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Ariens 27-Ton Horizontal / Vertical Gas Log Splitter

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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
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Force
27
Tons
Style
Gas Log Splitter
Type
Vertical/Horizontal Log Splitter
Log Length
25"
Inches
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


Engine
Engine Brand
Subaru
Starting System
Recoil Start
CC
169 CCs
Fuel Tank Size
0.9 Gallons
Idle Control
Yes
Wedge
Wedge Size
6 Inches
Wedge Style
2-way
Replaceable Wedge
Yes
Sharpenable Wedge
Yes
Hydraulics
Auto Return
Yes
Hydraulic Filter
Yes
Hydraulic Oil Included
Yes
Hydraulic Reservoir Size
4.5
Cycle Time
17 Seconds
Cylinder Diameter
4.5 Inches
Log Capacity
Max Log Length
25 Inches
Towing
Towable
Yes
D.O.T. Lights
No
Fenders
Included
Hitch Type
2 Inch Ball Hitch
Max Towing Speed
45 MPH
Accessories
Jack Stands
Included
Log Cradles
Included
Overview
Assembly Required
Yes
Weight
500 Pounds
Dimensions
86.25L x 38.25W x 46.5H
Consumer Warranty
3 Years
UPC
751058036984
Model
917001
  3 Questions
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 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

Ariens 917001 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
Value
5/5
Overall
4.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 5
Pros
Easy To Use (8)
Quiet (5)
Reliable (4)
Price (4)
Exceeded Expectations (3)
Cons
Poor Warranty Service (1)
Durability (1)
Unreliable (1)
Low Quality (1)
95% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Bob, the Log Splitter Expert
Log Splitter Expert

Product Expert
Total Reviews
36 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
886 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
Bob Recommends This Model
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James S.
Mercer, WI
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 9/20/15
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
OCT.
22
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Ariens 27-ton Log Splitter
The log splitter arrived in a timely manner and was in great shape with no visible damage. It was easy to uncrate and setup. Started fast once I remembered to turn on the fuel valve (OOPS).

We split almost two cords of wood over a two day period. The splitter worked flawlessly. The engine was smooth with plenty of power and easy on gas. We highly recommend this unit.
James Recommends This Ariens Product
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Robert H.
Middlesex, NJ
REVIEWED
OCT.
02
2015
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
Robert Recommends This Ariens Product
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Betty D.
Washington, GA
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 11/30/15
REVIEWED
JAN.
13
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Son Loves It
I bought this as a Christmas present for my son. He loves it. Great shipping time. Ordered first of week and he got it in 3 days. Great support from Ariens also.
Betty Recommends This Ariens Product
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10
Robert B.
Coventry, RI
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 11/26/15
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
DEC.
29
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Machine
I purchased an Ariens because of the reliability . I own older Ariens Equipment , and always has been dependable . This Log Splitter ran through anything we put in it.

Heavy knotted logs are no problem for it. Very satisfied with the Product , it was purchased as a Christmas Gift , and is already in operation and done a Cord of wood with it.
Robert Recommends This Ariens Product
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Thomas R.
Traverse City, MI
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 11/23/15
REVIEWED
DEC.
17
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Thomas
The splitter was delivered in a timely manner. My biggest and only gripe was getting it out of the crate. Geez! You folks definitely did not want this piece of equipment to get damaged. This is a good thing, I suppose.

Well, she fired up on the first pull and purred like a kitten at the milk tap. I am impressed! The operation is smooth and timely. The engine must be of a new generation of quiet. I have never known a small equipment engine to run, whereby a conversation can take place... more
Thomas Recommends This Ariens Product
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Ed H.
Willard, UT
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 3/11/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
17
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Ariens 27-ton Log Splitter
I bought one of these Ariens 27 ton log splitters and have been very happy with it. I have split a lot of wood. It is amazing. I haven't found anything it can't do. It might slow down a bit when you get to the real bad stuff but never stops splitting. It starts easy and runs great.

I bought the work table and the handle to raise and lower the ram. I don't know about the handle but the table is a must. It really speed thing up. Also they talk so much about cycle time. It really does't matter... more
Ed Recommends This Ariens Product
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Tony
Wausau, WI
REVIEWED
MAR.
12
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
27 Ton Log Splitter
I purchased the 27 ton Ariens log splitter in March of 2014 from my local dealer. Since the purchase of this splitter my family has put 92 plus cord of wood through this splitter. Only minor issue is the orange side bars up by wedge they bend sometimes... not a big deal.

We have changed oil in the motor 5 times already. This splitter was well worth the money spent. Yesterday my daughter purchased a new one so we can have 2 splitters going at once (same model 27 ton) We have had no issues... more
Tony Recommends This Ariens Product
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William F.
Towanda, PA
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 10/3/15
REVIEWED
OCT.
26
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Arins 27-ton
Setup was easy, works better than described!
William Recommends This Ariens Product
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Log Splitters Direct
Cincinnati, OH
REVIEWED
AUG.
20
2009
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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John
Total Helpful Votes
49 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
SEP.
18
2013
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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491
Fred K.
Blythe, CA
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 1/15/13
Total Helpful Votes
58 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAY.
05
2013
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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