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Click to compare BroadforksThe 5-Tine Broadfork from Valley Oak Tool easily breaks up and aerates heavily compacted soil 12 inches deep.

Our Broadfork is farm tough, but designed for comfortable all-day use. It features foot-long tines that won't bend even in tough soil, seriously strong ash wood handles that are balanced, and a wide flat treadbar so your feet have a sturdy place to stand.  

This garden tool will last a lifetime. Like all Valley Oak Broadforks, the 5-Tine comes with our Guarantee.

Why Do Serious Gardeners Love Our Broadfork?

1.  ¼” Thick tempered steel tines We've put these tines to the ultimate test. Even in roots, rocks, and clay they're nearly impossible to bend.

2. Weighted & Balanced For All Day Use - We designed the Valley Oak broadfork with the average gardener in mind, we could have made it bigger, but ultimately we wanted you to be able to easily use it all day.

3. 12" Long Tines - The perfect length for aerating your garden soil. Tines longer than 12" make the tool hard to use for average sized gardeners.

4. 1 ½" Wide Square Treadbar - Making a square treadbar (round steel is very slippery, especially in the mud) creates a more stable place for you to stand. 1 1/2" is plenty wide for your feet to be comfortable, secure, & stable

5. Strong Ash Handles 1½" in Diameter - Wood handles are comfortable to use. Wood uneffected by hot and cold, it's easy to grip. (There is a 6 Month Replacement Guarantee on the handles.  After that, replacement handles are available for $15 each, or $25 for a pair, but you'll probably never need them).

6. Balanced design, stout wood handles, reinforced tines, and a wider treadbar - We make a tool that is easy to handle, extremely durable, totally reliable, and far easier on your body to use.

7. Human powered, no smelly fumes, no jolting noise, no pollution, and it saves earthworms.

8. Proudly Made in the U.S.A. - Hand made in our shop in Chico, CA.

What Our Customers Are Saying About This Tool:

The Broadfork saves worms!

 I love it. It's one of the best garden tools I've ever used.  It's really balanced for my body. Thanks for making a good tool. -Todd Dalotto
 
The engineering is superb as is the quality for the materials and workmanship... I wouldn't trade it for anything I've used in the past to work up a seed bed. -Ted Mattson Palmer, Alaska
 
It’s just dandy – I just used it to turn the beds for my potatoes and it worked great. -Jimi Logsdon, Chico, CA
 
Serious gardeners will be pleased with the superb craftsmanship and thought that is so obvious in this tool. I was very impressed with the metal portion: strong thick gussets, sharp robust tines, and a wide hefty stepping platform.  My hard-pan creating, petroleum driven, worm pulverizing mechanized monster has been effectively replaced by this simple tool that maximizes human effort and works with nature… The ease with which one can significantly improve soil composition to a depth of 12" is remarkable.  -Lucas Smith, Boone, NC
 
Dimensions: 
Height: 60"
Weight: 17 pounds
Width: 23"
 

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  1. Excellent !

    Posted by Sharon on 4th Dec 2013

    I decided to go with the broadfork over a rototiller for a few reasons.

    First off, we have a mix of clay and shale, and I know from previously experience that the rototiller has a hard time of it, especially if there are weeds present. The clay clogs up the tines something fierce.

    Secondly, I wanted something with few moving parts, and the broadfork fits that bill. After some hard work with it, I can see the only thing I may ever need to do is replace the handles, but they held up through the abuse I put them through this year.

    Thirdly, this causes less harm to the environment than a motorized option.

  2. I like it!

    Posted by Harl Myers on 27th Aug 2012

    I did a garden plot that is new this year. True the sod was dead and had been turned over by a small plow a month before. However the plow probably only went 4 inches deep. I did the 32 by 38 foot plot in 2 days working in the cool part of the day. I did 3 rows with it and then raked it down and planted my cover crop, (Rye). Then did another 3 rows. It is work, but I am 63 and it was not that bad. I could listen to the ipod while I worked and it made the time go by pretty quick.

    I have a bunch of evergreen bushes to remove and think this will come in handy at that time as well.

  3. VERY well made!

    Posted by Garth Mudge on 21st Apr 2012

    The handles fit very tight and did not break while lifting a willow tree. I found and removed those rocks that I could hear the rotovator hitting. BIG rocks WAY down in the soil and the gusseted tines did not bend! I'm sure it will hold up a long time. Looking forward to working over the whole garden.

  4. Excellent product!

    Posted by Pam in east Tennessee on 16th Mar 2012

    I purchased the 5 Tine Broadfork in January 2012. This has become my favorite garden tool. The Broadfork is very well made, handles are easy to attach and it is well balanced and actually fun to use. The Broadfork is earth and earthworm friendly because no gasoline is required for operation and there are no bits and pieces of dead earthworms. This product should actually be rated TEN stars....best garden purchase ever!

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