A broadfork, also known as a grelinette, is an essential tool for small-scale farming and gardening using a no-till approach to soil preparation. The broadfork lifts and aerates soil without shredding it as a motorized tiller does. Broadforks are also excellent for heavy duty weeding, and they can be an assist for harvesting root crops.
The CobraHead Broadfork is produced by Structures Co., Inc., of Cambridge, Wisconsin. The design is a joint effort between Noel Valdes of CobraHead and Craig Carpenter of Structures Co. The fork uses a traditional European broadfork design but with a unique tine mounting system where the tines are mounted through the cross bar instead of being welded to the outside of the crossbar. The 5/8" (15.9mm) tines are made of 1045 carbon steel, a strong steel with excellent resistance to bending.
Benefits Light Weight - 14 lbs. - 6.4kg Strength - through the crossbar tine mounting – 1045 tine steel Round tines – lift soil unlike flat blade tine Easier cleanup than outside mounted or flat tines Optimally curved tines – penetrate tough soils Ash Handles - great to work with Traditional U-design - highly ergonomic