Grab Hire vs. Skip – The Real Difference

Grab Hire vs. Skip – The Real Difference

No matter the type of site you’re managing, from construction to agricultural landscapes, ensuring a project remains on its time frame can be the biggest concern for site managers. 

After all, if a project gets delayed, this costs heavily in both time and resources, which for contractors can sometimes put their entire contract at risk. 

Waste can often be a big pain point when it comes to the efficiency of the site. As waste not only gets generated very quickly but needs to be moved regularly to ensure the site remains tidy and productive. 

While many site managers may choose a skip to support in waste removal, this can be an inconvenient method for larger sites, as the skip can be filled easily, and then the site has to book in for it to be collected. 

This long drawn out process for waste removal is just one of the reasons we believe a grab hire lorry is more convenient. 

If you’re considering which option to choose for your project, we’ve listed the real differences between skips and grab hire.

Quick Waste Removal

When a skip is filled it then has to be booked in for a collection. This can take a few days, which means waste can begin to be piled up in other areas of the site, making the site a health and safety risk. 

However, with a grab hire lorry, your waste can be removed quickly and at a time that is convenient for your project. 

As a grab hire lorry can quite literally ‘grab’ the waste from the ground it can navigate around the site collecting any waste that needs to be removed. 

Move Bigger Loads 

A skip can hold a large volume of waste, but a grab hire lorry can hold three times as much waste due to the volume of the lorry. 

This means that if you’re working on a large scale project where waste is spread miles apart, waste can be collected across the site without the need for multiple skips. 

Having the ability to move bigger loads of waste provides many benefits, as it not only enables the site to remain productive and clear from waste but also reduces the costs of having a number of skips across the site. 

An Agile Approach

Skips are stationary onsite, which means workers have to move waste across the site in order to put it into the skip. This not only causes a health and safety risk, but can cause a delay for workers, and mean extra labour and tools to support the maneuvering of waste on site. 

However, a grab hire lorry can navigate on any terrain, meaning that no matter the landscape of your site, our grab hire lorries can move across it with ease and collect your waste from a location. 

This can mean your workers can continue without having to move waste or cause any potential accidents due to waste being moved around the site. 

Keep Projects On Task

A skip collection can often be delayed, which means waste can pile high around the skip and across the site, delaying the project and making it a dangerous working area. 

This can also be a major problem if your site is in a public space, as unsightly skips can begin to impact the local environment and cause complaints from local residents. 

As a grab hire lorry can move high volumes of waste quickly, your site can remain safe and productive without any delays. 

Gain Additional Support 

A skip can only support your project with waste management, whereas at AJ Skip Hire we take great pride in being able to support your project with the delivery of soil and aggregates. 

This means, as well as removing your waste, we can also deliver products that you require from local suppliers

Providing additional support with the delivery of products and an efficient method of waste removal means we have worked with construction and landscape projects across the UK. 

AJ Grab Hire

Head Office:
Langdale Farm
Cambridge Road
Melbourn
Hertfordshire
SG8 6EY

enquiries@ajgrabhire.co.uk

Top Locations

Cambridge
Royston
Newmarket
Saffron Walden
Harlow
Haverhill
Ely
Bury St Edmunds

 

Opening times

Mon – Fri 7am – 6.00pm
Sat 7am – 1pm

T: 01763 233493

Size Matters When It Comes to Grab Hire

Size Matters When It Comes to Grab Hire

Whether you work in the construction industry or in landscaping and ground maintenance, you will be aware that removing waste quickly is a high priority on any project.

The trouble is, many contractors will often choose a skip, but this can lead to all sorts of pain points during a large scale project.

A skip has a limited amount of space, so when the waste starts building up and your skip isn’t emptied on time, it can lead to some serious headaches.

The first thing you probably do is spend more money on a skip and wait around for the permit. While this is happening the waste begins to cause an obstruction because stray waste has either been left beside the skip or in another location on site.

The skip begins to get piled dangerously high with rubbish, causing a potential health and safety risk, and before you know it your project starts to slow down because the site is a mess.

Does this all sound familiar?

The fact is, this is a common occurrence on large scale projects because the default is to hire a skip, but the truth is, size matters and a grab hire lorry is the most convenient and effective method if you want waste removed quickly and in high volumes.

More Space For More Waste

Don’t get us wrong, skips have their place, but it’s not on large construction or commercial projects where waste and rubbish is generated quickly and needs to be removed just as fast.

At AJ Grab Hire, our grab hire lorries can pick up around three times as much waste as you can fit into a standard industrial skip. That’s far more cost effective than having multiple skips dropped to the site and far more efficient.

As our lorries have the capability of grabbing materials within a 7.5m reach from the side of the vehicle, this allows good accessibility and manoeuvrability on sites that may be inaccessible for a traditional skip.

Grab hire lorries can operate over and between objects such as walls, fences, trees and street furniture, making even the most difficult sites capable of having large volumes of waste moved effectively.

A Tidy Site is a Productive Site

As many contractors will know, keeping a site tidy is not just about aesthetics, it’s a core part of health and safety, so having waste and other rubbish moved regularly is critical to ensure the safety of the team and that the project can continue seamlessly without delay.

Overflowing rubbish and waste can cause risks to workers on site, and begin to slow down productivity, which in turn makes projects run into major costs as delays begin to stall work that needs to be done.

At AJ Grab Hire we’ve worked alongside roadworks, construction companies, commercial builders and large scale landscapers to ensure their high volume of waste doesn’t become a productivity problem.

In many cases, this has been essential as the projects have taken place in public spaces where waste must not obstruct or prevent traffic.

These are essential considerations when you think about waste removal, as you not only have to think about the project you’re working on but the environment that it dominates.

Aggregate Delivered Quickly

Size doesn’t just matter when you’re looking to have rubbish removed from the site, it’s also a key factor when looking to have a delivery of top soil or aggregate.

Enabling a seamless work process is part of our role here at AJ Grab Hire, so as well as remove large volumes of muck and waste, we can also then deliver any stock that needs to be moved onsite so your project can continue without delay.

As our grab hire lorries can hold such a high capacity, we can supply and deliver sand and shingle, top soil, soil improver, and bark mulch.

When it comes to supporting your project, our grab hire lorries have got you covered. Contact our team today for a quote.

AJ Grab Hire

Head Office:
Langdale Farm
Cambridge Road
Melbourn
Hertfordshire
SG8 6EY

enquiries@ajgrabhire.co.uk

Top Locations

Cambridge
Royston
Newmarket
Saffron Walden
Harlow
Haverhill
Ely
Bury St Edmunds

 

Opening times

Mon – Fri 9am – 5.30pm
Sat 9am – 12pm

T: 01763 233493