Continuous Flow Vermicomposting System – SupplySide

Make Farm Waste an Asset

The organic waste your farm or facility produces does not have to cost you money.

Using a process called vermicomposting, the Michigan SoilWorks CFT (or continuous flow through system) rapidly transforms your precomposted organic waste into worm castings, a highly-valuable soil amendment that can be sold at prices upwards of $900 per cubic yard.

The boom in popularity of organic gardening methods plus the loosening of Michigan’s marijuana laws has exploded the demand for worm castings as it is a popular, but hard-to-procure soil amendment.

While worm castings may be purchased in “big box” garden centers, those worm castings are almost always devoid of biological value.

And knowledgable organic growers know this.

This drives prices higher for premium, locally-produced, biologically-active worm castings which can be produced by your farm or facility.

So not only can a farm benefit from lower tipping fees or manure management costs, the byproduct of farm waste can be sold to local growers and soil companies for a healthy profit. If your input (your organic waste) and your output (your market) are local to you, this is a recipe for a profitable enterprise.

But how can can you efficiently produce worm castings to serve this market?

Enter the Michigan SoilWorks CFT, a continuous flow through vermicomposting system, the most advanced, efficient worm castings production equipment available.

What Is Continuous Flow Vermicomposting?

The problem with vermicomposting is the difficulty of separating the worm castings from the worms and unprocessed organic material.

But as composting worms typically occupy only the top 12 inches of any container they reside in, this allows a continuous flow system with a breaker bar system to mechanically cut the bottom inch of mature vermicompost or worm castings while keeping the worms themselves undisturbed.

A CFT will be fed from the top in thin 1-2 inch layers and harvested from the bottom, creating the continuous flow process to efficiently recycle organic waste into worm castings.

Why Michigan SoilWorks?

Designed and manufactured by a Detroit area automotive engineer, the Michigan SoilWorks CFT is precision engineered to withstand a decade or more of worry-free service in harsh conditions.

From the powder-coated steel components to the custom-designed 110V DC motor, the Michigan SoilWorks CFT was built from the ground up with carefully selected material chosen for their strength and corrosion and impact resistance.

 

A Large-Scale Vermicomposting System in the Michigan Area

Produce highly-valued organic fertilizer with the Michigan SoilWorks CFT, the most advanced continuous flow through system available. From the powder-coated steel frame to the waterproof polypropylene walls to the proprietary drive train and guide rail system, the Michigan SoilWorks is engineered to exacting standards and will provide years of worry-free service.

The Michigan SoilWorks’ modular design means you can save on startup costs by purchasing a system that fits your situation now rather buying a system you need to grow into. 

If you need a larger system later, simply purchase additional modules to attach to your existing CFT.

We are currently pursuing prospects to procure our highly-advanced large-scale commercial worm composting system in Michigan and the surrounding states.

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Turn Waste Into Profit

At an average price of $7.50 per gallon of worm castings, a 16ft model can generate $2400 in monthly revenue after the initial startup period.

There is a reason the most profitable worm farms and vermicomposting operations employ continuous flow technology. It is the most advanced, efficient, and least labor-intensive worm composting system to recycle organic waste into a high-value organic fertilizer coveted by vineyards, cannabis growing operations, and other agricultural clientele who understand the value of potent vermicompost.

And the Michigan SoilWorks CFT is simply the most advanced, precision-engineered continuous flow vermicomposting system available.

Request a Proposal

If you feel your project may need additional consulting assistance, please contact me to determine how I can support you.  I will be happy to prepare a project proposal that includes a detailed scope of services, a not-to exceed budget, and a schedule for completion.

For larger projects involving more than vermicomposting, I am happy to work with your lead contractor as a sub-contractor. As a project team member, I will contribute to your project’s success, from initial proposal writing to final report preparation and client presentations.

