Buckers play a crucial role in speeding up the process of hemp & cannabis processing.
Before you can even send your buds to the trimmer, you need to buck or de-stem them so that your trimmers can handle the buds in their chambers.
Types of Buckers
There are two (2) kinds of buckers in the market today.
The first is the gentle cut buckers, which gently pull off your buds but can only process a few pounds per hour. The second is the high-capacity buckers, which have more pulling power on-board to help you speed up the process of de-stemming.
Choosing the Right Bucker
Now, regardless of what kind of bucker you choose, there are qualities or features you need to look out for to get the best results.
- The first is the different feed sizes. Cannabis stems come in different sizes, so you want something appropriate for the diameter of the stalk. Too small, and your machine is most likely to jam. Too big, and you may end up damaging the buds.
- You also want to have something that lets you adjust the pulling strength. You don’t want to be putting so much effort and damage the buds.
- And then, of course, you also need something that has emergency stops and reverse options so that you can fix any jams that may happen.
Don’t take bucking or de-stemming for granted since this is the first step in the whole automated process of processing cannabis.
Invest in a good bucker that fits the needs of your facility so that you can get the best return of investment at the soonest time.