Current Lead Times

By using this resource, you allow us to stay focused on production, so everyone can get their equipment FASTER. When you call us, our staff will reference this same page of information.

To our dismay, we do not have the luxury/manpower to reach out to customers individually. We are doing our best to share our progress on this page.


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Product Lead Times

This color key is used to estimate the fulfillment speed of each product (see below). Timing starts AFTER you receive an order confirmation AND we receive a minimum 20% deposit.

Select A Product Category

Questions? See our Frequently Asked Questions section.

Full Evaporators (Arch + Pan)

Which Evaporator Are You Looking For?


ModelPicked up
(Estimated Time)
Shipped
(Estimated Time)
StarCat +
Flat or Divided Pan

Call ahead

Ships via SpeeDee Delivery or FedEx Ground

ModelPicked up
(Estimated Time)
Shipped
(Estimated Time)
Dauntless +
Flat Pan

Call ahead

Ships via SpeeDee Delivery or FedEx Ground
Dauntless +
Divided Pan

Call ahead

Ships via SpeeDee Delivery or FedEx Ground
Dauntless +
Drop Flue Pan Set

Call ahead. Only while supplies last.

• Do NOT delay. We will stop taking orders for this product soon.
• The additional time required for shipping is dependent on our
White Glove Carrier Routes

SizesPicked up
(Estimated Time)
Shipped
(Estimated Time)
2′ x 6′ or smaller
• We will call you to schedule a pick up time when it is ready.

• The additional time required for shipping is dependent on our
White Glove Carrier Routes
2′ x 8′
• Orders placed in September, 2022 are estimated for January.
• We will call you to schedule a pick up time when it is ready.

• Orders placed after August are not guaranteed for the 2023 maple season.
• The additional time required for shipping is dependent on our
White Glove Carrier Routes.
30″ wide x any lengthNew orders will be fulfilled after the upcoming maple season.
• Orders placed after August, 2022 will be available AFTER the 2023 maple season.
New orders will be fulfilled after the upcoming maple season.
• Orders placed AFTER August, 2022 may be shipped AFTER the 2023 maple season.
• This product will ship with our
White Glove Carriers.

SizesPicked Up
(Estimated Time)
Shipping
(Estimated Time)
2′ x 6′
• We will call you to schedule a pick up time when it is ready.

• The additional time required for shipping is dependent on our
White Glove Carrier Routes
2′ x 8′ or longer
• Orders placed in September, 2022 are estimated for January.
• We will call you to schedule a pick up time when it is ready.

• Orders placed after August are not guaranteed for the 2023 maple season.
• The additional time required for shipping is dependent on our
White Glove Carrier Routes.
30″ wide x any lengthNew orders will be fulfilled after the upcoming maple season.
• Orders placed after August, 2022 will be available AFTER the 2023 maple season.
New orders will be fulfilled after the upcoming maple season.
• Orders placed AFTER August, 2022 may be shipped AFTER the 2023 maple season.
• This product will ship with our
White Glove Carriers.

SizesPicked Up
(Estimated Time)
Shipped
(Estimated Time)
2′ x 6′
• We will call you to schedule a pick up time when it is ready.

• The additional time required for shipping is dependent on our
White Glove Carrier Routes
2′ x 8′ or longer
• Orders placed in September, 2022 are estimated for January.
• We will call you to schedule a pick up time when it is ready.

• Orders placed after August are not guaranteed for the 2023 maple season.
• The additional time required for shipping is dependent on our
White Glove Carrier Routes.
30″ wide x any lengthNew orders will be fulfilled after the upcoming maple season.
• Orders placed after August, 2022 will be available AFTER the 2023 maple season.
New orders will be fulfilled after the upcoming maple season.
• Orders placed AFTER August, 2022 may be shipped AFTER the 2023 maple season.
• This product will ship with our
White Glove Carriers.

SizesPicked Up
(Estimated Time)
Shipped
(Estimated Time)
16″ x 30″
Call ahead

Ships via FedEx Ground or SpeeDee Delivery.
2′ x 4′Waiting for parts.Waiting for parts.

Ships via FedEx Ground or SpeeDee Delivery.

Evaporator Pans

Select your pan model to jump to it.


