There are many important questions that must be asked in determining the best compost turner for your application, and before you can ask these questions, you must have the following answers to the questions below:

- What are the ingredients of the compost that you want to turn?


- How many yards per hour do you need to turn?


- What is your site for turning? (What are the dimensions? Is the land flat? Is it concreted or dirt?)


- Do you have multiple sites to transport the turner to?

Once we have the above information we can size the compost turner. We can determine the width of turner, horsepower, and most importantly, make sure the turning radius of the turner fits your site.

If you are on a dirt pad, you will need either a four-wheel drive turner or a turner on tracks. We prefer one on tracks but, we must consider your budget.

Compost turners come belt driven or hydraulic driven. You need to know what is being offered. There are advantages and disadvantages of each (Please consult one of our salesmen to determine which is best suited for your operation).

Compost Turners have ladders to climb into the cab and some cabs move once you are in them. You need to know how you get into the cab. Imagine that your Compost Turner breaks down in the middle of turning a windrow. Ask yourself, “How will I get out of the cab if the engine is not working?” You might not like the answer!

Not all compost turners have comfort features like carbon filters, air-ride chairs, AC/Heat, Bluetooth, joysticks, or so forth.

Remember, the operator will be in this turner 8-10 hours per day and the smallest option can make a huge difference.

Ask about maintenance. What to grease, how to replace teeth/tines? Ask the critical questions; once you own the turner, it is yours to maintain.

See our current selection of Compost Turners, or Contact Us to let our pros find one right for you!