The Rata Blog

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

Sam Searle

Telehandler Grapple Review "It's a real multipurpose implement"

Posted by Sam Searle on Oct 7, 2022 4:00:00 PM

With trees blown down, a few roofs lost & widespread damage from a windstorm 2 years ago Rob Taylor of Greenthorpe NSW Australia was looking for something to get the job done & make things easier. Listen as he tells us how much better a Power Claw is after only having used stick rakes & hay forks.

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Topics: Tractor Grapples

Skidsteer Grapple Review (VIDEO) See why Ben Lawson switched from a 4-in-1 bucket to a Rata Power Claw!

Posted by Sam Searle on Sep 16, 2022 8:23:00 AM

After a cyclone knocked down 13km of fences & a couple of thousand tonnes of timber the team at Monte Carlo Store Creek Pty Ltd was in need of an effective bit of gear to clean up & add to the operation. The 4-in-1 bucket just wasn't cutting it. Check out the video to see & hear why they chose to switch to a Power Claw grapple to get the job done & how that decision has improved the way they do things ever since.

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Topics: Tractor Grapples

Tractor Grapple Review (VIDEO) - Jason Conn, Blayney NSW Australia

Posted by Sam Searle on Sep 7, 2022 11:47:01 AM

Faced with large tracts of overgrown land Jason Conn from 'Sugar-Loaf' near Blayney NSW was after a capable bit of gear that he could rely on to clear scrub, trees, and overgrowth and return the land to productivity. Listen and watch as he tells & shows us how the Power Claw Tractor Grapple has helped him!

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Topics: Working Smarter, Tractor Grapples

Custom build Power Claw, the best yet?

Posted by Sam Searle on Mar 30, 2022 5:04:41 PM

When we were approached by Nigel Watson of Lucindale South Australia, he was wanting the best designed & built Power Claw grapple to suit his new JCB TM420. Knowing that the Rata Power Claw is as good as it gets when comes to multipurpose grapple rakes, it was a given the design & build would be that of a Rata unit. But not wanting to leave it there, after a few rounds of revisions we settled on a design that all agreed was 'the best yet'. Check out the footage of it getting to know its new home turf, see what Nigel has to say!

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Topics: Material Handling, Working Smarter, Tractor Grapples