The Rata Blog

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

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

Fertiliser made from recycled batteries is a viable product

Posted by Cooper Walton on Feb 4, 2022 9:57:42 AM

Batteries are often viewed as the ecological option, something that is clean and green. But what happens when these batteries are depleted and can’t be used anymore?


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Topics: Fertiliser Spreading, Pasture & Crop Management, Farming technology

New Serial Number Plates on Rata Attachments

Posted by Troy Walton on Jan 10, 2022 9:18:10 AM

Here at Rata we are always looking for ways to improve, one such way we have implemented recently is the use of a new Serial Number plate on our machines which also provides the end user other useful information.


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Topics: Insider, Working Safer, Working Smarter, attachments, Health and Safety

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