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

The below color key is used to estimate the current average fulfillment speed of each product. It is not a guarantee. Timing starts AFTER you receive an order confirmation AND we receive a minimum 20% deposit. Timing of freight shipping is impacted by our Freight Routes and your location.

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Questions? See our Frequently Asked Questions section.

Full Evaporators (Arch + Pan)f

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

• Existing stock sold out on 10/30/22. Next batch should be through production late November or early December.

• We will call you when your order is ready for pick up.

• Existing stock sold out on 10/30/22. Next batch should be through production late November or early December.

•Ships via SpeeDee Delivery or FedEx Ground
Dauntless +
Divided Pan

• Existing stock sold out on 10/30/22. Next batch should be through production late November or early December.

• We will call you when your order is ready for pick up.

• Existing stock sold out on 10/30/22. Next batch should be through production late November or early December.

•Ships via SpeeDee Delivery or FedEx Ground
Dauntless +
NEW All-In-One Hybrid Pan

• Existing stock sold out on 10/30/22. Next batch should be through production late November or early December.

• We will call you when your order is ready for pick up.

• Existing stock sold out on 10/30/22. Next batch should be through production late November or early December.

• The additional time required for shipping is dependent on our
White Glove Carrier Routes
Dauntless +
Drop Flue Pan Set

SOLD OUT AS OF 10/9/22.
• SOLD OUT
• If you purchased before 10/10/22, ship time is dependent on our
White Glove Carrier Routes

SizesPicked up
(Estimated Time)
Shipped
(Estimated Time)
2′ x 6′ or smaller
Full Evaporator

• 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′
Full Evaporator

• Orders placed in September, 2022 are estimated for January.
• We will call you to schedule a pick up time when it is ready.
New orders will be fulfilled after the upcoming maple season.

• The additional time required for shipping is dependent on our
White Glove Carrier Routes.
30″ wide x any length
Full Evaporator
New 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′
Full Evaporator
New orders will be fulfilled after the upcoming maple season.
• Orders placed AFTER October 24 can lock in best pricing now for summer/fall 2023 fulfillment.

• Orders placed BEFORE October 25 are on track for average 4 months fulfillment.

•We will call you to schedule a pick up time when it is ready.
New orders will be fulfilled after the upcoming maple season.
• Orders placed PRIOR TO October are on track for delivery for the 2023 maple season.

• The additional time required for shipping is dependent on our
White Glove Carrier Routes
2′ x 8′ or longer
Full Evaporator
New orders will be fulfilled after the upcoming maple season.
• Orders placed AFTER October 24 can lock in best pricing now for summer/fall 2023 fulfillment.
• Orders placed BEFORE October 25 are on track for average 4 months fulfillment.
• Orders placed in September, 2022 are estimated for January.
• We will call you to schedule a pick up time when it is ready.
New orders will be fulfilled after the upcoming maple season.
• Orders placed PRIOR TO August are on track for delivery for the 2023 maple season.

• The additional time required for shipping is dependent on our
White Glove Carrier Routes.
30″ wide x any length
Full Evaporator
New 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′
Full Evaporator

(OIL BURNING)
• We will call you to schedule a pick up time when it is ready.

New orders will be fulfilled after the upcoming maple season.
(GAS-FIRED)
• We will need to order a burner special just for you. Hence, we are unable to estimate that timing here.

(OIL BURNING)
• The additional time required for shipping is dependent on our
White Glove Carrier Routes

New orders will be fulfilled after the upcoming maple season.
(GAS-FIRED)
• We will need to order a burner special just for you. Hence, we are unable to estimate that timing here.
2′ x 8′ or longer
Full Evaporator

(OIL BURNING)
• Orders placed in September, 2022 are estimated for January.
• We will call you to schedule a pick up time when it is ready.

New orders will be fulfilled after the upcoming maple season.
(GAS-FIRED)
• We will need to order a burner special just for you. Hence, we are unable to estimate that timing here.
New orders will be fulfilled after the upcoming maple season.
• Orders placed PRIOR TO August are on track for delivery for 2023 maple season.
• The additional time required for shipping is dependent on our
White Glove Carrier Routes.
30″ wide x any length
Full Evaporator
New 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″
Full Evaporator

Call ahead

Ships via FedEx Ground or SpeeDee Delivery.
2′ x 4′
Full Evaporator

We will call you when your order is ready for pick up.

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.

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
Path of Sap in a Full Pint with Dividers

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 – NEW!

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.
Hybrid Hobby Pro w/Drain Manifold
(any size)

Sap Map 2x6 Hybrid Pro

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

• Orders prior to 11/28/22 had been estimated at 4 months.
• 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 SetNew orders will be fulfilled after the upcoming maple season.
Sold out.
New orders will be fulfilled after the upcoming maple season.
• Sold out.
• If you purchased before we sold out, your fulfillment time is dependent on our
White Glove Carrier Routes.
High Output Pan Sets (Raised Flue or Drop Flue)
• Select sizes may be available sooner. Call for availability.

