How Many Tonnes Can a Grab Lorry Move?

How Many Tonnes Can a Grab Lorry Move?

At AJ Grab Hire one of the most common questions we receive from our customers is how many tonnes can a grab lorry move? 

With our fleet of 8-wheel grab lorries we can move 16 tonnes of waste. We can move muck, rubbish, rubble, timber, green waste and earth. There’s almost nothing we can’t take-away from your site with a grab lorry. 

We also have a much smaller 4-wheel grab lorry that can move 10 tonnes of waste. 

For each lorry, collecting this waste can take anywhere between 10-20 minutes, so you can keep focussed on your work at hand while we load your waste. 

No matter your project, from a large commercial construction project, to a small private project, our fleet of grab lorries can help you move your waste quickly and responsibly. 

Grab lorries hold more than a skip

If you’re looking to move large amounts of waste off site, you may also be interested to know that a grab lorry can hold three times more waste than a traditional skip. 

This means our grab lorries are not only more cost effective, but they can help you move tonnes of waste with no disruption to your site. 

At AJ Grab Hire you can hire one of our grab lorries in as little as 24 hours notice, meaning you can have your waste collected the very next day.

Compared to a skip, this means you’re not waiting around for hours for your waste to be moved, or letting tonnes of rubbish pile up on the site, compromising health and safety. 

Grab lorries come in different sizes 

It’s a common misconception that grab lorries only come in one-size – huge! 

But at AJ grab Hire our fleet includes 8-wheel grab lorries, and 4-wheel grab lorries; meaning that you can find a grab hire lorry to suit your project. 

As our 8-wheel grab lorries can move up to 16 tonnes, these vehicles are often used for much larger construction or engineering projects. 

Due to our 4-wheel grab lorry moving up to 10 tonnes, this vehicle is mostly used for smaller projects such as landscaping projects, or private builds such as extensions or home builds. 

A grab lorry can hold anything 

16 tonnes is hard to think of in terms of waste – but our grab lorries can move 16 tonnes of anything. We collect muck, rubbish, hardcore, green waste and timber.

As a certified waste remover by the Environment Agency, your waste is managed responsibly and ethical to ensure very little waste is added into landfill. 

For your next project, contact our team at AJ Grab Hire to help you move your waste efficiently. 

AJ Grab Hire

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

enquiries@ajgrabire.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
M: 07931 142198

Why Choose Grab Hire For Site Clearance?

Why Choose Grab Hire For Site Clearance?

Whether you’re currently working on a landscaping project, large commercial construction project, or just a local private domestic build, our grab hire lorries are the ideal partner for your site clearance. 

Site clearance is a messy business, and when your project is on a tight deadline you can’t be waiting around to have your waste cleared – you need it collected and removed so you can get on with the work. 

To give you an idea of why you should be choosing a grab hire lorry for your site clearance, we’ve revealed the top ways a grab lorry can help you move that project along smoothly. 

Quick and efficient 

In the construction business, time is money, and the more time your project stands still, the more money you could be losing. 

Compared to a skip, a grab hire lorry is much more quick and efficient at site clearance. 

The large grab arm can load your site waste within 10 – 20 minutes, meaning you can continue your work as soon as the grab lorry has gone. 

For many projects, this is much more efficient than having a skip sitting around the site for weeks on end, especially as you then need to book it in to be delivered and collected; all precious time that could be spent on your project. 

At AJ Grab Hire, you can call and book in our grab hire lorries often 24 hours before you need them – meaning we can be on-site the next day to clear your waste. 

Reduced costs 

Our largest grab lorry can hold 16 tonnes of waste. This means 16 tonnes of rubbish, timber, or muck can be cleared from your site in a matter of minutes. 

Unfortunately, you would need three skips to remove this much waste from your site. Which means a skip is both more costly and takes up more operational management. 

A skip also requires a permit from the local council, which in many cases costs a fee. Another expense you really don’t need! 

However, with a grab hire lorry, there is no need to gain a permit, as the lorry loads waste so quickly and causes very minimal disruption. 

If you’re conscious of costs on your project, a grab hire lorry is a much more cost-effective way of managing site clearance. 

No need for extra labour 

When you hire a skip, it doesn’t fill itself. Therefore you have to use up vital manpower on filling the skip with waste and ensuring it is not littered with other types of waste. You can end up having one or two people just ensuring your site waste is managed. 

However, with a grab hire lorry, the grabber does all the work, so there’s much less manpower needed. 

As long as your waste is put in the best possible space, our grabber can do all the heavy lifting. 

The grabber reaches 8 metres when extended, which means it can even reach hard to get spaces. From lifting waste over fences and walls, nothing can get in its way! 

Responsible waste removal

The responsibility of your site waste is firmly on your shoulders, even when it is removed from your site. 

As there are many rogue waste removers out there, it’s vital you choose a reputable waste remover for your site clearance to ensure you don’t end up with any hefty fines, or at the very worst, prison sentences. 

At AJ Grab Hire we are certified by the Environment Agency as responsible waste removers.

Our team are trained and certified to help you recycle your waste and reduce the amount of waste going into landfill. 

As we remove everything from timber, rubbish, hardcore and green waste, we can guide you into managing your site waste effectively.

With more waste regulations constantly being rolled out across the construction sector, it’s important that no matter the project you are abiding by them.

Drop and collect 

At AJ Grab Hire, we also supply a range of aggregates, which means we also offer a delivery and collection service.

We can deliver and drop off the aggregate you need, and then take away any site rubbish. This dual approach service is ideal for saving time and helping your project continue to run smoothly. 

Rather than waiting on multiple suppliers, and slowing the project down, we can support you in maintaining a good pace with your project. 

We supply a variety of aggregate, from building sand, limestone, crushed concrete, to topsoil and gravel. 

To get your site clearance moving, contact our team at AJ Grab Hire today and get 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 7am - 6pm
Sat 7am - 1pm

T: 01763 233493