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Cornerways, 220 Smallfield Road

Horley, Surrey  RH6 9LS

Tel: 01342 844 553 | 07759 439109


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Grab Hire in Horsham | Questions from Prospective Customers

Located in Copthorne near Crawley, MV Haulage provides ethical grab hire and muck away services for customers and clients in the nearby Horsham area. A surprising number of people associate skip hire with muck away work but experience tells us that a skip rarely has the space or the load-bearing capacity to handle anything more than domestic household waste. To clear surplus aggregates and topsoil, we always recommend a grab hire vehicle.


To help prospective customers from Horsham who still feel a little unclear over their options, we answer some of the most recent questions received by our company.


Isn’t grab hire more expensive than skip hire?

No. MV Haulage ties in grab hire with muck away services because so many of our clients are from the commercial sector. Imagine the cost of having enough skips delivered to site to safely accommodate land clearance surplus from a major build or development. Factor in the hire fees for the amount of time a skip stays onsite and the potential overall cost rises.


It’s soon starts to tot up, doesn’t it?

Arrange grab hire to remove waste from a site in Horsham and, subject to volume, we could have your material heading back to Copthorne for screening in as little as 20 minutes. Prices scale incrementally for larger removals but still work out to be extremely affordable.


What exactly does a grab lorry do?

A grab lorry arrives onsite at an agreed time and collects the waste in a bucket, attached to an extendable arm with a reach of approximately 6m. The arm and bucket transfer the waste to the bed of the grab hire vehicle and, once we clear all waste or reach the loading capacity for the lorry, MV Haulage takes it away for recycling at our yard in Copthorne.


The process is fast, convenient and simple. This is why so many of our customers in the Horsham area now use grab hire as an alternative to traditional skip hire services.


Do I have to operate the lorry myself?

No. We supply a trained driver and operator when you use our grab hire services. This is the safety way to complete a land clearance or muck away project at your Horsham site. Keep in mind that grab trucks come in different sizes with different load capacities, different operating systems and different buckets. Often, we have to interchange features onsite.


Even if you have trained personnel, they might not have the same familiarity with the features on our trucks as our own operators. Just as importantly, our driver/operators complete grab hire work sooner and leave your personnel free to do their own jobs.


Can you help organisations with large-scale muck away needs?

Yes. MV Haulage can supply as many grab hire and tipper trucks as you need even for the largest projects. As soon as we’ve filled the first truck, we take your material straight from Horsham to our own facilities near Crawley. The truck deposits your muck away waste for screening and processing before returning to your site to collect more material.


Our grab hire vehicles continue filling other tipper trucks to keep clearances moving.


Towards the end of the project, each grab lorry loads material onto its own bed to reduce onsite activity and to leave safe working areas for our own personnel to sweep and tidy cleared land. We often complete large-scale developments in Horsham over a single day.


What do you do with the waste you remove?

MV Haulage is an ethical grab hire and waste management company with an environmental policy that actively promotes recycling. We screen and process material to create secondary aggregates which we then supply to businesses (and some domestic customers) in the South East area. We even deliver secondary aggregates using the same fleet of grab hire trucks.


This should provide a certain level of reassurance for our more conscientious customers from Horsham before secondary aggregates reduce demand for freshly quarried material.


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