Broadforks allow you to break up soil compaction in established beds while leaving beneficial organisms and soil structure intact. A great choice for minimal tillage operations, they also help to improve soil structure over time. Based on our standard round-tine 727 Broadfork design, hardpan models are made with heavy-duty 1/4" plate steel tines that are approximately 10 1/2" long and spaced every 4" to better penetrate rocky and compacted soils. Our updated design features front-mounted tines for better leverage and the same strong, 48" oiled ashwood handles as our traditional broadforks. Once soil is loosened over time, switch to a traditional broadfork for maintenance. 15 lbs. Overall width: 31". Developed in conjunction with Eliot Coleman.