Hoss Push Planter

Hoss push planter, Single wheel model
Hoss push planter, Double wheel model
Hoss planter seeder attachment only

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plow set included with Loaded package
oscillating stirrup hoe included with Loaded package
All Hoss push planters include cultivator teeth
Row Marker for Hoss Push Planter
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LOADED Package includes tools shown below.

 


SALE on Loaded Packages with MORE Attachments! See below


Hoss Push Planter

Walk-behind seed planter & wheel hoe

For normal and hard soils. Not for sandy soil or soils that get fluffy when rototilled.

  4.6 / 5.0   61 Ratings


Standard packages:

These are the base models, with just seeder & cultivator teeth.

Single Wheel =  $408  $395
(easier + more precise steering)
Double Wheel =  $448  $434    
(more weeding options / more stability)    
In stock, ready to ship

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Do it all. With just one tool...

Plow and seed in the Spring, then install the stirrup hoe or the teeth and weed your rows the rest of the year.

The Push Planter is a time-tested machine that has been used in gardens and small farms for over a century. Our models can be fitted with modern implements to make your garden projects easier and faster.

Simply attach options like the sweeps, stirrup hoes, seeder and more to the universal toolbar to transform your wheel hoe into whatever you need it to be...On demand.   Click to see the full list of attachments.

Walk along behind this well-built garden planter and let it precisely place your vegetable seeds at the right depth. Then wait and see your strong, perfectly laid out crops grow.

The seeder attachment was built to work in normal or hard soil, even those that are a little crusted.   NOTE: It is NOT meant for planting in sandy soil, or soils that get fluffy when rototilled.   (our big-wheeled Garden Seeder model is better at fine and sandy soils)

What’s It Like To Use This Push Planter?

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Why You Will Love Your New Hoss Push Planter

  • You will complete common gardening tasks in half the time by attaching different implements to the Universal Toolbar.
  • You will enjoy being able to plant small, medium & large seeds effortlessly with the 6 included seed plates.
  • Quickly adjust your planting depth from 1/4 inch to 1-1/2 inch.
  • Easy on your back since you stand upright while you work. The low center of gravity makes this tool easy to use for all ages.
  • It is Made in the USA


Upgrade With Our Loaded Packages:   Save Now!

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Loaded packages:

So many people were ordering our wheel hoe with a SEEDER, and PLOWS and an 8" OSCILLATING HOE, that we made it into a package. And we cut the price!

Full details on Plows and the 8" Oscillating Hoe here


Single Wheel =  $501  $479
Saves $22.00 over buying separately.
(easier + more precise steering)
Double Wheel =  $541  $518
Saves $23.00 over buying separately.
(more weeding options / more stability)    
In stock, ready to ship

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What Will I Get?

The Hoss wheel hoe +

Hoss garden planter seeder attachment plow set included with Loaded package

oscillating stirrup hoe included with Loaded package Adjustable cultivator teeth on Hoss wheel hoe

Attachments Included: Seeder Attachment, Plow Set (L+R), 8" Oscillating Hoe, Cultivator Teeth

Or click here for Loaded models WITHOUT a Seeder Attachment.


 

Customer Reviews of the Hoss Push Planter

"I purchased the Wheel Hoe Planter. It is great. I had no trouble assembling it and it appears to be very well made. I “test drove” it and it is easy to use. I have two words of advice though. Buy the extra plates and treat the handles with a wood treatment. I use a clear wood preservative and it significantly extends the life of the wood. "

Mike M, from NE  

"I have 3 garden sights. Each is in excess of 4,000 square feet. The walk-behind seed planter I bought is excellent at planting peas and beans. The plate for planting sweet corn needs a minor adjustment. I think the set of seed plates that come with our purchase should include a plate with no holes so that we can drill a plate to meet our needs (such as sunflower seeds). Overall, I am very happy with my purchase and because of the quality of the product I believe it will last a lifetime. I give the product a 5 star rating."

Mark, in MS  

"Good to deal with. My garden planting came up very sporadic, pea rows are very intermittent, did very well on corn not so hot on beans. However, this could be a seed problem. I was impressed with functionality and am not ready to give up on this yet. I do not believe this is an out of the box expert tool, it is gonna take a little fidgeting. I consider this review a little premature."

Layne, from KS  

"It is that time of year and we used the push garden planter / seeder tool for the first time today and it worked great. Thank you."

Ankie, from AL  

"the best walk behind seed planter on the market. this planter will be the last one you will buy. Only one thing needs change is row marker needs to be longer. I added 12 inch , so I can run my tiller down the rows."

