SML Cartage

SML has one of Canterbury’s largest fleets of logging trucks to meet the transport needs of the region’s forest estate owners and managers. We pride ourselves on the presentation of our modern fleet of trucks, trailers and auxiliary equipment.


Our key transportation objective is to maximise the utilisation of all our vehicles across their respective divisions and accordingly, offer our customers a competitively priced and highly dedicated service.


The wide variety of truck and trailer combinations we offer ensure we have the right equipment for every job. This includes solutions for;

  • Log transportation
  • Bulk haulage (servicing sawmills, delivering woodchip, biomass and landscaping solutions)
  • Self-loading
  • Bin-wood crane trucks
  • Hook-lift trucks/bins

Our Hook-lift trucks are used to collect and transport post-harvest residues from our client’s forestry production sites. (This helps to avoid environmental issues in adverse weather events and recovers material that can be used as bioenergy and landscaping products).


SML’s core fleet is complimented with the availability of excavator and wheeled loaders along with specialised equipment to transport and load a wide variety of products. Ongoing re-investment in both our vehicles and equipment ensure we are capable to meet our customers needs and provide the best environment for our staff to work safely and effectively.


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  Contact Details

  Chris Murphy (Managing Director) 027 432 8493
  Office 03 327 9181

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