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Old August 22nd, 2012, 09:17 PM
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has anyone thought of putting there RO on a trailer and renting it out to people? just bring it over to there sugar house every couple days and let them use it? and it would help out with the cost of buying one, you would make money back quicker and eventually make a profit. me and my dad thought it would be a good idea, something i could do then i get to that point but dont need to run it long everyday
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Old August 22nd, 2012, 10:30 PM
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Using the RO is the easy part its the proper maintaince that is the key to its longevity. You would need to have permeate tanks for washing and proper power to keep it running right.
Now could you show up with a big gas powered unit and process sap yea but you still need time to wash it down with enough stored permeate. I say have them bring the sap to you and you control the entire operation. start a tank farm and run it 24-7
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Old August 22nd, 2012, 10:49 PM
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I would not be interested in renting an RO but I sure wish they would take payments. As of right now you have to give 50% down and the other 50% in 30 day's. I really need to buy something but not sure if I can swing it for the up coming season. I'm in the process of buying another parcel of land so money is getting tight.

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Old August 23rd, 2012, 09:02 AM
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haynes i never thought of it that way, but then you would have the variable of if its worth it for them to haul the sap to you? it would still be worth doing it that way i would think, but what if i had an enclosed trailer or box truck, put the ro in that and had a cage tank or 2? and just used the tanks at the place i bring it?
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Old August 23rd, 2012, 09:28 AM
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Gentlemen; Here is what worked for us-We knew we need an RO and could not afford one. Went to the bank and borrowed the money on a unsecured personal loan.told my banker I wanted it for as long as I could have is for and least amount per month. and let the business make the payment.I just paid the last payment on Monday as we just borrowed another $6,000 to put a new metal roof on the sugarhouse,again letting the business make the payments. 5-6000 will only cost you around $100 per month for 5 years. Most folks not all, who are planning to buy an RO should be generating at least $100 per month.
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Old August 23rd, 2012, 10:29 AM
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Good business advice and information for us pikers.
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I have on my list to purchase a new/used RO in 2013. I should think the price of these should come down a bit as the market gets saturated and technology moves forward. With only 150 to 200 taps cost may exceed desire!
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