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Thinking about one of those ATV 30 gallon tanks for hauling sap out next year. Does anyone make on that is FDA approved? I can find a few but even all are the same polyethelyne like my FDA buckets, they are not FDA approved for drinking water. Are they safe for sap? Getting tired of all the pails on the ATV racks. Trailer is impractical in my woods.
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Old April 6th, 2015, 10:34 AM
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I use a 110 gallon tank but not on my ATV. I use a Yutrax ATV trailer. Works great and can get through about anywhere. So much better than my tractor and trailer.

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Randy I have a Polaris 500 Sportsmen and with the rear springs cranked to the high setting My ATV is loaded with a 26 Gallon weed sprayer on the back rack. I also have a hitch rack I use in a pinch and you lose all steering with the load on. Now if I had two tanks one on front and back it would handle it. Remember the words incidental contact when it comes to hauling verses storage.
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Old April 6th, 2015, 06:52 PM
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We have been using two, 35 gallon leg tanks on each of our Suzuki quad-runners for years, the tanks are strapped to the racks, works very well, you get 70 gallons of sap out of the woods per trip.

Don't know about the tanks being foodgrade, but like Chuck says, the sap is only in these tanks for a very short time. We clean these tanks periodically with the light bleach solution and a triple rinse.
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I use a 35 gallon leg tank on the back and built a box that holds four 5 gallon containers. I also pull a 100 gallon tank on a 40 by 48 inch trailer in one woods. I added some atv tires to the trailer for the mud and had no problems.
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Just another option to consider. Polaris 500 Sportsman with a Polar Trailer. Norwesco 65 gallon tank. If your ATV can get there, this trailer can too. Hauls up to 1500 lbs.


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I have a 30 gallon RV water tank on my ATV. They are rectangular and fit perfect on the ATV's racks. And yes they are food grade!
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This is what I am using.
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Bob B I like it. It has all the things I like Trailer. Tanks, more tanks and its overloaded to boot.
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Thanks guys. This is food for thought. I'll post what I come up with.
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