The Sun-Mar 200 is a continuous composter with a 6 bushel (50 gallon) capacity. It's excellent for composting kitchen scraps and garden trimmings.
The Sun-Mar 400 is a continuous composter with an 11 bushel (100 gallon) capacity. It's almost twice the size of the Sun-Mar 200, and is ideal for kitchen scraps and garden cuttings from medium-sized gardens.
The AutoFlow® system allows material to continuously "flow" or move through a special double-drum setup. Heavier material settles to the bottom. Lighter, decomposed material finds its way to the top and eventually enters the inner drum.
Using the flow system, finished composed is "forced" out when you open the port and rotate. Dispensing compost is simple! Sun-Mar has revolutionized garden composters.
Filling the Composter - Just slide the feedport open, add waste, shut the port, and rotate the drum. The input height is only 29" on the 200 and 33" on the 400, so it is easy to add new material.
Rotating the Drum - Whether it is the 200 or 400, the drum rotates easily on its bearings. On the 200, turn the drum using its finger-friendly slots. On the 400, use the geared-down shaft handle to turn the drum.
Removing Compost - When the compost drum is more than half full, unscrew and remove the output port, rotate the drum, and compost will drop into a bushel basket or other container. To remove compost when the drum is less than half full (before it has traveled back along the inner drum), open the feed port and rotate the drum.
Assembly - Both the 200 and 400 require little assembly. Just snap the cradle onto the drum bearings and you're ready to go (200). The 400 is the same except it comes in two separate packagesand the shaft assembly also needs to be installed. Both units have optional rollers that can be snapped into the cradle base making the composter easy to move on a hard surface.
- Double drum keeps compost moving as it decomposes
- Compost that's ready automatically sifts into the inner drum.
- Pest proof.
- No waiting for batches to finish
- Compact size with big capacity
- Snap-on optional wheels