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Broadfork Information - Valley Oak Tool Company Broadforks

The Valley Oak Tools steel broadfork combines superior materials, improved design, and attention to detail that you just don't find in other garden tools.
5 Tine Broadfork in Garden
The Materials:  Our broadforks are constructed with 1/4" alloy steel tines and offer thin-wall extra-strong chromoly steel handles that are light enough to lug around all day.
The Design:  Our square treadbar is much more comfortable to work with than the rounded ones you can find elsewhere.  The angle of the tines is slightly reduced, making it easier to balance when stepping
on the treadbar.  The shape of the tine itself has been sculpted for better soil penetration and lighter overall weight without sacrificing durability.
The Attention to Detail:  We round off all sharp edges;  The tools are sandblasted and powder coated for a comfortable look and feel.

What about our Satisfaction Guarantee?

Each Valley Oak Tool is guaranteed to be free from defects in material and workmanship for five years.  We also give a 6 month full refund on products in new condition.  -- FOR ANY REASON.  Don't like it?  Send it back.  We've had this policy for several years and rarely get a return, because our customers  are thrilled with these tools. Read our return policy here.
4 Tine steel broadfork in the garden.


Why do serious gardeners love our broadfork?

  • 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.

  • Weighted and balanced for all-day use — We designed the Valley Oak Broadfork to strike the ideal balance between ground-breaking efficiency and all-day ease of use.
  • 12" Long tines — This is the perfect length for aerating your garden soil. Tines longer than 12" make the tool difficult to use for prolonged periods and for average-size gardeners.

  • 1½" Square treadbar — Round steel is very slippery, especially when wet. A square treadbar creates amore stable place for you to stand and 1½" is plenty wide for your feet to be comfortable and secure.
  • Balanced design, stout handles, reinforced tines, and a wider treadbar — We make a tool that is simple to use, extremely durable, totally reliable, and easy on your body.

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

  • No assembly required — Your broadfork will arrive as a single unit (in the Contiguous U.S.). It is ready to go to work, right out of the box.

  • Made in the U.S.A. — Hand made in our shop in Chico, CA

We mainly sell and make 5-Tine Valley Oak Tool Broadforks. We occasionally sell a few 7-Tine Harvest Broadforks that are usually by request so we make a few extra.

In the past we have also made 4-Tine Broadforks and the narrow version of the 4-Tine Broadfork that you may notice we use in some of our photos and videos.


Have more questions?

Read our Broadfork Comparison Chart

Consult our Frequently Asked Questions page

or Contact Us today! 530-342-6188,


What our customers are saying

"We have hard packed clay soil with a lot of rock, which makes it very difficult to initially break ground as my wife and I are each under 150 pounds. But after the first time it gets better. It works amazingly well in our established beds. We even used it last weekend to remove sod and establish a garden space in my daughter's back yard. We love it!"
Erik Brown

"I was not sure how this tool was going to perform in my clay soil. It was awesome. I would definitely recommend this tool to anyone. It is well worth the money. It is well made and will last many years."
Darrin Gainer

Read more Broadfork Reviews or see the Valley Oak Broadfork in action on the Broadfork Videos page.

Valley Oak Broadforks