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Plant hire owner adds pink JCB 8018 mini-excavator to fleet

JCB 8018 mini-excavator

Boss of Hardwick Plant Ltd puts in special request for digger to mark impending birth of baby girl

AFTER fathering three boys, Scott Hardwick, owner of Barnsley-based Hardwick Plant Ltd, is so ecstatic at the prospect of finally becoming a dad to a baby girl, with his partner and mum-to-be Cheryl Woolands, that he has added a pink 1.8-tonne JCB mini-excavator to his fleet.

‘I’ve got three lads already – Rhuben, 6, Charlie, 4, and Oliver, 2 – so I was very happy when I learned my next child is going to be a daughter – it's a lovely feeling,’ said Mr Hardwick. ‘Given the business I am in, a pink mini JCB is really good way to celebrate a baby daughter coming on to the scene and obviously it’s a very appropriate colour for a girl.’

Hardwick Plant approached their local JCB dealers Sheffield-based T.C. Harrison and put in the unusual request for the pink digger. The JCB 8018 excavator – which is valued at £22,700 – was manufactured at the JCB Compact Products factory in Staffordshire.

And the new pink JCB mini is already turning heads for plant hire customer DKS Utilities; who are working on projects for Yorkshire Water, Anglian Water and Welsh Water. DKS already have two other JCB mini excavators on hire from Hardwick Plant.       

This is the ninth JCB 8018 that Mr Hardwick has bought through T.C. Harrison JCB - the others being in traditional yellow and black livery. And he has just placed another order for eight more, which will be delivered to his plant hire company on a monthly basis between now and next spring.

He added: ‘JCB mini-excavators always go down well with utility companies for use on a variety of projects. I always get great after-sales service from T.C. Harrison JCB and that’s what makes JCB stand out from the crowd and why I keep coming back with new orders.’

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