If you are preparing for harvest this upcoming fall, you are undoubtedly overwhelmed with the rush of this season. An important task ahead of you is sourcing a powerful, efficient bucking machine to increase the productivity and profitability of your commercial grow.
Whether you are harvesting hemp, you need an efficient process for removing the stems from your plants. You likely know all about trimming machines, but these days bucking is just important.
We put a list together of the best bucking machines you can choose from this year, but first, let's cover a bit more about this relatively new piece of harvest equipment.
What is a bucking machine, and why do you need one?
A bucking machine, also known as a destemmer or a debudder, is a harvesting machine that efficiently removes the buds from the stems prior to trimming. When harvest comes, there is always a lot of talk about trimming, hand trimming, motor-powered trimming, and friction trimming.
Bucking can sometimes be an afterthought. In reality, if your destemming process is not on point, the efficiency of your whole harvest will suffer! Whether you are trimming by hand or with a commercial trimmer, a bud bucker is an investment that will certainly pay for itself after one harvest.
Anyone who wants to maximize their production during harvest should consider the art of bucking.
Which bucking machine is right for your harvest?
Choosing the best bucker for your grow will depend on the size of your operation, what you want to do with the end product, and budget. We are going to go over the key points of each machine and hope to narrow down your decision.
The number of feed holes, their largest available diameter, food grade safe material, design and overall usability will be our criteria.
Twister B4 Bucking Machine
The Newest addition to the Twister line is the B4 Bucker. This quality crafted machine pairs well with any Twister Trimmer and certainly stands up to the brand expectations.
The variable 1-10 speed controller allows you to process both wet and dry product and can be disassembled without tools in minutes for easy cleaning.
The B4 is CE certified, CSA compliant, UL compliant and is made of 304 Stainless throughout with anodized aluminum. Like all of their machines, no detail has gone unnoticed.
They even have "swappable cartridges" eliminating downtime and "active gearing" which adjusts to the stem diameter preventing treacherous jams.
One of the best things about this machine is the height adjustable front shrouds. This is key for anyone using the full conveyor set up with their Twister T2 or T4. A flawless assembly line for mass production. Shop the Twister Twin T2 Conveyor Package.
The B4 has a 1HP motor, does 1750 RPMs and can process up to 150 pounds an hour. The face plate has three various feed holes, the largest being 3/4 of an inch. This machine is definitely suitable for Medium to large Commercial Growers.
Triminator BuckMaster Bucking Machine
Assembled in Northern California, the Triminator BuckMaster and BuckMaster Pro (pictured) Bucking Machines are thoughtfully crafted with the Commercial Grower in mind. Not only can you change the speed for your wet and dry product, the Triminator has also included two plate styles.
These plates are easily interchangeable and specifically designed for your dry or wet product. The dry plate has longer insertion stems to the product is not "bashing" against the plate itself. This plate will also be beneficial for your prized "boutique" flowers.
Both models have a 1/2 HP motor and can process stems up to 3/4 of an inch. The motor and controllers are IP65 WashDown Rated, making the whole machine super easy and fast to clean.
The standard unit has 5 feed holes and can process up to 150 lbs and hour whereas the Pro unit has ten feed holes and can process 300 lbs an hour! If you want to start with the standard model, you can always upgrade to the Pro model by purchasing a second operation station thanks to their patent-pending SmartMod system.
The BuckMaster is GMP compliant, UL compliant, CE compliant and RoHS compliant where all touchpoint material is 304 stainless. These machines are on wheels making them easily transferable so you can go where your harvest takes you.
The standard machine is great for an avid hobby grower up to a small-medium commercial grower whereas the Pro unit is best suited for a large commercial grow.
Munch Machine Mother Bucker
Not only do they have the coolest name, but the Mother Bucker is a beautiful piece of equipment that truly raises the bar in the industry.
Professionally engineered by experts with 75 years of harvest equipment manufacturing experience, the craftsmanship of this machine is exceptional!
Patent Pending, these machines are made in the USA and are currently in some of the largest grows in the US and Canada.
This machine is built to last and made from structural grade A36, A500 and 304 Stainless Steel with powder coated surfaces. It is CGMP compliant (Current Good Manufacturing Practice) and easy to clean with a stiff brush and 70 proof alcohol in ten minutes tops.
Outdoor and indoor friendly, where you can choose which wheels your machine comes with (industrial casters for indoor and flat free off-road for outdoors).
You can always purchase the other wheels separately if you want both options. The face plate has various sizes and is capable of processing stems up to 3/4 of an inch in diameter.
The Mother Bucker has a precise variable speed dial from 1-10. So depending on what you are processing, wet or dry, and/or what you plan to do with your processed material post-harvest, extracts or boutique, you can choose the right speed to best care for your plants!
Choosing this for your large commercial grow will definitely help cut labor costs and add to your overall efficiency and is definitely overkill for any hobbyist!
The five year warranty accurately displays the confidence Munch has in this machine!
One of the two CenturionPro bucking machines we carry, the GC1 is geared towards small to medium size operations.
With a budget friendly price point, and incredible efficiency, this is a great choice for anyone looking to squeeze as much productivity and profitability out of their harvest as possible.
The "GC" stands for Gentle Cut, as the folks at CenturionPro understand how delicate your flowers are and seek to protect them as much as possible.
This bucking machine works similar to scissors, by cutting flowers at the stem as opposed to pulling and "popping" them off.
This feature will keep your key "crown" flowers from breaking apart into smaller buds.
