THE GLADIATOR – CenturionPro Hemp & Cannabis Trimmers. Wet & Dry
The Gladiator is currently one of the highest capacity trimming machines in the world. This commercial-scale trimmer does the work of 100 human workers without sacrificing quality, making it an incredibly powerful tool for any commercial operation. The Gladiator can process up to 125 lbs of wet (57 kgs) product or up to 25 lbs of dry (12kgs) product per hour of use!
The Gladiator Standard System comes all-inclusive with the largest hopper in the industry, a 4 horsepower leaf collector suction system and our unique triple-bag kief filtration & trim collection system. Each machine comes standard with BOTH WET and DRY electropolish tumblers – or you have the option to get all tumblers as either WET or DRY to suit your needs.
Achieve 40% Greater Trichome Preservation and Less Downtime
UPGRADE TO NON-STICK QUANTANIUM TUMBLERS (order separately)
Our Quantanium Coated Tumblers delicately handle flowers and give 40% greater trichome preservation. This technology prevents precious trichomes from adhering to the tumbler surface without the need for special lubricants or sprays. This also speeds up the harvesting process since no downtime is required to stop and clean the tumblers throughout the day. A simple wipe down with a cloth and warm water will remove the small amount of residue that may be present.
The full setup includes the Leaf Collector, basket, and Hash bags to collect all the extra kief.
Best practices to achieve a superior dry trim
Hang the entire plant upside down at 60 degrees Fahrenheit and 30% humidity for 24 hours. The next day, raise the humidity to 50-60% for another five to six days. Once dry, carefully buck your flowers and sugar leaves from the stems. Depending on the density of the flowers, they should be then be ready to processed by the trimming solution.
The buds should be 80-90% dry, with fan and sugar leaves still soft and pliable. If larger leaves are too dry and brittle, it can be difficult for the machine to pull stiffer foliage through the drum, preventing a clean sharp cut. To remedy this, raise the humidity up to 75% for about half a day to a full day. Remarkably, this softens leaves without while returning additional moisture to the flower.
It is crucial surplus leaves remain soft and bendy in order for the machine to produce a sharp cut. If the leaves are too dry, we recommend using a humidifier or a water bottle with a misting nozzle to rehydrate them. This will help re-introduce a small amount of moisture to the leaves, ensuring the trimming solution delivers a precise cut.
You may prefer to run the machine with the plastic cover off and diverter almost fully open, depending on the density of the flowers. Please note the machine operates best when the tumbler is 40-50% full.
Trimming dry product minimizes the possibility of cutting blades gumming up and requiring periodic cleaning, especially when using our Quantanium non-stick tumblers. This reduces downtime and further expedites the harvesting process. Dry trimming has also been praised for preserving natural aromas and flavors post-harvesting.