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Glenn Walton

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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

Take a 40 minute feed job and make it 15! - Rata Auger bucket in action

Posted by Glenn Walton on Apr 28, 2021 4:00:48 PM

The prospect of reducing the time spent in the tractor seat each day is a bonus for any operator. This is why this Taranaki dairy farmer was so excited to take delivery of his new Rata Auger bucket. Here we'll look at some of the key time-saving points of the operation and the features of the Rata Auger Bucket that save time.


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Topics: Material Handling, Working Safer, Tips, Hacks & How To's, Working Smarter, Pasture & Crop Management, Farming technology, attachments, Product Explainer

Why do Dairy Farmers Spread Magnesium? 4 Reasons why.

Posted by Glenn Walton on Feb 28, 2021 11:28:01 AM

 

Why do farmers spread magnesium? Here we cover the cattle health aspect of applying magnesium or causmag to your fields.

It is a well-known fact that prevention is better than cure. If livestock develop metabolic issues, this can easily lead to costly veterinary bills and even livestock death. 


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

The Rata Story

Posted by Glenn Walton on Dec 30, 2020 10:40:53 AM

Our roots are in the ground. Inspirder by the mighty Rata tree and an icon of New Zealand history since huia would have perched in their branches, and moa walked over their roots.


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Topics: Working Safer, Tips, Hacks & How To's, Pasture & Crop Management, Farming technology