Vigo Cross Beam Press 20 litre

Product Ref: THB00670

Price: £360.00

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General Information

An excellent traditional press for those who have several productive apple trees or grapevines and are interested in producing juice both swifly and in quantity.

How it works

Swing the hinged cross beam off the press. Line the press cage with a straining bag (available separately) overlapping the side of the press. If using Crusher A or the Economy Crusher (available separately) to mill the apples, locate the crusher on top, mill the apples directly into the press until it is brimful, and remove the crusher.

Fold the edges of the press bag to cover the pomace making a parcel. Place the pressure plate and bearing block onto the crushed fruit within the press cage and swing the cross beam back into position lining the screw up with metal bearing. Place the handle in the slot and use a ratchet mechanism to lower the pressure plate. The juice will soon flow down through the press staves into the juice tray, ready for collection. Collect the juice in a food-grade bucket, ready for freezing, pasteurisation or irresistible instant drinking.

After care

Easy to clean, simply hose down with fresh water after use and dry with a clean cloth. Lubricate the non-food contact metal parts with food grade grease; this will also inhibit corrosion of these parts. Store in a clean, dry place.


  • Press cage made from fashioned oak staves girded by iron hoops
  • Free standing heavy beech pressure plate with handles upon which a wooden block with metal bearing rests
  • All wood from sustainable forest plantations, seasoned and coated with food-compatible varnish
  • Screw fitted with ratchet mechanism for ease of use, which operates through the hinged lockable beam
  • Stainless steel juice tray with outlet spout
  • Welded steel frame protected by a tough baked-on British made polyester coating, meeting British/EU safety standard EN71 toy standard
  • The frame feet have boltholes to enable the press to be fixed to a stand at a convenient height for pressing and juice collection
  • Basic Cider & Juice Making booklet by championship winning Bollhayes Cider maker Alex Hill is supplied free with this press
  • A free tub of food grade grease is supplied with this press
  • Height: 89cm / 35 "
  • Cage height: 24 cm / 9½"
  • Cage diameter: 37cm / 14½"
  • Overall width: 61cm / 24" Weight: 38 kg / 84 lbs
  • Capacity: 18kg / 40 lbs of milled apples which will give a juice yield of up to 8 litres / 14 pints of juice, depending on the variety and ripeness of fruit
  • The screw is fitted with a ratchet mechanism for ease of use.
  • The hinged, lockable crossbeam can be swung over to enable Crusher A to fit on top, allowing fruit to be milled directly into the press, saving time and effort.