The broad fork is a specialised tool for re-working existing garden beds allowing deep cultivation of the soil without excessive mixing or damage to the soil profile. It features a heavy duty tubular frame which supports five or seven large forged tines, each 100 mm apart and 250 mm long. By standing on the cross bar, the operator drives the tines deep into the soil. Then stepping back off the cross bar, you lean back pulling on both handles to draw the tines through the soil profile. Both operations use the body weight to power the movement of the tool. The handles are 1300mm x 38mm Spotted gum, for strength and comfort. The handles are 500 or 700 mm apart, while the tine working distance is 400 or 600 mm. The tines are forged to give a splayed working end, heat treated for strength, then sharpened for easy soil penetration.