Profile: Rata silage grabs
Designed and made right here in NZ, Rata Silage Grabs are ideal for high volume silage handling and have been a popular choice on Kiwi farms for many years
Successful farming requires reliable quality equipment, maximising efficiency and minimising downtime.
Designed and made right here in New Zealand (in Canterbury to be exact), Rata Silage Grabs are ideal for high volume silage handling and have been a popular choice on Kiwi farms for many years, sought after for its high-quality build, ability to secure large amounts of silage, and leave the stack or pit face clean.
New Zealand owned-and operated, Rata has become New Zealand’s leading brand of locally manufactured tractor and telehandler attachments, with the range including everything from auger buckets and bale clamps to hay haulers, grapples, and buckets.
Ideal for loading feedout wagons and mixers, Rata Silage Grabs open to 1510mm, making it possible to handle large hay bales or silage. The open back frame with vertical bars gives excellent vision of the silage or forage that’s being handled while retaining the product.
Produced to fit almost every tractor loader, telehandler, or skid steer, Rata Grabs are available in a range of sizes from 1.2 to three metres.
Quality and practical hardworking design set these grabs apart from the crowd and ensure their popularity with farmers and contractors. Key features include:
Powerful hydraulic rams
All Rata Silage Grabs feature powerful hydraulic rams that bite through any silage stack and securely clamp the feed. All Silage Grabs have two rams (apart from the ASG120 which has a single centre mounted ram).
Tines in Rata Silage Grabs are high quality and manufactured from silicium spring steel by a renowned German manufacturer. These tines are also supported with tapered conus bushes that provide extra support when under load.
Wide opening width
With a wide opening width of 1510mm, this grab can easily handle large quantities of silage or large bales. The dimension is taken from the tip of the base tine directly to the tip of the top tine.
Excellent pin geometry
The pin geometry of Rata Silage Grabs has been designed to provide maximum pressure possible at every point in the open and close arc. This makes it easier to use with high clamping pressure available at all times.
Standard forged tine top
Rata Silage Grabs include forged tine top as standard. The forged tines are supported by a tapered conus bush and can be easily replaced at any time.
The full range of Rata equipment can be viewed at rataequipment.com or in person at upcoming Field Days around the country.