How and why you should transform your farm tracks into racetracks with the FarmChief Grader Blade.  

Well, maybe not actual race tracks. But when your stock can be walking your tracks up to four times a day, why would you want the quality of your tracks to be anything less than perfect?

The quality of your tracks directly impacts your stock’s health and productivity, with a run-on effect on your wallet. With the simple, cost-effective addition of a FarmChief Grader Blade to your fleet of implements, you’ll unlock the often-overlooked key to improving stock health.  

1. Preventing Foot Diseases

One of the primary benefits of maintaining well-graded tracks is the reduction of foot diseases. Tracks that are uneven or muddy can lead to the accumulation of bacteria and fungi, causing hoof diseases such as foot rot. These infections are not only painful for the animals but can also lead to severe health issues and reduced productivity. FarmChief Machinery’s Grader Blade helps create a smooth, dry surface by efficiently removing excess mud and manure, significantly lowering the risk of such infections.

2. Improving Mobility and Reducing Stress

Animals are less stressed and more comfortable when moving easily and safely. Stress can negatively affect their immune system, making them more susceptible to diseases. Smooth and well-maintained tracks prevent slips and falls, which can cause injuries like sprains or fractures. Using the Grader Blade to maintain your tracks, you ensure that your livestock can move freely, reducing their stress levels and promoting better overall health.

3. Ensuring Better Hygiene 

Maintaining good hygiene is essential for preventing diseases on the farm. Tracks that are poorly maintained can become breeding grounds for pathogens due to the buildup of manure and mud. Regular grading with FarmChief Machinery’s Grader Blade makes it easier to keep these areas clean, reducing the risk of infections and promoting a healthier environment for your animals.

4. Driving Economic Efficiency

Investing in proper track maintenance can lead to long-term economic benefits. Healthier livestock means fewer veterinary bills and higher productivity, whether it’s milk yield in dairy cattle or weight gain in beef cattle. Moreover, well-maintained tracks reduce labour costs associated with managing difficult terrain and injured animals. FarmChief’s Grader Blade is an investment that pays off by contributing to the overall efficiency and profitability of your farming operations.

FarmChief Machinery Grader Blade

FarmChief Machinery Grader Blade

FarmChief Machinery Grader Blade



What’s special about the FarmChief Grader Blade is that they’re made with more steel for longevity, strength and durability. You don’t need tools to adjust the angle as this can be adjusted manually or hydraulically at 30 degrees to the left or right. It also has a replaceable, and reversible, cutting edge. (Rear blades are advisable for tough scraping projects.)

Add on a wheel kit for an improved performance on heavily rutted tracks.

Maintaining farm tracks is more than just a matter of convenience; it’s a vital aspect of livestock health and farm efficiency. Proper grading can prevent injuries, reduce stress, improve hygiene, and ensure better access to resources for your animals. 

Turn your tracks into tracks you can race your cows on with the FarmChief Grader Blade.


FarmChief Machinery is New Zealand’s specialists in drilling, seeding, spreading, cultivation, effluent management and grain handling. We offer a range of models built to suit every farm and operator in New Zealand.

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