Recently here at Rata we dug through some of the old Vogal archives dating back to 1958 when the company first began. Vogal's history goes all the way back to 1958 about 13 years after the end of WW2 in Hamilton NZ, when Vivian Gallagher made every...
The Hakataramea Valley in the Central South Island is renown for its rugged soils, arid landscapes and at times harsh weather - all together making it a challenging area to farm or operate an agricultural contracting business. When Ben Scott Contract...
Those that have been keeping a close eye on the news recently may have noticed over 200 million pigs have either been or are expected to be slaughtered in China as a result of the African Swine Fever outbreak (ASF). That number is 633 times the amoun...
We're in our second year of operation with the Rata Beet Bucket now.
We've just been transitioning some weaner heifers to beet over the past few weeks so it’s been getting a lot of work just recently, it certainly saves us a lot of time and particularly a lot of man hours, so all in all the buckets done exactly what we asked of it.
Frank Archer, Landfall Farms Tasmania
I'm impressed with the results these discs give, they contour the ground & hills while staying in the ground actually disking, even in this harder, dryer stony ground so I'm pretty pleased.
Hydraulic cut adjustment is awesome as you can adjust it on the go.
Great product & machine!
Ben Scott, Contractor
I got hold of Rata when I needed a Silage Grab, Forks & Quick Hitch. From past experience I had been impressed with the durability & simplicity of the gear. The Silage Grab has performed very well & the Quick Hitch makes the job so much easier, this one is well up there! Very high rated - so I can virtually pick up any load.
They’ve definitely helped me out!
Dan Jackson, Jackson Dairys
We do about 4,000 individual wrapped bales per year, so its important to us to have Rata softhands to handle them, as they are really reliable, they don’t break & are definitely the best brand we’ve ever used!
Because we've found Rata gear to be so reliable we also have multiple sets of their Bale Forks & Versatile Grapples as well!
Gareth, Stratford Farms
I bought a Rata Panerazer a bit over a year ago & have had great results out of it. Crops seem to get established earlier & also hang on for longer when its dry. We’ve also found when we have heavy rains & would normally get a bit of scouring… where we’ve used the Panerazer there’s been no run off at all.
It’s a great bit of kit!
Tony West, Marlborough Farmer