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Does anyone know anything about a "Jalo hoe"? They are 'vintage' ploughing, hoeing devices apparently but other than that I have no ideas?




I think you put it on your boot and kicked our way through the soil. I do mean think though ian.

27 Apr, 2010


Thanks SBG, I've found this photo now!
I've bought one for my allotment!

27 Apr, 2010


i thought Jalo was a drink... 8)

27 Apr, 2010


The Jalo is a wheeled soil cultivator, with various attachments – such as plough, rake, hoes and ridgers – which, you guessed it, is powered by human effort. Brought into production shortly after the second world war, its manufacturers claimed it was 12 times faster than by hand and costs nothing for fuel or repairs and can be safely used in conditions where a powered machine would be unusable such as allotments these were popular with the self-sufficiency movement in the '70s. There are still attachments available from eBay etc.My dad used one and he said that the were great and looking at the photo I do seem to remember one being in his shed when I was a kid

28 Apr, 2010


Stevebuk, I thought Jalo was a singer who went a bit loopy?

Steveg, Thanks for the info. I will have a look for some attachments for it then!

28 Apr, 2010


The Jalo hoe was manufactured by the company of J.T.Lowe Ltd of Longham Dorset at the end of WW.2. I went to work for them in 1946 and stayed 25 years. There were four different designs in all and I worked on all the different ones through the years. It was a very successful tool and continued into the 70s and 80s although being taken over by another company when Lowes closed down.
The hoe blades and cultivators were the most useful tool but there were rakes ploughs and a wheelbarrow,and also a seeder which fitted on the back. C Hayter

11 Feb, 2013

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