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Joraform Compost Tumbler JK270 'Big Pig'
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In a nutshell....
The Jora 'Big Pig' Compost Tumbler is a Rotary Composter, also called JK270. It is a fast working composter that recycles up to 2.5kgs of waste each day. Much faster than other composters.

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The Joraform Compost Tumbler For Faster Home Composting

 

The Jora rotary composter is also known by its technical name JK270, or more affectionately as 'Big Pig'. We can't believe how quick and efficient this composter is. It takes up very little room and composts so fast you struggle to keep it full. No rodent problems or strong smells, fits easily in a small garden. You can even add cooked meat and fish waste! This unique digester is a home composting system that will recycle household food waste and garden waste of up to 2.5kgs daily.

The "Big Pig" digester is like a large mechanical stomach that literally digests the organic matter you feed it.
A fully insulated, 116cm x 88.6cm  bin that bolts on to the side of your house, it’s clean,
self-contained, and it turns food waste into rich compost faster than the average household can fill it.

The Big Pig is so well insulated that the internal temperature reaches around 75 degrees centigrade. At that kind of temperature the micro-organisms work so fast that you can almost see the food breaking down before your eyes

Composting 
Composting occurs at temperature intervals of+2 to +78C. Different micro-organisms work at different temperature intervals. Higher temperatures give a higher degree of hygienic composting, and are, therefore, more favourable.With equal moisture distribution and oxygen configuration in the Little Pig unit, plus with continued addition of waste, the temperature will rise to 65-75C. You don't have to buy a thermometer, as you will see the steam rising from the contents. In fact, it can get too hot to bury your hand in it - should you wish to do so!

Two Compartments for Maximum Results
The digester is divided into two compartments. When the first compartment is full (approx. 6 weeks) it is covered with a metal plate (provided). When the second compartment is full the first can be emptied of its’ finished compost.

Features & Benefits:
'Continuous-use' dual chamber composter
Durable, rust proof galvanized steel construction
Holds 4.5 cubic feet (33 gallons) of compost
Operating capacity: 4-6 gallons per week
Side vents provide aeration, and speed up composting
Reduces or eliminates odors
Fully-enclosed and pest resistant
Rodent proof - elevated so rodents cannot access waste
Set up to be either freestanding or mounted

Construction:
Exterior: galvanized, powder-coated steel panels
Insulation: 2.16" polyethylene - a stable, non-toxic plastic
Stand: galvanized steel
Stainless steel hardware

Rotating Compost:
Easy to rotate - simply turn by hand after adding waste
Fresh waste is brought into direct contact with decaying waste
Adds air to the mixture, providing oxygen that is vital for the process

Dimensions: 116cm x 88cm x 88cm

Specifications/Model's 

JK 125 

JK 270 

JK 400 

Dimensions drum (mm)

710 x 600 

920 x 700 

1170 x 800 

Dimensions incl. stand (mm)          

950 x 700      

1150 x 700     

1400 x 800 

Height incl. high stand (mm)

1200 

1250 

1300 

Weight

29

38

68

Volume (liter)