The CenturionPro GC1 bucking machine can replace 2-3 human workers, and will process 40+ pounds of flower an hour!
It features a continuous duty cycle and active gearing drivetrain, allowing for maximum efficiency while keeping safety in mind.
This is the perfect tabletop bucker, but an optional bucker stand is available. Its easy to set up, clean, and doesn't need much maintenance.
The GC1 comes with a standard 2 year warranty.
EZTRIM DeBudder Stem Remover Machine
Based out of Colorado, EZTrim definitely wears their name well! With a complete line of harvesting equipment, EZTrim understands the importance of efficiency and all their equipment is very simplistic and easy to operate.
This machine has a variable speed controller, 1-100, and you are able to process both wet and dry product effectively. It is completely food grade safe and the flat surfaces make it a breeze to clean up after a hard days work!
They have three options available: the Indoor DeBudder, the Outdoor DeBudder and the Table Top DeBudder. The Indoor and Table Top units both have 4 feed holes whereas the Outdoor unit has 8!
The Indoor and Outdoor units have legs and a front and back workstation plate whereas the Tabletop does not.
The largest diameter feed tube is 1/2 of an inch and they do allow you to select from 5/32", 1/4", 3/8" and 1/2'' if you want a custom combination.
They even offer custom size options for those who need it. These units are sufficient for a crop of any size and are used in large commercial facilities across the country.
The EZTrim DeBudder has an amazing three year warranty!
The first bucker on the scene was the Trimpro Bucker. This Canadian made machine offers the classic commercial quality you expect your bucker to have!
Safe and easy to use, Trimpro will cut your bucking time down by half, while being gentle on your product. There are six different hole sizes to easily match up your stocks, the largest being 3/8 of an inch in diameter, so a pre-sort is definitely a good idea.
There is a variable speed option from 0-100 so you can buck both wet and dry product.
TrimPro has been around for over a decade and has a full line of commercial grade harvest equipment. Definitely a reputable brand that has made there way into many grow facilities worldwide.
This is the least expensive automated bucker on the market and is perfect for any operation from hobby to commercial.
Just in time for harvest, the CenturionPro HP1 Bucking Machine is the first in their workhorse line of buckers. HP refers to "High Performance", and rightfully so.
This machine boasts the industry's highest buck rate per hour.
It utilizes two rollers that pull the stem into the machine, and pop flowers off. Featuring just one workstation, the HP1 is suitable for tabletop use or can be combined with an optional bucker stand.
It processes at an incredible rate of 175 pounds per hour, and can effectively replace 5-7 human workers.
The max stem diameter of the CenturionPro HP1 Bucking Machine is 3/4", and it features a .75 horsepower motor with variable speeds to meet your harvest needs.
It plugs into a standard 110 volt, 15 amp circuit and is EU/AUS compatible.
Backed by a 2 year warranty.
Ox Box Bucking Machine
The Ox Box Bucking Machine is brand new, and primed to make an impression in harvest 2020. It is industrial grade, capable of processing 90 pounds/hour wet and 30 pounds/hour dry.
The bucker is constructed of anodized 6061 aluminum and 304 stainless steel, for ease of cleaning, durability and corrosion resistance.
It is equipped with a powerful 3/4 horsepower variable speed, reversible motor that is geared down 6:1 for plenty of torque.
The solid rubber rollers are 5" diameter X 10" wide, mounted on 1" steel axels.
The cut plate has 3 sets of 5 holes from 3/16‚Äù to 5/8‚Äù diameter, allowing this machine to buck small delicate indoor branches or large outdoor branches by either one or two operators.
This machine has a one year warranty and 24 hours tech support.
GreenBroz 215 Cannagin Destemmer
Made and distributed out of the beautiful San Diego, Ca, GreenBroz is a Veteran-owned company that prides themselves on hiring veterans and producing top of the line equipment.
The Cannagin is made from food-grade stainless steel and offers two spring-loaded shearing doors with five various stem guides. The customizable speed control ranges from 1-80 RPM and the whisper quiet motor keeps everything under wraps.
This machine is a much lower price point then some of the newer models on the street and it’s super easy to clean with rubbing alcohol and a gentle cloth.
The 215 comes with a stock faceplate that has two spring-loaded shearing doors and five various stem guides. The largest diameter feed hole for this machine is 1/2 of an inch in diameter. They do offer an additional faceplate with an increase of four spring-loaded shearing doors.
The Cannagin operates on three principals: gentle, quick and quiet and is definitely worth looking into! This is a great option for hobby and small-medium commercial grows.
DL Wholesale Debudder Bucket Lid
Not looking for an automated debudder? This inexpensive garden accessory is perfect for any home grower or small operation who wants to make their life a little easier during harvest.
The Debudder Bucket Lid easily snaps onto any standard 5-gallon bucket, which is not included. Easy to use and has been scientifically engineered to handle any size and shape stem.
It is built from a solid one-piece design, is easy to clean, and does not damage the buds. This is the least expensive option out there and will definitely get the job done. Definitely beats doing it all by hand!
It doesn't matter if you are a hobby grower or have a large commercial facility. Hydrobuilder.com has the perfect bucker for your harvesting needs. We understand the importance of efficiency and ROI and our goal is to help you conquer both. If you want help choosing a bucking machine for your grow, reach out to our expert growers and we'll help you fit one for your needs. Happy Harvest!
Learn more about fully automating your harvest and check out our Best Harvest Trimming Machines of 2020 learning center article! We know trimming sucks, but it doesn't have to!