Broadfork Garden Tool

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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.



  • Light Weight - 14 lbs. - 6.4kg
  • Strength - through the crossbar tine mounting – 1045 tine steel
  • Round tines – lift soil unlike flat blade tines
  • 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



  • Overall Height - 57"
  • Handle Length - 48"
  • Width at widest point - 21"
  • Width (outside tine to tine) - 17 1/2"
  • Tine Length - 9 1/4"
  • Tine Diameter - 5/8"
  • Weight - 14 lbs


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4 Reviews

  • 5

    Posted by Lynne on 27th Feb 2023

    Breaks up ground perfectly. Heavy duty and easy to use.

  • 5
    Wonderful tool!

    Posted by Gloria on 4th Jun 2022

    I am very pleased with this broadfork. I am 68 and wanted something to make weeding between the rows easier. I cannot believe how quick and easy it is to use. I saw it a couple of years ago but kept thinking I didn't really need it--definitely wish I had bought it then. It makes quick work of long roots and stolons. And it takes much longer for the weeds to grow back.

  • 5
    This is a FANTASTIC broadfork!

    Posted by Janell Johnson on 2nd May 2022

    After I purchased a broadfork from a DIFFERENT company and used it in my raised bed no-till garden with very few rocks and soft earth, and after only two passes over the rows, the number 2 and 4 tines had twisted into pretzel shapes, I returned that fork and began researching higher-quality broadforks. I came across the COBRAHEAD and was immediately impressed with the 1/2" tines and the sturdy construction. I ordered it, and though there was delay in shipping due to illness at the manufacturing facility, it was definitely worth the wait. This fork is almost indestructible. I've done multiple flowerbeds, my raised garden rows, and broken up a grass-thatched strawberry bed. It hasn't even flinched! I'm very happy with the product, the quality, and the service from the company. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this tool.

  • 5

    Posted by Sharon Beasley on 20th Feb 2019

    I received my broadfork last fall (2018), but only lately (in February 2019 ) have been able to use it in preparation for spring. I am 71, but in good health; however, I was worried the weight might wear me out in 10 minutes as I lifted and inserted it around the garden area. I used it for about an hour and it was much easier to use for the extended time than I anticipated. It was my first vigorous workout in the garden since last fall. I was sore the next morning, but it didn't last long. It was a good kind of sore you get after using lazy muscles. The soil was pretty moist and I have no rocks so it went very well. I think it was less tiring than using a shovel as I usually do when the vegetable garden has been invaded by weeds. As I like gardening activities for exercise, I think the broadfork is excellent as it uses muscles or arms, shoulders, back and legs although I need to alternate legs to keep them equally exercised. There are less expensive broadforks online, but in reading reviews of some of them, they aren't all made well. I don't think I will be having a problem with this one failing as long as I don't leave it outside to ruin the wooden handles. I loved using it.