Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 91
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by InstallationandRepair Not to shabby
Love the size and durability. How ever the instructions were a tad bit of touch and go. I knew this from other reviewers so I did a bit of research on YouTube and found a 3 part vid from someone that helped out tremendously but even with that it took me about 2 1/2 hours with no help. I Do Recommend this product. Home Depots price w/ free delivery worked well for me as others could not come close in my neck of the woods...even Ebayers could not offer it for less. But remember to look over the instructions carefully before you commit to the next step and use the You Tube vids to help fill in the missing gaps. It would be a 5 star review if it weren't for the instructions.
April 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by StarrE1 Great value for the price
I enjoyed the afternoon I spent assembling this item. I am pretty handy around the house with excellent tools. My son had to help me in 2 places for a grand total of about 20 minutes. Why on earth do the instructions recommend 3 people to do this? The pieces are extremely well-calibrated so after drilling, things lined up as they should. I wasn't used to the pictoral instructions (no written ones), so I spent considerable time analyzing the pictures to make sure I had things right. Even when I made a mistake it was easy to spot and simple to correct. I hate the cheap screws that come with EVERYTHING nowadays - you just touch them with a screwdriver and they start to strip. ...I have some older ones around the house and when I work on that stuff I feel like "Miracle:" Anyway, the compactor is "up and running." I feel as though the latch that locks the drum in place is a little cheap and may not last long. But I am pleased so far with the performance of this item at my twin home/small yard location.
October 24, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 2ndtimehappybuyer Really happy, this is the 2nd composter of the same kind I bought.
Very satisfied. It's a large capacity composter which produces excellent results: no smell, no flies... just plain clean! The outcome? couldn't be better compost.
I have 2 composter of the same brand. Thanks!
August 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by roanmtn1 80 Gal Compost Tumbler
The compost tumbler arrived on time as quoted. Carton was in excellent sharp. The tumbler was easy to assembly, looks great, and easy to use. Very satisfied. Can't wait for my first batch of compost.
September 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CatfordDave Lifetime 60058 Compost Tumbler Black 80 Gallon
We bought this model at the Chelsea Flower Show this summer - 2014. Compost decomposed faster than the plastic bin type we have also used, main advantage being that decomposition was much more even and faster, however we are not sure how much to fill it - up to what level does it cease to work as well? Do you put water in it? Compost only went moist [useable] this week November 2014 [6 months]. You have to introduce worms [preferably worms that are ready for turning or they become giddy when rotated!] It would be a good idea to issue instructions / advice on this website [video] or provided with the product when it arrives.
November 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ricky so easy to assemble, a monkey can do it.
i read all of these reviews before i finally purchased this on sale at the end of the growing season. i was a bit worried that so many people were saying the directions were hard to follow and it was difficult to assemble by yourself. rather than blindly follow the pictographic instructions, i looked at all of the parts, looked at the instructions and decided by using 4 clamps i could hold the three main parts together and drill and assemble the main barrel all at once then add the legs as the last step. it took me about 20 minutes to build the whole thing. it spins like a champ, it's sturdy and well made and i'd buy another one in a heartbeat.
December 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RajPatel57 composting your wate is environments call today
I purchased this tumbler with great enthusiasm and a lot of expectation which were found fulfilled completely after it's first use. I am proud that i could successfully convert my kitchen waste, paper waste and vegetation waste from my yard in to a rich compost. Manuel indicates it takes 2 months in conversion, however, I observed most of the stuff was converted in just one month which one can see in my pictures posted here. This tumbler is the best thing to own if you are a home owner (not living in apartment building) and you have a green yard. This is the ideal process to reduce load on municipal garbage collection and processing system, reduce the use of chemical fertilizers in your garden and feel proudly better that you are helping the environment.
October 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by terri 80 gal. Compost Tumbler
This was fairly easy to assemble but it did require a second person in a couple of steps. The tumbler works great, it is the answer for me to be able to continue composting. I have developed tendonitis in my wrist so turning my compost piles with a shovel or garden fork is difficult & this makes it easy.
February 10, 2015