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World's First Powered Hoe
Here's something for the farmer who has everything the world's first powered hoe, a machine that takes the work out of agriculture's oldest back-breaking chore.
The new hoe is an attachment for hand-held weed trimmers that lets you stand up straight while the digging head does the work. All you have to do is hold it against the ground and let it work.
"People with bad backs like it and, even if you don't have a bad back, it lets you get more work done with less effort," a sales representative for the distributor, Vert Moto Service, Saint Chamond, France, told FARM SHOW.
The hoe attachment converts the 1,200 rpm speed of most weed trimmers to 300 rpms and fits over the end of any gas or electric machine on the market without alteration, according to the company. Total weight with the attachment is about 12 to 15 lbs.
Sells for $140 in France.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Vert Moto Service, Z.I. du Coin, BP 28, 42406 Saint Chamond, France (ph 77 317276).

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