The Rata Blog

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

Casey-lee Cranston

Casey-lee Cranston

Stuck Between Some Rain And A Hard Place?

Posted by Casey-lee Cranston on May 25, 2023 2:52:00 PM

Of all the years, recent weather events have got plenty of people thinking about the condition of their property and the performance of their paddocks. Our soil’s ability to deal with excessive amounts of rain, as well as the effect of several hundred hooves or heavy machinery rolling around on top of it can have a dramatic effect to your farms output and what ends up in your hip pocket.

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

Auger Bucket Mash Up!

Posted by Casey-lee Cranston on Apr 25, 2023 11:20:00 AM

The Rata Auger Bucket 'Bridging the capacity gap between a mixer wagon & hand feeding!'

This piece of kit is an ideal feed-out attachment for your Tractor with a front-end loader or Telehandler, it's specifically designed to handle maize silage, palm kernel, grains and other supplementary feed types.

Why and what is the Rata Auger Bucket?

Lighter & Stronger    Functional design   Efficient and powerful

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Topics: Silage & Winter Feed Handling, Material Handling, Bale Handling & Storage, Working Smarter

Telehandler Grapple Review "It Makes Light Work Of What Was Always A Tough Job".

Posted by Casey-lee Cranston on Mar 24, 2023 12:13:00 PM

Lachlan Graham from Woodstock, NSW Australia was looking for a general one piece tool to push up sticks, move the odd rock, pick up logs and general farm hygiene. He looked at a stick rake and other implements, but they're only good for pushing. Listen as he tells us how the Power Claw is the perfect tool for him!

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Topics: Tractor Grapples

Tractor Grapple Review "You Can't Fault It".

Posted by Casey-lee Cranston on Feb 1, 2023 1:16:00 PM

We paid a visit to manager Sean from Freestyle Hops in the Upper Moutere to see how they were getting on with their Tractor Grapple on the Hops farm. "The Rata Gear is strong, versatile, and has mountain of uses for us. It's good quality gear and you can't fault it".

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