• Orders placed prior to 11/28/22 had been estimated at 4 months.

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

• Orders placed prior to 11/28/22 were estimated at 4 months.

• The additional time required for shipping is dependent on our
White Glove Carrier Routes. Pick up will be inherently faster.

ModelPick Up
(Estimated Time)
Shipping
(Estimated Time)
Dauntless Wood-Fired Evaporator
Front Pan for Dauntless Pan Set

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

Typically ships via FedEx Ground or SpeeDee Delivery.
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.
Badgerland Mapleworks
Badgerland™ Front Replacement Pans

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

• A 2′ x 2′ pan ships via FedEx Ground or SpeeDee Delivery.
• Anything larger than 2′ x 2′ would ship via our White Glove Carrier Network

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 late December
• Crescendos are sold out. Not accepting new orders at this time.
• Guardians available while supplies last
• Simplicities are backordered until late December
• Crescendos are sold out. Not accepting new orders at this time.
• Guardians available while supplies last
Auto Refill Head TankAuto Refill Head Tank
• Orders placed prior to 11/28/22 were estimated 2 months lead time.

• We will call you to schedule pick up when it is ready
New orders will be fulfilled after the upcoming maple season.
• Orders placed AFTER September, may be shipped AFTER the 2023 maple season
• 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
SIZES: 2×4 Hybrid OR 2×6 Pan Set:

• These sizes can be shipped via FedEx Ground or SpeeDee Delivery.
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SIZES: 2×8 Pan Set
New orders will be fulfilled after the upcoming maple season.
• Orders placed AFTER Sept may be shipped AFTER the 2023 maple season.
• 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.
New orders will be fulfilled after the upcoming maple season.
• Orders placed AFTER September, may be shipped AFTER the 2023 maple season.
• 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
• In many cases we are able to turn around within a month.
• We will call you to schedule pick up when it is ready
New orders will be fulfilled after the upcoming maple season.
• Orders placed AFTER September may be shipped AFTER the 2023 maple season.
• Shipping time 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
Peak Roof Jack with CollarRoof JacksNew orders will be fulfilled after the upcoming maple season.
• Orders taken BEFORE Oct 25 will be fulfilled before the end of the year.

• We do have parts to build a few select sizes in-house. If we already have parts, we will need 1 – 2 months lead time for production.

• Orders taken AFTER Oct 25, if we do not already have parts for the specs you request, your order will be produced AFTER the 2023 maple season.
New orders will be fulfilled after the upcoming maple season.
• Orders taken BEFORE Oct 25 will be fulfilled before the end of the year.

• Orders taken AFTER Oct 25 will be produced AFTER the 2023 maple season unless we already happen to have parts in-house.

• Additional time required for shipping is dependent on our
White Glove Carrier Routes.
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.

New orders will be fulfilled after the upcoming maple season.
• 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
New orders will be fulfilled after the upcoming maple season.
• Orders placed PRIOR to October are on track for delivery for the 2023 season.
• 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

EXCEPTION: Our 12 x 12 Electric Steam Bottlers are currently at a 1-month Lead Time.

Call ahead.

EXCEPTION: Our 12 x 12 Electric Steam Bottlers are currently at a 1-month Lead Time.

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 late DecemberBackordered until late December
Valve Reducer for the Tomlinson ValveValve Reducers
(for Tomlinson Valves)
Backordered until late DecemberBackordered until late December
Water-Jacketed BottlerWater Jacketed Bottler
New orders will be fulfilled after the upcoming maple season.
• Orders placed AFTER October 16 may not be guaranteed for the 2022 season. Bottlers are now listed as “Backordered” because our existing stock has been spoken for.

• Orders that were placed BEFORE the cut off had been produced with average 4 month lead time.
New orders will be fulfilled after the upcoming maple season.
• Orders placed AFTER October 16 may not be guaranteed for the 2022 season.

• Orders placed BEFORE the cut off had been produced with average 4 month lead time.

• Ships via FedEx Ground or SpeeDee Delivery unless part of a larger freight order.
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
• Select sizes/models are in stock. Call to see what is available immediately.

• Select sizes/models are in stock. Call to see what is available immediately.

• 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 that is not listed on our website.

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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
Late November —
Deliveries currently in progress
East Coast Loop
(Northern Indiana, Northern Ohio, Northern Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine)
Larry
January or FebruaryWisconsin / Minnesota LoopJayme
Please consider picking up at Smoky Lake headquarters for fastest fulfillment!
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 any items which require more patience.) 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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