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http://www.easydigging.com/broadfork.html
I have used mine to break up compacted soils and lever glacial boulders the size of large watermelons out of the soil. These things are tough.
 
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This looks very similar to the Meadow Creature one (which I bought and love).
Next to my grub hoe (from easydigging.com, natch) it's my favorite garden tool.
 
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That is what I want!!! And then the price scares me
But considering it would take half the time to prepare the beds and half the time to lift roots crops.
I really should work up the nerve to buy one.
 
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This looks very similar to the Meadow Creature one

 It is the meadow creature one, also known as the Vashon Broadfork.  The logo is part way down the page in the link.   I would love to have someone in Vashon bring one of these up to me.  The shipping is crazy expensive outside of the continental U.S..
 
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Bret Mayo wrote:http://www.easydigging.com/broadfork.html
I have used mine to break up compacted soils and lever glacial boulders the size of large watermelons out of the soil.  These things are tough.



Did you go with the 12" or the 14"? I am thinking the smaller one for convenience and so my wife can use it as well but I didn't know if there was a significant difference in what one can accomplish with the 12".
 
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Patrick Edwards wrote:

Bret Mayo wrote:http://www.easydigging.com/broadfork.html
I have used mine to break up compacted soils and lever glacial boulders the size of large watermelons out of the soil.  These things are tough.



Did you go with the 12" or the 14"? I am thinking the smaller one for convenience and so my wife can use it as well but I didn't know if there was a significant difference in what one can accomplish with the 12".



I don't remember, to be honest.  I think that the 12" one would work just as nicely as the 14" for what I do with it.  Plus, the 12" is overall lighter, so easier to lug between beds and such.  If I had the two side-by-side and was breaking compacted soil, I don't know if an extra 2" of penetration would gain me much, assuming I had the strength and weight to make it work after I got it into the soil.
 
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Yeah. That was kind of my thinking as well. Think Imma go order me one today.
 
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I'll add another strong endorsement for the Meadow Creature broadfork. We have the People's Broadfork, which I think is the 12" one. We are in the Ozarks where the soil is studded with limestone, on a rocky ridge. I have been using my broadfork hard for three years and it is still going strong. In addition to using it for tillage, I have employed it to tear out clumps of pampas grass (which have those really tough stump-type root layers) and even for demo work on a timber retaining wall. Although it is a heavy tool, it's not too big for my very petite wife to use. I'm a fan.
 
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