Innovative, Earth-Friendly Building Products
The MP-612 is a portable, manually-operated press that produces a 6" x 12" x 3-1/2" compressed earth block which is moderately light in weight and easy to handle. High quality steel construction; grease fittings are installed at all critical locations to ensure smooth operation and long life, with a minimum of maintenance. The two 6-foot rails provide stability during operation and can be detached before transport, as can the two-piece 6-foot compression handle. The optional wheel kit makes it easy to move at the building site. Painted Safety Yellow for high visibility and to prevent rust.
NEW! Hole Block Option provides the means to create two 2-1/2 inch holes in the block to allow the insertion of steel reinforcing bars in the wall. See “MP-612 with Hole Block Option” photos in the Library/Photos section.
|MP-612||6" x 12"|
|Hole Block Option||Add|
The AH-series block presses are driven by compressed air. An air compressor capable of delivering 5 CFM at 90 to 100 PSI (not included) drives an air/hydraulic jack during the 30-second compression cycle. High quality, heavy duty steel construction; grease fittings are installed at all critical locations to ensure smooth operation and long life with a minimum of maintenance. Painted Safety Yellow for high visibility and to prevent rust.
NEW! Hole Block Option provides the means to create two 2-1/2 inch holes in the block to allow the insertion of steel reinforcing bars in the wall. Available for models AH-612 and AH-1014 only. See “MP-612 with Hole Block Option” photos in the Library/Photos section.
|Model||Block Size||Jack Size||Price|
|AH-612||6" x 12"||12 ton*|
|AH-1212||12" x 12"||20 ton*|
|AH-1014||10" x 14"||20 ton*|
|* Indicates maximum pressure delivered to the bottom of the compression piston.|
|Hole Block Option||Add|
The GPH/DPH/EPH series utilizes true hydraulics for quick and efficient compression, delivering approximately 1500 PSI (pounds per square inch) to the mould box. Using a convenient bolt-on design, additional mould boxes can be purchased to produce a variety of blocks, bricks and pavers. The GPH and DPH models are ideally suited for use in remote locations where electricity is unavailable. High quality, heavy duty steel construction and grease fittings at all critical locations ensure smooth operation and long life with a minimum of maintenance. Painted Safety Yellow for high visibility and to prevent rust.
The optional tow package consists of a 48" x 40" trailer with 12" tires. The machine is easily mounted and dismounted with a standard 1/2 ton engine hoist, and it can remain mounted on the trailer during operation (however, proper precautions must be taken to prevent tipping).
NEW! Hole Block Option provides the means to create two 2-1/2 inch holes in the block to allow the insertion of steel reinforcing bars in the wall. Available for 6" x 12" and 10" x 14" mould boxes only. See “MP-612 with Hole Block Option” photos in the Library/Photos section.
|GPH-2003-P||12HP Powerhorse 414cc Gasoline Engine|
|GPH-2003-B||10HP Briggs & Stratton 305cc Gasoline Engine|
|GPH-2003-H||9HP Honda 270cc Gasoline Engine|
|DPH-2003||10HP Diesel Engine|
|* Trailer must be registered with Motor Vehicle Department in most states.|
|Hole Block Option||Add|
The Brick Factory
Now you can make your own bricks and tiles for much less than what you'd pay for them at the local home improvement store. The Brick Factory is a smaller version of our air/hydraulic compressed earth block press, designed to produce a pair of perfectly sized bricks measuring 4-1/4" x 8-3/4" x 2". Bricks are made using common “sand mix” (Portland cement and sand) available at your local building center. Fill the hopper with a measured amount of moist sand mix, close the lid and press the air valve. In 30 seconds you’ll have two perfect bricks.
To make tiles, simply remove the brick insert. Tiles can be up to 2" thick, but 1" is sufficient for most applications. If “Portland Gray” isn't your favorite color, you can add a concrete coloring agent to the mix. Commonly available colors are red, brown and tan; check with your local building center for other colors.
Ergonomically designed, The Brick Factory stands approximately 36" tall when mounted on its optional stand, a comfortable height that virtually eliminates back strain. An air compressor capable of delivering 5 CFM at 90 to 100 PSI (not included) is required to drive the 12-ton air/hydraulic jack. All steel construction, built to last a lifetime with minimal maintenance. Painted Safety Yellow for high visibility and to prevent rust.
More pictures of The Brick Factory are available in the Library/Photos section.
The Saltillo Fake-O Tile Kit
We call them “Saltillo Fake-O” — they look a lot like Mexican-made Saltillo tiles, but unlike real Saltillo tiles, these tiles are tough as nails and will last a lifetime with minimal care. Real Saltillos are earthen — sometimes fired, but usually sun-baked — and tend to be quite fragile, not to mention highly irregular in size and thickness. With our Saltillo Fake-O kit, you can make your own tiles that are consistent in size and thickness, comparable in price to Saltillos, and amazingly durable. Use them indoors or out and install them as you would any other kind of tile. The Saltillo Fake-O Tile Kit comes with a four-gang mold (i.e., you can make four tiles at a time) and complete instructions for making your own 10" x 10" tiles. Use one kit for small projects and two or even three kits for large projects. Need larger or smaller tiles? Just let us know what size you need and we’ll make a custom mould for you.
|Saltillo Fake-O Kit (1)|
|Saltillo Fake-O Kit (2)|
|Saltillo Fake-O Kit (3)|
|Saltillo Fake-O Kit (10)|
Soil Filter Table
Proper soil preparation is absolutely essential for producing solid, reliable compressed earth blocks. Our soil preparation table makes that process simple and easy. Park your wheelbarrow under the table, place a quantity of soil in the filter, then simply rock the tray back and forth. All of the pebbles, stones and other undesirable bits remain in the tray while clean, filtered soil falls into your wheelbarrow. After filtering is complete, simply lift the tray from the table and discard the unfiltered material.
The Soil Filter Table features all steel construction, painted Safety Yellow for high visibility and to prevent rust. The filter tray includes a 1/8" grid galvanized filtration screen which can be easily replaced if necessary. Stands at a comfortable working height of 32 inches; the outer frame is 28" x 18". Size and design may vary slightly from photo.
Extra Core Plates and Inserts
Extra core plates are essential when helpers are available; the Half Block insert splits your blocks in two, and the Channel Block insert creates a space for your conduit, plumbing or reinforcing bar.
Wheel Kits, Trolleys and Towing Packages
Most of our block machines are quite heavy, so adding wheels makes it much easier to move the machine around the job site.
Available for all of our air/hydraulic block presses, the three-wheel trolley lets you move your block press on the job site with ease. The press fits snugly in the steel frame and features a limited turning radius to prevent accidental tip-over. High quality, heavy duty steel construction with 10" pneumatic tires and gold-tinted rims. Painted Safety Yellow for high visibility and to prevent rust.
For the hydraulic models, a 48" x 40" trailer with 12" tires and custom-fitted diamond plate decks is available. Be aware that an engine hoist, forklift or similar apparatus is required to place the machine on the trailer.
|Soil Filter Table|
|Extra Core Plates|
|Trolley for AH Machines|
|Tow Package for GPH/DPH/EPH Machines|