Smooth Fox Terriers
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: United Kingdom
I did my own and have no recollection of them needing to be pressed out in a certain direction. I could have just had the luck of the gods on my side but I doubt it.
Looking at the arms and the spingpans when the bushes are out, there is nothing there to suggest that they only go in/out in one direction.
Bit confused by that.
8 tonne press should do it, just make sure that you are drifting them out using the outside of the bush, not the inside. If you try to use the inside, the bushes will actually try to expand and make the job even harder.
Heat from a blowtorch around the outsides is helpful.