125

270

400

Capacity l/week

10-12

25-30

50-80

Write a Review
mary
May 03rd, 2017
It leaks and not sure if I am doing something wrong ??? I give it 5 stars for getting rid of All kitchen waste
HughCampbell
March 17th, 2017
If I hadn't watched your youtube video I'd have struggled with the bare-bones assembly instructions. For an item of this cost, I would have expected proper guidance on use. Otherwise fine so far.
Emily Fitzgerald
February 24th, 2017
Bought the JK270 about a month ago and just got around to assembling it last weekend. The assembly video is spot on and made putting it together extremely easy. Would have been lost without it as there were no instructions in the boxes we received. There was a packet of jellies though which helped me through the process - thanks Quickcrop!! ;-) It does need two people towards the end and brute force is needed to push the panels into place...I made it as far as this assembling it on my own. Two people also needed to tighten everything at the end. I've put a few loads in so far and looking forward to getting into the swing of using it and getting compost over the coming months. My rubbish bin contents (and that of my parents) is already greatly reduced! :-) Will post another review in 4/5 months.
jimdunne
December 09th, 2016
Great product,quick delivery,friendly and helpful courier. The Joraform composter isn't too hard to put together if you watch the very helpfull video on the Quickcrop web site. This video allowed me to complete the job in about 70 minutes,without this help it Would have taken much,much longer as the included instructions from platform are poor. Price wise a bit expensive . I gave it five stars because I was able to get the price down by 12% by availing of the black Friday deal. The insulation appears to be about two inches thick and this item is of very good quality. Only just started to use it so too early to say much other than it is easy to spin and feels quite sturdy in use.
DoloresBruun
April 12th, 2016
A great invention that fits well with a well orginised garden. Easy to fill and turn.Difficult to assemble as the enclosed directions for assembly were not clear and did require the help of two persons. It is heavy when assembeled. No regrets of purchase.
Ask a Question
Asked By Francis Lamon
on May 29th, 2017
Has the insulation changed in the pig it use to be white and now I see in your videos its black,any reason for that
Answered by Andrew
on May 30th, 2017
Hi Francis. Yes they have improved the insulation to a new one that is not as porous and stays tighter at the edges to stop any leakage. It also seems to create greater heat in the unit
Asked By Sinead Burke
on May 24th, 2017
Hi Andrew, is this composter really rodent-proof? We were met by a fabulously healthy rat when we opened our normal compost bin the other day so totally rodent-proof is what we're looking for. I reckon the rats here do a gymnastics course growing up - I've seen them eating apples off the tree, on a bird feeder hanging by a string from a tiny branch, the list goes on! Thanks! Kind regards, Sinead
Answered by Andrew
on May 25th, 2017
Hi Sinead. Yes 100%. It is on a frame raised of the ground. Even if a rat or mouse was able to climb the bars to get to the main composter it is fully sealed and the small air vents are certainly to tiny to let anything in.
Asked By Mary
on February 28th, 2017
What di I have to add to the composting waste??? Sawdust and wood pellets are mentioned
Answered by Andrew
on March 02nd, 2017
Hi Mary. You need to achieve a balance of nitrogen/carbon material. The most common issue will be a wet, smelly compost which is because you didn't put enough carbon in the material. Add shredded cardboard, sawdust or wood pellets to correct. I hope this helps. Andrew
Asked By Adrienne
on September 26th, 2016
Hi, I have 3 questions: 1. For composting garden waste: Does it need to be broken up? I"m thinking of things like big squash, tomato, and cucumber vines. 2. When composting kitchen waste: again, do things need to be broken up? 3. Once a "batch" has begun, do I have to wait to add additional waste?
Answered by Andrew
on September 26th, 2016
Hi Adrienne. Good questions. I will do my best to answer. 1. No you don't need to break up garden waste however the woodier stuff like clippings etc do need to be cut up or they will just take longer to compost. 2. Again no need to cut up things like rotten potatoes etc but the more things are broken up before being put in the Joraform the quicker they will compost. 3. There are 2 compartments in the unit so you fill one full and then move on to filling the next one. Once the first one is broken down and emptied you start filling that one again.

Quickcrop European deliveries

All Standard Quickcrop Deliveries only €3.95, heavy goods deliveries only €7.95.

All our deliveries are only €3.95 no matter how many products we deliver anywhere in Ireland. For heavy items like raised beds or ponds we charge only €7.95 per complete order. We also deliver to the UK and other European countries, please see our delivery rates below. Our flat delivery rate is an absolute bargain and is far cheaper than any of our competitors, please take this into account when comparing product prices.

 

Quickcrop Deliveries

Heavy goods deliveries
For heavy raised beds or pond deliveries we charge an extra €4.00 to our standard delivery rate. Our rates below are our standard rates, please add €4.00 for heavy goods. All delivery rates are automatically added to your order when you add a product to your cart.

Where do we deliver to?
We deliver nationwide to the island of Ireland, the U.K., Austria, Benelux Countries, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden and Switzerland. Please see our delivery rates below:

€3.95 - The Island of Ireland

€12.95 - The United Kingdom (Highlands and Islands may incur a surcharge, please contact us on 353 1524 0884 for details)

€14.95 - Austria, Belguim, The Netherlands, Luxembourg, Denmark, France, Germany, Switzerland.

€24.95 - Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden.

€29.95 - Finland, Norway, Portugal, Spain.

How long does it take?
Stock permitting we aim to dispatch your goods within 2 working days of receiving your order. The average time taken from order to delivery is 2 - 3 days for Irish and UK orders, and up to 8 working days for other European destinations.

What If I'm not in at time of delivery?
The driver will leave a note with the depot contact number. Delivery can be arranged for the next day or a later date.

I'm ordering several items, do they all arrive at the same time?
All items dispatched at the same time will normally be delivered in one delivery. The exceptions are bulk bags of soil or compost which comes in a separate delivery using a different delivery company.

What if my parcel is damaged or I wish to return the goods I have ordered?
Contact our office on 01 524 0884 and we will arrange collection and refund or replacement of faulty or damaged goods.

If you wish to return goods for any reason other than damaged or faulty items please return the item to us at the following address and we will organise a refund. Goods must be undamaged and in their original packaging. Please take care when parceling returned goods to ensure it reaches us in good condition.

Our returns address is: Quickcrop ltd., Unit 4, Ballymote Industrial Estate, Ballymote, Co.Sligo.

 

If you are unsure about any aspect of our delivery service we're always delighted to take your call in the office on: 01 524 0884

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