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When You Demand Power This 30-ton full-beam high-powered wood splitter is sturdy enough and powerful enough to handle heavy-duty log splitting jobs. The patent-pending U-Beam design is significantly stronger and more durable than the typical I beam found elsewhere. Powered by a Briggs & Stratton XR1450 10.5HP 306cc engine, and ergonomically designed for optimal performance, safety and ease of use, this horizontal and vertical log splitter cuts through wood effortlessly and efficiently, log after log. The size and weight make it a great option for frequent towing. Other features included as standard are protective log cradles on both sides, solid stamped steel fenders, and the patent-pending log spinner plate that reduces stress on the beam.
Powered by Briggs & Stratton XR1450 10.5HP 306cc engine
Patent-pending log spinner foot plate easily rotates logs for splitting, reducing stress on the beam
Patent-pending U-Beam structural design is significantly stronger than typical I-Beam design
7.5 in. 2-way wedge easily splits larger diameter wood into 2 pieces
Longer table length to accommodate up to 26 in. logs
Oversized hydraulic components provide the shortest cycle time in its class
Hydraulic oil filter is mounted inside the reservoir, eliminating damage from falling logs and operator entanglement
Dual end cylinder support for equal weight distribution and wear reduction
Beam handle offers easy transition from a horizontal to a vertical position
Log stripper mounted to end of hydraulic cylinder to remove tough log jams
Pair of log cradles - 2-positions, with option for mountable log table
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Maximum log diameter (in.)
Maximum log length (in.)
Product Depth (in.)
Product Height (in.)
Product Width (in.)
CA (CARB) Compliant
Cycle time (sec.)
Engine Displacement (cc)
Briggs and Stratton Engine
Engine Torque (ft.-lb.)
Fuel Tank Capacity
1.4 gal (US)
Log Splitter Power Type
Product Weight (lb.)
Splitting force (tons)
Vertical or Horizontal
Vertical / Horizontal
Warranty / Certifications
3 Year on materials and workmanship for residential use; 2 Year on engine; 1 Year on hydraulics
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out of 33 reviews
70% recommend this product
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Oct 8, 2020
I definitely takes 2 strong men or woman to assemble...
I definitely takes 2 strong men or woman to assemble the Yardmax. Started on the first pull. I’m running non ethanol gas and synthetic oil in my Yardmax. Splits Large hardwood longs like butter. Very Happy with this purchase. Very Heavy Duty and Excellent Quality
Oct 3, 2019
The YU3066 arrived robustly packaged and with no damage. Assembly was straight forward and took ...
The YU3066 arrived robustly packaged and with no damage. Assembly was straight forward and took about two hours. Make sure you read the well-written instructions and have a helper or significant overhead lifting device. The Briggs engine started on the first pull after being filled with the oil (included) and fresh gasoline. The orange color is ideal for quickly identifying the splitter when operating other machinery in the area. Operation is easy and the quad splitter attachment (included) does a nice job with larger circumference logs, thus reducing time and effort. Overall, I'm very pleased with the YU3066's quality and value.
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Dec 18, 2018
It's heavy duty, more than enough power for anything I've thrown at it, does not want to start ve...
It's heavy duty, more than enough power for anything I've thrown at it, does not want to start very easy especially if it's cold and it definitely needs a guard over the engine and wouldn't hurt to have a bigger hydraulic tank, other than that I like it!
Apr 27, 2021
I had a terrible experience with yardmax products and customer support. I researched the differen...
I had a terrible experience with yardmax products and customer support. I researched the different log splitters and chose Yardmax for its features and price. Bought a YU2566 through home depot. HD assembled and when I got home it would not crank. Took it back to HD and they could not crank it either. I called YM customer service and asked for help. They said return it. I explained I would would rather figure out how to get that one operating and that I was an engineer and rather have them help me trouble shoot. They said no, take it back. HD was out of YU2566 and I had to order the more expensive YU3066. HD assembled and I took it home. It would split 2 or 3 logs, shut down, and then not crank until roughly 30 minutes went by. It would then split a couple logs and shut down. Process repeated several time. Again I called YM customer service and received the same instructions. Take it back to HD. Again I asked, can you help me figure out a way to repair. Told to take back to home depot. I had to wait a long time to talk with a person and they were curt/short, almost rude each time. I took this one back and bought another brand that I have been happy with. You can be sure I will share my experience with everyone I can. It wasn't just the products DOA, but the CS didn't seem to care I was having problems. Would not allow me to take it a local motor dealer or anything.
Response from TEAM YARDMAXMay 3, 2021
Hello, We'd like to apologize for any inconveniences you may have experienced. If the splitter is not functioning properly, we encourage you to give our customer service team a call and explain your situation. They are available M-F from 7:30AM to 3:30PM at 1(847) 327-0566, then select Option 2. Please know all feedback will be documented and we’ll use it to help us improve our products in the future. Thank you!
Mar 31, 2021
Handles are not ergonomically placed for moving unit or raising...
Handles are not ergonomically placed for moving unit or raising to vertical position
Mar 11, 2021
Rating provided by a verified purchaser...
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Mar 10, 2021
Cuts through anything!
I have not ran into a log that it cannot split! The setup was a bit difficult due to its weight, but once you get it put together it works great.
Feb 17, 2021
Yard max has some manufacturing problems. On the unit I bought, when you try to fold up the suppo...
Yard max has some manufacturing problems. On the unit I bought, when you try to fold up the support leg it hits a bracket on the frame that prevents it from locking in the upright position. The help at Home Depot tried to temporarily tie it up so I could pull it home but their tie broke, the support leg dropped as I was going down the road and it got damaged. The customer support at Yardmax sent me a new support leg but said they could do nothing about the fact that something was positioned wrong causing the problem.
Response from TEAM YARDMAXFeb 24, 2021
Hello Ticked, The machine comes unassembled and it sounds like the machine may have not been assembled properly. If the unit was assembled by HD then we'd suggest reaching out to them and mention the unit was not assembled properly. Please let us know if you have any other questions. Thank you!
Feb 17, 2021
Haven’t had a chance to use the machine as of...
Haven’t had a chance to use the machine as of yet…too much snow! One thing for certain…it is very heavy. A wheel for the front arm would make a great difference in mobility. However, it looks like there should be nothing it can't tackle!