Balloo Hire are one of the largest plant, tool, site accommodation and equipment hire companies in Northern Ireland and their expertise in the plant hire sector goes back over three decades since the formation of the company. Manitou construction telehandlers have been a popular mainstay of their hire fleet over many years and therefore it was a natural progression in the latter part of 2015 to order Manitou Access Platforms.

Twelve ATJ rough terrain articulated platforms have been purchased by Balloo Hire with a mix of the three models, the 160ATJ 16 metre work height model as well as the 18 metre 180ATJ and the 200ATJ 20 metre platform which is the first 200ATJ in Northern Ireland.

Balloo Hire offers an extensive selection of plant and equipment from their five strategic locations in Northern Ireland, as well as being an accredited IPAF Rental Plus company with a training centre dedicated to powered access.

Colin Magee, Manager of the Powered Access Division of Balloo Hire commented: “With our diverse customer base and servicing a wide variety of applications we need highly versatile machinery in our hire fleet to meet exacting customer demands. The early feedback from end users Manitou ATJ Access Platforms has been very positive focusing on the drive train for power and performance and the controls for ease of operation.”