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Maximizer® Fruit 36L Press w/GSAM

SKU: RE247, Part Number: FP36A+SS, Shop more Maximizer items
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  • Large-diameter Acme screw
  • Reversible ratchet
  • Durable Acme screw thread
  • High pressing force & low effort
  • Sturdy pressing handle
  • Commercial duty construction
  • 3/16" wall thickness steel tubing
  • Steel juice pan with 1" drain pipe
  • Stainless steel basket
  • Upper frame yoke tips 90° to the side easily
  • Fast retract handle socket
  • 9.5 gallon pulp capacity
  • Wide, low stance for stability
  • Press apples, pears, grapes & more
  • Assembles in minutes
  • Fast cleanup with garden hose
  • Strong cast iron pressing plate
  • Modular design 
  • Grinder Swing Arm Mount (GSAM)
  • No tools necessary for disassembly


Maximizer® Fruit 36L Press w/GSAM

Woman holding fresh applesWhether you have a few apple trees or a larger orchard or vineyard, the Maximizer® apple cider press provides the top quality construction and superior design features you need. To call the construction of the Maximizer fruit press stout would be an understatement... this is the Sherman Tank of fruit presses. Its frame has the strength to withstand tremendous pressure, and the acme-threaded forcing screw and solid ratchet mechanism make it easy to create that pressure. (The forcing screw is 1-1/4" diameter.) With a Maximizer cider press you can quickly and easily develop pressures that will send other presses to the scrap heap. Higher pressure = higher juice yields and more production in less time.

Fast tip-off design

With the pull of a single pin, the upper yoke of the Maximizer press tips fully out of your way for full basket loading-and-unloading access. The speed and convenience of this design makes the pressing operation fast and easy.

Best materials

A frame made of 3/16" wall thickness steel tubing combines with a heavy stainless steel pressing basket and stainless steel pan to make the Maximizer a cider press you'll enjoy using for many years. The Maximizer presses arrive in two shipping boxes and require assembly.

GSAM feature

The Maximizer-GSAM fruit press features an included integrated Grinder Swing Arm Mount (GSAM) that allows you to mount an optional apple grinder right on your press for maximum convenience and productivity. The GSAM provides you with a secure mount for the optional apple grinder. It puts the grinder just where you need it to rapidly pulverize apples for full juice extraction, and then just as easily it swings your grinder out of the way for pressing.

(The Maximizer apple grinder will fit the GSAM.)

  • “Nice fruit press, good price, shipped fast. Thank you!”

    – Fran S., CA

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Fast Retract feature

The Maximizer presses now feature a very handy Fast Retract handle socket. After the juice has been squeezed from a batch of fruit and the forcing screw has been ratcheted backward a few strokes to relieve pressure, remove the ratchet handle from its horizontal socket and drop it into the adjacent vertical socket. This Fast Retract feature lets you spin the forcing screw and pressing plate quickly back up to the top of the basket. 

Important notes: When used with the optional grinder in place, the base of the Maximizer-GSAM press must be secured to prevent tipping. You can do this by bolting the legs (using holes provided in the feet) to a base such as a wood deck or concrete pad. Another option is to bolt the feet to a 4' x 4' sheet of plywood, 1/2" thick or more (plywood not included.) In the accompanying images, the press is not mounted in the manner required for operation. Proper secure mounting of the press legs prevents tipping and also optimizes operation of both the press and the grinder. 

Features of the Maximizer GSAM press with stainless basket

Maximizer® Apple Cider Press

  36 Liter (9.5 Gallons)
Frame Dimensions (W x D x H) 24.75" x 17.75" x 43"
Basket Dimensions (Dia x H) 12.5" x 17"
Net Machine Weight 100 lbs.

For more details see the specs tab, above.

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.

Mesh Basket-Liner Bag

We recommend ordering an accessory mesh basket-liner bag to use with the press. Traditionally, disposable cheesecloth is used to keep finer fruit pulps from squirting out between the basket holes under high pressure, but our mesh bags are reusable and much more convenient.

Apple Grinders

Maximizer apple grinder

As with any press, to get good juice yield from apples you need to pulp them first. Proper pulping lets you get three to four times as much juice from the apples, compared to pressing the fruit whole.

Our Maximizer™ apple grinder and Electric Apple Grinder are both excellent choices.

Electric apple grinder crusher

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!

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This product is made in India!

This product was made in the India

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Manufacturer Part NumberFP36A+SS
Product Weight (lbs.)110 lb.
Basket Dimensions (Dia. x H)12.5" x 17"
Basket MaterialStainless steel
Product ColorRed
Capacity (volume)9.5 gal., 36L
PHG ExclusiveYes
Warranty Length1 year
Country of ManufactureIndia


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