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Great Northern Equipment 20-Ton 2-Way Honda-Powered Horizontal Gas Log Splitter

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Force
20
Tons
Style
Gas Log Splitter
Type
Horizontal Log Splitter
Log Length
24
Inches
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Innovative Design
Split wood twice as fast- on forward & backward strokes

160cc Honda OHC Engine
Runs quiet, starts easy for reliable splitting power

Horizontal Operating Position
Work at a comfortable height

2 Stage Hydraulic Pump
20 tons of splitting force with 11 GPM & 3000 PSI

Splits Wood Up To 24" Long
Split a 24" log on forward stroke; split another on the return

Removable Log Cradles
Keeps split wood at a convenient height; saves back strain
Cradles remove for easy transport

Some Assembly Required
Assembles in a short time with simple hand tools

CARB Approved Engine
Meets stringent California emissions standards

Pump, Steel and Beam 100% made and assembled in USA


Model
Model Number:11571
Manufacturer:Great Northern Equipment
Made in USA:No
Pre-Assembled:No
Engine
Engine Brand:Honda
Engine Starter:Recoil Start
HP/CC:5 HP/160 cc
Log Capacity
Max Log Length:24 Inches
Wedge
Wedge Material:Steel
Wedge Size:8-Inch
Wedge Style:2-way
Replaceable Wedge:Yes
Sharpenable Wedge:Yes
Hydraulics
Auto Return:No
Hydraulic Oil Included:No
Hydraulic Reservoir Size:3 Gallons
Cycle Time:n/a; dual split
Max Pump PSI:3000 PSI
Cylinder Diameter:4 Inches
Cylinder Length:24 Inches
Towing
Towable:Yes
D.O.T. Lights:No
Fenders:No
Hitch Ball Size:2 Inch
Max Towing Speed:45 Mph
Accessories
Log Cradles:Included
Jack Stands:Included
Overview
Weight:360 Lbs (163.30 kilograms)
Dimensions:62L x 39W x 33H
(157.48 x 99.06 x 83.82 cm)
Consumer Warranty:2 Years
Commercial Warranty:90 days Days
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  1 Question
Q: Hi Mike,
I am trying to decide what size log splitter to buy. I like a log splitter that has the catch arms. The other question I have is about the tonage, how do you decide what tonage you need if you do not know what size logs you are going to have? I split logs occasionally, not everyday. In the past I have used a 20 ton and I would like it to be high speed trailerable.

by John Symonds from Massachusetts on August 18, 2011

A: Our Champion 22 to splitter has catch arms. Will will not have a splitter that will be high speed capable. The limit is 45mph. A 20 ton splitter is great for logs 24" or less. Pretty much can do whatever you need.
by Bob, Product Expert

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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
Easy To Use (18)
I'd Buy It Again (9)
Exceeded Expectations (8)
Quiet (8)
Durable (8)
Cons
Bad Instructions (3)
Expensive (2)
Heavy (1)
Needed As Bigger Trailer... (1)
No Hydralic Filter (1)
100% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Shane
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 7/9/12
Total Helpful Votes
12 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
JUL.
30
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
20 Tons Of Sweetness!
I have 12 cords of nasty, twisted green ash to split and this machine makes it a pleasure. Some of this wood is so twisty that I simply can't split it, and I did 7cords by hand last fall of a different wood.

The Honda motor purrs nicely and I can do a full 2 cords per tank. My only beefs are: I can't get the wheel bearing covers on and I am not the only one with this problem. Hopefully LSD will send me a new set because I bent one of them before I gave up.

The plastic elbow at... more
Bob, the Log Splitter Expert
Product Expert
Shane,
We're sorry- we don't carry replacement parts, but you can give the folks at Great Northern a call, toll free, at 800-822-0295 for any parts and advice you may need.

They may ask for the serial number of your splitter, so be sure to have that handy when you call.

Please be aware that any modifications you make to the splitter may void your warranty.
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Robert R.
Montague, CA
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 6/7/14
REVIEWED
JUN.
30
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Totally Happy!!
I've been looking for a log splitter for awhile now. When I saw ones that split in both directions I decided this was the type I had to have, most were in the $2000 range, so I was happy to find this one. The sales staff were very helpful, they kept me up to date on the status of my order by email and gave me a tracking # when it shipped. I used the pay by check option for the discount and it took about 3 weeks for it to arrive. The lift gate charge was well worth it, the driver lowered it... more
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Pros: I'd Buy It Again, Durable, Quiet, Fast
Cons: Expensive, Too Low
Robert Recommends This Great Northern Equipment Product
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Evan J.
Calais, ME
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 6/4/14
REVIEWED
OCT.
12
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Good Value
I've put about 10 cord through my splitter so far and I'm very happy with it. The Honda motor is smooth and fuel efficient. The splitter has plenty of power and I love the two way action. I can't imagine why they still build splitters any other way.
The build quality is good and it was easy to assemble. The only disappointment was a couple of cheap plastic fittings on the return line and the lack of a filter.

