Versatility, Power & Durability This rugged, 35-ton force, 2-way gas log splitter comes with numerous, standard design enhancements for better, longer performance. Don't let the "half beam" fool you - this splitter provides all the splitting force as the full beam version, and is easy to transport to your splitting location and back. Ready to take on heavy-duty applications, the YARDMAX gas log splitters provide durability under challenging scenarios, time and again. Compact, rugged, and easy to assemble and maneuver, it splits logs safely and effortlessly when loaded from either side of the machine.
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 25.5 in. logs
Oversized hydraulic components provide the shortest cycle time in its class
Hydraulic system, structural design, and engine placement allow for easy and safe operation from either side of the machine
Centrally located hydraulic reservoir adds to machine stability
Hydraulic oil filter is mounted inside the reservoir, eliminating damage from falling logs and operator entanglement
Hydraulic cylinder handle offers easy transition from a horizontal to a vertical position
Pair of large log cradles - 2-positions, with option for mountable log table
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CA (CARB) Compliant
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Briggs and Stratton Engine
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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 90 reviews
95% recommend this product
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Sep 13, 2021
Assembled this machine and used for about an hour:
* It's a beast. The larger engine and powerful 35 ton cylinder is well worth the small amount of extra money.
* The machine does make some rattling noises when being used. It's also loud, like you would expect. Hearing protection.
* Solid construction. Nothing flimsy about this machine.
* Very well packaged and delivered. I would not let a 16 year old store employee assemble this beast for me.
* Engine started on the second pull. Seems like a very high quality engine.
* Assembled myself.
* Plenty of internet comments that this beast is tippy and has fallen on owners when being assembled. All of this is true. Machine is tippy and could fall on you, if not careful.
* To remove the tippyness, I assembled the axel first. Using a simple floor jack, I added the axel and tires as my first assembly step. This removed the fear of the unit being tipped over on me. Do not remove the green brackets until unit is on wheels and tires.
* I never added the front leg. Purchased an in-expensive trailer wheel. Very nice addition to this unit.
* Watch the video on the Yardmax website. The manual is confusing and poorly written. Video is clear.
Jun 3, 2020
Was easy to assemble by following the video on youtube rather than the written directions..recomm...
Was easy to assemble by following the video on youtube rather than the written directions..recommend 2 people. Splitter started right up and performed thru 1 cord of wood w/ o any issues..cycle speed and power is good..balances well and appears to be made well. I did not like the size of the oppsite side work tray and the length of the tonque.. I believe both of these parts are too small but that could be my personal preference..as u can see in my pic i made a new tray and tongue with a jack on it..i would recommend this machine to anybody looking for a splitter
May 30, 2020
Splits everything I have thrown at it. Front jack stand is hard to operate, but this thing split...
Splits everything I have thrown at it. Front jack stand is hard to operate, but this thing splits Wood great! Have split 36” round oak. No problem
Apr 30, 2020
Great log splitter BUT watch assembly video
This is an awesome product. Made short work of splitting firewood. It's easy to operate and gets the job done. I would highly suggest that you watch the assembly video on yardmax's site rather then relying on the written instructions. The written instructions were missing details, missing steps, and overall terrible. The video made it simple.
Mar 17, 2020
Great Splitter. Tongue support foot could be better
I have split 4 large oaks with this 35 ton spitter with ease. Plenty of power. Easy start up. Took about an hour to put together. Crate was 600 lbs. Need a forklift to unload from truck. Comes with all fluids needed. Extras include a 4 way splitter attachment and the base has a “rotating” Log spinner foot plate that works well while splitting. My only complaint is the support foot on the tongue. Installation of the support was difficult and it doesnt work well for a heavier machine. I will install something that is easier to use.
Feb 8, 2020
I tried 3 versions of Yardmax splitter: 25-ton Full-beam, 35-ton Full-beam, this 35-ton Half-beam...
I tried 3 versions of Yardmax splitter: 25-ton Full-beam, 35-ton Full-beam, this 35-ton Half-beam.
The 25-ton was easy to use and wheel around but was simply under-powered. I returned it for the 35-ton Full-beam, which had the power I needed, but was a gut-buster to lift to vertical position and to wheel around. Then I saw the video comparison with the Half-beam. Had to have it! And so glad I did.
It is much easier for for this 200 lb. guy to muscle around than the FULL BEAM version. And, the center mounted control is much more conveniently located than the side mount on the Full Beam version. It easily powered thru some huge +36" rounds of 2nd growth fir with no problem.
