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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
harvesting potatoes

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!).

LONG Carrots and Sweet potatoes are challenging for this tool, as they can grow “down” so far that they can penetrate the “pan” at the bottom of the worked soil and the plow may clip the tips off.

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.

Click here for a video on a Root-Crop Digger Plow in action, digging potatoes

Click here for another video showing this implement

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

Tool Carrier & Drawbar Assembly Instructions

AP-5 Potato/Root crop Plow

  • Fits BCS 732 - 948, Grillo G85d - G131
  • Requires wheel weights
  • Minimum recommended tractor wheel size 5x10x20”
  • Requires Tool Carrier & Drawbar (see above)
  • MSRP: $160 $150

Drawbars for Aldo Biagioli implements

  • BP-80 Fits BCS or Grillo bolt-on PTO MSRP: $50 $45
  • BP-80-QH Fits Quick-coupling PTO (specify tractor brand & model) MSRP: $65 $60

Tool carrier for Aldo Biagioli implements

  • AT-30-ET (fits Cultivators, Potato plow, Bedshaper, Subsoiler) MSRP: $95 $90
  • ET 1006 Category 1, 3-point hitch adapter frame (allows Aldo Biagioli tools to be attached to a small 4-wheel tractor with category 1 3-point hitch mount–Requires “bolt-on” drawbar above) MSRP: $160 $150