McCulloch M4076 Vac Petrol Wheeled Garden Vacuum
- Availability: Discontinued
- Estimated Dispatch: No longer available
- Manufacturer: McCulloch
- Delivery Charge: Free To UK Mainland
A hand-propelled lawn and leaf vacuum designed specifically for keeping larger areas free from loose leaves, litter and dirt. Powered by a hardworking Briggs & Stratton four-stroke petrol engine, the Windy Vac features a 250 litre collection bag.
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Are you, perhaps, a groundskeeper watching fretfully as autumn leaves start to carpet your immaculately tended lawn? Or perhaps a business owner who despairs at the gradual accumulation of dirt and litter on the forecourt of your establishment? Perhaps you are a professional contractor, tired of long days tidying leaves, rubbish and other debris from lawns and hard surfaces wherever you might roam? Well fear not, my friend, as McCulloch’s ‘Windy Vac’ is a hand-propelled lawn and leaf vacuum designed specifically for keeping larger areas free from loose leaves, litter and dirt.
Unlike most garden vacuums, which are typically either handheld units of backpack mounted, the Windy Vac features a four-wheeled design much like a walk behind lawnmower, thereby making it much easier to comfortably cover large areas without the task becoming excessively arduous. Weighing only 38kg, the Windy Vac’s large wheels feature smooth running ball bearings to help ensure exceptional manoeuvrability, while being hand-propelled makes it easy to negotiate any trees, rocks, lawn borders or other obstacles which may lie in your path. This ease of operation makes the Windy Vac pleasingly user-friendly and almost certainly preferable to lugging around a heavy handheld blower/vacuum when taking on heavier workloads.
Moreover, as the Windy Vac is powered by a hardworking Briggs & Stratton 500 Series four-stroke petrol engine it is also quieter and more fuel efficient than a machine powered by a similarly powerful two-stroke engine, while an easy to use recoil starter system ensures trouble-free starting every time. The 4.0HP the 500 Series produces combines with the Windy Vac’s 76cm working width to deliver efficient clearance of all kinds of rubbish, leaf litter, twigs and dirt, making it easy to achieve a tidy finish with the bare minimum of hassle. A very generously proportioned 250 litre collection bag, moreover, further boosts performance by cutting down on the number of times you will have to stop to dispose of collected material. Disposal is pleasingly simple too, however, with quick access afforded by the large zip opening in the back of the collector.
All McCulloch tools are also built for exceptional durability, so the Windy Vac will easily handle the daily rigors of heavier clearance work, while a rugged steel deck helps to further ensure a long and reliable service life. For a great way of keeping medium to large lawns and hard surfaces pleasingly tidy, then, McCulloch’s Windy Vac offers a great alternative to a traditional leaf blower or garden vacuum.
Undecided on what to buy? Be sure to read our free advice article about choosing the best leaf blowers and vacuums for clearing-up in the garden.
- Powered by a hardworking Briggs & Stratton 500 Series four-stroke petrol engine, producing 4.0HP and featuring an easy to use recoil starter system
- An impressive 76cm working width ensures superb effectiveness, quickly tidying leaves, dirt and litter from lawns, forecourts, paths and driveways
- High capacity 250 litre collection bag ensures longer between disposal stops for greater efficiency when taking on heavy workloads
- Large, smooth running wheels fitted with ball bearings ensure exceptional manoeuvrability and make the ‘Windy Vac’ easy to push
- Sturdy build with a rugged steel deck and only high quality components ensures great reliability and many years of satisfying performance
|Engine/motor:||158cc Briggs & Stratton 500 Series|
|Power source:||Petrol/oil mixture|
|Collection bag:||150 litres|
About McCullochDespite founding the McCulloch Motors Corporation in 1943 and subsequently revolutionising the chainsaw industry, Robert P. McCulloch is perhaps best known as the man who purchased the old London Bridge in 1968 before moving it to a city he founded: Lake Havasu City. The urban myth that McCulloch believed he was purchasing Tower Bridge is untrue; he simply believed that moving the entirety of London Bridge to the middle of Arizona would raise the profile of Lake Havasu City.
But let us leave that aside for a moment, as although the McCulloch Motors Corporation was established in 1943 it was only once the company began making chainsaws that things really took off. Released in 1949, the Model 3-25 was particularly notable for being much lighter than its predecessors and soon became an industry standard. McCulloch continued innovating, with models such as 1968’s Power Mac 6 (the world’s lightest chainsaw at the time) and the Mini Mac 1 (an early consumer machine designed for the domestic market) standing out amidst a proud history.
In the 1970s and ‘80s McCulloch added hedge trimmers, grass trimmers and leaf blowers to its product range, signifying the company’s growing status within the lawn and garden industry. Since then McCulloch machines have become a staple of garden maintenance across the world, with the current range including a variety of exceptional chainsaws, trimmers, lawnmowers and garden tractors. All McCulloch equipment benefits from the company’s hallmarks of powerful engines, technical innovation and ergonomic design, so you can trust a McCulloch tool to get even the toughest horticultural jobs done with pleasingly little fuss. Moreover, thanks to a continuing dedication to providing the latest in hi-tech, low noise and low emission technology McCulloch tools are also reassuringly clean and quiet running, while their OxyPower engines provide greater fuel economy than ever before.
Robert McCulloch should be remembered primarily for founding a company which provides superb garden care solutions, rather than for his peculiar decision to move a major London landmark half way across the world. Though given that pretty much the only thing most people know about Lake Havasu City is that it is the current location of the old London Bridge, it’s fair to say McCulloch’s endeavour did succeed in raising the profile of the city. Whether that justifies spending $2.46 million and shipping many tonnes of masonry across the Atlantic Ocean, through the Panama Canal to California then another 300 miles inland is another matter.
The man was clearly an original thinker though and also made some very good chainsaws, so let’s focus on that.
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