Plant processing system and method

  • US 9,161,566 B2
  • Filed: 05/11/2012
  • Issued: 10/20/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/11/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A plant processor, comprising:

  • a) a cylindrical rotatable drum for receiving plant matter, the rotatable drum having a plurality of slots and a ring at each end of the drum positioned coaxially with the drum;

    b) a cutting reel positioned below the rotatable drum and being rotatable in an opposite direction to the drum, the cutting reel comprising a cylindrical rod and a plurality of longitudinal cutting blades connected thereto, the cutting reel further including a shaft extending axially therefrom at each end, the shaft being in frictional engagement with said rings on the drum and said rings supporting the drum on the shaft;

    c) a cutting knife horizontally positioned below the top of the reel; and

    d) a motor to rotate the shaft and the reel and to effect rotation of the drum in the opposite direction as a result of the frictional engagement between the shaft and said rings.

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