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Model: YU2866
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Force
28
Tons
Style
Gas Log Splitter
Type
Vertical/Horizontal Log Splitter
Log Length
26
Inches


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28-Ton Splitting Force
Built to perform in demanding applications

Vertical & Horizontal Splitting - For Logs Up To 26" in Length
Dual end cylinder support for equal weight distribution
Cylinder handle makes it easy to position the splitter

208cc Briggs & Stratton 4-Cycle Gas Engine
Reliable and easy-to-start with plenty of torque

U-Beam Structural Design
Patent pending design is significantly stronger than typical I-Beam designs
Provides more durability and less stress over time

14-GPM 2-Stage Hydraulic Pump
Over-sized design, provides a cycle time of only 13.2 seconds

4.5-Gallon Hydraulic Reservoir
Built-into wheel shaft with internal filter for added protection

7.5" 4-Way Splitting Wedge
Designed for quick connection and jam free operation with no need to change stripper plates

Unique Spinner-Plate
Puts less stress on the beam by allowing logs to turn when being split

Adjustable Log Cradle
Keeps the logs when you want them, regardless of splitter position

16" DOT-Approved Road Tires
Also includes 2" Ball Hitch for easy towing

YARDMAX 3-2-1 Residential Warranty
Know you're protected so you can concentrate on splitting


Engine
Engine Brand
Briggs & Stratton
Starting System
Recoil Start
HP
208 HP
Idle Control
Yes
Low Oil Shutdown
Yes
Wedge
Wedge Material
Steel
Wedge Size
7 Inches
Wedge Style
2 & 4-way
Replaceable Wedge
Yes
Sharpenable Wedge
Yes
Hydraulics
Auto Return
Yes
Hydraulic Filter
Yes
Hydraulic Oil Included
Yes
Hydraulic Reservoir Size
4.5 Gallons
Cycle Time
13.2 Seconds
Cylinder Diameter
4.5 Inches
Log Capacity
Max Log Length
26 Inches
Towing
Towable
Yes
D.O.T. Lights
No
Fenders
No
Hitch Type
2 Inch Ball Hitch
Accessories
Jack Stands
Included
Log Cradles
Included
Overview
Made in USA
No
Weight
530.5 Pounds
Product Width
47 Inches
Consumer Warranty
3 Years
Commercial Warranty
90 Days
UPC
857649006234
Model
YU2866
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YardMax YU2866 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
Value
5/5
Overall
4.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 5
Pros
Price (19)
High Quality (19)
I'd Buy It Again (15)
Durable (11)
Easy To Use (9)
Cons
Heavy (6)
Needs engine protector (1)
engine guard needed (1)
None (1)
Doesnt come with the log... (1)
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26 Reviews  Sort by 
 
Tim
Kingston, TN
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 8/29/16
Total Helpful Votes
25 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
SEP.
22
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Yardmax 28t - Look Into These Guys!
Ok so its gonna be a long review but hang in there...I think it may help you make a decision on your purchase.
I research everything I buy. I want to get the best for my money just as I think everyone does. I originally was going to go to my local big chain store and buy a certain wood splitter I had my eye on cause it was going on sale for $950 bucks. And I'm glad I didn't! I came across this on Power Equipment Direct ... Started looking into their company and products and made two phone... more
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Tim Recommends This YardMax Product
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Tim,
Thank you for the great review, you are right it is worth the read!

I was who you spoke to and I am very happy to hear that your YARDMAX is exceeding your expectation.

We have the same expectations of ourselves as you do and it is great to hear you are happy with your investment.

Please don't forget to register your warranty and we will drop a small gift in the mail to you as a thanks. http://www.yardmax.com/support/product-registration/

We hope your new YARDMAX brings you many years of reliable use. Please give us a call or drop us an email anytime with questions.

Best regards,
YARDMAX Support
support@yardmax.com
844-YARDMAX
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Gary W.
Glasgow, KY
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 11/6/16
REVIEWED
JAN.
23
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Well Built And Powerful
I have used this splitter several times since buying it. It starts easily and has no trouble slicing through tough hickory. It seems to be well built and should last a long time. I managed to assemble it by myself, using a hoist and chains, though it is so heavy you really need to have someone help you.
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Pros: High Quality, Price, I'd Buy It Again, Fast
Gary Recommends This YardMax Product
Gary's Experience With Log Splitters Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Certainly no complaints. They shipped it free and it was fast. It even had oil in it so it was ready to go once I assembled it."
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Tom F.
Hilton, NY
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
MAR.
25
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Monster Splitter
First, The packaging of this machine even drew compliments from the truck driver that delivered my splitter. You just don't see this kind of company pride anymore. Second, I opened the package and was immediately blown away with the machine inside. I expected a splitter but this machine far exceeds anything I could have imagined! I have no idea how you can sell this much machine for this low of a price! Third, The vertical way of splitting is pure genius!! I had a massive Maple come down and... more
Pros: High Quality, Price, I'd Buy It Again, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: Not one
Tom Recommends This YardMax Product
Tom's Experience With Log Splitters Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Unbelieveable service!! What a great company!!"
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John Peterson
Arcata, CA
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 1/25/17
REVIEWED
MAR.
29
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
An Absolute Animal
Fast, four-day delivery to the west coast, and a courteous driver. Instructions were right on. I added engine oil & it fired up on the second pull. I grafted a cherry picker ram to help me,.. I physically can not lift the splitter in to the vertical position with out help....so I came up with an idea and it works awesome.
Pros: High Quality, Price, I'd Buy It Again, Exceeded Expectations
John Recommends This YardMax Product
Dale, the Log Splitter Expert
Product Expert
John,
Thank you for your kind review, I am very pleased to hear that your splitter is performing up to your expectations. Please be careful when operating the unit in any way that is not outlined in the manual, any modifications or improper usage may void the warranty. Safety is always the first priority.

