Universal How-to

Welcome to Universal's How-to page, where you will find helpful instruction videos and articles on topics such as lawn care, tree felling, and hedge trimming.

How to - Chainsaw Safety Features

How to - Chainsaw safety features

Stay safe with your chainsaw. This film takes you through some important safety features that appear on all good chainsaws.
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ENG How to mount the trimmer head or cutting blade

How to - Mount the trimmer head or cutting blade

Easy-to-understand DIY tips on how to mount a trimmer head and cutting blade on your McCulloch trimmer. These instructions refer to models B28 and B40 Elite.
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How do I lubricate the bar and chain

Chainsaws from McCulloch are self-lubricating. Use only Universal powered by McCulloch bar and chain oil. This oil has been specially developed to retain its viscosity at the extreme temperatures generated by the chain and bar. If the bar is fitted with a nose roller, this should also be lubricated regularly.
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Tractor attachments

Make your McCulloch tractor useful all year round with attachments such as the moss rake, the scarifier, the spreader, the collector, the roller, the gravel harrow, and the trailer.
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Trimmer attachments

Make your McCulloch trimmer useful in more ways by the use of attachments such as the hedge trimmer, the edger, the pole runner and the cultivator.
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Maintenance and servicing your lawn mower GB

How to - Maintain and service your petrol lawn mower

It's important to perform regular maintenance on your lawn mower. This short video shows you how to change the oil, spark plug and air filter.

Transcript of the "How to" video

A regular exchange of oil prolongs the life of your lawn mowers engine. We recommend that you change the oil every twenty-fifth hour of use or annually.

Among our range of lawn mower accessories is an original maintenance kit, including an oil syringe.

Let the engine idle for a few minutes, so that the oil becomes warm and liquid.

Disconnect the spark plug lead. The drain plug is located underneath the engine, but it is much easier to empty the oil through the filler hole using the oil syringe.

Remember that old engine oil is a hazardous waste and should be handled and disposed of accordingly. We recommend that you use our customised oil which is adapted to engine specifications, for both quality and volumes.

When checking the oil level, ensure that the dipstick goes all the way down to the bottom of the crankcase.

The crankcase should always be filled with oil, up to the full mark on the dipstick.

Check the condition of the air filter at regular intervals. It is usually sufficient to just blow this clean, however if it is very dirty it must be replaced.

Now there is only one thing left to do to - check the spark plug.

Always use the recommended spark plug to factory specifications.

Insert the spark plug carefully by hand into the cylinder threads as far as possible, and then tighten fully using a box spanner.

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How to replace the cutting blades_Tractor GB

How do I replace the curling blade on my tractor

This film shows how to replace the cutting blades on your tractor.
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Servicing your tractor  GB

How do I maintain my tractor?

This films shows how to service your tractor and important things to consider. For example oil levels, air filters and spark plugs.
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Front mower cutting deck

Clear and easy instructions for removing and performing maintenance work on the cutting deck on a McCulloch front mower.
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