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

February & March 2020 Field Days!

Posted by Sam Searle on Jan 29, 2020 8:41:02 AM

Everyone likes a good field day! Farmers, Manufacturers, Machinery Dealers and even those that don't have anything to do with farming!

We too like a good field day, it's where we get to meet our customers, hear success stories and above all receive feedback on our quality equipment!

Rata have got a good number of field days marked down for attendance this year, with some others still being considered!

In the next two months we'll be at four field days throughout New Zealand & Australia. Find out where below!

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Topics: Insider

Irrigate or Aerate? Find out how soil aeration helps during a 'dry'

Posted by Sam Searle on Jan 6, 2020 10:00:00 AM

Do you rely heavily on irrigation to prevent your pasture turning brown through summer? Or have you noticed reduced pasture resilience to warm and dry spells?

Subsoil compaction may well be the culprit!

Read on to find out how you overcome this & take advantage of water sitting in your subsoils!

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Topics: Pasture & Crop Management, Soil Aeration & Drainage

POWER CLAW™ - getting the cleanup job done!

Posted by Sam Searle on Dec 23, 2019 9:15:00 AM

When you have kilometers of washed out fence wire & posts to clean along with a large amount of general trash from flooding it's a good idea to get an extra hand to help with the clean up job! Check out the footage below of the Rata Power Claw helping to get the job done faster, smarter & easier on one Rangitata island farm.

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Topics: Material Handling, Working Smarter, attachments

3 Reasons why the Funnel Bucket is so popular!

Posted by Sam Searle on Dec 17, 2019 2:04:02 PM

When you need to transfer bulk amounts of grain, fertiliser & seed through a small space - a standard loader or telehandler bucket just cannot do it. That’s why the Funnel Bucket was designed & manufactured by Rata Equipment back in 2015 to transfer loads as large as 1,000kg through a 400x400 gap – once again the industry leader!

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Topics: Material Handling, Working Smarter, attachments