Homemade Rotary Soil / Compost Screen




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clark davis: good stuff

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

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

Tom Knowles: How did you build it?

patrick donegan: XLNT!

Prepping Angel: Any updates????

gino oreste cassinelli del sante: very good

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

socialyenept: your wifes a machine on the shovel

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

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?

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.

abbafaen2007: you should see how a farwick joker working and its giving you more idees for your seve.

John DeRocha: That is very SWEET!... The Basic setup you have definitely proves the concept. Like the others that have posted I am very interested to know how you made the screen. Please let us know how you attached the wire cloth to the bicycle rims). :)

gettingahandle: Well thought through "just get in and build it" prototype! Works well obviously. Someone's gona use this idea and run with it.

Mac Crollman: looks great! really like the small compact size so it can be moved around. i'm building one from an old cement mixer, but it doesn't look nearly as nice and clean as yours.

Rick: Thanks, I've been considering how to make an item to sift compost and soil. Nice feasible design. Hope I can follow the basis of your concept. Thanks

XtremelyJ: This is amazing. Well done.

Coden11: this is so AWESOME. started my first garden this year, now you've got me dreaming BIG! Thank you!

64marine: No idea what and how on the barrel construction methods, where/how?

davetileguy: Can I use this device to launder money?

Bluezman01: Excellent use of common materials. And I agree about the staging. Mine is the same thing (conceptually) and I'm getting ready to add wheels to one end and adjustable legs with lift handles on the other, so it can be moved like a wheel barrow.

Bazz Kenyon: I'm Making one now will post a video when done, I used roller blade wheels inside the bike rims instead of the 8 black wheels you used. they fit into the rims perfect. i also used 6mm galvanised aviary mesh as it filters the soil finer. INSPIRATION IS FROM THIS VIDEO!!! THANKS ;o)

justgivemethetruth: A very clever contraption. I'm wondering if you really need to sort the dirt or can you just use regular soil ... within reason ... obviously not the plastic!? I'm always impressed by those who can just whip up a contraption like that out of spare parts ... nice work. By the way, a master gardener on another channel chided me for calling it "dirt" .... he said you should call it soil. I agree with him, dirt sounds "dirty".

Federico Alinovi: Brillant ! I made a similar device on a smaller scale for cleaning seeds using an old washing-machine's drum - very sturdy thing. It gets connected directly to my tractor's PTO which can turn as slow as 120 rpm and I can blow a pressure washer in it at the same time. Actually that's goot for washing quite a lot of different things.

qwer ty: you could put a little block of teflon on the metal guard where it meets the drum.

ThePangeafarm: I like the simplicity of your trommel, how did you make the drum? An idea for you stopper is to use a roller skate wheel mounted to that "L" bracket. Thanks

Russell Easters: LOL, I love it! You got the wife out there shoveling while you shoot the video then sound as if you've done all the work!! Nice job on the tumbler though, oh BTW, I would really consider a patent!

MyBrad1982: nothing better then a good hard working women while ya have mixed drinks an play with the camera :)

Athosiphyr: I also copied your design to make my own, it works quite well. I found a 2 HP motor at a pawn shop that has plenty of power. For people who are going to build one and aren't savvy about such things, you can find sheaves, belts, axles and bearings at bearing shops, although getting used parts will definitely be cheaper if you can find them. The significant difference in mine is small fixed casters which ride inside the bike wheels to prevent the drum from drifting, instead of large wheels.

Msrockinrobin03: That's a great idea I love it!! Going to have to give it a try.

DCVU2: I built the drum part as you have, but now I'm at a stand still. My main concern now is to find a motor and a big drive belt, any suggestions?

mohairwig: how is the wire mesh held to the tire rims ?

BigBootyJudy: screw the sandwich, dig woman! hahaha

r44flyer: @Athosiphyr I'm doing this with the wheels as well. Was tricky to find some narrow enough to run inside the rims. With 26" bike wheels it's going to need a whopper of a drive belt! Where do I get one that's over 2m long?!

David Kenworthy: wow great job guys, i need one and a my wife to run the shovel, lol

Thomoco: Hello, I used your design to make one of my own. Just uploaded a video for you to see, search for... "Goodbye SID hello TREVOR the soil or compost rotary trommel sieve thing"

onionman113: I like, make it so it can easily be mounted to the cart, and make a cheap belt system that moves the good dirt INTO the garden bed. And let the clumps and stuff do the same as in here maybe a 80 degree piece of removable sheet metal the make the clumps fall under the trommel.

lirg123: have you consider gold digging with this?

Roberto Peraza: congratulation . i like that!. best job!.

steverenooo123: COOL!!!

Paul Smith: what size screen are you using? is it homemade or store bought?

Rating:
Homemade rotary soil / compost screen 4.9 out of 5

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