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    Angry Why is it?

    Why is it that you spend thousands of dollars on new equipment i.e. evaporator, filter press etc. and when you receive them, which you are absolutely lucky to before the season if you order the previous May, that are NO instructions at all! Rant over.
    2021 - 171 taps buckets and tubing, 41 gallons of syrup
    2020 - 225 taps bags and tubing, 45 gallons of syrup
    2019 - 180 taps buckets and bags, 50 gallons of syrup
    Lapierre 2x8 Classic with hood & preheater
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    Agreed, the maple companies are major offenders on that point. Luckily you have this forum and Proctor Maple Research to help. Proctor has many videos and how to write ups to help, and we can usually help, but it certainly can be frustrating the way maple manufacturers fail to print owner's manuals on their equipment.
    Dave Klish about 400 taps, down from much more. Retired from collecting and boiling in 2021. Mostly because of a bad hip.
    2012 Mahindra 36 HP 4x4/ loader/cab/heat/AC:-)
    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
    website: www.cnymaple.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maple River Sugar View Post
    Why is it that you spend thousands of dollars on new equipment i.e. evaporator, filter press etc. and when you receive them, which you are absolutely lucky to before the season if you order the previous May, that are NO instructions at all! Rant over.
    Leader posts their manuals online. Here's the link.

    https://leaderevaporator.com/product-manuals/


    Randy

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    Sounds like you need to use a better dealer. When selling new or used i do a start up, step by step with the new owner unless they are comfortable with the equipment.
    Fred Ahrens
    330-206-1606
    Richards Maple Products
    Ohio CDL sales rep

    dont take life too serious, nobody gets out alive anyways

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