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174cc 22-Ton Gas Log Splitter

  • Powered by a premium Subaru engine for years of hard use
  • Splits logs up to 25" long and 25" in diameter
  • Cast iron tapered wedge splits the toughest wood with ease

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This Ariens gas log splitter offers mobility and power. Its Subaru EA-175V engine produces 8.26 ft. lb. of torque and there is vertical and horizontal splitting capacity. The controls are located in the center so it can be operated from either side. It is towable, so you can take it where you need to handle tough jobs.

  • Subaru EA-175V engine produces 8.26 ft. lb. of torque for powerful splitting
  • 27-ton splitting force effectively splits larger logs
  • 12-second cycle time quickly resets the splitter to split another log
  • Centrally located controls allows you to operate from either side
  • Open operating zone reduces operator fatigue
  • Vertical and horizontal splitting capacity for versatility
  • Log cradle and draw bar handle are standard features
  • Towable at speeds up to 45 MPH 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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Does this 22 ton splitter come with the log cradle ?

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Yes they do. It's standard.
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Yes
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Yes, it's standard
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YES IT DOES . IT HAS A CRADEL ON BOTH SIDES.
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March 21, 2014
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Yes it does. I have split rounds approximately 30 inches in diameter and the cradle easily supports that size and weight.
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March 20, 2014
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Yes, comes with cradle already attached.
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Yes, the 22 ton log splitter comes with a log cradle.
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March 14, 2014
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Yes it does.
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March 13, 2014
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My 22ton Ariens came with a log cradle.
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Maysville, GA 30558, USA
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March 13, 2014
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Yes, the 22-ton comes "standard" with the cradle. It really saves on the back if not using the vertical orientation.
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Yes, just as the picture shows, there is a small sturdy cradle on both sides of the beam which prevents 95% of the splits from falling to the ground. There is also an optional 'work table' which can be attached which I haven't purchased yet but seems as though it would add convenience.
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Yes, it is a standard feature on this model!
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Does this splitter come with the tow and jack?

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Yes
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Yes the tow package is included with the splitter
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Yes.
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YES
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Yes, and the assembly is very simple. It is delivered in a wood crate takes about 10 minutes to attach tow arm to main body.
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Yes!
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It comes with a towing receiver for a standard 2 inch ball. The log splitter can be towed a maximum 45 MPH. It does not come with a jack like you would have on a utility trailer. It comes with a stand which locks into the folded up position for moving/towing or down for splitting. A pin locks it in either position and is quick and simple to use.
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Yes, this 22 ton ariens comes with a draw bar with a coupler for a 2" ball. There is no jack, but it does have a swing down front stand. The machine is well balanced and no jack is necessary. There is also a useful back leg that should be used to keep the machine horizontal.
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This model comes ready to be towed, with the exception of lights. However you will need a smaller than normal tow ball, 1 1/4 inch I believe; I bought one for "ATCs" that works. I tow it around the 5 acres behind my garden tractor. It is equipt with a front wheel that can be folded back out of the way. You also need to return the unit to the horizontal before towing; check the instructions for towing. I Read More
This model comes ready to be towed, with the exception of lights. However you will need a smaller than normal tow ball, 1 1/4 inch I believe; I bought one for "ATCs" that works. I tow it around the 5 acres behind my garden tractor. It is equipt with a front wheel that can be folded back out of the way. You also need to return the unit to the horizontal before towing; check the instructions for towing. I would also suggest you check state law re: towing. Read Less
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Yes, it has a foldaway jack stand and a 2" hitch
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It comes with the Hitch Coupler and the jack stand.
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Yes, this splitter has a tow bar and a hitch coupler for a standard 2 inch ball. It can be towed at speeds up to 45 MPH. It has a folding/locking stand just behind the hitch but not a jack.
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is tis splitter made in the US

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Yes, Wisconson, PA
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Yes this splitter is made in the USA. Ariens A is based in Wisconsin and has plants all over the country. Most importantly, Ariens does not import inferior parts from China. All parts are made in the USA as well.
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Yes it is.
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Yes, it's either made in their Wisconsin or Nebraska manufacturing plants. The Subaru engine is made in Japan.
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YES, BUT WITH AN EASY STARTING SUBARU ENGINE.
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Made in America, the engine is manufactured by Subaru.
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The log splitter is made in the Ariens plant in Brillion, Wisconsin. The Subaru engine is made by Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. in Japan
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The log splitter is made in the USA, it is manufactured in our plant in Nebraska.
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Yes made in Wisconsin!
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Yes. It is manufactured in Brillion, WI. It has Suburu engine which starts easily, runs relatively quiet and is good on fuel consumption
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Yes, it certainly is made in the U.S. Made up in Wisconsin.
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Does this splitter come with hydraulic oil in the machine?

