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The Great Northern Equipment 20-ton 2-way honda-powered horizontal gas log splitter has been discontinued and is not available for purchase at this time.

Great Northern Equipment 20-Ton 2-Way Honda-Powered Horizontal 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
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

Great Northern Equipment 11571 Reviews & Ratings
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 (19)
Exceeded Expectations (9)
I'd Buy It Again (9)
Quiet (8)
Durable (8)
Cons
Bad Instructions (4)
Expensive (2)
Needed As Bigger Trailer... (1)
No Hydralic Filter (1)
Plastic Fittings (1)
100% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
69 Reviews  Sort by 
 
Robert R.
Montague, CA
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 6/7/14
Most Helpful Positive Review
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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Shane
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 7/9/12
Total Helpful Votes
12 Helpful Votes
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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Spencer
Hillman, MI
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 3/13/13
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
21 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
APR.
30
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Made A Simple Protective Table To Protect Engine And Fittings.
This is my second review of the GNE two way splitter. I took the splitter to a buddy's place in the woods of Northeast Michigan to help him stock up on wood last weekend. We had about ten guys to all pitch in a hand with the work. The splitter was fast enough to keep three people consistently busy feeding it wood and loading the split logs into a couple of pickups all day. Seven hours of work used only two tanks of gas, and we split, hauled, and stacked over 20 face cords of firewood in that... more
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130
Jeff B.
Toronto, Ontario, NY
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 4/11/13
Total Helpful Votes
10 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
APR.
27
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Splitter
Had this splitter delivered in no time - but man is it heavy. No way you can put together with one person, even two a challenge as you need to prop up back end when bolting together so third person helpful. After the main pieces are bolted together the rest is a snap. Wheel covers a bugger to get on, should have put in freezer, bent one trying to hammer on.

Great splitter - well constructed, except for a couple vinyl fittings I will replace with brass. Other than that, well worth the... more
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101
Spencer
Hillman, MI
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 3/13/13
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
21 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAR.
20
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Sweet Little Splitter!!!
I ordered my GNE 11571 on a Wednesday evening and it was delivered the following Monday afternoon. The freight company was very good about calling ahead to make sure our schedules matched up for delivery. The splitter arrived in good condition and seemed to be pretty well protected by the large foam insulated box it was packaged in. I unloaded the box and pallet with the forks on my farm tractor, but you better have help if doing it by hand, as the box is heavy and awkward to unload this way.... more
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David F.
Williams, AZ
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 8/25/13
REVIEWED
SEP.
19
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Set For The Winter After Three Days.
I checked heavy as a con but I'm glad it is heavy. It is a well built machine. I will reserve the durable description for later on down the road. My wife enjoys splitting and with two people and the "split in both directions" feature you can really go through the rounds quickly. We split Ponderosa, Juniper and Oak up to 30 inches in diameter and I feel we haven't tested the GNE yet. The Honda engine starts easily and runs all day. Couldn't be happier so far.
Happy Splitting,... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Features, Exceeded Expectations, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Heavy
David Recommends This Great Northern Equipment Product
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Todd B.
Elizabeth, IL
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 3/25/13
REVIEWED
APR.
15
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Easy To Use And Operate
We recently purchased the GNE 11571 log splitter. The additional $50 delivery charge was paid to enable the 375 lbs. package (cardboard box) to be off-loaded from the semi-trailer to our gator, because our local road and gravel lane could not accommodate the large vehicle. From there, the package was transported to our garage. The instructions were read to determine the tools (ratchet set, Teflon tape for some of the hoses, etc.) and liquids needed (3 gallons of hydraulic fluid, 0.5 liters of... more
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60
Robert W.
Drakesville, IA
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 5/23/13
REVIEWED
JUN.
13
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Easy To Use!
I have only used the splitter twice since receiving it, but can say that it is very easy to assemble and very easy to use.
I have split about 2 cords so far with flawless results. It is compact enough to roll right in the garage next to the other tools. I love it so far. Honda motors are a must. Another great feature are the holding racks. They save your back by not having to catch each piece before falling. I thought the cost was a little high at first, but have since changed my mind. It is... more
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50
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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Ned P.
Debeque, CO
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 6/17/13
REVIEWED
JUL.
10
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Good Product
Great shipping, communication, and helpful service.
Pros: Durable, Features, Easy To Use, Quiet
Ned Recommends This Great Northern Equipment Product
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Dave Mcc.
Bonners Ferry, ID
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 7/23/12
REVIEWED
SEP.
24
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Splitter!
I've always resisted the urge to buy a splitter before, until arthritis raised it's ugly head. I've dabbled with other splitters before and found them all wanting- too d**n slow.

The guy who designed this 2 way splitter is a genius. The machine is fast, powerful and super efficient. I have my wife run the lever and when we get the rhythm down, there's a constant flow of split Douglas Fir.

It's actually a pretty good workout keeping up. In way less than an hour, more like 45... more
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