We always suggest checking the access to your property before placing an order. Below we have including some information regarding our tippers, hiab vehicles and tail lift.
A tail lift lorry is used for delivers nationally. The vehicles can come in various sizes. This type of delivery will require a flat and hard standing area in order to offload.The process involves wheeling a hand pump cart under the pallet and hand pushing the pallet on to the tail lift, this is then lowered and wheeled onto the ground. If access is an issue at your property please make sure we are aware so we can request a smaller vehicle. For more information about a tail lift delivery please check out this video.
There are various sizes of tipper vehicles, we ask when ordering stone to bear in mind the access of the property relative to the size of vehicle that will be needed to deliver. Please see tipper vehicle sizes: Small cab star - can carry 1.5 tonnes of stone, Small tipper 4 wheeler - Can carry up to 6 tonnes: This lorry is 20 foot long and 8.6 foot wide it will require a foot either side to be able to access destinations, Standard tipper 4 wheeler - Can carry up to 11 tonnes, 6 Wheeler - Can carry up to 16 tonnes, 8 Wheeler - Can carry up to 20 tonnes, Artic tipper trailer - Can carry up to 29 tonnes.
Flat beds have no means of offloading by themselves and therefore will require a forklift on site to offload them. Here is a list of the two types of flat bed lorries: 6 wheeler - Can carry 16 tonnes, Flat bed with trailer - Can carry up to 28 tonnes
A Hiab is a vehicle with a crane. It can offload pallets and bags. It is also able to lift bags over small walls. Hiabs can come in the following sizes: Small 4 wheeler - Can carry up to 6 tonnes: This lorry is 20 foot long and 8.6 foot wide it will require a foot either side to be able to access destinations, Standard 4 wheeler - Can carry up to 10 tonne: This lorry is 30 foot long and 8.6 foot wide it will require a foot either side to be able to access destination, hiab with trailer - Can carry up to 12.5 tonnes