2017 Mantis Original ComposTumbler


Original ComposTumbler



The Original ComposTumbler

Makes compost in as little as a few weeks!

Here’s the garden composting product that started a revolutionary new way to make compost nearly 40 years ago! It’s easy to load. This batch composter has the largest capacity of any we offer – it holds up to 18 bushels It’s easy to turn. It saves time and labor while providing you with a steady supply of your own homemade compost in just two weeks (or less!)

Easy as 1, 2, 3!

1. Just load it.

2. Give it a few spins, then give it a few spins every day for 2 weeks.

3. In just a few weeks take out your finished compost.

  • Holds 18 bushels of materials: so you can make bigger batches of compost at a time.
  • Convenient, gear-driven, easy-to-spin handle: makes it easy to turn even a fully loaded drum.
  • Aeration/drainage units on the door: allow the proper air intake for oxygen-hungry bacteria and the release of excess moisture, without spilled compost.
  • Interior mixing fins: assure thorough mixing as you turn the drum. Prevents material from sticking to the sides. Produces faster decomposition.
  • Sturdy, powder-coated galvannealed steel wall construction: is rust resisant, gives long-lasting use batch after batch.
  • Drum Capacity: 22 cu. ft. Holds up to 18 bushels (168 gallons) for composting. Up to six 30-gallon trash bags of material.
  • Size: 68 in. H x 50 in. W x 40 in. D
  • Drum Height: 27 in. off the ground
  • Drum Materials: Non-toxic powder-coated galvannealed steel, rust-resistant. BPA-free, food grade plastic end caps.
  • Frame: Tubular steel with black powder-coated finish
  • Drainage: Aerator/Drainage units on the door
  • Air Circulation: Screened vents in the end caps
  • Turning: Gear-driven handle on frame
  • Color: Sage Green
  • Time to Finish Compost: Finished compost in as little as a few weeks* (* Compost times depend on ambient temperature and combination of materials being composted.)
  • Guarantee: 60 days
  • Warranty: 2 years



22 cu. ft.
40 in.
50 in.
68 in.

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