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Old-Chads-Orchard



Joined: 07 Dec 2005
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Location: Malpas, Cheshire
PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 15 5:43 pm    Post subject: Cider Press  Reply with quote    

Moving from rack & cloth pressing so have my press for sale. A rather over engineered press made by a mate who is a blacksmith. Press bed is 1m2, comes with a stainless tray, about 12-15 HDPE racks and press cloths (IIRC the racks are 60x60cm) Runs off a 20t air ratchet hydraulic jack which is included. Whole thing was planned to be upgraded to use 2 side rams in the future so I could increase the rack size. With mixed apples on the 20t jack I was seeing 68% juice from apple weight, obviously depends on apples used.

It is big! IIRC 8ft tall, about 1.2m2 base, built out of 4mm wall steel box.





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sean
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 15 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

'Kinell. It's Presshenge.

Old-Chads-Orchard



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 15 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

It was designed to have single stroke rams fitted either side, did have the calcs we did when we built it but IIRC it would do 80cm2 racks built to over a metre high

tahir



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 15 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Blinking nora!

dpack



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 15 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

i had considered getting our own kit for the community orchard but we would have to plant the racecourse to feed that beast

Old-Chads-Orchard



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 15 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

As my Nan used to say "what'll hold a lot will hold a little"! Last year we did 3 tonnes in an afternoon without breaking a sweat (too much!)

Old-Chads-Orchard



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 15 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

the beast is on the bay

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Cider-juice-Apple-Press-/271980507578?

Old-Chads-Orchard



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 16 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

dusted it off as its apple pressing time, price reduced, no rush to sell however if someone off here makes me a sensible offer

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/-/272392744870?

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