American Harvester Cider Press & Grinder
The Preferred Press of Martha Stewart
NOTE: We are experiencing very high sales volume. Ship time is currently up to THREE months!
The American Harvester Cider Press and Grinder is our double-tub model that brings together the best features of mills and presses from the 20th century. Having been manufactured continuously since 1984, this press and grinder has many updated features that enhance our most popular apple press and grinder unit. The American Harvester is perfect for the orchard farmer, homesteader family, and individual enthusiast alike.
Our Apple Eater Features a Durable Drum with Powerful Apple-Eating Teeth
No slicing or pushing apples down with the Apple Eater! Our heavy-duty, hard maple assembly eats apples with ease and has an easy clean up. Nestled inside of the Apple Eater is our improved hard-maple wood drum with inset stainless-steel grinder teeth. Having the inset teeth ensure a stiff and long-lasting Apple Eater. Additionally, the drum now has increased mass versus the previous lightweight plastic polymer drum. More mass means more power to chew those apples! The drum is double coated with Poxy Coat II food-safe coating. See our accessories for Poxy Coat II!
Parts made for the Pressure of Pressing
The American Harvester Features a 1 1/2” cast iron threaded acme screw—an industry-leading thickness that can withstand the pressing pressure needed. Happy Valley Ranch Cider Presses’ pressing disk is made of hard maple wood and has a 2” thick handle with inset for easy lifting—ready withstand the pressure of the acme screw. Our screw foot is made of cast iron and distributes pressure evenly. The flywheel is 18lb cast iron construction and is attached to the grinding shaft for a smooth grinding speed.
Sharp Corners Sharper; Soft Corners Softer
All wooden parts are made from hard maple wood. Previously, Happy Valley Ranch Cider Presses used soft maple but we recently moved to hard maple to ensure durability and ruggedness. The American Harvester’s two hardwood tubs have beveled staves which aid in cleaning. They measure 12″ high, 13 1/2″ in diameter with banded heavy steel hoops. Each tub has an approximate capacity of a box of pulped apples. Includes two juice racks for easy flow of juice. Our frame has the greatest precision ever! Our frame features a four-legged construction with laminated hard maple wood. Each joint has been re-designed for a tighter fit and as always, are notched and cross-bolted.
All bare wood is required to have a protective coating. We recommend food safe Poly Coat II or EZ-DO Polyurethane Gel