SizesPicked Up
(Estimated Time)
Shipped
(Estimated Time)
2′ x 4′ or smaller
Call ahead

Ships via FedEx Ground or SpeeDee Delivery.
2′ x 5′ or larger
We will call you to schedule a pick up time when it is ready.

The additional time required for shipping is dependent on our
White Glove Carrier Routes.

ModelsPicked Up
(Estimated Time)
Shipped
(Estimated Time)
Full Pint
We will call you to schedule a pick up time when it is ready.

• When possible this will ship with a White Glove Carrier.
• In some cases, this ships with FedEx Ground or SpeeDee Delivery.
Dauntless Hybrid (Beta Version)
Only while supplies last. Going fast. Please claim yours online.
Hybrid Hobby Pro w/Drain Manifold
(any size)

We will call you to schedule a pick up time when it is ready.

The additional time required for shipping is dependent on our
White Glove Carrier Routes.

Pan Sets

AKA Raised Flue Pan Set or Drop Flue Pan Set

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ModelsPick Up
(Estimated Time)
Shipping
(Estimated Time)
Dauntless Drop Flue Pan Set
Call ahead.
Only while supplies last.

The additional time required for shipping is dependent on our
White Glove Carrier Routes.
High Output Pan Sets (Raised Flue or Drop Flue)
We will call you to schedule a pick up time when it is ready.

The additional time required for shipping is dependent on our
White Glove Carrier Routes.

ModelPick Up
(Estimated Time)
Shipping
(Estimated Time)
Front Pan for Dauntless Pan Set
We will call you to schedule a pick up time when it is ready.

The additional time required for shipping is dependent on our
White Glove Carrier Routes.
Front Pan for a High Output Pan Set
We will call you to schedule a pick up time when it is ready.

The additional time required for shipping is dependent on our
White Glove Carrier Routes.

Arches (AKA Fireboxes)

Select your Arch Model to jump to it.


StarCat Logo

This section is FIREBOX ONLY.

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TypePick Up
(Estimated Time)
Shipped
(Estimated Time)
Boxed
(Default)

Call ahead

Typically ships via SpeeDee Delivery or FedEx Ground.
Preassembled
(Special order)

Call ahead

The additional time required for shipping is dependent on our
White Glove Carrier Routes.

Dauntless Wood-Fired Evaporator

This section is FIREBOX ONLY.

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TypePick Up
(Estimated Time)
Shipped
(Estimated Time)
Boxed
(Default)

Call ahead

Typically ships via SpeeDee Delivery or FedEx Ground.
Preassembled
(Special order)

Call ahead

The additional time required for shipping is dependent on our
White Glove Carrier Routes.

Corsair Wood-Fired Evaporator

This section is FIREBOX ONLY.

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SizePick Up
(Estimated Time)
Shipped
(Estimated Time)
2′ x 6′ or smaller
• We will call you to schedule a pick up time when it is ready.

• The additional time required for shipping is dependent on our
White Glove Carrier Routes
2′ x 8′
• Orders placed in September, 2022 are estimated for January.
• We will call you to schedule a pick up time when it is ready.

• Orders placed after August are not guaranteed for the 2023 maple season.
• The additional time required for shipping is dependent on our
White Glove Carrier Routes.
30″ wide x any lengthNew orders will be fulfilled after the upcoming maple season.
• Orders placed after August, 2022 will be available AFTER the 2023 maple season.
New orders will be fulfilled after the upcoming maple season.
• Orders placed AFTER August, 2022 may be shipped AFTER the 2023 maple season.
• This product will ship with our
White Glove Carriers.

Silverplate Evaporator by Smoky Lake Maple Products - logo

This section is FIREBOX ONLY.

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SizePick Up
(Estimated Time)
Shipped
(Estimated Time)
2′ x 6′ or smaller
• We will call you to schedule a pick up time when it is ready.

• The additional time required for shipping is dependent on our
White Glove Carrier Routes
2′ x 8′
• Orders placed in September, 2022 are estimated for January.
• We will call you to schedule a pick up time when it is ready.

• Orders placed after August are not guaranteed for the 2023 maple season.
• The additional time required for shipping is dependent on our
White Glove Carrier Routes.
30″ wide x any lengthNew orders will be fulfilled after the upcoming maple season.
• Orders placed after August, 2022 will be available AFTER the 2023 maple season.
New orders will be fulfilled after the upcoming maple season.
• Orders placed AFTER August, 2022 may be shipped AFTER the 2023 maple season.
• This product will ship with our
White Glove Carriers.

