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Chillington Heavy Duty Hoe or Digging Azada With Handle

In a nutshell....

The Chillington Heavy Duty Hoe or Digging Azada With Handle is a superbly robust tool is the main stay of some agricultural workers and market gardeners as it basically replaces the garden spade for digging your soil, as it is far superior and faster for digging ground over.

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Chillington Heavy Duty Hoe / Digging Azada comes with handle included

The Heavy Duty Hoe or Digging Hoe is, as in it's name, the garden tool for  digging what could be described as virgin ground or hard ground.  This superbly robust tool  is the main stay of some agricultural workers and market gardeners just as a garden spade is to the diy gardener. In fact this Heavy Duty Chillington Hoe basically replaces the garden spade for digging your soil, as it is far superior and faster for digging ground over.  The Head measures 215mm x 165mm and is about as heavy as you could use comfortably.

So you gardeners and vegetable growers if you haven't already got these tools, try one out, because when you do, you will never go back to using the old garden spades again. The Hoe Head is 18cm or 7"inches wide so a very Heavy strong tool with the head weighing 1.1kg.

The handle is the secret for using these digging hoes because it acts as a lever to break and lift the compacted soil loose from the ground.  You can actually lift the end of the handle with one finger.  It has been specially designed to provide more hoeing power with less effort on your part.

For ground clearance of overgrown ground there is nothing better as a manual hand tool. The hoe head can chop straight through tree roots and simply smashes woody growth, clearing the densest of weedy ground. Briars and small woody growth is no problem, and you are able to clear the root system at the same time. 

In some countries these tools are known as digging azadas or heavy duty azadas, but Chillington a UK company based in the West Midlands, are the worlds leading manufacturer of these tools and have been manufacturing them for over 100 years.  Proof that not only are they a great tool but also that Chillington are a manufacture of quality garden tools.

Heavy duty azadas are the work horse of these great tools because you can actually do so much varied work with them because they are so universal.  For example besides cultivating land for vegetables and gardens they are in common everyday use for .... Making pathways for walkers and cyclists .... For excavating archaeological remains by Archaeological teams .... Drainage trenches by road workers .... Fire breaks by forestry workers ... Clearing undergrowth by horticultural workers .... In fact the list is endless with them even being used for road making and grave digging in other countries. So whether you refer to them as a Chillington Heavy Duty Hoe, A Digging Hoe, Heavy Duty Azada or Digging Azadas here in Europe, they are certainly a "Great Tool" what ever their name is around the world.

Highly recommended tool that could last a life time. I suppose we should call them "Grandpa's tools" because you will most likely find them in his old garden tool shed as they last so long being so well made and designed. Remember these are not like newer garden tools you will find in a garden centre. The handles are rough and ready and do the job in hand better than other modern tools.


Head is 6.5in (17cm) wide

Weight 1.1kg

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Victoria Beckett
April 08th, 2018
Chillington hoe is excellent quality, glides through soil with ease, very solid, and my husband loves it! Highly recommended. Delivery was very good and reliable.
March 24th, 2018
Excellent item strong and sturdy.
February 19th, 2018
I bought this as i was laying a lawn strip of pavers and needed to dig out a small trench, this tool did the job quickly and is excellent for clearing areas that you want to re purpose, if your on the fence regarding purchasing i'd go for it, its a tool that will stand to you. I did drive screws into the handle to secure the blade but that was personal preference!!
November 07th, 2017
Very simple effective tool. Saves your back tremendously, is very powerful and clears overgrown allotment with a passion. I love this tool. The only thing I don’t like is that I’m running out of land to use this on. I really enjoy putting manners n my plot that I have neglected
July 23rd, 2017
Very happy with the hoe. It is very robust and makes clearing weeds and digging tough ground easier than with the traditional spade or shovel
May 27th, 2017
This gardening implement is afraid of nothing. It will take on briars, roots of all kinds, weeds won't stop it. Using the heavy duty hoe speeds up all kinds of clearing jobs. The hoe is easy to use and is the correct weight so little effort is needed to gain maximum heft. I think all gardeners should have one of these hoes.
SeamusO Ciardhuain
May 08th, 2017
Much easier to use than a spade, especially in unprepared ground. The longer version of the handle gives great leverage when digging. I found it hard to get the head to stay on but a couple of nails wedged it securely.
Eileen Clarke
May 06th, 2017
Bought this for new allotment. Spade was not able to open soil but this how was fantastic. It worked perfectly and quickly and I honestly don't think we could have made progress we did without it. Great force for heavy ground.highly recommended
Abbey Hyde
March 04th, 2017
Brilliant - makes digging much easier. Would never use a shovel for clearing a garden after this.
Raina Howe
November 07th, 2016
Great tool for soil that has been completely overrun with weeds and the roots of shrubs for years. We had our large patch dug for garlic in no time at all. I would have ordered the longer handle, as it would have made the job easier on the back with leverage but this is my favourite tool in our garden now.
July 08th, 2016
Great tool for heavier duty work. Important to fit the head tightly to the handle. Very pleased with the tool.
Jesper Jochumsen
April 23rd, 2016
good robust quality
John Willmott
March 23rd, 2016
Wow! I have not used one of these for years, so it was good to get one again. Very versatile and perfect for people aiming for a more permaculture style of gardening. What an incredible back saver. Lightweight to use, you just trust the weight of the blade to do the work. A lot of work done in a short space of time. I went for the longer handle, and highly recommend that for better work. If there were 6 stars or more, I would click it for this !!!
David Tully
February 09th, 2016
Brilliant tool for mountain bike trail clearing and maintenance. Would be very useful in the garden if applied there also :)
John Forristal
November 12th, 2015
This hoe makes light work of some clumpy soil and slices through roots. Well worth the money.
martin ryan
July 25th, 2015
best tool in the garden now
John Monaghan
July 16th, 2015
Great product which works very well. I had difficulty keeping the head firmly attached to the handle though
Jane Doran
June 27th, 2015
I bought the Chillington heavy duty hoe. Its very strong and well made. Sturdy handle. Great for digging through thick roots and rocky ground and lifting turf. It makes jobs like that quick and easy so its well worth every penny. I'd definitely recommend it to anyone. And free jellies!
June 22nd, 2015
Just taken on an allotment which has been left for three years. The soil is clay and riddled with weeds. After a nights rain I attacked it with the heavy duty azada. Brilliant, I am delighted. I am female and 5 ft 6 and managed to clear loads. This is an efficient tool that does the job.
Matt Innes
June 03rd, 2015
I had been after one of these digging hoes for ages and Quickcrop was the first website to have the very tool I was after.it was easy to order and delivery was quick and painless. putting the Hoe together was easy as well and my first use of it was to dig a trench or two for my spuds. It fairly broke up the compacted soil/clay and scooped out the soil. It took a few minutes to get a comfortable technique going. So I would certainly look at this site again for information and or tools in the future.
Richie Byrne
April 13th, 2015
I'm a famous Mountainbiker who builds trails...I bought the Chillington hoe because I heard it was deadly for trail building , it didnt disappoint , does away with several tools, getting it was quick easy and the complimentary packet of jellies was awesome, your site is brilliant..no, I cannot think of anything I didnt like ! great product !
March 24th, 2015
I use this Azada for digging trails in forests and it is perfect for chopping through roots and tangled ground. The wide adze cuts through difficult ground and edges well. It can be sharpened and then it can tackle thicker roots. But the handle is not quite up to the level of the head. It's round and difficult to get to stay put and not spin. And oval head with recess for the handle would have been better. Get it to stay put and you will wonder what you ever used a shovel.
Claire Dunleavy
January 08th, 2015
This hoe is great for garden work. The large chunky head is great at removing large clumps of dirt and cutting through thick roots. I'm very impressed at the lack of strength necessary to get the work done and how it doesn't hurt my back thanks to the lever action. Great delivery speed to. I got it the next day :D
Richard Shelly
January 02nd, 2015
Arrived on time and it looks great. Can't wait to use it in the garden

