Jan 3 / 2021
Standard nozzle watering system with a removable, folding tow-bar for a water wagon is available for model 507 compost turner, 509 compost turner, our new 512 compost turner and our ultimate performance 1014 compost turner. Other features include: side scrapers that keep the form of the windrow; a swing cylinder to position the tractor close to the windrow; and a folding fleece roller on top of the machine that makes turning the compost and covering the windrow a one-person, one-step operation. 4 turner sizes for 7ft, 9ft, 12ft & 14ft wide windrows. Technical support, including database calculations, online batch tracking, monitoring and consultations for making quality compost available. All machines come with one year warranty.
Composting waste is much more efficient when the compost windrow is allowed to breathe. Turning outside or in an open ended building allows for more air exposure.The waste must be exposed to sufficient oxygen in order to increase aerobic microbial activity. Turning the windrow stimulates micro organisms which break down coarse organic matter. It is important that the windrow is turned frequently and efficiently. Compost turning times will be determined through monitoring. Temperatures of the compost windrow are taken with a thermometer probe. Usually more turns are required initially for the proper compost mixing and to activate the compost breakdown process. After the first two weeks when the compost windrow has reached it's maximum temperature less turning will be required. In the last 2 weeks even less. In total about 5-12 turns maybe required over the 6-10 week compost cycle depending on what you are composting.
If managed properly and turned sufficiently at appropriate times, rich, quality compost can be ready in as little as 6 weeks. Efficient composting gives you the tools you need to grow more abundant, high quality produce and have a safer healthier environment.
Quality, Consistent, Pathogen Free Compost
Sittler manufacturing has been designing and building farm machinery for over 35 years. Quality, affordable craftsmanship with innovative design.
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