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Heavy-Built Broadfork
I have not used a tiller in my garden for the last 5 years, ever since I made my own broadfork, says Gary Boor, Osseo, Wis. It worked so well my sister and brother each wanted one. I decided to make a few extras to see if anybody else would want one.
  The fork is 58 in. tall and 20 in. wide. The teeth are diamond-shaped for more strength and less weight, and are 12 in. in length. Theyre welded in place so that the welds double as a foot grip. The one-piece handle is the first one Ive ever seen on a broadfork and it really gives it a lot of extra strength. The top crossbar is curved forward so its in front of the user when standing on the fork and working it into the ground. It allows the user to fully grasp the fork comfortably at any angle from vertical to horizontal.
  The fork weighs between 21 and 22 lbs. and will work the soil 12 in. deep, which is deeper than most tillers. Its also easier on earthworms.
  I use it on 3 garden plots that are 25 by 50-ft. each. They sell for $150 each plus shipping.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Gary Boor, W14277 Melby Rd., Osseo, Wis. 54758 (ph 715 983-2176).

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2014 - Volume #38, Issue #2