About Duncan Stockcrates


Duncan Stockcrates is located in Forbes, in the heart of central western NSW. We specialise in the design and manufacture of stockcrates and trailers to suit any application, and aim to cover the needs of both commercial operators and graziers alike. Established in 1987, Duncan Stockcrates is a 3rd generation family owned business which has forged an outstanding reputation for design, quality of workmanship & customer service.

Duncan Stockcrates was established in 1987 by Stuart & Patricia Duncan, along with their sons Stuart Jnr & Niel. The early years of Duncan Stockcrates saw the family build a solid reputation for quality, strength and durability in their product. With the experience the family brought together from both farming and transportation backgrounds, it was not long before Duncan Stockcrates emerged as a leader in stockcrate and trailer manufacture, as well as safe and efficient transport methods of livestock.

In 2002, the company underwent a restructure, with the retirement of Stuart & Patricia, and Niel establishing his own business as a carpet cleaner. This seen Stuart Jnr’s wife Kayleen join the business, and in the years that followed the business begun an expansion that continues to evolve today. Stuart & Kayleen’s eldest son Rodney has since joined the team, cementing the future of Duncan Stockcrates into its 3rdgeneration.


Strong leadership is not the only feature of Duncan Stockcrates. We currently employ 22 workers, including first class welders, spraypainters, labourers and sandblasters. This team is the nucleus of what Duncan Stockcrates offers, a quality product built completely to individual customer specifications. Our team is fully trained and capable of delivering the product that our customers require.

Duncan Stockcrates has initiated a major investment in production, commencing from mid 2015 and still presently underway. This has seen the workshop increase its footprint to 9 working bays, with an additional machinery plant on our western end. This helps us continue to deliver a first class product to our customers in a timely manner, while ensuring our staff are given a safe and productive workplace while working for our business.

Duncan Stockcrates – your one stop destination for livestock transport needs. Building quality, customized units for our Australia wide customers for 33 years, and not stepping back anytime soon!


Stuart Snr & Patricia


Stuart Jr, Patricia, Stuart Sr & Kayleen


The Late Stuart Duncan Snr


Stuart Jnr, Stuart Snr & Niel


Maguires 4x2 Stockcrate


Early days at the shearing shed