Jan 282008

Glaser wheel hoes

Wheel hoes are excellent! I started using one last season, though I’d been reading about them for a while—what took me so long?! They cut major time from straight cultivating, weeding between-row and paths where you’d usually use some type of hand hoe. Mine is from Valley Oak, and I’m absolutely happy with it. I use the standard 8″ blade, and that’s it. I haven’t tried the Glaser wheel hoes, but they’re no doubt fine as well. They come with a five implement attachments, including blades in various widths, a hiller/furrower, and a 3-tine cultivator. There’s a two-wheel/two-blade attachment for the heavier pro model that allows straddling a row. The handles can be offset for working from the side.

The three models of wheel hoe are No. 500 (the Berg), 600, and 700.

  • Michael

    I’ve got a Valley Oak wheel hoe as well. I noticed that you mentioned that the handles can be offset. How do you do this with a Valley Oak wheel hoe?

  • Bill

    I have a Glaser I bought second hand and LOVE it. I only use my tiller for early tillage and then park it. This will cultivate a plot almost as fast as a tiller with NO fuel use. That oscillating stirrup hoe is a wonder. It cuts through the soil so easily, it’s not exhausting at all to use for several hours. I wouldn’t garden without it, now that I have it.

  • Pietie Uys

    Where can I buy one of this Glaser Wheel Hoes. I am in South Africa. Thank you

  • EJ

    @Pietie Uys
    Google it or ask Johnny’s who the SA distributor is.

  • Zac Helmberger

    I got the Maxadyne Wheel Hoe with the “Speeder Weeder” attachment for $170 USD. It’s got a ten year repair/replacement warranty and works great. I don’t have access to a Glaser but would love to do a side by side comparison in different conditions (weed stem diameter/size, hard/soft, coarse/fine tillage, dry/moist soils etc).
    The website makes claims that optimistic but despite that, it is the best tool investment I’ve ever made! It’s a lot cheaper than the Glaser hoe. I’m glad I tried it.