Compost Images web site
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A large self-propelled turner in use at the Washington State University compost facility.
New Frontier compost turner.
Straddle type turner working in a windrow.
The auger turning mechanism of a straddle type turner.
A self-propelled turner being prepared for road travel after finishing the turning.
A turner ready for road transit, towed by a truck.
This Buhler turner is used in Wright Co., MN in conjunction with a floor aeration system.
A self-propelled Buhler turner.
A Scat inclined-conveyor turner.
A self-propelled Scat turner.
Inclined-conveyor turner used at Cornell University, New York.
Tines on the working face of an inclined-conveyor turner.
A pull-behind turner suitable for on-farm composting.
A tractor-powered single pass turner used in a California operation.
A tractor-pulled single pass turner.
A Wildcat pull-type windrow turner.
A pull-type turner working in a windrow.
The flails and shaft of a Wildcat turner.
A double pass, tractor-powered turner used in Massachusetts.
Turner Front Mounted
A front-mounted, loader-driven, double-pass turner; California.
Field windrow turning of composted cattle manure with a Brown Bear auger turner.
An auger-style turner used in Idaho.
Other Turning Options
A grower near Burley, ID uses this farm-fabricated windrow turner.
This snow blower has been adapted for turning windrows near Jerome, ID. It had mixed success.
A potato digger modified to turn windrows in Massachusetts.
An Idaho dairy farmer turns compost with an excavator.
Turning compost with a skid loader.
Turning a pile with a tractor bucket loader in New York.
This wagon is used to build windrows on a farm in Massachusetts.
A walking floor trailer building windrows in Vermont.
A truck-mounted mixing wagon used at a composting facility in Idaho.
This manure spreader is also used to build compost windrows at a dairy in Idaho.
Enclosed Bag System
An enclosed bag composting system used at Olds college in Alberta.
The plastic bag on an enclosed bag system.
A filled enclosed bag.
Grinders and Screens
A hammermill tub grinder in action at a facility in Connecticut.
A tub grinder used at a yard debris compost facility.
Hammers inside of a tub grinder.
Ground-up residue ready for composting.
A horizontal-feed hammermill grinder.
This belt-shear shredder is used to shred compost in Massachusetts.
This tractor with a flail chopper is used to grind brush for composting in California.
Flails on a tractor-powered flail chopper.
This rubber-finger star screen is used to screen finished product in Maine.
This home-made trommel screen is used at a site in Idaho.
A blower used to aerate static piles.