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Ariens 22-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
22
Tons
Style
Gas Log Splitter
Type
Vertical/Horizontal Log Splitter
Log Length
25.0
Inches
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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


Model
Model Number:917011
UPC:751058036489
Manufacturer:Ariens
Made in USA:Yes
Pre-Assembled:No
Engine
Engine Brand:Subaru
Engine Starter:Recoil Start
HP/CC:4.5 HP/174 cc
Idle Control:Yes
Fuel Tank Size:0.30
Log Capacity
Max Log Length:25.0 Inches
Wedge
Wedge Style:2-way
Hydraulics
Auto Return:Yes
Hydraulic Filter:Yes
Hydraulic Oil Included:Yes
Hydraulic Reservoir Size:4.5 Gallons
Cycle Time:12 Seconds
Towing
Towable:Yes
D.O.T. Lights:Sold Separately
Fenders:Sold Separately
Hitch Ball Size:2 Inch
Max Towing Speed:45 Mph
Accessories
Log Cradles:Included
Jack Stands:Included
Overview
Weight:374.0 Lbs (169.65 kilograms)
Dimensions:85.0L x 38.0W x 40.0H
(215.90 x 96.52 x 101.60 cm)
Consumer Warranty:3 Years
Commercial Warranty:90 Days
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  4 Questions
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!


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Ariens 917011 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
Not Yet Used But Soon (1)
Put Fun In A Hard Job (1)
Very Good Quality (1)
Use Horizontal And Verti... (1)
Easy To Use (28)
Cons
Packaging (3)
Expensive (3)
Low Quality (1)
Unreliable (1)
Durability (1)
95% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Bob, the Log Splitter Expert
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Total Reviews
33 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
438 Helpful Votes
Log Splitters Direct Recommended

Whether your splitting tough hard wood or seasoned softer wood, the Ariens 22-Ton 917011 packs a punch. Providing ease of use and power, this splitter will make short work of just about any pile of wood.

Equipped with a 4.5HP/174cc Subaru overhead cam engine, there is plenty of power to get the job done with power to spare. The cast iron cylinder sleeve offers durability for years to come.

The Ariens 917011 offers centrally-located controls and an open operating zone which allows for... more
Bob Recommends This Model
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James P.
Mountlake Terrace, WA
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 7/14/14
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
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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Speed
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 8/26/14
REVIEWED
SEP.
13
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Breezes Through Seasoned Oak....
The Ariens 22 ton Log Splitter breezes through seasoned oak. I split some large diameter logs, and as long as the blade is on the grain, the splitter is superb. I broke it in with three cords of seasoned oak, and it performed flawlessly.

It is light enough to move around by hand, and is safe and easy to use. The Subaru engine starts right up. I did use Locktite on the assembly nuts, and purchased five gallons of hydraulic oil, you should too.

After splitting two cords of oak, the oil... more
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Fast, Light Weight
Speed Recommends This Ariens Product
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Mike G.
Federal Way, WA
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 8/21/13
Total Helpful Votes
19 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
OCT.
03
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Ariens 22 Ton Log Splitter
I go through only 3-4 cords of firewood per year, all Fir and Maple, which we have on our own property. I have been using an electric 6 ton splitter but it struggles on “wet” wood and is cumbersome to use even with two people.

