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Trying out The Hoss Single Wheel Hoe

By dave
March 28, 2016

Dave got his hands on one of these snazzy single wheel hoes from Hoss Tools and gives his full review in this video.

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Name: Lin
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Mar 27, 2016 6:20 PM CST
Thanks for the video about the testing of the Hoss Wheel Hoe. I watched and kept thinking those handles were so long that I probably wouldn't be able to manage something like that. But, I went to their website: and they have a Jr. version with shorter handles that would work well for youth and women! Nice!
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Name: ursula
Chile (Zone 9b)
Mar 27, 2016 7:41 PM CST
I watched this video earlier this week on youtube.

This seems to be a very good tool, provided you do not have osteo-arthritis in both: knees and hands Sighing!

As usual it was a pleasure watching/hearing Dave and Jon.
Name: Toni Melvin
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Mar 27, 2016 9:18 PM CST
Thanks Dave, Jon and Boss tool guys! Very informative video. I absolutely LOVE how to videos. Great job. Now I want to go out and buy one! Sticking tongue out
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Name: Mary
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Mar 28, 2016 9:47 AM CST
Are the handles adjustable? A lower angle would help push the tool with a more direct angle. I have a couple of really old ones. One has 3 cultivator tines and has retired to being a yard ornament, and the other has a single bottom plow. We used the plow to make a furrow, planted potatoes in it, then went the other way along the row and covered them! Easy!
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Name: Dave Whitinger
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Mar 28, 2016 10:00 AM CST Admin

The handles on the one I have are not adjustable. I agree that a lower angle would be helpful in some situations.

I love that bottom plow!
Name: Dillard Haley
Augusta Georgia (Zone 8a)
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Mar 28, 2016 12:27 PM CST
Looks like a well built tool. I have one of the high wheel old timers. My father bought it used at a farm auction in 1917. The handles are about the only parts that ever wear out. Solved that by putting metal handles on it 1955. Wheel hoes are very versatile tools. I use the turn plow ( wing cultivator shovel is a good sub when they wear out) most often. May switch to a small shovel for laying off rows. Rarely use the 5 tooth cultivator as attested by the fact that it is still usable after a 100 years. That turn plow tho is great for listing and laying by and I plant a lot of small vegetables like beets carrots etc on lists. I have listers for the Farmall 100, But I no longer plant sufficient quantity to justify setting them up. It is also great for hilling pototoes and any other crop that needs dirt thrown to the plant. A bit of advice tho. They work with little effort if you use them like a hoe. Push forward engaging the soil, pull it back step forward and take another bite.Trying to push it for continuos furrow wil wear you to a frazzle. Rocking action like you would with a gooseneck or stirrup hoe.
Name: Tim Stoehr
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Mar 28, 2016 6:16 PM CST
Seems like it would work so much better if it was a pulling tool instead of a pusher. Pulling will keep it straight and you can use all the force you want and you plow over your footprints as you go. You just can't see where you're going I guess.
Name: Ronnie Cote
Zephyrhills, Fl. (Zone 9b)
Apr 6, 2016 12:07 PM CST
I'm trying to talk my boss into getting one of these. The scuffle head seems like it would work great with bunker edges.

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