Research results of the impact of speed and depth of cutting on the quality and efficiency of soil scarification with the spring cultivator's prong were presented. The research was carried out in field conditions in sandy and loamy clay at the moisture amounting to respectively 11.2 and 15.6%. Index of scarification quality was determined based on measurements of increase of the cross section surface area of the scarified soil and the calculated value of cutting cross section. Scarification efficiency index was calculated as proportion of the quality index and cutting resistance. It was determined that the increase of depth from 6 to 12 cm and the increase of cutting speed from 1.0 to 3.0 ms -1 cause decrease of both scarification quality index as well as scarification efficiency, which may be described with power functions independently from the soil type. Decrease of the index value was explained with occurrence of two spheres of soil deformation with narrow tools and the increase of soil strength parameters at the increase of its deformation speed.