A lot has evolved with Tom’s Tumble Trimmers. The company has shifted from focusing on dry trimming to developing large-scale bladeless trimming solutions. You can say that they are pioneers in this field.
The combination of dry and bladeless trimming can be odd, if not raise eyebrows. Dry buds are harder to trim, and you could use precise and efficient tools to cut the sugar leaves. But Tom’s Tumble Trimmers made it happen, thanks to their innovative features that deliver remarkable outputs.
The company's success in the last ten years allowed it to evolve and improve its products. What started with bladeless technology, the company introduced other solutions, expanding their small-scale solutions to cater to industrial-sized operations.
A Brief History
Tom’s Tumble Trimmers is a bit new in the market, established in 2013 by Thomas Bruggemann, a cannabis grower and former Hollywood stuntman. Bruggemann wanted a bud trimmer that could trim fast without losing the trichomes in the buds. After several prototypes, Bruggemann came out with the bladeless, mesh net tumbler, which has since sparked different variations Since then, Bruggemann has released six (6) models of trimmers and sold thousands of his machines under his TTT Innovations Company. Aside from trimmers, his company has introduced CO2 infusion kits for some trimmers for faster work.
TTT Tumble Trimmers
The TTT trimmer lineup includes the TTT 1600, TTT 1900, TTT 2100, TTT 2600, TTT 3000, and TTT 5000 GMP trimmers. These trimmers have different capacities ranging from 20 pounds to 100 pounds per hour and are suitable for small, medium, and large-scale growers.
|Trimmer Model||Capacity (Dry)||Power Source||Notable Features|
|TTT 1600||1 lb/hr||Hand-cranked||Portable|
|TTT 1900||20 lbs/hr||Electric||Variable speed motor|
|TTT 2100||20 lbs/hr||Electric||Variable speed motor, CO2 kit compatible|
|TTT 2600||60 lbs/hr||Electric||Variable speed motor, Improved design, CO2 kit compatible|
|TTT 3000||100 lbs/hr||Electric||Variable speed motor, Flagship model, CO2-kit compatible|
|TTT 5000 GMP||50 lbs/hr||Electric||Variable speed motor, CO2-kit compatible, GMP-compliant, Stainless steel construction|
Industrial Harvesting Solutions
Not to be left behind in its offerings, Tom’s Tumble Trimmers also offers industrial-grade solutions for large to commercial-sized operations. To up the ante, it doesn’t just provide trimmers but the whole gamut covering daily operations.
The Mighty Python is Tom’s Tumbler Trimmer’s answer to providing commercial trimming capacity while maintaining its trademark bladeless design. Designed to trim wet and dry buds, the Mighty Python also features cryogenic trimming for a more efficient operation. This trimmer also features four sorting drawers and a pollen collector to ensure an organized workflow.
One thing to note about this trimmer is its conveyor feed system that allows you to load the buds without transferring them from one machine to another. There’s also a speed control to ensure the quality of your buds.
Four trimmers are under the Mighty Python brand, each with different trimming capacities.
- Python 200, which has a 200-pound capacity per hour
- Python 400, which can trim up to 400 pounds an hour
- Python 600, which has a 600-pound capacity per hour
- Python 1200, which can handle up to 1,200 pounds per hour
The nice thing about these trimmers is they require minimal maintenance on your end. You don’t need to clean them too often, so you can focus on trimming.
Python Stainless Steel Conveyors
Bridging your workflow between machines, the Python Stainless Steel Conveyors move your buds from each step without having to handle the buds yourself personally. A conveyor system improves productivity while reducing contamination risks and even human handling losses.
There are three types of conveyors to choose from: the Mighty Conveyor, which feeds the Mighty Python trimmers; the Feed Belt Conveyor, which has a higher feeding capacity; and the Takeaway Belt Conveyor, which transfers your buds and trims to the next stage of your workflow.
One thing to note about the feed conveyors is that they are fully adjustable. You can set them at any desired angle and height or use them with non-Python trimmers.
A good trim removes the water leaves and stems from your buds. Not to be outdone, the company developed the Python D-Leefer to help growers remove those branches and water leaves before the buds are given a proper trim. This machine handles dry buds well and features a vacuum to segregate the trimmings from the flowers.
Python Biomass Refiner
If you plan to get the Mighty Python Trimmer, then it’s also recommended that you also get the Python Biomass Refiner. This machine allows you to maximize the trims from your buds by extracting any kief still present to increase your yields. The Python Biomass Refiner has multiple vacuums that move material faster.
Tom’s Automatic Bud Sorter
Even making things more efficient regarding quality control, Tom’s Automatic Harvest Sorter lets you segregate your buds according to size. Not only does this make the job faster, but it also enables you to evaluate the quality of the buds you grow. You’ll see the consistency in your harvests by the number of buds that go through each sorting slot.
The Automatic Harvest Sorter also features adjustable speeds, and you can also set the adjustment size with the five adjusters.
The company also offers a cryogenic herb sifter if the conveyor system and industrial trimmers aren’t enough. Dubbed the Grasshopper, this machine can extract kief 20 times faster than the usual cryo-tumblers. Using vibration and liquid CO2, the Grasshopper can achieve a higher extraction rate.
Pre Roll Solutions
Tom’s Pre-Roll Grinder/Shredder
Last on the list is Tom’s Pre-roll Grinder/Shredder. If you want to add pre-rolls as part of your offerings, then a Pre-roll grinder is essential. This grinder can handle up to 200 pounds of material and process wet and dry buds. It comes with a single horsepower motor and is made of stainless steel for GMP compliance.
Coming Full Circle
Tom’s Tumble Trimmer may have that niche for dry trimming, but the introduction of new products has proven that it is more than just a dry trimming brand. By updating the designs of its tumble trimmers, the company has proven that it won’t allow itself to be a one-trick pony. Through expansion, Tom’s Tumble Trimmer also proved that it is a formidable company to watch out for in cannabis processing. By introducing industrial solutions, the company presents itself as a solution for different businesses involved in cannabis distribution or production.