Modeled after the duck-foot cultivating sweeps on the Planet Jr. Wheel Hoe, our Winged Sweeps provide exceptional strength and functionality. Available in 4″ and 6″ wide blade models, this wheel hoe attachment can be used in a wide variety of configurations to meet your specific needs. The design is similar to our Cultivator Teeth, but with a longer, flattened blade for penetrating the hardest soils and uprooting large weeds. The blades are positioned at the perfect angle so that they easily dig into the soil for cultivating and weeding. The wings on each side help to ensure that weeds don’t slip off the side of the blades during cultivation, so that the weed gets turned over and dies.
The Winged Sweeps are great for any soil type. Due to their heavy-duty design, they work well to clean areas that have been impacted by heavy weed pressure. They also do an excellent job of penetrating hard, clay soils or soils that have been compacted by foot traffic. They’re MADE IN THE USA with high-carbon steel and a powder-coated surface. These blades are professionally sharpened and hold an edge very well. Because it’s high-carbon steel, it’s also easy to sharpen in the future after prolonged use. They attach to the underside of the Wheel Hoe just like our Cultivator Teeth and can be adjusted and removed with a 9/16″ wrench.
Possible Configurations with the Winged Sweeps
The Winged Sweeps can be used with the Hoss Single Wheel Hoe, Hoss Double Wheel Hoe or the Hoss High Arch Wheel Hoe. They will also fit the antique Planet Jr. Wheel Hoes. For the Single Wheel Hoe and Double Wheel Hoe, you can use one, two or three at a time — depending on your desired cultivating width. On the Double Wheel Hoe and High Arch Wheel Hoe, you can use one on each side for a straddle-weeding setup. This will allow you to cultivate both sides of the row in one pass.
fotokemist (verified owner) –
My wife and I decided to start a homestead in our retirement. We have made extensive use of Hoss Tools in this project, purchasing a double wheel hoe early on then adding a high arch when it was introduced, the original seeder then the new seeder when it was introduced, and many of the attachments, with the most recent being the winged sweeps.
The winged sweeps now live on the double wheel hoe. I prefer them to the stirrup hoe attachment for light weeding, especially close to plants as the wing’s edge protrudes sufficiently to allow very precise location of the plow since the tools position is clearly visible when doing shallow cultivation. For dealing with heavier weeding (out of control crabgrass, for example) it is truly amazing, out performing my original sweeps and any other Hoss accessory I own.
FWIW, I will soon be 76 years old and my wife and I work an 1/2 acre garden with Hoss wheel hoes and BCS walk behind tractors with rotary plow, power harrow, and cultivator. We have 3 acres of grass land that we mow using a sickle bar mower and rake with the tractors to use to make compost. All of this equipment costs less than a “toy” tractor with no implements and is much better exercise than golf!
Benjamin Reese (verified owner) –
Works well for me on crabgrass