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Compost Turners

Compost turners are used to mix and stir compost material in commercial composting operations. Compost turners, sometimes called windrow turners, are designed to traverse trapezoidal windrows. There are front loader mounted turners where the operator simply drives close alongside the pile and the turner picks the material up, mixes it, then deposits it behind the machine. Straddle machines work just as their name implies by passing over the compost rows with the compost underneath the machine. Pull behind turners are designed to be pulled by a tractor or loader and may be self powered or may take their power from a PTO on the tractor pulling them. The operator typically drives alongside the pile and the turner aerates and leaves it behind the machine as the operation proceeds. Most operator’s go with rubber tires, but on soft ground or otherwise marginal conditions, a tracked machine can operate under more severe ground conditions.

Frontier TB 12 Pull Behind Compost Turner

W021251aWebPrice: $37,500
Number: W021251

This Frontier pull behind compost turner will create 12’ wide x 5’ tall windrows and only requires a minimum 85HP tractor with creeper gear.  It has wheels on it to move it and a new drive belt. It is in great operating condition and ready to go right to work.  Call for more details & pictures!


Wildcat CX700ME Windrow Turner

W02965aWebPrice: $20,000
Number: W021071

This Wildcat compost turner is hitched to fit an IT 28Z CAT wheel loader and creates 5’ high by 17’ wide windrows in 2 passes.  It has an 117HP Cummins engine.  It only has an estimated 1,005 hours of use.  This turner is in good working condition and comes with service & parts manuals. 


Sittler 507 Compost Turner

W021180aWebPrice: $17,500
Number: W021180

This PTO-driven Sittler 507 turner is a pull-type windrow turner that will create 7’ wide windrows. It comes with a water manifold and a tow bar to pull a water wagon. It is ready to go right to work and can turn up to 600 cubic yards per hour. Call today for more details!!


Custom Built Compost Turner- Brand New

W021221aWebPrice: $19,500
Number: W021221

This brand new custom built turner is driven by the hydraulic oil from a skid loader and attaches to the front of the loader. The overall width is 10’ 3” with an 8’ auger. Unit has paddles and can be used for composting manure, bioremediation, and drying lime sludge. Call today for more details and a video!!


Scarab 16T Compost Turner

W021242aWebPrice: $195,000
Number: W021242

This self-propelled Scarab 16 is on tracks and powered by a 425HP CAT Diesel engine. It will create 16’ wide windrows and it only has 469 hours of use on it. It was municipality owned and is a very clean machine that’s ready to go right to work. Call today for more details on this great buy!!


KW 718 Self Propelled Compost Turner

W021144aWebPrice: $74,500
Number: W021144

This self-propelled KW compost turner is hydraulic driven and powered by a 460HP CAT 3406C diesel engine. It will produce windrows that are 18 ft wide by 7ft high. It has new flails & the A/C works! This turner has approx. 8,000 hours of use, some just idling hours. The engine has new exhaust gaskets & a new turbo. This unit also just had a new hydraulic wheel motor put on this past summer. It is in great working condition and can be demonstrated. Please call for more details, pictures, and a video as this turner is priced to sell!


Backhus A60 Compost Turner

VB1WebPrice: $290,000
Number: W021238

This self-propelled compost turner is powered by a Tier IV Final 388HP Volvo Diesel engine and will create 20’ wide x 8’ 6” tall windrows. It is on tracks and only has 1,800 hours of use. It is ready to go to work and can be moved to multiple sites. Backhus turners have many innovative features and this low hour turner can you save you thousands. Call today for more details on this high volume turner!!


Brown Bear R24C Compost Turner

W021220aWebPrice: $12,500
Number: W021220

This Brown Bear turner is driven by the hydraulic oil from a skid loader and attaches to the front of the loader. Unit can be used for composting manure, bioremediation, and drying lime sludge. Turner has very low hours of use and would be a great addition to a small operation!!


Scarab 14 Self Propelled Compost Turner-Portable

W021207AWebPrice: $115,000
Number: W021207

This portable 14ft. Scarab will make windrows that are 14’ wide by 6’ high and it is powered by a CAT diesel engine that was rebuilt just one year ago. It is equipped with a 5th wheel hydraulic plate and hydraulic rear double axle bogie. This system allows this turner to be completely mobile without requiring any permits. It was previously owned by a municipality and then by an individual that was a composting contractor for several municipalities. It will need a new set of flails soon (only approx. $3,000), but ready to go right to work. Call today for    —-> Read the Rest


Scarab 18 Self Propelled Compost Turner on Tracks

W021197aWebPrice: $115,000
Number: W021197

This self-propelled Scarab 18 is on tracks and is powered by a 360HP CAT 3406 Diesel engine.  It will create 18’ wide windrows and it only has 3,749 hours of use on it.  It was used to turn leaves & bio-solids. It has had many upgrades including a new drum motor & new track gear box. Very clean machine that’s ready to go right to work. Video available. Call today for more details on this great buy!!