Advice, tips & news for farmers who want to 'work smarter'

Rata COVID-19 Service Update

Posted by Sam Searle on Mar 25, 2020 2:17:58 PM


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Topics: Insider, Health and Safety

February & March 2020 Field Days!

Posted by Sam Searle on Jan 29, 2020 8:41:02 AM

Everyone likes a good field day! Farmers, Manufacturers, Machinery Dealers and even those that don't have anything to do with farming!

We too like a good field day, it's where we get to meet our customers, hear success stories and above all receive feedback on our quality equipment!

Rata have got a good number of field days marked down for attendance this year, with some others still being considered!

In the next two months we'll be at four field days throughout New Zealand & Australia. Find out where below!

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Topics: Insider

Every Bale Clamp should have these 3 features

Posted by Sam Searle on Sep 23, 2019 3:14:31 PM

When it comes to choosing a wrapped bale handler, there are 3 main points to consider.

Read on to see what those main points are and also find out how the Rata Bale Clamp has been designed to provide the ultimate wrapped bale handling clamp.

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Topics: Insider, Bale Handling & Storage

The history of Vogal since 1958

Posted by Sam Searle on Jun 6, 2019 2:04:50 PM


Recently here at Rata we dug through some of the old Vogal archives dating back to 1958 when the company first began.

Vogal's history goes all the way back to 1958 about 13 years after the end of WW2 in Hamilton NZ, when Vivian Gallagher made everything from clothes lines and playgrounds to chisel ploughs and fertiliser spreaders. Very soon however it became apparent the future lay in the manufacture of high quality New Zealand made equipment for farmers of that era.

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Topics: Insider