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Block lorry access issue - alternatives?

  • 12-04-2021 5:40pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 2,587 ✭✭✭ Ginger83


    If a site was a bit tight for a full size block lorry are there alternative options?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,577 ✭✭✭ Bonzo Delaney


    Drop the blocks on to pallets and use a telehandler to bring them in 2 bale at a time 88 blocks. Or else drop 4 bales on to a 10 x5 builders trailer and bring them in with a van or 4x4 and had ball them off. Failing that Google Hooka lift . Handy machine tried to hire one last year but not available in Ireland yet


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,292 ✭✭✭ 0lddog


    ... Failing that Google Hooka lift....
    Had to google that :)
    I saw one of those up the road from me last week.
    A tree surgeon was using it to move segments of trunk ( was fitted with a grab for it ).


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,577 ✭✭✭ Bonzo Delaney


    0lddog wrote: »
    Had to google that :)
    I saw one of those up the road from me last week.
    A tree surgeon was using it to move segments of trunk ( was fitted with a grab for it ).

    Some one must of brought in one then since I was looking for one to fit steel beams in a back kitchen extension would of made life so handy ;)


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,587 ✭✭✭ Ginger83


    Drop the blocks on to pallets and use a telehandler to bring them in 2 bale at a time 88 blocks. Or else drop 4 bales on to a 10 x5 builders trailer and bring them in with a van or 4x4 and had ball them off. Failing that Google Hooka lift . Handy machine tried to hire one last year but not available in Ireland yet

    The pallets could work. It would be a lot of hand balling.
    I was half hoping a small block lorry would have been an option.


  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators Posts: 4,759 Mod ✭✭✭✭ kadman


    Small 6 wheel block lorry, instead of an 8 wheeler.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,587 ✭✭✭ Ginger83


    kadman wrote: »
    Small 6 wheel block lorry, instead of an 8 wheeler.

    Oh are they available?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,577 ✭✭✭ Bonzo Delaney


    Ginger83 wrote: »
    Oh are they available?

    I don't think the main concrete block suppliers deliver in small lorries but you could purchase through a local builders providers and they would deliver a less than half load on a smaller lorry prob on pallets unloaded with the on board jib and straps. A bit more costly ,but needs must and all that


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,440 ✭✭✭ sky6


    As Bonzo has suggested smaller loads is the way to go. Some of the Smaller Sand Gravel Block merchants use those Dyna small and light trucks. They could probably deliver in loads of 300 or so at a time.
    Just negotiate a price beforehand based on the total quantity needed. Then just get delivered as and when required.


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