6.1 Dryland Peg Weeder 6.2 Wheel Hand Hoe
6.3 Cono Weeder 6.4 Self-Propelled Power Weeder




The dry land weeder (peg type) is manually operated weeder suitable for operation between the crop rows. It consists of a roller, which has two mild steel discs joined by mild steel rods. The small diamonds shaped pegs are welded on the rods in a staggered fashion. The complete roller assembly is made of mild steel. The V shaped blade follows the roller assembly and is mounted on the arms.. The height of the blade can be adjusted according to the working depth. The arms are joined to the handle assembly, which is made from thin walled pipes. The height of the handle can also be adjusted according to the requirement of the operator. For removing weeds it is repeatedly pushed and pulled in between the crop rows in the standing position. The diamonds shaped pegs penetrate into the soil and the rolling action pulverize the soil. The blade in the push mode penetrates into the soil and cuts or uproots the weeds.



 Overall length (mm)

Overall width (mm)

Overall height (mm)

Diameter of the peg wheel (mm)

Working width (mm)

Weight (kg)


:      1680

:      590

:      1080

:      220

:      150

:      8-10                                                                                                                                                  TOP


 The weeder is used for removing weeds in vegetable gardens, basins of orchard trees and Vineyard plantations. It is also used for breaking the soil crust and creation of soil mulch.

 Cost of Machine: Rs.800/-




The wheel hand hoe is a widely accepted weeding tool for doing weeding and interculture in row crops. It is a long handled tools operated by pushing and pulling action.  The number of wheel varies from one to two and the diameter depends upon the design. The frame has provision to accommodated different types of soil working tools such as, straight blade, reversible blades, sweeps, V -blade, tine cultivator, pronged hoe, miniature furrower, spike harrow (rake) etc. It can be operated by a single person.  All the soil working components of the tool are made from medium carbon steel and hardened to 40-45 HRC.  For operation, the working depth of the tool and handle height is adjusted and the wheel hoe is operated by repeated push- pull action which allows the soil working components to penetrate into the soil and cut/uproot the weeds in between the crop rows. With this action, the weeds also get buried in the soil.


 Overall length (mm) :

Overall width (mm) :

Overall height (mm) :

Number of tynes :

Wheel diameter (mm) :

Working depth (mm) :

Weight (kg)


:      1400- 1500

 :      450- 500

 :      800- 1000

 :      3 Nos

 :      200- 600

 :      Upto 60

 :      4- 12                                                                                                                                                                  TOP


 It is used for weeding and intercultural operations in vegetables and other crops sown in rows.

 Cost of Machine : Rs.1200/-









The weeder consists of two rotors, float, frame and handle. The rotors are cone frustum in shape, smooth and serrated strips are welded on the surface along its length. The rotors are mounted in tandem with opposite orientation. The float, rotors and handle are joined to the frame. The float controls working depth and does not allow rotor assembly to sink in the puddle. The cono weeder is operated by pushing action. The orientation of rotors create a back and forth movement in the top 3 cm of soil and thus uproots weeds.


Width (mm)                             :            370

Height (mm)                            :            1400

Type                                       :            Manually operated

Weight                                    :            5 to 6

Number of rotors                     :            2

Capacity (ha/day)                    :            0.18

Power Requirement               :            One person                                                                                                                                                                                          TOP


The cono weeder is used to remove weeds between rows of paddy crop efficiently. It is easy to operate and does not sink into the puddle.

 Cost (Rs)  : 1500-2000









It consists of a frame on which tool bar, furrow openers, engine, handles having breaks, clutch and two steel wheels are fixed. It is a self- propelled type power weeder. It is run by 3hp/2.35kw petrol-start, kerosene-run engine. The CIAE self-propelled power weeder is suitable for weeding and intercultural operations in upland row crops like groundnut, maize, soybean, pigeon pea etc. sown at row to row spacing of more than 30 cm. 


Suitability for use in                  :            Sugarcane, Cotton, Maize, Tapioca, Banana,   

                                                             Coconut   etc.

Working width,  mm                    :        350-370

Field Capacity,   (ha/h.)             :                      

i.         Weeding                          :        0.06

ii.       Earthing                           :        0.14

Power source(hp/kW)                 :        3/2.35, engine                                                                                                                                                              TOP


 It is used for weeding and earthing operations in standing crops. The furrow openers can be adjusted as per the row to row distance of the crops for weedeing. It reduces drudgery which is usually observed while doing interculture by manual dibblers.                                               

 Cost (Rs) : 80,000