Posted: 4th March 2013
American made. Reused materials. These four words describe one of your favorite trail building tools. Strong, relentless, tenacious, and aggressive could be four more words to describe your Rogue Hoe.
Manufactured in Munden, Kansas by Pro Hoe, Rogue Hoe tools are a piece of Americana to be held in your hands. The head of your tool is made from a used plowing disc from the farms of Kansas, Nebraska, and Iowa. Digging trail will seem like a treat to a piece of metal that tilled the soil of the same land over and over, year after year.
The folks at the factory begin the process by grinding the cutting edge onto the dull, oxidized disc.
The second step is to use a plasma cutter to cookie cutter the tool heads out of the disc.
After the heads are cut, they are placed in a polisher to remove any oxidation that may have occurred since the last field the disc plowed.
After all the rust is gone, the heads are welded together, the edges cleaned up, and a 50 grit grind to finish the edge.
The heads are then taken up stairs to be paired up with a handle.
Keeping track of production.
The Tools for Trails order heads out the door.
Here is a link to more photos of the Tools for Trails visit to the Rogue Hoe factory.