Liberator Gas or Oil Evaporator

This section is FIREBOX ONLY.

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SizePick Up
(Estimated Time)
Shipped
(Estimated Time)
2′ x 6′ or smaller
• We will call you to schedule a pick up time when it is ready.

• The additional time required for shipping is dependent on our
White Glove Carrier Routes
2′ x 8′
• Orders placed in September, 2022 are estimated for January.
• We will call you to schedule a pick up time when it is ready.

• Orders placed after August are not guaranteed for the 2023 maple season.
• The additional time required for shipping is dependent on our
White Glove Carrier Routes.
30″ wide x any lengthNew orders will be fulfilled after the upcoming maple season.
• Orders placed after August, 2022 will be available AFTER the 2023 maple season.
New orders will be fulfilled after the upcoming maple season.
• Orders placed AFTER August, 2022 may be shipped AFTER the 2023 maple season.
• This product will ship with our
White Glove Carriers.

Gas-Fired Evaporator/Finisher

This section is FIREBOX ONLY.

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SizePick Up
(Estimated Time)
Shipped
(Estimated Time)
16″ x 30″
Call ahead

Ships via FedEx Ground or SpeeDee Delivery.
2′ x 4′Currently waiting for parts to arriveCurrently waiting for parts to arrive.

Ships via FedEx Ground or SpeeDee Delivery.

Evaporator Accessories

NOTE: If these accessories are part of a larger freight order, they will be shipped at the same time as the rest of your freight.

ImageProductPicked Up
(Estimated Time)
Shipped
(Estimated Time)
Smoky Lake Auto Draw-Off ModelsAuto Draw-Off Systems• Simplicities are backordered until November
• Crescendos and Guardians available while supplies last
• Simplicities are backordered until November
• Crescendos and Guardians available while supplies last
Auto Refill Head TankAuto Refill Head Tank
We will call you to schedule pick up when it is ready

• The additional time required for shipping is dependent on our
White Glove Carrier Routes.
Backflip Preheater
We will call you to schedule pick up when it is ready

• The additional time required for shipping is dependent on our
White Glove Carrier Routes.
Mobility OptionsCasters / Wheels / Tires
Call ahead

Ships via FedEx Ground or SpeeDee Delivery.
Concentric Exhaust SystemConcentric Exhaust System
• Available only while our supplies last.
• We must receive confirmed measurements before production can be started.
• Orders placed in September, 2022 are estimated for January.
• We will call you to schedule a pick up time when it is ready.

• Available only while our supplies last.
• The additional time required for shipping is dependent on our
White Glove Carrier Routes.
Feed Pan with Clips Close UpFeed Pan
Call ahead

Ships via FedEx Ground or SpeeDee Delivery.
Inlet Float Box for a High Output Pan Set with Standard ConfigurationFloat Box
• Some models in stock. Others are made to order. Please call ahead.

• Some models in stock. Others are made to order.
• Ships via FedEx Ground or SpeeDee Delivery.
Fitted Hood for a Drop Flue Pan SetHoods
We will call you to schedule pick up when it is ready

• The additional time required for shipping is dependent on our
White Glove Carrier Routes.
StarCat Pan Lid PLUS Feed Pan LidLids
• Call ahead.
• Some sizes are handcrafted regularly. Others are made to order.

• Lids that are 2 x 4 or smaller will ship with SpeeDee Delivery or FedEx Ground.
• We no longer ship 2 x 5 or larger lids unless they are traveling with a pan/evaporator
Stack TopperStack Toppers
• Call ahead.
• 12″ Diameter or smaller are typically in stock.


• 14″ Diameter are made to order and dependent on availability of laser cut parts.

• 12″ Diameter or smaller can travel with SpeeDee Delivery or FedEx Ground and can be turned around quickly.


• 14″ Diameter requires longer production time and must travel via our White Glove Freight Carriers.
Water Jacketed Draw Off TankWater Jacketed Draw-Off Tanks
We will call you to schedule pick up when it is ready

• The additional time required for shipping is dependent on our
White Glove Carrier Routes.
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Filtering and Bottling Equipment

ImageProductPicked Up
(Estimated Time)
Shipped
(Estimated Time)
Steam BottlersSteam Bottler
(All Sizes)

Call ahead.

