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Ariens 22-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
22
Tons
Style
Gas Log Splitter
Type
Vertical/Horizontal Log Splitter
Log Length
25.0
Inches
Easily Change From Vertical To Horizontal Operation
No more lifting those large, heavy logs onto the cradle

4.5HP/174cc Subaru EA175V 4-Cycle Overhead Cam Engine
Chain-driven overhead cam design for superior power & performance
Cast-iron cylinder liner resists wear & ensures long engine life

2-Stage, 11 GPM Hydraulic Pump
22-Tons of splitting force
Plenty of power to split hardwood with ease

Aggressive Wedge Design
25" maximum log length
Fast 12 second cycle time

Open Operating Zone
Allows the operator to walk right up to work zone
Promotes less operator bending, reaching and fatigue

Centrally Located Controls
Allow you to operate log splitter from either side
Spend less time walking around the machine; more time splitting
Critical components are located at the front of the machine
Reduces the likelihood of damage from dropped logs

Tow Hitch and Jack Stand Included


Engine
Engine Brand
Subaru
Starting System
Recoil Start
HP
4.5 HP
CC
174 CCs
Fuel Tank Size
0.32 Gallons
Idle Control
Yes
Wedge
Wedge Style
2-way
Hydraulics
Auto Return
Yes
Hydraulic Filter
Yes
Hydraulic Oil Included
Yes
Hydraulic Reservoir Size
4.5
Cycle Time
12 Seconds
Cylinder Diameter
4 Inches
Log Capacity
Max Log Length
25 Inches
Towing
Towable
Yes
D.O.T. Lights
Sold Separately
Fenders
Sold Separately
Hitch Type
2 Inch Ball Hitch
Max Towing Speed
45 MPH
Accessories
Jack Stands
Included
Log Cradles
Included
Overview
Made in USA
Yes
Assembly Required
Yes
Weight
374 Pounds
Product Length
85.0 Inches
Product Width
38.0 Inches
Product Height
46.0 Inches
Consumer Warranty
3 Years
Commercial Warranty
90 Days
UPC
751058036489
Model
917011
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  5 Questions
Q: Hi
What are the shipping box/crate dimensions for the Ariens 917011 - 22 ton log splitter?

Thanks
Scott

by Scott Wert from Washington on September 21, 2015

A: Hi Scott. The shipping dimensions of the crated log splitter are 42" x 44" x 60".
by Bob, Product Expert

Q: Does it have a 2 stage hydraulic pump
by Joe Farrea from Rhode Island on September 16, 2014

A: Joe - yes, the Ariens 917011 22 ton log splitter has a 2-stage, 11 GPM hydraulic pump
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: Does this item require assembly after delivery
by Debbie from North Carolina on December 07, 2013

A: Thanks for your inquiry.

Yes, this item will require some assembly. There is not much to put together and shouldn't take you longer than about 30-45 minutes to set up and get going. Uncrating the unit, checking all fluids, attaching the tow bar, and hooking up the hydraulic lines and that's about it. Anymore questions, feel free to ask.

Thanks and have a great day!

by Bob, Product Expert

Q: where is the oil drain plug located and is it hard to get to on the areins 22 ton splitter
by Robert from Oklahoma on December 07, 2013

A: Thanks for your inquiry.

This model is equipped with a 4.5HP/174cc Subaru EA175V 4-Cycle Overhead Cam Engine. The oil drain is located below the exhaust in the picture. It is very accessible when its time to change the oil. Anymore questions, feel free to ask.

Thanks and have a great day!


by Bob, Product Expert

Ariens 917011 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 (31)
I'd Buy It Again (20)
Price (18)
High Quality (16)
Exceeded Expectations (14)
Cons
Packaging (3)
Expensive (3)
Durability (2)
Unreliable (2)
It Is Somewhat Difficult... (1)
96% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
71 Reviews  Sort by 
 
James P.
Mountlake Terrace, WA
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 7/14/14
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
27 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
AUG.
12
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Impressive Ariens Horizontal/vertical 22 Ton Log Splitter
When I received the Ariens Model 917011 22 Ton Horizontal/Vertical Log Splitter I was impressed with the design and operation. I did install Loctite 242 Threadlocker on most of the cap screws and nuts because of the vibration and flexing of some parts of the machine during normal operation just to be safe. It did come with a correct amount of hydraulic fluid in the reservoir and motor oil in the engine. After installation and tightening all cap screws I added a full tank of gas. The Subaru... more
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Pros: Exceeded Expectations, Features, Fast, Use Horizontal And Vertical
James Recommends This Ariens Product
James's Experience With Log Splitters Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Low cost with payment by check. Originally I received information they had the Ariens Model 917011 Log Splitter on back order and would be shipped in late August 2014. Then a few days later I received an e-mail stating the log splitter has shipped. It arrived fairly quickly by the freight carrier. The only part of the shipment I was not happy about was the $50.00 lift gate fee. Very few delivery freight trucks that I have used did not have a lift gate and that was generally because of items under 60 lbs. Otherwise I was happy receiving the shipment earlier than what the 1st notification of a backorder that I received."
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Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
OCT.
25
2015
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Second Year Review
Any new log splitter will be great but what about after two years of use and about 15 chords processed?

This is a fine machine but unfortunately has a number of significant design flaws.

Most notably is where / how the hydraulic control valve is mounted on top of the piston. Use of the splitter requires constant movement of the control lever which is precariously mounted by way of a soft steel threaded pipe connector. Repetitive movement quickly loosens, gets sloppy and subsequently... more
Pros: Price, Light Weight
Cons: Unreliable, Durability
A. Recommends This Ariens Product
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Aaron Y.
Cannon Falls, MN
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 9/16/15
REVIEWED
NOV.
19
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
If You're Looking For A Lot Splitter I Strongly Recommend Ariens
I recently purchased an Ariens 22 ton log splitter and can honestly tell any one who reads this review to look no further. Ariens sells high quality machinery at an affordable price.