I've also noticed there must be some flex in the steel where the pins hold... more
Pros: Quiet, Fast, Price
Cons: Plastic Fittings, No Hydralic Filter
Evan Recommends This Great Northern Equipment Product
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Ronald C.
Falls Church, VA
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 12/22/13
REVIEWED
JAN.
13
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Wow
I spent 3 weeks looking online and reading reviews until I finally made my mind up to purchase the GNE 20 ton log splitter. There were 2 main reasons and they were 1, it had a Honda engine which I was looking for in the splitter, and the size is just perfect. It's not real long and bulky. I used it for the first time last weekend and after splitting about a cord of logs in about an hour I ran out of wood to split and was looking for more. I had a great time using it. The height of the machine... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Durable, Reliable, Exceeded Expectations
Ronald Recommends This Great Northern Equipment Product
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Jerry S.
Blanchardville, WI
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 4/24/12
REVIEWED
MAR.
30
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
3 Years Old
Bought this unit 3 seasons ago, split about 3 cords per season and have not had one issue with it yet. The Honda motor starts great, plenty of power and can split anything. Would recommend it to anyone, and would add its got enough power for any job. I split mainly Oak, Elm, Walnut and even with that stringy Elm, it just plain goes through it with pleasure. Get one, you won't ever regret it.
Pros: Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Reliable, Features
Jerry Recommends This Great Northern Equipment Product
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David C.
Riverton, UT
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 12/7/13
REVIEWED
MAR.
07
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Sweet Tool Now That I'm 72.
Ordered in Dec.2013. Finally got the Log Splitter put together In Jan 25,2014. Mar.1,2014 Started Splitting.
When I was 71 I did the splitting by Arm Strong. Kept me in shape. Now @ 72 this is a sweet Tool. What I've split so far does the job with no problem. YES I'm A very happy with the 20 Ton Honda powered gas Log splitter. Oh I'm not getting paid to tell what I've said. Yep I highly recommend it.
Pros: Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Exceeded Expectations, Durable
David Recommends This Great Northern Equipment Product
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Mark P.
Cedaredge, CO
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 11/16/13
REVIEWED
DEC.
09
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Nice Machine!
Easy assembly, well built, excellent machine. Nice working height, easy on the back. Split logs and toss them right in the front end loader of my tractor all in one easy process. They never even hit the ground. Two hours of splitting and I had half of my winter's wood supply ready to burn. Powerful - barely slows down even in large diameter gnarly logs. So easy to produce consistent sized split wood regardless of original log size. You will love this machine! Nothing on the market... more
Pros: Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Features, Reliable
Mark Recommends This Great Northern Equipment Product
Mark Would Recommend Log Splitters Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great web site. Easy to use, prompt shipping. Shipper called ahead so I could have my front end loader ready to receive the splitter when it arrived."
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Kenneth S.
Durango, CO
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 11/16/13
REVIEWED
DEC.
07
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
It's So Good There's Nothing To Tell
No sharp edges, holes line up, quality powder coat, and what I really noticed, since I'm a certified inspector, was the quality of cold forming and welding of the parts. Top notch welding will not be found in an inferior product in this day and age.
Pros: Durable, I'd Buy It Again, Exceeded Expectations, High Quality
Kenneth Recommends This Great Northern Equipment Product
Kenneth Would Recommend Log Splitters Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Exceeded high expectations."
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Nate I.
Sayner, WI
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 9/10/14
REVIEWED
OCT.
01
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Experience
The price was competitive. The shipping was fast and easy (I opted for the lift gate delivery, great idea cause its heavy!). The assembly instructions were very helpful, and all the parts were there and packaged nicely. Anyone with basic mechanical knowledge and experience can accomplish assembly without a problem, but it takes two people on some of the lifting for assembly. Once it was together, three or four pulls and it was running!

I was skeptical at first about how strong the two way... more
Nate Recommends This Great Northern Equipment Product
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Alisha J.
Gunnison, CO
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 8/6/14
REVIEWED
AUG.
28
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Gne 2 Way Log Splitter
We just started splitting with this splitter, so I can't speak to its reliability or durability yet. I will say that the assembly was straight forward, the directions were very clear and it is much faster than the old splitter we used that only split in one direction. GNE was friendly & helpful when I called with a question. So far, I am very happy with this purchase.
Pros: Easy To Use, Features
Alisha Recommends This Great Northern Equipment Product
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Eric D.
Cottage Grove, OR
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 7/3/14
REVIEWED
JUL.
24
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Equipment
It is a slick machine that cuts splitting time in half.
Pros: Easy To Use, Exceeded Expectations, High Quality, Fast
Eric Recommends This Great Northern Equipment Product
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