Following the lead of the folks at Noble Cider (http://www.noblecider.com), I pimped my press by replacing the manual bottle jack with a pneumatic/hydraulic jack. AWESOME is the word! Much faster leaving hands free to do more important stuff like grinding more fruit or making the next set of cheeses.
I strongly recommend that you add an inline oiler to keep the jack happy.
I also recommend that you keep an eye on the web price and lookout for coupons. The online price went up $25 the day after I bought it, and I put a 25% off discount coupon all the already steeply discounted price. I could have ordered it online for the same discount, but I was already in town...
It wants a good supply of air at 120 psi, but my video shows that it function well on the press using my small compressor. Get a high volume/low pressure compressor if you're starting from scratch.
Folks are doing great stuff hacking this press to make cider, and Reverend Nat in Portland Oregon did a great job of building a stand to raise up the work for comfort and efficiency. More on that later.
Links of interest:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0_Ez14bIwA The original 20-ton cider press video!
http://www.noblecider.com Artisan cider from North Carolina
http://reverendnatshardcider.com/ Artisan cider from Oregon