Amazingly fuel efficient CT compost turner

Only 30 hp to go through a 2.7×1.5m windrow.
JPH Equipment did real world horsepower consumption testing using a CT270 compost turner and it proved to be so well balanced and fuel efficient that as a result,  that it only used 15 hp to go through a standard size 2.7×1.5m windrow at 400mt/ph. The test rig was a John Deere 110hp tractor that used 30% power alone, results shown a for a John Deere 110hp pulling a CT270 through a two week old 2.7×1.5m windrow that had not been turned that day.

CT270 power consumptionUnit Power Required

Just Tractor Alone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30%

+CT270 @ 200mt/ph . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38%

+CT270 @ 240mt/ph . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42%

+CT270 @ 330mt/ph . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45%

+CT270 @ 400mt/ph . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47%

This test was undertaken on a 2 week old windrow that had been turned 48 hours ago. Using the CAN bus port we were able to monitor the tractors data as we turned through a standard size 2.7×1.5m windrow at speeds from 200mt to 400mt/ph recording data like throttle position, speed, rpm.

Red Trace is Tractor Speed – Green Trace is Tractor Horse Power