Bournemouth Flooring Supplies

Having commenced trading in 1982, Rentool now primarily focuses on plant hire. However, rapid and successful expansion of their business has seen them cover tool hire too.



Operating from two depots – Poole and Chandlers Ford – Rentool is strategically located to cover central Southern England. Having founded the company in 1982, Mike Jackson and Bill Collings now work alongside their sons, Toby Jackson and Ben Collings. The four collectively hold the title of director and jointly operate a comprehensive fleet of machinery from both depots. This enables Rentool to promptly deploy plant and equipment throughout the area. Welcoming both Trade and DIY customers, Rentool has a haulage division capable of transporting plants up to 26 tonnes throughout the region.

However, all four directors have a say in what machinery joins their fleet and wanted to expand the compact handling sector. That’s when they reached out to Locators for a concise and compact solution.



Whilst Rentool owned a selection of Manitou telehandlers, there was room to bolster the smaller trucks as they currently only had one Manitou MT420 in their fleet.

Known for being Manitou’s most compact telehandler, the MT420 is ideal for construction and renovation. Its compressed dimensions allow it to enter narrow passageways and confined spaces that other models dare not tread. Featuring 3 steering modes – including crab functionality – the MT420’s compact manoeuvrability is a particularly strong advantage. Better still, it’s compatible with a comprehensive range of homologated Manitou attachments. These include buckets, grabs and jibs. All of which provides Rentool’s customers with versatility for their intended operations.

All four directors agreed that Rentool could benefit from a second new Manitou MT420 and Locators soon delivered.

MT 420 H ST5

Best suited to operations with limited access or height restrictions.

Load Capacity

2.0 tonnes

Maximum Lift Height

4.35 m

“Manitou telehandlers are exceptionally popular with our customers so we made the executive decision to fill a compact gap in our fleet. Fortunately, Locators were there to help us along the way. They have quality tools on hand and are always willing to help. Now, our short and long term hire plans continue to rapidly expand.”

Ben Collings

Director, Rentool