Grab Lorry Hire - Everything You Need To Know | AMS

Grab lorry hire – Everything you need to know about AMS’ grab lorry fleet

Grab lorry hire is utilised by contractors, businesses and individuals for a wide range of purposes. At Avon Material Supplies, we have a large fleet of modern grab lorries available for hire across Dorset and Hampshire, often with same day delivery.

Read on for everything you need to know about hiring a grab lorry.

What are grab lorries used for?

Our grab lorries are generally used for two reasons: bulk delivery of aggregates or waste collections.

Aggregate deliveries
With their large carrying capacity, grab lorries are ideal for delivering our recycled and primary aggregates to homes or construction sites. We can deliver a range of aggregates in bulk bags, some of our most popular include:

View the full range of aggregates or order online.

Waste collection
We are fully licenced waste carriers, meaning that we can collect almost all commonly produced waste types. Grab lorries are perfect for this, especially where access is limited due to the long grab reach. We can also collect bulk bags filled with waste, such as our own AMS skip bags or alternatives such as Hippo bags.

Waste types we can collect include:

  • General mixed / household waste
  • Construction waste
  • Inert / rubble waste
  • Green waste
  • Plasterboard

Can’t see the waste type you’re looking for? Please call our friendly team on 01202 579579.

How far can a grab lorry reach?

At AMS, our grab lorries have reaches of up to 7m or 8m, depending on the size of the vehicle you hire. We can advise on the most suitable of these options if you tell us a little bit more about your location and the amount of waste you’re looking to remove. Simply call 01202 579579.

How many tonnes can a grab lorry take?

As mentioned above, we have two different sizes of grab lorries, each with different carrying capacities. Our 6 wheel grab lorry can hold 12 tonnes and our 8 wheel grab lorry can carry up to 16 tonnes.

Benefits of grab lorry hire

Easy access
With their extendable arm reach, grab lorries can easily collect waste or deliver aggregates in areas where van or skip access is difficult. They can reach over walls and fences too.

Quick service
If having a skip sitting on your premises for days or weeks doesn’t appeal, we can usually have a grab lorry over to you on the same day, Monday to Friday. Simply call us when you’re ready, and we will come and remove the waste for you, hassle free.

Our grab lorry hire costs are very cost effective, and we pride ourselves on being competitive providers in the BH postcode area. For a quote, please fill in the form on our grab lorry page, or call 01202 579579.

Other useful grab lorry resources

Hire a grab lorry today

To learn more about grab lorry aggregate deliveries or waste collections, for a quote or to arrange a hire, please contact our team by filling in our contact form or by calling 01202 579579.

Our team of friendly experts would be happy to answer any questions and to offer advice on the best solutions for you. If required, we can also arrange a site survey to check that grab lorry hire is suitable.

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We've acquiredCommercial Recycling

We're pleased to announce the acquisition of the operations of Commercial Recycling (Southern) Ltd. This merger will enhance our service offerings and strengthen our position as leaders in the supply of aggregates, concrete, and waste management in Dorset.


Delivery Zone 1

  • BH1 – Bournemouth Town Centre, Springbourne, East Cliff, Boscombe
  • BH2 – Bournemouth Centre, West Cliff
  • BH3 – Talbot Woods, Winton
  • BH4 – Westbourne, Branksome Woods
  • BH5 – Boscombe, Pokesdown
  • BH7 – Littledown, Iford
  • BH8 – Malmesbury Park, Queens Park, Strouden Park, Townsend, Holdenhurst, Throop
  • BH9 – Winton, Moordown, Throop, Muscliff
  • BH10 – Kinson, Northbourne, Redhill, Ensbury Park, Wallisdown
  • BH11 – Kinson, Bear Cross, West Howe, Wallisdown
  • BH12 – Branksome, Alderney, Upper Parkstone, Wallisdown, Newtown
  • BH13 – Canford Cliffs, Sandbanks, Branksome Park
  • BH14 – Lower Parkstone, Lilliput, Penn Hill
  • BH15 – Poole Town Centre, Hamworthy, Oakdale
  • BH16 – Upton, Turlin Moor, Lytchett Minster, Lytchett Matravers
  • BH17 – Canford Heath, Creekmoor
  • BH18 – Broadstone
  • BH21 – South only
  • BH22 – Ferndown, West Moors, West Parley

Delivery Zone 2

  • BH6 – Southbourne, Tuckton, Wick
  • BH20 – Wareham, Wool, Bere Regis
  • BH21 – North Only – please contact us for further details
  • BH23 – Christchurch, Mudeford, Highcliffe
  • BH24 – Ringwood, St Leonards, Ashley Heath
  • BH31 – Verwood, Three Legged Cross