If you're only splitting a cord or two, probably won't notice the difference. But I've split about 8 - 9 cords in the first week and can say that these features pay off in comfort. My back thanks me.
Jul 18, 2019
I love this machine! It is a real beast and splits my dried red oak easily. I actually enjoy spli...
I love this machine! It is a real beast and splits my dried red oak easily. I actually enjoy splitting wood and look forward to using it on the weekends. The equipment was well packed and very easy to assemble. The folks at Home Depot could use some training for loading something that weighs 635 lbs onto a trailer. There is a heavy end that they should place at the front of the trailer. I look forward to many years of use from this splitter. The engineering of the splitter appears to be excellent so I expect it will outlast me.
Response from TEAM YARDMAXJul 22, 2019
Hi Steve – Thank you so much for the review. We love the big splitter, too! Our lead engineer will be happy to hear your praise of this beast! Happy splitting!
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Apr 18, 2019
Had it shipped to HD, it arrived in 5 days. They loaded the create on my trailer, everyone was ve...
Had it shipped to HD, it arrived in 5 days. They loaded the create on my trailer, everyone was very helpful. Great experience with HD!
I assembled the log splitter on my trailer as I had no way to unload the create at home.
The splitter was packaged very well, everything was in perfect condition.
I recommend watching the YardMax YouTube assembly video, it was much more helpful than the written assembly directions.
The package with all the bolts and other small parts is well labeled and even tells you what size wrench you need for each part (it is all Metric)
I did assemble it all by myself, but it is very heavy and tippy until you get the axel and wheels on. I would strongly recommend you have a 2nd person until you get the wheels on.
I took my time and had it completely assembled and running in 4 hours. It comes prefilled with hydraulic oil and a quart of engine oil that you need to put in before use.
Once I got it to our cabin up north, I ran it for an hour splitting 14inch cherry. I ran it with the 4 way splitter on and at half engine speed, it ripped through the logs with ease.
After an hour of use there were no leaks or any other issues I could find.
At this point I am more than pleased with every aspect of this 35ton Yardmax log splitter and HD.
Mar 19, 2019
Thus far, it's early for a full long-term review, since at this point we have assembled the unit ...
Thus far, it's early for a full long-term review, since at this point we have assembled the unit and run through a few test pieces, therefore this will focus on the assembly, initial startup, and early performance.
The product came as expected in a nice lightweight crate and was delivered right into my garage since the delivery truck could back right up to it and had a lift gate. The assembly overall was quite easy and the manual was 98% accurate. My two younger boys "helped" to assemble the unit, so it was essentially a one-man job and could be done. Having watched the assembly video and reading through the manual it was quite a smooth process. A couple of notes on the manual: For the 35-ton unit, the bolts that mount the hydraulic cylinder to the beam have two different sizes (not true of the smaller units). The manual shows this being the case and has a different reference picture, however, it shows the short bolts in the incorrect location. This stumped us for a second but we got it figured out. Also, nice "oversight" is that some of the assembly called out in the manual and video is actually now done. For instance, the muffler on the unit is already in place.
The engine guide is overall good, however interestingly enough the unit comes with just enough oil to fill, however, in checking the oil they reference if your unit has a short or a long oil stick (my motor has both!). So, good to have both places to check I suppose.
Once assembled the quality of the unit is excellent with a good fit/finish/form and is quite ergonomically setup for the operator (one of the main reasons I chose the half-beam unit). The welds are quite sufficient, although a bit sloppy, I am sure they will stand the test of time.
After a thorough inspection to check all assembly done (including at the factory) I did find some of the bolts holding the traveler to the beam were not tight, nor evenly torqued, so that was corrected before starting the splitter. I also checked the hydraulic fittings, but the all seemed well put together and no leaks were shown. None appeared after operating the unit for a test period either.
Firing up the unit was smooth and the Briggs & Stratton engine started on the first pull. Running the unit is smooth and it has PLENTY of power, easily splitting all of the logs thrown at it for the test cycles. The 4-way wedge is a bit "short" in my opinion, but may prove to be useful on smaller pieces. Using the unit with the standard wedge was quick and easy. The spinner foot is a nice touch, however, it does rattle/hum when there is no log on the plate.
Thus far with only a few weeks of test operation the unit appears to be solid and we look forward to really putting it through the paces. It stores nicely and just squeezes in the spot allotted in our garage. So, again, glad we didn't go full beam!
Overall, the unit seems to be of high quality, well engineered, made with decent quality, and setup to really be a long-term tool around our homestead.
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Feb 26, 2019
It took a little time to assemble. It works great!
It took a little time to assemble. It works great!