The Rata Blog

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

Sheer Animal Power - How our grabs take inspiration from predatory beasts

Posted by Glenn Walton on Nov 8, 2021 9:56:00 AM

In recent times the team at Rata have been considering how our front end loader and telehandler attachments relate to different animal characters. While the attachments are made of steel, there are some real likenesses that our attachments represent with their ability to perform in their environment and dominate the food-chain.


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Topics: Working Safer, Tips, Hacks & How To's, Pasture & Crop Management, Silage Making Tips, attachments

A Hitch that's better than ever before - the all new redesigned Rata Draw Bar Hitch

Posted by Louis Searle on Oct 29, 2021 4:45:00 PM

When it comes to the perfect rear linkage tow hitch there are 3 main points we are looking for, which all contribute together for operator efficiency and ease of use.


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Topics: Silage & Winter Feed Handling, Working Safer, Working Smarter

Stock water & the importance of troughs

Posted by Charlie Walton on Sep 30, 2021 4:36:00 PM

Without water no human being or animal can survive and nothing is more important to the health and economy of a farm than clean and reliable stock water.

We've all seen what happens when disease breaks out - don't let this happen to your herd.


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Topics: Cultivation, Working Smarter, Pasture & Crop Management, Farming technology

Subsoil Aerators V Aerators - The difference & why it matters

Posted by Sam Searle on Aug 31, 2021 3:59:34 PM

In this month’s blog we thought we’d briefly address the difference there is between ‘Subsoil Aeration’ & ‘Aeration’ – yes, that one additional word makes a big difference!

Often when agricultural landowners first become interested in Subsoil Aeration due to the many benefits it offers, a common point of confusion can be around figuring the difference between a ‘Subsoil Aerator’ and an ‘Aerator’ and how they differ in application & final result.

Ultimately, the difference is in the one single additional word ‘Subsoil’ so let’s see what that means.


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Topics: Pasture & Crop Management, Soil Aeration & Drainage