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Grab Hire in Brighton | Grab Lorry Basics

Domestic customers and commercial clients have a series of options available for their site clearance projects in Brighton, especially when it comes to assistance with muck away work. Grab hire is one of the easiest and most convenient choices for removing aggregates and topsoil in bulk. MV Haulage, a reputable grab hire company located near Crawley, uses this blog post to explain grab lorry hire in detail and the benefits of its muck away services.


One of the common misconceptions we encounter is that grab hire is only suitable for large-scale muck away requirements when, in fact, it is an exceptionally versatile service. MV Haulage covers Brighton with a choice of four-wheel, six-wheel and eight-wheel grab lorries.


Grab hire is a straightforward process. We dispatch one or more lorries to your site, or just one and an agreed number of tipper trucks, and the lorry collects muck away material using an extendable arm. It loads waste onto the lorry bed or into the trucks, and the driver takes the material back to our own recycling facility in Copthorne for screening and processing.



Easy Access with Grab Hire Capabilities of 6m


Even if you have muck away material gathered behind fencing, hoardings or other obstacles at your Brighton site, we can still collect it as long as everything is within the 6m reach capability of the extendable arm. The materials we collect from grab hire services go back into use as secondary aggregates and screened topsoil of different types and grades. This reduces the need for primary aggregates in the construction and hard landscaping sectors.


Because we also cover Brighton as aggregate suppliers, MV Haulage uses its grab hire fleet to deliver secondary materials direct to site in skip bags. This provides our customers and clients with the option to use these bags to load their own muck away materials as a project progresses, and to call us when they need to have those materials removed from site.


Grab hire lorries have the following capacities:


  • Four-wheel grab hire: up to 8 tonnes in weight
  • Six-wheel grab hire: up to 12 tonnes in weight
  • Eight-wheel grab hire: up to 16 tonnes in weight


Please remember that to make best use of our grab hire services in Brighton, you must leave materials in an area reachable by the extendable arm on the lorry. There must be enough adjacent space for the lorry to park, and the collection area needs to be safely away from overhead cables. Please contact us on 07759 439109 for further information on accessibility.



Grab Hire and Tipper Hire | A Combined Service


Some site managers opt for tipper hire as a muck away solution but this service is only suitable on projects where our own customers and clients have suitable machinery available to load materials onto the truck. MV Haulage helps those with large-scale muck away and clearance needs by renting out grab hire lorries and tipper hire trucks in a single package. This ensures faster turnaround times on projects in Brighton because of truck capacities.


A six-wheel tipper truck has the capacity to carry up to 15 tonnes of material by weight while an eight-wheel tipper truck carries up to 19.5 tonnes of weight.


Just as importantly, site managers in Brighton never need to worry about their own personnel losing time to load our trucks. Our grab hire services include the provision of a trained operator who uses the extendable arm of the lorry to load materials on your behalf. Single loads onto an individual grab hire lorry take as little as 20 minutes to complete but, with the use of our tipper trucks as well, we can clear even the largest sites in a single day.


Call MV Haulage on 07759 439109. We are muck away specialists with grab hire services available in Brighton, Sussex and all surrounding locations in the South East.