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Apple Cider Press
“I built this hydraulic cider press for next to nothing,” says Greg Krush, Ft. Collins, Colo. “I use an electric-operated garbage disposal to crush apples, and a hydraulic-powered press to squeeze out the juice.” 
           The garbage disposal mounts on one side of the press and shoots the minced apples into a food-grade slatted bucket that’s lined with cheese cloth. Krush places a wooden lid and a board over the chopped apples and then slides the bucket under the press to squeeze the juice out. The press consists of a steel plate attached to a hydraulic cylinder that operates off a 12-volt Tommy hydraulic lift pump.

    The juice then flows out of the bucket and onto the press’s sloped floor. From there it flows down a channel and into another bucket placed on the ground.

    Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Greg Krush, 4605 East Co. Rd. 58, Ft. Collins, Colo. 80524 (ph 970 568-9896; gregkrush@cs.com).

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2014 - Volume #38, Issue #1