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Powerhorse Horizontal/Vertical Log Splitter - 20 Ton, 208cc Powerhorse Engine

Item# 1165
This Powerhorse Log Splitter has a 208cc OHV engine with low oil shut down and an 11 GPM pump that produces 20 tons of splitting force to split logs up to 25in.L x 14in.dia. Splits in both horizontal and vertical positions, so there is no need to lift large logs. Not for sale in California. Low Oil Shutdown Yes, Fenders No, Cycle Time sec. 13, Automatic Cylinder Return No, Lights No, Product Type Horizontal/vertical splitter, Max. PSI 3,000, Cylinder 24in.L x 4in, Ball Coupler in. 2, Dimensions L x W x H in. 75 x 41 x 44, Wedge 7 inch, Ram Force Tons 20, Oil Reservoir gal. 1.6, Max. Log Size L x W in. 24 x 14, Log Cradle Yes, Pump Barnes 11 GPM, 2-stage, Jack Stand Yes, Log Lift No, Tire Size 4.80-8, Fuel Capacity gal. 0.91, Gross Torque 9.00 ft.-lbs., Pre-assembled No, Engine OHV, Engine Displacement cc 208. Dependable Powerhorse OHV engine with cast iron sleeve Low oil shutdown, dual ball bearings, forged crankshaft 2-stage pump produces 11 GPM Splits logs up to 25in.L x 14in. dia. High-speed tires for towing to the log pile Log table keeps split logs from falling on ground Brand Hydraulic open center, spring to center with detent valve Some assembly required
Average Customer Rating:
2.25 out of 5
2.3
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Customer Reviews for Powerhorse Horizontal/Vertical Log Splitter - 20 Ton, 208cc Powerhorse Engine
Review 1 for Powerhorse Horizontal/Vertical Log Splitter - 20 Ton, 208cc Powerhorse Engine
Overall Rating:
3 / 5
3 / 5

Poor Quality Engine

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January 7, 2013
By masonmca
from Atlanta
" I bought this splitter to start a small fire wood company. It was a great splitter the first season i used it. Then it started to get some engine problems like loss of power, surging etc.. So I ran carb cleaner through it and it didnt do a thing. Then i was towing it behind m tractor and turned too sharp and busted off the air cleaner which is completely my fault. the only problem is ordering a new one I looked at several websites and could not find a replacement. I ended up having to fabricated m own from sheet metal. The engine poblems coninued to worsen and i am now looking to buy a new engine. Its a great logsplitter when the engine runs. It had no problem handeling knots, and thirty inch maple logs. "
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+6points
8out of 10found this review helpful.
Review 2 for Powerhorse Horizontal/Vertical Log Splitter - 20 Ton, 208cc Powerhorse Engine
Overall Rating:
1 / 5
1 / 5

Too Many Problems

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August 20, 2012
By peshhope
from hopewell junction, ny
" I purchased the log splitter in June, 2011. Initial problem where the plastic elbow / barb would not thread into the control valve. After the first use, I noticed the return low pressure hose collapsing / flattening out before the nipple to the pump, causing the splitter to stall. After placing a couple of adjustable hose clamps around the low pressure hose , that helped to keep the hose open and fluid flowing.
The second time of use this summer, the wedge stopped and would not return. The nearest certified hydraulic repair shop for warranty repairs was 52 miles. The low pressure hoses were replaced. The machine worked one day after repairs. The next time the engine kept stalling. Customer service suggested several things, apparently fluid levels must be 100% full otherwise you have stalling issues, not the case here fluids full. I loosened the gas cap and kept it loose and things worked fine the rest of the day. On day three this year, I could not split one piece of wood due to the engine stalling. Again on the phone with customer service, again a trip to take the splitter to a warranty shop, only 8 miles this time, to check out the engine, I am waiting for its return.
When the machine works, it splits anything I put on it. However . . . Plastic elbows, plastic low pressure hoses, temperamental fluid levels, you can never be assured you will get a full day of splitting when using this machine.
I would not buy this log splitter again, nor would I recommend it to anyone. I can't remember a single problem with any splitter I borrowed or rented, except for running out of gas. Powerhorse aka Northern Tool need to seriously examine the design of this model. "
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+6points
6out of 6found this review helpful.
Review 3 for Powerhorse Horizontal/Vertical Log Splitter - 20 Ton, 208cc Powerhorse Engine
Overall Rating:
4 / 5
4 / 5

log splitter

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February 28, 2012
By idfm123
from cameron wi
" very good power will split anything you give it,but in vertical the platform to push against is not big enough.The log is 2inches off the ground and wedge hits wrong. You have to put a2x6 around it to make it work good in this position. But will split anything with it's good power. "
Describe Yourself: Home Handyman
+3points
3out of 3found this review helpful.
Review 4 for Powerhorse Horizontal/Vertical Log Splitter - 20 Ton, 208cc Powerhorse Engine
Overall Rating:
1 / 5
1 / 5

woodsplitter

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November 16, 2010
By splitterking
from vermont
" wood splitter is not designed to split heavy knot filled hard wood. guide will not hold the wedge, wedge guides bend.am on my third beam with guides. Have been splitting maple ,birch and beach. would not have purchased this splitter if known how the wedge is guided or heid in place. "
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+8points
8out of 8found this review helpful.
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Sparky650
 
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August 13, 2011
" This splitter is not designed for extremely hard, knot filled hardwood, or ironwood. It does have it's limits! However, that is not a design flaw and in no way reflects badly on this splitter. It has plenty of power for all- around splitting for most jobs. For extremely tough jobs I would recommend the 37 ton splitter, and keeping the wedge sharpened with an angle grinder, will help split those tough ones. "
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same problem
March 14, 2011
" We are currently having this same problem. We also noticed that the Hyd. cylinder has play and this also causes the wedge to swing freely.
Are you replacing the beam? or just reweld the guides?
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