Valley Oak Wheel Hoe
Of all the tools recommended to us by women farmers, none was more enthusiastically endorsed than the Valley Oak Wheel Hoe. Having since purchased one ourselves, we understand why – this high-quality wheel hoe weeds and cultivates quickly and effectively, reduces back strain, is simple to operate and adjust, and is built to stand up to tough farm work and last, literally, for decades.
Unlike some other popular wheel hoes, handles on the Valley Oak can be easily adjusted to fit the user – no tools required. This adjustability makes the hoe great for all users, especially women. At roughly 15 pounds, it’s light enough for easy maneuvering. Attachments include tempered steel blades available in 7 sizes, from 5” to 18” (1 blade of your choice comes with the hoe); 3- and 4-tine cultivators; and a furrower. Changing the attachments is as simple as removing one pin, sliding off the attachment, sliding on the new one and then replacing the pin; it literally couldn’t be easier. For more information, click here to read or download Frequently Asked Questions about the wheel hoe."
We’re sure the high quality, ease of use and intuitive design of this hoe flow directly from the passion of its inventor, David Grau, an organic vegetable farmer from California who designed and has fine-tuned and manufactured the hoes for some 20 years. David wanted to make his own life easier, and as a result we all benefit! So does the Earth, since the wheel hoe wipes out weeds without the use of either herbicides or fossil fuels. And as noted above, David really does build these USA-made hoes to last. You’ll probably never need replacement parts, but if you do, they’re all available. This is literally an item you’ll never have to recycle or, worse yet, send to a landfill. Imagine that!
AttachmentsItem # VO003Furrower
Price: $55Item # VO0043-tine Cultivator
Price: $70Item # VO0054-tine Cultivator
Additional Blade Assembly AttachmentsItem # VO0065" blade assembly
Price: $45Item # VO0078" blade assembly
Price: $45Item # VO00810" blade assembly
Price: $60Item # VO00912" blade assembly
Price: $60Item # VO01014" blade assembly
Price: $60Item # VO01116" blade assembly
Price: $60Item # VO01218" blade assembly
Replacement Blades, with four small boltsItem # VO0135" replacement blade
Price: $17Item # VO0148" replacement blade
Price: $17Item # VO01510" replacement blade
Price: $25Item # VO01612" replacement blade
Price: $25Item # VO01714" replacement blade
Price: $25Item # VO01816" replacement blade
Price: $25Item # VO01918" replacement blade
Need other replacement parts? Call or email us.
Note: Valley Oak Wheel Hoes ship to you direct from the manufacturer in Chico, CA. When you add a Valley Oak item to your cart, Fed Ex ground shipping will be calculated based on your shipping address.
Valley Oak Wheel Hoe Reviews
"I used the Valley Oak wheel hoe all season and it was by far my favorite cultivating hoe. It's durable, takes a beating, and was death on weeds. Being 5'10", it is so wonderful to have a tool that doesn't break my back after use on several beds. Thank you Green Heron Tools!" -- Victoria Ligon, 2011 apprentice, The Seed Farm, Lehigh County, PA
“Indestructible, adjustable handles, lightweight, easy-to-change implements, the most valuable tool on my farm!” –- Elizabeth H., North Carolina (online survey respondent)
“Adjustable, can get your weight behind it instead of up in the air above shoulder height as in the others I’ve used, plus great attachments! Awesome for a short woman. . . .We use this wheel hoe a lot and love it!” -- Sherri S., non-profit farming collective, California (online survey respondent & , later, interview subject)
“My favorite tool” –- Angela T., Iowa farmer (focus group participant)