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(FP130) This Stainless Steel Fruit Crusher is a monster. It can tear through any type of fruit in very little time including apples, elderberries, grapes, pears and more. It doesn’t matter; just lay the cross arms across an open container. Put the fruit in the hopper and start cranking. That’s it! Within minutes you’ll have a barrel full of crushed and chopped fruit, ready for making wine. Perfect for some doing 50, 100 or even 200 gallons of wine at a time.
The impressive design of this Stainless Steel Fruit Crusher allows you to crank through a lot of fruit with very little effort. It uses a series of rotating and stationary knives within the hopper to rip through any fruit thrown its way. Even apples are no match for this machine. At the bottom of the hopper are two oversized rollers that actually do the crushing. Their larger and rounder shape help minimize any resistance from the fruit.
Specs: This crusher can handle 1,850 pounds of fruit per hour and measures 20” x 24” at the top and 8-1/2” x 8-1/2” at the bottom. The two cross arms are 47” in length for suspending over open containers. Within the hopper are 10 sharp stainless steel knives that rotate and crop up larger fruit. The crusher features two oversized, aluminum rollers for minimizing resistance. Each roller is 3-3/4” in diameter and 8-3/4” long. The distance between the rollers can be adjusted, giving you complete control over how much to crush. The cranking wheel is 17” in diameter so you can have maximum leverage.
Q Wallace (Philadelphia, PA)
When using the Stainless Steel Fruit Crusher, how does it catch the pulp and juice?
This product should be suspended above a food grade bucket or similar to catch the pulp.
Q Amanda (Bllomville, NY)
Do the knives come out of the unit for cleaning? And does it come with any instructions?
No, the knives do not come out. Unfortunately this item does not come with any instructions. However, it is simple to use.
Q Ralph (Locust Grove, GA)
Would this be the proper unit for blueberries, pears, peaches, and grapes?
Yes, with its stainless steel knives, this fruit crusher can be used on any type of fruit.
Q Shannon (Cape Coral, FL)
What is the size and weight of the Stainless Steel Fruit Crusher?
It comes in two different boxes. The box the legs come in is 47" long, 19.5" wide and 5.5" deep. The crusher box is 36" long, 25.5" wide, and 14.5" deep. The total weight of the two boxes is 52 pounds.
Q Bob (Phippsburg, CO)
I noticed that the fruit crusher ad addresses wine making for the most part. I`m looking for a crusher to be used for making apple juice/cider primarily. Do you recommend this crusher for this application?
Yes, the fruit crusher will work for preparing apples for pressing into juice/cider.
Q David (Rio Rancho, NM)
I am wondering if the gears are plastic or metal?
The gears are nylon.
Q Josh (Altamont, TN)
How far apart can the rollers be adjusted? Do fruits with stones, such as peaches, need to be pitted first?
The rollers can be adjusted to approximately 1/4" apart. As for fruits with large stones such as peaches, they do have to be pitted first. If they are not pitted first, the crusher will crush the pits causing a bitterness in the must.
Q Jesse (Amherst, OH)
Can this crusher be motorized?
Yes, you can set up a slow pully motor with this crusher.