Contact Dan at dan@michigansoilworks.com

Or Call 248-938-9311

  • Easy Harvesting

    Easy Harvesting

    Stainless steel cutting bar and proprietary rail guide system for easy harvesting

  • Motorized Drivetrain

    Motorized Drivetrain

    Reversible high torque motor cuts in both directions. Standard on larger models

  • Modular Design

    Modular Design

    Expand as your operation grows

  • Premium Worm Castings

    Premium Worm Castings

    Vermicompost with the highest biological activity

  • Production Efficiency

    Production Efficiency

    Continuous flow vermicomposting systems are the most efficient form of worm castings production

A New Continuous Flow-Through Vermicomposter

Introducing a vermicomposting system with the ultimate in durability, performance and value.  Its innovative modular design expands to grow with your business over time.  Premium engineered materials and computer-aided manufacturing add up to years of trouble-free service. Increase productivity and quality with less labor!

The Michigan SoilWorks CFT

  • Processes virtually all organic materials including animal manure, food waste, landscape debris, and paper/pulp byproducts.
  • Effectively isolates waste and other feedstock materials from the environment, avoiding impact to soil, water and air quality.
  • Yields high-quality vermicompost from most feedstocks in about 45-60 days.

Contact Dan at dan@michigansoilworks.com

Or Call 248-938-9311

Modular Design
Precision Engineered

Modular Design

Start with a single 8-ft base unit and grow from there. Add additional modules to increase your capacity when you want. 

Your initial investment is completely upgradable in the future.

Precision Engineered

Engineered for performance and durability, using 3D CAD modeling, FEA (finite element analysis), plasma cutting, computer-aided machining, and rigorous field testing.

Engineered Materials and Components

  • Polypropylene walls are impervious to moisture and will never decay
  • Stainless steel cutter bar, cable, and fasteners
  • Low-friction guide rail made of HDPE
  • 3D-printed control armitures
  • Motorized reversible drive system for cutting in both directions
  • High-torque 110V DC gear motor
  • Integrated limit switches to stop the cutter at both ends

Why Continuous Flow?

  • faster cycle time from input to end product
  • greatest reduction of volume
  • highest microbial activity for soil health
  • minimum labor
  • no unsightly piles or windrows
  • superior odor management

 

Every Michigan SoilWorks CFT Comes With

System Design Proposal

System Design Proposal

3D model, plans, materials list, and specifications

Palletized Parts

Palletized Parts

Your setup will arrive carefully packed and shipped

Detailed Assembly Instructions

Detailed Assembly Instructions

Clear, concise directions eliminate confusion in the assembly process

Operating Instructions

Operating Instructions

Standardized best-practices lead you from start-up through routine weekly harvests

Unlimited Technical Support

Unlimited Technical Support

We stand by our product – we’re never more than a phone call away

Pricing

1 module   8 ft (2.4 m)   5 cu.ft/wk (140 l)   

$4,995 Manual Drive

$6,495 Motor Drive

2 modules   16 ft (4.9 m)   10 cu.ft/wk (280 l)

$7,895 Manual Drive

$9,395 Motor Drive

3 modules   24 ft (7.3 m)   15 cu.ft/wk (425 l)

$12,395 Motor Drive Included

4 modules   32 ft (9.8 m)   20 cu.ft/wk (566 l)

$15,395 Motor Drive Included

5 modules   40 ft (12.2 m)   25 cu.ft/wk (708 l)

$18,395 Motor Drive Included

Do You Need Multiple Units?

E-mail or Call for proposal
248-938-9311

About Michigan SoilWorks

Dan Lonowski

Dan Lonowski

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Dan Lonowski is the owner of Michigan SoilWorks, an Ag-Tech startup bringing innovative solutions to the vermicomposting industry.

Seeing the vermicomposting industry’s need for a modern, reliable and modular CFT reactor, he set out to build the ideal system for medium-to-large scale operations. His products are differentiated from other existing machines on the market by use of engineered materials and automated manufacturing processes.

“The company’s mission is simple: to help vermicompost operators grow their business by providing equipment that produces labor and contributes to sustainability.”

Dan comes from a background in automotive design, engineering and manufacturing. In his most recent role as head of technology for a global automotive supplier, he led a team of senior engineers innovating for new products that can be found today in cars and trucks around the world. He holds a number of patents granted and pending.

Dan’s partner in business and life is his wife Brenda, with a background in environmental consulting. When not working on new projects, they enjoy outdoor activities including hiking, biking, gardening and Detroit Lions football!

You can contact Dan at Dan@michigansoilworks.com or call him at 248-938-9311