Picture of a BACKHUS Lane Turner

Lane composting with the BACKHUS LT

Automatic, Dynamic Turning in Lanes for the Treatment of Biogenic Residues

Waste treatment plant operators and planners are often looking for a process whereby composting takes place under reduced odour and controlled procedures. Especially in densely populated areas this is essential. But also, in the remediation of different batches of contaminated soil, the process conditions must be such that reinfection of the material can be avoided. If the problems mentioned above are familiar and you are looking for a solution, then the BACKHUS LT series turners for lane composting will certainly be able to assist you.

BACKHUS brand lane turners are used for composting and biological drying of organic-rich fractions such as household or organic waste, as well as in the composting of sewage sludge or contaminated soil remediation. Depending on the lane width (3 to 5 metres), turning rates of up to 2,000 m³ per hour can be achieved. Material can be processed with the lane turners in a continuous or a batch process.

The turners for lane composting can be integrated into new as well as existing waste treatment plants. Different models of the LT series can be utilised depending on the system capacity and spatial conditions. In planning of your own particular waste management in lanes, the BACKHUS team of experts will pleased to assist you with advice and active support.

The lane turners are available both for driver operation with a spacious panoramic cabin and for driverless, automatic operation. With the latter version, (depending on the model), operating personnel only need to pre-program the tuner movements executed on a daily basis using an appropriate control panel. The lane composting turner then automatically performs the rest of the operation for you.

Sensor technology on the machine ensures movement directly on the lane walls making rail-bound guidance redundant. Changing lanes occurs effortlessly with the aid of a fully automatic transfer carriage (depending on the model).

In addition to the class leading standard equipment, BACKHUS lane turners are also available with a whole range of additional features. For example, perfect irrigation conditions can be achieved within the lanes using the selectable irrigation option, which in turn optimises the entire composting process.

The low energy consumption and impressive turning performance of BACKHUS LT series lane turners also make them highly attractive. And depending on the model, they are available with either diesel engine or electric drive.


Key facts:

  • Lane turner for composting, biological drying and soil remediation
  • Turning capacity of up to 2,000 m³ per hour
  • Machine can run directly on the lane walls thanks to sensor technology
  • Fully automatic transfer carriages (depending on the model)
  • Fully automatic or driver-operated versions available

If you would like to extend your existing plant using a lane composting component or equip your new building directly with composting lanes, then simply get in touch. Please contact our national or international sales for BACKHUS products.

If you want to turn your feedstock within closed lanes, then find out more about our BACKHUS LTC, the system for closed lane composting.



Product Picture of a BACKHUS machine for Composting in Lanes

Technical data

Working Data

LT 30

LT 45 - 50

row width

3 m

4.5 m - 5 m

material height max.

2 m

2.2 m - 2.7 m

rotor diameter

1.4 m

1.6 m - 2 m

turning capacity up to

800 m³/h

2,000 m³/h


Windrow Turner & Lane Turner

Windrow Turner & Lane Turner

Mobile Machines

Mobile Machines


Close up of the rotor tools of a BACKHUS Lane Turner

Armoured rotor tools

Lane Composting with automatic Control

Half or fully automatic operation of turner and material flow

Easy maintenance of the BACKHUS Lane Turner

Easy access for routine maintenance and service

Picture of a BACKHUS Lane Turner with Transfer carriage

Tailor made integration into new or existing plants