Tail Lift Deliveries

Tail lift deliveries are usually reserved for heavier products, with these products typically being palletised. As these deliveries aren't your standard letter or parcel, with them arriving on rather large wagons, we can understand when customers are met with slight trepidation about their delivery of turf.

That said, we thought we’d put together a guide on what to expect with tail lift deliveries and a general size of the wagons used for these types of deliveries.

Delivery

As a quick guide, typical deliveries that are palletised are carried out on an 18 tonne vehicle (similar in size to a refuse lorry). Most haulage companies have a contractual obligation to deliver the goods ‘kerbside’. This literally means that the pallet will be placed at the side of the road, similarly to a parked car.

If you live on a narrow road, the haulage company may be able to deliver your pallet on a smaller 7.5 tonne vehicle. However, it is best to contact us before your delivery takes place so that we can pass on any concerns to the haulage company and advise in due course.

typical deliveries that are palletised are carried out on an 18 tonne vehicle (similar in size to a refuse lorry). Most haulage companies have a contractual obligation to deliver the goods ‘kerbside’.

Pallet Trucks

The pump pallet truck is a piece of equipment that is used to lift and manoeuvre a pallet. Due to their small wheels and the general weight of palletised deliveries, pump pallet trucks do not operate on steep inclines, gravel or soft surfaces. This is one of the main reasons as to why deliveries are contracted to kerbside, as it’s a likely area which will be solid and flat.

If you need any more information relating to tail lift deliveries, please get in touch.

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