Broad Fork

product status: 4th Annual Manufacture Run

Heavy Duty Broad Fork

Broad Fork

Heavy duty ergonomically designed tool excellent for aerating, improving and deepening garden bed soil conditions.


Design Evolution


Design has resorted back to using a tube for the tine bar. See the video below for more details.

Also I'll be sharing drawings soon, just in case you want to make your own broad fork.


A design change to the main tine bar to improve the strength and durability of these Broad Forks has been made. Due to the two reported tines that have broken off from the first batch of broad forks, a decision has been made to change the Tine Bar from square tubing to angle iron. This provides a few advantages over square tube including having a much greater weld area on two sides to virtually eliminate this from occurring again.

All future Broad Forks that we make will use this modification. (cancel this statement 2022)

Product History


Don't let this odd looking tool fool you. This is not your standard everyday Broad Fork and it does its job really well.

This Broad Fork is excellent for low-impact garden bed soil preparation, conditioning, aeration and also can be used for harvesting of root vegetables. It is based on a design developed by John Jeavons with Stanford University Students as published and offered for anyone to use in Mother Earth News Catalogue 1980. This design has several ergonomic advantages over other common broad fork designs out there and effectively reduces the effort and strains on the body permitting preparing more soil in less time.






Standard Models

Different gardens beds, different soil conditions, different folks, different forks. We have four standard models to choose from.

All units have a standard tine spacing of 4" . This has proven to be the most effective. All forks can come with less tines to allow for narrower garden beds.

The larger models have adjustable feet which provides a lever fulcrum allowing lifting the tines clear from the ground easing the process of tilling your soil.

Take a look below to choose which one is right for you. Standard dimensions are listed and common custom are in (parenthesis).

Heavy Duty


Sketch of 32 inch Wide BroadFork

The handles, lifts and tine bar are all 0.100" thick steel tubing, this is a heavy tool built for years of heavy work.

  • Width: 32" (28")
  • Tines 3/8": 9(8,7) @ 18"(16",14") long
  • Handles .100": 60"
  • Weight: 45 lbs

Light Duty


Sketch of 28 inch Wide BroadFork

The handles and lifts are made from lighter tubing, .063" while the tine bar is still 0.100" thick steel tubing, this fork is similar to the heavy duty but slightly smaller and almost 10 lbs lighter.

  • Width: 28" (24", 20")
  • Tines 3/8": 8(7,6) @ 18"(16",14") long
  • Handles .063": 56"
  • Weight: 31 lbs



Sketch of 20 inch Wide BroadFork

This model does not have the adjustable pivot feet, but does have the lifting handles to help with handling. An affordable fork suitable for smaller gardens.

  • Width: 20" (16")
  • Tines 3/8": 6(5) @ 16"(14") long
  • Handles .063": 48"
  • Weight: 20 lbs

Terra Mini


Sketch of 12 inch Wide BroadFork

Our smallest model able to get in and around gardens with small spaces.

  • Width: 12" (14")
  • Tines 1/4": 8(7,6) @ 18"(16",14") long
  • Handles .063": 42"
  • Weight: 15 lbs

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You can email your Purchase Order for delivery in March, or contact by phone or mail to place your order.

Broad Fork - Information - Order Form (pdf)

8630 Lory rd. Black Creek, BC, V9J 1B8
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