Acorn Transport & Plant Hire

What is a grab lorry?

Think of a grab lorry a bit like a giant skip-truck hybrid. It has a hydraulic arm that’ll do the hard work of removing waste so you don’t have to. Similar to skip hire, materials grab lorry hire is most suitable for are muck, hardcore, wood, mixed general waste, green and garden waste, etc.

Not only are these lorries ideal for taking away used materials, they’re also great for use with tarmac and concrete, for lifting pallets via a sling, and for transporting as haulage vehicles. We offer a variety of aggregates (primary and recycled), including quality screened topsoil, which we can deliver in and around the Huntingdon area, to private homes or large sites.

How do they work?

The grab lorry’s arm will easily load your materials into the container bed at the back, for the waste to travel back to our base in Bedfordshire in just one trip.

Who drives them?

All Acorn’s grab lorries are reliable, modern, and driven and operated safely by fully trained, experience, skilled drivers—who are friendly too!

When are they available?

Providing both day and night services for grab lorry hire, along with emergency call-outs, we’re able to work around whatever your requirements may involve.

Below is a general outline of our easy and affordable skip hire process. For your no obligation
quote, or for any other questions not answered here, contact our friendly sales team on
01480 811377 or [email protected].


Why are they suitable?

First and foremost, grab lorries offer great capacity for collecting materials. With the equivalent capacity of two 8yd skips, our lorries are able hold 16 tonnes of waste.

Secondly, the ‘grab’ function saves you time, and your energy. A grab lorry speeds up the process, without requiring multiple back and forth trips with a wheelbarrow. Waste removal, site clearance, construction projects, etc. can be completed in a shorter, more efficient timeframe, so you can quickly continue with your plans.

Third on the list, not all locations in Huntingdon are easily accessible by humans. With fewer limitations, heavy machinery such as a grab lorry is an effective option. A heap of rubble, for example, can be reached by the arm from metres away. To beat those tricky angles, it can go over obstacles, instead of around.

And finally, a grab lorry leaves as soon as it’s full, without the need to keep on your drive, your street, or at your site until collection as you would with a skip for example. Maximising our workload, we’re able to pick up used materials at one location, and then drop them off at another.


  • We help and advise on the most suitable waste removal service from our range, at the most affordable, competitive price for your requirements.
  • We arrive for our appointment at the agreed time, to the appropriate spot, communicating to you all the information required.
  • We offer an easy, efficient, expert service throughout.
  • We ensure we recycle at least 85% of your waste, wherever possible.
  • We effectively manage waste, maximising reuse, and reducing what goes to landfill.

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.



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Here are some frequently asked questions to save you time and help with your decision with skip hire.

Our Hire Terms and Conditions can be found here

Same day or next day.

We can accept hardcore, wood, soil, general waste, green waste and also deliver primary and recycled aggregates. POA

We aim to recycle 80% of all waste received.

We cover Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire, please call for a quote

The lorry needs to be able to access the waste or deliver the material from either side of the vehicle. It cannot unload from the rear.

The grab lorry can get to more difficult places and spaces due to the arm and grab buckets ability to reach out over fences and obstacles.


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General Sales: [email protected]

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Saturday: CLOSED

Sunday: CLOSED

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