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Ramsplitter 16-Ton Horizontal / Vertical Electric Log Splitter

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Model: HV16-4
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Electric Log Splitter
Vertical/Horizontal Log Splitter
Log Length

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Easy To Work With In Horizontal Or Vertical Mode
Horizontal for smaller logs you don't mind lifting
Vertical for the big logs- just roll them into place

Quiet And Efficient 1.5 HP Electric High Torque Motor
No more oil changes, just plug in and start splitting
Works on household outlets; pulls 15 amps
Equivalent to an 6 HP gasoline engine

2 Stage Pump Ships Without Hydraulic Oil
Quicker 10 to 14 second cycle time

16 Tons Of Ram Force
High torque without the mess and trips to the gas station
Steel wedge can be sharpened with a steel grinder

3 1/2 Inch Cylinder
Detented return control valve locks into reverse
Returns to start position after cylinder is retracted

Tow With Your Garden Tractor Or ATV
Comes with a pin hitch
13" pneumatic tires handle tough terrain

Approx. 3 - 3 1/2 gallons of hydraulic fluid needed

Can NOT Be Towed On Public Roads

1.5 HP
Motor Voltage
Wedge Material
Replaceable Wedge
Sharpenable Wedge
Auto Return
Hydraulic Filter
Hydraulic Oil Included
Cycle Time
13 Seconds
Cylinder Diameter
3.5 Inches
Cylinder Length
18 Inches
16 Tons
Log Capacity
Max Log Length
20 Inches
Tractor Hitch
Tractor Hitch Style
D.O.T. Lights
Assembly Required
300 Pounds
Product Length
72 Inches
Product Width
36 Inches
Product Height
36 Inches
Consumer Warranty
1 Year
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  2 Questions
Q: Do the axles, bearings, wheels and tires meet DOT requirements?

I know I would still need to add fenders & lights.

by Rich D. from Massachusetts on August 26, 2015

A: No, this splitter is not meant to be operated on public roads, it does not meet DOT requirements. This unit comes with a pin hitch only and is more or less intended to be pulled by a lawn/garden tractor or ATV.
by Dale, Product Expert
Q: how much to ship to eagle river alaska
by Robbin Lamere from Alaska on December 07, 2013

A: Thanks for your inquiry.

We currently CANNOT ship this product to Alaska, Hawaii or any destination outside of the United States. Anymore questions, feel free to ask.

Thanks and have a great day!
by Dale, Product Expert
Ramsplitter HV16-4 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
4.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 5
Quiet (16)
Easy To Use (15)
Easy To Store (8)
I'd Buy It Again (7)
High Quality (6)
Packaging (6)
Bad Instructions (5)
Durability (2)
Slow Ram Speed (1)
None To Date (1)
88% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Dale, the Log Splitter Expert
Power Equipment Expert

Product Expert
Total Reviews
36 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
1251 Helpful Votes
Power Equipment Direct Recommended

If you'd like the convenience of an electric log splitter but have some really large logs to split, the Ramsplitter HV16-4 is a "Good" choice.

Instead of trying to lift large chunks of wood up to waist height, you can pull the pin on the splitter beam and rotate the beam into the vertical position. This allows you simply roll larger logs into place before splitting them.

The Ramplitter HV16-4 is powered by a 1.5HP high-torque motor that pulls 15-amps, so it will run on standard... more
Dale Recommends This Model
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Dale, the Log Splitter Expert

Bob Crew
Product Expert
Total Reviews
21 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
83 Helpful Votes
Ramsplitter-- Quality Can Take Time, So Be Patient
Ramsplitter builds every one of their log splitters in Rockford, IL. While these units are manufactured in America by U.S. labor, the manufacturing process is very manual and time-consuming, and as a result, it’s not unusual for a Ramsplitter brand log splitter to take as long as 6 to 8 weeks to ship to you from the time you order. There is no denying the unit you receive will be a top-quality product made by American workers. Just be prepared to wait for your unit to actually show up at your... more
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Kenneth K.
North Bend, WA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/11/17
Most Helpful Positive Review
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Works Very Well
First, the bad. It came with absolutely no instructions for assembly or use. It really wouldn't have hurt them much to copy a couple of pages out or provide it online. It is very possible that if you install the hoses wrong you could damage the unit and/or yourself.

