We recommend this primarily as cheap insurance - a safeguard against motor or power failure. Think of it as a spare tire and jack - you may never need it, but its good to know its there.
Of course, if you want to go rustic, prefer doing things the old-fashioned way, or want to save some money and get some good exercise, then you should consider the option of hand turning your meat.
This simple tool fits into the end of our XB85 and XB150 spits (all lengths) and fastens with a small bolt. You can then manually turn your food and have complete control over the speed and positioning. If you get tired, you can always swap out to the motor and relax.
This tool is hand-made in the USA of heavy stainless steel and a Bakelite handle.