September 19th, 2014
I bought this tool recently and am amazed with how easy it is to use and how effective.I can tackle all those jobs like breaking up the soil and renovating vegetable patches with ease and all those back-breaking jobs that I was putting off are "done and dusted"with little effort,fantastic,Deirdre
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Asked By Nick
on May 10th, 2017
I purchased the Heavy Duty Hoe and it is a good tool but the head keeps coming loose. I tried hammering it, banging it on concrete, even soaking it overnight but the head keeps twisting loose and sliding up and down. Is there anything else I can do, like wedge it somehow. Any tips would be welcome
Answered by Andrew
on May 11th, 2017
Hi Nick. This is very unusual however we can supply you with a wedge to hammer in the top which spreads the wood and allows the head to grip it. I know of one person who did the same with a thick nail. If you want us to send you on a wedge just email us through the website and we will put one in the post.
Asked By noel
on September 10th, 2015
I have the heavy duty hoe but the handle is worn and the hoe end of it is beginning to slip through the hoe itself. Do you stock the handles specific to the hoe? if so please give me a price + delivery charge.
Answered by Andrew
on September 10th, 2015
Hi Noel. The replacement handle for the Heavy Duty hoe is €12.50 plus our standard delivery rate of €3.95. I include the link to the relevant page. https://www.quickcrop.ie/product/replacement-handle-for-chillington-hoes You will need to choose the Heavy Duty handle using the selector above the add to cart button. I hope this helps. Andrew

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All Standard Quickcrop Deliveries only €3.95, heavy goods deliveries only €9.95.

All our deliveries are only €3.95 no matter how many products we deliver anywhere in Ireland. For heavy items like ponds or furniture we charge only €9.95 per complete order. We also deliver to the UK and other European countries, please see our delivery rates below. Our flat delivery rate is an absolute bargain and is far cheaper than any of our competitors, please take this into account when comparing product prices.


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Where do we deliver to?
We deliver nationwide to the island of Ireland, the U.K., Austria, Benelux Countries, France, Germany and Switzerland. Please see our delivery rates below:

€3.95 - The Island of Ireland

€12.95 - The United Kingdom (Highlands and Islands may incur a surcharge, please contact us on 353 1524 0884 for details)

€14.95 - Austria, Belguim, The Netherlands, Luxembourg, Denmark, France, Germany, Switzerland.

How long does it take?
Stock permitting we aim to dispatch your goods within 2 working days of receiving your order. The average time taken from order to delivery is 2 - 3 days for Irish and UK orders, and up to 8 working days for other European destinations.

What If I'm not in at time of delivery?
The driver will leave a note with the depot contact number. Delivery can be arranged for the next day or a later date.

I'm ordering several items, do they all arrive at the same time?
All items dispatched at the same time will normally be delivered in one delivery. The exceptions are bulk bags of soil or compost which comes in a separate delivery using a different delivery company.

What if my parcel is damaged or I wish to return the goods I have ordered?
Contact our office on 01 524 0884 and we will arrange collection and refund or replacement of faulty or damaged goods.

If you wish to return goods for any reason other than damaged or faulty items please return the item to us at the following address and we will organise a refund. Goods must be undamaged and in their original packaging. Please take care when parceling returned goods to ensure it reaches us in good condition.

Our returns address is: Quickcrop ltd., Unit 4, Ballymote Industrial Estate, Ballymote, Co.Sligo.


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