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Garden Claw #7257720
05/04/21 08:01 PM
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Thats thing with tines you stick in the dirt and twist. Looking to get off my knees tilling up soil. Im realistic and dont think i can do untilled soil. Anyone use them?

Re: Garden Claw [Re: DWC] #7257888
05/04/21 10:51 PM
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I use a small 2 cycle tiller


"You reap what you sow"
Im 15 and still the best trapper in glenwhite
Re: Garden Claw [Re: DWC] #7257895
05/04/21 11:00 PM
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If you had a good sandy ground it may work out OK. My bet for down here in the red clay you would be trading it in for a tiller right quick.


�Still, if you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than live as slaves. � � Winston Churchill








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Re: Garden Claw [Re: DWC] #7257904
05/04/21 11:21 PM
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Even a pitch fork.

Re: Garden Claw [Re: DWC] #7257926
05/04/21 11:57 PM
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Saucier, Mississippi Harrison ...
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I had one. Used it for about 10 minutes and converted it into a javelin.


"Skin that smokewagon and see what happens"
Re: Garden Claw [Re: DWC] #7257933
05/05/21 12:12 AM
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Finally run aground in TN
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Finally run aground in TN
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I do all my own stunts ..... but never intentionally
Re: Garden Claw [Re: turkn8rtrapper] #7257935
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Originally Posted by turkn8rtrapper
I had one. Used it for about 10 minutes and converted it into a javelin.


Ha! Howd that fly??

Re: Garden Claw [Re: DWC] #7257937
05/05/21 12:29 AM
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Try a broad fork.

Re: Garden Claw [Re: DWC] #7257963
05/05/21 02:45 AM
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It flew about as good as it worked but at least it stayed gone.


"Skin that smokewagon and see what happens"
Re: Garden Claw [Re: DWC] #7257996
05/05/21 06:10 AM
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Under my hat in Mn and Wi
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Under my hat in Mn and Wi
mantis tiller is much easier

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Re: Garden Claw [Re: DWC] #7258085
05/05/21 08:48 AM
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I got one here was my father in laws..Not sure is even worth the cost it take to ship it to you. But I will give it to you if you want pay for shipping..It's going in yard sale my daughter is doing in a week from now..Don't even know what to put for a price on it?? anything more the couple cents worth of scrap it is I guess.. May just keep it use it to hold a plant stand??


Mac


"Never Forget Which Way Is Up"

Re: Garden Claw [Re: DWC] #7258128
05/05/21 10:14 AM
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That's the fork I have. It's the stoutest built of all of them.

Agree on the work out but it won't kill you and you can develop a rhythm of flip, drag, stand it up and stand on it, flip.
It will work as deep or deeper than a turning plow but can't bury trash as well as a plow. In clays it'll flip in big chunks, sands not so much. Doing an entire quarter acre garden one flip at a time is a project I won't repeat but it works great for smaller projects.

Oh and don't hook into roots thinking you'll flip them out. It can be done but small bites at a time.

Re: Garden Claw [Re: DWC] #7258194
05/05/21 12:34 PM
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Just saw one of those weed twisters thingees on some internet page, looks like they're all made in the same chinese factory, cheap too. Not sure how well it will work, but easy to make if you wanted to try.

As for broad forks, I'm on my second year using one, I have fake hips and bum knees and I don't find it difficult to use at all. Does a good job ,..and doesn't make much noise either...
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Re: Garden Claw [Re: DWC] #7258364
05/05/21 06:05 PM
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DWC- I suspect that the garden claw would last about 15-30 minutes use in our heavy thick glacial till soils. Good luck!


"And God said, Let us make man in our image and let them have dominion and all the creatures that move along the ground".
Genesis 1:26
Re: Garden Claw [Re: DWC] #7258369
05/05/21 06:12 PM
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I have one and I would agree it isn't a go to tool. That said it works well in a raised garden bed but I would advise against it in heavy clay / loam soil.

Brian

Re: Garden Claw [Re: DWC] #7258390
05/05/21 06:44 PM
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Find yourself a broadfork.




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