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Pioneer Cider Press & Grinder

Pioneer Cider Press & Grinder

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This is our less expensive press modeled after the Homesteader. With only a few trees, it preforms as well as our other models. Presses approximately 1 - 2 gallons of juice per tub full of pulp. No need to peel or cut up the apples – grinder does it all. Made from fine quality #1 grade Fir. Featuring a 1-inch diameter Acme Screw and 12 lbs Flywheel. Includes one Pressing Bag and one pint of EZ-DO Polyurethane (with brush, cloth & glove for applying). Just apply the finish and bolt it together and you have everything you need to make pure, delicious cider.

 Technical Specifications:

  • Made with fine quality #1 grade Fir and baltic birch plywood. Comes mostly assembled.

  • Includes a pressing bag and EZ-DO.

  • Just bolt it together and you have everything you need to make pure, delicious cider.

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2 Stars
Giving retired circus monkeys jobs
This product is wholly disappointing given its simplicity. All that you are buying is (basically) a basic wooden frame with a heavy duty grinder attached, and a giant screw to press the juice. My frustration with this product comes from the fact that it did not meet even my basic quality expectations. Let's look at these frustration: 1) The pre-drilled holes for pieces that need to be screwed together do not line up. Assembly means attaching the feet to the basic frame (which comes assembled) and a few other parts using supplied hardwear and pre-drilled holes. I turned every foot every possible way, for each hole, and only one of the feet matched one of the pre-drilled holes, leaving me to drill the rest. This is not difficult, mind you, but nonetheless completely unacceptable. They must not employ any quality control to their production process, and based on other reviewers also stating that they had to re-drill the holes, happy valley ranch has made no attempt to fix a known deficiency in their process. I was hoping that the prior reviewer got a bad apple and that mine would be a simple process, but it was not. This applied to pretty much every part that required assembly, including the grinder. Re-drilling the wholes to attach the grinder mean that I had to disassemble part of the pre-assembled frame because I didn't have a drill bit long enough to drill through the frame as well as the board that the grinder comes mounted to, and reassemble the frame, just to attach the grinder. 2) The pre-drilled holes are too large! For the holes that did line up, the threads on the screws barely bite into the wood, so when the screw has been sunk all the way, it spins freely without any of that satisfying "bite" that signifies a secure and firm connection. 3) They do not supply enough washers. The wood for the frame is a soft wood, and so the lag screws can easily bury into the wood. Washers should be supplied for every lag screw and shouldn't require one to dig through stock on hand to find appropriate washers. The final product works fine, after 1 test, but only after I did the work that happy valley ranch should have done, and that I expected to be done. You have options with your money, and that money should support companies that place a premium on quality. These are very simple frames, making the lack of quality that much more unacceptable.
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Reviewed by:  from Portland, OR. on 11/22/2014
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Good but...
As with another reviewer, I was surprised to find that the guideholes didn't line up well in a few places. I have had to stop twice along the way to make adjustment, redrill etc. Otherwise fine but it' s not that hard I would think to align things better. Examples: holes on grinder plate did not match to 4 bolts on main frame, holes on tray for wood screws did not allow for proper centering of screws within the side bars of the main frame.
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Reviewed by:  from PA. on 8/30/2014
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5 Stars
Mr
I ordered this press because I have three apple trees on my property and was tired of seeing how much produce was wasted each fall because of lack of uses for it, and because my brother has the same problem with his trees. The press arrived very quickly, three days from ordering to delivery! It arrived in four boxes with the main frame shipped pre-assembled, making the rest of the assembly a lot easier. The press is very well built, with the heavy grinder making the processing of apples a breeze! We tried it out with some store-bought apples to give it a try and were very surprized at how much cider we got. The pressing bag included in the order filters the juice perfectly and with the sturdy construction I look forward to using it for many years, and I intend to pass it down to my son as an heirloom that will last for generations! Something tells me that I'm going to be very busy this Fall considering how many friends have apple trees on their property! Great product, built the old-fashioned way, that I am very pleased with!
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Reviewed by:  from Upper Mississippi Valley. on 6/5/2015
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5 Stars
Happy cider maker
We love this little press! At first we noticed the wooden tray was cracked and split along one side, but after calling the owner, they immediately sent a replacement. My husband and I sealed it and put it together one afternoon and used it the next day. It works like a charm! It makes way more juice than I thought possible out of a few boxes of apples. We've used it several times this fall. Our adult children and grandchildren love to use it, also. It makes for a festive day with family! Thank you, Happy Valley.
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Reviewed by:  from Belle Fourche, SD. on 11/15/2014
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5 Stars
Great cider press
I have a small orchard and have been looking at cider presses for awhile. This year we finally have apples to be able to press into cider so I purchased the Pioneer Press. Two of my grandchildren, Sarah (12) and Ryan (10), put the press together (with some direction). Point is the press was easy to assemble (and we had a great time). Pressed apples this weekend and the cider was enjoyed by all. The design of the press is simple and rugged. I highly recommend this press and this company.
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Reviewed by:  from Fayette City, Pennsylvania. on 9/15/2014
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