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Troy Walton

Rata Enjoys Exhibiting at Fieldays NZ 2021

Posted by Troy Walton on Jun 30, 2021 5:37:26 PM

It only seemed like yesterday and Fieldays was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic that gripped the word for the best part of 2020, now we find ourselves at the end of June 2021 and the 2021 annual Fieldays are behind us and were undoubtedly roaring success! More than 29,000 people walked through the gates on day 1, a 10% increase on the numbers from 2019!

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Topics: Insider, Farming technology, attachments

Rata acquires KLOUGH machinery manufacturer…

Posted by Troy Walton on Jan 31, 2021 8:08:01 PM

Ok, we’ll be upfront about this, it all happened over 2 decades ago but still makes for some interesting reading!

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Topics: Insider, Cultivation, Soil Aeration & Drainage

UTV v ATV - Which is best for farming?

Posted by Troy Walton on Jun 8, 2020 10:52:36 AM

Off-road vehicles have become indispensable in the agriculture world and farming in general has been redefined by the use of ATV’s and UTV’s in lieu of a tractor for smaller jobs.  Accessing every corner of the farm or large-scale station has become markedly easier over the years.  Horses gave way for 4x4’s and during the last 2 decades, 4x4’s have been swapped for all-terrain vehicles. Although not a direct replacement for a tractor, the ATV and UTV are both brilliant additions to your mode of transport for on-farm activities.

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Topics: Fertiliser Spreading, Working Smarter, Farming technology