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Ariens 27-Ton Horizontal / Vertical Gas Log Splitter

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Gas Log Splitter
Vertical/Horizontal Log Splitter
Log Length
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Easily Change From Vertical to Horizontal Operation
Never again have to lift those heavy logs onto the cradle

169cc Subaru Engine
Top-notch performance and unbeatable reliability

25" Maximum Log Capacity
The ability to split those longer logs- perfect for bonfires

2-Stage, 11 GPM Hydraulic Pump
27-Ton splitting force

Centrally Located Controls Allow For Operation From Either Side
Spend less time walking around the machine & more time splitting

Tow Hitch and Jack Stand Included
Makes moving and setting up your splitter that much easier

Critical Components Are Located At The Front Of The Splitter
Reduces the likelihood of damage from dropped logs

Ergonomic Work Height
Less fatigue means any size job will be easier

Assembly Required
Splitter will arrive in a crate with complete instructions

Unit Shipped Partially Filled Hydraulic Reservoir
Add ISO32 hydraulic oil to operating level before use; see manual

Model Number:917001
Engine Brand:Subaru
Engine Starter:Recoil Start
HP/CC:169 cc
Idle Control:Yes
Fuel Tank Size:.9
Log Capacity
Max Log Length:25" Inches
Wedge Size:6-Inch
Wedge Style:2-way
Replaceable Wedge:Yes
Sharpenable Wedge:Yes
Auto Return:Yes
Hydraulic Filter:Yes
Hydraulic Oil Included:Yes
Hydraulic Reservoir Size:4.5 Gallons
Cycle Time:17 Seconds
Cylinder Diameter:4.5 Inches
D.O.T. Lights:No
Hitch Ball Size:2 Inch
Max Towing Speed:45 Mph
Log Cradles:Included
Jack Stands:Included
Weight:500 Lbs (226.80 kilograms)
Dimensions:86.25L x 38.25W x 46.5H
(219.08 x 97.16 x 118.11 cm)
Consumer Warranty:3 Years
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Q: How much Hydraulic Fluid does the reservoir hold ????
by Don Cox from Massachusetts on August 08, 2015

A: Don,

This splitter holds 4-1/2 gallons of hydraulic fluid moving it at 11 gallons per minute.
by Bob, Product Expert
Q: Can I buy a 4 way wedge for it?
by Will Russell from Massachusetts on August 19, 2014

A: Will - sorry, but Ariens does not currently offer a 4-way wedge for any of their log splitter models. I've heard they have something in the works, but as of now, there is not a 4-way wedge available that will fit up to this model.
by Bob, Product Expert
Q: Can you put a 4 way wedge on?
by Pete from Massachusetts on August 28, 2011

A: Ariens doesn't make a 4-way wedge at this time; using another brand would void your warranty.

Another thing to consider: most 4-way wedges are meant for units where a ram pushes the wood into the splitting head.

The 917001 pushes the splitting head into a stop plate. Once you put the unit into the vertical position, the 4-way would fall off.
by Bob, Product Expert
Q: hey mike
i own an ariens 27 ton log splitter. and
i am having a problem with the hydrau-
lic filter. it keeps on loosening up and
leaks.there is really no way to tighten
the filter to the hydraulic tank.
any suggestions. thanks tony

by Tony Meskauskas from Massachusetts on June 05, 2011

A: The best advice I can give is to contact Ariens. Maybe they have a quick fix for you. It could be as simple as putting a new filter on the splitter. Here is there number. 920-756-4688

by Bob, Product Expert
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4.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 5
Easy To Use (8)
Quiet (5)
Reliable (4)
Price (4)
I'd Buy It Again (3)
Poor Warranty Service (1)
Durability (1)
Unreliable (1)
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93% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Total Reviews
33 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
733 Helpful Votes
Log Splitters Direct Recommended

This is a sturdy, reliable splitter, much like our Good and Best selections- but here's what set's it apart.

First of all, this can be towed on public roads, so you can go where the wood is. If your state requires DOT lighting and/or license plate holder you can add those separately.

Second is the Subaru engine- it is strong and reliable. The whole unit is covered by a 2 year factory warranty.

Next, this splitter can be run in the normal, horizontal position; the larger tires puts it... more
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Phil K.
Galion, OH
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 8/16/11
Total Reviews
4 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
162 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Positive Review
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Made In Usa
this log splitter has been awesome, it does all it was advertised to do. I can quickly get a truck load of firewood handled in no time.
What I like best is that I have never smelled fumes from this clean burning engine, that's a big plus for me.. After two years I see no rust on any metal parts. I like that.

I can shut the fuel off to the carb and let it run out the fuel in the carb bowel so it doesn't clog the carb during storage.. delivery and assembly went flawless. I bought 2... more
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Robert H.
Middlesex, NJ
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Wedge Is Weak Link
I bought the smaller Ariens (21 ton?). First day, knotty log jammed, while retracting wedge the steel wedge attachment point (actually part of the wedge) broke, requiring a replacement wedge $200+). Wouldn't you think they would have a less expensive shear pin as the weak link?