Mike C, in US  

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Row Marker accessory

Close up view of row marker attachment bracket Row Marker for Hoss Push Planter

The optional Row Marker is adjustable from 6" to 18" row spacing. It easily flips from the left side to the right side, and has a central (up) storage position for when not in use.


Row Marker   for Push Planter only, not for Garden Seeder
$38.99    Add to Cart   In stock, ready to ship.


 

How To Use a Push Planter

Rather than explaining with words, here are a few videos showing it being used. You can see more videos on the pages for the individual attachments.

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Video from the Bayou Gardener.   Shows planting of okra and beans. Good details on setting up the planter, changing seed plates, and switching seeds. We recommend testing the seeder over a tray like he does in this video.

 

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Video of walk-behind seed planter.   Quick 1 minute video shows how the Hoss planter attaches to your wheel hoe. Good views of the construction and of the seed plate and hopper. Also shows the Row Marker in use.


 

Attachments & Accessories

You can click through to a particular attachment's page for full details and videos.
(and there is more info about the Loaded package's attachments in the "Tabs" below)

oscillating or stirrup hoe

Oscillating Hoe

8" unit = $33.99
 Add to Cart  
12" unit = $38.99
 Add to Cart  
6" unit = $28.99
 Add to Cart  
More Info

Hoss Winged Sweeps, 4 and 6 inch

Goosefoot Cultivators / Winged Sweeps

$49 - $79
2 packs & 3 packs
More Info


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Hoss plow style handles

Wooden Handles:

These curved Plow style handles are supplied with all our Hoss models...

The curved Plow style handles are best for steering which lets you weed very close to your crops.

Hoss pistol grip handles

...but if you prefer Pistol Grip handles:   -   First select your single or double wheeled hoe, then come back here and click this button,

Substitute handles


and we will send them - NO EXTRA CHARGE.

Six seed plates for the most common garden crops are included with this seeder. They are listed as plates 1 through 6 below.

There are optional plates 7 to 10, and blank plates in three thicknesses, which are also described below.

Plates 1 through 6 are included with the Hoss seeder and with the Hoss Push Planter.

  • #1 – broccoli, cabbage, turnips, mustard and other fine seeds (8 holes, 3/32″ thick)
  • #2 – onion, similar small seeds (6 holes, 3/32” thick)
  • #3 – okra, and {pelleted* carrots, lettuce, chard and beets} (6 holes, 3/16” thick)
  • #4 – small sweet corn, popcorn (4 holes, 3/16” thick)
  • #5 – small peas and beans (6 holes, 1/4” thick)
  • #6 – medium beans, peas, large sweet corn, field corn (4 holes, 1/4” thick)

Plates 7 through 10 are optional plates. They can be purchased individually or as a set at the Seed Plate page.

  • #7 – radish, leek, asparagus, spinach (6 holes, 3/32” thick)
  • #8 – cucumber, watermelon (2 holes, 3/32” thick)
  • #9 – butterbeans, lima beans (2 holes, 3/16” thick)
  • #10 – squash, pumpkin (1 hole, 3/16” thick)

There are Blank plates that you can drill for special seeds or spacing. They can be purchased at the Seed Plate page.

  • Thin Blank Plate - 3/32" thick
  • Medium Blank Plate - 3/16" thick
  • Thick Blank Plate - 1/4" thick

*Note: These 4 seeds are pelleted to allow them to work in walk-behind seeders. Raw (non-pelleted) seeds for these 4 crops do not work well in ANY seeder.

This seed planter uses flat round seed plates that are 3/32", 3/16" or 1/4" thick for small, medium, and large seeds. Holes are drilled through these plates to create seed spacings ranging from 1-1/4" up to 19". The seed plate makes one revolution for every 19" of ground travel - so plate with 1 hole gives 19" spacing, 2 holes give 9.5" spacing, 3 holes give 6.3" spacing, etc.

Wheel Hoe Specifications:

Each Hoss wheel cultivator includes:

Steel Wheel(s) - 15" Diameter - 3/8" bore with bronze bushings

Frame: Heavy-duty 1/4" formed steel, with green powdercoat finish

Handles: Ash hardwood - 56" long - with cross brace, unfinished

Cultivator Teeth: 3/16" thick steel with black powdercoat finish

Misc: All Fasteners and Instructions are included

Guarantee: 30 Day Refund / One Year Warranty   (details)

Buy a Hoss wheel hoe online from us with confidence that it is the best equipped tool on the market. Use the oscillating hoe, plows, or the cultivator teeth to prep your garden and keep the rows clean all season.

All steel construction, finished off with a set of Amish made ash handles. This is a heirloom quality tool you can pass down to the next generation of gardeners.

