The Rata Blog

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

Who Wants Broken Tines?

Posted by Casey-lee Cranston on Nov 11, 2022 9:57:30 AM

Most of us that use forks or rakes of any kind will be able to recall that moment of a bent or broken tine, and we know how it happened, right?

It's not what you want part way through any job because it's going to effect productivity and in the case of the silage, often the broken parts are nowhere to be found and you know the lost part is going to damage something else like a chopper or case is the broken part is found before the damage is done. Not to mention the replacement cost.

There is no telling, tines get used for everything in between being used for their intended purpose, so a broken tine can be expected through shear overloading or impact. 

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Topics: Working Safer, Bale Handling & Storage, Working Smarter, attachments

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