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Model: HV16-4
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Force
16
Tons
Style
Electric Log Splitter
Type
Vertical/Horizontal Log Splitter
Log Length
20
Inches


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Easy To Work With In Horizontal Or Vertical Mode
Horizontal for smaller logs you don't mind lifting
Vertical for the big logs- just roll them into place

Quiet And Efficient 1.5 HP Electric High Torque Motor
No more oil changes, just plug in and start splitting
Works on household outlets; pulls 15 amps
Equivalent to an 6 HP gasoline engine

2 Stage Pump Ships Without Hydraulic Oil
Quicker 10 to 14 second cycle time

16 Tons Of Ram Force
High torque without the mess and trips to the gas station
Steel wedge can be sharpened with a steel grinder

3 1/2 Inch Cylinder
Detented return control valve locks into reverse
Returns to start position after cylinder is retracted

Tow With Your Garden Tractor Or ATV
Comes with a pin hitch
13" pneumatic tires handle tough terrain

Approx. 3 - 3 1/2 gallons of hydraulic fluid needed

Can NOT Be Towed On Public Roads


Engine
HP
1.5 HP
Motor
Motor Voltage
120-Volts
Wedge
Wedge Material
Steel
Replaceable Wedge
Yes
Sharpenable Wedge
Yes
Hydraulics
Auto Return
Yes
Hydraulic Filter
Yes
Hydraulic Oil Included
No
Cycle Time
13 Seconds
Cylinder Diameter
3.5 Inches
Cylinder Length
18 Inches
Log Capacity
Max Log Length
20 Inches
Tractor Hitch
Tractor Hitch Style
1-Point
Towing
Towable
Yes
D.O.T. Lights
No
Fenders
No
Overview
Assembly Required
Yes
Weight
300 Pounds
Product Length
72 Inches
Product Width
36 Inches
Product Height
36 Inches
Consumer Warranty
1 Year
Model
HV16-4
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  2 Questions
Q: Do the axles, bearings, wheels and tires meet DOT requirements?

I know I would still need to add fenders & lights.

by Rich D. from Massachusetts on August 26, 2015

A: No, this splitter is not meant to be operated on public roads, it does not meet DOT requirements. This unit comes with a pin hitch only and is more or less intended to be pulled by a lawn/garden tractor or ATV.
by Dale, Product Expert
Q: how much to ship to eagle river alaska
by Robbin Lamere from Alaska on December 07, 2013

A: Thanks for your inquiry.

We currently CANNOT ship this product to Alaska, Hawaii or any destination outside of the United States. Anymore questions, feel free to ask.

Thanks and have a great day!
by Dale, Product Expert
Ramsplitter HV16-4 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
4/5
Quality
4/5
Performance
5/5
Value
5/5
Overall
4.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 5
Pros
Easy To Use (14)
Quiet (13)
I'd Buy It Again (7)
High Quality (6)
Easy To Store (5)
Cons
Packaging (4)
Bad Instructions (3)
Leaks Oil (1)
Length Of Logs (1)
Some Of The Components C... (1)
91% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Dale, the Log Splitter Expert
Log Splitter Expert

Product Expert
Total Reviews
36 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
1095 Helpful Votes
Log Splitters Direct Recommended

If you'd like the convenience of an electric log splitter but have some really large logs to split, the Ramsplitter HV16-4 is a "Good" choice.

Instead of trying to lift large chunks of wood up to waist height, you can pull the pin on the splitter beam and rotate the beam into the vertical position. This allows you simply roll larger logs into place before splitting them.

The Ramplitter HV16-4 is powered by a 1.5HP high-torque motor that pulls 15-amps, so it will run on standard... more
Dale Recommends This Model
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Dale, the Log Splitter Expert

Bob Crew
Product Expert
Total Reviews
21 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
56 Helpful Votes
Ramsplitter-- Quality Can Take Time, So Be Patient
Ramsplitter builds every one of their log splitters in Rockford, IL. While these units are manufactured in America by U.S. labor, the manufacturing process is very manual and time-consuming, and as a result, itís not unusual for a Ramsplitter brand log splitter to take as long as 6 to 8 weeks to ship to you from the time you order. There is no denying the unit you receive will be a top-quality product made by American workers. Just be prepared to wait for your unit to actually show up at your... more
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103
Kenneth H.
Hermitage, MO
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 8/18/16
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
SEP.
09
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Perfect For Price
everything is great with splitter
Kenneth Recommends This Ramsplitter Product
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Chuck K.
Georgetown, OH
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 1/10/17
REVIEWED
FEB.
11
2017
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Well Made - In The Usa.
I can't give all 5-star rating 'cuz I don't have any experience with power splitters, this is my first and I've not used it much as yet, having used an axe and sledge with wedges for the past 60+ years. I'm 75 and find the vertical feature of great benefit - just roll the log on and split away.

