Model # 60072

Internet #203391465

Lifetime 100 Gal. Dual Bin Compost Tumbler
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Lifetime

100 Gal. Dual Bin Compost Tumbler

$284.96 /each

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Featuring two 50 Gal. (6.7 cu. ft.) tumblers, the Lifetime Dual Compost Tumbler is the perfect addition to your backyard. The ingenious tumbler design is perfect for easy batch composting. Both tumblers turn for balanced rotation, and the internal aeration bar mixes compost and provides air flow. Constructed of high-density polyethylene (HDPE), the Dual Compost Tumbler is durable, UV-protected, and has dark, double-wall panels to absorb and retain heat. For added convenience, it has an extra large removable lid and a spring-loaded pin that locks rotation during filling.

  • Two 50 Gal. barrels allow for continuous composting
  • Load one barrel while the other barrel processes - includes processing indicator
  • Aerated internal bar mixes compost & allows needed airflow
  • Easily rotates and locks in place
  • Longlasting strength and durability
  • Black, double-wall panels absorb and retain heat
  • Extra large, removable lid
  • Ingenious tumbler design - turns on axis for easy and balanced rotation
  • Spring-loaded pin to lock rotation during filling
  • Aesthetically pleasing appearance - no more messy compost heaps
  • Compost material is enclosed - helps keep pests out
  • Convenient loading height
  • Sturdy powder-coated steel frame

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How long does it take to become well-done compost?

Lifetime Dual Bin Compost Tumbler, 100 gal. capacity. Model # 60072
Asked by: Anonymous
The warmer the outside air temperature the faster it composts. Putting your composter in a location that gets all day full sun is much better than a shaded location. Even during our mild Northern California bay area winter, the composting process slows to a crawl taking a couple of months to produce a batch. Try to fill it no more the 3/4's otherwise the contents won't turn over, breathe and compost as efficiently as they should. You'll be tempted to "top it off" when you see how much the contents shrink during the composting process. Doing this will add another couple of weeks to a month to finish the batch.
Answered by: JohnnyB
Date published: 2016-11-18

How high do you fill it? Can I cover the aration bar?

Asked by: Anonymous
I filled it just to the aeration bar, it holds quite a bit of material. If you add much more than that it becomes hard to turn the barrel.
Answered by: Hawgfan
Date published: 2016-06-24

Is there a tea collector? or an option for one?

Asked by: Anonymous
I used two medium concrete mixing tubs from Home Depot 27.5" x 20". Placed end to end under dual composter works very well.
Answered by: Cljohnr165
Date published: 2016-06-24

What kinds of things do you put in to be composted

Asked by: Deb
You can compost items such as leaves, grass clippings, fruit and vegetable peels, and raw egg shells.
Answered by: CommunityAnswer
Date published: 2016-11-18
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Customer Reviews

100 Gal. Dual Bin Compost Tumbler is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 97.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Service Bought the Dual Compost Tumbler a long time ago, maybe 5 years. Love it. Taken pretty good care of it by cleaning the rusty locking mechanism every 6 mos or so. Was a little disappointed they weren't more rust resistant. Anyway, finally rusted shut and since they work great for us otherwise, I called to see if I could buy replacement parts. Talked to Luke in customer service who quickly volunteered to ship them for free. He did this without me complaining, threatening, whining or anything. The company stands by its products, hires terrific associates who deliver amazing customer service. Many thanks!
Date published: 2016-12-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Liked it while it lasted I have had my composter for 4+ years. It did take a long time to assemble. My pins to hold the barrels in place broke pretty shortly after we purchased it. All of the metal inside of the barrels began rusting shortly after we started using it. When it rains water gets inside of the lid, so when you tumble it you can hear water sloshing around inside of it. The closing mechanism has always been stiff but has been functional and served it's purpose, until today. One of the bars of the latch snapped off when I tried to turn it. It has composted a lot of soil over the last few years, but I don't think I will purchase this model again.
Date published: 2016-07-31
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Rusted so bad...doors can not be opened Pin on right side snapped just turning the bin when 4 months old. Now both door mechanism are made out of cheap steel and are so rusted--can not be opened or closed
Date published: 2014-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sturdy, well BUilt I was impressed at how well built it is The legs and supporting structure are heavy gauge steel. The instruction manual is excellent. Of particular note: the hardware for each stage of assemble was blister-packed and clearly parked as to the assembly stage it is used in. At the beginning of east step the hardware needed for that step is called out pictorially. The only assembly difficulty is that all the surfaces of the containers are rounded, so that it wants to roll around when you are trying to assemble it. My suggestion is to back the partially assembled container into a corner to limit its tendency to move around when you are trying to assemble it.
Date published: 2015-04-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good product, assembly instructions need to be clarified The product is excellent, the assembly instructions need to be re-written. I found that to slide the plastic extrusions over the side panels required some lubrication, too much friction otherwise. I used a spray bottle of soap and water. The lid hinge can be assembled incorrectly, not shown diagrammatically in the instructions. There are some small plastic buttons that don't seem to fit where shown, and the purpose of these is not obvious. I did not use them. I did the assembly without help, biggest problem was interpreting the assembly instructions. Overall, happy with the product.
Date published: 2013-02-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor Construction Do NOT buy this composter. It's construction does not stand up to use. I am an avid gardener who lives in the desert and thought this composter would be a good solution. It worked for about a week and then started falling apart. The corners are held together with short wood screws that strip out. The plastic WARPS so that eventually - the doors cannot be closed. I took several hours replacing the wood screws with through bolts - but the warping continued and without being able to close the doors - I could not spin the bins. Even turning the bins by hand becomes difficult once the bin is about a third full - plus it always seems to leak.
Date published: 2015-12-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Falls Apart After a little more than a year, both composters started falling apart with the corner locking pieces falling out and the slide bars that lock the sides together creep out of position spilling compost all over your feet. After a few re-insertions of the corner pieces they eventually break apart. I had to place a small kiddy pool underneath them to collect all the compost leaking through the corners. I bought a bag of 16 bolts, 16 nuts and 32 fender washers so I can bolt the beast back together once I empty the current batch of compost. If that works I'll buy another bag of nuts, bolts and washers to fix the other one.
Date published: 2015-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I am a Master Compost Instructor ...for Clallam County in Washington State. When it comes to composters, whether store bought or hand built, I've seen them all. But of all of them, I tip my hat to this one. I was out buying the parts to build a new drum composter - a plastic 45gal barrel and some aluminum - but the moment I saw this one, I was sold! In fact, the money I spent wouldn't even pay for the parts of the one I was about to build. More importantly, this one has indestructible construction (extremely important when dealing with nematodes and other microbes breaking down organic matter into compost), a powder-coated base, and the multi-position drum locking system is a breeze to fill and empty! It's also the perfect size for the average residential home. Best of all, .....it's incredibly easy! For best results, mix 50% brown with 50% green, then tumble it for a minute or two. Within a day or two (depending on the ambient temperature), the mixture will begin to generate heat. Encouraged by this units double-wall construction, this is what you want, ....SO LEAVE IT ALONE! Once the temperature has subsided, spin the drum for a minute to remix the ingredients. Again, it will begin to generate heat. For best results, do this procedure 3 or 4 times, until it no longer generates heat. It is now ready to use. One last comment about compost. The goal of composting is not to make compost, but to create an environment that generates and encourages microbial habitat; these are the little guys that continue to break down organic matter into the building blocks that feed your plants long after you have spread the compost on your garden or lawn. Like you, nematodes need air and water to survive, so dry soil is dead soil.
Date published: 2014-03-04
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