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  1. #1
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    Default Syrup Pump and IBC Tote

    I'm setting up a syrup pump and 330 gallon IBC tote. I'm building a pallet for the pump and engine today.

    I'm considering having the hose pull off the rear of the flatbed. If I have the pump is right at the rear I can access everything pretty easy. An after thought is a hand crank hose reel.

    The IBC tote would be best placed against the head board. The only issue with that setup is the pump and IBC tote are pretty far apart.

    Anyone have a better idea?

    Has anyone used some type of baffle in the IBC tote tote to prevent the syrup from sloshing around and causing a weight shift?

    Thanks, Rich

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    Default Re: Syrup Pump and IBC Tote

    I have a couple pumps that attach to IBC totes. I keep it simple. The pump sits on the back of the flatbed. The tote sits about 18 inches from the pump. I put boards in the stake pockets to keep the hose from sliding off when it is layed flat on the bed between yards.

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Syrup Pump and IBC Tote

    My hose from tote to pump is 4 feet. 2 straps will hold a tote. No baffles needed.

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    Default Re: Syrup Pump and IBC Tote

    Hey Rich I made up a ibc pump and hose reel combo works great. image.jpg
    David
    beebotanical.com 40 years-4000 colonies-treatment eo's

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    Default Re: Syrup Pump and IBC Tote

    One of my trucks has a wooden bed, the other a diamond plate steel. The totes slide around easier on the diamond plate steel. Wood is best

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    Default Re: Syrup Pump and IBC Tote

    I put down a rubber mat on my diamond plate bed and no more shifting.
    David
    beebotanical.com 40 years-4000 colonies-treatment eo's

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    Default Re: Syrup Pump and IBC Tote

    What kind of pump are you guys using? Are they just trash pumps, or more of a syrup pump?

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    Default Re: Syrup Pump and IBC Tote

    One inch bronze gear pump with a one inch pressure relief valve
    David
    beebotanical.com 40 years-4000 colonies-treatment eo's

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    Default Re: Syrup Pump and IBC Tote

    Don't you find the bronze gear pumps are way too expensive? I use a 1" Jabsco 777-9001 for honey and they are half the price of the gear pumps and they are very serviceable. http://www.pumpvendor.com/Jabsco_777-9001.html
    Ben Little <The Little Bee Farm> https://www.facebook.com/TheLittleBeeFarm
    Nova Scotia Canada

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    Default Re: Syrup Pump and IBC Tote

    I'm paying around $325 for the bronze pump an they easily pump over 80 psi. I see it as a better choice IMHO.
    David
    beebotanical.com 40 years-4000 colonies-treatment eo's

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    Default Re: Syrup Pump and IBC Tote

    could you show your pump set up David? And where you get your pumps?

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    Default Re: Syrup Pump and IBC Tote

    Quote Originally Posted by davidsbees View Post
    I'm paying around $325 for the bronze pump an they easily pump over 80 psi. I see it as a better choice IMHO.
    That's way cheaper than what I have even heard of for a bronze gear pump. Most prices average 900-1000 bucks around Our province. Gear pump for sure at that price
    Ben Little <The Little Bee Farm> https://www.facebook.com/TheLittleBeeFarm
    Nova Scotia Canada

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    Default Re: Syrup Pump and IBC Tote

    IMG_3493.jpg I build about a dozen a year
    David
    beebotanical.com 40 years-4000 colonies-treatment eo's

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    Default Re: Syrup Pump and IBC Tote

    Quote Originally Posted by davidsbees View Post
    One inch bronze gear pump with a one inch pressure relief valve
    Is it an adjustable pressure relief? What do you set it at?

    Thanks
    Adam - Zone 5A
    www.adamshoney.com

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    Default Re: Syrup Pump and IBC Tote

    It is adjustable and I set it around 60-80 psi
    David
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    Default Re: Syrup Pump and IBC Tote

    I'm no where near being a commersh type setup,
    have to ask, what is this used for, feeding the bees?

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    Default Re: Syrup Pump and IBC Tote

    ebays full of these pumps

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    Default Re: Syrup Pump and IBC Tote



    I am well known for "over securing" cargo.
    But as you can see, I have strapped the front tote to the headboard (boom frame) and then ran 2 sets of straps from the headboard around both totes.
    V-boards and straps and camlock straps from the bottom of the rear totes to the bed.
    I have never noticed any movement of the totes secured in this fashon.


    I have been using this set-up for several years and really like it.
    You can run the pump or fill buckets as needed.
    The large hose just swings up onto the bed for transport.
    Also, the end of the 1" suction hose has a ball valve.
    That allows you to remove the pump when you are done with it, coil the suction hose under the totes and still dispense syrup.

    Not shown is the 24 foot 1" hose for filling feeders.
    The pump is a 1" gear pump with a 5 / 1 reduction in pullys.
    This works well. I have no complaints.
    I have exactly ONE hive more than you.
    That makes my opinion beyond dispute!

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    Default Re: Syrup Pump and IBC Tote

    I don't even own that many straps Harry lol

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    Default Re: Syrup Pump and IBC Tote

    Quote Originally Posted by HarryVanderpool View Post
    The pump is a 1" gear pump with a 5 / 1 reduction in pullys.
    Could you post a closer pic of the pump? Are you using a pressure relief valve as well? I am assuming these are plumbed in similar to a hydraulic setup with the overflow dumping to tank
    Adam - Zone 5A
    www.adamshoney.com

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