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

New Serial Number Plates on Rata Attachments

Posted by Troy Walton on Jan 10, 2022 9:18:10 AM

Here at Rata we are always looking for ways to improve, one such way we have implemented recently is the use of a new Serial Number plate on our machines which also provides the end user other useful information.


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Topics: Insider, Working Safer, Working Smarter, attachments, Health and Safety

A Hitch that's better than ever before - the all new redesigned Rata Draw Bar Hitch

Posted by Louis Searle on Oct 29, 2021 4:45:00 PM

When it comes to the perfect rear linkage tow hitch there are 3 main points we are looking for, which all contribute together for operator efficiency and ease of use.


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Topics: Silage & Winter Feed Handling, Working Safer, Working Smarter

Stock water & the importance of troughs

Posted by Charlie Walton on Sep 30, 2021 4:36:00 PM

Without water no human being or animal can survive and nothing is more important to the health and economy of a farm than clean and reliable stock water.

We've all seen what happens when disease breaks out - don't let this happen to your herd.


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Topics: Cultivation, Working Smarter, Pasture & Crop Management, Farming technology