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Ariens 27-Ton Horizontal / Vertical Gas Log Splitter

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Model: 917001
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Force
27
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

169cc Subaru Engine
Top-notch performance and unbeatable reliability

25" Maximum Log Capacity
The ability to split those longer logs- perfect for bonfires

2-Stage, 11 GPM Hydraulic Pump
27-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

Unit Shipped Partially Filled Hydraulic Reservoir
Add ISO32 hydraulic oil to operating level before use; see manual


Engine
Engine Brand
Subaru
Starting System
Recoil Start
CC
169 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
Hydraulic Reservoir Size
4.5
Cycle Time
17 Seconds
Cylinder Diameter
4.5 Inches
Tonnage
27 Tons
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
500 Pounds
Product Length
86.25 Inches
Product Width
38.25 Inches
Product Height
46.5 Inches
Consumer Warranty
3 Years
UPC
751058036984
Model
917001
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  5 Questions
Q: will this work on a ariens 34 ton? or, do you sell another that will work? if not, is there a way to modify to make one work? thnx, Pat
by Pat from Idaho on February 22, 2016

A: Pat - sorry, but none of the Ariens log splitters, including their 34-ton model, are designed to work with a 4-way wedge
by Dale, Product Expert

Q: How much Hydraulic Fluid does the reservoir hold ????
by Don Cox from Massachusetts on August 08, 2015

A: Don,

This splitter holds 4-1/2 gallons of hydraulic fluid moving it at 11 gallons per minute.
by Dale, Product Expert

Q: Can I buy a 4 way wedge for it?
by Will Russell from Massachusetts on August 19, 2014

A: Will - sorry, but Ariens does not currently offer a 4-way wedge for any of their log splitter models. I've heard they have something in the works, but as of now, there is not a 4-way wedge available that will fit up to this model.
by Dale, Product Expert

Q: Can you put a 4 way wedge on?
by Pete from Massachusetts on August 28, 2011

A: Ariens doesn't make a 4-way wedge at this time; using another brand would void your warranty.

Another thing to consider: most 4-way wedges are meant for units where a ram pushes the wood into the splitting head.

The 917001 pushes the splitting head into a stop plate. Once you put the unit into the vertical position, the 4-way would fall off.
by Dale, Product Expert

Q: hey mike
i own an ariens 27 ton log splitter. and
i am having a problem with the hydrau-
lic filter. it keeps on loosening up and
leaks.there is really no way to tighten
the filter to the hydraulic tank.
any suggestions. thanks tony

by Tony Meskauskas from Massachusetts on June 05, 2011

A: The best advice I can give is to contact Ariens. Maybe they have a quick fix for you. It could be as simple as putting a new filter on the splitter. Here is there number. 920-756-4688

by Dale, Product Expert

Ariens 917001 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
Value
5/5
Overall
4.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 5
Pros
Easy To Use (8)
Quiet (5)
Reliable (4)
Price (4)
Exceeded Expectations (3)
Cons
Poor Warranty Service (1)
Durability (1)
Unreliable (1)
Low Quality (1)
95% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
41 Reviews  Sort by 
 
Log Splitters Direct
Cincinnati, OH
REVIEWED
AUG.
20
2009
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Ariens 27-ton Horizontal / Vertical Gas Log Splitter Review
AsktheBuilder host Tim Carter demonstrates the advantages of a gas powered hydraulic log splitter and shows tips for how to operate it. You also see the advantages of using a vertical log splitter over a horizontal log splitter.
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1440
Fred K.
Blythe, CA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 1/15/13
Total Helpful Votes
59 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAY.
05
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Ariens Splitter
I received the Ariens 27 ton log splitter. After uncrating the splitter I noticed several things.
1) One of the tires was completely off the rim
2) The bolt holding the stub axle to the frame was missing
3) I serviced the engine and added the proper amount of hydraulic oil to the splitter tank
4) I started the engine and it ran fine
5) I pulled the lever to actuate the ram, IT DID NOT MOVE
6) Thinking the oil lines needed priming loosened a line, no oil came from the line... more
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5914
John
Total Helpful Votes
50 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
SEP.
18
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Replaced My Troy-bilt With This Ariens
I purchased a Troy-Bilt 27 ton splitter from Lowes after 3 hrs. The spider coupling in the pump coupler was coming apart so I exchanged it for a new unit. The new replacement unit had the same failure in the same time frame so I returned it for a full refund. I went to Home Depot and purchased this Ariens 27 ton and let me tell you it is WELL worth the extra 200 dollars over the Troy-Bilt. The Ariens has a handle on the tongue and nothing on the Troy-Bilt. The leg stand on the Ariens is made A... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Quiet, Price, Reliable
John Recommends This Ariens Product
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507
Les G.
Muskogee, OK
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/9/13
Total Helpful Votes
35 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAY.
11
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Arisen 27 Ton Splitter
First splitter I've ever purchased or even used. Bought after reading the many positive reviews from other owners and for the reasonable price and free shipping Log Splitters Direct offered. I've split over 6 racks of green and dead Oak and I am very pleased with this unit's performance! The Subaru motor starts up first pull, runs smooth and paired with the splitters hydraulic unit, there hasn't been a piece of wood the wedge has failed to split. The ability to position the unit for vertical or... more
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353
Phil K.
Galion, OH
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/16/11
Total Helpful Votes
24 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
OCT.
22
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Made In America
I Love My Ariens 27 Ton Splitter. the Engine Has Plenty of Power, It's a Carb Engine and I Don'T Have Any Issues With Fumes, It Burns Very Clean.

