The Rata Blog

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

Custom build Power Claw, the best yet?

Posted by Sam Searle on Mar 30, 2022 5:04:41 PM

When we were approached by Nigel Watson of Lucindale South Australia, he was wanting the best designed & built Power Claw grapple to suit his new JCB TM420. Knowing that the Rata Power Claw is as good as it gets when comes to multipurpose grapple rakes, it was a given the design & build would be that of a Rata unit. But not wanting to leave it there, after a few rounds of revisions we settled on a design that all agreed was 'the best yet'. Check out the footage of it getting to know its new home turf, see what Nigel has to say!


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Topics: Material Handling, Working Smarter, Tractor Grapples

Take a 40 minute feed job and make it 15! - Rata Auger bucket in action

Posted by Glenn Walton on Apr 28, 2021 4:00:48 PM

The prospect of reducing the time spent in the tractor seat each day is a bonus for any operator. This is why this Taranaki dairy farmer was so excited to take delivery of his new Rata Auger bucket. Here we'll look at some of the key time-saving points of the operation and the features of the Rata Auger Bucket that save time.


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Topics: Material Handling, Working Safer, Tips, Hacks & How To's, Working Smarter, Pasture & Crop Management, Farming technology, attachments, Product Explainer

Introducing the lighter and more versatile Tractor Bucket Grab!

Posted by Cooper Walton on Apr 12, 2021 8:39:47 AM

Here at Rata we are continually refining and improving our products to better aid farmers and contractors alike. Which is why we have introduced the Tractor Bucket Grab to our range!


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Topics: Silage & Winter Feed Handling, Material Handling, Working Smarter, Farming technology, attachments

Why do Dairy Farmers Spread Magnesium? 4 Reasons why.

Posted by Glenn Walton on Feb 28, 2021 11:28:01 AM

 

Why do farmers spread magnesium? Here we cover the cattle health aspect of applying magnesium or causmag to your fields.

It is a well-known fact that prevention is better than cure. If livestock develop metabolic issues, this can easily lead to costly veterinary bills and even livestock death. 


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Topics: Insider, Fertiliser Spreading, Material Handling, Pest & Disease Control, Tips, Hacks & How To's, Working Smarter, Pasture & Crop Management, Farming technology