Advice, tips & news for farmers who want to 'work smarter'

QUICKLEG for Mole Ploughs

Posted by Sam Searle on Sep 26, 2018 1:28:45 PM


The R&D team here at Rata have been working to perfect the design of our Mole Ploughs, what they've produced is a Mole Plough leg that does away with the need for any skieth, coulter or turf pre-cutting device!


Pull faster, Pull cleaner & even pull around corners!

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Topics: Soil Aeration & Drainage, Insider

End of winter tips to help get your farm ready for spring

Posted by Sam Searle on Sep 12, 2018 3:34:19 PM

Spring is in the air, and as farmers look forward to the mud holes drying out on the farm tracks and a warmer walk to the sheds in the morning. It’s also time to check everything is ready for the busy times to come.

Ensuring your farm is well prepared for spring will boost the efficiency, yield and productivity of your operation. 

In this blog, Rata has put together some end-of-winter tips to help you prepare. 

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Topics: Working Smarter, Tips, Hacks & How To's

Subsoil Aeration Benefits

Posted by Sam Searle on Aug 29, 2018 3:03:40 PM


Advantages of subsoil aeration are not widely known among the New Zealand farming community, so here in this blog we aim to spell out how subsoiling & aerating your soils can help you increase pasture & crop yields by 22%

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Topics: Soil Aeration & Drainage, Working Smarter, Cultivation

Rata's attachment range has silage handling covered

Posted by Sam Searle on Aug 21, 2018 3:38:45 PM


When it comes to supplementary feed and forage crops for New Zealand dairy farms, grass & maize silage is king.

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Topics: Silage & Winter Feed Handling