Sunrise 2 X 4 Spitfire model is designed to handle up to 150 taps.
(pictures are from the 2 x 6 model, the 2 x 4 is the same design just shorter)
This wood-fired cooker features 2 x 2 flat finishing pan and a 2 x 2 flue pan with 5” deep flues built into the pan. The flue pan provides approximate 105 " additional cooking surface into the firebox.
The overall cooking surface is 3352 sq. inches. The 2 x 4 Spitfire will process approximately 20 gals of sap per hour.
The capacity may be less based on the type of wood and how attentive the operator is to keep the fire burning consistently.
Compare to others on the market and discover how these Amish made evaporators stack up:
- 20 Gauge 304 welded Stainless Steel used in the pans, most will use 22-24 Gauge, which they do not advertise.
- 14 Gauge galvanized sheet metal used on the sides, most use thinner metal
- Brick lined fireboxes, most will be shipped without firebrick to be added by the customer
- Larger Fireboxes means less filling
- Heavy-duty warp-free Steel fire grate, most will use a lighter steel
- Thicker metal on the firebox for longer life
The firebox measures 16 x 24 and has an ash access door for easy ash removal and draft control. (picture shows firebox construction before the firebrick has been added)
Ash pit is built open bottom so that it does not collect rainwater and create rust out issues. The unit will need to be placed on a solid surface such as a slab or brick pad.
Apply raw sap into evaporator pan, maintain a minimum of 2” of sap in the pan at all times.
Never cook dry!
Start a fire in the firebox maintaining a vigorous fire throughout the evaporation process.
Includes: drain valve, plug, thermometer, starter smoke stack plus two 4' sections, and firebrick lining.
Add optional smokestack roof jack, with storm collar, rope pull cap, and extra 8" x 4' pipe for sugar shack set up using the drop-down boxes.
For the roof jack, we will need to know the roof pitch of the sugar shack and if the roof jack will be on one side or straddle the top of the ridge. Please leave us a message in the comment box at checkout.
Add a float valve, not pictured. Float valve allows you to hook up a direct line from a sugar shack to maintain a constant flow of sap into the cooking process. Make the selection using the drop-down boxes.
Overall weight with firebrick is 600 lbs. Ships F.O.B. on a 3 x 6 skid crated. The factory charges $100 to crate and ready for truck freight.
Shipping is not included in the price. This item will need to be shipped truck freight from Northern Indiana to a business address or a freight terminal in your city, so it is priced F.O.B.
To ship to a business address to most states within the United States with Maple Trees, we estimate the cost is $400 or less plus a $100 crate fee. You may select the shipping estimate and apply a shipping deposit.
You may also select the F.O.B direct shipping quote and we will obtain a quote to a business address in your city.
We will refund the difference of the shipping deposit to you of our actual shipping cost. If the actual cost is higher, we will cover the additional cost up to 10% above the shipping deposit.
If the actual shipping cost is still above this amount, we will contact you for the additional amount or upon your request provide a full refund before processing your order.
We can also arrange for dock pickup at the factory if you are within driving distance to Northern Indiana.
For shipments outside the Continental USA please select F.O.B. and we will obtain a shipping quote.
Additional pictures are of the large wood-fired syrup cooker setup to make syrup. Contact us for these commercial-sized models.