Compost Crank Twist™ compost aeratorLotech Products LLC
Same great spiral, same working length as our original tool, different handle. The Compost Crank® Twist works well in any bin. The corkscrew design easily digs into any sort of compost, whether it’s light leaves or dense sticks and vines. Twist in clockwise with one or two hands, and lift straight up without turning to pull compost up from the bottom, thoroughly mixing and aerating your bin. No jabbing, pushing, or prying necessary. Built to last for as long as you compost, the Twist will be there ready to mix your pile whenever you are.
- 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.
- Comfortable cushioned grip made in the USA.
- Curved cane handle is perfect for easy left, right, or two handed cranking.
- The curved handle is also an excellent grip for lifting the tool when heavy with compost.
- Weight: 1.5 pounds
- Length: 32 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)
See the tool in action! View Compost Demonstration Sites.
Read the hangtag! View Compost Crank® Twist Hang Tag.
“Yippeee!!! I just received my compost crank. After 3 failed turners over a decade or so, I am overjoyed to find a product that is perfectly engineered and a delight to use. How great to turn up those neglected corners and find dark, soft, perfect humus! I am singing your praises and will share this with our local garden stores (each of which offered me a pitchfork when I asked for a compost turner) and my fellow vegetarians. Thank you for quality and ingenuity!” - S. Leviton
“This is EXACTLY what I was looking for. I was poking around and kept seeing the compost aerators with those wings that pop out. I didn’t love the design (seemed just asking to break) but didn’t know there was an alternative. I am SO GLAD that I found this! It is easy to use, very sturdy, and has no parts that can break. Absolutely ingenious. And the company seems very cool (made in the U.S. on recycled machinery). This does exactly what it’s supposed to do, and my compost is as happy as can be. The only shame is that this is not the go-to compost aerator for everyone. It should be!!” - C. Joy
My composting game was weak! Bin too dry on the outside, too wet and no air circulation toward the center, and very sloooow composting. I had been digging out the whole bin to turn and mix the pile, but this was backbreaking work, time consuming, and ineffective. In a moment of frustration, I did a quick internet search for compost aerators. Ordered this baby and it arrived within a week! On the first use I turned the entire heavy, wet pile with ease in under FIVE MINUTES. Thrilled! I will be recommending this to my gardening friends.
I was hesitant at first to spend $$, but so happy I did! Beautifully crafted, lightweight and so easy to use. I highly recommend for anyone that compost!
Perfect for my Garden Tower! Also perfect for short people like me, lol. :-)
I've had a Twist for four years. It hangs from the side of my compost bin year-round in upstate NY and it still looks like new (give or take some dirt). Now that my rabbits have expanded the amount of compost I have at any given time I've just ordered an original for myself and a long as a gift. My Twist is going to be handed down to a friend and I expect it will still be in use for decades to come.
I love to find intelligent solutions that include no plastics and no energy required, except for my own body energy ;) Not only this compost aerator works wonders, but it’s very easy to use. Shipping was fast and no plastic packaging included! Thank you so much!