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Old June 16th, 2016, 02:36 PM
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So if everything goes according to plan, I'll be pulling the trigger on a project in the next week or so that could land me smack in the mid five figure tap range. If it flies, I'm going to need a way to transport barrels, etc. to bulk market. I'm thinking a 1 ton dually 4x4 with a flatbed and a separate trailer with a GVWR somewhere in the 5-10 ton range. Am I completely and totally off base? Better or worse suggestions?
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Old June 16th, 2016, 05:23 PM
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If you have large quantities of bulk syrup, the buyer will pick them up. I have no idea what that might cost in price paid. On the other hand, a good 1 ton dually with a decent trailer is always a plus.
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Old June 16th, 2016, 08:47 PM
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So if everything goes according to plan, I'll be pulling the trigger on a project in the next week or so that could land me smack in the mid five figure tap range. If it flies, I'm going to need a way to transport barrels, etc. to bulk market. I'm thinking a 1 ton dually 4x4 with a flatbed and a separate trailer with a GVWR somewhere in the 5-10 ton range. Am I completely and totally off base? Better or worse suggestions?
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Sadly, that most likely won't be necessary for a few more years, XY. Now, if it turns out that it's possible to get the additional 20k taps on-line .....

MF, this is why it's good for me to have a sounding board handy. If memory serves, the cost for p/u was .03/gal from one buyer. $400 for them to come pick up is totally worth it when compared to trailer purchase cost, registration, insurance, maintenance, fuel etc. Plus, it's a business expense. So I get the truck and see how that goes. If, at some point in the future, I need more hauling capacity, trailers are easy enough to come by.

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Be sure to update your tap count on your profile once you expand.
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i would think with 5 digit taps you should be able to fill a tractor trailer load in a season, which would mean buyer would directly pick up at your place
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