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$13,740
pledged of $50,000pledged of $50,000 goal
63
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Aug 8 2019

About


Want a positive change in your life? Look no further… For 12,000 years the shovel hasn’t changed, until now. The patented RotoShovel is literally GROUND BREAKING! Combining a motorized auger with the scooping action of a shovel, the RotoShovel digs holes faster and smarter. Welcome to the revolution. This battery-operated device is rechargeable, completely portable and made to last. There is nothing else in the market that offers the versatility and convenience of this innovative new combination.

Digging holes with a handheld shovel can be strenuous and time consuming and according to my grandmother, led to unnecessary pain and agony. And until now, this problem has had little options for help. 

Our vision is to become the worlds most loved gardening tool ever invented! Every garden and flower planted will receive the love and attention that only the RotoShovel can deliver. With RotoShovel, your garden and your back will love you!

The RotoShovel is lightweight, portable, water resistant and has a rechargeable 12-volt battery (lithium ion). The auger is 3” in diameter and 7” in length, making it perfect for creating small holes needed for planting flowers, plants and vegetables.

The high torque motor and gearbox ensure it maintains a steady speed while powering through soil. Being electric and cordless, the RotoShovel allows for less energy and work required while eliminating extension cords or interference in the yard and garden. 

RotoShovel cuts dig time for ANY gardening mission.  Whether you are an amateur, hobby gardener, or master gardener, this high torque power tool will dig through your soil maintaining a steady, low-geared speed. The shovel attachment efficiently removes the soil at the same time, with the same motion.

Combining these two staple machines into one lightweight, portable and easy to use unit means anyone can dig holes faster and plant more. The battery pack is detachable for convenience, and the compact size travels easily and extends for larger jobs. Whether you're a novice, professional, or seasonal gardener, Rotoshovel makes your job faster and easier.

The auger is 3” in diameter and 7” long, perfect for creating small garden holes or aiding in larger projects. The auger rotates clockwise to dig down and can be switched to spin counterclockwise to retract and expel dirt. The powerful, long-life 12v lithium battery is rechargeable. The shovel attachment can be removed for use as a handheld auger. A three-speed motor offers precision control, while an auto-shutoff feature ensures quick and safe power down when pressure is released from the power button. 

Because Rotoshovel is an electric and cordless power tool, it simply requires less work with less tools to carry and maintain. It eliminates the need for power outlets or extension cords that could get tangled and interfere with the rest of the crew.

Being gardeners ourselves, we went through many prototypes to realize our idea, and are patent. We have been immersed in Rotoshovel testing, designing, and re-designing for the past year and are excited to bring it to market. 

With very little innovation happening in the gardening tool space, we are the first to market with this intuitive and powerful device. This all-in-one solution is sleeker, faster and has better safety features than existing tools for the same job. There are currently no direct competitors. 


Technical Specs 

· 17” tall, 5 lbs. Rotoshovel unit with 7” metal auger attached

· Handle with rubber grip

· 7” metal shovel attaches to the handle

· 12v motor and gearbox 

· Handle switch powers the motor and selects the direction of rotation

· 12v lithium battery slides into the handle, easily removable for charging

o 1.5 - 2 hour battery life, 4 year lifespan

o  Future accessory: 14" extension handle for use while standing

If you dig Rotoshovel but can’t financially back us at this time, please share this link on social media and tag #rotoshovel. You can reach more people than you think, and help get this tool outdoors sooner. If you know anyone that loves gardening, has a landscaping company or does outdoor maintenance for their job, let them know that Rotoshovel can make their work easier.

 Rick Goren was laboring through digging a hole when he decided there had to be an easier way. Surveying his gardening tools, he wondered why there wasn’t a tool that combined the convenient scooping capabilities of a shovel with the powerful drilling action of an auger...and then inspiration hit. Goren is now introducing the patented Rotoshovel. 

Rotoshovel brings together two essential gardening tools into one revolutionary, must-have tool. There is currently nothing else on the market that offers the same versatility and convenience as this new tool. 

The easy to use power tool can be picked up by novice gardeners but is essential for professional landscapers. It is considered to be a new staple in the industry. It is safe to use and provides very quick results. 


As gardeners ourselves, we had the idea, went through many prototypes, and are patented. We have been immersed in Rotoshovel for the past two years and are so excited to finally bring it to market. 

You don’t need any special skills to use Rotoshovel. It works great and lasts for years with consistent results. 

Enjoy a high quality machine that is made to last: 

(1) The Auger is made from metal and is used to dig into dirt. The roto-shovel is approximately 18” tall. 

(2) The shovel section is made from metal and is used to hold all the dirt that the auger dug up. It is attached to the handle, and the gearbox.

(3) The handle is made of cast aluminum, with a rubber grip over the top. Inside of the handle is a the 12v motor, and the gearbox. The handle is connected to the battery mount. The handle has a mounting place for the switch, that is used to power the motor, and choose direction.

(4) A 12v lithium battery used to power the motor. The battery slides into the handle, so it can be taken off, charged, and placed back on the mount on the end of the handle to continue to power the shovel.


The combined feature offers a few benefits you can’t get with the traditional auger and shovel method. First off, the auger is an electric power tool. Old augers require much more work. Even if you have an electric auger, you will have to plug it in and use extension cords. These often get tangled or interfere with the rest of the crew trying to work around them. 

The Rotoshovel is lightweight, portable and easy to use even for beginners. By combining the two staple machines, you get a huge time and money saver, even for the seasonal, novice gardener. You can plant more and dig holes faster. The battery pack is also detachable for convenience. The compact travel size conveniently packs up small but extends out for larger jobs. 

 Rick Goren, Inventor

"I created the Rotoshovel after I went through the hard and long process of digging in the garden. I thought there must be an easier way to dig the dirt out. I went to the garage and looked at all my tools. I looked at the shovels and an auger in my drill that I had previously used to mix mortar. I thought to myself, why isn’t there a powered shovel? I immediately looked online for one and I found nothing. I was surprised but saw an opportunity at hand. I immediately went inside to draw a picture of what a powered shovel would look like. I created the Rotoshovel out of necessity for myself and now want to share it with you. 

I went to work and developed Rotoshovel over the past two years. The design was created to be compact and portable with a rechargeable battery for convenience. I have a background in manufacturing and have started 7 companies with 50 employees and 25 years of supply chain and logistics experience. I am working directly with a manufacturer of power tools to get this delivered."

75% Production Costs 

20% Marketing

5% Shipping

Product Specific FAQs: 

How long does the battery charge last? 

Battery should last 1.5 - 2 hours with normal usage 

How many years does the battery last? 

Battery life should be 4 years with about 1000 charges 

Can I buy a replacement battery? 

Yes, you can buy replacement batteries 

How heavy is it? 

Weight is 1.5 lbs 

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