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Hakataramea Valley Contractor chooses Rata Discs

Posted by Sam Searle on May 28, 2019 12:27:39 PM

The Hakataramea Valley in the Central South Island is renown for its rugged soils, arid landscapes and at times harsh weather - all together making it a challenging area to farm or operate an agricultural contracting business. When Ben Scott Contracting based in the Hakataramea Valley was looking for a new set of Offset Discs part of the criteria was a machine that could get the job done no matter what the conditions were in order to provide for all farming clients in the surrounding area.

Read on and listen to find out why they chose Rata.

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Topics: Cultivation, Working Smarter

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

'Doing it right' approach improves farm health and safety

Posted by Sam Searle on Feb 4, 2019 2:30:00 PM

 

 

Health and safety is steadily improving on New Zealand farms as the agriculture sector pays more and more attention to eliminating or minimising risk. “She’ll be right” is being replaced by “Do it right”, and that shift in attitude is making a difference in the statistics.

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Topics: Working Safer, Working 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: Material Handling, Working Smarter, attachments