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Hire the Big Apple Press

What Do You Get with Your Hire?

large apple pressThe big apple press is housed in its own trailer and consists of:

  • Rack & Cloth Screw

    Press Capacity: 40 kg / 88 lbs of milled apples. There is a series of wooden boards (racks) and cloths, a pressing system used by many commercial cider and juice makers The crushed apples are wrapped in the strong open-weave cloths and the packs are sandwiched between the boards The screw is fitted with a ratchet mechanism for ease of use and the press applies up to 12 tonnes of pressure

  • 1 x Vigo 2.5hp electric fruit processing mill

    2 x electric pasteurisers


    Before using the large apple pressing equipment, we recommend that you have a look at our training video, showing you how to use and look after the press, mill and other equipment (23 minutes, so get a cup of tea first).

    Click on the link to see the video

    Hire Charges

    Hire charges are £25 per day or part day for individuals and £50 per day or part day for communities. We also ask for a £25 deposit, returnable when the equipment safely returns.

    How to hire

    Please contact:

    Andy on tel: 01539 727772 or email:

    Give Andy your SLOG membership number and the date/s that you require the press. He will also be able to tell you where to pick the trailer up and where to return it. You will be asked to sign an agreement form stating that you will return the equipment clean and ready for the next person to use. Note that you will need a vehicle with a tow bar