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Which is Better? A SINGLE or DOUBLE WHEEL HOE?

January 4, 2020


so one of the most frequently asked
questions we get from customers who are considering purchasing a wheel hoe and
should I choose the single wheel hoe or should I choose the double wheel hoe and
this can be a tough decision to make there are several advantages to each the
double wheel hoe is going to allow you to straddle rows it’s also going to
work with our drip tape layer attachment and give you a little more flexibility
as far as the attachments and configurations go the single wheel hoe
on the other hand is going to give you a smaller footprint and allow you to space
your rows closer together because it requires less space to operate and it
also gives you a little more maneuverability but the nice thing is
we’ve made it so you don’t have to choose between the single or the double
wheel hoe you can have both all in one unit here we designed our wheel hoe so
you can easily convert between the double wheel hoe and the single wheel
hoe and back so you can set it up as a double wheel hoe when you need to use it
that way or if you’re needing the single wheel hoe you can easily convert it and
set it up that way now this doesn’t count for our high arch wheel hoe that’s
a completely separate piece of equipment but as far as the single and double
wheel hoe goes those are interchangeable and easily convert from one to the other
so today I want to show you how easy it is to take this double wheel hoe and
convert it to a single wheel hoe using our shoulder bolt and then also I want
to show you how we take that single wheel hoe and convert it back to the
double wheel hoe using our double wheel hoe conversion kit so to convert the
double wheel hoe into the single wheel hoe all we need is this little piece
right here that we call our shoulder bolt and all this is is basically the
axle for the single wheel hoe so the first thing we need to do is take these
wheels off and then we can go to switching the arms around and installing
this shoulder bolt so we take two half-inch reaches here and we go ahead
and remove these wheels and the dust caps and on the wheel hoe we’ve got two
arms right here that extend out to the wheels you know notice these things kind
of bow out a little bit here and that’s what’s going to allow us to switch these
things around and make it a double wheel hoe or a single wheel hoe so for the
double wheel hoe the arms are going to bow out for the
single wheel hoe we’re just going to switch the placement of these two arms
and then they’ll curve in so they fit around that single wheel so it would
take our socket right here and go ahead and start to remove these arms here so
on the double wheel hoe setup we have these arms bowing out like this and the
wheels go on the outside of the arms when we switch these around for the
single wheel hoe the arms are going to bow in and we’re going to put the wheel
in the middle here as opposed to on the outside so we’ll go ahead and fasten
down these arms and we can put our wheel in there and install that shoulder bolt and now all we have to do is put our
shoulder bolt through here with our wheel and our dust caps in the middle so
I’ll take a dust cap put it there grab my wheel here you mean another dust cap
on this side put that through that hole there put our nut on it and then just
tighten it down and you want the wheel to be able to kind of free spin there
but tight enough so that nuts not going to come off of there so that’s how we
convert from a double wheel hoe to a single wheel hoe and now I want to show
you how to convert from a single back to a double so to do that all you need is
our double wheel conversion kit which just consists of a wheel this longer
axle here and two extra dust caps so the first thing we need to do obviously is
take this wheel off here remove our shoulder bolt and then we’ve got to
switch these arms for the double wheel hoe to make them bow out instead of
bowing in so on the single we have the arms looking like this bowing in on the
double we have the arms back looking like this and we put a wheel on the
outside of the arms alright so we’ve got our arms in the position for the double
wheel hoe now we just need to run our axle through here and put the wheels on
both sides I’ll go ahead and lead that nut attached to one side of the axle
here so I’ll start with a wheel and the dust caps run that
through there and then we put our other wheel on the other side and then all we
need to do is take our nut and put it on there and tighten this down and once
again you want to have it tight but you want to make sure that these wheels can
freely spend easily independently of one another so it’s that easy folks it only
takes a few wrenches and about ten minutes to change the wheel hope from
the double configuration to a single or from the single to a double so if you’re
purchasing a single wheel hoe or already have one you can always add that double
wheel conversion kit that’s going to allow you to convert it over to a double
wheel hoe and give you a little more flexibility versatility and a little
more stability during use or if you’re getting a double wheel hoe I’d highly
recommend adding that shoulder bolt so you can convert this thing to a single
wheel hoe when you need to work in those real
tight row spacings or need a little more maneuverability I’ll put some links
below for our shoulder bolt our double wheel conversion kit and our wheel hoe
so you can check those out I hope you enjoyed this video we’ll see you next
time

10 Comments

  • Reply Wannabe Farm February 13, 2019 at 3:17 pm

    I like to convert my double down to a single when the crops start to get big so it’s easier to fit down the rows.

  • Reply Dfishman76 February 13, 2019 at 4:30 pm

    Are you going to make a high arch wheel hoe you can convert to a single ?

  • Reply Darin Blackburn February 13, 2019 at 5:14 pm

    I've been looking at these wheel hoes for a while now and would like to get one sometime soon. I've never used one before, but question I keep having is, how is the wheel traction with it being smoothe? I'm sure it's nothing to worry about. I love that these and your other tools are made in the USA.

  • Reply Charmaine Montgomery February 14, 2019 at 12:01 am

    Great! I might get the kit to change my single into a double wheel hoe.

  • Reply Michael Morris February 14, 2019 at 12:46 am

    We need a plate to covert a High Arch to a Double/Single. I believe it can be done. I'm going to put effort into it…. just saying!

  • Reply Trivit30 February 14, 2019 at 2:12 am

    Pretty garden in the back! What jerk gave y’all a thumbs down? I’ll fight em’!

  • Reply Mark Prescott February 14, 2019 at 3:34 am

    Great Video!! Thanks!!!

  • Reply MJ P February 14, 2019 at 6:39 am

    Just a suggestion…. Anyway to make a spreader bar in a "H" shape to allow more options in mounting attachments

  • Reply ben capozzi February 20, 2019 at 4:31 pm

    Great video! I struggled about which to get when I was ordering, and ultimately bought a double with the single conversion kit shoulder pin. Nice to see it's as easy as advertised.

  • Reply Ken Mcfalls September 5, 2019 at 1:50 am

    Great video Travis. Is it possible for a blind person to use the wheel hoe? Ken McFalls the blind gardener

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