The history of McCulloch spans over 70 years. In 1943, business man Robert McCulloch founded a company called McCulloch Motors Corporation. After a few years the company moved from Wisconsin to California, where McCulloch Motors produced its first chainsaw, a two-man model named 5-49.
In 1949, McCulloch revolutionised the chainsaw industry by introducing a light one-man chain saw called 3-25. North American woodworking would never be the same again.
In 1999 McCulloch sold its European division to Husqvarna AB. Nine years later, Husqvarna also acquired the rights to the McCulloch brand on the North American market. Since then, McCulloch is a brand within the Husqvarna Group.