third of this water, so you see the problem. Make sure this is in an area where you don't mind the floor being VERY wet. 4. Cleaning: There is really no provision for cleaning this thing. The drain hole is the size of a quarter. In order to clean it, you have to tip it over and wash it out. If you do NOT wash it out, the little bits of hay will get under the steamer prongs and actually rot. Even when you do wash it out its going to smell like a pond. And while you're at it, wash underneath it, because it gets pretty swampy down there too. 5. The Lid: Has no handles, and doesn't stay up. If you don't wear the gloves, you will burn yourself. If you reach into the machine, it will close on you. If you lean over, it will hit you in the head. Let me repeat this: Without the gloves you will BE BURNED. Also, let it sit for a while before you open it. That said, and I realize this looks an awful lot like a few other reviews, it really is the only option on the market. It does indeed steam the hay, better if you wet it more before the cycle. We run a cycle of 60 minutes. I have three horses, and we run one cycle at around 11 am for Lunch / Dinner hay and one cycle at around 6 pm for Night / Breakfast hay. They eat at 7, 12:30, 5 and 9. You can easily fit six flakes of hay in there. If you're judicious about packing you can fit nine. You can run a longer cycle (and you will if you forget its on) or a shorter cycle (but not effectively since it takes approximately 20 minutes before the generator begins making steam). If you plan your horses mealtimes well this is a workable machine. If you own your own facility and can have a wall switch installed this is an even more workable machine. If the manufacturer had consulted basically anyone prior to developing this product, it would be really a lot more user friendly. That said, it does indeed operate to specifications, and my gelding has coughed three times in two months since getting the machine, so it is reducing dust and mold in the hay. Also it smells more palatable, although we don't have any picky eaters. Finally, this thing is way over priced. Its basically a steam generator plugged in using some compression hose fittings to a rolling airtight cooler. If you're handy and have some time to plan it out I imagine you could make your own, with a kickstand for the lid, a handle, and a larger drain hole, and maybe even an automatic shut off.
    Date published: 2015-05-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice hay steamer Highly recommend to anyone with senior horses or somewhat dusty hay. I do however wish the drip pan was better.
    Date published: 2015-03-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Lifesaving Alternative to Soaking Hay I bought this steamer about 3 months ago after researching various options for either soaking or steaming hay and am thankful I did since we are experiencing the worst winter in recent memory. The steamer is what it promises to be: in less than an hour it steams to a consistent temperature and makes the hay more palatable for even the horses without respiratory issues. What I don't like is that the very heavy lid will not stay in the open position and if you move the chest, it falls with force. It has crushed my finger and knocked my head until I learned to close it before inserting the drip pan or other jarring activities. The drip pan is useless. It is much too small for the gallon of water recommended for top dressing so I replaced it with an old saute pan. The device also will freeze in cold temps, so you have to guard against this. If the gaskets or hose freeze, the steamer will overheat and shut off. I've resorted to using it in my garage and disconnecting everything at night when extremely cold. I like the wheels and handle for easily moving it about. I have also heard that the steam vents sometimes become clogged with debris, so it is advisable to keep the chest cleaned out. Not always easy in cold temps! Based on the lack of viable alternatives, it is a great help and am glad I bought it. I hope that it will last because there was a suspicious lack of a company guarantee. It is very expensive for something that you would think would be much cheaper to manufacture and distribute.
    Date published: 2015-02-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The horses love it! I've had the steamer for several months, now. It was purchased because of an ill horse. Steaming his hay was recommended by our veterinarian. We now feed steamed hay to all 3 of our horses they enjoy their hay more, since we began steaming. This product is easy to use and seems to be of high quality construction. Buying it through Smartpak saved us a lot on shipping!
    Date published: 2014-08-09
    • y_2017, m_12, d_11, h_21
    • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_2.0.3
    • cp_1, bvpage1
    • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_10
    • loc_en_US, sid_9760, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING)]
    • clientName_smartpak
    • bvseo_sdk, net_sdk, 3.2.0.0
    • CLOUD, getContent, 32ms
    • REVIEWS, PRODUCT

    Q & A

    Healthy Horses  ❤  Happy Riders