Posted Tue Aug 7, 2012, 10:29am Subject: FS: 2 Group Rancilio Z9 Hydraulic Espresso Machine *Price Reduced*
I am moving across the country soon, and unfortunately I will not be able to take all of my espresso gear. Therefore, I am selling the largest machine in my collection: a 2 group Rancilio Z9. I acquired this machine almost 3 years ago from a church and did a complete overhaul. The frame was professionally sandblasted and powder coated. The boiler and pipes were descaled in citric acid. All of the brass and copper parts were polished. Gaskets and other parts that wear out were replaced. In other words, this machine is now in perfect working order. The outer shell is a very cool retro 70s orange color. The enamel paint is very bright and in good condition, except for a few scratches from normal use. This machine operates differently than modern machines. It is a hydraulic machine, so it has no pump. The pressure is generated by using a piston to convert the water input pressure (~2 bar) to 9 bar. It is very cool engineering and a fun machine to use. Since it has no electrical board no pump, it is very simple inside and there are few parts that can break. The machine is also 110 V, so it can be easily hooked up i most homes. From some online research, it appears that the Z9 was made between the late 70s and mid 80s. I have enjoyed this machine for a couple years, but simply cannot bring it with me to California. I'm open to offers and trades (particularly grinders). I live in Nashville and would prefer a relatively local sell. I don't mind driving a couple hours to meet someone. I'll post pictures soon. Please ask if you have any questions. I have a FloJet that I can sell along with the machine if someone wants to run it off of a bottle. You will just need a pressure regulator to lower the output pressure of the FloJet.
Posted Tue Aug 14, 2012, 8:05am Subject: Re: FS: 2 Group Rancilio Z9 Hydraulic Espresso Machine
Here is a picture of the machine. Sorry for the poor quality, but there's not a lot of light in my basement. I also forgot to mention that that grate on the drip tray is missing. This doesn't affect its functionality and wouldn't be hard to replace. As the date of my move approaches, I'm also dropping the price to $750. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.
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