Osprey FAQ

Why is it square?

Great question! This concept is actually patent pending for its incredible results. A rounded square disrupts the horizontal vortex, and makes a constant vertical vortex. When you see circular devices mix, the material, ice, and water all mix as a single cohesive unit. The only time you see a true agitation is when the motor spins the opposite direction. The Osprey is different since it’s always churning bottom over top due to the rounded square shape. 

What power does it use?

Through our low drag coefficient, no shear impeller, we’re able to utilize single phase 110v power! With a peak 15a draw, and a 5a continuous draw, a 20a circuit is recommended. 

Is it UL listed? 

The Osprey utilizes a UL 508a panel with full washdown capabilities. A minimum of IP 55 (see below exactly what that means) at the motor. Compliant in Canada, The Osprey comes equipped with an E-Stop button and status light indicators, fulfilling any safety department we’ve brought it to, even the most strict jurisdictions. 


What are it’s processing capabilities?

The Osprey is capable of up to 21,000 fresh frozen grams or 4,200 dry grams per wash. Giving the operator(s) 2 hours to complete a single wash, you can process up to 84,000 fresh frozen or 16,800 dry grams within an 8 hr period. 

Will it fit!?

First off, that’s what she said.

Second, most likely. The Osprey was designed with portability in mind. Moving on super heavy duty 360 locking casters, with a 33” width, it goes almost anywhere with ease. Believe us- we’ve taken them into facilities first hand all over the US. We’ve even fit it inside a 8’x10’ walk in cooler with a 55 gallon RO tank and 4 operators filming, collecting, and watching. 

Will it increase my yields?

We’re not here to lie to you. In the world of solventless, if any manufacturer promises increased yields- RUN. The Osprey is guaranteed to pull a gentle, yet thorough yield. Expect very similar results to hand washing, both in quality and yield, as it was designed in collaboration with die hard hand washers. Interested in real world data from our friends/demos who operate legal facilities? Please look at this live data sheet HERE. Keep in mind you can always do a heavy “final pull” for those food grade yields. We’ve seen higher yields due to this occasionally.

Can I pay with cash?

Absolutely! However, we have to fill out form 8300 for any cash transaction over $10,000. This includes money orders, etc. Splitting it into multiple transactions DOES NOT allow us to bypass this form. A workaround for the form with a “cash” like currency is Crypto Currencies. Bitcoin, Eth, etc all work as a non cash (in the eyes of the form) “currency” to avoid the form! We completely understand the hurdles inside this industry in relation to banking, however we have laws we have to abide by in order to keep our company safe. 

How do you clean it out if you wash naked?

It takes about 5 minutes with a plastic ice scooper and a work platform at the side of The Osprey to remove all of the material from a completely full Osprey! 



Can we use work bags inside The Osprey?

Yup! The only caveat is: NO METAL! Metal zippers can scratch your Osprey, and severely damage your impeller, which is not covered by your warranty. Lowtemp is currently developing the perfect all food grade plastic work bags. It’s also worth noting that square is the optimal shape, preferably 12”x12”x12”, as triangular and pyramid shapes hug/conform to each other, and do not tumble optimally. Up to 4 bags, 4,000 grams in each bag. 

Do I have to use the false bottom?

Nope! It comes standard with any Osprey, and is only used if you’re washing naked. Even when washing naked, it’s entirely optional. The concept is to keep a large majority of the plant material above the floor of the vessel, allowing trichomes to float freely along the floor.