Grinders for Lancman Presses
Several years ago OESCO became the first US company to import LANCMAN water operated bladder presses from Slovenia. We realized that there was a need for an affordable small-scale commercial-quality press that was easy to use. When we needed an apple grater to go with the bladder presses, we put our decades of experience to work and came up with two graters built specifically for the LANCMAN presses.
The smaller of the two graters -- the 6-HDPE -- uses a 1/2 HP 115V motor. Apples are fed down a safety chute and the ground fruit is caught in a sanitized 5 gallon poly bucket (or similar container). Food contact surfaces are stainless steel or high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and the shielding comes off for easy clean up. We generally recommend this grater for the LANCMAN 80L, LANCMAN 120L and the LANCMAN 170L models.
For the largest presses - the LANCMAN 250L model - we recommend the larger 6-EASY-FEED Elevator-Grinder. This unit incorporates an elevator, saving considerably on the "back work" needed to get the apples up to the 61 inch lip of the 250L LANCMAN press. The 6-EASY-FEED uses two motors - a 115V 1/2HP motor to run the elevator and a 220V, 1HP motor to run the 6 in. HDPE grinder (you'll need the services of an electrician to wire the 220V motor -- ships without an ON/OFF switch).
Both units employ a 6 inch HDPE drum fitted with carbide teeth. In most cases, these graters will chop fruit as quickly as you can feed fruit to them (the firmer the apple, generally, the better it will chop. Over-ripe apples can sometimes be problematic).
Check out the video below to see the whole process:
These units are made to order so we encourage you to call us for likely delivery dates. Both the 6-HDPE and the 6-EASY-FEED must be delivered by truck freight, delivered on an OESCO truck or can be picked up at our shop in Conway, MA.