Model # IM 4000

Internet #202672114

Store SKU #468318

Tumbling Composter with Two Chambers for Efficient Batch Composting
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Tumbling Composter with Two Chambers for Efficient Batch Composting

  • Made from durable u.v. resistant plastic
  • Space efficient size
  • Adjustable air vents
$9995 /each
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  • Made from durable u.v. resistant plastic
  • Space efficient size
  • Adjustable air vents
This unique tumbling composter features two chambers fill one side, while the other side cures, making it easy to efficiently convert your kitchen and yard waste into rich soil enhancing compost. Just load it up, close the sliding door and use the convenient built- in hand holds to give it a turn every couple days and see how it produces finished compost in weeks. The tumbling composter is made with recycled, uv inhibited, black plastic which absorbs heat and is designed to be rodent-proof. Help divert waste from landfill or costly processing and turn your own organic waste into compost in your own backyard.
  • Easy turn barrel with convenient built- in hand holds
  • Made from durable, u.v. resistant plastic with recycled content and includes a strong steel frame, which will last for many years
  • Adjustable air vents
  • Rodent resistant
  • Space efficient size with 5 cu. ft. or 140 litre capacity
  • Made in North America

Product Overview

  • Made from durable u.v. resistant plastic
  • Space efficient size
  • Adjustable air vents
Model #: IM 4000
Sku #: 468318
Internet #: 202672114

This unique tumbling composter features two chambers fill one side, while the other side cures, making it easy to efficiently convert your kitchen and yard waste into rich soil enhancing compost. Just load it up, close the sliding door and use the convenient built- in hand holds to give it a turn every couple days and see how it produces finished compost in weeks. The tumbling composter is made with recycled, uv inhibited, black plastic which absorbs heat and is designed to be rodent-proof. Help divert waste from landfill or costly processing and turn your own organic waste into compost in your own backyard.

  • Easy turn barrel with convenient built- in hand holds
  • Made from durable, u.v. resistant plastic with recycled content and includes a strong steel frame, which will last for many years
  • Adjustable air vents
  • Rodent resistant
  • Space efficient size with 5 cu. ft. or 140 litre capacity
  • Made in North America

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Name Tumbling Composter with Two Chambers for Efficient Batch Composting 80 gal. Composter 65 gal. Compost Tumbler 80 Gal. Compost Tumbler
Brand The Earth Machine Lifetime Lifetime
Ratings (369) (241) (188) (252)
Capacity (gallons) 37 80 65 80
Product Width (in.) 39 33 35.1 38.5
Composter Type Tumbler Stationary Tumbler Tumbler
Product Height (in.) 36 33 43.2 44
Product Depth (in.) 33 16 35.8 36
Odorless No No No No
Covered Yes Yes Yes Yes
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Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.)
26 in
Assembled Height (in.)
36 in
Assembled Width (in.)
28 in
Product Depth (in.)
33
Product Height (in.)
36
Product Width (in.)
39

Details

Assembly Required
Yes
Capacity (cu. ft.) - Total
5
Capacity (gallons)
37
Color Family
Black
Composter Type
Tumbler
Covered
Yes
Landscape Supply Type
Composter
Low Odor
Yes
Odorless
No
Product Weight (lb.)
30lb
Returnable
90-Day
Weatherproof
Yes

Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.)
26 in
Assembled Height (in.)
36 in
Assembled Width (in.)
28 in
Product Depth (in.)
33
Product Height (in.)
36
Product Width (in.)
39

Details

Assembly Required
Yes
Capacity (cu. ft.) - Total
5
Capacity (gallons)
37
Color Family
Black
Composter Type
Tumbler
Covered
Yes
Landscape Supply Type
Composter
Low Odor
Yes
Odorless
No
Product Weight (lb.)
30lb
Returnable
90-Day
Weatherproof
Yes

Questions & Answers

I would like to know if the chambers are able to be disassembled, such to carry it easily. The containers seem to be too big .

Could you please send some photos of a composter not assembled?
Asked by: Mariale
The chambers can be disassembled, but it's very time consuming... and then you'll have to assemble it again, which is no quick task. If you're transporting the unit, your best bet is just to take the legs off and move the whole thing.
Answered by: JaCee
Date published: 2017-05-07

Can I compost cooked oat meal leftovers and cooked lentils? How can I check my compost is working?

Hello, I have only had this since Sunday- for 3 days and I can see the compost is not happening. It is not heating up and it is starting to look like rotting food. I added dried leaves to the kitchen scraps. I also added the organic compost starter that I purchased. Please, any advice would be helpful. I need this to work! It is only attracting flies so far!
Asked by: Teo
you can not add cooked foods research what you can add to your compost that is why you are not seeing results
Answered by: Dianw
Date published: 2018-02-08

How wide is the opening?

How easy is it to get the compost out? Do you just turn and dump or scoop out?
Asked by: ValMlin
each side is about a foot
Answered by: mike
Date published: 2017-12-29

how many gallons is this?

