Rata Industries: Innovative design, world class materials & benchmark manufacturing standards

Silage_grabs-dRata Industries of Winchester, Timaru has built its success on knowing what works best for New Zealand farmers then following through with the design and manufacturing robust and clever equipment of unsurpassed quality and durability.

Functional designs

Rata’s development team work hard to produce the design that best suits the needs of the end user. Having constant contact with our customers, we can address any development needs that arise very quickly. Rata’s aim is to provide products that are user friendly, ergonomic, practical and cost effective.

Forged spring steel

Forged spring steelRata uses a quality German tine manufacturer for all tines in its attachment range. Our supplier specialises in the forging of steel for high wearing parts used in the agricultural machinery industry. Today they are at the forefront of manufacturing spring steel tines for front mounted and telescopic loader attachments as well as blades for soil preperation and grass cutting. Their products enjoy a worldwide reputation.

High build coating

High build coatingRata uses the highly efficient electrostatic spray painting system for all painted products, the electrostatic system sets the standard for quality and durability of the painted finish.

So how does it work? A negative charge is generated around the paint particle cloud by an electrode in the gun head. The highly charged particles are then applied to the earthed item being sprayed, and the electric charge ensures total uniformity of the paint build on the surface into and around every angle and curve of the item. This results in a thick, uniform coating that resists wear and lasts the test of rugged day-to-day use on the farm.

Taper sleeve bush

Taper sleeve bushFully welded taper sleeve conuses are the secret behind strong tines and they also give the frame box section extra strength to withstand the impact and force exerted to the forged spring steel tines when being forced to insert inside tightly packed materials such as bales and pit silage. The taper sleeve conus is supported to each end, with welding to the box section wall, this gives maximum support over the long working life of the attachment.