HurdMaster MD1000


The HurdMaster hemp decorticator is intended for small farming and processing operations and for CBD and marijuana producers who want to capitalize on leftover stems. The machine is designed for separating the cannabis stalk’s woody inner core (hurd, shivs, shives) from the exterior bast fibers. The resulting hurd can be used for hempcrete construction, as animal bedding and animal litter, or as plant bedding. With additional technology, the separated bast fibers can be further processed for a wide, wide variety of applications. [See the video]

Input view
Output view


Kristaps Eglitis, who built the first prototype of the HurdMaster Micro Decorticator in his own shop, is by training an arts & crafts metal worker. The HurdMaster was inspired in part by his research of a decorticator project started years ago by Voldemars Cirulis, a Latvian developer, in the early 2000s. Kristaps is also interested in hempcrete construction and is insulating and reconstructing a family house from the material.


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The Micro-Hemp Decorticator designed to output high quality shivs (shives, hurd). Perfect for flower and seed growers, and food, cosmetics, and alternative medicine companies who want to monetize leftover stalks from their harvests; and for DIY builders & hempcrete building instructors.


• The input is manual, so it means that the output is divided into roughly 1/1 shivs/fibre.
• Produces shivs 5-30mm long for Hempcrete, animal bedding and plant bedding.
• We are developing separation machinery to divide the shivs (which can be separated in 3 parts such as fine dust – very good to add for lime plastering).
• Output estimate is 50-100 kg per hour, so it means in three days the amount of processed stalks are 1-2 ton.
• The max size of the stalks up to 2 centimeters in diameter for input.


  • Hempcrete construction
  • Animal bedding
  • Animal litter
  • Plant bedding

Technical specifications

  • Supply-220V / 1500W
  • Capacity: ~50kg/hr
  • Dimensions: 80cm X 80cm X 60cm (~31” X 31” X 23”)
  • Weight: 150kg/330 lbs

Key features

  • Compact, simple design
  • Easy to operate
  • Chain driven
  • Durable parts including stainless steel rollers
  • Adjustable to handle all sizes stalk
  • Minimal maintenance

Add-ons available

  • Optional automatic feeding line
  • Optional packaging line for shivs
  • Optional mounting stand


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