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Old June 11th, 2016, 08:59 PM
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Default goose neck trailer

After using a 3/4 ton Ford pick-up diesel to haul 1 275 gal tote, plus pull a 2990 GVW trailer to haul another I upgraded to a 16' goose neck trailer, changed the old badly rusted p/u box, put on an aluminum flat bed with goose neck hitch under a lift plate, huge improvement. While I can carry 4 totes on my 14,000# trailer, I only needed 2 this year for sap and I carried a 3rd with permeate to wash the tanks. Each time I finished pumping a tank, I turned the sap pump (Honda WX15, 1.5" pump) around, connected it to my permeate tote (I only filled it to about 100-125 gal), connected an onboard hose/spray nozzle and washed the tank before running the vacuum again for more sap. This made it real nice, and easy. If I had enough taps to haul from I could haul 1 more 275 gal tote.
This was far better than my old set up.
1320 taps on vacuum, 2015, 700 in 2016, 750 for 2017,
up to 850 in 2018
2012 Mahindra tractor/cab/loader/AC
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