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Grab Lorry Hire FAQs


Q. How much will it cost?
A. There are a number of variables which will determine the cost: Firstly the location of the site; secondly the type of material; finally the amount of materials/waste that you require to be delivered/removed. For us to provide you with an accurate and competitive price, contact us today.

Q. What quantity of waste/materials will a lorry take?
A. Our Grab Lorries will carry up to 17 tonnes each. See our Lorry Dimensions page for a detailed overview.

Q. How wide is a Grab Lorry?
A. Our Grab Lorries are approximately 3 metres wide (8ft 7in), however, we would always recommend that our customers leave at least an additional 25cm clearance either side to ensure the safety of any surrounding infrastructure. See our Lorry Dimensions page for a detailed overview.

Q. How much headroom does a Grab Lorry need?
A. The minimum headroom required for a Grab Lorry to pass underneath is 4 metres (13ft), however we will require at last an additional 2 metres (6ft 5in) to operate the crane. See our Lorry Dimensions page for a detailed overview.

Q. How far can the crane on a Grab Lorry reach?
A. All of our vehicles are fitted with double extension, long reach cranes, which enable us to reach a maximum of 8 metres (25ft). See our Lorry Dimensions page for a detailed overview.

Q. Can a Grab Lorry load over a fence or a wall?
A. Yes they can, as long as our drivers are able to position the vehicle close alongside the fence or wall and are able to see the material to be loaded from the control platform behind the cab.

Q. How long will it take for the operator to load the lorry?
A. Dependent on the size of the load and if the waste material is heaped up in a single, easily accessible pile, it will take in the region of 15-30 minutes.

Q. Where should I put the waste material that I would like to be collected?
A. The safety of our customers and our drivers is always paramount to us. When deciding where to heap the waste material, be sure to check that there are no overhead obstructions in the immediate vicinity such as:

  • Power Lines
  • Telephone Cables
  • Tree Branches

In addition to this, ensure that the driver is able to pull directly alongside the material that is to be collected.

Q. How much notice do you need?
A. We are at your service 24 hours a day, seven days a week and you will be able to contact us around the clock. We strive to provide our service to you within 24 hours of your call and our reputation has been built on the speed and quality of our service.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for friendly advice if you have any further questions.



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