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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

Subsoil & Aeration Equipment

Posted by Glenn Walton on Sep 7, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Soil Aeration

Rata Panerazer

Soil aeration in pastures is particularly essential for healthy pasture growth, here’s why;

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Topics: Cultivation, Pasture & Crop Management, Soil Aeration & Drainage

Agrex SDA Fertiliser Spreader

Posted by Glenn Walton on Aug 15, 2017 9:00:00 AM

 

The SDA fertiliser spreaders are compact and light and can be pulled by low-power tractors. However, they have the same sturdiness and high precision as large agricultural machines. One of their distinctive features is quantity control through a setting gauge which guarantees accurate fertiliser distribution. If necessary, it is possible to adjust the quantities being fed into the two spreading discs. The side conveyors allow for localised spreading on row cultivation of 1.5 - 5m. The deflectors are adjustable and enable the fertiliser to be discharged where it is needed, thus avoiding unnecessary waste.


The SDA fertilizer spreaders are excellent for full field distribution even on small and medium sized unlevel ground. By adding hopper extensions, to the 800 liter model, 1000 and 1200 liter capacities can be obtained. The spreading charts supplied with the machine enable the operator to adjust the working width and the fertilizer load for a spreading width of upto 18 m.

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Topics: Fertiliser Spreading