Ships via FedEx Ground or SpeeDee Delivery.
Filter FInisher BottlerFilter/Finisher/Bottler Pan
Call ahead.

Ships via FedEx Ground or SpeeDee Delivery.
Vacuum Filter Applicator for 16x16 Steam BottlerVacuum Filter Applicator System
(for Steam Bottlers)
Backordered until NovemberBackordered until November
Valve Reducer for the Tomlinson ValveValve Reducers
(for Tomlinson Valves)
Backordered until NovemberBackordered until November
Cone Filter Tank, Orlon Cone Filters and Synthetic Pre-FiltersCone Filter System
Call ahead.

Ships via FedEx Ground or SpeeDee Delivery.
Stainless Steel Filter Press, 6-Filter, Hand PumpStainless Steel Filter Presses
• Call ahead. Select sizes/models are in stock. Others are made to order.

• Some sizes/models may be ready to go. Others will need to be made to order.
• Ships via SpeeDee Delivery or FedEx Ground (unless a White Glove Carrier is readily available).
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Custom Work

New orders will be fulfilled after the upcoming maple season.

The cut off for custom orders is October 1, 2022. This is due to high order volume at this time. Please contact us in May of 2023 if you need a custom item.

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White Glove Carrier Routes

Whenever possible, we ship freight via our White Glove Carrier Network. The following list is what we are planning for at this point in time. Please keep in mind, these routes are still evolving and we are continuing to plan new routes as well! Learn more about Free Freight Shipping.

Launch DateGeneral Route AreaDriver Name
Any Day Now!CanadaWoodcock Brothers
Sept 24, 2022Southern Route
(Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, N. Carolina, W Virginia, Western Pennsylvania, Ohio)
Tom
Oct 21, 2022Michigan Loop
(Lower Michigan and the East side of the Upper Peninsula)
Jayme
Late Oct or Early NovPennsylvania/New YorkTom
Between Thanksgiving and ChristmasEast Coast Loop
(Northern Indiana, Northern Ohio, Northern Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, and potentially Maine)
Larry
PLEASE REVIEW the parameters of our Free freight shipping program and help us ensure a smooth delivery.

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Shipping FAQ


Splitting Shipments

We strive to ship all items on an order(s) together at the same time. In this way, we are able to eliminate any potential confusion related to shipping parts at different times. This policy also helps us offer you the highest accuracy.

That being said, there are sometimes cases where timing is critical and you may desire a split shipment. (“Split shipment” means we would ship in-stock items ahead of backordered items.) You can certainly request a split shipment here. We are here for you and happy to help.

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Pick Up Vs Delivery

Picking up your equipment at Smoky Lake headquarters will often shorten lead times. Smoky Lake also offers a pick up discount on select products.

For freight shipments, there is an extensive amount of planning and additional care required. This takes time. Thank you for your patience. Smoky Lake will contact you when your order has been secured/confirmed on a truck. Our White Glove Carrier Drivers will also reach out to you directly with an estimated arrival time. Please review YOUR responsibilities in our Free Freight Terms to ensure the smoothest delivery possible.

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Ground Shipping Methods

USPS, FedEx Ground, SpeeDee Delivery

The method of shipping depends on the size/weight of your order and the destination address. Our shipping department will determine the carrier after packing your order.

If your shipment requires multiple boxes, it is very possible we could send each box with a different carrier. It is also possible for each box to arrive on different days despite us shipping them all at the same time. We provide tracking numbers so you can track each box.

If you need to request a specific carrier for whatever reason, please indicate this in the ORDER NOTES field when you place your order. We’ll do our best to accommodate. You may be responsible for the difference in shipping cost.

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Expedited Shipping

Overnight or two-day ground shipping can sometimes be accommodated during the summer months upon request. (Please call us at 920-202-4500.) However, we must stick to our standard shipping offerings during our busier months. This allows us to work most efficiently, which is to everyone’s benefit.

For your peace of mind, our standard ground shipping has proven to be very reliable and efficient. To be honest, in many cases, our standard ground shipping ends up being just as fast as the more expensive ”expedited” shipping methods.

That being said, if you are still concerned with timing, we do offer local pick up at our headquarters in Hilbert, WI. Simply select LOCAL PICK UP at check out and contact us at (920) 202-4500 to let us know when you will be here.

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