Tralee Man With a Van, available for local goods deliveries
Please note that I am not taking on any jobs during the lockdown and early phases of reopening
Available for hire locally for picking up items like Building Materials (plywood sheets, cement bags, Flooring etc),
New Furniture (Beds Couches, Chairs, Tables etc) House Moving (plenty of space for boxes, light furniture etc)
Basically anything a short wheel van can carry really.
Please note that if you are moving house and have a large quantity of bulky items you might need to consider hiring someone with a larger van or truck. I get requested to move bulky items all the time and it means more trips and greater expenses. I am happy to oblige but please don't haggle with me over the price as a result.
Please read page carefully, I get requests to drive to Cork,Limerick repeatedly even though I have printed that it's for local service only. Please note: I have recently added delivery and pickup from neighbouring towns but not beyond 20 miles from Tralee.
Availability for hire with short notice
January to May
September to December
Availability for hire with a weeks notice
June to August
This is my busy time with woodturning so I would need more notice although you might be lucky and catch me at a quiet moment.
I can do evening jobs subject to terms and conditions.
Tralee delivery starts at €20 for small easy items and short journeys but the rate goes up with larger items and full loads.
Large/heavy/awkward items will be more expensive & will require someone on both ends to help with any lifting.
Available for pickup and drop off in and around Tralee Town subject to agreement.
I have started delivering to neighbouring towns within 20 miles. Subject to the load being acceptable.
Please be honest when describing the load
Send Text to David on 087-6738856 for call back.
Please describe load and provide pickup address and Eircode for both journeys.
Prices given over the phone will be estimates only, your job may end up more expensive due to complications.
Need a garden set collected and delivered from Woodies? Give me a shout.
Need a chair/small sofa picked up from a furniture shop? Give me a shout.
Need some flooring delivered from Noyeks? Give me a shout.
Bought a bulky item from Argos? Give me a shout.
Large paint order from Pat McDonnells? Give me a shout.
Just bought some big stuff in Kellihers? Give me a shout.
Got an item that's just too big for your car or trailer? Give me a shout!
Out of town rates and how they are calculated.
I have carried out many out of town deliveries and I have been able to narrow down the pricing. Please Note: I charge based on overall job time, length of journey & return, difficulty loading and unloading the delivery and estimated delays. Couriers and An Post spread their costs over multiple deliveries using the same vehicle but as I am asked to do single jobs the cost is obviously greater.
Towns outside of Tralee and up to the radius of approximately 20 miles from Tralee ie: Killarney, Killorglin, Castleisland, Annascaul, Listowel etc the starting cost is €35 ( plus costs to be determined). For example; I recently completed a half van load run from Tralee to the Cork side of Killarney and the cost of this service was €40. Send me a text with the pickup/delivery Eircode and your requirements and I will call you back.
After a recent request to move an American style large fridge a number of misunderstandings about moving fridges occurred where the customer wanted the fridge moved upright only, claiming that an article on Google stated they must be moved upright at all times. Articles found on Google are not always 100% factually correct, so ask an expert if unsure.
After moving a few of these large fridges the cost has now gone up. These fridges are larger than some external and internal door frames and the handles may have to be removed and replaced to get the fridge into your house. They are also very heavy and awkward to lift. Based on these 2 issues the standard charge for moving an American style fridge is now €30 minimum around Tralee.
Yes, it is recommended to move a fridge upright but where necessary a fridge can be moved on it's side, couriers do this all the time as they don't always have high top vehicles. The fridge can be fully flat or even better, raised at a slight upward angle so the oil is not filling the rear tubes and is held lower down by gravity. You must however wait for a minimum 2 hrs to 4 hours (4 hrs recommended by a local expert I asked) before plugging it in so that the oil, coolant and trapped air have a chance to settle back down. If it has been lying on it's side longer then you must leave it unplugged for at least the same amount of time as it was lying down. If in doubt you can always allow 8 -24 hours before plugging it in to be absolutely sure.
If you still have any doubt about carrying a fridge on it's side then feel free to look for a high top van or truck to carry your fridge and pay the higher fee. My van Height allowance is 53 inches of 1345mm approximately.