[NAFEX] Apple pressing-hydraulic

D Stubbs dsmndel at gmail.com
Mon Dec 8 22:32:48 EST 2008

Wonderful press Jim, thanks so much for sharing the pics. It hadn't occurred
to me to put a long jack on the ground and push up the entire bucket. How
did you keep the bucket guided straight?

On Mon, Dec 8, 2008 at 8:19 AM, Erdman, James <ErdmanJ at uwstout.edu> wrote:

> I thought I would share pictures of the cider press that we built using
> a hydraulic jack to provide pressure.  The basket is stainless steel
> with perforations.  The parts that contact the juice that aren't
> stainless steel are made from a heavy plastic cutting board.  A local
> metal fabrication shop made up the stainless steel parts--the tub and
> the pan it sits in--from material he had on hand, so it was a bit
> cheaper than ordering all of the stainless steel.  We use a disposal to
> grind the apples, and removed the outer insulation to keep it running
> cooler.  Note that the hydraulic jack is under the basket and pan, so
> there is no chance of oil leaking into the juice.
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> It works well for us.
> Jim Erdman, in Menomonie, WI
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