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6 Meter Wide Compost Turner Self Propelled Model CM-CT6 from Ritlee

CM Ct 6 compost turner Self propelled 6 meter rows

Compost Turner self propelled ride on 6 meter wide compost turner

  • High production throughout compost row with exceptional mixing,
  • breaking up of anaerobic clusters,
  • fluffing of material,
  • exposing of compost to fresh air in order to expell Co2 and high temperatures
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Product Description

CM-CT 6 Self Propelled Compost Turner (6 Meter) Ritlee

Proven with big compost producer in Gauteng!-Just ordered 3rd unit!

Built in South Africa by a South Africa company in Gauteng to best handle the whole spectrum of SA conditions dependably, efficiently, economically and reliably as possible.

The CM-CT 6 Self Propelled Compost Turner (6 Meter) Ritlee

 

CM CT6 Busy composting a compost row 6 meter wide x 24 meter high

CM CT6 Busy composting a compost row 6 meter wide x 2,4 meter high

 

Turning a long compost row with CT6 available from Ritlee

Turning a long compost row with CT6 available from Ritlee

Self propelled 6 meter wide row compost turner which is used to create aerobic compost high in microbial and fungal content which rebuilds soils, restores carbon and organic matter, prevents soil hardening, allows crumbing and improves erosion control. It also reduces disease and insect pressure and enhances water infiltration as well as reducing compaction. It improves nutrient retention and promotes healthier plants because it reduces the need for chemicals.

Furthermore, your costs for fertilizer will be dramatically cut increasing your income.

Looking back onto a turned row of compost

Looking back onto a turned row of compost!

CM-CT 6 Self Propelled Compost Turner (6 Meter) Ritlee assists phenomenally in the:

  • Rebuilding of microbial life in your soils,
  • Rebuilding your soil structure,
  • Managing your soil compaction and water retention properties
  • The beneficial microbes responsible for composting are naturally occurring and live in rich oxygen laden conditions.
    • To populate your row with benefitable microbes, it is suggested to use your local microbes contained in local cattle dung and urine, your soils, your clay, chipped wood, grasses including Bana grass (developed in South Africa as food for livestock)

Diversity of microbial life, fungi and high nitrogen is exceptional in this grass!

Bana grass, a tall grass ideal for adding in compost mix, used as cattle feed, and much, much more

Bana grass, a tall grass ideal for adding in compost mix, used as cattle feed, and much, much more

Kraal manure ideal for composting

Kraal manure ideal for composting

Citrus waste organised in rows before starting to turn

Citrus waste organised in rows before starting to turn

Press here for a reading Composting Kraal manure prepared by Marc of Ritlee

      • Suggestion:  When you have completed your compost row and 100% happy with your end result!!, use 80% for applying where planned on your farm, then use the balance of  20% to germinate/populate the next row, thus assuring a great microbial mix in your compost.– this to steadily repopulate your new row with your microbial and fungal diversity 

  • Correctly composted organic matter is a stable, aerobic, microbial, eco-friendly and well balanced nutrient source

This compost turner and the smaller 3 meter Tractor mounted Ritlee compost turner are manufactured with 4 main aspects in mind product wise:

  1. To have a stable working turner which will easily compost from heavy kraal manure to a lighter mix of typical organic farm waste like pruning’s, chips, old grass bales, dung and litter etc without damaging vibration and body shake.
  2. To manufacture a strong, durable, reliable, efficient turner at best price possible without forfeiting the strength, durability, reliability, and efficiency in any way whatsoever!
  3. To manufacture a compost turner which can easily work on undulating land.
  4. To manufacture a compost turner with spatulas on their drum which must have the following characteristics.
    1.  Arranged in a pattern where:
      1. compost turning and fluffing is the best possible exposing the compost to fresh air so as to expel the high temperatures, expel the high carbon dioxide levels, allow the compost to fall back in a neat triangular line.
      2. Where anaerobic clusters are broken up when being turned and not picked up and placed back without the breaking up function.– this done with too wide and long spatulas.
    2. To be perfectly mounted on drum without constantly coming loose, breaking, bending or wearing fast.
    3. To have well supported mounting brackets which will keep there position correct  for ever! without bending

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Important Info

  1. Learn more about Aerobic Composting here.
Microbial and Fungal life in the soil explenation

Microbial and Fungal life in the soil explenation

Please download and read the following informative reading!

