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)

Which Evaporator Are You Looking For?


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


• Same day. Please call ahead

• Lead time reduced to less than 7 days on 2/28/24!
• Typically ships via SpeeDee Delivery or FedEx Ground

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



• Same day. Please call ahead

• Lead time reduced to less than 7 days on 2/28/24!
• Typically ships via SpeeDee Delivery or FedEx Ground.
Dauntless +
Divided Pan



• Same day. Please call ahead

• Lead time reduced to less than 7 days on 2/28/24!
• Typically ships via SpeeDee Delivery or FedEx Ground
Dauntless +
NEW All-In-One Hybrid Pan


• In some cases, we may be able to provide this same day. Please call ahead.

• Lead time reduced on 2/28/24!
• This is a freight item. Please provide a non-rural commercial address to eliminate any delays.

SizesPicked up
(Estimated Time)
Shipped
(Estimated Time)
Full Evaporator,
2×6 or smaller

• Select models are immediately available while stock lasts:
2×6 Raised Flue SSR, 2×5 Raised Flue Std, 2×4 Divided Pan.

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

• Lead time reduced on 2/28/24!
• This is a freight item. Please provide a non-rural commercial address to eliminate any delays.
Full Evaporator,
2×8 or larger

• 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 1/3/24 are on hold until after the 2024 maple season.
• Order now to lock in best pricing.

SizesPicked Up
(Estimated Time)
Shipping
(Estimated Time)
Full Evaporator,
2×6 Size

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

• Lead time reduced on 2/28/24!
• This is a freight item. Please provide a non-rural commercial address to eliminate any delays.
Full Evaporator,
Larger than 2×6

• 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 1/3/24 are on hold until after the 2024 maple season.
• Order now to lock in best pricing.

SizesPicked Up
(Estimated Time)
Shipped
(Estimated Time)
Full Evaporator,
2×6 Size

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

• Lead time reduced on 2/28/24!
• This is a freight item. Please provide a non-rural commercial address to eliminate any delays.
Full Evaporator,
Larger than 2×6

• 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 1/3/24 are on hold until after the 2024 maple season.
• Order now to lock in best pricing.

SizesPicked Up
(Estimated Time)
Shipped
(Estimated Time)
Any size,
Full Evaporator

• Same day. Please call ahead.

• Lead time reduced to less than 7 days on 2/28/24!
• Typically ships via SpeeDee Delivery or FedEx Ground.

Evaporator Pans

Select your pan model to jump to it.


SizesPicked Up
(Estimated Time)
Shipped
(Estimated Time)
2′ x 4′ or smaller
• Same day. Please call ahead

• Lead time reduced to less than 7 days on 2/28/24!
• Typically ships via SpeeDee Delivery or FedEx Ground
2′ x 5′ or larger
• We will call you to schedule a pick up time when it is ready.

• Lead time reduced on 2/28/24!
• This is a freight item. Please provide a non-rural commercial address to eliminate any delays.

SizesPicked Up
(Estimated Time)
Shipped
(Estimated Time)
Smoky Lake
2′ x 4′ or smaller

• Same day. Please call ahead.

• Lead time reduced to less than 7 days on 2/28/24!
• Ships via FedEx Ground or SpeeDee Delivery.
Smoky Lake
2′ x 5′ or larger

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

• Lead time reduced on 2/28/24!
• This is a freight item. Please provide a non-rural commercial address to eliminate any delays.

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.

• Ships with FedEx Ground or SpeeDee Delivery.
Dauntless Hybrid – NEW!

Please call ahead. In some cases, this may be available same day.

• Lead time reduced on 2/28/24!
• This is a freight item. Please provide a non-rural commercial address to eliminate any delays.
Hybrid Hobby Pro w/Drain Manifold
(any size)

Sap Map 2x6 Hybrid Pro

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

• Lead time reduced on 2/28/24!
• This is a freight item. Please provide a non-rural commercial address to eliminate any delays.

Pan Sets

AKA Raised Flue Pan Set or Drop Flue Pan Set

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ModelsPick Up
(Estimated Time)
Shipping
(Estimated Time)
2′ wide,
High Output
RAISED FLUE

OR
DROP FLUE
Pan Sets

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

• Lead time reduced on 2/28/24!
• This is a freight item. Please provide a non-rural commercial address to eliminate any delays.
30″ wide
High Output Pan Sets (Raised Flue or Drop Flue)

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

• Timing is dependent on our
White Glove Carrier Routes

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.

