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How big is a removal truck?

Posted on July 20, 2015 by Safe Removals

When moving in London, using two smaller vehicles can often be easier than hiring a large lorry…
Selecting the right size of vehicle for your house or office removal in London is not as straightforward as it may seem. Clearly you’ll want to use a vehicle that will comfortably hold all your belongings, but at the same time you don’t want to spend money hiring a vehicle that is too large for your needs.
So which vehicle should you choose? Essentially, there are two main vehicle types used by removal companies in London: the Luton van 3.5 ton and the 7.5 ton lorry.
For house and office removals in London, a Luton van is very often the best choice of vehicle, being easier to park and operate than a larger lorry – especially where space and manoeuvrability are a consideration. For these reasons, in many circumstances, using two 3.5 tonners for your move can be more practical than using one 7.5 ton lorry, as cost and load volumes are pretty much identical (the capacity of a Luton van is approximately 600 cubic feet; whereas a 7.5-ton lorry is 1,200 cubic feet). Alternatively, for long distance removals, using a single larger lorry is often more suitable and cost-effective.
At Safe Removals we help you decide on the right choice of vehicle when you book your move. And, as always, our aim is to save you both time and money and make your move as easy and stress-free as possible.

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