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Its says it takes 2-1/2 gallons? Some people have said it came with the fluid, but you had to add a bit more, someone else said it was empty.
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Mine came loaded with both hydraulic fluid and enough gas so that I could be shown that it would start.
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With any hydraulic device that runs with a gas engine, if it has been assembled by the store, the fluids should be at required levels. But prudence always says to check those levels before you leave the store just to be safe.
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They are typically shipped with the hydraulic oil in a container. It the store assembles the splitter, they will install all fluids, even a little gas to make sure it starts. It is always agood idea to aske at the store and then check it yourself before leaving the store.
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Mine was delivered to my residence on a framed pallet. The hydraulic reservoir was full but but after assembly & cycling the cylinder a few times (no load), it required about a gallon of ISO32 light hydraulic oil to bring the reservoir back to the full level.
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MIne did. But check the reservoir BEFORE you but it.
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The hydraulic fluids are full when you pick it up. You will have to add some after you start splitting because the fluids will need to run through the lines and pump. Might want to buy a couple of gallons. Mine took 1 1/2 gallons to top off.
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Yes it comes with fluid, but you need to cycle it at least 12 times to bleed the air from the lines...then you recheck level and add hydraulic fluid to proper level.
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Mine came with some, but after cycling it a few times I had to add more. I bought 5 gallons of ISO32 just in case, and was glad I had it when I got the splitter. I think I added about one to two gallons.
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MINE CAME READY TO GO. I JUST PUT GAS IN IT AND CHECKED THE OIL LEVEL. OPENED THE GAS LINE AND PULLED THE CHOKE. PULLED THE CORD AND IT STARTED RIGHT UP, THEN PUSH CHOKE BACK. MAKE SURE THE SWITCH BUTTON IS IN THE ON POSITION. HAPPY SPLITTING!!!!!
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There is a small amount of fluid in there probably just from testing but all in all it was empty.
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The log splitter does not come with it completely full with the hydraulic oil you will need to add to the necessary fullness. Please check the owners manual and it states what kind of oil. If you do not have the owners manual it may be downloaded from the Ariens website at www.ariens.com click on support and then manuals, click on all product manuals complete the necessary information.
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Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 102 reviewers.
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Pretty Good Splitter I brought the splitter assembled from Home Depot, while this was convenient, the assembly was sloppy, the valve control lever and the splitter wedge weren't fastened and the hardware missing, luckily I have a small inventory of parts for such occasions. Before buying the Ariens splitter from Home Depot I had tried another brand from a different store which quickly went back because of engine problems. Not with this splitter it comes with a Subaru EA 175V engine. There was a time in the very beginning when the engine didn't start, somehow dirt got in the fuel line. What made it even more peculiar was the fact that it has a screen in the filler neck? You'll also need about a gallon and a half of hydraulic fluid before you begin. Once all the bugs were finally worked out my wife and I split over 7 cords of wood stretched out over a month without incident. We used both the horizontal and vertical positions, with all types of wood including Red Oak, Maple, Popular, Beech, Apple (knotty), Cherry, and Hickory. There were times when the wedge was smaller than the wood we were splitting, when the inevitable happened and it wouldn't totally split the piece. You would then have to turn the piece around and do it over. Maybe a bigger wedge would be nice, about 1”-2” or so. I used an ax on occasion instead of turning it over. As we were splitting the last couple of cords the valve control level on the return would pop into neutral when it shouldn't have, more so as the machine was getting hot. Will have it looked into if it worsens. September 8, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by After two years of use Any new log splitter will be great but what about after two years of use and about 15 chords processed? This is a fine machine but unfortunately has a number of significant design flaws. Most notably is where / how the hydraulic control valve is mounted on top of the piston. Use of the splitter requires constant movement of the control lever which is precariously mounted by way of a soft steel threaded pipe connector. Repetitive movement quickly loosens, gets sloppy and subsequently leaks fluid. Proper tightening of the lock nuts will not last. Unwise design to consider using a functional pipe as a structural member. Ariens / Torro should provide a steel reinforcement bracket to add strength and stability to the control valve as well as additional hydraulic hose protection. As other reviews noted the stock Subaru engine lacks an idle adjustment; the engine surges regularly and stalls when fuel level is less than half full. Annoying! Finally the front leg is constructed from light gauge steel and is unstable. If the terrain is at all pitched the splitter has tendency lean off-center. When it runs it run strong and splits pretty much everything I've put on it. I like it's bed height and multi-position function. in general i am a fan or Ariens product but not of the engine which is mounted on the 22 Ton model or the way the control valve is mounted. October 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent product I ordered the Ariens log splitter with some uncertainty after reading some of the testimonials of the delivery nightmares but after researching this product on line I decided to go ahead and purchase this log splitter especially after reading all of the positive testimonials on its performace. Boy was I