Peter Walton | General Manager
After growing up on the family farm in the Manawatu Peter went on to complete his metal working apprenticeship with a renown manufacturer in Palmerston North, Peter went on to have his own farm where he started Rata in a shed, going on to become New Zealand's largest manufacturer of Tractor & Telehandler Attachments!
Glenn Walton | North Island Sales
Glenn has been with the company since 1996, starting out in the engineering & fabrication side of things is where he gained his extensive knowledge of farm machinery & equipment. A passion for sales & marketing has seen him lead this part of the business as well as the North Island Sales role.
P: 021 220 9045
Charlie Walton | South Island Sales
Charlie's days in the agriculture sector started when he was growing up on the family farm - eventually going onto have his own in South Canterbury where he farmed Sheep and Deer. Today he does the kilometers travelling the South Island helping our Dealers to supply Farmers with gear that lasts and gets the job done!
P: 021 288 2880
Ben Boakes | Parts Manager
Ben's days managing parts started way back in his fathers country garage, where he'd make anything go from chainsaws to trucks! Growing up in a small rural Northland town also meant Ben got to know a lot about farm machinery too. If your after parts for any machine, Ben is the man to talk too!
P: 021 819 482
Sam Searle | Marketing Manager
Sam has been with Rata for all his working years. Starting out on the factory floor in assembly and dispatch is where he got his knowledge of the Rata product range and farm machinery. An interest in Marketing see's him manage this area of the business, making sure New Zealand's Farmers get to know about the great range of Rata gear!
P: 021 220 1327
Cooper Walton | Sales Support
Cooper is the latest addition to the Rata sales team! his role in Sales Support see's him lending a hand to Glenn & Charlie with their sales work when needed. Coopers role also see's him responsible to follow sales through from the time of order to dispatch.
P: 021 192 5964
Troy Walton | Administration Manager
Troy started with Rata when he left school, he began in the factory where he fabricated everything from Silage Grabs to Mole Ploughs! Today Troy heads up the administration & office at Rata, with an eye for figures & analyzing data, he makes sure everything is running as smoothly as it should be.
P: 021 310 556
Selwyn Goddin | Procurement Manager
Selwyn originated from the mighty Waikato where he had his first taste of farm machinery while working for a contractor that did everything from Roto-Tilling to spreading fertiliser on Orchards. Today Selwyn makes sure our factory has all the materials it needs to produce New Zealand's finest Attachments and Fertiliser Spreaders!
P: 021 228 3192
With warmer weather well and truly here, along with the grass growing & most farmers having already made several cuts for the season we thought we'd share a few tips to help make your hay and forage making season a success!
When it comes to storing your wrapped round bales on their flat or round end, there are many opinions - all of which have some very good reasons. In this blog we aim to go over why we believe storing bales on their flat end makes the most sense.
Have you heard about our Hay Hauler Combo deal that saves you Time, Diesel & Money when moving bales? Get a FREE Bale Fork worth $1,380 with every Rata Hay Hauler and move 5 bales at a time!