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169cc 27-Ton Gas Log Splitter

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The Ariens gas log splitter quickly and powerfully cuts logs in its 16.5 second cycle time. The Subaru SP-170 engine makes 8.34 ft. lb. of torque. With an open operating zone, users will find it easier to use, with less bending and fatigue.

  • Subaru SP-170 engine produces 8.34 ft. lb. of torque for powerful splitting
  • 27-ton splitting force effectively splits larger logs
  • 16.5-second cycle time quickly resets the splitter to cut another log
  • Centrally located controls allows you to operate from either side
  • Open operating zone reduces operator fatigue
  • Towable with wheels for convenience
  • Includes 3-year limited consumer warranty
  • Item usually ships in 7-10 business days
  • In most shipping areas, Ariens offers white glove delivery service, log splitter will be shipped to your local Ariens authorized servicing dealer for set-up and inspection prior to home delivery, inspection includes operator’s manual confirmation, set tire pressure, check fluid levels, test start unit and file warranty registration information
  • Disclaimer in qualifying area only, if an Ariens authorized dealer is not in your shipping area, log splitter will ship unassembled, directly to you via regular truck delivery, to confirm white glove delivery availability prior to purchasing, call 888-927-4367 option #2

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At what speed can this be towed at ?

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August 18, 2013
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Bufalo NY
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June 9, 2015
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The splitter had a sticker on it that says "max 45mph" for towing
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October 10, 2014
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45 MPH is the recommended top speed.
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Putnam Valley, NY
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October 7, 2014
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Top speed is 45 MPH towed per the manual and online documentation.
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Pasadena, MD
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May 20, 2014
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45 mph is the max towing speed. The unit is 500lbs, which is fairly light for a splitter, and it will start to bounce above 45 mph.
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March 18, 2014
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45 MPH max.
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January 28, 2014
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It is not recommended to tow this unit over 45mph.
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Western New York
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December 10, 2013
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45 mph
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Rosholt, WI 54473, USA
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November 5, 2013
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I think it is 45mph. However, I would not tow it far and always put mine in a trailer when I leave the farm with it.
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Colorado Springs, CO
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October 24, 2013
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45MPH. If you go any faster it will bounce around a lot, and can potentially damage the machine.
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Northeastern Washington State
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August 25, 2013
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The maximum towing speed is specified as 45 mph per the owner's manual. I have not had occasion to tow mine yet, so I can't offer any other info.
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Maximum towing speed is 45 mph.
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Does this 27 ton come with the log cradles? The specs don't mention it but some of the reviews said it comes with them.

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July 19, 2013
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Bufalo NY
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June 9, 2015
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Mine (27T) came with the cradles standard. It did not come with the work table or the hydro cylinder handle - I bought those separate.
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December 23, 2014
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It does have a slight cradle for the logs at the area where it splits the wood. I find this very useful.
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October 10, 2014
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Mine did and they are a real labor saver.
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Putnam Valley, NY
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October 7, 2014
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I purchased mine about a month ago and it came with the cradles installed. Be aware it does NOT include the handle used to switch between horizontal and vertical positions, that is a ten dollar add-on item.
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Pasadena, MD
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May 20, 2014
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Yes, it does include the cradles.
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March 18, 2014
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Yes it does when purchased through Home Depot.
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Harrisburg, PA, USA
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January 28, 2014
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Yes I received mine with the cradles.
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Western New York
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December 10, 2013
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Yes and a handle on top of hitch to help in moving.
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Rosholt, WI 54473, USA
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November 5, 2013
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Yes, and don't be a dummy like me and order some separately.
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Northeastern Washington State
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August 6, 2013
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I can only speak to my purchase. Our 27 Ton Ariens Splitter did come with the log cradles attached.
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July 19, 2013
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The Ariens log splitters does not come with a cradle this may be purchased as an accessory. If Home Depot does not carry it, you may go to a local Ariens dealer. Please locate a dealer on the Ariens website at www.ariens.com and click on Where to Buy.
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what weight motor oil is used ?

