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

Long Term Results From Mole Ploughing

Posted by Glenn Walton on Aug 28, 2020 5:00:00 PM

There are many benefits to be had from improving drainage in fields. Regardless of the crop or pasture being grown, too much soil moisture can hinder or reduce the performance of the yield. Timing is important when mole ploughing because the soil moisture is critical to the overall success of the operation. We have put together some tips that will enhance your mole ploughing activities and the outcome to make your agriculture more profitable.

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Topics: Tips, Hacks & How To's, Working Smarter, Pasture & Crop Management, Soil Aeration & Drainage

The Importance of Correct Tractor Tyre Pressures

Posted by Charlie Walton on Jul 28, 2020 10:54:04 AM

We all know that tyre pressure is important if a tractor is to perform at its best.

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Topics: Tips, Hacks & How To's

What 'AR400' means for your POWER CLAW

Posted by Sam Searle on Jul 17, 2020 11:12:23 AM

Lighter yet Stronger - The secret is in the sauce steel!

If you've been looking at the Rata Power Claw you will have noticed we advertise the fact the steel tines are made from 16mm thick AR400 steel. Read on to find out what this means for you as a Rata Power Claw owner.

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Topics: Insider, Working Smarter, Product Explainer

Some Posts Are Poles Apart

Posted by Glenn Walton on Jun 12, 2020 2:50:10 PM

Rural fencing has been a traditional trade for many years in New Zealand and is often a topic of conversation among farmers, often with robust discussion because a good fence is the difference between keeping livestock in the right paddock or not. It's one thing to have good gear like our Rata Log Forks to build a good fence, but to last the test of time it often comes down to the materials fencing crews or builders use. Here we talk particularly about the timber that should be considered before purchasing, before you build a good quality and enduring rural fence.

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Topics: Material Handling, Tips, Hacks & How To's, Farming technology