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Old 10-23-2013, 06:53 PM   #1
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Hi All,
I've been making my own cider from home using already pressed cider from a local mill...which is getting very expensive. All of my friends and family love it so I'm looking to ramp up production a bit in the upcoming months. Can anyone tell me where I can find a commercial cider press in the USA similar to this one: http://www.vigoltd.com/Catalogue/App...P1-bed-presses
Vigo does not ship to US addresses and I've searched google using every variation of the term 'commercial-cider-fruit-apple-press-hydraulic etc'. To date I have not found anything else like what was shown in the link above. I did find one company called 'Goodnature' that had something remotely similar...but they wanted $21,000 for it...which is a little bit more than I'd like to spend on my hobby/side job. Any info would be incredibly appreciated!

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Old 10-23-2013, 07:58 PM   #2
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Apple presses are old indeed..Im not sure where but I have heard of folks using older apple presses..not sure if thats what your after, but it will def. be cheaper.

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Old 10-23-2013, 08:25 PM   #3
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Did you do industrial cider press?

Edit: Check the voltage requirements too I doubt these machines run on 120v.

My hits:
http://www.goodnature.com/Juice_Equi...Juice_Presses/
http://meadowcreature.com/avalon/

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http://www.stpats.com/Presses.htm

Not the same as what you asked for but these guys have a lot of different options.

The Vigo one is similar to a goodnature roadsider from a while back but I don't think you can get them any more and like you said a lot of whats out there is pretty expensive.

If your crafty you can build a similar model from a harbor freight 20 ton shop press. You can spec it out for single or double bed if you get some additions welded up and with a hydraulic jack you can get a pretty decent throughput out of them.
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Old 10-23-2013, 09:09 PM   #5
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The alternative is a hydropress, they don't quite give the same yield but are very easy to use.

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Scott labs reps Vigo here in the US. Try contacting them.

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Old 10-24-2013, 04:36 AM   #7
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Wow! Thanks for all the suggestions. This site is great..wish I had signed up sooner!

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