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Written on: by Olddims (1 review written)
Always been difficult to start. Phoned customer service- Useless. Took it to my local garden machinery dealer, he frowned when I approached the counter with 'the machine' in my hand. His words were "They didn't do their good name any good when they allowed it to be put on this pile of ....." £30 later and it still wouldn't start… Read Full Review
Written on: by Ernestd1976 (1 review written)
Can only agree with all the other reviews, looks like they've stopped manufacturing this pile of junk, not surprised as it's bulky, heavy, awkward and blows heat straight into your body. No matter how I position the strap around me I just can't keep hold of it for more than a few minutes. It does suck/blow quite well but it's so unwieldy it's unbelievable and to top it all the zip on the bag has broken (not for the first time) and I can't find a replacement bag anywhere. Rubbish, rubbish… Read Full Review
The object of a leaf blower is to blow or suck up leaves .. to do that it has to work .. after very little use the micro switch burnt out .. this seems to be an ongoing problem with them it got so hot the handle has melted and would have caught fire I have no doubt .. A heap of expensive unreliable junk. and to me the worst bit Dangerous. what do I like about it .. the colour . it looks good on the scrap heap. … Read Full Review
Written on: by PoppaDave (1 review written)
The maufacturer's must know it's difficult to start. There are a multitude of instructions on the machine telling what to do to start it including a contact number if you don't manage it. Most kit of this type you usually have to just prime, choke and pull and hey presto it starts. Not with this machine. I've now given up hope with it. JCB's good name will be damaged turning out equipment like this… Read Full Review
It has taken me 3 hours to try to get my JCB-BV26 petrol blower/vac started and so far i have not managed to get it started. To say i am put out is an understatement - i thought a JCB product would be better than this. I have been over the manual several times now, have read all the trouble shooting points and assembly instructions and i have even had a neighbour have a look to see if he could get it running. I have now got sore hands from the pull cord, my garden is still full of leaves and… Read Full Review
The on/off microswitch burned out after only one season. Trying to get a replacement was impossible!… Read Full Review
Written on: by 531johns (1 review written)
After the JCB Garden Vac I would not buy another JCB branded product It did not perform as promised and was a let down. AdviceL AVOID and spend your hard earned money on a better product… Read Full Review
The bag on my JCB Garden Vac is not replaceable not even from the manufactures address in the manual. I phoned and was told the replacement bag was £7.96 so sent for two with a cheque on the 17-11-08.
Not having received the bags, I phoned them and they now say they have discontinued this product and the bags are no longer available, Have not received my cheque back either from Pulse Home Products Ltd … Read Full Review
I will soon need a new collection bag for my JCB Garden Vac as the it is prone to clogging up as the throat into the collection bag seems too small… Read Full Review
Written on: by michaelhood (1 review written)
I think it must be the most inefficient leaf collector ever invented and I was refused a return my money… Read Full Review
Written on: by Qwertyco (2 reviews written)
Very Poor Performance. I also have a JCB petrol strimmer which isn't much better. The JCB Garden Vac is less than 4 months old, so I shall be returning it to Makro ASAP.
I'll never buy another JCB tool again. Almost as bad as Nu-Tool rubbish… Read Full Review
Written on: by countsteve (1 review written)
The JCB garden vac is a product that I would happily recommend. It has a 2000w motor which provides enough suction to lift wet leaves which are stuck to the ground.
At first I thought that the collection bag was too small, but the mulching does an excellent job, and it's surprising just how much it holds.
As is usually the case with JCB garden products, the wiring and switches give a look and feel of quality. There were a couple of very minor finishing issues when the package was opened… Read Full Review
Written on: by cowcalves (48 reviews written)
I just picked up a JCB Garden Vac for £45 off Amazon and I'm pretty chuffed. It does what it's supposed to and beats raking up your leaves a million times over. I've not had it too long so I can't say if it lasts or not but I think it should. Anyway here's its vital statistics:
- 2 speeds
- 2000 watt motor
- 9:1 mulch ratio
- 40 litre collection bag
You just can't argue with all that for £45 can you?… Read Full Review
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