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    Default New to me sap hauler

    After a few years of hauling with a 500 cc 4 wheeler and/or 1939 john deere B, hauling sap should no longer be my weak point. I picked up a used Kubota L2900, 4wd, loader, 900 hours. I'm pretty stoked. A minor hydraulic oil leak and one front tire is on backwards, but those are easily fixable.

    Obviously this will get used for more than just sap, but sap season just got better.



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    That looks like it will do the trick. Nice to see it has Ag tires vs. Industrial, because they do better in the mud and snow. Have fun!
    Gary
    16' X 24' Sugarhouse
    2' X 6' Leader Inferno Arch with Revolution Raised-Flue Pans, Smoky Lake preheater and hood
    Deer Run Maple gas-powered 250 RO
    WesFab 7" filter press
    Kubota 1100 RTV with tracks and 125 gallon tank for transporting sap
    600+ taps on gravity and vacuum
    Very supportive wife who is the best coworker
    http://mapletrader.com/community/sho...ing-Sugarhouse

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    Congratulations, nice find!
    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/
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    You are going to like the Kubota. I had one but downsiized when we sold the farm, kind of wishing I hadn't sold it now.

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    Yup, nothing like owning a tractor. I sold my four wheeler to buy a SxS, sold that to buy the tractor. Now I have all three and each are extremely useful in their own right. None are brand new but if taken care of they’ll last forever and serve you well.


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    2019 - First season ever
    -Homemade 275 gallon oil drum arch
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    -Season Total: 7.5 gallons - pulled taps after running out of firewood and time
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    Congrats! You're gonna love it. I have one of the little Kubota tractors and am amazed at what it can do.
    16x24 Old School Sugar House
    Mason 2x3 Evaporator
    Kubota BX sap hauler
    2018 - 8 taps on buckets
    2019 - building the shack...just 1 tap
    2020 - planning 25-35 taps on buckets

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