If you are currently looking to buy your first rotovator you may well be bewildered by the large range of products currently on the market. Although the term rotovator generally describes a tool for rotating the land and churning up earth, the tools currently on the market vary greatly in size, design and functionality. The ground space you intend to use your cultivating tool on will determine the right product to suit your needs. Although I always think spending that little bit extra will get you a longer lasting, better built product, it would seem unnecessary for you to purchase a tool designed for farm use when you are planning to use it on your 3x3 veggie patch!
Right, so that brings us neatly on to the type of job you intend to use your rotovator on. For those of you who have a small garden area to work with there are a number of suitable choices you can go with. An electric model would most probably be fine but bare in mind the length of your garden space and accessibility to a power outlet. Rotovators are known for being quite heavy, difficult to manoeuvre items, if you think that you may struggle at all some electric models are very lightweight and compact. Some are similar in size to a garden strimmer and provide the user with an easy to use lightweight tool for taking care of their soil.
Larger areas of land, and possibly even allotments where power is not an option, a petrol rotovator would definitely be a more worthwhile option. Petrol models tend to be more heavy duty and a are capable of much more with the aid of a petrol powered engine. Although larger, the petrol alternatives are often built with tractor type wheels that can easily plough through the dirt. Often the wheels are powered too, so the user simply has to guide the rotovator in the right direction while it does its work. Again, depending on the area you plan to cultivate will depend on the overall size of machine you will need. Some petrol models are particularly wide compared with some but this may simply be a hinder to some.
Hopefully this guide has helped you make a more informed decision in making your purchase. These tools can be expensive and making the right choice could save you money now and in the future. One final thought is to check the item you are buying comes with a decent warranty and also find out how the company takes care of faulty goods and breakdowns.
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