Mantis Original Compost Tumbler CT01001 Here?s the garden composting product that started a revolutionary new way to make compost nearly 40 years ago! It?s easy to load. This batch composter has the largest capacity of any we offer ? it holds up to 635 Litres! It?s easy to turn. It saves time and labour while providing you with a steady supply of your own homemade compost in as little as two weeks!
HOLDS 635 LITRES OR 8 GARDEN REFUSE SACKS OF MATERIALS
so you can make bigger batches of compost at a time.
CONVENIENT, GEAR-DRIVEN, EASY-TO-SPIN HANDLE
makes it easy to turn even a fully loaded drum.
AERATION/DRAINAGE UNITS ON THE DOOR
allow the proper air intake for oxygen-hungry bacteria and the release of excess moisture, without spilled compost.
INTERIOR MIXING FINS
assure thorough mixing as you turn the drum. Prevents material from sticking to the sides. Produces faster decomposition.
STURDY, POWDER-COATED GALVANNEALED STEEL WALL CONSTRUCTION
is rust resistant, gives long-lasting use batch after batch.
Holds up to 635 Litres for composting. Holds over eight 75 litre garden waste bags of material.
68? / 173cm H x 50? /127cm W x 40? /102cm D
27? / 68cm off the ground
Powder-coated galvannealed steel, rust-resistant
Tubular steel with black powder-coated finish
Aerator/Drainage units on the door
Screened vents in the end caps
Gear-driven handle on frame
TIME TO FINISH COMPOST
Finished compost in 14 days*
* Compost times depend on ambient temperature and combination of materials being composted.
Composter is delivered in boxes and requires assembly before use, using basic tools only.
Be sure the mix of ingredients you put in your tumbler contains wastes high in nitrogen and carbon for a good balance.
Do not attempt to make compost using any products that have been treated with chemical fertilizers or pest control products.
If you have bulky items to compost, such as corn cobs, melon rinds, and shrub clippings, be sure to run them through a shredder or chop up the material into smaller pieces before putting them your tumbler. Larger items take longer to break down.
WHAT YOU CAN COMPOST
You can add almost any organic material to your compost, and in small quantities youre unlikely to upset the balance of greens and browns. We give you a free guide to composting with your new Mantis ComposTumbler.
Benefits of Composting
Compost makes hard clay soil more airy so it drains better and provides a healthier base for roots of plants.
Your own home-made compost is completely safe and natural. It will not harm kids, pets, or the environment.
Compost builds humus in your soil and improves soil structure, texture, fertility, drainage, and aeration.
Compost is a mega-boost for plants. They grow bigger, produce bigger yields, and more beautiful flowers.
Compost makes your plants more resistant to disease.
Compost bulks-up thin, sandy soil, giving it more substance and texture to support hardy root growth.
Making compost is a great way to recycle. Instead of sending kitchen and garden wastes to the landfill, turning them into compost recycles them back into natures environment as a high-powered natural fertilizer.
Use compost to top-dress new and existing lawns for thicker, healthier grass. On a newly seeded lawn, spread a thin layer of compost as top dressing. For an existing lawn, aerate first then spread the compost.