Meadow Creature Broadfork

  4.6 / 5.0   ( 114 reviews )

Unbreakable model with a lifetime warranty. Turn and aerate even the toughest soil without heavy lifting.

Unbreakable broadfork made by Meadow Creature

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Woman pulling handles of garden broadfork
Size comparison of Meadow Creature broadforks
Choose model based on your height.
Which model should I buy?

 

Standard: $ 249

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

Tall: $ 268

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

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

Free shipping within continental US.


Which model should I buy?

"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.

  Lifetime warranty

Lifetime manufacturer's warranty to the original purchaser. If you damage this broadfork while using it as intended, we will either replace it or refund you its purchase price.

   Made in the USA

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Customer Reviews of the Broadfork

"This tool is the real deal. A simple yet powerful workhorse. Once you get your hands on it you will then understand the lifetime guarantee."

"I purchased the best broad fork for turning ground. The ordering was easy, the shipping was quick, and the product is awesome and virtually indestructible. My goal was to be able to till fresh ground without a gas engine. This tool was exactly what the gardener ordered. I am tired of the flimsy tools offered by Home Depot and Lowes. I want something that I can pass down to the next gardener. Thank you EasyDigging!!"

"Other than the fact that I wish they weren't so expensive, the meadow creature broadfork is the BEST garden tool I have ever bought! It is much easier to use in my raised beds, because it does not throw soil everywhere, like my tiller. So, I am now selling my tiller (which will actually help offset the purchase price of the broad fork). Also, I just used it on packed clay for a friend and it was amazing! It might also be helpful to note that I am 68 years old and find it quite easy to use."

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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

    Total
Height
Weight Tine
Length
Handle
Length
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.


 


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

Also see our related articles on:

Why aerate soil with a broadfork?

How to loosen and improve clay soil

Are wood or steel broadfork handles better?


If you are a market gardener, CSA grower, or keep a large garden, be sure to also see the Wheel Hoe Buying Guide to help you select equipment that will reduce your weeding and cultivation hours. And do read through the Garden Seeder Buying Guide to learn your options for quickly planting with either a walk-behind seeder, or a simple jab planter.

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