Made in the USA

 

Seeder / Planter Specifications:

Each Hoss Seed Planter includes:

Frame: Heavy-duty .090 steel, with green powdercoat finish

Opener: Shoe (plow) type furrow opener

Planting Depth: 1/4" to 1.5" adjustable

Removable Hopper: with cover

Seed Plates: 1 to 6 included

Guarantee: 30 Day Refund / One Year Warranty   (details)

This Hoss planter is made the way things used to be: Strong, Simple, and Reliable. It has a heavy-duty steel frame and furrow opener. The only plastic parts are the collection of seed plates, and the hopper they fit into.

Now you can buy a push planter online that you can pass down to the next generation of gardeners someday.

The supplied Seed plates 1 to 6 are for common veggies like...
Large seeds (peas, beans, field corn, etc).   Medium seeds (sweet corn, okra, pelleted lettuce/carrots/beets, etc).   Small seeds (broccoli, cabbage, onion, turnips, etc).   For more details, see the Seed Plates tab above.

The Loaded package includes the Furrowing/Hilling Plow Set. This is a pair of Left and Right plows that can be installed singly or as a pair. For hilling (putting soil over the base of a row of crop plants) just a single plow is used. Installed as a pair in a V shape they are used for opening a large furrow. Installed as an Inverted pair (left plow on far right side, and vice-versa) they will pull soil to the center to create a ridge or close a furrow.

For full details on the use of the Plows, please visit the Plow Set page.

left and right Hoss plows Hoss push plow Hoss plows in hilling configuration

The Loaded package includes an 8" oscillating hoe, also called a Stirrup hoe or a Hula hoe. The replaceable blade tilts 20 degrees forward and back for optimal weeding on both forward and backward strokes of the wheel hoe. It is a more aggressive and deeper-cutting weeder than the Sweeps.

For full details on the use and range of the oscillating hoes, please visit the Oscillating Hoes page.

oscillating or stirrup hoe 8 inch stirrup hoe Hoss oscillating stirrup hoe weeding a garden row

Shipping

  • We only ship to continental US addresses.
  • Free Shipping for orders with an item total over $65.00
  • If the item total is under $65, then shipping is $13.00
  • Orders are normally shipped the following business day.
  • Shipment by UPS or Priority Mail - our choice.
  • Most deliveries in 5 business days or less.

Returns

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  • 30 day Refund if it doesn't perform as advertised.
  • One Year Warranty for damaged or defective items.
  • Click here for Guarantee Details

One Year Warranty details:

  • The one year warranty covers any defects in materials or workmanship, with the exceptions stated below.
  • The warranty does not cover discoloration caused by exposure to sunlight or chemicals.
  • Hoss will repair or replace any item that proves to be defective in materials or workmanship.
  • In the event repair is not possible, Hoss will either replace your item with a new item of similar composition and price, or refund the full purchase price of the item — whichever you prefer.

 

Why Buy From Us?

Our philosophy here it Easy Digging is super straightforward. To deliver unique and easy-to-use tools that you will not find in local big box stores.

Our founder Greg Baka has used his engineering background to tweak common tools so they are more powerful and easier to use than ever. Every single product we offer is one we own and use on a regular basis. Every single tool we offer is exceptionally high quality so you can use it for years.

We call that the "Easy Digging Difference"


Hoss Planter Mechanical Details

Some of the other highlights of this walk-behind seed planter design include the heavy-duty shoe type opener that it uses to create a furrow for the seeds. This shoe is like a narrow plow that pushes the soil up and apart, while seeds fall down through the steel tube that passes down between the back of the shoe opener.

The depth of the furrow is controlled by the notched depth-control bar that rises above the wheel hoe's tool bar and sets just behind the front wheel. There is also a rear drive & compactor wheel that is toothed for good traction in firm soils.

And lastly there is an optional Row Marker that is adjustable from 6" to 18" row spacing and easily flips from the left to the right. You can buy a push planter online using the Buy buttons at the top of this page. The Row Marker is sold separately up above the Videos section.


 

Why would I need a wheel hoe AND a push planter?

If your garden is big enough to need a push seed planter, then it is also big enough to benefit from having a wheel hoe. With the wheel hoe (also called a wheel cultivator) you can clean the garden in the Spring (even when too damp for a tiller), work in soil amendments, and prepare the seed bed. Later, after the planting is done, you can put it back to work keeping the rows weed free. There are attachments for the Hoss that range from Sweeps, to Plows, to a Disc Harrow, to Oscillating Hoes, to Straddle Weeders. If you don't know what all those are, start on our Attachments page.

 

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