The only complaint is there were no instructions as to hooking up the hydraulic lines and the motor to pump coupling was not connected, requiring a call to the service tech. If you can move the wood... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Quiet, I'd Buy It Again, Durable
Cons: Packaging, Bad Instructions
Chuck Recommends This Ramsplitter Product
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Stephen S.
Tampa, FL
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 11/2/16
REVIEWED
JAN.
05
2017
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Good Product. Lousy Support.
This is a good product. It came well packed on an 18 wheeler and everything was there. Easy to put together after taking it out of the packing crate. I've read other reviews that stated you needed a second hand, but I did it all alone with no help. (And I'm an old guy!)

The only issue I had was the manual didn't really go into proper explanation of the oil one should buy. I'm in Florida and the local auto shops didn't stock the oil it indicates and asked why I'd need it.
Pros: Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Easy To Store, Reliable
Cons: tech support
Stephen Recommends This Ramsplitter Product
Dale, the Log Splitter Expert
Product Expert
Stephen,
If you're having trouble finding oil in your area, we do carry some different kinds here at Log Splitters Direct. CLICK HERE to view our inventory of log splitter oils.
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Ken
Romeo, MI
Total Helpful Votes
19 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
NOV.
23
2009
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
H-16 E-power
I burn all winter with a wood stove in a residential home.

In the past I'd rent a 8hp (Honda) gas splitter and try to split all the wood I'd collected in 1 weekend.

This season I decided to bite the bullet and buy a splitter. Being on a budget I considered a PTO driven unit for my Kubota BX or going with one of the local Big Box Store gas units.

Then I found Ramsplitter while web surfing. I called & personally talked with the owner regarding power and cycle time speeds, ruling... more
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195
John
Total Helpful Votes
34 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
OCT.
22
2012
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
So Very Disapointed
Hi researched log splitters on this site as well as many others. I wanted to buy a US made electric splitter. I decided Ram Splitter was the best choice. The first splitter arrived so damaged it could not be used. Doug at Ram splitter sent a second one that arrived even more damaged. I was able to combine the two to make one working splitter I used the splitter for less that 10 hours and did like it but the electric motor made a grinding sound and stopped working. I never used it more than an... more
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Scott
North Bend, WA
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 5/4/13
Total Helpful Votes
29 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUN.
08
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Ramsplitter 16 Ton Electric
Excellent piece of equipment but not a "killer" machine. Electric is not gasoline power but this machine can do well with most anything. I have a lot of old giant Hemlock that is knotty as heck. You have to be careful and work around the tough pieces or the big knots will stop it cold, but the rest of the time it works fine. The fill-hole for the hydraulic fluid could be larger and moved so the strut doesn't get in the way of a funnel. Did they just forget (I hope) to give me a... more
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292
Clif
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 3/31/13
Total Helpful Votes
21 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
APR.
26
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Awesome Machine
This splitter is awesome. Just finished splitting approx. 10 truckloads of wood without a problem. It even made quick work of Sweet Gum. Assembly was fairly easy, however, if you have a forklift it is much simpler to attach the top part of the splitter, otherwise you will need two people. The packing was much too flimsy for the weight of this machine and it fell apart, though nothing was damaged other than some scratched paint. I used the splitter exclusively in the vertical position, mostly... more
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Mike M.
Bancroft, MI
Total Helpful Votes
19 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
DEC.
20
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Nice Splitter But Needs Improving
I bought this splitter about a month ago and was able to use it today for the first time. I would first say that the 16 ton is all the power I'll ever need. I get mostly Ash and Oak here and nothing goes more than 26 to 30" across. The splitter handled everything with ease, the vertical position is really nice as you don't need to lift those heavy pieces. The splitter operated flawlessly all day and you can split a ton of wood pretty quickly. The ram operated at a good speed. It's quick... more
Mike Recommends This Ramsplitter Product
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Anthony S.
Pagosa Springs, CO
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 9/26/14
Total Helpful Votes
19 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
OCT.
27
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good Product - Not So Good Service From The Manufacturer - Ram S
First the good news. This 16 ton log splitter is awesome, no matter what I put in front of it, it split the wood first time, every time. I have rounds of wood 20 inch length and up to 24 inches across. Having the choice of horizontal or vertical splitting is really useful, especially on the big heavy rounds. This splitter is robust and firm in operation.

Now the bad news, the customer service could do with a major overhaul. Someone at Ram Splitter (the manufacturer) should explain to the... more
Anthony Recommends This Ramsplitter Product
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193
Arthur
Union, MI
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 1/6/13
Total Helpful Votes
17 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JAN.
28
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Like The Log Splitter But Made Some Modifications
Got the log splitter much earlier than expected which was a great surprise. It works just like it promised but after assembling it I could see where there might be some problems in the future without some modifications. I added a ring at the base of the log holding platform so the log would have something to grab onto and not slip while having the pressure of the wedge during the splitting.

Another big thing I could see that would happen is something coming down on the motor which was not... more
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