The Bud Trimmer removes unwanted leaves from cannabis and hemp flowers and is the only solution that can deliver trim quality that surpasses manual methods. The key to the Bud Trimmer’s superiority is that it allows the user to adjust multiple variables in the way it trims in order to adjust for wet and dry product, as well as different strains, sizes, and growing methods.

This Cannabis and Hemp Bud Trimmer is not only quiet and lightweight, but also features the following unique adjustable controls:

-Bud Movement through Airflow and Suction

The air flow is considered properly adjusted when it moves the product around the grate while also allowing the silicone fingers to separate and roll the product. Properly adjusting the airflow and suction eliminates excessive handling and unnecessary agitation.

-Rotation & Separation of Product

This is something you will want to adjust based on whether you are trimming wet or dry product as well as adjusting for different strains. Properly adjusting the rotation and separation will reduce batch times.

The Bud Trimmer is not only quiet and lightweight, but also features the following unique adjustable controls:

-Wet & Dry Trim Functionality

Properly adjusting the cutting blade and implementing the different grates for wet and dried product will ensure a quality trim without damaging buds.

-Batch Time Control

The Bud Trimmer allows you to watch the product as it is being trimmed, and adjust cycle times, based on what you see during each batch. Every strain and batch are different, so it is important to adjust accordingly. Proper batch time control ensures that buds are trimmed to your desired level of quality.

Our patented and unique filtration system comes with four collection bags which have varying micron levels for separating and collecting the leaf as it’s trimmed. The first bag collects the larger leaf & stem. This product from this level is good for extraction and separates most of the chlorophyll filled leaf. The second bag collects your sweet leaf making it excellent for extraction & pre-rolls. The third bag is your B grade keif (green), and the fourth bag is your A grade keif (gold). Separating the trim and keif has a lot of upside for both the extraction and creating new revenue streams. Additionally, these bags can also be utilized for manual dry sifting.

IT IS CRUCIAL THAT THE PRODUCT IS DRIED AND PREPPED PROPERLY PRIOR TO TRIMMING, THIS MEANS, ALL OF THE FLOWERS HAVE BEEN INDIVIDUALIZED, AND THAT THE OUTER LEAVES SNAP, AND DO NOT BEND AT ALL WHEN DISTURBED

  • Ensure the product is dry enough for trimming (leaves should snap when disturbed)
  • Adjust airflow with inner lids open and closed to optimize internal flow rate
  • Adjust rotor speed and direction to optimize trim cycle
  • Be sure to utilize the dry trimming grate (If the product is still too moist to trim, try trimming using the wet trim grate)
  • Proper preparation is key to quality trimming – individualize all buds, remove fan leaves and keep no more than an ⅛” to 1/4 “of stem at the base of the buds
  • If the product isn’t trimmed in under a minute, the product is too wet
  • If the product is still too wet and it is time to trim, open containers the product is being stored in and increase airflow on the product
  • There is a balance of quality and speed for every strain, some strains require zero touch up, while others need some, find the optimal trimming cycle time and touch up required that creates the best quality and efficiency
  • Quality control or touch up should be happening simultaneously

INSTALL THE DRY GRATE PRIOR TO TRIMMING

1.Remove the motor assembly from the drum

2.With the drum in the upside-down position, unscrew the grate screws

3.Place one hand through the drum gate opening, sandwich the grate with both hands and push the grate up at an angle

4.Place the new grate down in the same manner you removed it

5.Be sure that the label of the gate – “Wet grate or Dry grate” is positioned inside the gate window opening and that all screw holes are positioned over the rubber

6.Reinstall the grate screws and ensure that you do not over tighten them but that the screw heads are completely flush with the grate

7.Reinstall the motor assembly

8.If there is a gap between the drum and the grate at the window gate opening, use a small amount of silicone to seal it

  • Buck and trim within 2-3 hours of harvest and before the leaves get squished or start to curl in
  • Avoid piling the wet bucked flowers too high or for too long, as it can squish the product making it difficult to trim and effecting quality
  • Dialing in the blade effectively will dramatically change the closeness of the trim, the blade should be no less than 1/16”- 1/8” from the bottom of the grate at all points
  • Proper preparation is key to quality trimming – individualize all buds, remove fan leaves and keep no more than an ⅛” to 1/4 “of stem at the base of the buds
  • If a strain requires a longer trimming cycle time, and in order to avoid sacrificing quality, decide if it makes more sense to just allow the trimmer to do 80% of the trim quickly and touch up the rest with scissors
  • There is a balance of quality and speed for every strain, some strains require zero touch up, while others need some, find the optimal trimming cycle time and touch up required that creates the best quality and efficiency
  • Quality control or touch up should be happening simultaneously with trimming and with the proper team should not be a bottleneck in the process (to avoid bottlenecking and if necessary, increase the number of employees on quality control)

INSTALL THE WET GRATE PRIOR TO TRIMMING

1.Remove the motor assembly from the drum

2.With the drum in the upside-down position, unscrew the grate screws

3.Place one hand through the drum gate opening, sandwich the grate with both hands and push the grate up at an angle

4.Place the new grate down in the same manner you removed it

5.Be sure that the label of the gate – “Wet grate or Dry grate” is positioned inside the gate window opening and that all screw holes are positioned over the rubber

6.Reinstall the grate screws and ensure that you do not over tighten them but that the screw heads are completely flush with the grate

7.Reinstall the motor assembly

8.If there is a gap between the drum and the grate at the window gate opening, use a small amount of silicone to seal it

WET TRIMMING

AVERAGE THROUGHPUT for every Bud Trimmer should be 20,000 grams (44 LBS) per hour of fresh buds or 5,000 grams (11 LBS) per hour of dried finished buds

DRY TRIMMING

AVERAGE THROUGHPUT for every Bud Trimmer should be 15,000 grams (33 LBS) per hour of dried finished buds