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HN-SUR001 Sun-Mar

Sun-Mar 200 Autoflow 55 Gallon Compost Tumbler

Item # HN-SUR001
  • Sun-Mar 200 Autoflow 55 Gallon Compost Tumbler
  • Sun-Mar 200 Autoflow 55 Gallon Compost Tumbler
  • Sun-Mar 200 Autoflow 55 Gallon Compost Tumbler
  • Sun-Mar 200 Autoflow 55 Gallon Compost Tumbler
  • Sun-Mar 200 Autoflow 55 Gallon Compost Tumbler
Sun-Mar 200 Autoflow 55 Gallon Compost Tumbler

Dimensions & Specifications

Brand
Sun-Mar
Cubic Feet
7.4
Dimensions
33.5L x 24D x 31H inches
Gallon Capacity
55
Material
UV-Stabilized Polyethylene
Warranty
1-Year Parts Replacement
Weight (lbs.)
38

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  • Dimensions: 33.5L x 24D x 31H inches, weight: 38 lbs.
  • UV-Stabilized Polyethylene compost tumbler
  • Manually rotate tumbler on center bearing
  • 55 gallon capacity (7.4 cubic feet)
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Sun-Mar 200 Autoflow 55 Gallon Compost Tumbler
 
3.4

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (7)
  • Attractive (5)
  • Easy to assemble (5)
  • Capacity (3)
  • Easy assembly (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Outdoors (5)
    • Kitchen scraps (4)
    • Coffee grounds (3)
    • Leaves & brush (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid gardener (4), Midrange shopper (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Compost material needs to be screened

    The tumbler action with the sorter/strainer is a great idea but could be improved if there was a screen on the slot that receives composted material so that miscellaneous debris does not reach the...Read complete review

    The tumbler action with the sorter/strainer is a great idea but could be improved if there was a screen on the slot that receives composted material so that miscellaneous debris does not reach the exit point. I find that I still have to screen the compost as it exits the machine.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Fresh garbage in the mulch

    Relying on their manual, I tried to make this product work as it is advertised for a year and a half. I was never able to harvest mulch that did not have fresh garbage...Read complete review

    Relying on their manual, I tried to make this product work as it is advertised for a year and a half. I was never able to harvest mulch that did not have fresh garbage in it. The design of the of the separating system is very very simple and appears to only separate the material by size, as apposed to whether it is composted or not. Additionally, no matter how moist the mixture was inside the drum, what came out of the tube were very hard and dry balls; the result, I think, of the time it took the material to travel the length of the inner tube. I scraped my knuckles several times trying to open and close the poorly fitting lid. Before it was a year old, it began to lean to one side, and at a year and a half it completely collapsed. [...] I really wanted this thing to work, but I don't think you can do all of your composting with one tumbler, certainly not this one.

    Reviewed by 16 customers

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    3.0

    ???

    By Mercy

    from Ohio

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Pros

    • Comfortable Grip
    • Weather Resistant

    Cons

    • Had To Prop It Up On End

    Best Uses

      Comments about Sun-Mar 200 Autoflow 55 Gallon Compost Tumbler:

      When do I start getting compost.Been turning for 2 months.Nothing in the tube looks like compost so far.I hope it does better in the warmer weather? Also had to prop up one end to keep it from comeing loose.

      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Fresh garbage in the mulch

      By Twin tumblers now

      from Brooklyn NY

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Pros

      • Easy Assembly

      Cons

      • Collapsed when full
      • Does not separate
      • Flimsy

      Best Uses

        Comments about Sun-Mar 200 Autoflow 55 Gallon Compost Tumbler:

        Relying on their manual, I tried to make this product work as it is advertised for a year and a half. I was never able to harvest mulch that did not have fresh garbage in it. The design of the of the separating system is very very simple and appears to only separate the material by size, as apposed to whether it is composted or not. Additionally, no matter how moist the mixture was inside the drum, what came out of the tube were very hard and dry balls; the result, I think, of the time it took the material to travel the length of the inner tube. I scraped my knuckles several times trying to open and close the poorly fitting lid. Before it was a year old, it began to lean to one side, and at a year and a half it completely collapsed. [...] I really wanted this thing to work, but I don't think you can do all of your composting with one tumbler, certainly not this one.