glad I bought this, the first load of logs I split up it went through them like a hot knife going through butter, I'm talking straight grain red oak, hickory and mesquite. I am very well pleased with the way it operates and started on the third pull after putting fuel in it. Happy Customer!!! March 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent & powerful log splitter at a good price Product arrived in a timely manner despite winter weather & snow. The log splitter came mounted on a pallet, framed in wood & wrapped in clear plastic. It required some simple assembly. The engine already had motor oil & once gassed up, it started easily even in near freezing temperature. The hydraulic reservoir was full but after the cylinder was cycled a few times, it required another gallon or so of ISO32 light hydraulic oil purchased locally. Once warmed up, it split 18" wet oak & 22" dry cottonwood with only the slightest grunt. It retracts quickly & the catcher keeps the split wood from falling to the ground. Very pleased with this 22 ton splitter! December 24, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Works for me Have used this now on the farm for over a month and what a machine. I have put red/white oak, hickory, cherry, maple at it and it has eaten them all with pride. Goes through knots without any problem or strain on the machine at all. Light weight to move around by hand if needed or hooks up to my 4 wheeler to move right into the woods to work there. On the gas dept., I run out before the machine does but splits a load for my cart to haul back to the pile without any problem. Small for storing in the barn in a tight place. Did buy an extra gallon of hydro oil and it took most of that. Starts very easy and I can split more wood in half hour with this that 2 hours with a maul my old age says no more. I see no need for a heavier machine with the power this has to spare. Very happy with this machine with more use on the farm with coming heating season. October 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Good splitter , good value. I've split about 7 cords with the Ariens splitter and am pleased. Fast cycle time, enough force to split 18" diameter maple chunks with knots, and good fuel efficiency. Good fit & finish - good tires (that don't offgas a strong creosote odor!) and even nice paint. Some have complained about the smallish gas tank, but it powers the splitter for longer than my back holds up. Plus, after you've split that last log and are storing it until next season, there's less fuel to drain out. I really appreciate the fuel shut-off valve. The splitting wedge's factory shape included a machined, flat splitting edge about 1/16" wide instead of a knife edge. I called Ariens about this and the rep had no idea why and had to research it with their engineering department. In a couple of days he called back, saying that was by design, but couldn't explain why that was the intended shape. I sharpened the edge with my angle grinder and found it splits better, especially when you must slice through knots. But there is some room for minor improvements: - The Subaru engine's fuel cap appears to have an ineffective vent that results in something like vapor lock: When I fill the tank up to the "full" line, the splitter will run for a half hour or so before behaving as if it's about to run out of gas, with the motor surging repeatedly, for a few minutes, and then shuts down. Popping the cap and removing the strainer, I find the tank half full. Replace the cap and the engine fires right up. This happens every fill up, since it was new. - You can't really check the level of gas in the tank, because the strainer basket in the filler neck prevents you from seeing inside. You can remove the strainer, but it's difficult without some kind of hook or pick. I'd prefer an in-line filter between the tank and the carb. - It would be nice if the motor had a variable throttle control instead of a single preset speed, so I could run it at lower RPM, for fuel savings, quieter operation, and wear reduction, when I don't need full splitting force or the fastest cycle time. I split a lot of smaller logs which don't take much force or a long stroke. - Oil change is messy because the motor's drain opening is over the splitter's engine platform, so it dribbles under the motor. If Ariens had made the platform 1/4" narrower, you could slide your catch pan under the outlet and prevent a single drop from spilling. As it is, you can minimize spillage by folding up the tongue stand and resting the hitch on the ground before removing the drain plug, so the whole splitter slopes downward. - And finally, this is really minor: The detent for the hydraulic control valve's return position is too strong. I think it's designed to pop into neutral when the ram is fully retracted, but only does so about half the time. When I try to pull the lever from the retract position to neutral, sometimes I pull myself toward the splitter instead, because the lever doesn't budge! If I yank the lever toward the neutral position with a snapping motion it releases reliably. Spray lithium grease at various pivot points didn't help. August 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Best service I haver had. HOME Depot . Now I can order logs and split them my self. March 25, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Failed expectations First impression was that this machine was great! I did a lot of research and spoke to several owners of this unit and felt that this machine should be more than I would need. I figured I would split at most 8-10 cord of oak and maple a year. I'm not in the business, just a homeowner trying to save money by splitting my own wood. The reviews on this splitter seem overwhelmingly positive. First session using the splitter started out well. Filled up the gas and it started on the first pull. In fact, it started each time on the first pull. Operated the machine until the gas ran out. Took a break and repeated. On the third fill, it started out in the vertical position no problems until a few minutes in began splitting an approximately 20" oak log, it was struggling a little bit and it wasn't moving. The operator backed it up and POP! The wedges eyes, which connect the piston to the wedge via a pin snapped off (see photos). This should not have happened. Called HD and they said to return it no problem. I probably wound up with a bad cast wedge. It happens. Returned it. Probable going to get. 27T model. Worked great before that. July 22, 2014
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