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Today we're shipping orders for in-stock items placed October 11. Our Hampton showroom is temporarily closed. Despite high order volume, our amazing shipping team is rapidly reducing processing times—we’ve recently added 17 new team members! We greatly appreciate your business and we’re doing our very best to serve you, as Jim C. of California tells. A word to the wise: Because resupply of many product lines remains daunting, and processing times may grow again in coming weeks, there’s never been a year like this to do your Christmas shopping and other year-end buying very early!

American Harvester Fruit/Apple Press with Grinder

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  • $1,249.95
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Features

  • Double basket press & grinder
  • Durable Acme screw thread
  • Cast iron apple grinder w/wood drum
  • Stainless teeth grinder
  • Hard maple wood basket & frame
  • 24 liter (6.4 gal) pulp capacity
  • Wide, low stance for stability
  • Presses apples, pears, grapes & other fruit
  • Assembles in minutes
  • Fast garden hose clean up
  • Strong hard wood pressing block
  • Made in the USA

Included

  • American Harvester double basket press
  • Apple Eater grinder

Description

American Harvester Press with Grinder

Happy Valley Ranch is under new ownership for 2020. Their designs are outstanding, but fruit presses are in exceptionally high demand this year and they’re struggling to keep up. All of our Happy Valley products are shipped directly from the manufacturer, and processing time for their presses has been running 21 days. Please allow for similar lead time. The quickest way to get a press is to get your order placed now. Thank you for your patience as we do our very best to serve you!

Happy Valley Ranch's American Harvester Cider Press with their Apple Eater Grinder is a double basket model that allows for pressing and grinding at the same time. This press and grinder combo first came out in 1984, and many features have been added since then to make it even more user friendly, strong, and durable. The American Harvester is perfect for the orchard farmer, homesteader family, and individual enthusiast.

Unlike other presses, the American Harvester can grind apples and press the juice all from the same unit, at the same time. The popular Apple Eater grinder reduces apples to pulp-like texture for the most efficient press. This design feature means the American Harvester can produce more cider from apples than pressing them whole. Plus, pressing ground apples is far easier and faster than pressing whole apples! With two people working with the press and grinder you can produce fifty gallons of cider all in one afternoon using the American Harvester.

Apple Eater Grinder

To grind apples in the Apple Eater, simply drop them in whole as you rotate the heavy duty flywheel. The cast iron grinder with its 5-1/2" diameter hard maple drum and inset stainless steel teeth feeds apples through and grinds them with ease. The heavy wood drum is double coated with Poxy Coat II food-safe coating. The cast iron flywheel weighs a hefty 18 pounds to make grinding easier, by providing more force.

Withstands the Pressure

The American Harvester features a 1-1/2” cast iron threaded acme screw—an industry leading thickness that withstands the pressing pressure that's needed to extract the maximum juice from hard fruit. The pressing block on all Happy Valley Ranch cider presses is made of hard maple and has a thick 2” handle with an inset for easy removal. This thick pressing block is ready to withstand the pressure of the acme screw. The screw's cast iron foot distributes pressure evenly across the pressing block.

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Hardwood Baskets

All wood parts are made from hard maple wood. Previously, Happy Valley Ranch cider presses used soft maple but they recently switched to hard maple to ensure durability and ruggedness. The staves on the American Harvester’s two hardwood baskets are beveled to aid in cleaning. The baskets measure 12" tall x 13-1/2" diameter and are held together with heavy steel hoops. Each basket has an approximate capacity of 24 liters (6.4 gallons) of pulped apples. The press includes two juice racks for easy flow of juice.

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Sturdy Frame

The American Harvester frame is made of laminated hard maple wood. Each joint has been designed for a tight fit and is notched and cross-bolted. The frame's wide, low stance and four legs provide great stability. The clearance under the juice spout is 12-1/2". 

Sealing

The wood baskets and frame on the American Harvester press come unsealed and must be sealed before use. We recommend using EZ-DO food safe wood coating to seal before first use, and for future maintenance. 

We recommend ordering one or more accessory mesh basket-liner bags to use with the press.

Lubricating the Acme Screw

It's important to keep the acme forcing screw well lubricated with food safe grease; this greatly reduces wear and turning effort, and dramatically increases maximum pressure and juice yield.

Save over $80 with the American Harvester Mega Kit!

Save when you buy the American Harvester Mega Kit. In addition to the American Harvester Press and Apple Eater Grinder, the mega kit also includes a motor kit for the apple grinder, retractable wheel kit, Petrol-Gel food safe grease, a quart of EZ-DO food safe wood coating, and four mesh bags.

The top U.S. fruit-pressing states are Washington, California, Oregon, Idaho, Texas, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, Ohio, Missouri, Illinois, Iowa and Colorado… We ship apple cider presses free to the 48-contiguous U.S. states!

We offer a wide selection of apple presses: Click to see our category page of all apple cider presses!

Compare Fruit Presses

Click to see our fruit press comparison table.

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Specs

Brand Happy Valley Ranch
Width 33"
Depth 29"
Height 47"
Basket Dimensions (Dia. x H) 13.5” x 12”
Housing Material Maple
Capacity (volume) 6.4 gal., 24L
Capacity (weight) 70 lbs.
Power Manual
Origin USA
Warranty Length 1 year

Shipping

This item is stocked in our supplier's warehouse and it typically ships out within 4-5 weeks. You should receive your order within 3-8 business days of its shipment.

Sorry, we cannot ship Happy Valley Ranch products to Canadian or other non-U.S. addresses.

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