  1. Composting Kraal manure prepared by Marc of Ritlee
  2. RITLEE COMPOST AND THE SOIL MICROBIOME READING
  3. RITLEE COMPOSTING & MICROBIAL LIFE BEST READING
  4. COMPOST BIODIVERSITY reading
  5. Basic-Principles-of-Composting-LSU
  6. CompostingOrganisms
  7. Your Compost Team Reading
  8. Farmers weekly writeup!

Download of pamphlet for CM-CT6 Turner

CM-CT 6 Self Propelled Compost Turner (6 Meter) Ritlee

Specifications:

Size and Weight:

CT6 Compost turner in action in chicken and horse stable waste

CT6 Compost turner in action in chicken and horse stable waste

CM Ct6 turner sold by Ritlee

CT6 Exceptional compost turner Made in South Africa

  • 8720mm wide x 6530mm long x 5000mm High
  • 7500 kg Weight

Drum Width:

Illustrating turner drum this is at final assembly at customer premises

Illustrating turner drum — this is at final assembly at customer premises

  • Width: 6000mm
    • Height adjustable and reversible from cab control!
    •  900 m³ per hour Depending on material turned
  • High production throughout compost row with exceptional mixing, breaking up of anaerobic clusters, fluffing of material, exposing of compost to fresh air in order to expell CO2 and high temperatures

Power Fitted:

Power fitted on Turner

Power fitted on Turner

  • Fitted with 250 to 280 kw Diesel Water cooled engine

Location where fitted:

Location of water cooled diesel engine and water cooling radiator

Location of water cooled diesel engine and air cooling radiators

Rear view on CT6 covering engine location

Rear view on CT6 covering engine location

 

Drum Hydraulics:

  1. Height Adjustment:

Drum Hyd Height adjuster

Drum Hyd Height adjuster

  1. Drum drive with H/Duty Hyd Motor:

Height adjusting Hydr piston One on each side

Height adjusting Hydraulic piston (One on each side!)

Also showing Hydraulic motor for Drum drive!

Robust Construction

CM Ct 6 compost turner Self propelled 6 meter rows From Ritlee

CM Ct 6 compost turner Self propelled 6 meter rows! From Ritlee

  • Exceptionally robust construction with corrosion resistant lining
  • Has easy access ladder, stable and secure platforms with secure railings

Dynamic Stabilisation system fitted

Rear suspension with Stabilisation running cable

Rear suspension with Stabilisation running cable

  • Dynamic Jockey wheel stabilisation system which reduces stress throughout body when on undulating conditions.
Illustrating Stabilisation system closer

Illustrating Stabilisation system closer!

 

Download of pamphlet for CM-CT6 Turner

Position of operator:

Position of operator for best view of working area

Position of operator for best view of working area

Operation:

  • Operator cabin -Strategically positioned over work, ideal visibility, comfortable, climate controlled cabin
  • High and low range speed control
  • Electronic Management System with failsafe E-Stop circuit
  • Comfortable suspended seat with control panel and joy stick controls

Compost Row:

Looking back onto a turned row of compost

Looking back onto a turned row of compost!

  • 2,4 meter high X 5,7 meter wide
  • Triangular

 

Composting Site Requirements

  • Area to be preferably level, with a slight slope to allow run-off of leach-ate.
  • Slightly clay soils not a problem– this turner has exceptional grip and slip of 2x drive wheels is totally limited!
  • Reliable Water supply point with easy on off control and sufficient pressure to feed water-drawn drag line to turner– This if watering application boom and connector ordered with unit!

Some Important facts

  • The higher the quality of the Humus Compost produced, the greater the benefit to the soil and the greater the increase in crop quality and yield – far greater than the results that can be achieved with typical compost.
  • Aeration of rows with correct pattern of spatulas is so very important.
  • We have to get that CO2 out, the high temperatures out, the anerobic clusters broken up, the compost row must be crumbled!
    Crumbling compost in hand

    Crumbling compost in hand

TM3 Compost Turner Videos

Really a great must see video on life in your soils

  • Composting Chicken Litre in KZN Harding area
    • As aerobic compost digestion takes place, bi-products like excessive heat generation and carbon dioxide (CO2) content is dramatically intensified.– These are all neutralized with the compost turner action which also inoculates compost with fresh air (Oxygen), breaks up anaerobic clusters and reduces temperatures to mean temperature. — This is done as gently as possible by our TM3 and CT6 turners in order not to damage too much microbial and fungal life present in the compost with the actual turning action!–Ritlee are proud to say that our present blade profile, speed and angle is the best in the market– 2nd to none made in SA.

 

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