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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

Timing is everything when spreading fertiliser

Posted by Glenn Walton on May 15, 2020 2:33:00 PM

So, when is the best time to apply fertiliser and what are the conditions that should be looked for in order to make the decision whether to apply the fertiliser or not? Here we'll provide some information on the key pointers to help farmers and growers to make these decisions.

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Topics: Insider, Fertiliser Spreading, Tips, Hacks & How To's, Working Smarter, Pasture & Crop Management, Farming technology

YouTube showcasing farming machinery in action

Posted by Glenn Walton on Apr 15, 2019 8:00:00 AM

 

When you’re busy farming, there’s not a lot of time to spend keeping up with the latest news on agricultural technology. Yet that lack of information can lead to lost opportunities when deciding what gear to buy and how best to use it. The answer? One YouTube channel that features equipment demonstrations and customer testimonials on gear that Kiwi farmers actually use.

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Topics: Material Handling, Farming technology, attachments

The Best Bale Clamps

Posted by Glenn Walton on Nov 9, 2017 11:00:00 AM

 

Making the best Bale Clamps with superior design

With an opening width of 2.1m and a lift capacity of 2100kg it's no surprise  Rata Bale Clamps are the popular choice for Farmers & Contractors in NZ. The clamps (or soft hands) are ideal for moving, stacking and transporting bales. The design allows 1 or 2 bales to be lifted at once without damaging the wrap. The Clamps also allow for round bales & square bales up to 1.8m to be handled. Adding to its already heavy & durable design is a greasable equaliser bar for superior handling.

 

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Topics: Bale Handling & Storage, Working Smarter