Compact Vans

A compact van is the perfect choice for: removal of small items, garden waste removal, DIY jobs, spring cleaning and household waste and student moves.

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Large Vans

A long wheel base van is the perfect choice for: tradesmen, courier services, house moves, student moves, removal and transportation of larger items.

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Choosing The Correct Van For Hire

Hiring a van for the first time? Unless you’re a seasoned van driver, choosing the correct van for your needs can be tricky. This is why we consult with all of our customers prior to confirming their van hire, to ensure that the van they have requested is the best choice for their requirements.

When it comes to hiring a van, you should consider the following factors:

  • What size are the objects you need to transport?
  • What weight are the items?
  • What size of vehicle are you comfortable with driving?

The answers to these questions will dictate which van is the right choice for you. Need more information? The guide below should help you make a decision.

Compact Vans

Our compact van is the smallest vehicle in our fleet, and an ideal choice for anyone planning some DIY or a trip to the recycling centre. A smaller van is easier to manoeuvre and park, ideal for moving smaller items as well as garden and garage clearances. It could even be used for couriers transporting smaller packages.

A compact van is the perfect choice for: removal of small items, garden waste removal, DIY jobs, spring cleaning and household waste and student moves.

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Small Vans (Short Wheel Base)

Our small vans, known as Short Wheel Base vans, are reliable and perfect for transporting a small load. These vans can fit small household furniture and most domestic appliances, such as white goods, without being too big or bulky to drive.

They are cost-effective, well suited to urban areas, and would be the perfect choice for parents helping their children with a student move, or a trip to collect some flat-pack furniture.

A short wheel base van is the perfect choice for: house removals, student moves, couriers with light loads and flat pack furniture pick-ups.

Dimensions

  • Overall Length: 480cm (15.74ft)
  • Load Area Length: 242cm (7.93ft)
  • Load Area Width: 173cm (5.67ft)
  • Between Wheel Arches: 135cm (4.42ft)
  • Overall Width: 190cm (6.23ft)

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Large Vans (Long Wheel Base)

Large vans, known as Long Wheel Base (LWB) vans, are our vehicle of choice for couriers and construction industries. LWB vans are capable of carrying longer and heavy loads, and are taller than short wheelbase vans, offering extra height as well as extra length. A long wheel base also provides a smoother drive, thanks to more space between the axles.

These vans are extremely versatile and capable of holding most items of household furniture.

A long wheel base van is the perfect choice for: tradesmen, courier services, house moves, student moves, removal and transportation of larger items. 

Dimensions:

  • Overall Length: 650cm (21.32ft)
  • Load Area Length: 420cm (13.77ft)
  • Load Area Width: 173cm (5.67ft)
  • Between Wheel Arches: 125cm (4.10ft)
  • Overall Width: 190cm (6.23ft)

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Refrigerated Vans (Long Wheel Base)

McGladery Van Hire is proud to offer one of the biggest refrigerated van fleets in Northern Ireland. These are ideal for the food industry, hospitality markets and pharmaceutical distribution.

Our refrigerated vans are available with multi-temperature functionality, and optional overnight standby, allowing you to keep things cool overnight once connected to a nearby power source. 

Dimensions:

  • Overall Length: 650cm (21.32ft)
  • Load Area Length: 420cm (13.77ft)
  • Load Area Width: 173cm (5.67ft)
  • Between Wheel Arches: 125cm (4.10ft)
  • Overall Width: 190cm (6.23ft)

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Box Vans (Luton Tail Lift)

Box vans, otherwise known as Lutons, are the largest vehicle we offer in our self-drive fleet and one of our most popular choices. These vans are perfect for moving large items, with the additional bonus of a half-tonne tail lift to assist with the loading of heavier items. Luton vans are designed to make it easier to strap large items to the side of the van, such as wardrobes or furniture, making it much more space efficient than other van types.

Box vans are the vehicle of choice for large house moves, as they can easily accommodate multiple bulky items at once. They’ve also got some useful space over the cab, where you can store light but bulky objects like cushions or duvets.

If you’re a first time Luton driver, bear in mind that they’re wider than a panel van, and a little more top heavy when loaded. Take corners slowly, brake further ahead than you would in a car, and ask someone to help when reversing into tight spaces.

A Box van is the perfect choice for: House moves, couriers or delivery drivers and transportation of heavy, bulky items.

Dimensions:

  • Overall Length: 650cm (21.32ft)
  • Load Area Length: 395cm (12.95ft)
  • Load Area Width: 205cm (6.72ft)
  • Overall Width: 210cm (6.88ft)

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