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    Hi Everyone,
    We're just small time, 80 or so buckets. I have a 65 gallon poly leg tank in the bed of a pickup that we use for transporting sap back to our shack. We have a 150 gallon sump bottom poly tank sitting up on what was a fuel barrel stand. We'll need to pump sap from the bed of the truck to the top of the 150 gallon tank, maybe 12 ft. off the ground. Could someone recommend a pump? We do have access to electric for the pump. Thanks in advance! Ted

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    Honda makes a little 1.5" pump. Works great we pump sap 2000' with it.

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    With electric available I'd suggest a SS sprinkler pump in 1 HP. I use this one https://www.northerntool.com/shop/to...1411_200311411
    However, if you will also need a pump to move sap when you have no electricity, look at a Honda WX10 or WX15.
    Dave Klish about 1320 taps in '15, doing fewer each year, about 450 planned for 2020 (and after?)
    2012 Mahindra 36 HP 4x4/ loader/cab/heat/AC:-)
    added a gooseneck equipment trailer and F350 to tow it to haul more sap
    3x8 raised flue evaporator
    250 GPH converted to electric, RO by Ray Gingerich
    6.32 KW solar system, 1.48KW is battery backed up, all net metered
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    website: www.cnymaple.com

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    Thanks guys! Maple flats: its on my Christmas list. Ted

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    Have them watch for sales, it seems to go on sale about 4 or 5 times a year.
    Dave Klish about 1320 taps in '15, doing fewer each year, about 450 planned for 2020 (and after?)
    2012 Mahindra 36 HP 4x4/ loader/cab/heat/AC:-)
    added a gooseneck equipment trailer and F350 to tow it to haul more sap
    3x8 raised flue evaporator
    250 GPH converted to electric, RO by Ray Gingerich
    6.32 KW solar system, 1.48KW is battery backed up, all net metered
    http://s1041.photobucket.com/albums/...anssugarhouse/
    website: www.cnymaple.com

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    I'll let them know, thanks again! Any suggestion as to what hose/ tubing and connectors I should use? Ted

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    I"m a fan of the honda pumps too. I've had the WX15 for a while now and it just works.
    Josh

    2009 - 370 on vacuum and 16 buckets
    2010 - 377 on high vac.
    2011 - 590 on high vac.
    2012 - 620 on high vac., 170 buckets, 110 on gravity tubing
    2013 - 830 mine + 800-1000 from others
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    I like the RULE brand bilge pumps, 12 volt, quiet, small, submersible, and pretty much bullet proof. get a 3000 gph and you will never look back! Plug it in the truck to transfer sap into the truck or place it in the truck tank to pump sap to your elevated tank. Put some cam locks on the required connections.
    Regards,
    Chris
    Casbohm Maple and Honey
    640 ish roadside taps
    3x10 King, WRU & preheater, AOF [TRS] and AUF
    SIRO Filter Press.
    2015 Ford F250 PSD sap hauler
    One hives of bees
    One Golden named Maggie Cat named Lucy
    Too many Cub Cadets
    Ford Jubilee and several Allis WD's, and IH tractors

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