I returned the splitter and upgraded to the 27 ton. It has the same flaw. My wedge broke last week, but a welder friend fixed it. Come on, Ariens, there is no excuse for the expensive wedge being the weak link. ... more
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Donna T.
Warner Robins, GA
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
An Amazing Splitter!
I purchased this splitter 18 months ago and, because I sell firewood all year long, the splitter is used continuously. It is easy to use, very strudy, and quite dependable.

The splitter is very attractive the bright orange color is quite appealing. The controls are easy to use, the larger tires elevate it to a comfortable height in the horizontal position, and the power is awesome.

And, it is stingy on gas. This is my first hydraulic splitter and, in time, I foresee the need to... more
Pros: Reliable, Durable, Exceeded Expectations, High Quality
Donna Recommends This Ariens Product
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David J.
Locust, NC
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 4/5/15
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Product, Great Price, Great Service!
I purchased the Ariens 27-ton log splitter from Log Splitters Direct. The professional reviews really helped with my decision to purchase this product. Online ordering was easy, the price was easy on the wallet, delivery was much faster than estimated, and it was packaged very nicely in a crate.

The performance of the log splitter has been great as well. Within the first month, I have already split 5 cords of oak and have not had a single problem. Overall, Log Splitters Direct provided... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Reliable, Price, I'd Buy It Again
David Recommends This Ariens Product
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Jerry D.
Wapanucka, OK
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 1/10/15
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Log Splitter
Got it very quickly, it was in great shape, and we love using it. It was well crated and ready to go except for gasoline.

You all represented it well, and it was everything you said it would be. Although it could cause marital problems as my wife wants to split the logs.
Jerry Recommends This Ariens Product
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Cory B.
Kent, WA
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 10/8/14
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Thanks Log Splitters Dircect
Fabulous transaction and great price. Thank you! However, the splitter is at the cabin in the garage where there is no access during the winter months.

Currently there is approx 4 ft of snow. Next spring when we are splitting wood again I will provide you with feedback.
Cory Recommends This Ariens Product
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Log Splitters Direct
Cincinnati, OH
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Ariens 27-ton Horizontal / Vertical Gas Log Splitter Review
AsktheBuilder host Tim Carter demonstrates the advantages of a gas powered hydraulic log splitter and shows tips for how to operate it. You also see the advantages of using a vertical log splitter over a horizontal log splitter.
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Total Helpful Votes
43 Helpful Votes
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Replaced My Troy-bilt With This Ariens
I purchased a Troy-Bilt 27 ton splitter from Lowes after 3 hrs. The spider coupling in the pump coupler was coming apart so I exchanged it for a new unit. The new replacement unit had the same failure in the same time frame so I returned it for a full refund. I went to Home Depot and purchased this Ariens 27 ton and let me tell you it is WELL worth the extra 200 dollars over the Troy-Bilt. The Ariens has a handle on the tongue and nothing on the Troy-Bilt. The leg stand on the Ariens is made A... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Quiet, Price, Reliable
John Recommends This Ariens Product
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Fred K.
Blythe, CA
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 1/15/13
Total Helpful Votes
50 Helpful Votes
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Ariens Splitter
I received the Ariens 27 ton log splitter. After uncrating the splitter I noticed several things.
1) One of the tires was completely off the rim
2) The bolt holding the stub axle to the frame was missing
3) I serviced the engine and added the proper amount of hydraulic oil to the splitter tank
4) I started the engine and it ran fine
5) I pulled the lever to actuate the ram, IT DID NOT MOVE
6) Thinking the oil lines needed priming loosened a line, no oil came from the line... more
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Les G.
Muskogee, OK
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 3/9/13
Total Helpful Votes
31 Helpful Votes
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Arisen 27 Ton Splitter
First splitter I've ever purchased or even used. Bought after reading the many positive reviews from other owners and for the reasonable price and free shipping Log Splitters Direct offered. I've split over 6 racks of green and dead Oak and I am very pleased with this unit's performance! The Subaru motor starts up first pull, runs smooth and paired with the splitters hydraulic unit, there hasn't been a piece of wood the wedge has failed to split. The ability to position the unit for vertical or... more
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David C.
Lebanon, CT
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 9/25/12
Total Helpful Votes
24 Helpful Votes
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Beyond Expectations
I have just received my log splitter and I have to say that it is one of the best purchases I have ever made. It goes way beyond my expectations.

It starts with just one pull and splitting wood was never so easy. I would recommend this product to every one, you will not be disappointed.

It came put together which was a plus. It splits wood great every time, it's easy to move, and it is a great looking machine. If any one out there is shopping for a log splitter, trust me, this is the one.
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