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

Four attachments to mitigate risk on your farm over summer

Posted by Sam Searle on Dec 17, 2018 11:15:00 AM

As we head into the summer holiday season, some farmers might be lucky to find time in their busy schedule to take a short break, but others will be working hard through this busy time of year. No matter your situation, the need for good gear that does the right job remains the same.


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Topics: attachments, Material Handling, Working Smarter

3 Best Ways To Load Seed Drills & Fertiliser Spreaders

Posted by Sam Searle on Jan 17, 2018 11:52:00 AM

Time to rethink loading of seed drills & bulk spreaders

With the release of new H&S rules regarding bulk bags & the intention of most leading fertiliser company's to remove the 'single trip' bag from circulation you should be thinking about your options when it comes to loading your seed drill or bulk fert spreader.


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Topics: Fertiliser Spreading, Material Handling, Working Safer, Working Smarter

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