All about the Rotary Hoe Attachment

17 Feb 2022

Have you been contemplating fixing up your garden? It would be best to give your plants the best possible chance to thrive by ensuring suitable soil. That's where the rotary hoe comes in. When used correctly, a rotary hoe will give your soil the kickstart it needs.

What is a Rotary Hoe?

A rotary hoe is a versatile tool typically used for cultivating. It can perform various tasks and proficiently improves crop production, weed control and reduces coil crusting. Your soil will naturally compact itself over time due to factors such as weed growth and weather conditions. This makes it that little bit harder for plants or new lawns to flourish and grow because dense soil causes the plant's roots to struggle for oxygen and moisture.
Overturning soil can be done manually; however, using a rotary hoe can save you hours of time. If you have a large area, it can be quite labour intensive, so not only will this machine save you time, it'll save your back too!
It's the perfect tool when you've got a lot of hard soil to turn over. If you're dealing with soft/sandy soil, you'll want to look at a rotary tiller instead.

How to Use a Rotary Hoe

Before you use a rotary hoe, make sure you are wearing the appropriate safety gear. Check out our other blog post - SWEENEY'S TOP SAFETY TIPS!
Not only is a rotary hoe a powerful tool, but it's also effortless to use once set up, and because it is self-driven, it doesn't require a lot of effort to use!

When using this machine, it's important to note that the tines are located at the back near your feet. Make sure you double-check that the flap guard in front of the tines is down before turning the machine on. Above the flap guard is a tool to adjust the height. This determines how deep the machine cuts into your soil. There's another height adjustment tool situated at the base of the handle; this will allow you to adjust the height of the handle to make it more comfortable.

After you have made the necessary adjustments, you're ready to turn your rotary hoe on!

Here's how to get started…

1. Turn on both the ignition switches.
2. Turn the throttle to full (for cold starts) and have the choke on.
3. Pull the pull-cord to fire it up.
4. Once the engine is running, set your tines leaver and your drive wheels to whichever setting you need.

The rotary hoe is now up and running. The controls are straightforward - there are two control levers, forward and reverse. Set these levers in position, and when you're ready to engage the self-driving engine, simply pull the clutch lever located on the handle.

That's it! As long you've pulled the lever, the rotary hoe will move forward, turning over the soil - just hold onto the handlebars and off you go!

Why Choose Sweeney Hire?

Sweeney Hire offers quality rotary hire at an affordable price. We are experts in our field and have years of knowledge to help you make the right choice when choosing a suitable machine for your project.

For more information or to arrange a quote for rotary hoe hire or any of our machines, contact us today at hello@sweeneyhire.com.au or call us on 0437 733 666 (Tom) or 0432 797 441 (Mel).

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