This morning, I drove out to Woodland Hills and picked up my crusher-destemmer.
All stainless steel parts with aluminum adjustable-gap crusher rollers.
This was a floor model with some minor scratch-and-dent but it looks like it will do. The stand was also discounted.
As with all Italian wine equipment, there is no manual. Afterall, everyone knows how to turn a crank, right?
Well, not so fast, cowboy.
Luckily, John Daume gave me a quick crash course once we put the unit into the back of my Murano.
This unit is manufactured by Pillan. Their website does not have schematics or manuals for download, so the above links are to info on comparable equipment.
For storage, I bought an $18 BBQ cover at Big Lots.
Not a snug fit, but it’s cheap and will keep the unit free of larger debris.