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Grab Lorry FAQ’s

Grab lorries, wagons or grabbers as sometimes referred to and tippers, are popular for our customers who require bulk waste removal.

A grab lorry is a self-loading vehicle whilst a tipper can be loaded with machinery onsite. As well as taking away waste, we also arrange delivery of site materials, such as sand.

Whilst hiring grab lorries or tippers work out at a more cost effective route, it is still a large vehicle with a number of concerns. The team have put together a list of the most common questions to guide our customers looking to hire these services.

What capacity can a grab lorry hold?

Grab lorries weigh around 16 tonnes when empty, the typical weight allowed is double that – 32 tonnes. This is between 12 and 15 cubic metres, but can vary depending on the material type.

How big is a grab lorry?

Typically, grab lorries are roughly 9ft wide and 22ft long, it is important all access points have the required clearance.

What materials can a grab lorry collect?

A grab lorry is usually hired to remove large quantities of concrete, hardcore or soil but can be used to carry any type of waste.

How far can a grab lorry reach?

Up to 8 metres. Providing the grab can be correctly positioned, it also has the ability to grab waste from over a fence or wall up to a max of 1 tonne a time.

Where is the best place to leave waste to be collected?

For an efficient removal, waste is best kept in an open space, away from cables or trees, and as near to the grab lorry access point as possible.

How long does it take to load up waste?

Providing waste is in one accessible area, it will take around 20 minutes to remove and load on to the grab lorry.

Can a grab be used to remove waste from a garden?

Yes, providing there is room, it is normally easier to access waste over a fence.

How much does it cost to hire a grab lorry?

Our prices vary depending on location, length of hire and size. Contact the team today to discuss.

Is hiring a grab lorry cheaper than using a skip?

The answer varies depending on the amount of waste. A grab lorry can carry on average three times more waste than a skip and is quicker at removing waste.

Where does the waste go?

Site Solutions Ltd has a network of licenced disposal facilities nationwide, and we ensure, waste that can be recycled, is recycled.

How much notice do I need to arrange grab lorry hire?

As with all our services, we recommend calling us as soon as possible to arrange, so we can best cater to your requirements. However, we understand the pressures and last minute nature of construction, and that sometimes little notice can t be given. The team are on hand to help! We do our best to fulfil our customer’s requirements, however tight a deadline!

Which areas of the UK do we cover?

Our services are available Nationwide.

How do I book?

Call Mea, Caroline or Josh to book your service today: 01684 353556

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