• A 2′ x 2′ pan ships via FedEx Ground or SpeeDee Delivery.


• Anything larger than 2′ x 2′ may require a commercial address with dock OR pick up at a freight terminal.
• Timing of freight deliveries may be 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.

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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 and Guardians are in stock.

Simplicities and Guardians are in stock. This typically ships with FedEx or SpeeDee Delivery unless it is part of a larger freight order.
Auto Refill Head TankAuto Refill Head Tank
• We will call you to schedule pick up when it is ready

• Timing is dependent on our
White Glove Carrier Routes
Backflip Preheater
We will call you to schedule pick up when it is ready

• Timing is dependent on our
White Glove Carrier Routes
Mobility OptionsCasters / Wheels / Tires
• Please call ahead


• Ships via FedEx Ground or SpeeDee Delivery.
Concentric Exhaust SystemConcentric Exhaust System

NOTE: We must receive confirmed measurements before production can be started.
New orders will be fulfilled after the upcoming maple season.
Order now to lock in 2023 pricing.

Orders placed after 2/4/23 will be fulfilled after the maple season.
New orders will be fulfilled after the upcoming maple season.
Order now to lock in 2023 pricing.

Orders placed after 2/4/23 will be fulfilled after the maple season.
Feed Pan with Clips Close UpFeed Pan

• Lead time reduced to 7 days on 2/28/24!
• May ship via FedEx Ground, SpeeDee Delivery or USPS.
Inlet Float Box for a High Output Pan Set with Standard ConfigurationFloat Box
Lead Times - Up To 3 Weeks
• May ship via FedEx Ground, SpeeDee Delivery or USPS.
Dauntless Forced Draft Kit - PartsForced Draft for Dauntless Evaporator

• Typically ships via SpeeDee Delivery or FedEx Ground.
Fitted Hood for a Drop Flue Pan SetHoods
(For Corsair or Silverplate Evaporators)

• We will call you to schedule pick up when it is ready
Lead Times - Up To 3 Weeks
• Lead time reduced on 2/28/24!
• This is a freight item. Please provide a non-rural commercial address to eliminate any delays.
Hoods
(For Dauntless Evaporators)

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

• This product will be shipped with SpeeDee Delivery or FedEx Ground
StarCat Pan Lid PLUS Feed Pan LidLids
• Call ahead.

• Some sizes 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 Jackslead time up to 2 weeks
SELECT SIZES ONLY
• Call ahead for availability

New orders will be fulfilled after the upcoming maple season.
Certain sizes will resume production after the season.
speed icon 1 month
SELECT SIZES ONLY
• Call ahead for availability
• Additional time required for shipping is dependent on our
White Glove Carrier Routes.

New orders will be fulfilled after the upcoming maple season.
Certain sizes will resume production after the season.
Stack TopperStack Toppers
Sizes 8″ – 12″
• Call ahead.


14″ Stack Topper
• We will call you to schedule pick up when it is ready

Sizes 8″ – 12″
• Ships with SpeeDee Delivery or FedEx Ground.

speed icon 1 month
14″ Stack Topper
• This size 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

• 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


Lead Times - Up To 3 Weeks
• Ships via FedEx Ground or SpeeDee Delivery.
Filter FInisher BottlerFilter/Finisher/Bottler Pan
Lead Times - Up To 3 Weeks
• Ships via FedEx Ground or SpeeDee Delivery.
Vacuum Filter Applicator for 16x16 Steam BottlerVacuum Filter Applicator System
(for Steam Bottlers)


• Ships via FedEx or SpeeDee Delivery.
Water-Jacketed BottlerWater Jacketed Bottler

speed icon 1 month
• Limited quantity available in stock! Available only while supplies last.

• If the product moves to “backordered” status, you can place an order to lock in best pricing now. Production will resume after maple season.

• Please call ahead
speed icon 1 month
• Limited quantity available in stock! Available only while supplies last.

• If the product moves to “backordered” status, you can place an order to lock in best pricing now. Production will resume after maple season.

• 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

• Usually same day. Please call ahead.

• Lead time reduced to 7 days on 2/28/24!
• Ships via FedEx Ground or SpeeDee Delivery.
Stainless Steel Filter Press, 6-Filter, Hand PumpStainless Steel Filter Presses



• Please call ahead

• 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.

Since this is our busiest time of year, we must focus on our core products. We will consider more custom work next summer.

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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
TBDEast Coast LoopTBD
Please consider picking up at Smoky Lake headquarters for fastest fulfillment!

More information coming soon.
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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