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Ariens 27-Ton Horizontal / Vertical Gas Log Splitter

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4.9 out of 54.9 out of 54.9 out of 54.9 out of 54.9 out of 5
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Force
27
Tons
Style
Gas Log Splitter
Type
Vertical/Horizontal Log Splitter
Log Length
25"
Inches
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27-Ton Splitting Force
Plenty of power to split hardwood with ease

169cc Subaru Engine
Top-notch performance and unbeatable reliability

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

Easily Change From Vertical to Horizontal Operation
Never again have to lift those heavy logs onto the cradle

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
Model Number:917001
UPC:751058036984
Manufacturer:Ariens
Pre-Assembled:No
Engine
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
Wedge Size:6-Inch
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 Gallons
Cycle Time:17 Seconds
Cylinder Diameter:4.5 Inches
Towing
Towable:Yes
D.O.T. Lights:No
Fenders:Included
Hitch Ball Size:2 Inch
Max Towing Speed:45 Mph
Accessories
Log Cradles:No
Jack Stands:Included
Overview
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
Commercial Warranty:
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  2 Questions
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
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Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
Value
5/5
Overall
4.9 out of 54.9 out of 54.9 out of 54.9 out of 54.9 out of 5
Pros
Engine Placement (1)
Good Design (1)
Easy To Use (7)
Quiet (5)
Price (3)
Cons
Low Quality (1)
100% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Bob, the Log Splitter Expert
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Product Expert
Total Reviews
33 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
299 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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336
John
Total Helpful Votes
20 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Positive Review
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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201
Fred K.
Blythe, CA
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 1/15/13
Total Helpful Votes
30 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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303
Les G.
Muskogee, OK
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 3/9/13
Total Helpful Votes
20 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAY.
11
2013
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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Jason M.
Powell, OH
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 6/30/13
Total Helpful Votes
13 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUL.
21
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Use Firewood
Used it for twenty minutes and sprung a leak in the coupler, fluid everywhere . Customer service sent me to a store to get it fixed and they were not a warranty service so I ended up paying money to get it fixed.
Pros: Easy To Use, Quiet, Light Weight
Cons: Low Quality
Jason Recommends This Ariens Product
Bob, the Log Splitter Expert
Product Expert
Jason,
Please contact Ariens at 1-920-756-4688 for assistance with any future problems should they arise. They have a vast network of service providers and will help you locate a dealer that can perform warranty service work.
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Timothy B.
Kunkletown, PA
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 9/3/13
Total Helpful Votes
12 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
SEP.
25
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Ariens 27 Ton Splitter
So far, so good. Delivered as quick as the mail. A couple bolts to reverse the tongue, pin the lever in place, 1-1/2 gallons of hydraulic fluid, some fresh gas and she fired on the first pull. Purged the air from the hydraulic lines as required and ran a couple test pieces through. The real test comes in a week as I have a log truck load of logs coming. I am used to a much faster cycle time but usually reverse the lever after the first 2 or 3 inches of split cuz the log usually pops apart... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Quiet, Light Weight, Good Design
Timothy Recommends This Ariens Product
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Ramona H.
Logan, UT
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 8/7/13
REVIEWED
AUG.
28
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Product
We read the reviews on this page and decided to get this log splitter. It took my husband and his friend a few minutes to do minimum assembly. The splitter is much quieter than the ones we used to rent. It works great and my husband is very happy. Read the other reviews for more technical information. But we highly recommend this splitter!
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Reliable, I'd Buy It Again
Ramona Recommends This Ariens Product
Ramona Would Recommend Log Splitters Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"The customer service was great over the phone and we didn't wait long to receive the log splitter. ABF dropped it off at our house."
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Paul Nugent
Hector, AR
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 12/4/13
REVIEWED
DEC.
25
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Happy Splitting !
Arrived in good shape, took while to get out of crate, but got it all assembled, ran then cycled, checked fluid. It was low so had to go to town, added put it to work immediately. Was worried the small Subaru engine might not drive it but so far done all I have thrown at it. Knarled hickory and all. Doesn't cycle as fast but does well enough, considering removing splits and getting next piece. I wonder if those who have overheating problems are being created by deflector on exhaust,... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Quiet, Price, Exceeded Expectations
Paul Recommends This Ariens Product
Paul Would Recommend Log Splitters Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Mucho Happy!"
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Randy G.
Savannah, GA
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 10/11/13
REVIEWED
DEC.
14
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Better Than Expected
I'm very pleased with the performance of this log splitter. I've cut thru three p-up loads of Pecan and live Oak wood. Split like a charm and this is some tough wood. My only hitch with this machine is the control handle. Should be mounted on the side, not in your face. careful leaning down, it will put a knot on your head.
Pros: Easy To Use, Quiet, Durable, Exceeded Expectations
Randy Recommends This Ariens Product
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Bryan H.
Jasper, TX
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 1/7/14
REVIEWED
MAR.
06
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Ariens 27-ton Horizontal / Vertical Gas Log Splitter
I have been really pleased with the purchase of the Ariens 27 ton splitter. I also own a 30 year old Ariens tiller that I still use to garden. The quality remains with the products the company designs and manufactures. The engine placement, ease of mobility, and splitting power are my top 3 praises. Great product and would highly recommend to others.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again, Engine Placement
Bryan 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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Kelley W.
Califon, NJ
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 2/3/13
Total Helpful Votes
16 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAR.
02
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Ariens 27 Ton Log Splitter
I got my log splitter this week and I'm very pleased with the performance and construction of it. Payed a little more than the box store splitters but it's well worth it . The Subaru motor starts second pull every time and it handles everything superstorm Sandy has thrown at me and its made in USA . You will not be disappointed with this log splitter
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