The Garden Guide

Book: Gardening Tools, Equipment and Buildings
Chapter: Chapter 1: Digging Tools

Wheel hoe

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1715. The wheel hoe (fig. 350.) is a compound between the draw and thrust hoes, being drawn by one man, and thrust by another. It is used for hoeing garden-walks in the Low Countries and in France, where the walks are either of sand or earth. In this country it could seldom be employed for a similar purpose; and, indeed, for any object it is a bad implement, as it requires two men to work it; and two men working with the same tool will never do so much work as if they used separate tools.