Asked by: 12ji23nx
looks about 30 gallons, about like those small rain barrels
Answered by: mike
Date published: 2017-02-08
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Customer Reviews

Tumbling Composter with Two Chambers for Efficient Batch Composting is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 368.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I've had this exact product for about 4 or 5 years now. It's holding up beautifully and works re... I've had this exact product for about 4 or 5 years now. It's holding up beautifully and works really well once you get past the learning curve of composting. My biggest tips for this particular composter are that compost starter is your friend, and so is the SUN. Heat breaks things down faster, so putting this black beast in the sun really speeds up the composting process. The first couple of years I had it in a shady spot and it was sloooooooooooooooooow going. Like, it took ages to get anything out of it. But now I have it in a sunny location, add a little water regularly (I live in a warm, dry climate), and now we're in business. The "weeks" claim is still a bit optimistic, but a couple months and you've got something. Criticisms? It can be a little difficult to turn, especially when fully loaded. Some sort of handle that protrudes would be easier than the depressions for grip. And the depressions, if not hosed out regularly, become bustling nurseries for pods of black widow eggs in my area. All in all, though, I love this thing, and it remains the longest running, most fun science experiment in our family.
Date published: 2017-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Correct website for instructions The link for the detailed assembly instructions is broken as of the time of this review 4.9.17. I did find them here https://fcmponline.com/pages/yimby-im4000-step-by-step-instruction-pictorial I am a 41 yr old female with fibromyalgia and was able to assemble this by myself in about 90 minutes. You need a Flathead screw driver and a wrench. You only need the wrench on the stand. First assemble the stand. Then move onto the panels. The 2 side octagon panels have 8 edges and one edge has 7 holes. This edge is where your door goes and you must add the door panel very last! So start moving counter clockwise adding panels. Just add a panel, put in all the screws, making sure the little tabs are in place and the center divider is in place. Then continue working counter clockwise until you get to the door panel. Very simple, just a little tedious with 56 small screws. Excited to get started composting. I looked at some various little containers to keep kitchen scraps in until I'm ready to take out to my composter but decided just to keep a plastic container in the freezer to add them to. That's my tip! This composter is a bit small but I'm an amateur. I will start with this and if I find it's too​ small can always upgrade. I think this will work quite well. Bigger isn't always better! This one will be manageable for me to use and turn by myself.
Date published: 2017-04-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great little unit Firit; its 's "SUPPOSED" to leak; thats how rain water gets out. Many people use this TEA for new plants. Next, if its slimy and wet you need more dry material. Basicly its 2 to 1 of green/kitchen scraps to dry material IE leaves, dried grass ect. You should layer, leaves, wet, garbage, wet, some garden soil to add micro organisms, then more dry grass/ or leaves. FINALY dampen. YOU SHOULD ONLY DAMPEN EACH LAYER. It heats up in a few days and you rotate "one turn", every few days add kitchen scraps and then a layer of dead stuff, in the summer sprinkle with some water, and rotate ONCE every couple of days. If it smells or gets slimy its too wet and you need more dry material. After about teo weeks move it to the finished side and use a little between layers of garbage and dry leaves/grass as a starter.
Date published: 2016-04-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from While we originally loved this-great design, fairly compact, love the dual chambers, etc. I just ... While we originally loved this-great design, fairly compact, love the dual chambers, etc. I just logged on to see when we bought it and am sorely disappointed. We have had this piece for just two years and already it has fallen apart. I purposely put it in a shady spot so the sun would not beat it up. We have now having to shop for a new bin because this one is seriously days away from falling totally apart. The piece that attached the bin to the legs is plastic and has cracked and will fall apart any day now. So disappointed. $100 down the drain.
Date published: 2017-12-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not bad Bought this dual chamber composter last fall. First time composting. Took about an hour to assemble . I added greens and browns. One chamber got full pretty quick. Within a week, i was able to add more to it. Winter was approaching so composting wasn't happening fast enough. Started filling second chamber. Ran out of brown leaves to add and started adding shredded newspapers, egg carton and cardboard. Both sides were now completely full with composting almost to a halt with freezing temperatures around. Composter was left alone for the winter. Unable to turn unit around, as access to it was impossible with the backyard having three feet of snow. It was just a few weeks ago that I took a look inside the unit and found that each chamber had half amount of compost. Nice dark brown of compost had formed but the cardboard and newspaper had not really disintegrated. It was just a lump of wet newspaper. I'm hoping as the weather warms up, decomposition speeds up. Not sure if I would add newspaper to this composter. It is hard to turn the heavier it gets, so I would most likely half fill one side, before starting the other. Overall, nice composter. Seems to do the trick at a great price.
Date published: 2017-04-26
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I bought this product about 3 years ago. It has fallen apart breaking at the point where the bar... I bought this product about 3 years ago. It has fallen apart breaking at the point where the bar attaches to the stand. The plastic around the bar broke it could not handle the weight. I only put kitchen waste for a family of two, not a lot. The dual chamber style is a good idea but the manufacturer needs to reinforce the area around the bar that the unit turns on. I think 3 years is not a good record for little amount that I use it.
Date published: 2016-12-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from No Assembly Instructions are Included After assembling this composter, it appears to be very sound. HOWEVER... there's no assembly guide included. I'm not a moron, but I'd like to have some direction on how to put this thing together. Instead of having instructions in front of you, you're directed to a guide online. The manufacturer is assuming that your laptop or desktop will be in the general vicinity of where you're assembling the item. THEN... when you actually access the guide, it's incomplete. It directs you to install four nuts and bolts per panel. WRONG. That's the four nuts and bolts ON THE SIDES. When you're assembling this, be sure to add the nuts and bolts that attach each panel to the other. It'll save you time, and you won't have to bring a second person into the process when reaching deep into the well with a wrench in one hand and screwdriver in the other.
Date published: 2016-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Jim-Dandy Handy! I read all the reviews regarding problems with not having enough screws and how the item was hard to assemble for some before purchasing this composter. I figured what the hay, if I had any problems I'd just send the thing back. Well I was busy and didn't get around to putting the thing together for a week - then came home and found my senior handicapped friend had put the whole danged thing together in a couple hours with only one fully functioning hand. All we had to do when I got home was tighten the screws up. The composter is working away as I write making me beautiful soil. Great value, sturdy and dead-easy to assemble.
Date published: 2012-06-12
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