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Gazeeka Model 180s Moisture Gauge


The all new Model 180 moisture sensing platform for small square balers, available with numerous options for mounting and tractor cabin integration.

• Bale without stopping to check moisture levels
• Audible alarm for high moisture levels
• Know potential wet spots as you bale
• Displays: Instantaneous, Maximum (Peak) and Average moisture.

World’s first small square microwave moisture gauge.

If using a 180s with a large steamer, please also add the 180 Cable Assembly – Steamer to Terminal and the 180 Cable Assembly – Antenna to Steamer to your order.

Gazeeka Model 180s Moisture Gauge


  • Bale without stopping to check moisture levels.
  • Audible alarm for high moisture levels.
  • Displays: Instantaneous, Maximum (Peak) and Average moisture.

High Performance

Moisture content measured accurately and reliably. Based on total moisture (as oven dried), in cured hay.

Proven Technology

Successfully operated in the hay (large square), cotton industry and in coal and minerals for 25+ years, where the precision is typically 0.3% to 0.5%.

For the Model 180, precision can be expected to be ± 1.2% on cured hay.


Very low energy – high frequency electromagnetic waves are transmitted between two antennae positioned in a non-contact configuration for ease of operation. The measuring “area” is approximately 6” square right through the bale, at power levels less than the standards set for mobile phones.


The two antennae are mounted on the baler so as to analyse the hay bale as it exits the baler. The LCD moisture display unit is mounted in the tractor cabin, providing updates every few seconds.


Calibrated for cured hay. Small square balers only.


Parameter units Value


Moisture range % as received 8 to 25
Repeatability % moisture as received * 0.5
Precision % moisture as received * 1.2
Hay temperature degrees Fahrenheit 50 to 110

* at one standard deviation

The Model 180 is only calibrated for cured hay. Using this instrument on silage is not recommended. Note the limits of operation in section 1.3.


Protection IP IP55 (NEMA 4)
Humidity % relative humidity 0 to 100 non condensing
Vibration G’s 10 to 100 Hz, 0.5mm 0 to 2.5
Shock G’s 3 times in 3 directions 5
Temperature degrees Fahrenheit 32 to 115


6 Watts (500 mA at 12V)
Maximum disconnect voltage Volts 30V (load dumping)
(for 500 milliseconds)

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