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Meet the fleet

As our business grows in 2022, so does the fleet of vehicles that you will see on the roads across Dorset. Whether you’re looking to hire one of our vehicles or are planning to purchase something from our online shop and wondering how it will turn up, this article will go into more detail about our fleet.

From skip lorries to 8-wheel tippers, we have ordered our fleet based on the GVW (gross vehicle weight) of each vehicle…

Skip lorries

We have three 18 tonne skip lorries which are 4 wheelers, so if you are hiring any of our 4,6,8 or 12-yard skips they will arrive on one of these vehicles.

How do our skip lorries work?

Once we have good access to the drop location at your property or work site, our driver will initiate the hydraulic system to allow the skip to be placed safely or picked up.

For this reason, we have to always ensure that the skips are not overfilled so that nothing drops out during the collection process.

Learn more about skip hire in Dorset >>

RCV

This stands for refuse collection vehicle and is also an 18 tonne 4 wheeler lorry. We use this vehicle for our waste collection clients, for example, those who hire our wheelie bins or purchase prepaid refuse bags.

Learn more about our wheelie bin service >>
Learn more about our refuse bag collection service >>

Grab lorries

We have a range of sizes in our grab lorries which are available for hire, these include:

  • 18 tonne 4 wheelers
  • 26 tonne 6 wheelers
  • 32 tonne 8 wheelers

In fact, we have a total of 6 of these lorries driving around Dorset, so you’ll likely see one on our commute, give us a wave and say hi!

What is a grab lorry?

As the name suggests, it’s used to grab mixed inert, hardcore/concrete, and site waste, and can also be used to deliver aggregates, loose or bagged. Our grab lorries use a hydraulic grab arm and bucket which our drivers are fully trained to operate. 

Learn more about grab lorries >>

Roro lorries

We have 2 RoRo lorries as part of our fleet, these are both 32-tonne vehicles allowing them to transport our Rollonrolloff containers. We stock RoRos from 15 – 40 yards and can often provide same-day deliveries (STA) in Bournemouth, Poole, Wimborne and throughout the BH postcode area.

Learn more about RoRo’s >>

Tipper trucks

We have a total of 15, 32-tonne tipper trucks so you’ll definitely see these around!

The name says it all, our tipper trucks (sometimes called a dumper truck) are used to tip large amounts of materials for our customers. In most cases, this will be delivery of loose aggregates or used for muckaway / site clearances when combined with other types of construction machinery.

Learn more about our tipper trucks >>

Concrete vehicles

Volumetric truck

We have 2 volumetric concrete mixing trucks which makes the process of acquiring just the right volume of concrete for your construction project hassle-free and cost-effective. It is essentially a ‘mix on site’ service, so the volumetric truck has the various compartments with the concrete materials ready to mix when it arrives.

Drum mixers

The newest to our fleet of vehicles are our concrete drum mixers. We have 3 in total, all out and about delivering concrete to customers across Dorset. Due to the fact that we have multiple lorries, it means if you are running a large project requiring different types of concrete, we can deliver it all at once, saving you time!!

Each of our lorries are 8m3 concrete drum mixers (that’s a lot of concrete!). You can view our concrete drums in action in this video here.

Learn more about our concrete services >>

Contact AMS for more information about our fleet

So that’s it, all of our vehicles explained!

Hopefully, that’s given you some more insight about what you see on the roads. If you have any more questions or would like to speak to someone about hiring any of our vehicles, get in touch today.

You can call us on 01202 579579 or email enquiries@avonmaterialsupplies.co.uk.

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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