Windrow Turner BACKHUS A 45

Powerful Middle Class, Self-Propelled Turner Machine

If you are the operator of a medium-sized treatment or composting plant and your customers place the highest demands on the final product -

- or you are looking for a high-performance, self-propelled turner for use across different operations, where compact dimensions are just as important to you as an ergonomic operating mode, then the BACKHUS A 45 windrow turner is just the right machine for you.

The turner machine can be used for composting of agricultural waste, organic waste or sewage sludge. The turner has a width of 4.5 m and height of up to 2.3 m, allowing it to reach a turning capacity of up to 3,000 m³ per hour, depending on the material. In addition to this, the windrow turner features fuel efficient, low consumption diesel engine technology. Naturally, the integrated engine meets the requirements of current emission standards.

Turner with wheel and crawler track

The BACKHUS A 45 windrow turner is available in both wheeled and tracked drive versions. The compact working and movement dimensions for both versions are impressive and make them ideally suited for use across different operations.

The turner machine will actively contribute to efficiency and process improvement. With their track clearers, it is possible to run triangular windrows next to each other. It is not necessary to have a drive track between windrows, resulting in efficient use of space the best possible utilisation of operating area.

BACKHUS customers all around the world appreciate the comprehensive and comfortable standard equipment of our windrow turners. The panorama cabin of the turner is freely accessible and generously dimensioned and includes a modern LED touch screen display, an air-sprung cloth seat and a joystick for practical one-hand operation. In addition to the simple and ergonomic operation, the machine also benefits from useful and uncomplicated access to relevant maintenance and inspection components.

There is a range of design options to extend the BACKHUS A 45 windrow turner to meet your specific requirements. For example, the side conveyor ensures effective use of space, and a fleece winder facilitates improvement of the composting process. The use of irrigation during turning has a similar positive effect on the composting process. The potential to adapt the BACKHUS A 45 to individual requirements makes it the perfect multi-purpose machine for every plant operator.

Björn Bischoff
Sales Director

mobile machines

Fon +49 4407 9133-700


Windrow Width up to

4.5 m



Windrow Height up to

2.3 m



Turning Capacity up to

3,000 m³/h


All Technical Data in section Downloads.

  • Self-propelled windrow turner for sewage sludge, organic and agricultural waste
  • Turning capacity of up to 3,000 m³ per hour dependent on material
  • Low fuel consumption
  • Comprehensive equipment as standard
  • Facilitates process improvement
  • Designed for ergonomic operation


Windrow & Lane Turners



If you have any questions, or the above information has already convinced you the windrow turner BACKHUS A 45 is the right machine for your requirements, then please contact:

Björn Bischoff

Sales Director

Mobile Machines

Fon +49 4407 9133-700


Werner Hoefert

Service Coordinator Turning Technology
Mobile Machines

Fon +49 5201 7379 333

If you are looking for a turner for enclosed composting, then take a look at our BACKHUS products or our BACKHUS CON that combines BACKHUS technology with the CONVAERO system.