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Ariens 22-Ton Horizontal / Vertical Gas Log Splitter

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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)
Very Good Quality (1)
Put Fun In A Hard Job (1)
Use Horizontal And Verti... (1)
Easy To Use (29)
Cons
Expensive (3)
Packaging (3)
Durability (1)
Low Quality (1)
Unreliable (1)
96% 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
558 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
Total Helpful Votes
10 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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Stephen C.
Pottstown, PA
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 11/25/14
REVIEWED
DEC.
18
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Ariens Model #917011
Impressed with the features and performance of the Ariens. Engine starts up on first pull and has no problem splitting hard wood.

The only complaint I have is that the hydraulic cylinder for the controller is dripping fluid from the first use and there is no way to stop it.
Stephen Recommends This Ariens Product
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Tim W.
Ravenden, AR
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 9/26/14
REVIEWED
DEC.
12
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Machine
Bought this about a month ago and love everything about it. Works great.
Tim Recommends This Ariens Product
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Gene B.
Temecula, CA
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 11/13/14
REVIEWED
DEC.
07
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Easy To Use Log Splitter
I had an Ariens snow blower at the home we moved from 13 years ago and it worked well, so I decided to purchase an Ariens log splitter. It works equally as well. Starts quick and splits logs fast. I usually split Oak, Avocado and Willow wood. This splitter does the job with ease.
Gene Recommends This Ariens Product
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Marjorie J.
Stonington, CT
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 11/13/14
REVIEWED
DEC.
04
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Love It!
Easy to assemble and operate and easy of mobility. Instructions indicated that it would need up to 2 1/2 gallons but, luckily, it came with hydraulic fluid already in it so I only had to add about 2 quarts. Great product!
Marjorie Recommends This Ariens Product
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Tony
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 11/4/14
REVIEWED
NOV.
30
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Does A Great Job
I love this splitter! It does a great job. I have used it on Locust, Hemlock, Maple and Apple. Have not tried it on knotty Spruce yet, but will next week. It has no problems dealing with anything I've given it. Also have not tried it in vertical mode.

Only complaints:
Gas tank could be bigger. It was missing a clevis pin that Ariens could not supply.
Tony Recommends This Ariens Product
Bob, the Log Splitter Expert
Product Expert
Tony,
Tony,

Please send us your serial number and we would be happy to look into the issue of the missing clevis pin for you. It seems weird Ariens would not be able to supply this, but we would be happy to look into this further.
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D L
Crossville, TN
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 10/20/14
REVIEWED
NOV.
28
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Investment
Well worth the money, great engine, light weight and easy to operate.
D Recommends This Ariens Product
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00
George L.
Rutherfordton, NC
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 1/6/14
Total Helpful Votes
17 Helpful Votes
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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Charles V.
Hopewell Junction, NY
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 1/2/14
Total Helpful Votes
11 Helpful Votes
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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Speed
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 8/26/14
Total Helpful Votes
10 Helpful Votes
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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103
Woody S.
Salem, AL
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 2/26/14
REVIEWED
MAR.
21
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Well Spent Money
I owned a hydraulic splitter in the 1980s, it was uncomfortable to use and I would rather split with an axe. At 74 I thought I may try again. I checked out a few and this looked like the best design. I was surprised at how easy it was to assemble and the excellent design and quality of this machine. It is high enough that you don't have to break your back if you are splitting for a couple of hours and powerful enough to split large knotty cuts of Oak and Hickory also the rack eliminates the... more
Pros: Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, High Quality, Exceeded Expectations
Woody Recommends This Ariens Product
Woody's Experience With Log Splitters Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"We ordered by phone and it came the day and time we were told the delivery guy was excellent, could not have had a better experience. Keep up the good work."
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