New additions to GMC Grab Hire fleet


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GMC Grab Hire Ltd is a fast-growing Co. Dublin-based company which recently took delivery of two brand new trucks. Managing director Gary McCormack explains more.

Gary is only 27, but already has over 10 years’ experience in the grab hire and haulage business. In just two-and-a-half years, his fledgling company has grown to employ seven staff and runs a fleet of five trucks, including two new additions. They are a Volvo FM 410hp tipper and a Sino 420hp grab truck which were purchased from Irish Commercials and the Harris Group respectively.

The eye-catching Volvo, which features a Thompson insulated tar body with automatic tail board, was showcased by Irish Commercials at this year’s Full of the Pipe Truck Show in Punchestown Racecourse on the weekend of June 9-10 and was the centre of attention.

“The new trucks represent a significant investment in our business,” Gary says.

“We’re delighted to welcome them to our fleet here at GMC Grab Hire. The purchases are in response to the expansion of our business. Our client-base is growing exponentially and having top-quality vehicles is necessary to ensure we continue to provide the best possible service and to meet the demands of our customers.

“We’ve never had Volvo before. However, we have chosen their impressive and affordable 12-week safety check and service contract.

The new Volvo is the only tipper in a fleet dominated by grab trucks. “We have two Hino, one Iveco and one Sino which are all grab trucks. We also have a Volkswagen Caddy van and an Isuzu pick-up / small tipper. In addition, we have two mini-diggers – a 3 tonne Hitachi and a 2.8 tonne Kubota – which we hire out. This aspect of the business is growing all the time,” he explains.

Clearly a young man with an old head on his shoulders, Gary has been blown away by the success of GMC Grab Hire Ltd which he only set up in January 2016. The business operates from a large quarry in Windmill Hill, Rathcoole which Gary manages on behalf of Larry Behan of L Behan Aggregates & Recycling Ltd.

“Everything we need is in L Behan Aggregates & Recycling Ltd. We supply grade quality construction materials such as SR21 ANNEX E products, sand and gravel, top soil and decorative stone.”

“We have great clients in the both the private and commercial sectors and are known for our affordable pricing, professionalism, reliability and excellent customer service. Our customers include the likes of Balfour Beatty, Richard Nolan Civil Engineering, Shannon Valley Group, Ballyroan Construction, Frank Blanchfield Construction, ECO Build, L Behan Aggregates & Recycling Ltd, Damien McCarthy Landscapes and Contour Greens. We have lots more, but there are too many to mention. We are fully registered to carry out all work and hold all necessary certs to carry out same.”    

The services provided by GMC Grab Hire Ltd include grab hire, haulage, site clearance, mini-digger hire and stone / sand supply. Its grab hire service is ideal for those jobs that have limited access. This is perfect for clearing sites, moving stone and more much.

The company offers a haulage and grab and hire service to clients in Dublin, Kildare and beyond, and works primarily within the construction industry. Its varied fleet means it always has the right vehicle for the job. The site clearance service is much-sought after by builders, landscapers and private home owners. GMC can provide skips where required and will move all types of green waste and building waste.

The company’s range of mini-diggers is available for both long and short-term hire. The diggers are regularly serviced and maintained to ensure they are as safe and reliable as possible, thus reducing the risk of downtime.

GMC Grab Hire Ltd supplies a wide selection of stone from one tonne to 20 tonne loads. By using stone from the quarry, the firm is 100 per cent confident that it’s supplying you with the very best on the market. All stone passes rigorous quality checks in order to ensure that it meets the company’s high quality standards. GMC delivers seven days-a-week and offers a 24-hour service, or you can choose to collect from the quarry yourself.

Additionally, the thriving Rathcoole-based operation provides screened topsoil services and also sells quantities to domestic and private clients.

Gary is full of praise for his team which includes transport manager James Clare, sales manager James Kennedy and five drivers, Norman, Nelly, Michael, Janis and Karl.

“We wouldn’t have got to where we are today without having top-class staff. I consider myself very lucky to have such great people around me. We all work well together, which is very important. I would like to take this opportunity to thank our staff for their hard work and dedication as well as our clients for their continued support. Hopefully, we will continue to grow in the future and create more jobs in the process,” he concludes.

GMC Grab Hire Ltd

Windmill Hill House,

Windmill Hill,


Co. Dublin.

Telephone: 086 3108317

Email: [email protected]


Taken from Irish Trucker & Light Commercials magazine, August 2018, Vol 21 No 6