Tirau Earthmovers (TEM)

Based in the Waikato towns of Putaruru and Cambridge, TEM is a contracting company with almost 60 years of experience in the field of civil engineering. We provide a large and varied customer base that includes private and public companies, local authorities, government departments, farmers, builders and developers throughout the Waikato and Bay of Plenty with a diverse set of services, including:


We carry out a wide range of earthmoving services for our customers including site clearing and levelling, foundations, rock and concrete breaking, sealing and hotmix prep, as well as general disposal services. We have expert operators for any site, material and condition.


We have experienced grader operators and a pavement crew who can construct roads to any stage required. A typical roading crew would consist of our grader, roller, drag broom and water cart. We have trucks equipped with roller metal spreaders and covers for the transporting of hot mix.


Race construction or maintenance, construction of new silage bunkers, culvert installation, drainage, tree and shelter belt removal, stump removal, contouring, building or shed sites, cleaning out calf sheds using our Bobcat, carting grass or maize silage, creating rhyolite stockpiles, sealing of tanker tracks and cleaning out of effluent ponds using our long reach excavator.


Our pond expert Bruce Taylor is certified in Pond Design and Pond Construction. We offer a free on farm consultation in regard to pond location, dimensions and construction.


We have a fleet of truck and trailers, a bottom dumper and a transporter for shifting equipment. A pilot vehicle is available for over dimension loads. Trucks range in size from 30 ton down to 2 ton for domestic or confined space duties. High side bins can be fitted to our six wheelers for carting maize or grass silage.


We can demolish just about any type of building or structure. We have rock breaking attachments for our excavators as well as a concrete pulveriser.
…and more. Honesty and integrity are our watchwords and it’s our mission to always deal with our customers fairly and complete their projects at the agreed time and on budget. We pride ourselves on our accuracy and attention to detail. Our Putaruru depot also sells a range of bulk products such as metal, sand, bark and other materials for use in landscaping, gardening, construction, roading, and plastering.

Get in touch with us today and we’ll talk about what we can do to assist you with your next project. Our headquarters can be found on the northern outskirts of Putaruru, on State Highway 1. Look for the giant wheelbarrow!


We work Waikato Wide!

Atiamuri, Whakamaru, Mokai, Mangakino, Tokoroa, Kinleith, Lichfield, Ngatira,  Putaruru, Puketurua, Arapuni, Pukeatua, Te Waotu, Arohena, Wharepapa South, Parawera, Kihikihi, Te Awamutu, Roto-O-Rangi, Maungatautari, Karapiro, Horahora, Piarere, Hautapu, Te Miro, Tamahere, Ohaupo, Cambridge, Matamata, Okauia, Gordonton, Tirau, Okoroire, Tapapa, Te Poi,  Kaimai, Hinuera, Waharoa, Wardville, Te Aroha, Richmond Downs, Walton, Mamaku. Waikato wide.