The Complete Guide To Grab Lorry Hire In The UK!
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The Complete Guide To Grab Lorry Hire In The UK!

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There are many reasons why you may want to make the most of reliable grab lorry hire in the UK. Unfortunately, the process of actually hiring a grab truck is seen as fairly complex, and often puts people off who may not have done it before.

Fortunately, here at Skippy, we have been providing grab lorries for a number of years and we understand any potential concerns that our customers might have. That is why we’ve put together this handy guide for anyone who might be hiring a grab lorry for the first time!

Hiring A Grab Lorry In The UK: Frequently Asked Questions!

  • How Much Does A Grab Lorry Cost? – The cost for grab lorry hire will typically vary based on a range of different factors. Each of the following will have an impact on the cost of the service:
    • The Location Of The Site
    • The Amount Of Material Being Disposed Of
    • The Types Of Material Being Disposed Of
    • The Size Of The Vehicle; 4, 6, 8-Wheeler
  • What Can A Grab Truck Carry? – Most grab trucks weigh in at around 16 tonnes when empty, and have a maximum authorised mass of 32 tonnes. Legally, that means that these trucks can carry up to 16 tonnes of waste, usually equating to between 12 and 15 cubic metres of waste.

    In terms of materials, our grab lorries can be used to collect a range of different, non-hazardous waste, including:
    • Garden Waste
    • Construction Waste
    • Rubble
  • How Much Space Does A Grab Vehicle Require? – This depends on the size of truck that you decide upon. Mostly, these trucks are approximately 3 metres wide, though you will need a little additional space in order to allow the easy movement.

    In terms of headroom, at least 3.8 metres will be needed just to allow the truck to enter into the space. In order to operate the crane attachment, the space will need to be at least 2 metres taller.
  • Can One Of These Vehicles Load Over A Fence Or A Wall? – These trucks can load over a fence or wall, so long as the driver is able to pull up directly against the fence/wall. They also need to be able to see the material being loaded directly from the control cab. The maximum reach of the mechanical arm is usually 8 metres.
  • How Long Will It Take To Load A Vehicle? – If the waste is heaped up in a single, easily-accessible pile, then our drivers should be able to completely load their vehicle in less than an hour.
  • Are There Any Wastes You Can’t Dispose Of? – Although these vehicles are extremely effective when it comes to moving waste from construction or other forms of traditional waste, grab trucks and lorries cannot be used to dispose of any hazardous items, including:
    • Asbestos
    • Batteries
    • Tyres
    • Gas Bottles
    • Chemicals
    • Paints
    • Oils
    • Plasterboard & Gypsum

For Professional Grab Lorry Hire In The UK, Get In Touch With Skippy Today

Here at Skippy Nationwide, we are proud to offer a diverse range of services to help homeowners and businesses to effectively manage all kinds of waste. If you’re looking for reliable grab lorry hire, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our professional team today on 03333 218402 or, alternatively, email any concerns you might have to

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