Triangular Windrow Turner BACKHUS A 38

The Latest Machine for Composting

The BACKHUS A 38 triangular windrow turner is the latest newcomer to the BACKHUS family and is a further development and replacement for the BACKHUS A 36.

Whether for green waste composting or the treatment of contaminated soils, the BACKHUS A 38 achieves maximum output in a wide variety of applications. Like all BACKHUS A series models, the machine is equipped with a Cummins engine to tier 5 emission standard, but can also be supplied with a tier 3 standard engine when required.

The tracked drive

BACKHUS currently offers three tracked versions for its windrow turners to give the best possible match to the ground. In most cases, rubber pads are selected for asphalt or concrete surfaces. A double grouser steel shoe is used for unpaved ground. The steel shoe has less wear, while the rubber pad version is easier to change and thus more cost-effective. The standard version of the BACKHUS A 38 is available with a rubber tracked drive, which is slightly less expensive than the steel track.

Like all BACKHUS turners with a cabin, the BACKHUS A 38 windrow turner also comes equipped with a camera package. This consists of three cameras, with one camera is installed on the left and one on the right side of the machine and one above the tailgate. There is a monitor in the cabin that shows all three images at the same time. But you can also select a specific camera to only display the corresponding image.

The turner’s 12 inch display, which comes as standard equipment, has several menu levels that can be reached via the touchscreen or the function keys. During the turning procedure, the main screen provides the operator with important information such as rotor pressure, rotor speed, engine speed, oil temperature, fuel tank level, forward speed or rotor position. The diagnosis level is used for troubleshooting. Errors are displayed in plain text, making troubleshooting easier. The operating instructions, which are available in PDF format and can be shown directly on the display, are very practical and also unique compared to the competition.

XL track clearer as an option

Track clearers are available as an option that allow pile widths between 3.8 and 4 metres to be produced using the A 38 windrow turner. Using track clearers, the A 38 effectively becomes an A 40.

The banking device is also available as an option. This is often chosen for wet or particularly dense material and ensures reliable turning even below the rotor level.

The tried and tested fleece winder is also available for the BACKHUS A 38. This is used when it is necessary to reduce odour emissions or protect the windrows against precipitation.

Björn Bischoff
Sales Director

mobile machines

Fon +49 4407 9133-700


Windrow Width up to

3.8 m



Windrow Height up to

1.9 m



Turning Capacity up to

1,500 m³/h


All Technical Data in section Downloads.

  • High performance diesel engine with low emissions
  • Simple handling and optimum ergonomics
  • Triangular Windrow Turner with compact transport dimensions
  • Easy to maintain construction
  • Low ground pressure for gentle turning


Windrow & Lane Turners



Contact us now! We will be pleased to advise you.

Björn Bischoff

Sales Director

Mobile Machines

Fon +49 4407 9133-700


Werner Hoefert

Service Coordinator Turning Technology
Mobile Machines

Fon +49 5201 7379 333

You need a bigger machine with more throughput per hour? Then please find out more about our other compost turners.