         
        5.0

        composter 200

        By deltadawn

        from texas

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Capacity
        • Easy Assembly

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Coffee Grounds
          • Ecological Waste Disposal
          • Fertilizer Production
          • Fruit Rinds
          • Kitchen Scraps
          • Leaves & Brush

          Comments about Sun-Mar 200 Autoflow 55 Gallon Compost Tumbler:

          I just received my composter. East assembly. Sturdy and light weight. Great insrtuctions on getting started. Just the right size for us. Cant wait to see the results.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Beware of the raccoons

          By Jane S.

          from Connecticut

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Pros

          • Easy to turn

          Cons

          • Not raccoon-safe

          Best Uses

          • Kitchen Scraps
          • Leaves & Brush

          Comments about Sun-Mar 200 Autoflow 55 Gallon Compost Tumbler:

          This is our second composter of this model. The first one tilted off its frame when it got heavy and it warped the frame permanently, so the company replaced it. Now that it's winter, the raccoons are hungrier, so they've pried the lid completely off the unit twice. We gave up composting for winter--it's just too gross to clean up rotting food all over the yard, courtesy of the raccoons. We'll try again in spring when we can bury the food under the grass clippings to mask the scent. We never had problems with this composter in the warmer seasons.

          (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Love the inside, not the box!

          By jen

          from Fort Worth, Texas

          About Me Getting Started

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Capacity
          • Composts Quickly
          • Easy Assembly
          • Odor Free
          • Perfect Size
          • Sifts Old From New

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Coffee Grounds
            • Ecological Waste Disposal
            • Fruit Rinds
            • Kitchen Scraps
            • Leaves & Brush

            Comments about Sun-Mar 200 Autoflow 55 Gallon Compost Tumbler:

            My only issue with this product was that it was ordered as a Christmas gift and when it arrived, there was a picture on the outside of the box showing what the gift was to the person I was giving it to.
            Other than the surprise factor being eliminated, it is perfect!

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            A useful product, good investment

            By Peace in the Garden

            from Sacramento, CA

            About Me Getting Started

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Capacity
            • Composts Quickly
            • EASY to use
            • Sifts Old From New

            Cons

            • Tricky assembly

            Best Uses

            • Coffee Grounds
            • Fertilizer Production
            • General garden waste
            • Kitchen Scraps

            Comments about Sun-Mar 200 Autoflow 55 Gallon Compost Tumbler:

            After we used a razor knife and hairdryer to get the bearing cap to fit, all else was a breeze. We have only just started collecting our waste, so the finished product is as yet unknown, but the idea is sound, the construction seems simple and sturdy, and it will be so much easier than turning a pile of stuff with a shovel...

            (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Composter

            By Liz

            from Aiken SC

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Good Design
            • Quality Materials

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Outside
              • Small Jobs

              Comments about Sun-Mar 200 Autoflow 55 Gallon Compost Tumbler:

              I was pleased to see that this composter was not too big. We are a 3 person household and did not need it to be any larger. It is easy to move about and the drum is easy to rotate. The directions were clear and easy to follow.

              (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              All Plastic No Punch

              By Joe

              from Maryland

              About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Difficult To Use
                • Poor Design

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Sun-Mar 200 Autoflow 55 Gallon Compost Tumbler:

                  The cover does not stay closed and the legs must be on a flat level surface to turn the drum. Garrdens tend not to be flat and level. I think the unit needs to be better made.

                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Very solid and easy to use

                  By Mark

                  from Minneapolis, MN

                  About Me Midrange Shopper

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Assemble

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Outdoors

                    Comments about Sun-Mar 200 Autoflow 55 Gallon Compost Tumbler:

                    Very easy to load, turn and empty. Works great!
                    No smell.

                    • I Am A:
                    • Family Young Kids

                    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Working so far

                    By Pokeysan

                    from Austin, TX

                    About Me Budget Shopper

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Assemble

                    Cons

                    • Unattractive Design

                    Best Uses

                    • Outdoors

                    Comments about Sun-Mar 200 Autoflow 55 Gallon Compost Tumbler:

                    We installed our new composter under a shady tree in the back yard. After a couple of weeks, we have already noticed a drastic reduction in kitchen scraps that normally would have been put in the trash. We have not had any compost produced yet, but expect it to be quite rich when it's ready. I would recommend that any scraps be cut up into small pieces before throwing in. It will speed up the decomposition and give you a quick turnaround.

                    • I Am A:
                    • Couple No Kids

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                    Q: "How long is the turn around time for a batch of compost on this model?"
                    A: On average, the turn around time for a batch of compost is about 3 to 4 weeks.
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