Some rakes are specifically designed for spreading, levelling and grading various ground coverings. However, there are a few other tools available for this type of work.
Spazzles are like rakes without tines. Sometimes they are referred to as lutes. They have long handles and flat heads, specifically designed to spread and level various materials, like concrete and gravel. Also like rakes, spazzles come with different specifications – some are designed for more heavy-duty use than others.
A gravel leveller, or spreader, also resembles a rake without tines. It usually has four round bars attached to a handle. These bars are arranged to form a flat head which can be moved across a surface to level it off. The materials they can be used to level will depend on individual tool specifications – there are lightweight and heavy-duty versions.
If a very large area needs to be levelled, you might want to use a mechanical leveller. There are a number of machines which can be used, as well as attachments for tractors and similar vehicles.