The completion of construction projects in a cost-efficient and timely manner is often crucial, but can prove to be a difficult task. So, it’s no wonder that tipper hire vehicles are so widely used to help assist with a variety of projects.

Tipper hire vehicles are light, commercial vehicles that are open at the back, with low sides and a hinged tailgate. Their design makes them perfect for moving large volumes of materials or waste, and they can save you a lot of time and money.

At KCM we’re experts in tipper hire and recycling. So if you’re thinking of hiring a tipper for your next project, read on to find out everything you need to know:

Best Uses for Tipper Hire

Tipper hire is a great solution for easily transporting a wide range of primary aggregates, recycled aggregates, and soils. The most common types of these materials are:

  • Sands
  • Gravels
  • Subbases
  • Pipe bedding
  • Engineering clays
  • Capping materials
  • Clean crushed stone
  • Topsoil

The materials are placed in the flat bed at the back of the vehicle, which is open and has low sides, making it simple to fill. The mechanism allows the flat bed to raise at the front, so that the materials can then be tipped out of the rear of the vehicle.

Due to their size, tipper hire vehicles are also commonly used for full site clearances and waste removal. If you have a large amount of waste that needs removing quickly, then tippers can be a brilliant solution.

At KCM, any waste that we collect is then brought back locally to our waste transfer site in Rotherham.

Through a process of screening and crushing the waste, we then produce a recycled hardcore aggregate 6F2 to wrap protocol, which is compliant with current British and European standards.

Who Requires Tipper Hire?

Tipper hire can be a great option for both commercial and domestic projects. However, they are most commonly required by the below customers:


From DIY home projects, to large-scale commercial developments, construction often relies heavily on the removal and delivery of large quantities of heavy materials. These often include soils, hardcore, gravels and more.

A site manager on a construction site is also legally obliged to ensure that all waste is properly disposed of. Making tipper hire a great, cost-effective, and efficient option for a lot of construction sites.

Landscape Gardeners

As a landscape gardener, you will likely require a large number of aggregates and materials such as soils and gravels delivering as closely to where you’re working as possible.

Likewise, you will generate a large amount of garden waste that will need removing swiftly. With a multi-purpose tipper vehicle, the transportation for both can be completed with ease.

It can also be a useful way to transfer soil from one area of the garden to another in excavation projects.

Why Hire Rather Than Purchase?

By hiring a tipper from a certified waste management company, such as KCM, you will be provided with a fully trained and licensed driver. This means you don’t need to worry about how best to operate the vehicle, and means you don’t need to get a licence to operate one.

Vehicle manufactures, such as Citroen, also suggest it would be worth hiring a tipper vehicle, rather than purchasing one. This is because people generally only require tipper vehicles for occasional or one-off needs, so hiring is a much more cost-effective solution. As with any vehicle, they obviously also depreciate over time, too.

By simply hiring a tipper as and when you need one, you don’t need to work about the maintenance of the vehicle. Being a vehicle that constantly carries very heavy loads, the maintenance of tippers is huge and can become costly.

Where to Hire a Tipper in South Yorkshire

At KCM Waste Management of course!

Our modern fleet of tipper hire vehicles carry up to a whopping 20 tonnes at a time. All waste collected by our tippers is processed at our transfer station in Rotherham, South Yorkshire.

All of our tippers are maintained to the highest possible standards. Ensuring they are 100% site safe and that they perform at their peak level during the hire period you choose. So you can be sure that you’re in safe hands.

We are able to provide our tipper hire and grab wagon services locally. Mainly throughout the areas of Rotherham, Sheffield, Barnsley, Doncaster, Chesterfield, and Worksop.

Are you interested in tipper or grab wagon hire? If so, get in touch with our team here. Or give us a call on 07736 290 273.