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    Quote Originally Posted by BAP View Post
    Most new tanks are in the $2.25-2.50 per gallon range, long ways from $1-1.50 per gallon
    I purchased a brand new 2000 last year and a 3000 gallon this year. Both were set up just as i wanted and for a whole lot less than you're assuming.


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    Ken & Sherry
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    2017 - 13 gallons on 65 taps (12 buckets, rest 3/16), 2x4 flat bottom, modified cargo box sugarhouse
    2018 - 90 gallons on 418 taps (gravity lines), Leader 30"x10' Vortex Arch & Max Raised Flue with Rev Syrup Pan, New Sugarhouse
    2019 - Burned through alot more money: heated kitchen, 2x2,000 and 375 gal ss sap tanks, CDL1200 RO, Bauch Vac Pump, More taps, etc., etc., etc.
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    I'll bite on this one a little. I purchased a 1450 gallon CDL tank this season for 1900.00 it was 5x10x5 roughly in size.
    Also purchased a LaPierre Tank for that is 1580 gallons for 2100.00, that one is 5x12x50" so yes Ken is on the Money, you can in a way over pay for Dairy tanks if your not careful, if you want a covered tank that you have to get inside to clean than bulk tanks are great, also they are insulated which is a bonus. But when you start going up in size the bulk tanks are not necessarily cheaper than a made for Maple sap tank.

    I Personally am getting away from Bulk Dairy Tanks because of the Hassle to clean them probably. I did keep one 1000 gallon for permeate.
    Last edited by n8hutch; 02-10-2020 at 02:41 PM.
    Nate Hutchins
    Nate & Kate's Maple
    2018 1000 taps?
    20x36 sugarhouse
    CDL 600gph RO
    Franken evaporator, lapierre arch, smokylake pans and a leader hood with pre-heater.
    A wife and 2 kids.

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    The point of my original post is that specifying the tank to your sugaring operations rather than adjusting the operations to the tank will bring even greater value. And, you might find that the price isn't as bad as you expect. As a minimum, one should check with their dealer on a tank quote before purchasing a used tank. Doing so allows you to better appreciate the "value" of a used tank and to evaluate whether the new tank makes sense.

    So for N8Hutch's purchases the cost per gallon was $1.31/gal and $1.33/gal. I'm not going to reveal my pricing online but I did even better which is expected for larger tanks.
    Ken & Sherry
    Williston, VT

    2017 - 13 gallons on 65 taps (12 buckets, rest 3/16), 2x4 flat bottom, modified cargo box sugarhouse
    2018 - 90 gallons on 418 taps (gravity lines), Leader 30"x10' Vortex Arch & Max Raised Flue with Rev Syrup Pan, New Sugarhouse
    2019 - Burned through alot more money: heated kitchen, 2x2,000 and 375 gal ss sap tanks, CDL1200 RO, Bauch Vac Pump, More taps, etc., etc., etc.
    https://www.facebook.com/pumpkinhillmaple/

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    Quote Originally Posted by BAP View Post
    Most new tanks are in the $2.25-2.50 per gallon range, long ways from $1-1.50 per gallon
    Only if your shopping at leader!! I was amazed at the open house prices at lapierre and d&g. 1-1.50 a gallon new!!
    Had 1500s for 1800$....if your paying over 2$ you'd better shop around because you'll save a few bucks
    Last edited by blissville maples; 02-10-2020 at 08:50 PM.
    18x30 sugarshack
    3500 taps high vac
    3x10 inferno with steampan
    7'' wes fab filter press
    D&G 1000
    300&400 gal stainless concentrate tank
    1-2500
    3-1550's
    4-275's
    more taps to come in '19

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