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Chillington Heavy Duty Hoe or Digging Azada With Handle

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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 Pat Sunderam
on September 07th, 2017
Can you please tell me what material the chillington azada is made from ?
Answered by Andrew
on September 07th, 2017
The head is made of steel and the handle is Ash.
Asked By Jane serwanga
on March 27th, 2017
I need to orderdchillington heavy hoe or azada
Answered by Andrew
on March 27th, 2017
Hi Jane. You can order a heavy duty hoe on our site or call me in the office on 01788 298 795, I would be delighted to process your order for you.
Asked By R. Carroll
on December 01st, 2016
can the head be bought seperatly?
Answered by Andrew
on December 02nd, 2016
I am afraid we only presently sell the handles separately but there is no reason why we couldn't supply the head separately. I will get them on the website as a separate item in the next week or so.
Asked By Roger
on April 06th, 2016
Do you need to use hammer wedges to fix the handle to the blade? Thank you.
Answered by Andrew
on April 11th, 2016
Hi Rodger It depends on the width of the end of the stock but sometime it is required to use hammer wedges to achieve a tight fit on the blade.
Asked By Max
on August 27th, 2015
What is the diameter of the hole and what kind of wood is the handle made from? Is it tapered or flat? thanks
Answered by Andrew
on August 27th, 2015
Hi Max. The diameter of the hole is 33mm. The handle is tapered from 33mm to 40mm. The wood used is Hickory.
Asked By David Hills
on April 17th, 2015
How long is the handle on the heavy duty Azada?
Answered by Andrew
on May 08th, 2015
Handle is 120 cm (47.5 in) long

All UK Standard Deliveries only £3.95, heavy orders only £9.95.

All our UK deliveries are only £3.95 no matter how many products we deliver anywhere in mainland UK. For heavy items like ponds or garden furniture we charge only £9.95 per complete order. We also deliver to other countries in Europe, please see our rates below.

Our delivery fee 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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Heavy goods deliveries
For heavy pond or garden furniture deliveries we charge an extra £4.00 to our standard delivery rate. Our rates below are our standard rates, please add £4.00 for heavy goods. All delivery rates are automatically added to your order when you add a product to your cart.

Where do we deliver to?
We deliver nationwide to the UK, the island of Ireland, Austria, Benelux Countries, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden and Switzerland. Please see our delivery rates below:

£3.95 - The United Kingdom and Island of Ireland (Highlands and Islands may incur a surcharge, please contact us on 0044 1788 298 795 for details)

£9.95 - Austria, Belguim, The Netherlands, Luxembourg, Denmark, France, Germany, Switzerland.

£19.95 - Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden.

£24.95 - Finland, Norway, Portugal, Spain.


How long does delivery take?
Stock permitting we aim to dispatch your goods within 1 - 2 working days of receiving your order. The average time taken from order to delivery is 3 - 4 days in the UK and Ireland, and up to 6/7 working days for France, Germany and the Benelux countries.

Can I track the parcel myself?
When the order has been dispatched we will provide you with a tracking number for your shipment, you will be able to log on to the relevant couriers website and see where your parcel is at any time. You can also call the office on 01788 298 795 or email info@quickcrop.co.uk if you need more information.

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. The driver will not leave the parcel without a signature however they can leave your parcel with a neighbour if instructed to do so in our notes section at the checkout stage on the website. If your order is for Raised beds or Ponds it will be delivered by Tuffnells carriers and they do not require a signature for the delivery. They will leave your order in a safe place and put a note in your door telling you where it is (typically down the side of the house or around the back)

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 01788 298 795 and we will arrange collection and refund or replacement of faulty or damaged goods free of charge. We have a 'no quibble' policy on damages and will replace immediately once we receive an emailed photo of the damaged item.

If you wish to return an undamaged item for any reason we do charge a collection fee which may vary depending on the number of parcels, each case is different so please call us to arrange. We promise to keep returns fees fair and as low as possible. To arrange a return please contact our sales team on 01788 298 795

Quickcrop Returns Policy

Great customer service is what we are all about. You will never have to worry about damages, the item not being as expected or simply deciding you don’t want the item and you wish to return it. If you've changed your mind about your purchase, please return it in its original condition with proof of purchase within 35 days of receiving your order and we'll exchange or refund it. We will also refund the standard delivery charge, provided you return the full order. If you're only returning some of the items on your order, then we will only refund the cost of those items. We do not cover the cost of returning the item to our warehouse.

Please note that the goods must be returned in the same condition that they left us so if you have opened your parcel you must ensure it is well enough packed to make it back to us undamaged.

Damaged Goods Returns
If the parcel is visibly damaged upon delivery, Do Not Sign for the Order. After that just email us on quickcrop@gmail.com and we will do the rest. Obviously it is not always possible to spot a damage in that moment of delivery so don’t worry. As soon as you open your parcel if the goods are not as they should be just email us a photo of the issue clearly explaining the problem. We will be back to you within the day with a solution. This is normally to arrange a collection at a time that suits you and arrange for a replacement to be sent out. We have very few damages so we act very quickly. Please note the Photo is important so that we can claim off our couriers.

A Simple Return
So you have decided on receipt of the goods that you simple don’t want them. Again simple. Just email us at quickcrop@gmail.com explaining that we want to return your goods clearly stating your name and your order number. We will arrange for collection on an agreed day. Once the goods arrive back in our warehouse and they have been checked as in the condition they left us we will refund you less 15% of the product value. We won’t even charge you for the collection. Now it doesn’t get any better than that.

European Returns
Customers outside of the UK and Ireland are covered by the damages Returns policy above. If you want to return your goods due to the fact that you no longer want it you simply email us on quickcrop@gmail.com and let us know. You will then need to return your goods to the following address and once it arrives back to us in the condition it left us we will refund you less the 15% restocking charge.

The address for European Returns is:
Quickcrop Ltd – Unit 13 Block A, Flurrybridge Business Park, Lower Foughill Road, Newry, Northern Ireland BT358SQ

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