Operating the Debudders

INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE 

  1. Properly prep the product by removing all fan leaves, and individualizing the stems from the stock
  2. Be sure to leave 2-3” at the base of the stem, so that the rollers have something to grab onto
  3. If there is a flower at the base of the stem, simply pull that first flower off by hand and then feed the stem into the appropriate hole
  4. Although the debudder can handle stems with multiple offshoots, we recommend that you individualize them as much as possible
  5. Feed the stem into the appropriate hole, ideally the stem is slightly smaller than the hole size, do not feed a small stem through the largest hole, as it will pull some of the flower through, and will not pluck the flower properly
  6. If a branch you are feeding into a hole has multiple offshoots, be sure to feed it into a hole size that will accommodate the thickness of the offshoots
  7. Grouping several small stems together and feeding them through an appropriate larger size hole is an option
  8. If a stem only has one or two flowers on it, don’t bother feeding it into the machine, pluck them by hand and move on
  9. Utilize the reverse switch if a cola is too large and cannot be pulled through the hole, cut the top off, and switch back to forward
  10. Continue feeding stems into the appropriate holes, and remember to empty the stem collection bin
  11. For quicker production use two people on either side of the machine
  12. You can optionally shuck and trim the product with the fan leaves on, and although it may be faster, keep in mind that this will change the quality of your trim, due to excessive chlorophyll in the fan leaves, it is best to remove the fan leaves before the harvest, and ideally during the flushing period
  13. FOR THE BEST TRIMMING RESULTS, ENSURE THAT THERE IS NO EXCESS STEM AT THE BASE OF THE FLOWER, AND THAT EACH FLOWER HAS BEEN COMPLETELY INDIVIDUALIZED, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, TO AVOID CROWS FEET, THAT ALL FAN LEAVES HAVE BEEN REMOVED
  14. Please reference our wet and dry trimming SOPS for detailed instructions for each part of the harvesting process