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    Quote Originally Posted by 220 maple View Post
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    I met some Amish that had came to the tubing seminar in Somerset County, Pa. They picked up their new RO while they was there, a 1000 gal a hour unit. They needed it pretty bad for their 7000 tap operation in southern Kentucky. Yeah Sugar maples! South of the Mason-Dixon, Don't tell Al Gore it may ruin his global warming gig.

    Mark 220 Maple
    Were they Amish or Mennonites big difference. Both same religion just different way of doing it.
    maybe 50 taps for 2011
    Finally ready to boil when I get enough sap
    I just might be crazy.( make that I know I am)
    Trees all tapped except the ones with 5 feet of snow.
    Enough rabbits to keep Elmer busy..

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    Mennonites were the first thing that popped in my head as well. They like modern technology and running water.
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    There are several of the Amish maple producers in this area that have RO's. They take the electric motors off and run them with a hydraulic motor.
    Jeremy
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    22000 taps on vacuum and counting
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    Stupid guestion how do they run the hydralic's. Lived around them my whole life also and never could figure out all the rules. Except courting day was Sunday afternoon.
    maybe 50 taps for 2011
    Finally ready to boil when I get enough sap
    I just might be crazy.( make that I know I am)
    Trees all tapped except the ones with 5 feet of snow.
    Enough rabbits to keep Elmer busy..

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    The ones i've seen are run by a diesel engine driving a hydraulic pump. As a matter of fact, the local dealer for maple supplies is Amish and does a great job at it. He is a dealer for Leader, and has a large inventory and also buys bulk syrup as well.
    Jeremy
    Buffalo Creek Sugar Camp
    Somerset County, PA
    22000 taps on vacuum and counting
    4x14 Leader Max pans oil fired with steam-away, 2-1000gph RO's, 2-4000gph RO's

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    Buffalo Creek sugar Camp; You have to be talking about "Henry"

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    Jim, Yes i was talking about Henry. Do you come down this way to buy supplies?
    Jeremy
    Buffalo Creek Sugar Camp
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    22000 taps on vacuum and counting
    4x14 Leader Max pans oil fired with steam-away, 2-1000gph RO's, 2-4000gph RO's

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    Buffalo Creek sugar ;Sorry I do not come that far down but we deal with a real close friend of his in Coudersport ,Brian Ianson. He and Henry buy alot of supplies and equipment together to get agood price.and he passes on to his customers.

    Jim
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    Only in PA. could you have a name like Coudersport. So far that groundhog isn't going to hibernate if the weather don't change some what.
    maybe 50 taps for 2011
    Finally ready to boil when I get enough sap
    I just might be crazy.( make that I know I am)
    Trees all tapped except the ones with 5 feet of snow.
    Enough rabbits to keep Elmer busy..

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    KenWP; You must mean "Punxsatawney" that is were the weather groundhog lives!!(LOL)

    Jim
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