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    Default wanted, used filter press

    I have a small hobby operation 60 taps or so, looking for a used hand or motor drivin filter press. I only produce about 5 to 6 gal of finished syrup a year so im looking for a low cost filter solution. currently using cone filters. any advise? thanks joe

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    If want to buy a filter press post a wanted ad in the classifieds section but I don't see why you want to spend least 800 bucks on one when a lot of people who do more than that in one day dont have a press you are much better off using the cone filters or flat filters.

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    mm,
    I have filtered almost 250 gallons the past three years through a flat filter. A filter press for 5-6 gallons is overkill.
    1000 taps on vacuum back down to 105 buckets
    2x7 A&A Raised Flue
    CDL 12" vacuum filter
    2019 Kawasaki Mule Pro MX Sap Hauler
    Past evaporators: Phaneuf 2x6, A&A 2.5x10, Smoky Lake 2x8 (oil then wood fired)
    Syrup made 2010:36 gal 2011:126 gal 2012:81 gal 2013:248 gal 2014: 329.5 gal 2015:305 gal 2016:316 gal 2017:258 gal 2018:147 gal 2019:91 gal 2020: 30 gal
    Tapping the same trees my great, great and great grandfathers tapped.

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    Change over to flat filters. You get a lot of syrup through one before it clogs up. The one I used to use was 16" x 16". That would be too big for what you produce but you could probably build a smaller one that will do what you want it to better than the cones do. Even a 5" filter press would be too much for what you produce in one boil.
    Russ

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    If you want a filter press and a good one you can find one here. http://www.sugarbush.info/forsale/sh...er-press&cat=9 Daryl's presses have had nothing but great reviews from people who own one.

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    Hey Thanks Rusty, I go over to sugarbush often and i guess i didn't notice the classifieds. I thought someone told me that his press was on the classifieds here. I almost went blind looking for it. Man its hard to follow the classifieds here not sure what i am looking at half the time with pictures of different stuff all over the place. I guess this place was made for people with younger eyes than mine.

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    Filter press is the most commonly used filtration equipment in industries today. There are different types of filter presses suitable for different types of process requirements.

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    They're making maple syrup in the U.K?
    1000 taps on vacuum back down to 105 buckets
    2x7 A&A Raised Flue
    CDL 12" vacuum filter
    2019 Kawasaki Mule Pro MX Sap Hauler
    Past evaporators: Phaneuf 2x6, A&A 2.5x10, Smoky Lake 2x8 (oil then wood fired)
    Syrup made 2010:36 gal 2011:126 gal 2012:81 gal 2013:248 gal 2014: 329.5 gal 2015:305 gal 2016:316 gal 2017:258 gal 2018:147 gal 2019:91 gal 2020: 30 gal
    Tapping the same trees my great, great and great grandfathers tapped.

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