Compost Turners


Composting is an important aspect of waste management throughout the world. Product from compost operations can be seen in various applications such as:

  • Top-dressing for yards and golf courses
  • Compost socks, which are mesh tubes filled with compost that will slow and filter water on a construction site, capturing soil and reducing erosion 
  • Erosion control on disturbed areas such as construction sites, development (and planting) projects and exposed stream banks
  • Organic fertilizer or soil conditioners

Vermeer compost turners introduce oxygen into the compost pile, helping to speed the decomposition process. Vermeer compost equipment is designed to process up to 4000 cubic yards (3058.2 cubic meters) of compost per hour depending on the type and size of the turner. Drum-style windrow turners feature a horizontal steel drum with flails that aerate the compost windrow.


Model Gross Horsepower (Maximum) Windrow Width
CT612 Not applicable hp 12 ft (3.7 m)
CT616 275 hp (205.1 kw) 16 ft (4.9 m)
CT718 540 hp (402.7 kw) 18 ft (5.5 m)

CT718 Compost Turner - full track option | Vermeer Recycling Equipment