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About Us

SCARAB Compost Turners Family – We Build Them For YOU


Our mission

At SCARAB, we strive to assist worldwide composters to realize their maximum potential. Customers trust our company and love our commercial and industrial compost turners.


Our vision

To be the most respected and thriving company serving composters all over the world. To make innovative contributions to the compost industry for the improvement and prosperity of humanity.



SCARAB derived its name from the Egyptian Scarabaeus Sacer. Held sacred by the Egyptians, the “SCARAB Beetle” is the symbol of fertility and immortality. It patiently rolls a ball of waste across a field, then buries itself within the ball, eats it, and emerges to begin the process again.

Back in the early 1970’s, a local feedlot contacted SCARAB to develop a way for managing the bedding and manure produced by the feedlot.

SCARAB’s founder, Marvin Urbanczyk, grew up on a farm, earned a college degree, and then started his own farming business. Large equipment has been part of his whole life and he discovered early on how essential good quality equipment is to an operation. His vision for SCARAB has always been to build a compost machine that lasts, does the job it was designed to do, doesn’t break down due to an inadequate understanding of potential stresses placed on a machine, uses fuel efficiently to minimize cost, and is simple to maintain and operate.

He is also a hands-on perfectionist who won’t cut corners to squeeze additional profit from machine sales, who has no patience for hype or features that add no value, and who is obsessed with what is practical….not what sounds or looks good. He’s a hands-on builder who insists that SCARAB be responsible for every step –from design to assembly. To this day his office is the one closest to the plant.

After numerous innovations and over forty years, SCARAB is the worldwide leading manufacturer of self-propelled compost windrow turners. Our Scarab machines are in use throughout the United States and in 19 other countries. Current innovations make SCARAB a leader in reliability, low working costs, fuel efficiency, and high production capacity.


Our Values

With over 50 years of experience in the compost windrow turner manufacturing industry, we are the world’s leading manufacturer of self-propelled compost windrow turners.

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Our maintenance friendly design reduces labor costs and down time. Open and accessible design provides ready access to all parts.

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We manufacture the only 100% customized windrow turner in the world. These machines meet the customer’s needs in size, power, and mobility. No matter what the environment is like.

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We are the industry leader for both hydraulic and belt-driven drums. Our belt-driven drums deliver over 50% more of the available horsepower to the drum than comparable hydraulic models.

Scarab produces very well constructed equipment made for longevity and productivity. We were able to reduce our material processing time in half with the implementation of SCARAB. The team at Scarab has been a pleasure to work with from the owners to the sales men.

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