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Ariens 22-Ton 174cc Gas Log Splitter


22-Ton 174cc 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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Product Overview

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 then option #6

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Name 22-Ton 174cc Gas Log Splitter 27-Ton 190cc Gas Log Splitter 34-Ton 211cc Gas Log Splitter 22-Ton 174cc Gas Log Splitter
Brand Ariens Ariens Ariens Ariens
Ratings (7) (57) (10) (103)
Splitting force (tons) 22 27 34 22
Maximum log diameter (in.) 25 24 24 25
Towable Yes Yes Yes Yes
Engine Make Subaru Subaru Subaru Subaru
CA (CARB) Compliant CARB Compliant CARB Compliant CARB Compliant CARB Compliant
Vertical or Horizontal Vertical / Horizontal Vertical / Horizontal Vertical / Horizontal Vertical / Horizontal
Log Splitter Power Type Gas Gas Gas Gas
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Customer Questions & Answers

Does this 22 ton splitter come with the log cradle ?

Asked by: gabulldawg34
Yes they do. It's standard.
Answered by: BigJohn
Date published: 2016-04-13

Does this splitter come with the tow and jack?

Asked by: Banker
Answered by: BigJohn
Date published: 2016-04-13

is tis splitter made in the US

Asked by: tony
Yes, Wisconson, PA
Answered by: BobbyG
Date published: 2016-03-02

Does this splitter come with hydraulic oil in the machine?

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.
Asked by: Matt
Mine came loaded with both hydraulic fluid and enough gas so that I could be shown that it would start.
Answered by: uncleDave
Date published: 2015-09-20
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Customer Reviews

22-Ton 174cc Gas Log Splitter is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 103.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I bought this splitter about at least 4 or 5 years ago and have split 20 or 30 full cords of wood... I bought this splitter about at least 4 or 5 years ago and have split 20 or 30 full cords of wood with it since then. I liked the splitter until the main splitting rail bent into an arc about a week ago. I had some huge sections from a large tree that was cut down in my back yard. The pieces were too large to lift. I tipped them up and put some split pieces of fire wood beneath them to keep them off the ground. I then put my splitter into vertical mode and push it into the side of the 40-inch diameter sections of red maple that I hoped to split. The first thing that I noticed was that, because the log sections did not contact the full width of the wedge, the wedge tipped away from the main rail and started to pull up the edges of the flat steel that lies atop the splitting beam. No problem because the machine still worked. However, with the next attempt at a tough split, the entire tubular steel beam (the splitting rail) buckled backward away from the bolus that I was attempting to split. Now I need to buy replacement parts that will cost me over $400. My conclusion is that this piece of equipment is very poorly engineered. It works well for light work, but don't expect it to stand up if you ever use it in vertical position on a wood section that cannot be positioned so that the entire wedge surface contacts the wood. Engineers on this product get an "F".
Date published: 2017-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! I always used to rent a splitter for 4 days or so each year and decided this year to buy my own. My Ariens snowblower was an awesome purchase so when I saw they also make log splitters, I was very interested in learning more. Even though I really wanted something with a Honda engine, everything I read about the Subaru engine seemed to indicate it was just as good. Like some of the other reviewers noted, I was torn between the 22 ton and 27 ton units. I am SO GLAD I went with the 22 ton. After a weekend of log splitting, here were my findings: 22 tons is plenty of force for anything you are going to face as a homeowner, including those tough to split knotty logs where you almost are going against the grain. The Subaru engine started on the first pull each time even though there is no primer button. The 22 ton unit is so lightweight you have no problem moving the splitter by hand and it's much more compact. Another neat feature I never noticed before was the angled wedge design which (when looking at the unit sideways) is wider on the top than the bottom. This prevents logs from wanting to jump out of the splitter and makes for an easier split. I could not be happier with my new log splitter and I love the fact it's made in America (except the engine of course). Unless you are a professional lumberjack, this splitter should be all you will ever need.
Date published: 2013-10-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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!!!
Date published: 2014-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great piece of machinery My first Ariens and Subaru. I bought this after much research on several different brands and I am very glad I did. This thing chewed up everything I threw at it. Aspen, maple, oak, cherry, and ash. It struggled a little bit with a huge piece of ash with a large knot in it but I was honestly just putting it to the test. Split about three cords so far and not one issue. Like the features and the ease of use. Dont hesitate to buy.
Date published: 2013-08-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2014-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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!
Date published: 2013-12-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for our needs We usually only burn a couple cords of wood a year, and here in Nevada we don't have that many logs to split. I am not interested in high volume splitting, but I do need to get through very knotty chunks of Utah Juniper. This splitter handles juniper and mahogany like a dream. We had some elm, and it had to work to get through them, but it did. It burns through a tank of gas pretty fast, but considering how small the fuel tank is, that is to be expected. Toughest part of assembly was tearing the shipping crate apart.
Date published: 2013-11-19
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