The Rata Blog

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

Flow rate calculator makes fertiliser spreader calibration easy!

Posted by Sam Searle on Sep 9, 2019 12:29:26 PM

We've just made it easier to calibrate your fertiliser spreader! Back in August 2016 we published this blog: HOW TO CALIBRATE A FERTILISER SPREADER, even though it's helped many farmers to spread accurately, calculating the required flow rate needed to be made easier!

We've done that!

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Topics: Fertiliser Spreading, Tips, Hacks & How To's

Easy Lock v Pin Lock Drive system - Vogal

Posted by Sam Searle on Jun 25, 2019 10:44:51 AM

All trailed Vogal fertiliser spreaders operate with the Easy lock or Pin lock drive system, we're often asked what the difference is so watch the video below where Sam explains how each works and what the benefits of the different drive systems are.

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Topics: Fertiliser Spreading, Working Smarter, Product Explainer

New Product! - Vogal Spreaders

Posted by Sam Searle on Nov 20, 2018 1:44:22 PM

In the last month the Vogal family of spreaders grew by two!

To find out what these 2 spreaders are & what makes them different to the rest of the Vogal range - Read On.

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Topics: Insider, Fertiliser Spreading

5 Tips For Effective Fertiliser Spreading

Posted by Sam Searle on Jun 1, 2018 3:14:00 PM

Spreading fertilisers doesn't require a great deal of complication, however if you want to achieve maximum results a little effort will take you a long way. Below we have put 5 of the many tips we have gathered from Farmers, Contractors, Spread rate testers & Researchers over the last little while.

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Topics: Fertiliser Spreading, Tips, Hacks & How To's, Pasture & Crop Management