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Customizable Hydraulic H-Frame Press
Leroy Oberholtzer of Greenwich, Ohio, has designed a hydraulic H-frame press that has a 220-volt electric motor with a variable-speed pump. The cylinder rolls back and forth, allowing for 30 in. of travel up and down and 16 in. of travel on the stroke of the cylinder. Overall, it applies up to 30 tons of pressure.
“We made this press to solve our family shop problems,” says Oberholtzer. “It was hard to find a tool that allows for this range of flexibility. Once we made it, we thought we could manufacture it as other people have the same problem.”
What sets his H-frame press apart is its variable speed and the ability to have the cylinder travel back and forth. “You can slow it down to almost zero inches per minute for fine detail work or ramp it up for production,” says Oberholtzer. It’s CNC cut and protected by a powder coat finish for extra durability. Everything but the powder coating is done at the shop.
Oberholtzer and his sons have relied on word of mouth to spread the word about their press. They want to work with a marketing expert and connect with dealers and distributors. “We think it’s ideal for farm repair shops, machinery manufacturing, and mechanic shops,” he says. Custom requests are accepted, including making the press gas-powered or changing the size or strength. “We engineered this from the ground up, so we can customize it.”
Each press is priced at $5,500 but is subject to change based on customization requests. Most of Oberholtzer’s sales have been local, but shipping can be arranged. Contact him directly to start the purchase process.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Leroy Oberholtzer, Greenwich, Ohio (ph 419-775-6670).

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