A close look at the Barrel Blades and understand how they work with both Barrels when the plant material being processed.
The Barrel Blades are positioned on the underside of and between the Barrels. The Right Barrel rotates clockwise, while the Left Barrel rotates counter-clockwise.
The Barrels counter rotation is because if the barrels travel against themselves the material rotates into the cutting zone for the reel blades to trim. By having the Barrels counter-rotate, only ONE Reel Blade is required for both Barrels. That is also why we don’t have the reel cutter at the bottom of the Barrels. Material will naturally be pulled up to the Barrel inside wall toward the center of the machine as they turn in opposite directions and that is where we have placed the cutting reel.
Our machines are all designed to use this natural tumbling force to get the best trim possible.