Double Tub American Harvester
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Sustainable Agriculture Old Fashioned Style Double Tub Cider Press-Mill.
The American Harvester Cider Mill and Wine Press is a combination of the best features found in different mills and presses manufactured around the turn of the 20th century. By the early 1900s, the double-tub model cider mill was by far the most popular. The rugged 4-leg construction utilizing good hardwood and large amounts of cast iron make this unit appealing to farmers and orchard growers.
The American Harvester mill has an advantage in design that allows both the grinding and squeezing to take place at the same time. Also, the grinding unit on the American Harvester reduces apples to a "pulp-like" consistency which allows a more efficient "press".
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Ship times are running 3-4 weeks.
In short, the American Harvester will produce the most cider from the least amount of apples in the shortest amount of time... better than any hand-operated unit on the market!
Our experience shows that two people working at a comfortable pace can easily grind and squeeze 50 gallons of cider in an afternoon.
The Apple Eater Grinder on the American Harvester grinds whole apples with ease. You don't have to slice or push them down!
FRAME: The four-leg construction is of rugged laminated hardwood. All joints are dadoed and cross-bolted for full structural rigidity.
WOOD FINISH: ALL PRESSES COME UNFINISHED! You will need to protect it with varnish, lacquer, Poxy Coating or EZ-DO Polyurethane Gel.
SCREW: The Acme-threaded press screw is 1 1/2" in diameter, 22" long, and passes through a heavy cast-iron cross arm. The pressure is applied to a reinforced pressing disc that fits inside the tub. Attached to the bottom of the screw is a cast-iron foot that distributes the pressure to the pressing disc. It is suggested that you apply a small amount of lubricant to the screw as well as the inside pressure foot. See our Petro-Gel Lubricant.
TUBS: The two hardwood tubs have beveled staves for easy cleaning, are 12" high, 13 1/2" in diameter, and is banded with heavy steel hoops. The capacity of each tub is equivalent to a box of "pulped" apples. Two juice racks are included with each American Harvester.
GRINDER: The 5 1/2" diameter epoxy coated laminated wooden cylinder has 8 serrated stainless-steel knives. The specially designed grinding box is all cast iron. The operation is made smooth, fast, and easy by the use of an 18 lb. cast iron flywheel attached to the grinding shaft.
OVERALL SIZE: 31" wide x 36" long x 40" tall.
Ships in 5 boxes 170 lbs. Note: Additional shipping charges will apply outside the lower 48 States.
Select an optional wheel kit. Tip press forward and drop the 8" wheels in place. Pull the press back toward you and the wheels automatically lock into place. Makes moving the press very easy, even down steps and over rough ground. $69.50
Select an optional wooden hopper. Holds 40 pounds of apples and makes grinding easier and faster. You need not push the apples down and you will get a better grind because of the steady flow of fruit into the grinder. $59.50