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March 18, 2014
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10w30 or see other oils for hot or cold climates in Subaru owners manual.
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You can use 5-30,10-30,or straight 30 depending on the air temp. You are using the unit in.
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December 10, 2013
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SAE/ 10W-30W
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The Subaru SP170/210 engine manual recommends 10w-30 weight for operating temperatures between ~15-95° F, 5w-30 for temps below 35° F, and 30w for temps 45-100° F +.
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July 16, 2013
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Depends on the application and manufacture recommendations
10w30 for an Ariens 27 ton log splitter with Subaru engine
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Boise, ID, USA
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July 3, 2013
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Valvoline 10-W40
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10w30
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Typically small engines use 30 weight oil. However, I am a firm believer in using something better than just the run of the mill. After breaking the engine in with the oil that came with it, I changed it after about 8 hours of run time and switched over to a premium full synthetic engine oil. I run 0w-40 Amsoil and it purrs like a kitten and stays super clean.
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10w30
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May 13, 2013
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Only use the following Hydraulic oils in the Log Splitters:
ISO32 hydraulic oil
Ariens/Gravely part number 00069100
Dexon III/Mercon automatic transmission fluid
Pro-Mix AW-32 Hydaulic Oil
10 weight AW hydraulic oil
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Only use the following hydraulic oils in the Log Splitters:
•ISO32 hydraulic oil
•Ariens/Gravely part number 00069100
•Dexron® III/Mercon® automatic transmission fluid
•10 weight AW hydraulic oil
•Pro-Mix™ AW-32 Hydraulic Oil
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Does it have a 2 stage hydraulic pump to power through tougher logs

