Meadow Creature Broadfork

4.5 star rating   4.7 / 5.0   ( 198 reviews )

Unbreakable model with a Satisfaction Guarantee. Turn and aerate even the toughest soil without heavy lifting.

Unbreakable broadfork made by Meadow Creature


Standard: $ 268

12" tines, 46" handles, 19" wide, 15 lbs

Tall: $ 289

14" tines, 50" handles, 20" wide, 22 lbs

In stock. Estimated delivery: 4-5 business days.

Free shipping within continental US.

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Which model should I buy?

4.5 star rating

"Makes back breaking work simple. Worth every penny, and eco-friendly"


  Literally unbreakable

Made of unbreakable steel alloy with no mechanical connections to ever come loose. You’ll never have to buy another broadfork again or get frustrated about its parts breaking off.

  Turn and aerate soil without heavy lifting

Lets you tear through the toughest sods and soils, then turn and sift them with minimum effort. Perfect for deep-aeration of garden beds.

  Full warranty

The manufacturer provides a full warranty of this tool. If you damage this broadfork while using it as intended, they will either replace it or refund you its purchase price.

US flag    Made in the USA

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Customer Reviews of the Broadfork

5 star rating

"The broadfork is exceptionally durable. I find it a good workout and doing a great job at aerating my clay soil. I am confident it will outlast me and be put to good use by others years from now."

4.5 star rating

"We recently purchased a hillside home with rocky, heavy clay soil that has never been worked. After research, I chose the standard Meadow Creature Broadfork. It is one of the best purchases I've ever made and well-worth the money. I am a female in my mid-sixties and was amazed at how easy it was to break up and aerate a large area. My soil is so hard that I could only drive the broadfork in a few inches by standing, bouncing and rocking, but I was able to break up the soil quickly and easily by stepping back off the broadfork and using my arms to rock the handles back and forth. With every rocking movement, which was easy to do, the tines would sink deeper into the ground. No pain or soreness even after working a 400 sq. ft. area. I highly recommend!

5 star rating

"From all of the research I've done over the course of a month previous to purchasing this company's broadfork, I have to say that this company's product is without a doubt the best one on the market. It's durable, well made and well designed. If you're looking for a tool to manually loosen the soil in your garden then this is the one. And best of all it's made in the USA. Thanks for making such great well-made products."

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How to decide which model to buy

Size comparison of Meadow Creature broadforks

Choose between the Standard and Tall broadfork models based on your height.

If you are less than 5' 8" tall, we recommend using the Standard model. Otherwise, use the Tall model, which is also best suited for softer soil that can handle deeper aeration. You can successfully use either one, but the recommended size will be easier on your muscles.

For commercial growers who have to maintain large areas of existing garden beds, we recommend using the Standard model, because it’s 30% lighter and easier to carry around and use for longer periods.

See the table below for the dimensions of each model, and the weight difference.

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Dimensions and Weights

Weight Tine
Standard 59" 15 lb 12" 46"
Tall 65" 22 lb 14" 50"

Grab this unbreakable broadfork today

Unbreakable broadfork made by Meadow Creature

The light, cheap broadforks are doomed to bend and break whenever they encounter roots, rocks and tough soil. Get this unbreakable broadfork and enjoy working in your garden without worrying that it’s ever going to break.

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How to use a Broadfork


The original and primary purpose of this tool is to loosen and aerate the soil deeper than tillers could reach. Only with the creation of the unbreakable model for sale here did its usage expand to turning sod and breaking compacted soils.

We do also have a custom broadfork that can be used for harvesting root crops, like potatoes. See our Adjustable Broadfork here.

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Instructions for Aerating the Soil:

When using a broad fork, or U-bar digger, to aerate your garden soil it is only necessary to loosen it enough to temporarily create air passages down into the soil. You do not need to turn the soil over, or to sweep the tines completely up through the soil.

  1. Push the tines into the soil. Even part way is OK.
  2. Tilt the handles partly back towards you, about 45 degrees.
  3. Halt. Keep the handles in this position.
  4. Slide the tines out by stepping backwards and dragging them out.
  5. Pull the broadfork backwards about 8", then repeat from Step 1

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Note that with this method you do not have to lift the heavy tool. Just drag it out of the soil, then backwards along the soil surface about 8 inches. This makes aerating fast, efficient, and safer on your back muscles. For a great example, see the short video above from JM Fortier of "The Market Gardener" fame. It shows good technique for deeply aerating soil immediately after roto-tilling.

Instructions for Turning Sod:*

*only with the Unbreakable Broadfork - this will bend other brands

The Meadow Creature broad fork tool can turn sod into growing space by "plowing". This involves ripping loose a chunk of sod and turning it upside down to kill the grass.

  1. Sink the tines deep into the soil.
  2. Step slightly back and begin pulling the handles towards you.
  3. Step farther back and press the handles all the way to the ground.
  4. Hold the handle down with your foot. Lift and flip the section of sod with your hands.
  5. Drag the tool out from under the flipped sod.
  6. Repeat from Step 1 with the tines about 10" farther back.

Turning sod with broadfork - Step 1 Turning sod - Step 2 Turning sod with a U bar digger - Step 3 Plowing sod with a U bar digger - Step 4

These pictures are from a best broadfork comparison done by Jesse of Rough Draft Farm who operates a CSA in Versailles and Danville KY

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