A rotavator is a very useful tool that for a homeowner is used in the garden or an allotment, and also in fields by farmland owners. The purpose of a rotavator is to break up the soil so that planting (either of crops or plants, mostly seeds) can take place. They do not dig deeply into the soil, but will turn the soil up to about 9” in depth, although the depth will depend largely on the size of the machine and the type of soil it is being used on. Rotavators are a time and energy saving alternative to turning the soil over using a spade (although in very small spaces using a hand-held tool may be best). They are best suited to plots of land that are actively used for growing vegetables or flowers, or market style gardens. They can be a useful tool for spreading compost or manure, although they will not get them deep into the ground.