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Sittler Windrow Turner Model #1014, shown above, is ideal for
large farm, municipal
and industrial composting.
Why Sittler Systems are Efficient
windrow turners are known and respected for reliability, affordability, ease
of operation and efficiency.
unit is tractor pulled to eliminate the possibility of an engine breaking
down, bringing composting to a standstill, particularly in the first 3
weeks, potentially jeopardizing the quality of the compost.
Tractors can be easily maintained and replaced if
required. Engine down
time in Self propelled or In Vessel units usually means odour problem time.
The same tractor equipped
with a loader can be used for construction of the windrow and other work
requirements when the windrow does not require turning.
compost operation can be expanded in low cost modules with additional
turners as required allowing for practical cost effective expansion.
Reducing Space Requirements
reduction in size of the compost, any windrows started with the same
materials at the same time can be combined in the 3rd -4th
less than the cost of a large self propelled you could purchase 2 of our
1014 pull types and 2 tractors for up to 5400 cubic yards turning capacity
turning radius of the Sittler 1014 is 40 feet with a right hand turn
Peaked Windrow for
Efficient CO2 Flow.
The unique drum
formation lifts and aerates the entire windrow and leaves the windrow in a
sharp peak allowing for proper airflow, keeping the windrow aerobic and,
therefore, minimizing odours.
Thorough Unique Mixing
Sittler windrow turner drums gently lift and invert the entire windrow
bringing ingredients from the outside to the inside and bottom to top
without destroying developing humus colloids. This method provides the ideal
atmosphere for microbes to perform the functions necessary at each stage
of the composting cycle.
hydraulic drive wheel on the right side of the 1014 windrow turner offers
optional additional stability in new, possibly dense, windrows or slippery
Low Maintenance Reliable Long Life
Sittler compost windrow turners require only standard maintenance; many are
still in operating condition after 15-20 years of service.
Unique Watering Inoculation System
watering system is standard (see specifications) and consists of
up to 4 water
nozzles that can be independently operated, connected to hoses leading to a
folding, removable tow-bar. The watering system can hook up to a water wagon
attached to the tow bar or it can be connected to a reservoir.
Optional water wagons, standard or inoculating, are available.
Unique Fleece Compost Covering System
standard is the fleece roller, a removable device on top of the windrow
turner, to allow for the use of Compostex windrow covers, which we highly
recommend. Compostex aids in management of the compost windrow by keeping
excess moisture out and necessary moisture in, by protecting microbes
thereby speeding up the composting process and by acting as protection from
any potential projectiles. Compostex is 100% UV protected and can last for
5-6 years. The 1014 requires 18’ wide Compostex.
Ideal Windrow Size
smaller windrows as opposed to fewer larger ones allow for more natural air
flow over and through the windrows with a larger surface area exposed for
more efficient aerobic production. Larger piles are harder to keep aerobic
and risk suffocation and excessive weight constricting aerobic microbial
activity. Compacted windrows can lead to anaerobic activity and foul odours.
Outdoor vs Indoor
Many feel commercial
composting has to be done indoors. Although our machines can be used in
enclosed areas usually to protect against excessive rain, composting
outdoors or with open ends allows for more natural aeration.
Windrow Turning vs In
all commercial composting sites be in vessel? Gathering too much material in
one enclosed area can pose
odour management issues,
especially when there is no formulation strategy.
As soon as a door is opened from a pressurized room,
odour complaints occur. Naturally ventilated
windrows, either outdoors or in an open ended building,
offer a cost effective solution. In vessel systems with many
conveyors are harder to keep clean and easily collect toxic odorous bio
film on any of a large number of surfaces. Foul
odour can become embedded
in these surfaces. Maintenance problems can also bring on
odour issues. In
vessel technology was brought into Europe due to space restrictions, which
are not nearly as much of a problem in North America. A
focus on formulation with proper C:N ratio will reduce the need for
expensive ventilation systems. Production per tonnage and operations costs
are far higher with In Vessel units.
What About Forced Air?
follows the path of least resistance. Not all of the compost is aerated
leaving anaerobic foul smelling pockets. The compost is not mixed properly
and usually poor quality foul smelling compost is the result.
machines are assembled and ready to ship in 2 - 6 weeks.
They can be implemented into production very quickly while other
technologies may take many months or years for planning and production.
Ease of operation
machines are easy to operate. Online operator manuals,
training, monitor batch tracking are all available. A
Composting booklet and DVD and additional recorded educational seminars as
well as phone tech support are easily accessible.
Composting Technical Formulation Support
Database assisted C:N, moisture and structure formulations which are often
a challenge are available for all clients. We offer our
clients the opportunity to manage and track all procedures during the
compost process from formulation to testing. For more info see our
online compost management batch tracking app.
Sittler manufacturing has been designing and building machinery for over 35 years. Quality, affordable craftsmanship with innovative design.
To order, or
for more information please email: email@example.com,
or call 1-866-271-0719, 1-416-686-3690,
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