Lotech Products

Home of the Compost Crank® & Twist. Take the chore out of turning compost!



Our quality, handcrafted, made in the USA compost aerator tools are easy to use, effective, and long lasting. Just crank or twist the beveled spiral tip clockwise into your compost and pull out without turning to mix and aerate. The tools will grab more than you'd care to lift, crank backwards to adjust. Some material may require you to turn a layer at a time. Very dense or wet compost, for instance. Once you've loosened the top layer you can then turn the next layer, and so on. It's so easy on your back and bin. They never clog, just lay the spiral tip on top of your compost or on the edge of your bin and crank backwards to remove any stuck on material. Be sure that when picking up or using both tools, your hands are firmly gripping both of the handles. Please see each products page for more detailed information. Thank you for your interest in our products and for visiting our site! However you make compost, the really important thing is to do it. Happy composting! Please see our reviews here, on Facebook, Twitter, and Amazon.


  • Testimonial

    “My advice: don’t wrestle with an angry bear. Instead get yourself the Compost Crank. I tried it out this season and have fallen madly in love. It is super-easy to use and makes it remarkably easy to turn your compost.”

    - Shawna Coronado. Garden author, photographer, blogger, speaker, and more.

  • Testimonial

    “Our organization picked up 25,000 gallons of waste at restaurants and kitchens throughout Lexington in 2012 and we turned every bit of that (while keeping our backs straight!) with the help of Lotech’s Compost Crank. This tool is great, and I recommend it to anyone with a pile to turn.”

    - Ryan Koch. Seedleaf. Lexington, KY.

  • Testimonial
    “I use the Compost Crank in my home, community, and church gardens. It aerates the compost contents better than a pitchfork or shovel, and it’s easier on the back.”

    - Ellen Kirby. Director of Brooklyn GreenBridge, an outreach gardening program through the Brooklyn Botanic Garden in New York City.

Sharing some of life in the beautiful desert southwest

We are Lotech Products. Inventors and manufacturers of the original corkscrew compost aerator, the Compost Crank®, and now the Compost Crank® Twist. We are also, the Ambrose Family. Composters, tinkerers, and lovers of everything. Mostly gardening, cooking, hiking, and books! We care deeply about our planet, everyone gardening, and providing the highest quality, most effective, and easiest to use composting tools. We manufacturer each one with the utmost care here in Tucson, Arizona, USA. Our spirit of sustainability and up-cycling goes well beyond the tools we make to promote home composting. Each Crank or Twist is handcrafted on machinery we built using recycled parts, and each piece of our minimal packaging is compostable, recyclable, or both! You can even compost the packing tape! (Love it! It’s from EcoEnclose.) We’re in this business to help others, help their gardens, all green things, and our planet!

Many happy turns,

The Ambrose Family

Our mission is to make the easiest, most effective, and most fun way to tend your heap, so that you’ll no longer have to do it, you’ll want to!

And more often!

Even have more bins! (Maybe. See how you feel.)

Compost with us!