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McCulloch GBV 325 25cc Petrol Garden blower & vacuum
This McCulloch GBV 325 Petrol Garden blow vac is ideal for work such as clearing grass cuttings, leaves and litter.
Features and benefits
- Comes with a full vacuum kit
- Mulching facility reduces volume of waste by 10:1 ratio
|Fuel tank capacity||0.54L|
|Model name/number||GBV 325|
|Number of functions||3|
1234dav - 5 months ago
These comments are about as daft as the users hard to start try running it in the correct mixture. Try priming it first 3 pumps should do and try changing the spark plug from time to time it’s and engine at the end of the day you look after it and it will last. And if not spare parts are readily available. No need to throw everything in the bin after a few uses.
Good as blower awkward changeing to vac
fish41bidave - 10 months ago
Mine lasted about 2 to 3 years with regular use. Ok to start, never changed the spark plug or needed a service. Never used the bag. Buying the same one again
Easy to assemble and use with adjustments
TomWeston - 1 year ago
Bought and used it today. Easy to assemble and use. Starts easily but required the slow speed screw adjusting otherwise it stopped, this is mentioned in the instruction booklet. The bag has a long zip in it for emptying leaves out but you do need the remove the plastic filler pipe with the bag which is a bit of a pain but will no doubt get used to it. Not to heavy and easy to move about, my arms did tingle a bit after 30 minutes of use but gone in a few minutes. Not too noisy so ear defenders not required but probably a good idea.
Waste of Time
SM0101 - 1 year ago
First of all there were NO instructions so I went on line and found a website that would sell me the instructions as a PDF for £1.49. Still not that clear so resorted to You Tube. Found something in German but it was more seeing how than understanding. I wanted to have the bag attachment fitted and what a faff! Proud of myself I built it up went to start. Spent an hour on it, could not get it to start, checked fuel lines, the prepump was the issue.
So its going back, I've read the other comments and its a recurring theme, the GBV325 appears to be an older model. 2 hrs in could have swept up by now. B&Q I don't know why you sell this junk.
Reported starting issues
Stephen88 - 1 year ago
Ok, I bought one of these and was concerned about reported starting issues. Turns out that you have to follow the routine to start. Prime engine with fuel, three pulls on full choke, then start on half choke. Now this is the part that most people don’t do and that is to let it tick over for ten seconds. This because these small two stroke engines need to be warmed up before made to work. Fail to do it and the engine will stall as you open the throttle. I use the throttle control lever on the side of the handle rather than the trigger. Normally only run it on just above tick over. Vacuum works well despite reports of little suction. Most complaints are because the users expect too much of these machines. Fact is, if they had powerful suction they would suck up all manner of objects, resulting in destroying the fan. Used correctly these are fantastic. One tip for when using vacuum mode, place bag strap across body like a satchel strap and the bag sits comfortably.