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Ariens 34-Ton Horizontal / Vertical Gas Log Splitter

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Force
34
Tons
Style
Gas Log Splitter
Type
Vertical/Horizontal Log Splitter
Log Length
25
Inches
Easily Change From Vertical to Horizontal Operation
Never again have to lift those heavy logs onto the cradle

211cc Subaru SP-170 OHC Engine
Top-notch performance and unbeatable reliability

25" Maximum Log Capacity
The ability to split those longer logs- perfect for bonfires
2-Stage, 13 GPM Hydraulic Pump
34-ton splitting force

Centrally Located Controls Allow For Operation From Either Side
Spend less time walking around the machine & more time splitting

Tow Hitch and Jack Stand Included
Makes moving and setting up your splitter that much easier

Critical Components Are Located At The Front Of The Splitter
Reduces the likelihood of damage from dropped logs

Ergonomic Work Height
Less fatigue means any size job will be easier

Assembly Required
Splitter will arrive in a crate with complete instructions

Arrives Partially Filled With Hydraulic Oil
Add ISO32 hydraulic oil to operating level before use; see manual


Engine
Engine Brand
Subaru
Starting System
Recoil Start
CC
211 CCs
Fuel Tank Size
0.9 Gallons
Idle Control
Yes
Wedge
Wedge Size
6 Inches
Wedge Style
2-way
Replaceable Wedge
Yes
Sharpenable Wedge
Yes
Hydraulics
Auto Return
Yes
Hydraulic Filter
Yes
Hydraulic Oil Included
Yes
Cycle Time
18 Seconds
Cylinder Diameter
5 Inches
Log Capacity
Max Log Length
25 Inches
Towing
Towable
Yes
D.O.T. Lights
No
Fenders
Included
Hitch Type
2 Inch Ball Hitch
Max Towing Speed
45 MPH
Accessories
Jack Stands
Included
Log Cradles
Included
Overview
Assembly Required
Yes
Weight
595 Pounds
Product Length
86.25 Inches
Product Width
38.25 Inches
Product Height
46.5 Inches
Consumer Warranty
3 Years
UPC
751058028200
Model
917002
  1 Question
Q: Which is the better engine?
Subaru, Kohler or Honda

What is your recommendation for a 30 ton or greater log splitter?

by George Black from Washington on September 24, 2011

A: Thanks for your inquiry.

Honda is the better engine.

My recommendation would be the Iron and Oak Ez Split 34 ton, with the Honda engine.

by Dale, Product Expert

Ariens 917002 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
4/5
Quality
4/5
Performance
4/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.0 out of 54.0 out of 54.0 out of 54.0 out of 54.0 out of 5
Pros
Easy To Use (4)
High Quality (4)
Features (2)
Quiet (2)
I'd Buy It Again (2)
Cons
Expensive (3)
Difficult To Use (1)
Packaging (1)
Heavy (1)
No Warranty Coverage (1)
75% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
12 Reviews  Sort by 
 
Ken Q.
Elgin, IL
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
OCT.
21
2015
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Ariens Warranty Stinks So Does Log Splitter
Hello, I have been splitting wood for many years and still have my very first splitter by speedco and still running. This machine splits anything and everything. My mtd splitter 25 ton the same. Works great. My other splitter with hydraulic lift works great also and splits what I want when I want. This 34 ton ariens unit split about 20 facecords then sheared the bolts, broke the weld and bent the hydraulic ram. Warranty will not cover this and there excuse is you split a y shaped piece of... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Quiet, Fast, Nice Tires
Cons: Low Quality, Unreliable, Expensive, No Warranty Coverage
Ken Does Not Recommend This Product
Dale, the Log Splitter Expert
Product Expert
Ken,
Ken,

I'm sorry your Ariens splitter is giving you trouble. I didn't find a record of your purchase from us, but Ariens provides a 3 year warranty on this log splitter. You may contact Ariens at 920-756-4688 and find their website at the following link.

ARIENS
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Ron S.
Foresthill, CA
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
FEB.
28
2016
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Keep Shoping If You Can.
This splitter is very usable, however it is a case of "I wish the designer had to use it." This unit is excessively heavy. Other splitters place the oil reservoir on the axle, keeping that weight where you don't have to lift it. This splitter runs the oil reservoir along the main beam under the piston ram. This adds to the weight of the unit when you are putting it on the hitching ball or maneuvering it around off your truck or ATV.

