Homemade Rotary Soil / Compost Screen




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Jay Martin: Where can I find a round cylinder like one pictured here? I would love to build one of these.

Banguts: Seriously, just go buy a Mantis. All the work building the thing, move a tractor around, shovel the whole time. You're out of breathe that entire video and your chic is the one with the shovel......

Banguts: Lazy mother freaker

Eduardo Garcia Valsi: hola quería saber que medidas tiene de largo y de diámetro los aros y si tienen alguna inclinación para que parte de la tierra que no se tamiza va hacia el carro y que potencia tiene el motor, gracias

Antoine Kerfzhan: add some vermiculite and some peat to that soil and it will grow plants bigger than godzilla

Dusky Rooster Dee Anna: I used to sift my compost, but I have found all the little wood bits, clods, and rocks are great homes for the microbiology that makes no till bio-dynamic gardening so great. Chunky is my style, and the roots love it!!!

goodcat1982: Where did you get the 10" pulley? I'm struggling to find one with the appropriate attachments on it :(

Mark O'Donohoe: #lethal would you ever pop an emergency stop button on the system.....! Otherwise pretty cool :)

Eddy Somair: No use when the compost is wet!! Nice construction

rob wylie: my suggestion is turn the whole thing 90 degrees and throw the dirt in from the side. then as u fill the raised bed you can slide the whole thing down the the length of the bed. 

SwollenRhino: Throw your coffee grounds in the dirt ! 

ENG AHMED ADLY MOHAMMED HASSAN: قبل 3 أشهر Thank you

melvin bar: good idea

clark davis: good stuff

Jeff Beck: I just love this machine the more I watch it run. 

Mark Donaghy: I'm in the final stages of building one very similar to yours but with dual screens - 1/4" and 3/4" so mine is 6' long and powered by a B/S 4hp gas motor. Also mine has a hopper so I can load it with my small tractor. Thanks for the ideas and excellent video

dan staves: i'm going to make one out of an old dryer

Robert J Bulmer Jr: Truly amazing. A lot of hard work careful planning and thinking went into this project without any doubt. Much praise for the end result.

KAIAPOGAN: REALLY GOOD! HAHAHAHAHA! Hey man you let your girlfriend doing the heavy work! HAHAHAHAHA! 

goodcat1982: get another small caster wheel, spin it 90 degrees compared to the other wheels and use that to hold the trommel in place. Attach it to where you have the metal brace. No more squeaking :)

Jeff Beck: I like the way the outer wheels form a rotatable container for the big cylindrical screen. That is a pretty creative solution to that mechanical puzzle.

Phillip Ramirez: looks like the drum is 28" bike rims and 1/2" hardware cloth.

jbkibs: nice! sure beats manually sifting... love it. i just might have to make one of these that reduces from a 540 PTO ...

gino oreste cassinelli del sante: very good

Larry Carbaugh: Where did you find motors and pulleys? What HP for the motor and shaft size?

Tom Knowles: How did you build it?

EMMA PENYA: How much cost this Homemade Rotary Soil? We are interesting in buy it, tell me something about it please!!! it´s very cool! THANKS!! emma

George Martin: You only made this video to have that woman do your bidding. GENIUS!!

patrick donegan: XLNT!

eudamullah: What gauge was the mesh? Is it welded wire or galvanized wire cloth?

Prepping Angel: Any updates????

Brian Scheer: how do you build the trommel itself. i like your setup very cool!

socialyenept: your wifes a machine on the shovel

suziequeue1964: In this video you mention a number of features which were still under development such as the motor platform, the guard to keep the drum from running forward and the copper axle locking yoke. Did you resolve these issues and if so - what was the final outcome? Do you have a video of the final result? I am very keen to replicate this Susanna

namuh223: Did you make the drum? If so could you share the construction. Otherwise where you got it? Thank you in advance.

Alejandro Sanchez: Where u got the center bearings?

Dana White: Nice, Thanks!

Gordon McCoy: Interesting, David... Thanks!

TheRoachHut: Hi dont suppose u have some plans for this or a step by step guide, would love to build one of these for my allotment. Tony

Kevin SulaeArts: This is super nice. Where did you find/buy the drum?

WiresAnSteel: could the whole thing be turned at right angles to the raised bed and move along as the bed is filled to save shovelling?

Chris Towerton: I like it... Thanks for sharing

David Waltman: I hadn't looked at this in a while, and didn't realize there were so many questions. 1) I would recommend a 1725 RPM AC induction motor. This one is only 1/2 hp, which is plenty. These are everywhere; often in blowers and fans. This one is borrowed from my metal buffer. 2) weave wire through the spoke holes to attach the mesh 3) these are 26 in rims, but it doesnt matter what you use. They just need to be the same. 4) yes, my wife was shoveling so I could make the video :).

David Kovach: hugelkultur...check it out

Frank J. Panzer Jr: did you make the hoops yourself?or did you have them made for you. I noticed the wheels and belt are in groves

finallytricked: to attach the hardware cloth to the bike rims, use metal wire that is weaved in and out of the spoke holes. If you search the n e t for c o m p o s t trommel, there is a instructable that shows how people did this.

Cert: Building stuff is always in my family gene. My dad is a new york auto technician and taught me everything I need to know about cars. Now I sell car parts online to suppliment my income. So it does help when there's good guidance.
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Homemade rotary soil / compost screen 4.9 out of 5

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