The Rata Blog

Discover innovations, news and tips from NZ's own farm machinery attachments manufacturer.

Loader Attachments Review

Posted by Casey-lee Cranston on Jan 2, 2023 10:18:00 AM

Will Bailey let's us know his review on a range of Rata Loader Attachments. 'Strong, Reliable and Durable'. Find out what he has to say on the Bale Grabs, Bale Forks, Silage Sabre, Hay Forks and Combo Set.


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Topics: Material Handling, Bale Handling & Storage, attachments, Tractor Grapples

Loader Attachments and Quick Hitch Review

Posted by Casey-lee Cranston on Dec 1, 2022 10:02:00 AM

"We have tried all the other brands and we are stuck on Rata and are looking at another set in the near future. We started with the Rata brand back in the old days and we have stuck with it and always specifically order Rata. Really happy with these quick hitches and we wouldn't use anything else".


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Topics: Bale Handling & Storage, attachments, Tractor Grapples

Who Wants Broken Tines?

Posted by Casey-lee Cranston on Nov 11, 2022 9:57:30 AM

Most of us that use forks or rakes of any kind will be able to recall that moment of a bent or broken tine, and we know how it happened, right?

It's not what you want part way through any job because it's going to effect productivity and in the case of the silage, often the broken parts are nowhere to be found and you know the lost part is going to damage something else like a chopper or tyre...best case is the broken part is found before the damage is done. Not to mention the replacement cost.

There is no telling, tines get used for everything in between being used for their intended purpose, so a broken tine can be expected through shear overloading or impact. 


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Topics: Working Safer, Bale Handling & Storage, Working Smarter, attachments

Telehandler Grapple Review "It's a real multipurpose implement"

Posted by Sam Searle on Oct 7, 2022 4:00:00 PM

With trees blown down, a few roofs lost & widespread damage from a windstorm 2 years ago Rob Taylor of Greenthorpe NSW Australia was looking for something to get the job done & make things easier. Listen as he tells us how much better a Power Claw is after only having used stick rakes & hay forks.


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Topics: Tractor Grapples