This U.S.-made wheel hoe does an outstanding job of keeping garden beds
weeded and cultivated. Its design stems directly from that of the famed
Planet Jr. wheel hoe, a popular tool with home and market gardeners a
The 1-1/2" wide, 15" diameter steel wheel makes it remarkably maneuverable,
and the powder-coated steel base provides a sturdy mount for the attachments.
The 58" Amish-made hardwood handles are height adjustable and comfortable
The wheel hoe is supplied with a removable set of three tines, which
are particularly good for shallow cultivation, breaking up and aerating
compacted soil, preparing seedbeds, and raking debris from the soil surface.
Optional sweep, plow and oscillating attachments are also available.
The sweeps are adjustable to cut between or beside rows, running just
below the surface to loosen soil and slice weeds off at the root. The
plows can be positioned to open or close a furrow and for hilling. Available
in 8" and 12" widths, the oscillating attachments have hinged arms to
pivot 20°, and the self-cleaning blade is sharpened on the front and
back edges, allowing it to cut through weeds and soil in both directions.
The wheel hoe is a superb tool for preparing and maintaining garden beds,
faster and with much less effort than a regular hoe, and without the noise
and smell of a power tiller.