FRAME: The frame is constructed 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 press-disc which fits inside the tub. Attached to the bottom of the screw is a cast-iron foot which distributes the pressure to the press-disc. It is suggested that you apply a small amount of lubricant to the screw as well as the inside the pressure foot. See our Petro-Gel Lubricant.
TUBS: The hardwood tub has beveled staves for easy cleaning, it is 12" high, 13 1/2" in diameter, and is banded with heavy steel hoops. The capacity is equivalent to a box of "pulped" apples. One juice rack included with each Homesteader.
GRINDER: The 5 1/2" diameter epoxy coated laminated wood drum 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 25" long x 40" high
Ships in four boxes 157 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.
Select 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.