They delivered promptly and everything was in order and installation was very easy.

I love the time it saves and most importantly just how much better I feel because of less stress on my back. Thank you Ariens!
Aaron Recommends This Ariens Product
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Ray J.
Higganum, CT
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 8/31/15
REVIEWED
SEP.
21
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
A Workaholic!
First log splitter after splitting wood by hand for 25 years. This is a beast. It cuts through all types of wood like butter. I have ash, cherry and no problem. The engine starts on the first pull every time. Just check the hydraulic fluid after each splitting session.

Very fast return and it's nice with the auto return for when working by yourself. Very smooth operation. The quality of this unit is far the best of many that I looked at. Best purchase ever!
Ray Recommends This Ariens Product
Ray's Experience With Log Splitters Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Excellent experience. Sales staff, order representative very helpful. Went over everything with me twice."
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Jeff Harshbarger
Atwood, IL
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 10/17/15
REVIEWED
NOV.
13
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Value!
After years of hand splitting I finally decided that I needed to replace my splitting maul. I searched on-line and did a little looking at my local big box stores. After reading the reviews on this splitter I decided to risk an on-line purchase. I ordered it on a Saturday afternoon and it arrived at my door step on Tuesday morning.

After less than an hour of assembly I fired it up after a few pulls and tried it on a stack of very knotty pine that I had been unable to split by hand. Like a... more
Jeff Recommends This Ariens Product
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David G.
Salem, OR
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 9/8/15
REVIEWED
OCT.
26
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Works Great After New Engine
Set up my splitter. Started the engine and something did not seem right. Ran so fast I thought it might throw a rod. Used until the muffler fell off because it vibrated so bad a mounting bolt snapped off. Took to a local dealer and they wound up replacing the engine.

Now it runs and works great! Not sure what the problem was but my guess is the engine did not have a governor installed. I couldn't be more please with it now, even thought it was kind of a disappointing start.
David Recommends This Ariens Product
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Jeffrey H.
Little Rock, AR
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 10/26/15
REVIEWED
NOV.
18
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Solid Machine
Very pleased with the performance of the Ariens log splitter. At the age of 64, I have split and stacked over a cord of wood. This machine has not shown any sign that I presented it with something it could not handle. I have split wood of and own for over thirty years and very pleased with my Ariens.

For those who wrote about assembly issues in putting machine together, not so at all. My biggest problem was getting it out of the crate that it was shipped in, which frankly really pleased... more
Jeffrey Recommends This Ariens Product
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Christopher M.
Sinks Grove, WV
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 9/10/15
REVIEWED
OCT.
02
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
One Of The Best Decisions I've Ever Made
Delivery was prompt. Driver was a very nice fellow. Unpacked, followed directions, fueled splitter, and started first time on 3 pulls.
The power of this machine is fearsome. It will cut right through a log laid cross-wise on the beam, if you wished to. I am not kidding.
This thing is a certified bad-ass.

Pay attention to the instructions, both safety and operating. Do not operate this machine unless you have a stable, dry and level patch of ground beneath you. Ignore this advice at your... more
Christopher Recommends This Ariens Product
Christopher's Experience With Log Splitters Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Well designed, well built, more power than Led Zeppelin, if that is possible. Easily put together. Respect this machine for the power it generates, for it has more than you'll probably ever need. I heat a 2 story 150 year-old farmhouse, so I need to split a whole lot of wood. Primary heat source. This was one of the best major purchases I have ever made. I could not be happier with this splitter. Subaru motor fires up on one pull. Be polite to your friends when they express an interest in borrowing it, just smile and tell them to go to hell."
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Randy
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 8/11/15
REVIEWED
SEP.
10
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Would Have Received 5 Stars But There Was One Issue And Another
I purchased this 1 month ago and assembly was fairly easy (you need a helper). When I started it for the 1st time it would not start. Gas was on, choke was in the choked position, switch in the on position. It was a warm day so I thought it might not need to be choked so I turned choke off. It started but ran poorly. Long story short the choke was installed backwards. So on a new splitter I was forced to remove the carb disconnect wiring and correct choke. It was 20 minutes and not a big deal... more
Pros: Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Price, Features
Cons: Stripper May Come Up Short
Randy Recommends This Ariens Product
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Robert H.
Middlesex, NJ
Total Helpful Votes
59 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
SEP.
03
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Be Careful On The Tough Logs!
I bought the 22 ton and split about 1/2 cord before I broke the machine. I sunk the wedge into a very tough piece of Oak (very knotty section). Wedge stuck, wood would not split, attempted to retract the wedge. When the wood hit the side eject bars, the engine strained, then the coupling from the wedge to the hydraulic ram broke into pieces. (operator error? perhaps...but I would think the wedge connection should be engineered to withstand the forces that the system can place upon it).
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Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Features, Light Weight
Cons: Low Quality
Robert Does Not Recommend This Product
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David M.
Casa Grande, AZ
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 6/12/13
Total Helpful Votes
52 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUL.
03
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Buy For A Great Machine!!!!
After years of searching Craigs List and other sources for a used log splitter and finding average condition machines for $1000 give or take and not always knowing what the tonnage rating was, I found Log Splitters Direct. The value for the machine I received is outstanding. The shipping company was a joke and also upsetting. I was instructed to call the shipping company to make arrangements, which I promptly did. They asked me if the following Monday was OK for delivery, I said yes. They... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Features, Price, High Quality
Cons: Shipping Company Issues
David Recommends This Ariens Product
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