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Our weeding blades are exact copies of the Planet Jr blades that were used so successfully for so many decades. They are also called Sweeps because each blade angles back to allow cut weeds to clear the blades. This is the same efficient design used on tractor drawn weeders.
By slicing shallowly just beneath the surface (about 1/2" deep) they kill young weeds without stirring up a new crop of buried weed seeds.
The double wheel version is primarily useful to commercial growers of short compact crops like leaf lettuce, beets, radishes, and carrots. A double wheeled hoe allows you to straddle the row of crops, and keep the weeding blades level as they work both sides of the crop row in one pass.
Q&A: What's the difference between a wheel hoe and a wheel cultivator? Not much. A wheel hoe is just a wheel cultivator with the addition of weeding blades.
If you do not want the weeding blades: Get the Standard Wheel Cultivator
PLUS models have been improved for better performance and appearance.
PLUS versions of the Hoss wheel hoe are only available at EasyDigging.com
These curved Plow style handles are supplied with all our Standard and Deluxe models...
The curved Plow style handles are great for steering which allows you to weed very close to your crops.
Remember when all you wanted for Christmas was a Big Wheel? Here's another chance...
Single Wheel Cultivator + 8" Oscillating Hoe + Plow Set
Normal Price: $220.98
Sale Price: $199.00
A very popular combination of tools - all for one low price! Perfect gift for your favorite gardener. See more information here on the
Standard Wheel Cultivator and on the
8" Oscillating Hoe and on the
Furrowing / Hilling Plow Set.
Note: does not include the Weeding Blades.
In the 1910's, 20's, 30's, and 40's the wheel cultivator ruled the gardening world. Every big garden had a wheeled hoe, and the Planet Junior models were king!
But in the 1950's market gardening started to quickly lose ground to industrial farming, while herbicides began replacing manual weeding tools. By the 70's we had almost lost a wealth of small-scale agricultural skills and tools. Fortunately enough young homesteaders and old-timers kept the knowledge alive.
The Hoss wheel hoe cultivator has duplicated the original Planet Jr push plow so well that the new attachments fit perfectly with the many of the old antique Planet Junior models and also the Glaser wheel hoe - an expensive European version of the Planet Jr.
When your garden is too big for hand hoeing and too small for a tractor, the Hoss wheel cultivator is the tool to use. It is the easiest way of manually cultivating, weeding, and seeding long rows of garden plants.
Watch the videos below for a few minutes to see what you can do with a Hoss wheel hoe...
Customer using the weeding blades for both straddle weeding and path weeding. He has planted on raised ridges, which are a little more difficult to straddle weed. The offset brackets he mentions shift the handles to one side.
Video showning many of the attachments. Filming was done in a long established garden with fine soil. A bit more effort may be required in new gardens or harder soils, but all the same attachments and methods can be used.
I bought your wheel hoe, and I am very happy with it. I'm impressed with how heavy duty the parts are.
We took it out to the garden right away and tried all the attachments. My rows were pretty weedy, so I used the
oscillating hoe first. It ripped right through those big weeds. A few days later I tried the sweeps and agree
they are easier to push. Thanks again for helping me on the phone!
Mike in Fort Wayne, IN
The Hoss wheel cultivator, seeder, and attachments all have a 1 year warranty against defective parts. There is also a 30 day Full Refund if they do not meet your expectations. See our Guarantee page.