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From earthworks to land preparation and everything inbetween, we are the team for the job!

Nortje Earthworks

Why choose us?

We are a reliable and experienced team of professionals who specialise in providing top-quality earthmoving and plant hire services to clients across various industries. Our fleet of modern and well-maintained equipment includes excavators, bulldozers, water browsers and more, all of which are operated by skilled operators.

Our Mission.

Our mission is to provide efficient and reliable earthmoving services while prioritising safety. We strive to exceed our clients’ expectations by utilising state-of-the-art equipment and employing skilled professionals who are committed to delivering exceptional results.

Our Values.

At Nortje Earthworks, we are committed to providing exceptional service with integrity. We also prioritize environmental sustainability, taking measures to minimize our impact on the earth during our operations.


We offer a wide range of services.

Our team is committed to delivering efficient and cost-effective solutions that meet the unique needs of each project. Our services include earthworks, plant hire, land preparation, laser leveling and more. For more detailed information about the services we offer, please scroll down.



Earthworks refer to the engineering processes involving the manipulation of soil and rock materials to construct various structures, alter the landscape, or prepare a construction site. These activities may include excavation, grading, land leveling, and building embankments or retaining walls. Earthworks are essential in construction projects such as roadways, bridges, dams, and buildings, and they require specialized equipment and techniques to ensure safety and efficiency.


Plant Hire

We also offer plant hire; the renting out of heavy machinery and equipment. This allows businesses to access the machinery they need for a specific project without having to purchase it. Plant hire can be a cost-effective solution for businesses that require specialised machinery on a temporary basis. Additionally, we provide transportation and maintenance services for our equipment.



Planting in earthworks refers to the process of adding vegetation to the slopes or surfaces of excavated soil. This helps to prevent erosion, stabilize the soil, and add aesthetic value to the area. The type of plants used will depend on factors such as the climate, soil type, and intended purpose of the earthwork. Some popular plants used for planting in earthworks include grasses, shrubs, and trees. Proper planting techniques and maintenance are important to ensure the success of the vegetation and the longevity of the earthwork.


Precision Ridges

Precision ridges in earthworks refer to the carefully constructed ridges or embankments that are used to control the flow of water and prevent soil erosion. These ridges are typically built using heavy machinery and are designed to be precise in their construction, with a specific height, width, and spacing to maximize their effectiveness. Precision ridges are commonly used in agricultural and landscaping contexts, as well as in construction projects where erosion control is a concern. Overall, precision ridges are an important tool for managing water and soil resources, and can help to prevent environmental damage and promote sustainable land use.


Land Preparation

Land preparation is the process of getting the land ready for planting crops. It involves several activities such as clearing the land of trees, stumps, rocks, and other debris, leveling the ground, and creating furrows or ridges for planting. The goal of land preparation is to create a suitable environment for seeds to grow and develop into healthy plants. Proper land preparation can help improve soil structure, increase water retention, and reduce weed growth, leading to higher crop yields and better overall productivity.


Laser Leveling

Laser leveling is a technique used in agriculture and construction to level the ground using lasers. The laser emits a beam of light that is directed across the field or construction site, and sensors pick up the information to determine the elevation of the land. This information is then used to guide heavy equipment such as tractors or bulldozers to level the land to the desired height. Laser leveling is a precise and efficient way to level large areas of land, resulting in more uniform crop growth or a level construction site.


GPS Spreading

Spreading isĀ an agricultural practice that consists of spreading fertilisers, enrichments, herbicides or pesticides over a field. Most often, spreading refers to practices used to fertilise fields, meaning the spreading of cattle excrement (manure, liquid manure) or sludge from sewage treatment stations.

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