The Catoctin Hemp Bucking Machine was developed to enable farmers to streamline one of the most tedious processes of Hemp farming. The CH bucker 1,000 is rated to buck up to 1,000 pounds of biomass per hour. This is a perfect size for farms between the range of 15 – 100 acres. Most bucking machines on the market are either too large in size and are only affordable for very large scale hemp productions, or they are machines that are still not fully automated. Our machine is fully automated while still being affordable. It can be bought as a unit (Belts, Bucking machine, Shaker Table), or as separate parts.
How It Works
Begin by placing the entire hemp plant onto the belt that conveys the plant to the mouth of the machine. The machine has 2 sets of axles, one to strip the buds and leaves off of the stalk, and one to hold the stalk in place while the plant is being stripped. Once stripped, the stalk and biomass, now separated, will fall onto another belt. This belt then leads to a shaker table, which separates stalks from the biomass. The biomass is then dropped into a tote or bag at the end of the belt, and it is ready to be sold or extracted.
Why It Is Superior
Safety: Most of the small scale bucking machines require a person to manually place each plant stalk into the machine for it to be bucked. This has the potential to be dangerous to the operator. Our machine uses a belt to drop the stalk in and adjustable rollers to hold it in place while being bucked. This allows the operator to be removed from the direct bucking system, and it increases efficiency.
Efficiency: Our machine can buck as much hemp that can be placed upon the belt, whereas most machines require one stalk to be inserted at a time. Furthermore, other machines do not separate small sticks that can be bucked off, which can be a time consuming process to do manually.
Superior Biomass: We separate the small sticks from the buds and leaves, which gives a more consistent and rich biomass.
Simplicity: The machine was designed to make maintenance easy. Everything is geared to be run by one motor, allowing for easy diagnostics and maintenance. It also has a panel that can be opened for easy access to the rollers and brushes.
Pricing: Our machine is affordably priced, as our goal is to work with growers throughout all aspects of growing hemp, and not just bucking.