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Written on: 09/03/2011
My rating appears at odds with all others. Perhaps because it is an older machine. I have had it for 16 years and it has been fault free and has run well, cutting beech and leylandii hedges. Last year it developed a starting fault which I traced to a split in the carb. diaphragm. I repaired this and it is now running again.
Because of its age I have been looking for a replacement and one useful point is overlooked in technical information; Namely the fuel/oil ratio. An oil rich mixture is… Read Full Review
Written on: 07/08/2010 by rickeggleston (5 reviews written)
Absolute junk, and worse, dangerous junk!
Starting problems from new.
Unsecured push fit petrol pipes come off spraying petrol onto hot engine. I had to wire-lock these in place.
Primer bulb leaks air into the fuel pipes, stalling engine.
Bolts securing the main cover and fuel tank vibrated loose repeatedly, resulting in the petrol tank dangling from the (now wired in place) pipes! I eventually applied threadlock to the bolts, but the vibration then sheared them.
Only good point is the very… Read Full Review
Written on: 16/07/2010
TOTALLY LOUSY - DO NOY BUY ONE OF THESE - COMPLETE WASTE OF MONEY
MINE LASTED ABOUT 2 HOURS OF LIGHT USE !!!!
BUYER BEWARE !!!… Read Full Review
Written on: 18/11/2009
I bought it brand new and it stalled after 5 mins and refused to restart so took it back and got replacement which worked for ten minutes then the blade just stopped and the engine fell off it is very poorly made and should be taken from sale… Read Full Review
Written on: 14/09/2009
McCulloch Tivoli 63 Petrol Hedge Cutter
I have had it for 14 months - it has always been difficult to start. The pamphlet is not a great help.
Took it back to Machine Mart who replaced the cord winder. It was still difficult to start.
I stopped it half way though cutting the hedge, when I went to restart, it would not. I lost faith in Machine Mart amnd I have taken it to an independent who has stripped it and rebuilt it. There are no apparent problems but he cannot start it.
It is out of… Read Full Review
Written on: 16/03/2009 by dennismajor (1 review written)
The McCulloch Tivoli 63 Petrol Hedge Cutter has a powerful cut, it managed my large laurel hedge in an afternoon, but I feel it is a poor starter. Mine took a long time to start first time but when I tried it again this spring, it would not go. It is back with the shop now who refunded me my money without any problems. I do not think mine was a reliable piece of kit and in my opinion it was not worth the money… Read Full Review
Written on: 29/07/2008 by Hedge (1 review written)
I live in France and bought the McCulloch Tivoli hedge cutter in the UK. When I returned home I had great difficulty starting it. Eventually I got it going but it ran just for 5 minutes and was then impossible to restart. I sought help from Husqvarna UK who took 24 days to answer my email messages and then said it was not their problem under the guarantee. I put the machine with a repairer who contacted Husqvarna France; they argued for three weeks that my guarantee was not valid in France… Read Full Review
Written on: 07/07/2008 by RAY T (1 review written)
Obviously I am not happy with the short life of this McCulloch Tivoli 63 Petrol Hedge Cutter, at 15 months old it started to get very hot and stopped and i have been told that it will not be cost effective to have it repaired… Read Full Review
Written on: 02/07/2008 by Disabledterry (1 review written)
The McCulloch Tivoli 63 Petrol Hedge Cutter has been a waste of time and money, I bought from Cheapmowers Ltd who I feel were not helpful at all when I contacted them and explained my difficulty, i,e. one useless hedge trimmer. I have wasted £164.95. Buyers beware!… Read Full Review
Written on: 21/10/2007 by Theo S (1 review written)
Personally, I bought the McCulloch Tivoli 63 Petrol Hedge Cutter primarily for about 40m of hedge and general bush trimming a good distance from any electric supply. Prior experience with electric trimmers suggested a more powerful machine was required.
The swivel handle is a necessity for good control.
The engagement arm for starting broke after about 30 hours of use - I'm now testing the after sales guarantee service!… Read Full Review
Written on: 30/06/2007 by mikecashman (1 review written)
I bought a McCulloch Tivoli 63 Petrol Hedge Cutter 14 years ago, and it's worked very well for me. You have to get the hang of using some choke initially, and then running without choke, but that's normal for any small petrol engine like device like this; I've never failed to get it to start. The machine has cut through hedges, twigs, small branches, weeds and everything I've used it for. The reach is of course limited if you've got very tall hedges, and because of the weight of the machine, I… Read Full Review
Written on: 25/02/2007 by pierce (1 review written)
We have petrol stimmers, chain saws, etc so we are not new to this type of equipment - I think it has to be the worst ever… Read Full Review
Written on: 14/06/2006 by ROBIN EMERY (1 review written)
This review if based on my use of the McCulloch Tivoli 63 Petrol Hedge Cutter. Maybe I just had a faulty one by the other reviews… Read Full Review
Written on: 17/10/2005 by denis buckley (2 reviews written)
The instructions for the McCulloch Tivoli 63 Petrol hedge cutter weren't especially clear, especially with regards to starting, and the role of the clutch. Also, there are far more safety points to plough through than actual instructions. Once that was sorted out and I got the thing running, following some twiddling of a cable adjuster not even mentioned in the instruction booklet, I was pleasantly surprised how well it coped with thick twigs/branches. Having used an electric trimmer for… Read Full Review
Written on: 03/08/2004 by Simon JB (1 review written)
McCulloch Hedge Cutter ideal for use in short bursts, however it cuts through virtually any thing with ease so in no time you can cover a large area. The only problem is if you need to use ladders on tall hedges it gets quite tiring.
I've only run it for a few hours, but it still appears to be very sharp… Read Full Review
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