Sneeboer Long Handled Fork and Mattock
Occasionally the garden requires some heavy work in difficult conditions so step forward the the Sneeboer Long Handled Fork and Mattock; tough enough to cope with almost all soil types and situations...More information
Occasionally the garden requires some heavy work in difficult conditions so step forward the the Sneeboer Long Handled Fork and Mattock; tough enough to cope with almost all soil types and situations.
This ingenious Sneeboer design pairs a robust mattock blade with a sharp, three-tined fork in a 23cm wide head, allowing you to both break up the most compacted soil and create a reasonable tilth - without changing tools. This double-purpose tool gets to grips with cultivating soil and decimating weeds and is particularly good when you need to work between plants.
The fork side of the Sneeboer long handled fork and mattock is great for loosening up compacted soil and the mattock blade can chop away and dig in deeply for weeds as well as making seed drills or thinning out.
- Sneeboer Long Handled Fork and Mattock is ideal for breaking up heavy and compacted soil
- Mattock blade measures 10cm long by 6.5cm wide
- Fork tines are 10cm in length with a 2.5cm gap between each
- Solid ash handle is 150cm long, giving you ample opportunity to generate a hefty, soil-busting swing
Bought this for my dad as his Christmas present and needless to say he was utterly delighted and keep calling me to say how useful it is and how well made. I'm just jealous as I want one for myself.
I was looking for a mattock for heavy weeding but I was persuaded that the addition of a fork would be very useful. I am still getting used to the tool but am generally very pleased with it. First impressions are that I would have preferred a slightly heavier business end combined with a slightly shorter handle but this is a minor criticism. I am looking forward to using the tool more and suspect it will become a favourite.
Having retired and being of a portly disposition have trouble reaching down. This design allows for loosening of the soil and weeding between rows. It takes a bit of getting used to but even established weeds can be moved, or even chopped out if necessary, all from the one tool without bending down. Hopefully it will last the course as it is rather expensive and I have a history of breaking cheap items.
What The Press Say
Tested by Laura Fanthorpe, 'Tried and Tested'
I used this digging tool for breaking up the compacted soil in my borders, prior to planting. Its two heads meant I could use the forked side for breaking up clumps of earth, while the mattock made short work of digging the beds. The long handle enabled me to get to the ground beneath my shrubs, which is not so easy to reach with a spade. My only quibble is that I would have liked the blades to have been slightly bigger so that I could have covered a larger area in a shorter amount of time, although this may have impacted on manoevrability." Rating ****.