4000 cubic meters of compost per hour

29. March 2018


On show at the IFAT exhibition (from Monday, May 14, 2018), is the Topturn X5000 from the Styrian machinery manufacturer Komptech, a newly developed self-propelled compost heap turner in the middle to upper power range. This is ideally suited to the normal heap size of many composting plants, with a width of five metres and a height of two metres. The Topturn X5000 turns over up to 4000 cubic metres of compost per hour. The turnover roller, which has a diameter of 1.2 meters, ensures high throughput and thus the best possible mixing of the composting material which is very important in composting. Further highlights from IFAT can also be experienced at an evening reception of the Green Tech Cluster on 15 May in Munich.


A new windrow turner shows how it’s done


With the Topturn X5000 self-propelled windrow turner Komptech is expanding its Topturn X-series and presenting a very advanced machine that meets today’s needs. As always with Komptech, design and performance come together in the ideal balance.

The Topturn X-series is getting a new member. At IFAT Komptech is presenting the Topturn X5000, a new self-propelled windrow turner that is ideal for the medium to high throughput range. The Topturn X4500 has proven itself as a starter machine for smaller compost facilities. The new Topturn X5000 is the perfect machine for the five metre wide by two metre tall windrows used at many larger facilities. If all of its performance potential is used to the full, it can turn up to 4000 cubic metres of compost in an hour.


High performance, low operating costs
Komptech hasn’t “merely” improved on an existing machine, but invested much development work in an even better, and distinct, overall design. This can be seen not just from the contemporary styling, but also in many details that were redeveloped in order to give even more customer utility. This new “5 metre machine” comes in two power versions. In addition to the powerful 250 kW diesel engine, there is also a version with a 205 kW Cat C7.1 BiTurbo engine at an even better starting price. Both engines meet current exhaust requirements. Generously dimensioned cooling systems keep them running smoothly under all conditions.

The large 1.2 m diameter drum ensures high throughput for the thorough windrow mixing that is so important in composting. Equally important are the 180° turning teeth on the drum, because they can be used twice and so further reduce operating costs. The new one-piece clearing blades allow faster and more convenient changes from work to transport position, likewise making transportation that much more economical.


High convenience and improved accessiblity
The cabin is a comfortable workspace, with more room, powerful air conditioner and air-cushioned seat. The optional lift cabin makes access easier and minimizes the effort to convert from working to transport position. Komptech also thought about maintenance. A press of a button turns the left and right body panels into roomy platforms so that all maintenance work can be done safety and conveniently. The new X5000 is a performer, that much is sure. What may be less sure is the choice of the right chassis for it to perform with. But the decision for wheel or tracked version will ultimately depend entirely on conditions at the site – because both models are priced the same.


The details make the difference
Komptech has remained true to its principles with the new Topturn X5000. It includes a host of details which immediately show how dedicated this Austrian-German technology leader is to meeting its own high standards. Customer benefit is always in first place, and this is what drives individual and well-designed solutions.



Joachim Hirtenfellner
Komptech Group
+43 3126 505550

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