That said, it works very well. I've put about 3 cords through it. The wood rounds were up to about 32 inches in diameter. There are times when it takes a 5 seconds or so to make the first split, but so far it has always... more
Pros: Quiet, Easy To Use, Easy To Store, Light Weight
Cons: Packaging, Bad Instructions
Kenneth Recommends This Ramsplitter Product
Dale, the Log Splitter Expert
Product Expert
I'm sorry you didn't get documentation with your splitter. There is a copy of the instruction sheet on our website. Just click on the Specs tab and look to the right side, under Download Documents to download a copy.
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"Log Splitters Direct should ensure that all products they ship include directions for assembly and use. This one did not."
Dale, the Log Splitter Expert
Product Expert
You are absolutely correct- the folks at Ramsplitter are a small US company that are better welders than writers, but we will keep working with them to improve their written materials. We appreciate your business and apologize for any inconvenience.
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Eric D.
Readfield, ME
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/12/17
Most Helpful Critical Review
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Surprisingly Poor Quality
I purchased this to work up 10-12 cord of log length firewood. It is pretty quiet and has enough power for everything that I've put on it but it rocks and racks a lot under load. Most troubling is that I am just 4 cord in and the butt plate has already bent, enough to see and blow the paint off near the weld. So far the deflection is about 1/8 of an inch but that's a lot for 1 inch plate steel. I'm going to keep a close eye on the weld to see if it cracks. When I purchased this I was a... more
Pros: Quiet, Easy To Store
Cons: Low Quality, Durability
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Gary N.
Wilmington, MA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/27/17
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Nice Little Machine
I may suffer from paralysis through analysis but I am glad I did, until I came across the Ramsplitter HV16. The best features I found are the quietness, small size, horizontal / vertical splitting and 16-ton power. I agree with most all of the other ratings comments. Negatives are the poor owner’s manual, fair packaging, $1200 total cost and 6-week delivery time. The unit came scuffed up due to the fair packaging. I hunted, online, for the type of hydraulic fluid need (3 gal. Dexron III... more
Pros: Quiet, Easy To Store, Features, Electric
Cons: Packaging, Bad Instructions, Expensive, China parts
Gary Recommends This Ramsplitter Product
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"Website was very nice. Need to update your Ramsplittter manual even though the latest one isn't much better. They were good providing feedback on delivery delay."
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Chuck K.
Georgetown, OH
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 1/10/17
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Well Made - In The Usa.
I can't give all 5-star rating 'cuz I don't have any experience with power splitters, this is my first and I've not used it much as yet, having used an axe and sledge with wedges for the past 60+ years. I'm 75 and find the vertical feature of great benefit - just roll the log on and split away.

The only complaint is there were no instructions as to hooking up the hydraulic lines and the motor to pump coupling was not connected, requiring a call to the service tech. If you can move the wood... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Quiet, I'd Buy It Again, Durable
Cons: Packaging, Bad Instructions
Chuck Recommends This Ramsplitter Product
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Stephen S.
Tampa, FL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/2/16
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Good Product. Lousy Support.
This is a good product. It came well packed on an 18 wheeler and everything was there. Easy to put together after taking it out of the packing crate. I've read other reviews that stated you needed a second hand, but I did it all alone with no help. (And I'm an old guy!)

The only issue I had was the manual didn't really go into proper explanation of the oil one should buy. I'm in Florida and the local auto shops didn't stock the oil it indicates and asked why I'd need it.
Pros: Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Easy To Store, Reliable
Cons: tech support
Stephen Recommends This Ramsplitter Product
Dale, the Log Splitter Expert
Product Expert
If you're having trouble finding oil in your area, we do carry some different kinds here at Log Splitters Direct. CLICK HERE to view our inventory of log splitter oils.
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Romeo, MI
Total Helpful Votes
21 Helpful Votes
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
H-16 E-power
I burn all winter with a wood stove in a residential home.

In the past I'd rent a 8hp (Honda) gas splitter and try to split all the wood I'd collected in 1 weekend.

This season I decided to bite the bullet and buy a splitter. Being on a budget I considered a PTO driven unit for my Kubota BX or going with one of the local Big Box Store gas units.

Then I found Ramsplitter while web surfing. I called & personally talked with the owner regarding power and cycle time speeds, ruling... more
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Total Helpful Votes
36 Helpful Votes
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
So Very Disapointed
Hi researched log splitters on this site as well as many others. I wanted to buy a US made electric splitter. I decided Ram Splitter was the best choice. The first splitter arrived so damaged it could not be used. Doug at Ram splitter sent a second one that arrived even more damaged. I was able to combine the two to make one working splitter I used the splitter for less that 10 hours and did like it but the electric motor made a grinding sound and stopped working. I never used it more than an... more
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North Bend, WA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/4/13
Total Helpful Votes
30 Helpful Votes
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Ramsplitter 16 Ton Electric
Excellent piece of equipment but not a "killer" machine. Electric is not gasoline power but this machine can do well with most anything. I have a lot of old giant Hemlock that is knotty as heck. You have to be careful and work around the tough pieces or the big knots will stop it cold, but the rest of the time it works fine. The fill-hole for the hydraulic fluid could be larger and moved so the strut doesn't get in the way of a funnel. Did they just forget (I hope) to give me a... more
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Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/31/13
Total Helpful Votes
21 Helpful Votes
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Awesome Machine
This splitter is awesome. Just finished splitting approx. 10 truckloads of wood without a problem. It even made quick work of Sweet Gum. Assembly was fairly easy, however, if you have a forklift it is much simpler to attach the top part of the splitter, otherwise you will need two people. The packing was much too flimsy for the weight of this machine and it fell apart, though nothing was damaged other than some scratched paint. I used the splitter exclusively in the vertical position, mostly... more
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Mike M.
Bancroft, MI
Total Helpful Votes
20 Helpful Votes
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Nice Splitter But Needs Improving
I bought this splitter about a month ago and was able to use it today for the first time. I would first say that the 16 ton is all the power I'll ever need. I get mostly Ash and Oak here and nothing goes more than 26 to 30" across. The splitter handled everything with ease, the vertical position is really nice as you don't need to lift those heavy pieces. The splitter operated flawlessly all day and you can split a ton of wood pretty quickly. The ram operated at a good speed. It's quick... more
Mike Recommends This Ramsplitter Product
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