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Thought that was a big ass mouse trap at first
I suppose, after going over the field with that fork, you could create another fork, with closer together tines to break up the ground even more finely.
…or just buy/borrow/rent a tiller.
so is this like, a manual rototiller, or ?
I read the title as Breadfork, and was thoroughly confused for a minute.
I see that it’s a thing but WHY is it a thing?
Great until you get a rock about the spacing of the tines.
nice. looks easy on the back. More of an exercise. The perfect tool.
Is it legal to convert to full auto?
I’d like to see an assault broadfork here. With a silencer.
No one needs a fully semi automatic broad fork! Think of the children!
NO ONE should have access to a fully semi automatic broadfork.
I’m struggling to understand how this is anything except fully manual. There are no motors, mechanisms, or even springs. A hinge now counts as semi-automatic? Every door in my house is semi-automatic? Cabinet doors? Semi-automatic.
A very quick google reveals these can get pretty expensive. Why not just add another 150$ and buy a tiller? What’s the advantage here?
Rototillers can cause hardpan below the reach of the tines after repeated tilling, which can act as a barrier to roots. Broadforks are better at aerating without causing soil compaction or hardpan.
This is the worst shovel I’ve ever seen.
Vertical tillage is so hot right now in agriculture. Interesting,how you are demonstrating a modern style tillage with an ancient tool.
From a soil perspective this is superior to horizontal/ conventional tillage (cultivator, disc or rototiller) as it doesn’t leave a densely compacted layer right under the tilled soil. This makes it easier for roots to penetrate and water to percolate through.
I’m semi automatic
Cool but that seems like a lot of work. Wouldn’t it be multiple times easier to just to rent a rototiller?
I thought the title said ‘breadfork’ and I was very confused….
Apparently It can be operated by half a person
“semi auto” is probably is the wrong term “dual action” might be better. This unit slows the bed to be ready for planting in one pass by breaking the clods up on the second set of tines. Otherwise you would have to use some other means to break up the soil soft enough to to plant into.
• this seems really labour intensive • a tiller (or tractor?) could’ve easily been used
Doesnt seem to go too deep tho, and i doubt its usable after a dry period
Cool…except it really disrupts the top soil. A broadfork is to loosen up the soil at least 4-6 inches deep, but you wiggle the fork back and forth to open it up. You don’t want to dig it up.
Perhaps I’m mistaken and this fellow is working on a different project that requires the soil to be broken up, but for gardening, this is a big no no.
That’s cute, would NEVER work here in CT. you’d make it maybe half an inch before hitting huge amounts of stone or bedrock. Yea its a blast doing fencing.
LPT for college students (high schoolers, too, I suppose): Start quietly *and* gradually putting your things away one at a time around 10 or so minutes before and leave out only a small notebook and pen. Stash the backpack under your desk between your feet and continue taking any last-minute notes until bell sounds.
This way you can focus in those last few minutes of lecture and still be ready to leave. It also doesn’t trigger educators who have this particular pet-peeve because it isn’t the last minute rustle-hustle that distracts from the end of lecture. Win-win. Then just staple or re-type the notes to wherever it is you keep notes. Worked for me 10 tears. Spent a lot of time in classrooms and lecture and never once got singled out or heckled for irritating the teacher/professor.
Edit: Lol commented in wrong sub, oh well. I’m leaving it.
Or as Diane Feinstein would call it, “fully semi-automatic broadfork”.
That looks like an assault broad fork to me.
fuck that, i’m renting a rototiller
Now plant some weed
that is beautiful
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