Major Equipment Overhaul

We took our crusher/destemmer to get sandblasted and then had it re-coated.  All the bearings were replaced in it as well.  It looks brand-new and runs like a finely tuned machine 🙂

Newly coated stand for
the Crusher-Destemmer 
Newly coated

We also took our basket press apart and Jens made new oak slats from scratch, which Jeff sanded and coated with several layers of food grade finish.  All crush pad equipment underwent its annual maintenance regiment as we prepare for harvest 2015!!.

Basket slats are drying in
the tractor shed
Assembly of basket started