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Earthquake Quick-Split™ 12-Ton Dual Height Horizontal Gas Log Splitter

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Force
12
Tons
Style
Gas Log Splitter
Type
Horizontal Log Splitter
Log Length
21
Inches
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Dual Height Beam
Innovative beam folds for transport for greater stability
Puts beam at a comfortable working height

Tandem Hauling Up To 100 Pounds Tongue Weight
Tow your W1265V & a trailer together (off-road use only)

Telescoping Tongue
Makes room for ATV rack

196 cc Viper Engine by Earthquake
Creates 12 tons of splitting force

One Year Warranty
Protects you through a whole harvesting cycle

Designed For Off-Road Hauling ONLY
Not designed for towing on public roads

Shipped Without Oil
You will need 3 quarts of SAE10 hydraulic oil


Model
Model Number:W1265V
UPC:012642126536
Manufacturer:Earthquake
Made in USA:No
Pre-Assembled:No
Engine
Engine Brand:Viper
Engine Starter:Recoil Start
HP/CC:196 cc
Fuel Tank Size:0.875
Log Capacity
Max Log Length:21 Inches
Wedge
Wedge Size:5-Inch
Replaceable Wedge:No
Sharpenable Wedge:Yes
Hydraulics
Auto Return:No
Hydraulic Oil Included:No
Hydraulic Reservoir Size:1.5 Gallons
Cycle Time:25 Seconds
Towing
Towable:Yes
D.O.T. Lights:No
Fenders:No
Max Towing Speed:15 MPH Mph
Tractor Hitch
Tractor Hitch Style:1-Point
Accessories
Log Cradles:No
Jack Stands:Included
Overview
Weight:221 Lbs (100.25 kilograms)
Dimensions:70L x 36W x 42H
(177.80 x 91.44 x 106.68 cm)
Consumer Warranty:1 Year
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  1 Question
Q: The reviews are strong and the price is right, but there is no mention about cycle time (what is it?) or whether or not this splitter has a two stage pump. Does it?

Do they hold up over time?
thanks for the info,
TOm

by Tom from Vermont on August 24, 2011

A: Cycle time is how long it takes the pump to push the ram all the way down the beam, and then pull it all the way back.

For this model, Earthquake says it takes 21 to 25 seconds. The cycle time is a way to compare how much work gets done by different units in the same amount of time.

This unit doesn't have a 2-stage pump; those are usually found on larger (20 tons & up) splitters.

How the unit holds up over time depends on how much you use it, and how well you take care of it.

This unit is great for the small home wood burner, but if you plan on splitting enough wood to supply a large wood furnace, or sell a lot of split wood on the side, you may want to consider a larger unit.
by Bob, Product Expert
Earthquake W1265V Reviews & Ratings
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Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
Value
5/5
Overall
4.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 5
Pros
Reliable (1)
Exceeded Expectations (1)
Price (1)
Easy To Use (1)
Cons
Durability (1)
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Ron W.
Wheeling, WV
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 9/9/13
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
SEP.
20
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Machine, Reasonable Price.
Fast delivery. Easy to assemble. Runs great. Does the job as expected. Very well pleased except......the ram bolts are poor quality. The bolts stripped and the nuts fell off after only a few hours of operation.. Stronger nuts and bolts are needed to withstand the pressure.
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Exceeded Expectations, Reliable
Cons: Durability
Ron Recommends This Earthquake Product
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Norman
Total Helpful Votes
13 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUL.
10
2012
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Good "home Owner" Splitter
Splits small to medium logs OK. When trying to split a larger log (larger than 2X the wedge height) The log rode up on the top of the wedge and the beam bent. See Photo.

As long as one is splitting only logs less than 20 inches in Diameter this is a very good splitter.

LSD RESPONDS: With larger logs, it's wise to split off slabs from the sides to reduce the mass of the log, before you try to split the center.
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130
Brian
REVIEWED
JUN.
02
2013
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Quick Split 12 Ton
Bought this barely used 3 years ago. Since I have owned it I had to replace the push plate which has been completely redesigned from the original and is now one solid piece, no problems now but before the push plate had bolts which would break 1 or 2x's year. I also sheared off the angle brackets attached to the splitting wedge and had to weld some heavy gauge pieces back on which helps to split the wood. The front leg busted off, very cheaply made. Replaced it with a trailer tongue wheel. The... more
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Howard B.
Warrenton, OR
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 5/6/13
REVIEWED
MAY.
27
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Earthquake Wood Splitter
My Wood Splitter Arrived Within a Week or So After Ordering It, in Good
Condition. It Was Easy to Put Together, and Works Like a Charm. Very
Pleased With It and Happy We Found You On the Web. Thanks.
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James
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 4/25/13
REVIEWED
MAY.
17
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
A Back Saver For Newly Retired Guy
The splitter arrived on time, and it went together well. I'm not a muscle man, but I was able to do the assembly solo. The thing got going on the first pull, and I knocked off about half a cord of fresh Red Oak fairly quickly. As others have noted, the front support strut is a bit wobbly, but can be addressed by the positioning of a piece of un-split wood. Finally, the whole operation runs at fairly low sound levels. I recommend this nicely-priced machine without reservation.
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Allan
Oreland, PA
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 4/7/13
REVIEWED
MAY.
20
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Three Cords Split
Splitter exceeded all expectations. Performs very well even though manufactured outside USA. Reasonable price. Delivery was excellently handled. Was able to handle 20" log, although at age 77, I struggled a little. Much better to have help when lifting wood onto Splitter. Would recommend to anyone.
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Rich W.
Salineville, OH
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 4/18/13
REVIEWED
MAY.
09
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Earthquake 12-ton
I haven't had a chance to really use the splitter yet but just wanted to say that the assembly was very easy, I had it together and running in about 1 hour.
I like the adjustable height and the telescoping hitch length.
For the money it appears to be just what I needed, easy to move around and transport.
I would recommend Log Splitters Direct because their prices are the best I have found.
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Robert
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 2/18/13
REVIEWED
APR.
22
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Quick Split Beauty
I split a lot of wood for my family with an axe. After some research, I ordered the Quick-Split 12 ton. I had to buy some different clamps for the hoses. That was the only problem. Once I got the machine going with the new clamps on the hydraulic hoses, it was a beauty. The clamps that come with the machine are hard to adjust and tighten. I was able to split hard Hickory and Oak with no problem. Now getting firewood is enjoyable.
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Joannie
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 4/30/13
REVIEWED
JUN.
14
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Log Splitter
Just wanted everyone to know we love our log splitter it has sure paid for itself. Just put the log on and it does the rest all we have to do is stack the wood. Glad we bought it.
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Gary
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 4/3/13
REVIEWED
APR.
25
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Log Splitter
The Earthquake splitter is great. My wife and I split some wood that had multiple knots and was in our "can't use" pile and the splitter had no problem. We split about a cord in an hour and finally enjoyed the chore of splitting.
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Kevin
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 3/29/13
REVIEWED
APR.
19
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Love This Splitter
This little splitter really does the job, totally satisfied so far. Nice job of fast shipping from Log Splitters Direct.
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