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ewal

wheel hoe

Gareth did you build the wheel hoe you were talking about last autumn.
I built myself one, not a 100% successfull, I made a nice ridge plough but it needs a pony to pull it. It has a set of tines a hoe & a rake.

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confused

Looks interesting , i remember my dad had a ridge plough, unfortunatley he thought i was the horse !!!
Gareth

I am currently testing and evaluating two in-house" designed and made versions.

Will probably launch one next springtime, and continue evaluating and modifying the second version and launch that model in 2015
ewal

wheel hoe

I've took a better photo of the push hoe

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Gareth

My wheel-hoe experimenting has indicated that the larger the front wheel the better......... diameter and width.

I was using a 4.50 X 8 wheelbarrow wheel & plain ribbed tyre and having great results; especially when the tube was inflated to the maximum of 30psi. But alas using wheel barrow wheels do not feature in the way I want to do things at the moment or in the future, so I'm pursuing another avenue.
ewal

wheel hoe

Gareth I know what you mean with width of wheel, mine digs in on soft ground. I've made a 12inch steel wheel but not fitted it yet.

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Gareth

I've had very good results with a 16 inch diameter kiddies bicycle wheel.
brummie nick

I had one of these wheel ploughs when I had the allotment, it came with a shed I bought off one of the potholders, Canít say I used it much, it had about an 8-10 inch wheel.
It looked like a professionally made job
ewal

wheel hoes

I Googled wheel hoe & some beautiful American hoes came up, but rather expensive. Apparently they used to have large wheels but now favour smaller ones, the hoes are made of thin steel so that they vibrate when working thus breaking the ground up.

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