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Written on: 04/11/2014 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: 29/10/2014 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
Written on: 29/10/2009
The on/off microswitch burned out after only one season. Trying to get a replacement was impossible!… Read Full Review
Written on: 19/12/2008 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
Written on: 03/12/2008
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
Written on: 25/05/2008
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: 20/12/2007 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: 05/06/2006 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: 30/10/2005 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: 24/09/2004 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