Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 122
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gardener Good looking composter
It was relatively easy to assemble although I didn't follow the order of instruction steps. Much easier to fill and rotate than tumbler style. It has been in use only a little over a month but have had no problems with latches or anything as others seem to have had. I believe a slightly larger drill bit, say 1/32" larger, makes it easier to put the screws through the two pieces and be able to feel the tightness into the plastic nuts without stripping them. Other than that no real problems, just a couple of hours to assemble.
August 18, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Brad I'm Happy
A couple hours labor and I was in business. I like it so far seems to be working great. I filled it up and added a few layers with Some starter in it watered and now I am adding daily until I get the soil I am looking for. So far so good!
August 23, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Gardener Excited to start compsosting
The composter is as described; it needs assembled, which was a good project for my boys to help with. The packaging of the small parts could have been better. There were some washers that were loose in the box during and 2 were missing. I replaced them from the hardware store.
Sturdy bin and frame. I can't give the long term results of the product yet. I hope to have many years of service from it.
August 16, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by HobbyGardner Solid composter
I read the reviews and still bought this composter. It is solid and can handle heavy loads of organic material. The only tricky part was the hole drilling and assembly there should be a better way to line up the panels and then drill the holes but I got it together and am happy with it. I have had one load already.
August 16, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Stanchez Composter
Assembly instructions clear and easy tollow. I don't what else you want in a review. This review experience isn't too great though the rest of the online shopping experience was. Enough now?
August 16, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by LaMont 65 gal composter
Hard to assemble. Some of it could easily have been pre-assembled at the factory. One part was broken on arrival and quickly replace. Another part (hinge bolt) was broke during assembly. Still waiting for replacement (about 2 weeks).
August 2, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Bhramari RIDICULOUS TO ASSEMBLE...part broke w/in a year
As several others have said, this thing is absurdly time consuming and difficult to put together. My partner build our house, every pipe, wire and nail....so he has more than enough know-how and tools, yet it took close to 6 hours....including a lunch break.
The ring that connects the lid to a bolt, so it can swing open and closed, broke within a year, and we see no way on this website to replace that part or even the lid. When we get sick enough of it we will likely buy another tumbler, but likely not from this company.
September 12, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Angus Good composter, flawed instructions
This is the second Lifetime 65 gal. composter I've purchased and both suffered from the same annoying misdirection in assembly instructions. I assumed the first time around the mistake was my own, so I took EXTRA time and care with the second one, following instructions precisely. Same problem with placement of two of the hinge bolts. This time I was unable to unbolt it to move it to correct area and had to hacksaw it out. Lifetime did send me replacement bolt, which took about 2 weeks to arrive. I urged them to review their instructions carefully as I was now sure it was their error, not mine.
May 10, 2016