Might be handy in sand or loose soil at a shallow depth but for everything else they would probably not cut it. Be a good toy though
Shows a depth of 5 1/2 feet of digging ability and I agree in the wrong soil it might be useless! We had this puppy on our land last summer and Tom had to dig 3 different spots before he could get down to about 4 1/2 feet. It's very fine sand mixed with boulders the size of stoves!
OK a lot of the rock is smaller but there are big rocks that weighed at least 100 lbs in there so digging was tough, but I still wonder if for small jobs around the homestead this wouldn't be a decent little toy to have! It would do AWESOME when I wanted to dig up the stream bed (dry right now so just mud) for garden dirt