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Old 07-28-2017, 11:56 AM   #1
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We picked up a used manual crusher / destemmer this past week, it is a Pillan N-1 model and tried contacting the MFG and no response so posting here to see if anybody has this model.
We are looking for any type of care / maintenance manuals on it.
We took it completely apart to clean it and noticed that there are "service" ports on roller shafts I guess for lubrication? What kind / type of oil / grease?
There were 2 bearings on each end of the auger are these sealed bearings or do they need lubrication?

Any info would be great.
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Old 07-31-2017, 01:41 PM   #2
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I use a food-grade silicone spray lubricant on mine.
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Old 07-31-2017, 10:09 PM   #3
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I use a food-grade silicone spray lubricant on mine.
Ditto for me. They all seem pretty standard in the home winemaker range. I don't want any petroleum near my grapes. I use Crisco on my irrigation pump, would be a thicker alternative than the spray lube.
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Old 08-11-2017, 04:37 AM   #4
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I have a crusher like that, but no destemmer. I grow muscadines, so no stems to worry about. I bought it used, no instructions. Where do you get the food grade silicone spray?

 
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Old 08-11-2017, 07:13 AM   #5
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Thank you for the information Greg and John.
We have food grade lube for the threads on our press.
@garymc you can purchase silicone spray at MoreWine or Amazon.
https://morewinemaking.com/products/...ray-12-oz.html
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https://www.amazon.com/CRC-Grade-Sil.../dp/B00192D0TQ

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