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POWER CLAW™ - getting the cleanup job done!

Posted by Sam Searle on Dec 23, 2019 9:15:00 AM

When you have kilometers of washed out fence wire & posts to clean along with a large amount of general trash from flooding it's a good idea to get an extra hand to help with the clean up job! Check out the footage below of the Rata Power Claw helping to get the job done faster, smarter & easier on one Rangitata island farm.

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Topics: Material Handling, Working Smarter, attachments

3 Reasons why the Funnel Bucket is so popular!

Posted by Sam Searle on Dec 17, 2019 2:04:02 PM

When you need to transfer bulk amounts of grain, fertiliser & seed through a small space - a standard loader or telehandler bucket just cannot do it. That’s why the Funnel Bucket was designed & manufactured by Rata Equipment back in 2015 to transfer loads as large as 1,000kg through a 400x400 gap – once again the industry leader!

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Topics: Material Handling, Working Smarter, attachments

YouTube showcasing farming machinery in action

Posted by Glenn Walton on Apr 15, 2019 8:00:00 AM

 

When you’re busy farming, there’s not a lot of time to spend keeping up with the latest news on agricultural technology. Yet that lack of information can lead to lost opportunities when deciding what gear to buy and how best to use it. The answer? One YouTube channel that features equipment demonstrations and customer testimonials on gear that Kiwi farmers actually use.

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Topics: Material Handling, Farming technology, attachments

Pipe Handlers help get the job done on $45 million Kurow to Duntroon Irrigation Scheme Upgrade

Posted by Sam Searle on Mar 4, 2019 2:27:26 PM

Last month Charlie our South Island rep took the trip down to the Monadelphous yard in Kurow to see what kind of role the adapted Rata Log Forks are playing in the Kurow to Duntroon irrigation scheme upgrade.

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Topics: Material Handling, Working Smarter, attachments