We actually found this on Craigslist – in Maryland (and pulled it on a trailer across the Bay Bridge).
Not only does this press have larger capacity, it also comes with a hydraulic mechanism, making it a manual hydraulic press. And it has a pressure gauge!
We have to move the press with the tractor though, it is much too heavy for any of us.
|Crushed and destemmed grapes are
dumped into the basket
|Grapes are pressed and juice runs out|
When the pressing is done, the basket pieces can be removed and the pomace is exposed, which can then easily be removed with a pitch fork and carted to the compost pile.