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Sam Searle

Rata COVID-19 Service Update

Posted by Sam Searle on Mar 25, 2020 2:17:58 PM

 

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Topics: Insider, Health and Safety

When should you aerate for drought or fertiliser - Before, During or After?

Posted by Sam Searle on Feb 24, 2020 2:54:30 PM

It’s a question we are often asked, ‘Should I aerate, before or after fertilizing? & is it best to aerate before, during or after a drought’. Well, in this blog we’ve put our knowledge along with that of other research together to answer those two questions.

Read on to find out when the best time to aerate is.

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

Auger Bucket turns a 45 minute job into a 12 minute task!

Posted by Sam Searle on Feb 3, 2020 11:34:41 AM

Saving time is something that's always on the ever busy farmers mind. Recently we visited a Taranaki farm to deliver an Auger Bucket for feeding out Palm Kernel into feed troughs. Using the Auger Bucket turned a 45 minute job into a 12 minute task!

A time saving of 73%!

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Topics: Silage & Winter Feed Handling, Working Smarter, attachments, Product Explainer

February & March 2020 Field Days!

Posted by Sam Searle on Jan 29, 2020 8:41:02 AM

Everyone likes a good field day! Farmers, Manufacturers, Machinery Dealers and even those that don't have anything to do with farming!

We too like a good field day, it's where we get to meet our customers, hear success stories and above all receive feedback on our quality equipment!

Rata have got a good number of field days marked down for attendance this year, with some others still being considered!

In the next two months we'll be at four field days throughout New Zealand & Australia. Find out where below!

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Topics: Insider