In some instances these presses are available for hire upon enquiry. For those individuals or groups interested in self-build, scaled plans and working instruction packs are available.

The Traditional Volume Twin-Screw Press

The beauty of this press is that it incorporates all the attractiveness of an historical twin-screw volume press but is portable by four people with two supplied timber bearers. It can be transported easily with all equipment in a standard pick up or 6' X 4' trailer.

As with conventional manual equipment of this type, the apples need first to be milled and a 'cheese' built up before pressing. This is a craft activity, producing delicious fresh-pressed juice at the rate of up to 400 litres per day, which can be retailed at a premium price. The press is an asset for any organiser of Apple Day or autumn craft events since it has such strong public appeal as well being capable of making a substantial return through the sale of apple juice.

The press is ideal for use in any number or contexts. It offers an added dimension to Apple Day celebrations when it can be used for communal pressings'. It can be used at 'Farmers' Markets' to provide freshly pressed juice for the public, or small orchard owners, hired out to interested parties or available simply as a community resource.

Technical Specifications:

Construction materials: green oak (seasoned hardwood for chuter tray)
Weight: approx. 250kg (1/4 ton)
Overall dimensions: approx. 1.5m x 1.5m x 1.0m (5' x 5' x 3')
Juice volume per pressing: approx 45litres (10 gallons)
Purchase Price: £1400.00 ex delivery (price does not include lath press racks & press cloths, which are available from Vigo Ltd, Devon)

The 10 litre Basket Press

This good-looking robust basket press has juice volume capacity of ½ gallon per pressing. It is constructed of green oak with the basket hoops made of stainless steel. The apples need first to be milled before being put into the inner nylon sieve bag.

This press is very easily transported and is suitable for individuals and small community groups wishing to press up to 50 gallons of juice.

Children (under supervision) love to help using this press at apple events, especially when they get to drink some of the juice of their labours!

Technical Specifications:

Construction materials: green & seasoned oak
Juice contact materials: oak and stainless steel
Weight: approx. 50 kg
Overall dimensions: approx. 0.6m x 0.6m x 0.3m (2' x 2' x 1')
Juice volume per pressing: approx 2.2 litres (0.5 gallons)
Purchase Price: £250.00 includes inner sieve bag, excludes postage, packing & delivery