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Hello to all our customers and friends, we hope you are safe and well. 
For those of you who need to collect a vehicle from our site, we continue to operate by appointment only.
Please call us 0800 008 111 to arrange a date and time for you to collect your vehicle or email us at: reception@sdt.co.nz.
Collections will be scheduled between 9:00am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday

Heavy Haulage

Southern Districts Towing stands at the forefront of the heavy haulage and machinery towing industry, offering specialized solutions tailored to your needs. Our fleet is a testament to our unwavering commitment, comprising vehicles meticulously designed to tackle diverse recovery challenges, particularly in the realm of heavy vehicle transportation. With a fleet of six dedicated units and extensive industry expertise, we're primed to handle any heavy haulage scenario with precision and efficiency. Our drivers are inducted into the ports of Auckland.

Our Services Include:

Dedicated Fleet: Our comprehensive fleet boasts specialized heavy recovery units specifically designed for heavy truck and machinery movements. From bulldozers to excavators and beyond, we possess the capability to transport heavy equipment safely and securely.

Advanced Equipment: Equipped with cutting-edge technology, our vehicles feature bespoke under lifts with industry-leading boom height and reach. This ensures swift and damage-free lifting of heavy vehicles, prioritizing the protection of your valuable assets.

Unparalleled Versatility: Our heavy units are equipped with over booms and twin winches, providing unmatched flexibility in recovery operations. Regardless of the size or shape of your asset, we have the tools and expertise to handle it effectively.

Industry Expertise: With extensive experience in managing diverse recovery situations, from heavy commercial vehicles to buses, coaches, and industrial machinery, we possess the knowledge and skills to deliver precise and efficient services.

Real-Time Tracking: Leveraging advanced vehicle tracking systems, we offer real-time location updates, enabling prompt response times for machinery towing operations.

24/7 Availability: Emergencies can strike at any time, which is why we operate round the clock, ensuring reliable service across the North Island whenever you need us.

Recent Developments: Combination Towing Permits

We're excited to announce recent advancements in the towing industry, specifically tailored to heavy vehicle towing. Through collaborative efforts with NZTA, New Zealand Police, Heavy Haulage Association, and other industry leaders, Southern Districts Towing has contributed to the development of new permits aimed at facilitating the safe transportation of heavy vehicles.

Key Permit Features:

Increased Capacity: Our Recovery Over-Dimension Permits now allow towing of combination loads weighing up to 65 tonnes when loaded, inclusive of heavy machinery. Additionally, the combined length, including the recovery vehicle, can extend up to 35 meters.

Strategic Conditions: These permits are issued explicitly for the tow of disabled vehicles and machinery from the scene or breakdown location, ensuring compliance with safety regulations.

Limitations: While offering expanded capabilities, the permits come with stipulations such as maximum towing distance, speed restrictions, and pilot requirements, guaranteeing the safe and efficient transportation of heavy vehicles.


Dispelling Misconceptions:

Contrary to previous beliefs, standing permits now enable the movement of combination loads, including heavy machinery, beyond the nearest place of safety. Southern Districts Towing, along with other reputable companies and our nationwide recovery partners, holds these permits, revolutionizing the towing landscape for heavy vehicle and machinery transportation.

At Southern Districts Towing, we're dedicated to innovation and safety, delivering seamless solutions for all your heavy haulage and machinery towing needs. Trust us to safeguard your assets with precision and care every step of the way.



Machinery towing is a cornerstone of our comprehensive services at Southern Districts Towing. From forklifts and nifty lifts to even the occasional "dinosaur", we specialize in safely and efficiently transporting a diverse range of machinery. Our dedicated fleet, equipped with advanced under lifts and twin winches, ensures swift and damage-free lifting and towing operations, prioritizing the protection of your valuable assets. Whether it's bulldozers, excavators, forklifts, nifty lifts, or any other heavy equipment, our experienced team possesses the knowledge and skills to handle machinery towing with precision and care. Additionally, our real-time tracking systems enable us to provide prompt response times, ensuring reliable service round the clock. At Southern Districts Towing, we understand the importance of machinery transportation, and we're committed to delivering seamless solutions tailored to your specific needs.

Why choose us

When it comes to towing your car, motorbike, truck, caravan or bus, you can always rely on our expert Recovery Team in Auckland. No vehicle is too big or small for our team, and we have extensive experience throughout Auckland in a range of jobs.

Our Recovery Team is highly skilled in roadside assistance and can handle every emergency, from accidents to breakdowns, and salvage recovery towing. If you need expert assistance in a hurry, call us now.

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  • Whilst recovering my car Southern Districts Towing couldn't have been more careful. Awesome Guys, awesome Company.

    Thanks heaps

    Chris S

  • Thank you for your help this afternoon. Service was outstanding. Highly recommend.

    Kind regards

    Treena S

  • Excellent service, very professional & helpful in providing a great service.

    Jay S