175 Litre Tumbling Composter
Compost in comfort with the double chamber 175 Litre Tumbling Composter and 'revolutionise' your garden and growing at the same time by producing valuable, well rotted compost much faster than a traditional heap...More information
Compost in comfort with the double chamber 175 Litre Tumbling Composter and 'revolutionise' your garden and growing at the same time by producing valuable, well rotted compost much faster than a traditional heap.
The 72cm wide, 95cm high by 66cm deep rugged UV stabilised plastic drum is easy to assemble and sits securely on the steel frame and the sliding front panel reveals two 87 litre chambers; one for filling and the other one for decomposing, allowing you to continue filling the tumbler whilst creating your compost, an attribute not many composters can boast.
Rotating the tumbling composter drum is much easier than turning a heap; there are adjustable air vents on each side and tough internal churning paddles thoroughly mix the contents on each turn - home composting has never been so easy!
- 175 Litre Tumbling Composter measures 72cm W x 95cm H x 66cm D
- Tough plastic drum supported by steel framework
- Features 2 x 87 litre chambers
- One chamber can be filled whilst other cooks
- Sliding front panel
- Drum easy to rotate
- No more back breaking manual turning of heap
- Comfortable loading/unloading height
- Internal churning paddles ensure good mixing of material
- Adjustable air vents on side of drum
- Ideal for quick composting of small batches of material
- Supplied flat packed with full instructions
A 175 Litre Tumbling Composter is currently in use at Highgrove as part of a composting course.
Arrived in torn box with fittings bag torn, so was missing some nuts & bolts; spares posted by Harrod arrived next day - good service. Reasonably easy to put together, and stands sturdily in our Cornish gales, but all the bolts went rusty in a few days with our salty air. I'll need to rust-cure each then paint each with a blob of rust-proof paint to stop them rusting away completely, but that should do the job. Otherwise, good design and easy to to tumble - still only using first chamber so not yet got compost out, but contents keep reducing and seem to be breaking down quickly, especially using a commercial compost accelerator.
Easier to assemble with two people, metal frame needed two new holes to run freely, short of two frame locknuts, needs careful balance of materials to be effective. Not easily reached by rats!
I found the assembly of the plastic parts very easy, but the metal frame had not been properly jigged for the holes that are drilled into the ends, as the bolts did not want to go through to the other side when the drum was on the shaft, and the drum does not freely rotate because the metal frame is too tight. Loading the drum is easy, and the contents appear to be breaking down nicely, but we have yet to fill the first side. The Blackbirds like to sip rainwater that collects on the barrel.
Our Master Composter says; "Home composting is a must for any serious gardener. Well rotted compost adds essential organic matter to soil along with humus and greatly improves structure and the soil's ability to hold onto water and nutrients.
What's more, home composting is free, is easy wiyth a tumbler and greatly helps the environment as less compostable material makes it to landfill sites where it produces harmful methane gas - and you cut down on trips to the garden centre to buy compost too. It's a win/win situation!
It's also surprising how much compostable material your garden and kitchen produces; of course there's the usual, stems, deadheaded flowers, leaves and spent plants from the veg patch or border but don't forget kitchen peelings, cardboard and newspaper from inside the house. Filling a bin or building a heap is never a problem!"
What The Press Say
Gardens - Niki Preston
I was lucky enough to be sent a brilliant tumbler composter to try out for Harrod Horticultural and it has turned me into a compost geek! James is really unhappy because I keep stealing all the kitchen waste. Due to my disability I have never been able to use a traditional compost bin but this one is superb because it is on a sturdy frame, that once filled through the large hole in the top can be tumbled over, avoiding the back-breaking work of turning your compost from one bin to another, which is impossible for me anyway.