First things first, what is a grab lorry? Think of it a bit like a giant skip-truck hybrid, with an arm that’ll do the hard work so you don’t have to. Types of materials grab lorry hire works best for are muck, hardcore, wood, mixed general waste, green waste, etc.
Not only are grab lorries great for taking away household or commercial-level waste, they’re also used for tarmac and concrete, for lifting pallets via a sling, and to transport materials to you as haulage vehicles. We offer a range of recycled and primary aggregates, including quality screened topsoil, which can be delivered in and around Bedford in bulk to sites or in smaller tonnages to private addresses.
The lorry’s hydraulic arm will load your materials into the container bed, for the waste to be transported back to our Bedfordshire base in a single trip.
All our grab lorries are modern and reliable, safely driven and operated by fully trained, skilled, experienced drivers—and friendly too!
We’re able to provide both day and night services for grab lorry hire, for whatever your requirements involve, as well as call-outs for emergencies should one arise.
Most importantly, these lorries are large in capacity, meaning there’s more space for your waste. Our range can hold up to 16 tonnes of waste material (approximately two 8yd skips).
Secondly, the ‘grab’ part saves lots of time and energy by doing the back and forth, rather than multiple with a wheelbarrow. By speeding up the process, your waste removal, site clearance, construction project, etc. can be completed in a shorter, more efficient timeframe, allowing you to move to the next stage more quickly.
Thirdly, not all locations in Bedford are suitable for access by humans. Heavy machinery has fewer limitations here, making it a really effective waste removal option. For example, a pile of debris can be reached from metres away by the grab function, and from awkward angles by going over instead of around.
And lastly, a grab lorry can leave as soon as it’s full, with no need to keep on your drive, your street, or at your site until collection. We’re also able to collect waste from one location, and drop it off at another, maximising the workload across the areas we cover.
For your no obligation quote, or for any questions you may have, contact our friendly sales team.
All our grab lorry drivers are fully trained under the NPORS scheme. We’re FORS GOLD-accredited, and Environment Agency-registered with a waste carrier licence. We’re also members of the CPA (Construction Plant Hire Association) and the RHA (Road Haulage Association)—and are fully insured to carry out all of their activities.
Here are some frequently asked questions to save you time and help with your decision with skip hire.