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The Right Resources For all the Haulage, Cartage & Earthworks in the Greater Northland Area

The Right Resources For all the Haulage, Cartage & Earthworks in the Greater Northland Area

Cates Brothers is a Northland haulage & cartage company based in Whangarei. Our top of the line fleet of heavy trucks and trailers are perfect for moving all metals, earth and fertilizer. In addition to our haulage expertise, we also provide earthworks services from subdivisions to road maintenance and excavator hire.

With the resources, manpower and modern plant available at Cates Brothers we have no difficulty meeting the needs of any client in Greater Northland. We can keep you moving with our cartage services or help you excavate with our earthworks services. No matter the size, we guarantee that we can take care of your requirements. We are here to answer any enquiries you may have.

Family owned and operated

The business is run by two Brothers Snow and Scally who are actively involved in the day to day running of the family owned and operated business. Cates Brothers has been proudly serving clients in the North since 1997. Over the years we have completed a number of contracts, large and small. So you can be assured your project will get the attention it deserves.

Our staff

Our 24 man team are highly experienced in the transport industry this will ensure smooth operation at all times.

Safety and training

Cates brothers have a strong health & Safety management system in place including the ACC work place safety management programme (WSMP) we are proud to hold Tertiary accreditation. We recently joined the ACC Fleet Saver Programme and achieved Silver Accreditation. All staff are provided with the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) and it remains our first priority to ensure each and every member of our team returns home to their families.

Complete Haulage solutions in the Greater Northland area

At the Cates Brothers we provide haulage solutions to ensure your freight gets to where it needs to go efficiently and securely. We offer comprehensive options throughout the Greater Northland area, travelling from the cape/Reinga and down to the Waikato area. We can also help with any and all earthworks required. So contact the experts today for more information.
Effective transport

Effective transport

We offer both one-off transport and continual haulage services, We can move all types of loads in all weather conditions, including 
  • Local
  • Construction, agriculture, industrial and commercial
  • Bulk cartage
  • Distribution
  • Heavy haulage 
  • Metal
  • Top soil
  • Sand
  • Sawdust/wood chip
  • Palm kernel
  • Bulk & bagged fertilizer 
  • Spalls /Rocks


  • General
  • Subdivisions
  • Farm drainage
  • House sites
  • Road maintenance
  • Effluent ponds
  • Farm races
  • Standoff pads
  • Dams
  • Building sites
  • Horse arenas
  • Driveways
  • Rock walls
  • Forestry
Our fleet

Our fleet

We can provide all grades of metal when required
  • Bottom dumper 8 wheeler 13 tonne truck – (spreads metal under the low lying tree branches, power lines steep cambers, inside buildings)
  • Bottom dumper trailers 4 axle 18 tonne
  • Flat deck trailer - with hydraulic ramps for transporting machines
  • 10 bulk cartage truck and trailer units – can transport 12 up to 30 tonne loads
  • Three Hitachi excavators - fitted with Roll over Protection Structure (ROPS)
  • International 515 wheel loader
  • 18 tonne D6 bulldozer 
  • Curtain sider for easy loading (bagged fertiliser)
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