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 tyre...best 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

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

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