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Yes, it does have a 2 stage pump. Works very well on everything I've put in it. For pieces with knots or a "Y", it actually cuts through whatever it can't cleanly split. Very powerful machine.
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Yes two stage but single 11 GPM pump.
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Yes
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Rosholt, WI 54473, USA
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Don't know. But when the splitting gets tough, the ram slows down but keeps going. Never gotten ram stuck or had it stop. I suggest you see manufacturers website or call them.
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July 16, 2013
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Yes the Ariens 27 ton log splitter has a 2 stage pump it works very well and allows for a smaller fuel efficient engine less weight for mobility as well.
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yes
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Yes it does and works awesome. I have been splitting knotty pieces recently and it powers right through anything I throw at it. Good cycle time too.
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Norwalk, CT
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April 29, 2013
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no, single stage
You will not be disappointed with this splitter. A 2 stage isn't any stronger, it just saves its energy for when it needs it, A single stage gives you 100% all the time.
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Westland, MI, USA
April 8, 2013
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It slows down when you get into the big stuff but it never stops. The normal speed is plenty fast.
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Honestly, I don't know if it has a two stage pump or not, but just as honestly I can tell you that it powers through everything I've thrown at it. Be it wet, knotty, a large crotch, or a 28+ dia. inch stump. I only have one regret concerning this splitter. Why did I wait so long????????
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The 27 ton and 34 ton have a two stage hydraulic pump.
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Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 178 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great log splitter Pulled it home, filled up with gas, third pull it started. I split a cord of wood in 30 minutes. Worked like a champ. Will split another 2 cords this labor day weekend and be set for winter ! August 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Very Happy with the Splitter Did a lot of research and finally chose the Atiens 27 ton. There was an issue receiving the white glove service for delivery, but HD took care of the problem. Splitter is shipped well and arrived with no trouble. About 1 hour in unpacking and getting it ready to go. Engine did not need oil, and I added about a gallon of hydraulic fluid. Started on 2nd pull and let it warm up. Rechecked all fluids after running the piston a dozen times and added another quart of hydraulic fluid. I have split about 3 cords and so far it's flawless. Easy to operate, smooth engine and fuel efficent. Highly recommend. May 26, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gravely / Ariens 22T vs 27T log splitter comparison - chose the 27T I liked arien's splitters - ... The question was then which model. I visited my local Ariens dealer and the sales guy there had the 22T at $1399 and the 27T at $1749. Dealer noted the weight difference being significant 367lb vs 498lb thus the 27T was deemed by Ariens to have a more professional frame and the 22T more a consumer grade frame. Also the 22T has the 4.5hp Subaru and the 27T had a 5.7hp Subaru. He noted that the 22T had a newer vertical shaft crankshaft and the 27T had a more "time tested" horizontal shaft design and the same engine they've been using for a long time. So he was really pushing the more expensive unit - go figure. I checked Home Depot's website and their price blew my local dealer's price out of the water. So I bought from 1800 Home depot after they price matched another web site for an even lower price! I ordered and it was shipped I'll detail the freight process as I experienced it. I got an email 2 days after I placed my order. It said a carrier called NEMF has the item and is shipping from their depot in NJ to my local dealer in upstate NY. Home Depot has a white glove delivery serivce they call it where it goes factory --> local dealer ---> me. It's supposed to be no additional cost. I figured I'd get the splitter dry on a crate in my driveway and I'd have to check/fill all fluids etc but it looks like the dealer is doing that I - didn't even know. I'll update when the shinny orange splitter arrives. UPDATE: HD it sent to my local ariens dealer. They uncrated it, filled it with all fluids and tested it. I actually saw the paperwork and HD paid them $82.50 to do that. The dealer then called to schedule a delivery but I just told them I'd pick it up. I ordered separate the work table and the cylinder handle and bolted those on. I picked it up from the dealer a couple weeks ago. It's split everything I've thrown at it so far: fresh cut 34" Ash rounds, old dried 30"+ knotty oak, down to smaller maple and pine. Real crotchy stuff to. The vertical feature is great - then you're not lifting monster rounds. One thing I don't like is the placement of the hoses. On horizontal, I've hit hoses and the hydro oil filter with splits. I added an hour meter to mine, the digital no wiring kind. Also added the work table (with stick on grippers from harbor freight). a hydro cylinder handle. June 9, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by amazing log splitter The same was split anything I've definitely put mine to the test and I didn't have any problem you couldn't maneuver a log big enough to give thos splitter trouble . 15 inchesthick 38 inches Dia like butter March 3, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Awesome splitter !! This thing really saved my back, as you are in a fully upright position when you operate it.Starts every time with one or two pulls, and went right thru anything I gave it to split at just over half throttle !! I would recommend this model without any hesitation !! Love it. January 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Pretty Good purchase Let me first say that I purchased this online through HD, because they don't carry them in the store (at least not in my area). Looks can be very deceiving when purchasing from a picture. I actually looked around at the local hardware, department and farm supply stores that all carry splitters you can walk up to and see. I chose the Ariens model mainly because the overall reviews for it was better than the other brands. For a 27 ton unit, it is smaller (frame wise) than the others. When I first saw this splitter when they were unloading it, I thought to myself, it's not nearly as big as I expected. We checked the fluid levels, went over the controls and started it up. Run it up to 1/2, 3/4 and full throttle. Cycled the cylinder 3 or 4 times, shut it down and re-checked the fluid levels. Some of the other reveiws stated they were low on hydraulic fluid after cycling. Not this one, the dealer must have already done this and topped it off. I went straight to splitting wood. I had some oak, maple, pine & cedar, all ranging from about 8 to 14" with lots of knots. All split with no problem. The green pine did not split very well when it came to the larger logs with knots, it just cut right through them. I was very impressed. I then took this out to the farm where I had more oak & maple. Not as many knots, but the logs were 10 to 18" in dia. Split it all at about 3/4 throttle with no problem and again it really impressed me. I've only had this a few weeks and only split about 6 ricks of wood, but very satisfied so far. I would recommend this to a friend or anyone looking to split wood on a lower scale like me. I use about 10 - 12 ricks of wood per year and I believe this unit will last me for many years. October 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by A HARD WORKING SPLITTER great log splitter goes thru knots oak and hedge apple with no problem. the teeth on the bottom plate bite the logs do not slide out as the wedge digs in. the only thing i would change is the lever needs to be turn to the side it gets in the way of your head when working in the upright position May 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Could Not Be Happier Why have I never met anyone with one of these before, why have I got three axes, why did I bother with a 7Ton Log Splitter!. To the last point, I bought it to deal with smaller rounds. Yes it's great on smaller rounds that are seasoned wood and pine but then attempt splitting freshly cut Californian oak round and prepare to be very disappointed. My axe bounces off them and the 7ton just made a dent and tripped the circuit. I finally got so frustrated that I took the plunge after a lot of research.. Purchased from Home Depot and took delivery this weekend, the instructions are fine, the packing was a bear to remove but once I got it up and working I put it to task on a pile of rounds I had been collecting.. Pine, Oak, Madrone from pieces that were light to rounds that were too heavy to lift and it sailed through the lot.. OK, I have not lived with it for long but per the picture below, splitting and stacking took approx and hour and its two deep! If you have the room then buy one, you will not be unhappy! September 26, 2011
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