Kairos Cultivator Dry Trimmer began when a Southern Oregon local grower doing a standard medical grow (48 plants) realized he would need to hire at least 25 trimmers per a site to trim in a timely manner and not sacrifice any quality. That’s 25 people to pay, coordinate, and in some cases, house and feed. That doesn’t even cover potential loses due to low quality work.
The Kairos machine was not designed to fully remove the need for hand trimers, but to eliminate the problematic need for excessive overhead during harvest. When automation was first introduced to the harvesting process on the farm, there was reluctance by the loyal hand trimmers who saw this as a potential risk for job elimination. After some time, the trimmers began to get more comfortable with the machines, realizing that they weren’t at risk of losing their job, but rather able to do their job in a way that benefits the trimmer and the grower. Using the Kairos machine, trimmers can accomplish more in a day and growers eliminate excessive overhead and cut down harvest costs by about half.
Introducing a dry trim machine to your operation allows you to live by the philosophy of buck it, hang it, and forget it. There are a lot of risks that go along with harvesting, most notably, loss of crop due to mold, mildew, or rain damage. It’s important for the process to be quick without sacrificing quality. Once you’re ready to trim, you only need one technician to run five machines at a time. Using this method, you will be left with a high smell and flavor potency (terpenes) (no more hay-like aroma) and a well formed bud (no flat spots or damaged trichomes). By choosing the dry trim method, you are back in control and can process your harvest when it best suits you, rather than when you have to.