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Valley Oak 4-Tine Narrow Steel Broadfork

Valley Oak 4-Tine Narrow Steel Broadfork

$185.00

Item # VO022

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  • Handle fits most women

    Handle fits most womenHandle fits most women's hands &/or incorporates ergonomic features

  • Ergonomic

    ErgonomicErgonomic - Scientifically designed to increase comfort & ease of use, reduce injury or pain

  • Superior function

    Superior functionSuperior function - a universally great tool

  • Made in the U.S.A.

Valley Oak 4-Tine Narrow Steel Broadfork

After receiving numerous requests for a broadfork that's fit for a hard-working woman, we're pleased to offer the Valley Oak 4-Tine Narrow Steel Broadfork. This U.S.-made broadfork is built to last, and its 20" width is a good fit for the shoulder span of most women. Its four 1/4" alloy steel tines make the fork easier to push into the ground than 5-tine broadforks, and its thin-wall extra-strong chromoly steel handles are lighter weight, making it easier to work with over longer periods.

Valley Oak Tools, the California company that also makes the superior wheel hoe we sell, is known for high quality, attention to detail and superior functionality. Hence, the Valley Oak broadfork also includes these features:

  • a 1 1/2" square treadbar that is more comfortable and easier to balance on than the rounded ones on many broadforks
  • reinforcements in places where other broadforks bend or break
  • tines angled in a way that makes it easier to stay balanced when stepping on the treadbar, and shaped for better soil penetration and lighter overall weight without sacrificing durability
  • rounded off edges, sandblasting and powder coating for a comfortable look and feel

Valley Oak's broad forks are guaranteed to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for the life of the tool under normal wear and tear.

Why use a broadfork?

Broadforks are used for breaking up and aerating soil and improving drainage. They're a great tool for a no-till system, avoiding the over-processing / soil damage caused by traditional rototillers.

Note: The Valley Oak broadfork ships direct from California via FedEx SmartPost, for a flat shipping rate of $35.

Valley Oak 4-Tine Narrow Steel Broadfork

  • Weight: 14.5 pounds
  • Width: 20 inches
  • Total length: 60"
  • Handle length: 48"
  • Material: Steel
  • Tines: 12 inches long, 5 inches apart
  • Made in USA

Valley Oak 4-Tine Narrow Steel Broadfork Reviews

"EASY FOR PETITE WOMAN. I was skeptical that this would work for a 5'1", 101-lb. woman, but it sure did. Easy to use and does a great job lifting the soil. Thanks for a terrific product." -- Laurelei, on Valley Oak website, April 11, 2015

About Valley Oak

Organic vegetable farmer David Grau started Valley Oak Tool Co. in 1990 in Chico, CA, where the company's wheel hoes and broadforks are made by hand. In 1987, David had purchased a European-made wheel hoe that "worked amazingly well" but started to fall apart after just a year's use. "I kept thinking about how to make a sturdier wheel hoe that stood up to farm use. By 1990, I made one and it worked well, so I made ten and started selling them. I’ve been at it ever since," David says.

Valley Oak's goal is a simple one: "to provide tools for organic farmers to make their work easier." The results are tools that are intuitive, high quality, user-friendly and highly efficient and effective. David pays attention to detail -- every detail -- and works continually to improve Valley Oak's tools. So while the wheel hoe's been around since 1990 -- and in our opinion and those of many of our customers is the best on the market -- it's still evolving. The company introduced its broadforks in 2010 and, like the wheel hoe, they started strong and have benefited from significant improvements since.

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