I bought three of these compost tumblers a year ago for yard grass clippings, leaves, and chipper shredder material. I just added two more this spring to keep up with the amount of green and brown yard waste in my residential lot. I have been 100% satisfied with the product quality and general ease of construction, which is about 2 hours if you do it by yourself, but it will definitely help to have two people during the construction. A cordless drill and Phillips bit is a must have for attaching the assembly screws and plastic "holders" that go on the inside of the tumbler at different locations. It would be nice if there was more text to accompany the construction steps, but once you assemble one of these, you're a pro, so you might as well get more than one at a time because you can put them together in "assembly line" fashion. I've had no issues with the three tumblers that I purchased a year ago. They are easy to tumble but DON'T overload the tumbler by filling it to capacity and soaking the contents with water. I'm still experimenting to determine the optimum green to browns ratio in the composters that is best suited for my yard even after a year.
I wasn't sure if I would like this Compost tumbler. We had a wood frame on the ground compost heap but Rats, raccoons,Bear soon found it so I knew we needed something closed in to keep pests out. I am not good at assembling things so I had a time trying to put this together. My son put it together for me with ease and we love it so much. It keeps pests out of the compost and the compost in it 2 weeks is already starting to break down well. I placed it in the sun and the Black plastic attracts and holds the heat which composts it faster. I recommend it highly and would buy again. Great choice for the money I spent on it and it is a durable investment with lots of room inside .
Took two adults, one with welding and car repair experience to put this together. Eight man hours total. Drilling the holes in the plastic, no problem, but when you put the parts together the holes didn't line up. Looks great now that it is together, we'll see how it goes. Would only recommend for someone who has patience and master assembly experience.
Picked this up last weekend and was totally impressed. My old composter was all plastic and collapsed under its own weight. This unit is built to last and sturdily constructed. The internal venting system should work well and it tumbles easily to mix the compost well. Told everyone at work about it and a couple of them are considering purchasing one as well.
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