The third wheel helps, but only to a small... more
Cons: Expensive, Heavy, Difficult To Use
Ron Does Not Recommend This Product
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Steve
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/27/12
Total Helpful Votes
33 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
AUG.
25
2012
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
So Far, So Good
After much research, a co-worker and I purchased two 34-ton splitters roughly at the same time. I was always leery of the Subaru motor. I say this because I've not used any equipment with a Subaru, nor anyone I know. And, 7 hp seems too small for a 34-ton splitter.

I looked into the Speecos and Swishers but didn't like the designs and lack of accessories (but they did have larger motors, eg. the Speeco 27 ton comes with a Briggs 10hp - my dad owns this one and loves it). The reviews... more
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336
Terry W.
Kooskia, ID
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/29/12
Total Helpful Votes
35 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
AUG.
11
2012
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Home Owner
I am not real happy, the Subaru engine dies after it reaches a certain temperature I believe I know whats wrong with it but I have not got much tech support.
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358
Joe D.
Doylestown, PA
Total Helpful Votes
25 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAR.
19
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Wow
I've been splitting wood with a small 15 ton splitter for the last 15 years. What was I thinking, I should have upgraded years ago. There is nothing that this machine won't split. The test was with 30" rounds of Hickory that were 20" thick. This machine went right through those rounds! It even went right through the rounds that had some serious knots. Buy this splitter, it's the best!
Pros: Easy To Use, Exceeded Expectations, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again
Joe Recommends This Ariens Product
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252
Aron M.
Binghamton, NY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/15/13
Total Helpful Votes
21 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
SEP.
05
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Fair Value
Looked at many splitters, decided to try Subaru motor, never tried one prior to this. Works fairly well so far. I have split 10 cords in the past week. Today after about 6 cords it seemed to be heating up and sputtering, so I shut it down for day. Other then that issue it has been a decent machine. Not bad value for price. The extra little side tables are nice to prevent falling of pieces. Getting it out of shipping crate was major hassle had to dismantle two entire pallets to get it hooked up... more
Pros: Features, Easy To Use
Cons: Packaging
Aron Recommends This Ariens Product
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213
Ruben
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/7/11
Total Helpful Votes
22 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JAN.
20
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Ruben Recommends It Also
I recently purchased the 34 Ton model, it arrived well crated and more assembled than I expected. I wisely opted for the drop gate shipping as the unit weighs more than six hundred pounds.

It is well made, the fit and finish are very good, and well engineered to boot. The engine location up front protects it from damage, and I like the castering front wheel. It also has a stabilizer leg located between the wheels to anchor it solidly in place.

I like the features of the Subaru engine... more
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227
Ashley
Total Helpful Votes
10 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
DEC.
28
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Been Great So Far. No Heating Issues And Built Heavy
First I wouldn't get anything less than the 34 ton. Another make may have a different spec on their output but for this the 34 ton is what you need so you can split most anything. If you buy log length and split yourself you'll be very happy with this. If your a land owner and want to see if it will split a Iron Wood tree then I'm not sure how it would do as this is the hardest wood to split bar none.

The unit is heavy and strong. I've split 4 full cord so far with some seasoned Oak. I too... more
Pros: High Quality, Easy To Use, Durable, Features
Ashley Recommends This Ariens Product
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102
Mark
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/8/12
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
21 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
NOV.
29
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Gotta Love The Simple
The work table I purchased from Log Splitters Direct was shipped fast and got here quick.

Now to the table. The hardware that comes with the table made the install even quicker than you could imagine. It only took minutes and it was on with the DeWalt impact, that quick.

I also bought the cradle kit and of course it went on that easy as well. Between the table and cradle kit, it cuts down on the bending and picking up of logs dropped in between splits. It really does speed things up a... more
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2114
Toni C.
Manorville, NY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/1/14
REVIEWED
SEP.
22
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Machine
This log splitter works really well. It cuts through wood like butter, and it's not hard to maneuver. It's an expensive machine, but I'd highly recommend it.
Pros: High Quality, Reliable
Cons: Expensive
Toni Recommends This Ariens Product
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72
Heath S.
Blue Earth, MN
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/26/15
REVIEWED
SEP.
08
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
72 Years Old
My daughter and I bought this together. I can split wood every day because I can pull it over to start it. It's so powerful that it splits everything.
Heath Recommends This Ariens Product
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