McCulloch Wildcat Specifications

McCulloch Wildcat Specifications

The McCulloch Wildcat chainsaw was introduced in 1989 by the McCulloch Motors Corporation based in Los Angeles, California, USA. This powerful and efficient chainsaw quickly became a popular choice for loggers, farmers, and homeowners alike. Its bright yellow color and sleek design made it instantly recognizable on job sites and in tool sheds. The Wildcat represented a significant milestone in chainsaw design and engineering and set the standard for many other models that followed.

Though it has since been discontinued, the McCulloch Wildcat remains a beloved and iconic tool for those who remember its power and dependability.


Year introduced1989
Year discontinuedN/A
Engine displacement38 cc (2.3 cu. in.)
Cylinder bore39.6 mm (1.56 in.)
Piston stroke30.5 mm (1.20 in.)
Cylinder typeAluminum with chrome-plated bore
Intake methodPiston ported
Manufacturer HPNot advertised
Weight5.4 kg (12 lbs) powerhead only
Handlebar systemAnti-vibration
Chain brakeYes
Drive typeDirect
ConstructionPlastic and die-cast magnesium
Magneto typeElectronic
CarburetorWalbro MDC
Major repair kitK1MDC
Minor repair kitD1MDC
Air filter systemFlocked wire screen
Starter typeAutomatic rewind
Oil pumpManual
Ignition timingFixed
Breaker point settingNone
Flywheel/coil air gap0.30 mm (0.012 in.)
Spark plug typeAC CS45T, Champion DJ8
Spark plug gap0.63 mm (0.025 in.)
Crankshaft main bearingsCaged needle roller
Fuel tank capacity325 ml (11 oz.)
Fuel oil ratio40:1 with McCulloch oil
Recommended fuel octaneRegular
Mix oil specificationMcCulloch two-cycle mix oil
Chain pitch3/8 in low profile
Chain typeMcCulloch MP370GLX
Bar mount pattern08 link
Shortest guide bar supplied45.7 cm (18 in.)
Colour schemeMcCulloch Yellow with Black
McCulloch Wildcat Chainsaw Specs


  • Manufactured by McCulloch Motors Corp. in Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Series or assembly number unknown
  • Engine displacement of 2.3 cu. in. (38 cc)
  • Single cylinder with a bore of 1.56 in. and a stroke of 1.20 in.
  • Aluminum cylinder with a chrome plated bore
  • Piston ported intake method
  • Operator configuration is one man operation
  • Anti-vibration handlebar system
  • Chain brake included
  • Centrifugal clutch and direct drive type
  • Plastic and die cast magnesium construction
  • Electronic magneto type with a fixed ignition timing
  • Automatic rewind starter type
  • Manual oil pump
  • Fuel tank capacity of 11 oz.
  • Fuel oil ratio of 40:1 with McCulloch oil
  • Uses McCulloch two-cycle mix oil
  • Chain pitch of 3/8 in low profile and McCulloch MP370GLX chain type
  • Shortest guide bar supplied is 18 in. with an 08 link bar mount pattern
  • McCulloch Yellow with Black color scheme


The McCulloch Wildcat chainsaw may no longer be in production, but it has certainly left a lasting legacy in the world of chainsaws. This sturdy, reliable and powerful tool was introduced in 1989 and quickly became a favorite of many homeowners and professionals alike. With its lightweight design, anti-vibration handlebar system, and powerful engine, the Wildcat could handle a wide variety of cutting tasks with ease.

While the Wildcat may no longer be available, it remains a beloved tool among those who were fortunate enough to own one. It is a testament to the durability and quality of the McCulloch brand, and a reminder that a well-made tool can last a lifetime with proper care and maintenance. Whether you are a professional or a homeowner, the McCulloch Wildcat remains a symbol of power, performance, and reliability in the world of chainsaws.

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