I Like the Layout and It's Easy to Use. I Also Like the Fuel Cut-Off On the Engine, It Allows Me to Run the Gas Out of the Carb For Longer Storage Periods Since Gas Doesn'T Store Well, Like It Used to.

I Am Sure I Will Have This For a Long Time. I Am Glad It's Not Made in China !!!
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240
David C.
Lebanon, CT
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/25/12
Total Helpful Votes
24 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
OCT.
17
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Beyond Expectations
I have just received my log splitter and I have to say that it is one of the best purchases I have ever made. It goes way beyond my expectations.

It starts with just one pull and splitting wood was never so easy. I would recommend this product to every one, you will not be disappointed.

It came put together which was a plus. It splits wood great every time, it's easy to move, and it is a great looking machine. If any one out there is shopping for a log splitter, trust me, this is the one.
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240
Jason M.
Powell, OH
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/30/13
Total Helpful Votes
23 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUL.
21
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Use Firewood
Used it for twenty minutes and sprung a leak in the coupler, fluid everywhere . Customer service sent me to a store to get it fixed and they were not a warranty service so I ended up paying money to get it fixed.
Pros: Easy To Use, Quiet, Light Weight
Cons: Low Quality
Jason Recommends This Ariens Product
Dale, the Log Splitter Expert
Product Expert
Jason,
Please contact Ariens at 1-920-756-4688 for assistance with any future problems should they arise. They have a vast network of service providers and will help you locate a dealer that can perform warranty service work.
more
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232
Timothy B.
Kunkletown, PA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/3/13
Total Helpful Votes
21 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
SEP.
25
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Ariens 27 Ton Splitter
So far, so good. Delivered as quick as the mail. A couple bolts to reverse the tongue, pin the lever in place, 1-1/2 gallons of hydraulic fluid, some fresh gas and she fired on the first pull. Purged the air from the hydraulic lines as required and ran a couple test pieces through. The real test comes in a week as I have a log truck load of logs coming. I am used to a much faster cycle time but usually reverse the lever after the first 2 or 3 inches of split cuz the log usually pops apart... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Quiet, Light Weight, Good Design
Timothy Recommends This Ariens Product
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213
Kelley W.
Califon, NJ
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 2/3/13
Total Helpful Votes
17 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAR.
02
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Ariens 27 Ton Log Splitter
I got my log splitter this week and I'm very pleased with the performance and construction of it. Payed a little more than the box store splitters but it's well worth it . The Subaru motor starts second pull every time and it handles everything superstorm Sandy has thrown at me and its made in USA . You will not be disappointed with this log splitter
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170
Manny
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 2/19/13
Total Helpful Votes
17 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
APR.
23
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Exceeded Expectations
This is an outstanding splitter. I didn't order any accessories, nor do I find I need them. Splitting Pinon Pine rounds up to two feet in diameter and 24" long, the Ariens chugs right through them.

The only setup was moving the hitch to the towing position from the shipping position and topping off the hydraulic reservoir with almost two gallons of the recommended ISO 32 hydraulic fluid. No engine oil required. Just add gas and start.

The entire ordering, shipping and setup process... more
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171
Phil K.
Galion, OH
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/16/11
Total Reviews
4 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
185 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
DEC.
19
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Made In Usa
this log splitter has been awesome, it does all it was advertised to do. I can quickly get a truck load of firewood handled in no time.
What I like best is that I have never smelled fumes from this clean burning engine, that's a big plus for me.. After two years I see no rust on any metal parts. I like that.

I can shut the fuel off to the carb and let it run out the fuel in the carb bowel so it doesn't clog the carb during storage.. delivery and assembly went flawless. I bought 2... more
Phil Recommends This Ariens Product
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