I think its best use is harvesting berries. It is basically the midgame trike, although i like the trike more with combat. The stego has a slow attack, but is has a large hitrange, and so it harvests lots of berries at once. It also has a decent carrying capacity. I suggest to upgrade weight and melee.
Once you manage to sit through the tame, these things can be absolutely amazing for gathering berries.
You'll need two people, a quetzal, and your shiny new stego.
Have one person on the quetz, one on the stego, and have the quetzal pick up the stego in its big chicken feet.
The quetz may now fly around, very close to the ground, and the stego can swing to get constant berries.
Don't spam the "swing" button, or you won't gather anything. Wait until the swing animation is over, and then tap it again.
When the quetzal is encumbered, they can drop the stego to regain stamina, the person on the stego can drop the undesired goodies, and you can go off again.
Can everybody posting tips stop assuming that every body reading these have strong fliers like quetzal and tapajaras because some people don’t. I’m a low level beach bob who’s only flier is one lvl 50 ptera that I am still making a saddle for.