The Ariens 22 ton splitter works like a champ. It took me less than an hour to set it up, from in the protective crate and did add about a gallon of hydraulic fluid. I had no problems with the shipper. I have only split about two cords so far and have used the splitter... more
Pros: Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again
Mike Recommends This Ariens Product
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196
Ronnie P.
Kingsport, TN
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 11/19/13
Total Helpful Votes
16 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
DEC.
12
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Glad I Waited
I was going to buy a log splitter from our local Lowe's. This particular one has a Honda engine and I know the performance of a Honda product is highly rated. However, my wife got on the internet and found the Ariens with a Subaru motor. I am so glad I waited and got the Ariens. It splits wood like a knife cutting thru butter. I can do a truck load of wood (huge logs , too) in less than an hour. And, the folks we ordered from are super to deal with. They will answer all your questions and... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, I'd Buy It Again, Reliable
Ronnie Recommends This Ariens Product
Ronnie Would Recommend Log Splitters Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Excellent is about the sum of it."
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164
Zdenek S.
Yonkers, NY
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 11/19/13
Total Helpful Votes
13 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
DEC.
10
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Buy
Great buy. Exceeded my expectations. Well made, strong steel components. The Subaru engine is awesome. This is going with me over seas....
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, I'd Buy It Again, Reliable
Zdenek Recommends This Ariens Product
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132
Michael P.
Missoula, MT
REVIEWED
OCT.
22
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Splitter!
I shopped around and found that the 22 ton would be the best for me. I get Fir and Larch at about 14 inches in length. Just used my new splitter today. Outstanding! I should have bought one years ago. Oregon makes a great splitter, but was about 2 feet longer than this one. 22 ton as well. They wanted about 300.00 bucks more. I bought my Ariens at Home Depot. Storage space in my shed is my problem. That's why I went with the Ariens. Once standing upright it will take less room in my shed. I... more
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Exceeded Expectations, Reliable
Michael Recommends This Ariens Product
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91
Charles V.
Hopewell Junction, NY
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 1/2/14
REVIEWED
JAN.
23
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Buy Ever..
My husband and I burn wood in the winter months, and he always split wood by hand. Well not that he's old but we're both getting on in years so I thought it's about time he made it a little easier on himself, so I talked him into buying the log splitter, and he's very happy he did..
Pros: Easy To Use, Exceeded Expectations, Fast, Very Good Quality
Cons: I Don't Have Any Con
Charles Recommends This Ariens Product
Charles Would Recommend Log Splitters Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I said it all on the above story."
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George L.
Rutherfordton, NC
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 1/6/14
REVIEWED
FEB.
17
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Put A Little Fun In Your Work
First off, we are nearing our 75th birthday. And we got everything together very easy with the instructions, and after reading instructions, we, myself and wife split over a cord of wood in less than a hour. And as hard as this work is, WE were not even tired, in fact enjoyed and had fun.. Recommend this splitter to any AGE....
Pros: Easy To Use, Reliable, Exceeded Expectations, Put Fun In A Hard Job
George Recommends This Ariens Product
George Would Recommend Log Splitters Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"SEE OUR RESPONSE ABOVE.. REPEAT IT."
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Chad H.
Glidden, WI
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 9/9/13
REVIEWED
NOV.
06
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Splitting Wood
I am very happy with this splitter, the delivery went well and it runs really well and has a good warranty. Two thumbs up to Log Splitters Direct..
Pros: High Quality, Price, I'd Buy It Again, Durable
Chad Recommends This Ariens Product
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72
Martin S.
Colbert, WA
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 8/24/13
Total Helpful Votes
15 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
OCT.
27
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good Value
I've used it about 6 hours total and I'm happy with the purchase. The cycle is ample fast, if you need faster you are either running a commercial operation or you have help. I use it for non commercial ends by myself and the cycle time is plenty fast.

I was a bit disappointed with the instructions. Warnings all over the place warned about fluids in the machine, to make sure you add oil and hydraulic fluid. After a while I figured out all I needed to put in was gas. Also, a retaining pin... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Easy To Store
Cons: Durability
Martin Recommends This Ariens Product
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Rita W.
Fayetteville, AR
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 9/20/13
Total Helpful Votes
11 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
OCT.
09
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Happy Hubby
Got tired of rubbing stinky ointments on hubby's aching shoulders from wielding his monster maul every fall. Went on line, and ordered his Ariens as a surprise. Best word for his new toy is "WOW." He only cursed three times during assembly (really big deal) and his smiles told me that I chose wisely. To all those wives out there, if your sweet hubby has to chop wood, consider surprising him with this neat toy. Doesn't he deserve it???
Pros: Easy To Use, Exceeded Expectations, Reliable, I'd Buy It Again
Rita Recommends This Ariens Product
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