McCulloch GBV 345 Petrol Garden Vacuum & Leaf Blower

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McCulloch GBV 345 Petrol Garden Vacuum & Leaf Blower

Petrol Engines

It is important to read all instructions regarding petrol products. 4 Stroke engines require oil and some machines are supplied dry (No oil to start with). Running a 4 stroke petrol machine without oil will result in the engine seizing and is not covered under warranty.

2 Stroke engines will need to have a mix of oil in the petrol this is normally 1 part oil to 50 parts petrol but not always, again please read the instructions supplied with your machine. Petrol engines do require more maintenance than electric engines but if reguarly maintained they will normally give many years of use.

There are three main types of leaf blowers – Petrol, corded electric and cordless electric. As a general rule, Petrol blowers offer the most power at the expense of being heavier and noisier and than their electric counterparts, and typically come at a higher price.

Electric blowers are much quieter and more suitable for residential areas, and are usually powered by either lithium ion battery packs, or mains electricity.

Corded variants are cheaper to manufacture as they don’t require batteries or chargers, though their obvious limitation is the length of cord they are attached to.

Cordless variants offer much more freedom, though the amount of time they can be used for is dependent on the charge in their batteries. Higher amp-hour (ah) batteries will offer the most runtime, while higher voltage machines will provide more power.

Leaf blowers can also be effective at clearing snow, dust and dirt; however please bear in mind they are not designed to shift piles of wet leaves and much better results can be obtained by waiting for these to dry out first.

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Neal Begg 16/10/2017 11:22:12

Lovely piece of kit, easy to start and great at sucking up leaves. The bag holds a reasonable amount certainly enough for a medium sized garden.I'm very happy with my purchase and also a great service from Tooled up, great price and fast delivery.

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Mikey Barron 02/01/2017 15:28:08

Prime 6 times and starts on the second pull from cold without fail everytime, absolutely delighted and dont regret the purchase, only thing I would recommend you dont do is put that cone thing on the end of the blower pipe, it reduces the performance too much

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Paul Bailey 29/11/2016 19:21:19

Great as blower, but the vacuum function is a pain, it doesn't shred the leaves and so doesn't reduce the size of the leaves, emptying the bag is really not easy, surely the shoulder strap should be on the machine not on the bag!!!

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Den Attwood 24/11/2016 12:30:36

Once it starts very good at picking up leaves - that's when the problems start. The bag fitting is a joke, the zip is far too small to empty the leaves. Difficult to start when cold , and impossible when hot or warm. But as I said it is powerful.

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Jeremy Belgrove 08/11/2016 17:55:51

Quick delivery. Arrived next day. Blowing side works great and suction is very good. I wouldn't agree that it mulches 16-1 as advertised. At the end of the day its a good machine for the price paid. Its too early to say about reliability but if its anything like my mcculloch strimmer then it should last years.

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Matt Jessop 06/11/2014 14:57:46

Delivered next day by parcelforce - even got a text saying "your delivery will be with you in the next 90 mins" - so excellent delivery service. blower looks to be well made, put some fuel in (40:1 mix) and it started on second pull. Worth reading the manual as it has tips on starting cold / warm / flooded. a quick test - its very powerful (much more so than the gbv250 i borrowed) so i am happy so far. can't fault tooled-up.Com, not ordered from them before but excellent service.

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Laguna Services Ltd 11/07/2014 18:19:52

Does exactly what is say's on the box

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Warren Smyth 05/06/2013 10:05:37

Great blower/vac. the only complaint is the hassle of changing from blower to vac. its not a big issue but when using it as all day long for my gardening business it gets abit annoying.

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Ben Caird 12/05/2013 10:46:56

I had an electric one before, what a difference. build quality great, i use primarily to clear leaves from 2 enormous oaks, and it saves me a vast amount of time, blow and vacuum both great. occasional clog on vacuum, but 2 minute job to resolve. highly recommended

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Brian Roberts 22/02/2013 10:06:55

Great little machine. Light and easy to use. Prompt service and delivery.

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B Riggs 10/01/2013 12:03:43

Extremely pleased with your service. delivery was on time and i am delighted with my purchase

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Alastair Mcintosh 02/10/2012 19:30:42

An easy to use machine that starts well and has a high pickup performance. The collection bag is a good size and the blower is very effective.

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Frank Galbraith 06/04/2012 16:35:43

Having just been delivered, i have not had the opportunity to use it. The packaging was excellent, delivery reasonably fast, but i had great bother getting it from tooled-up. Not really there fault as they were unable to get it from the distributor. i've had to wait 8 weeks, but as it was a mccullough i wanted i think the wait was well worth it, they make excellent equipment. As soon as this rain and bad weather stops and i get a chance to cut grass i'll update this review.

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B Mchugh 30/10/2016 11:09:37

It ok do the price

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This product carries a full 1 year manufacturers warranty covering both faulty materials and faulty workmanship, it does not cover general wear and tear or damage, batteries, blades, bulbs and other consumables. In the unlikely event of a fault the item returned is subject to fair wear & tear and must not have been used beyond the scope of it's design. Some manufacturers will offer a direct repair or replacement service (as applicable) which will often resolve your problem more quickly. We will exchange or refund within the first 30 days if a manufacturers fault is found with this product. Thereafter a repair or exchange as appropriate will be offered.

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