The Rata Blog

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

The Rata Story

Posted by Glenn Walton on Dec 30, 2020 10:40:53 AM

Our roots are in the ground. Inspirder by the mighty Rata tree and an icon of New Zealand history since huia would have perched in their branches, and moa walked over their roots.


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Topics: Working Safer, Tips, Hacks & How To's, Pasture & Crop Management, Farming technology

Getting rid of puggy paddocks - from NZ farmers [video]

Posted by Cooper Walton on Nov 23, 2020 10:00:00 AM

Watch the video below to see a selection of West Coast farmers happily operating Rata Aeration equipment to improve pasture growth and make their lives easier!


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Topics: Tips, Hacks & How To's, Working Smarter, Pasture & Crop Management, Soil Aeration & Drainage

5 Points for Mole Ploughing Effectively

Posted by Cooper Walton on Oct 31, 2020 3:51:00 PM

Did you that know mole drains can last up to 15 years or more?


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Topics: Cultivation, Tips, Hacks & How To's, Pasture & Crop Management, Product Explainer

Long Term Results From Mole Ploughing

Posted by Glenn Walton on Aug 28, 2020 5:00:00 PM

There are many benefits to be had from improving drainage in fields. Regardless of the crop or pasture being grown, too much soil moisture can hinder or reduce the performance of the yield. Timing is important when mole ploughing because the soil moisture is critical to the overall success of the operation. We have put together some tips that will enhance your mole ploughing activities and the outcome to make your agriculture more profitable.


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Topics: Tips, Hacks & How To's, Working Smarter, Pasture & Crop Management, Soil Aeration & Drainage