Compost Crank® compost aeratorLotech Products LLC
The Compost Crank® makes it easy to "turn" green.. and brown! It penetrates any material like an auger. Crank the tool into your compost clockwise and lift without turning. Material clings to the spiral, pulling compost up from the bottom. You can thoroughly mix and aerate, or move material to active areas of the pile. The tool is easy for anyone to use and reaches every corner of the bin. It is also lightweight, so you are lifting the compost and not the tool. The free-spinning handles are molded to fit comfortably in your hands, and make the “cranking” motion a breeze! No jabbing, pushing, or prying necessary.
- Handcrafted in Tucson, Arizona, USA on machinery made from recycled parts.
- Lifetime Limited Warranty
- Made of sturdy 3/8 inch solid round stainless steel bar.
- Decorative, certified water safe, solid copper end cap.
- Free-spinning, naturally UV stable, black nylon handles.
- Weight: 2 pounds
- Length: 45 inches
- Working depth: 29 inches
- The tools are handcrafted so minor variations are inherent
- Handling time: Please allow for a handling time of 4-5 business days. This extra time is to allow for a surge in orders. We will usually ship in 1-2 business days.
- Important Tool Instructions
- Shipping, Policies, and Warranty
Warning: Use of this tool has been known to cause people to rave about it to nongardening/noncomposting friends which makes them believe that you have finally lost your mind. Courtesy of Dan Speece, Mt. Airy, MD (The Duke of Dirt)
Note: If you are interested in a longer tool for your composting toilet, we are making available a 52 inch version of the Compost Crank®. We have made a new page for this tool which you can view here.
See this tool in action! View Compost Demonstration Sites.
Read the hangtag! View Compost Crank® Hang Tag.
“I just got this delivered last week. My initial impression couldn’t be better. The crank handle effortlessly moves the screw into the pile, and you have great leverage to pull up a plug of stuff from the bottom to the top. I’ve got a fairly large black plastic circular bin right now and in about 10 minutes of slight exertion I was able to give the pile the best turn it’s had outside of me using a shovel. Excellent, excellent, excellent. It was fairly easy for me to screw down too far, to the point where I couldn’t lift the plug, but reversing a couple of cranks solved the issue and a little patience let me get all the down into the pile.” - C. Chandler
"I bought my first Compost Crank more than 15 years ago in Brooklyn at a composting event. It is probably my favorite gardening tool because it makes composting so incredibly easy. I still have that first one, which is such a simple, elegant, sturdily-made tool that it works just as well as the first day I used it. I just bought a second crank so that I won’t have to transport my original one back and forth every week between my house and my summer cabin in the Catskills. I expect that I will be able to gift both cranks to my heirs!!! Well worth the cost." - Liz Miller
I normallly don’t review products but this one...Just get it. It will make your life so much easier and turning won’t take long at all!
I've been composting for 20 years and this is a game changer. Our first "stage" is in a tumbler still but when it gets full we dump it in an open pile on the ground. This tool is great for turning the open pile as long as it is the right consistency (plenty of leaves or dry carbon) much much easier than actually turning it over with a compost fork. I'm also going to try using this to compost in a trash can instead of a tumbler... always trying to find ways to suggest people get started composting without an expensive tumbler purchase.
Arrived so quickly, in perfect shape and exceeds all expectations. Love it and definitely recommend it to anyone with a compost.
Just received so I can't testify to longevity, however, I am so excited about how well it works. I had a full 30 gal garbage can that had not been turned since it was about half full. I needed to go about 1/2 way down the first go round. Then the rest of the way on the second go round. Quick, easy, effortless. Yay! My compost will be getting turned on a regular basis.
An excellent tool that is well worth its place in the compost bin. This tool has performed mixing a full Geobin worth of compost that a garden fork could not get into further than the top of the pile. You will find clumps of grass/leaves that are pulled up from the bottom of the bin that you would ordinarily not be able to access with a fork or rake. Great build quality and feel. Thanks!