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Best Professional Garden Fork

Thanks for taking the time to read my article on the best professional garden fork. These are forks that landscapers and commercial gardeners will prefer to use.

They will also be the choice of gardeners who take a lot of pride in their gardens, and want to own and use the best gardening tools available on the UK market.

Needless to say this type of fork will be made to last, and as such they must be heavy duty, tough and durable. They must also be comfortable to use, and be able to stand up to daily use.

There are a lot of different types of forks available on the market which include:

  • Digging forks
  • Pitch forks
  • Border forks
  • Potato forks
  • Compost forks
  • Trenching forks
  • Hand forks

In this article though, we are going to focus on the best professional garden forks, and which types of professional forks are the best to use.

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What Professional Garden Forks Do You Need?

component parts of a garden fork

We believe the term "professional" here is a tad misleading. It gives the impression that the type of garden fork that you are looking at, is one that would be used by commercial landscapers, and by expert gardeners.

When we looked at the product names of garden forks with the word professional in that name, we were surprised to find that these, generally speaking did not get very good online reviews.

We did however do a bit of digging around (pardon the pun) and we did discover just a few that are worth your consideration. We have listed those below.

Most professional landscapers will use machinery to do most of the heavy lifting, but they will also use a good quality and durable digging fork, a border fork, and also a good quality hand style garden fork for the more delicate jobs or for weeding.

Top 6 Rated Professional Garden Forks

We have listed below a variety of types of garden forks that meet what we would describe as professional standards. They get good buyer reviews and that of course is very important.

Please note the percentage number in brackets is the average online buyer rating scored out of 100%

  1. Kingfisher Pro Platinum Stainless Steel Border Fork (95%)
  2. Truper 33570 Tru Pro Ensilage Fork (87%)
  3. Spear & Jackson Neverbend Professional Potato Fork (86%)
  4. Draper Expert 44971 Stainless Steel Digging Fork (84%)
  5. Fiskars SmartFit Fork, 4 prongs, (90%)
  6. Spear & Jackson 2053NS Select Carbon Steel Weed Fork (98%)

Kingfisher Pro Platinum Stainless Steel Border Fork

  • This is a high quality stainless steel border fork that is both affordable and also gets very high buyer ratings.
  • It is one of the tools in their Kingfisher platinum quality range
  • It has a soft grip D-shaped handle
  • Measures 10 x 14 x 93.5 cm and weighs 1.83 Kg

All buyers stated that this is a high quality border garden fork that they believe to be very good value for money.

Truper 33570 Tru Pro Ensilage Fork

  • This is a wide 30-inch pro grade fork with a white ash handle
  • The handle has a D-grip for balance and control
  • There are 10 tines (prongs)
  • Designed for commercial and industrial use such as on a farm
  • Tru pro is the contractors choice for professional use

Spear & Jackson Neverbend Professional Potato Fork

  • The Spear and Jackson brand is of course very well known
  • This fork has a solid forged carbon steel head and socket
  • The extra wide tines are designed for for lifting potatoes or other root vegetables
  • It has an epoxy coated head for improved resistance to rust and scratches
  • The shaft has been weather proofed

Draper Expert 44971 Stainless Steel Digging Fork

  • This fork forms part of the Draper expert range
  • It has a solid ash shaft which has been sanded and lacquered
  • It comes with a YD handle for user comfort
  • The tines and socket are fully hardened, tempered and mirror polished.
  • 58" in length

Fiskars SmartFit Telescopic Digging Fork

  • This one is a telescopic option and designed to be used in hard and stony soils
  • One tool that can be adjusted to suit people of different heights (105-125 cm)
  • D shaped handle
  • Long life product as it has a boron steel design 

Spear & Jackson 2053NS Select Carbon Steel Weed Fork

  • This is our favourite hand size weeding fork and as you can see it gets great buyer reviews
  • It has a fabricated carbon steel head and socket heat treated for strength
  • The head has also been epoxy coated head for improved resistance to rust, scratches, humidity and alkaline in the soil

Professional Gardening Tools

Landscapers and professional gardeners use a wide range of tools to get gardening tasks done quickly. These include:

  • Tillers and cultivators
  • Rotavators
  • Mowers
  • Hand Tools

Their business does depend on those getting gardening tasks done quickly. The garden fork is one of those hand tools that will be used a lot, and they do need their tools to be able to stand up to the rigours of everyday use.

They tend to use the better and higher end gardening brands like:

  • Kent and Stowe
  • Fiskars
  • Wilkinson Sword

Those usually cost a lot more than general purpose gardening tools. In almost every case your choice of professional gardening fork will come down to:

  • What you can afford or are willing to pay
  • The brand and type of fork you like to use the best

Ideally if you can get to a gardening centre, then you can try out the different options and simply see which one you like the best.

Enda
 

I am someone who enjoys a little gardening. Now I am not someone who spend hours in the garden, but I do like both my front and back gardens to look really nice. Well kept lawns, neatly trimmed hedges, and borders filled with plants, make a huge difference, to how your property looks.

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