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 century ago.
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 to grip.
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.
It also comes with a convenient seeder attachment, an efficient, low-strain method for seeding medium to large gardens. It makes fast, precise work of seeding rows. As the wheel hoe rolls along, the attachment automatically plows a furrow, seeds it, and covers the soil over it again.
Planting depth is adjustable from 1/4" to 1 1/2" in 1/4" increments. Six seed plates are included; each plate not only conforms to a specific seed size, but also meters out the seed at controlled intervals so there is minimal need for thinning. When you're finished, the removable hopper makes it easy to pour unused seed back into the container. The seeder attachment is ruggedly built for a lifetime of use, with all exposed metal parts made of powder-coated steel or stainless steel to resist rust.