Sledge with attached tanks are often the choice for smaller producers. Producers usually improvise these tanks. Once again, it is important to remember that these sleds are not kids toys. Sap is heavy and some form of traction animal or equipment will be needed. Poorly built sledges WILL be dangerous. The production of 100 taps can be 3/4 of a ton. Horses, ATV's, trucks or tractors will be essential. You will have to have some road system in your sugarbush if equipment is to be used. Large amounts of sap are heavy and will sink into wet forest soil. Roads will have to be able to handle frequent travel during wet winter conditions. Your machinery will have to be able to function with a heavy load in snow and mud. In addition, your equipment must limit damage to your road.