Midwest Bio-Systems SP-170 self-propelled compost turner now in operation
March 8, 2008 by Manure Manager
Midwest Bio-Systems (MBS) recently announced that the new SP-170 compost turner is now in service.
Midwest Bio-Systems (MBS) recently announced that the new SP-170 compost turner is now in service. According to the company, several years of design, production, and testing have went into producing the largest unit ever offered. It is described as an integral part of Midwest’s Advanced Composting System.
The SP-170’s drum and tines use the proprietary design MBS has been producing and improving for the past 15 years. This design results in treatment of every particle in the windrow, resulting in high composting efficiency and effectiveness. The self-propelled capabilities maximize space and labor productivity due to high windrow capacity and narrow spacing possibilities.
The key quality element of moisture control has been considered with the available water system and hose reel in a one-man operation. The cab-forward design results in high visibility.
“Customers came to us because they had tried other self-propelled and weren’t getting the desired results,” says Edwin Blosser, owner and president of MBS. “So we worked with a small number of progressive operations to define and design what they needed in a large self-propelled unit. The result is the SP-170, which we are very pleased with.”