Again, thank you for your business and we look forward to dealing with you again in the future!
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John's Experience With Log Splitters Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I called a couple of times with questions, all were answered professionally even though they might have been dumb questions."
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Dale, the Log Splitter Expert
Product Expert
John,
We are always happy to help folks like yourself when it comes to any questions that come up with power equipment. Feel free to give us another call if any more questions arise.
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Steve H
Raleigh, NC
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 2/24/17
REVIEWED
MAR.
22
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Impressed With Quality!
It does take two people to put this together when arrive...Quality would rate it a 10 out of 10. The welds in putting it together are flawless. System does perform and seemed there was a lot of value added in accessories which others want to charge you, like the quarter attachment splitter.

I opted to put synthetic detergent oil in the Briggs and Stratton engine. The hydraulic was in the lower part of filled so I picked up a gallon of specified fluid to bring it near max. Tomorrow will... more
Pros: High Quality, Price, I'd Buy It Again, Durable
Cons: Heavy
Steve Recommends This YardMax Product
Steve's Experience With Log Splitters Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great people and will answer all your questions when you call them, also if they do not know the answer to your question, they will find the answer by asking those who know within the company."
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Greg V.
Lapeer, MI
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 10/19/16
Total Helpful Votes
11 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
OCT.
26
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Beast
My headline says it all. Like the other review, delivery was less than a week, the shipping crate was good, the directions were easy (took a couple hours to put it together). So far, it has split everything I have put on it. The only issues I had were:

There was an extra washer on the wheel bearing that I didn't see, so when I put the one on that I was supposed to and tightened the nut, I couldn't get the pin in. I took it off and noticed the other washer under the grease, so I took the... more
Greg Recommends This YardMax Product
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Dennis A.
Coalinga, CA
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 10/3/16
REVIEWED
OCT.
26
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
So Far This Seems Like A Great Deal.
I am in California, and this splitter was delivered to me in about a week. I unloaded it with my tractor which saved $50. I put it together by myself in about an hour an took it right out and split about a cord of wood. It seems to have plenty of power. I was splitting really gnarly old oak logs that I had laying around because my old splitter wouldn't handle them.

It came with a removable 4 way wedge which you should remove when splitting this kind of wood. I really like the turn table on... more
Dennis Recommends This YardMax Product
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James B.
Tallahassee, FL
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 11/30/16
REVIEWED
DEC.
28
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Decent Splitter For Your Money.
Great running machine. Make sure you tighten the factory installed items...failure to do so CAN cause major injury. I had some bolts come loose on the slide and they snapped.

I was lucky that me and my son were not injured. Why they do not use nylon nuts, lock washers, OR thread lock is crazy. Other than that, I'm very pleased.
Pros: Price, High Quality, Durable, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Loose nuts
James Recommends This YardMax Product
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Crystal T.
Minneapolis, KS
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 11/27/16
REVIEWED
DEC.
24
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Very Efficient And Has Plenty Of Power
This is an excellent log splitter that was easy enough for two people to assemble. The videos available were very helpful. The 28 ton has enough power to split the wood we have, which is mostly hardwood, easily and effectively.

The one thing I would like to see in the future is a metal plate on a frame and engine cover or protector. I think this add-on would make the Yard Max unparalleled in its class! We love the splitter!
Pros: Price, High Quality, Durable, Easy To Use
Crystal Recommends This YardMax Product
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Jerry L.
Hernando, MS
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 10/3/16
REVIEWED
NOV.
15
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Splitter
Easy to assemble. I would agree with instructions of two people. I did mine myself with the help of a front loader and cherry picker to align ram unit to running gear. Easy to do.

On first run split 26 in blocks of dry white oak with ease.
Pros: Durable, Price, Exceeded Expectations, High Quality
Jerry Recommends This YardMax Product
Jerry's Experience With Log Splitters Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great working with Log Spitters Direct. Fast service and response time. Shipper not so good. They beat up the crate really good. looked like it was pushed around with the back of the forklift a few times. and stabbed with the forks once. With all the damage to crate was expecting lots of damage to the splitter. But there wasn't even a scratch on it. it was crated really good."
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Marc C.
Burlington, KS
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 12/6/16
REVIEWED
DEC.
30
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Works Well. Surprised By The Power To Split Wood With Knots
After assembly, which took some manpower, the splitter looks and performs great. Was a little hard to get the motor started the first time, but has started much better after using it. Splits green and seasoned wood easily. The 4-way splitting attachment doesn't work as well as I expected.

The primary wedge has no problem, but separates the log to wide for the horizontal portion of the 4-way to get a good bite on the log. Will fabricate a shield that sits over the motor, so split pieces... more
Pros: High Quality, Durable, Quiet, Fast
Cons: Bad Instructions, Expensive
Marc Recommends This YardMax Product
Marc's Experience With Log Splitters Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Easy purchase. Shipped on pallet, need some muscle to assemble. Fast and free shipping was a plus."
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