Homemade Rotary Soil / Compost Screen




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Mark Saggese: Nice design.

Alb Alps: Put some oil please!

nadjib labed: plz what is the usefulness of that equipment

LiberalDoc: Okay. Pack it up. I'll email you my address and you can bring that thing here. I've now HAND sifted 63 recycling bins (FILLED TO THE TOP) worth of 'landscape' rock from JUST my front, SIDE yard...a 20 X 12 foot area. These SOBs are a minimum of 4 feet deep and so tightly packed that just the initial ground break requires the use of an ICE PICK because not only was a hay fork too thick, so was a 1 inch diameter metal pole that I couldn't even hammer into the ground. Previous owner stated he'd had "about a ton of 'em dumped (on an 80x120 ft lot) every 3-5 years for FORTY FIVE YEARS. So uh, yeah, a little advice for anyone who thinks those MF are a good idea....THEY ARE NOT. Please....rethink that horrible idea.

David Waltman: I should respond to comments more often, I know. Apparently there is a Popular Mechanics article which came out in 2014 (I built this in 2010) which explains everything  that I explain in the video. There are links to it below in the comments from other people. I am amazed how many people have copied this. This was a hasty job, and a lot of people have made various improvements. This version is just three bike rims wired to some 1" chicken wired, with regular belts from the auto parts store. The pulleys are from Hardwick's in Seattle, but they are readily available online. The motor was one that was laying around the shop. Wheels are from Lowe's. I got the idea driving by a big dirt and bark yard in Snohomish, WA, where they had one of these that was about 40 feet long and 12 feet high...a little big for my raised beds, but same idea.

Someday Soon (RoyalVlogger): You're getting 24RPM - Yeah i counted.. Lol

tv175s3: which pulley belt are you using? SPB? or classic B? How width is it? Where does it 'grip' in the rim, bottom or sides?

Kevin Essiambre: for anyone looking to build one:
http://www.popularmechanics.com/home/how-to-plans/how-to/a11370/how-to-build-a-motorized-trommel-and-why-on-earth-you-would-want-to-17246926/

chris yeates: Colour me IMPRESSED!!!!  Great another Project before the giant pumpkins HA HA  great job!

HARDCORE Fishing: amazing design great job

Ursula Zuba: so where is version 1?

Je Smith: I built this and decided to put the wheels on my lathe and turned a groove in the middle then had only one side of the rim in the groove. That settled the tremble moving back and forth and smoothed out the ride.

Thomas Scarbrough: very cool machine. great work!

matermark: I have a couple questions:
How do you make the screen/drum assembly/trommel?
How do you move it, especially the catch-trailer, to different parts of the raised bed? I'm not sure I'm wording that correctly--I understand 2 people can move everything--what I mean is where does the catch-trailer go next?? If you say along a side, perpendicular to a side, then the shoveler is no longer "in-line" but instead alongside, then backing up, then shovel a scoop into the trommel, etc.

leo ll: Nice work!

appleslorri2012: Great idea, I'm looking to make a portable horse stall cleaner.

Billy Page: Is this soil for a vegetable garden?

crumb9cheese: Oh my gosh this is so smart. You need to apy for a patten for real and sell these to home gardeners.

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Alex Blake: Make these to sell. I will buy one from you.

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

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