Aldo Biagioli Potato / Tuber Digging Plow
This tool is popular for small-scale root crop harvesting with a walk-behind tractor. It will typically go “as deep as the soil has been worked” during the planting of the crop, and sifts a good portion of the soil through the round tines, leaving most of the tuber crop exposed.
Earth Tools' owner & daughter
Works very well for Potatoes, Garlic, Beets, Turnips, Onions, small Carrots (on crops other than potatoes, do not drive the plow down the center of the row, or the center shank will damage the crop…go off to one side!).
The Drawbar on the Aldo Biagioli brand tools (shown below) attaches to tractor at PTO mounting, for a solid and sturdy mount. (Other brands of Root Digger plows on the market attach at the tractor “tow hitch” mounting, which, in our testing, has proven to be a poor place to mount such an implement, as it is very hard to control the “side-swing” of the tool… the “limiter” bolts supplied on the tow-hitch type of tool carrier simply have very little surface to brace against, and they deform easily. We have chosen NOT to carry these other brands, due to this problem.)
Adjustable depth; Minimum 5 x 10 x 20” tractor wheel size; 8 hp minimum tractor size. REQUIRES wheel weights on tractor; the more weight the better.
THIS TOOL REQUIRES THE DRAWBAR AND TOOL CARRIER SHOWN BELOW!! Angle of frame relative to tractor adjusted by T-handle crank on Tool Carrier…this allows “attack” angle of the tool to be adjusted. (NOTE: If purchasing multiple implements made by Aldo Biagioli, ONLY ONE Tool Carrier and Drawbar need to be purchased! Tool carrier and Drawbar change quickly from implement to implement with just one pin.)
Drawbar (Left) and AT-30-ET Tool Carrier (Right)
with hookup hardware