The CT616 is a towable, self-powered unit that is able to turn a windrow 6' (1.8 m) high by 16' (4.9 m) wide. It features a 40" (101.6 cm) tip-to-tip drum diameter, and its 275-hp (205.1 kW) engine offers a maximum turning capacity of 3000 tons (2721.6 tonnes) per hour. Heavy-duty construction and added features like a hydraulic actuated clutch ensures years of service. An aggressive flail design assures complete aeration and mixing.


Why Use A Compost Turner?

CT616 Tier 4 Final | Vermeer Recycling and Forestry Equipment

Features and Benefits

  • Conveniently stay in control from the comfort of the tow vehicle by utilizing the cabled remote controller.
  • Simply adapt to site conditions with the height setting indicators to help monitor height while from the tow vehicle.
  • Process material more efficiently with the large drum size.
  • The slow speed transport kit allows the CT616 to be hauled from site-to-site, making it a more mobile machine.
  • Enhance operator safety with automatic drum shutdown.
  • See your Vermeer dealer for comprehensive service and genuine Vermeer replacement parts.
Make and Model John Deere RG6060HF Power Tech Tier 4F (Stage IV)  
Number of Cylinders 6
Gross Horsepower (Maximum) 275 hp 205.1 kw
Torque (Maximum) 903 ft-lb 1224.3 Nm
Fuel Tank Capacity 90 gal 340.7 L
Max Fuel Consumption 13.9 gph 52.6 lph
Fuel Type Diesel
Air Cleaner Donaldson Powercore with secondary filter
Oil Filter Cartridge
Recommended Oil JD Plus 50 II
Oil Volume with Filter 28.5 qt 27 L
Maximum Angle of Continuous Operation 20 deg
Cooling Medium Liquid
Coolant Capacity (Engine and Radiator) 12 gal 45.4 L
Air to Boil Temperature 150 deg
Alternator 24V 100 amp
Fan Sucker with optional reversing fan 
Clutch Type PT Tech Hydraulic
Clutch Drive Engagement PT Tech Controller
Hydraulic System
Tank capacity 13 gal 49.2 L
Recommended Hydraulic Fluid ISO 68
Filtration Method Suction filter in reservoir, pressure, and 10-micron return filter
Number of Coolers 1
Electrical System
System Voltage 24V
Mainframe Constructed of 4 " x 6 " x 0.25 " (10.2 cm x 15.2 cm x 0.6 cm ) structural steel tubing
Hitch Frame 6"x6"x.38" (15.2 cm x 15.2 cm x 1 cm)
Sheet Metal .2"
Operating Height Adjustment
Operating Height Adjustment The machine's operating height is adjusted on each side with independently operated hydraulic cylinders from 0" to 22"
Ground Drive
Ground Drive Type Pulltype
Maximum Speed 20 mph 32.2 km/h
Processing Tunnel
Windrow Height 6 ft 1.8 m
Windrow Width 16 ft 4.9 m
Tunnel Lining .2"
Rubber Skirting Curtains (thickness) .4 in 1 cm
Drum Cylinder .75" (1.9 cm) thick x 15.9' (4.8 m) long x 16" (40.6 cm) diameter
Drum Diameter (including flails) 40 in 101.6 cm
Drum Shaft Diameter 3.6 in 9 cm
Length of Drum 190 in 482.6 cm
Input Shaft 3.6 in 9 cm
Drum Wall Thickness .6 in 1.6 cm
Double Roller Main Drum Bearings 3.6 in 9 cm
Number of Flails 92
Flail Dimensions 0.5 " x 4 " x 12 " (1.3 cm x 10.2 cm x 30.5 cm)
Drive System First Reduction Poly-synchronous chain drive that is 3.5" (9 cm) wide
Drive System Second Reduction Poly-synchronous chain drive that is 4.9" (12.5 cm) wide
Control Station
Display Type 4.5" color
Gauges Engine rpm, coolant temperature, oil pressure, volts, engine hours, fuel level, DEF level, engine load, fuel rate and engine fault codes   
Controls Engine ignition, throttle, clutch engage/disengage, raise and lowering of machine, tongue swing, thrown object deflector raise and lower
Optional Equipment
Hard-surfacing Flails Yes
Stainless Steel Processing Tunnel Yes
Spray Bar Attachment Yes
Low Speed Transport Package Yes
Work Lights 2 LED
Loader Hitch Yes
Tow Vehicle Requirements
Minimum Tow Vehicle Weight 11900 lbs 5397.8 kg
Minimum Ground Speed 44 ft/min 13.4 m/min
Maximum Towing Speed 20 mph 32.2 km/h
Minimum Horsepower 60 hp 44.7 kw
Hitch Type Clevis style