Original ComposTumbler

Model CT01001

$429 $299


Makes finished compost in as little as just a few weeks.* The Mantis Original ComposTumbler is easy to load, easy to turn, and holds up to 18 bushels of compostables. This large-capacity single-bin compost tumbler is guaranteed to save composting time. Take the hassle out of turning piles. Find out why gardeners have trusted this composter for almost 40 years .

  • Holds up to 18 bushels
  • 68”H x 50”W x 40”D
  • 27” off the ground

  • Holds up to 18 bushels
  • 68”H x 50”W x 40”D
  • 27” off the ground

  • Finished Compost in as Little as a Few Weeks

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Original ComposTumbler

Makes compost in just a few weeks!*

The Original ComposTumbler started a composting revolution nearly 40 years ago and remains synonymous with fast and easy composting. This compost tumbler holds up to 18 bushels and will make compost in as little as a few weeks.*

  • Large-capacity single-bin composter is fully enclosed.
  • Loads and unloads conveniently.
  • Sits high enough to unload compost directly into a garden cart or wheel barrow.
  • Turns easily; no need for a pitchfork.

The Original CompostTumbler saves hours of time and labor by quickly making a steady supply of nutrient-rich compost with minimal time and effort. Just a few spins every day.

WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm –

Durable, powder-coated galvannealed steel wall construction

Engineered to be rust resistant, the Mantis ComposTumbler will give you fresh compost, batch after batch – year after year.

Additional Features

Convenient, gear-driven, easy-to-spin handle

Turning the fully loaded compost tumbler is easy – even when fully loaded.

Aeration/drainage units on the door

Creates the right mix of air intake, moisture, and heat for perfect compost. Drainage units make it easy to to collect “compost tea”.

Removable door

Remove the door to load in materials and unload finished compost

Holds 18 bushels of materials

Experience the convenience of big compost batches – spend less time composting, more time for gardening.

Interior mixing fins

Thorough mixing and no sticking, creating faster decomposition – making a clean batch of garden-ready compost every time.



Drum Capacity

22 cu. ft. Holds up to 18 bushels (168 gallons) for composting. Up to six 30-gallon trash bags of material.


68″ H x 50″ W x 40″ D

Drum Height

27″ off the ground

Drum Materials

Non-toxic powder-coated galvannealed steel, rust-resistant. BPA-free, food grade plastic end caps.


Tubular steel with black powder-coated finish


Aerator/Drainage unit on the door

Air Circulation

Screened vents in the end caps


Gear-driven handle on frame


Sage Green

Time to Finish Compost

Finished compost in 4 to 6 weeks* | * Compost times depend on ambient temperature and combination of materials being composted.


2 years

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