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The ALF 150 Duct Leakage Tester

ALF 150

The ALF 150 Duct Leakage Tester

The low-cost, compact and completely self contained unit. One of the best Duct Leakage testers on the market which provides everything you need for positive and negative pressure. It can develop static pressures from -2500PA to +2500PA with rates of flow from 1 to 150I/s.

One of the benefits of using the ALF 150 is the fact that it is so compact you can get it in the back of most small hatch back vehicles and it’s suitable for a one person lift. It comes fully calibrated and ready to put to use as soon as you take it out of the box and can begin testing for leaks straight away.

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Another acquisition for AER Rents – Welcome to the group Welfare 4 Hire Ltd!

Another acquisition for AER Rents – The best is yet to come! Watch this space!

Mobile Welfare Unit Hire | Portable Self-Contained Goundhog Units|

UK based AER Rents – part of O’Flaherty Holdings and owner of Mr Plant Hire, Drogheda Hire & Sales and Mainline Hire group – has acquired Welfare 4 Hire.

Based in Farnborough, Hampshire, the company provides mobile welfare units such as site toilet units, kitchens and canteens etc… from three locations covering the Midlands down to the South Coast. It was founded by Marc Prince and Stephen Dormer in 2013 with sales director Mel Gould joining in 2017. Prince and Gould will remain with the company along with its 14 employees.

The company said: “AER Rents will continue to expand its presence in the plant hire market through a combination of strategic acquisitions and organic growth, offering its customers access to a wider offering of modern products and services.”

Marc Prince added: “Welfare 4 Hire are excited to join the AER group and for the opportunities this will bring. Additional investment will allow us to accelerate our growth plans and expand our product range. Future depot expansion into the North of England will further improve our geographical coverage and maintain our high level of customer service. We will continue to work closely with our preferred suppliers to ensure we offer the best welfare facilities in the UK.


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Mr Plant Hire PLC supporting SkyJack in the #WERISE campaign to combat #COVID!


Mr. Plant Hire, a UK-based company established in 1981, remained open throughout the pandemic. Hospitals within the London area were preparing for hundreds of potential patients and decided they needed to construct a COVID-19 unit as soon as they could. Working with their customers to meet these urgent demands, Mr. Plant Hire dedicated a transport unit to react to last minute machine orders to assist in building COVID-19 units across its region.

The London-based rental company found ways to help its customers build these units by waiving late drop-offs and last minute order fees for customers working on COVID-19 support.

“We will continue to support our customers throughout this pandemic whilst following government guidelines,” said Ele Ioannou, Powered Access Division Manager at Mr. Plant Hire PLC. “Knowing we were part of the response in a positive way helps me through this challenging time.”

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An Introduction to Scissor Lifts.

What are Scissor Lifts?

A Scissor Lift is a machine that allows workers to work at height vertically. It’s a widely used machine across all industries whether it be window cleaners using it to reach the top of a building or a painter and decorator getting to those hard to reach spaces. You name it a Scissor Lift can near enough benefit every job. You can get Diesel or Electric Scissor’s which both have their own benefits for example the Diesel Scissor has a larger platform working area, and is mainly used outside. While the Electric Scissor lift is used indoors, is less noisy, battery operated and complements narrow spaces.

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We are currently hiring for the following roles, if you or anyone you know may be interested in any of the roles then please send your CV to our Powered Access Division Manager who’s information can be seen below!
Roles we’re hiring for!

Powered Access Workshop Administration Assistant.
Admin / Apprentice role – Working along side the workshop manager, ordering parts, accepting purchase orders in and working with the purchasing departing to ensure all admin up to date. Keeping a record of maintenance machines and updating progress. Setting up new deals with suppliers. Full training given. Will be based in the workshop office, full PPE will be required throughout full day. Hi vis, toecap boots.

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New products added to our Mechanical & Electrical fleet! 


It has been tough throughout the pandemic but as things start to look like they’re going to get better and we’re heading in the right direction our Mechanical & Electrical Division have expanded their fleet! Due to popular demand and keeping up with the ever-growing needs of our customers we’ve purchased more of the ALF 150’s and we’re introducing the Cosh Cage to our fleet!

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O’Flaherty Holding’s have now acquired Mainline Hire Group

AER Rents, part of O’Flaherty Holdings group, has acquired Derbyshire based Mainline Hire group, which includes Mainline Tool & Plant Hire and Mainline Access & Training, from Keith Williams and Carole Poynton.

The two owners, who will remain on board, established Mainline 39 years ago and have grown the business into a leading regional rental company, covering the Midlands and the English Home Counties. The business employs 34 and has assets of around £7.4 million.

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Mr Plant Hire & JLG Industries working together once again…

Mr Plant Hire has expanded its scissor lift hire fleet with 16 new JLG scissor lifts. We took delivery of the eight R3246 and eight R2632 models, the first of the rebranded R range, in February.

From our modern purpose-built depot and workshop in Enfield, our scissor lift hire can serve customers nationwide through our membership of the Access Alliance. Mr Plant Hire’s core business is mechanical and electrical specialists, working on office refurbishment and warehouse construction projects. Four of each new model types are fitted with pipe racks to meet the needs of these customers.

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