Grab hire capacity and other key facts

Grab Hire

Are you planning on carrying out groundwork, landscaping, an extension or a big construction job? The likelihood is you’ll have large quantities of waste that needs disposing of safely and efficiently. Yes, there are plenty of options available, but non with the great waste removal facilities and capacity of grab hire.

What is a grab lorry?

When we refer to ‘grab hire’ we mean using a designated lorry that is specifically designed with accessibility in mind to ‘grab’ your waste and take it away, safely.

The lorry features an hydraulic arm and bucket to, as it says on the tin, grab and clear large quantities of waste. This means waste can be removed from sites with limited access and hard to reach places, ensuring no material is left behind.

What is a grab lorry’s capacity?

Each grab lorry capacity depends on the type of vehicle for example:

  • A 4 wheel grab lorry can hold up to 8 tonnes of waste
  • A 6 wheel grab lorry can hold up to 12 tonnes of waste
  • A 8 wheel grab lorry can hold up to 16 tonnes of waste

The price will vary depending on the amount of waste that needs to be removed.

Other benefits and important information:

Despite its large carrying capacity, grab lorries are agile enough to navigate urban roads and are small enough for most sites, making them the perfect choice for both domestic and commercial works.

Grab lorries are suitable for almost any construction job as they can clear a broad range of waste materials. These include:

  • Construction waste such as bricks and paving slabs
  • General recyclable waste such as trees and flowers cuttings.

If any waste is classed as hazardous or toxic such as asbestos, removal involves extra duty of care requirements as the waste is not accepted by landfill sites or recyclable. This means a grab lorry would not be suitable and instead a specialist environmental waste company would be required.

As a grab lorry has a large carrying capacity often only one trip is needed to remove waste reducing the environmental impact of multiple journeys. Coupled with the grab arm that is able to collect the waste quickly a grab lorry is also a great choice economically. You can also have aggregated delivered by the same grab lorry, killing two birds with one stone!

Unlike a skip, grab lorries do not require council permits to remove waste, they can park at the side of the site and quickly load the waste minimising any disruption to surrounding areas.

Looking for reliable grab hire in Yorkshire?

RJC Plant Services have been providing grab hire and tipper services across Yorkshire and the M62 corridor for over 8 years for trade and domestic use. All our drivers are certified and insured and we take pride in our professional and reliable service.

With same day service availability, we can be available on site within 24 hours. Contact the team on either 07824 426776 / 07710 473526 or email to arrange your grab or tipper truck hire today.

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