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