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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

What 'AR400' means for your POWER CLAW

Posted by Sam Searle on Jul 17, 2020 11:12:23 AM

Lighter yet Stronger - The secret is in the sauce steel!

If you've been looking at the Rata Power Claw you will have noticed we advertise the fact the steel tines are made from 16mm thick AR400 steel. Read on to find out what this means for you as a Rata Power Claw owner.

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Topics: Insider, Working Smarter, Product Explainer

UTV v ATV - Which is best for farming?

Posted by Troy Walton on Jun 8, 2020 10:52:36 AM

Off-road vehicles have become indispensable in the agriculture world and farming in general has been redefined by the use of ATV’s and UTV’s in lieu of a tractor for smaller jobs.  Accessing every corner of the farm or large-scale station has become markedly easier over the years.  Horses gave way for 4x4’s and during the last 2 decades, 4x4’s have been swapped for all-terrain vehicles. Although not a direct replacement for a tractor, the ATV and UTV are both brilliant additions to your mode of transport for on-farm activities.

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Topics: Fertiliser Spreading, Working Smarter, Farming technology

Timing is everything when spreading fertiliser

Posted by Glenn Walton on May 15, 2020 2:33:00 PM

So, when is the best time to apply fertiliser and what are the conditions that should be looked for in order to make the decision whether to apply the fertiliser or not? Here we'll provide some information on the key pointers to help farmers and growers to make these decisions.

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