Original (168 gal.)


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For nearly forty years, the Original ComposTumbler by Mantis has made it easy for gardeners like you to have a steady supply of compost. Makes a complete batch, from start to finish, in just 14 days. Big enough for serious gardeners (holds 168 gallons, 22 cubic feet), easy enough for anyone!

• Drum sits 27″ off the ground for easy loading/ unloading
• Gear driven drum means easy, no slip turning — even when full!
• Aerator/ drainage units on the door improve air intake
• Interior mixing fins speed decomposition
• Screened vents on end-caps
• Strong tubular steel frame for support
• Rust-proof galvanized metal drum
• 5 year manufacturer warranty

Size: 68″ H x 40″ D x 50″ W

Owner’s Manual (PDF)

(Shipped FREE when ordered with any ComposTumbler)

Sifter Screen – Attach this specially designed screen to the opening of your ComposTumbler to unload a finer, more crumbly compost. Great for making your own potting soil, or a finer mulch for flower borders and shrubs.

Protective Cover – This custom-made cover protects your ComposTumbler from snow, ice and harsh elements. It’s made of heavy-duty, weatherproof green vinyl to last for years of use.

Grower’s Tip:
The Original model is designed for customers that want the benefits of quick composting (instead of the slow pile method), and regularly accumulate 5 or 6 trash bags (up to 168 gallons) of organic material every few weeks.