Office Phone: +27 11 4523434
Ritlee Logo for Google chippers composters grinders

Compost Turner Super - Tractor mounted - TM4 4 meter rows

Ritlee manufacture and supply a wide range of Agricultural Equipment and Machinery specifically suited to the Southern African climate and agricultural needs. All our products undergo rigorous testing and research to ensure they meet the requirements needed.
TM4 Compost Turner-- 4 meter wide x 2 meter high rows.

Compost Turner – Tractor Mounted -TM4 4 Meter x 2,0-meter rows of compost

  • Is a 3-point tractor mounted compost turner.
  • Processing rows 4-meter-wide x 2,0 meter high and of any length,
  • Uses 12mm thick professionally and dynamically balanced drum. (No shaking of body when turning compost!!!– Please compare any unt!)
  • Uses Bennox Steel spatula blades of specific size simple shape and all same weight!- angle mounted with 90 deg mounting support for best breakup, lift of compost, fluffing compost and replacing old air with new fresh oxygen laden air!! this all done without breaking blades because of weighty overload! which also is detrimental for gearbox!
  • Composter turns 1,200 cu meters per hour at 300 meters per hour ground speed. This is the speed of the crawler gear on a tractor at 1700 rpm which customer must please have.
  • TM4 Compost turner has a water application drag line attachment point with piping directed exactly to centre of housing immediately above compost row being turned so that all water is turned in without overflow/runoff!
Click to add this item to cart.

Product Description

Our new Compost Turner TM4

  • Our 4-meter-wide x 2-meter-high compost turner from Ritlee.
  • similar to our successful TM3 in a lot of ways but new is its 4 meter profile!

New model, Ritlee design, Ritlee manufacture, just launched tractor mounted 4 meter wide compost turner.

First unit sold and delivered between Christmas and new year 2023.

For Manny years Ritlee have been asked for a larger than 3 meter wide compost turner.
Ritlee Listened!

TM4 Compost turner with quick specs

TM4 Compost turner with quick specs

TM4 Quick Reference why no need to lift entire composting Roter and housing!

TM4 Quick Reference why no need to lift entire composting Roter and housing!

TM3 Quick Reference why no need to lift entire composting Roter and housing!

TM3 Quick Reference why no need to lift entire composting Roter and housing!


Unique to both our TM3 and TM4

Swivel 3rd wheel bearing mounting

Swivel wheel bearing mounting on both TM3 and TM4 compost turners

Swivel wheel bearing mounting on both TM3 and TM4 compost turners

Lifting and lowering Turner Roter with its blades only!!!

Our TM3 compost turner has Hydraulic connection couplers for adjusting height of turner rotor up or down by over 50cm from ground level for easily handling from difficult to normal turns–

This all controlled from tractor/operator seat!

Thus, No  need to lift and lower entire heavy overweight turner housing with rotor. we do rotor only                         Perfectly logical!!!

Others have the rotor located in a fixed position within the housing where roter only is NOT adjustable.

  • This does not allow a first difficult turn setting.
  • Entire HEAVY roter and housing is lifted in and out!

This roter lifting and lowering is ideal for handling compost because when

compost heavy, wet and clay like material  then position to start with at higher roter position being set by using the 2x hydraulic piston for ease of turn for turner.

OR

If normal material then position roter at ground level with hydraulic control to start its turning!

This done for efficient, proper full turn where material completely crumbled, compost totally agitated to release high temperatures, and to release excessive co2 to replace with fresh air laden in oxygen. and at ambient temperatures.

This to allow realistic amounts of compost to be lifted and processed properly and not to have massive amounts lifted because roter is not adjustable!!

Turner drum with spatulars:

Our 12mm thick drum with the bennox spatulas will:

Turn rocks of brick size and smaller in compost and deposit them on side of row to allow clearing y labourers to eradicate them from Composting site!.

Turn and allow Nylon cord and rope to twist on drum — this allowing operator to clear off from drum till all eradicated from compost row within some 2 to 3 turns.

Roter before clearing all the nylon and plastic bags it extracted from a badly contaminated compost row

Roter before clearing all the nylon and plastic bags it extracted from a badly contaminated compost row

To manufacture a compost turner which can easily work on undulating land with the use of the stabilizer bar!

Mounting of Torsion bar for stabilising compost turner

Mounting of Torsion bar for stabilising compost turner

Our Spatulas:

Ideal size, strong quality (Brennox Steel), mounted very stable on drum, mounted at well researched and tested angle and the number of these spatulas used is also a result of a lot of research and investigation.–

Roter design and pattern used on both TM3 and TM4

Roter design and pattern used on both TM3 and TM4—Note Dynamic balancing weights!

This all for best slicing, fluffing, turning, breaking of anaerobic clusters, releasing high temperatures and Co2 and replacing with ambient fresh clean air.

Sized and angled to easily fetch compost from bottom of compost row fluff mixing and crumble it and dispose this mixture into its typical compost row triangular shape. —

Same function from sides to middle and middle to sides!

Spatulas are perfectly mounted on drum without constantly coming loose, breaking, bending or wearing fast.– We have special nuts and bolts which are HT, these do not react with acids in manure and cause nuts to come loose!!

Real interesting and important!

Join Ritlee in a walk around our compost turner!

Here we are trying to show all the features and benefits of our turner.

PLEASE WATCH THIS VIDEO– Exceptionally informative!!

Composted manure verses raw and uncomposted.– Composting is so very very important!

Enjoyable video of our turner at some large composting projects!

Both these composting venues are in KZN 

Microbial life!

Back to pour TM3 turner: Press here

Turning compost with TM3

Turning compost with TM3

Back to home page: Press here!

Home page Ritlee logo blue

Home page Ritlee logo blue