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

QUICKLEG for Mole Ploughs

Posted by Sam Searle on Sep 26, 2018 1:28:45 PM


The R&D team here at Rata have been working to perfect the design of our Mole Ploughs, what they've produced is a Mole Plough leg that does away with the need for any skieth, coulter or turf pre-cutting device!


Pull faster, Pull cleaner & even pull around corners!

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Topics: Insider, Soil Aeration & Drainage

Every Mouthful Digestible.

Posted by Glenn Walton on May 30, 2017 10:39:38 AM


Getting instant quality and results isn’t always easy.

Rata silage grabs were first designed in 1994 to meet the needs of the day, with higher horse power tractors and increased production on farms they were redesigned in 2016. That’s why Rata silage grabs have a reputation on farms all over New Zealand for their quality and results.


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Topics: Insider, Silage & Winter Feed Handling, Material Handling, Working Smarter

Out For A Field Day

Posted by Glenn Walton on Jan 30, 2017 4:17:06 PM

Demonstrations, Displays, and Competitions

Agricultural fieldays here in New Zealand are full of fun and excitement for all ages, with plenty of activity from live demonstrations, static displays, and competitions.

So why does Rata exhibit?

For your Free Rata Cap and more read on...

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Topics: Insider

The Finest Tines On Earth

Posted by Glenn Walton on Dec 15, 2016 2:40:40 PM

The finest tines? Yes the finest.


If you’ve ever thought about how good the tines are on your Rata forks or looking to make a purchase, here is something you should consider, it will save you a fortune.


In each batch of SHW tines one is tested to the extreme 15,000 times in this special testing station.

SHW tines are made from silicium spring steel which is specially designed for the manufacturing of tines. The steel is sourced from German Manufacturers.

SHW is one of the leading manufacturers in the word with a total sales volume of 450.000 tines per year. All tines are “Made in Germany” and supply to many of the leading OE manufacturers of attachments.

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Topics: Insider, Material Handling