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Ariens 917030 Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
4/5
Performance
4/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 5
Pros
Easy To Use (4)
I'd Buy It Again (3)
Light Weight (2)
Price (1)
Back saver (1)
Cons
Durability (2)
Noisy engine (1)
Bad Instructions (1)
cylinder strength exceed... (1)
Bent the splitter beam i... (1)
86% 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

Whether your splitting tough hard wood or seasoned softer wood, the Ariens 22-Ton 917030 packs a punch. Providing ease of use and power, this splitter will make short work of just about any pile of wood.

Equipped with a 4.5HP/174cc Subaru overhead cam engine, there is plenty of power to get the job done with power to spare. The cast iron cylinder sleeve offers durability for years to come.

The Ariens 917030 offers centrally-located controls and an open operating zone which allows for... more
Dale Recommends This Model
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Dave R.
New Paltz, NY
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
APR.
20
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Bent The Splitter Beam, But Ariens Replaced It
UPDATE on review dated 10 April 2017: To follow up on my post of April 10th about a bent splitter beam on my Ariens log splitter, I contacted the Ariens Company about this problem and one of their representatives responded to say "We can certainly understand your frustration with this splitter and feel that the beam should be one of those parts of a splitter that should not bend."

Even though my splitter was beyond the 3-yr warranty period, they have offered to cover repair costs... more
Pros: Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Light Weight, Reliable company
Cons: Durability, Bent the splitter beam in vertical mod
Dave Recommends This Ariens Product
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Dave R.
New Paltz, NY
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
APR.
10
2017
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Ok For Modest Work
I bought this splitter about 4 years ago and have split 20 or 30 full cords of wood with it. I liked the splitter until the main splitting rail bent into an arc about a week ago. I had some huge sections from a large tree that was cut down in my back yard. The pieces were too large to lift. I tipped them up and put some split pieces of fire wood beneath them to keep them off the ground. I then put my splitter into vertical mode and push it into the side of the 40-inch diameter sections of... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Light Weight, Reliable
Cons: Durability, cylinder strength exceeds splitting rail strength.
Dale, the Log Splitter Expert
Product Expert
Dave,
Thanks for taking the time to write a review of this log splitter. I am sorry to see the issues you've been experiencing, the bent rails must be incredibly frustrating to manage. Unfortunately we do not service the products that we sell, and all units that have been gassed and oiled are not eligible for return shipping due to Federal regulations. I would recommend that you get in contact with the manufacturer, Ariens, to see what they can do to help. Some of the repairs may be covered under a warranty. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to give us a call. Thank you and have a great day.
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David T.
Racine, WI
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/3/17
Total Reviews
6 Reviews
REVIEWED
MAR.
28
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Outstanding Product
I recently purchased the 22 ton Ariens log splitter. I finally got the chance to use it. I am so pleased with its performance. My previous log splitter is 56 years old. (That would be me). I split 5 and a half cords of wood last year by hand . That was a back breaker. With the Airens I can split for hours with out stopping. I wish that I would have purchased this product years ago. The light kit that I purchased with it took a mounting bracket that I was not made aware of until after I had... more
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Back saver
Cons: Bad Instructions
David Recommends This Ariens Product
Dale, the Log Splitter Expert
Product Expert
David,
Thank you very much for your business. I am glad to hear your splitter is working great. Please give us a call if you have any questions in the future. I look forward to doing business with you again soon.
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David's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
4/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I have told several family members and friends about Log Splitters Direct. I will make another purchase."
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David T.
Racine, WI
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/3/17
Total Reviews
6 Reviews
REVIEWED
MAR.
14
2017
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
What You Should Know Before Ordering The 22 Ton Ariens.
I ordered the Ariens 22 ton log splitter with the warranty, work table, and the light kit (as recommended when ordering). The work table is great. I emailed the company to find out why the light kit that they recommended would not work. They failed to inform anyone that if you have a 22-ton log splitter you must also purchase mounting brackets.

They are $23.99 and $12.00 shipping. If I had been notified of this during the original ordering process, the shipping charge would've been... more
David Recommends This Ariens Product
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Liudas T.
Kimballton, IA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/23/16
REVIEWED
NOV.
14
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
One Tough Little Machine
Great machine! We've already split a small mountain of logs with it. The little Subaru engine didn't quit despite splitting hardwood logs at the maximum size.
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Noisy engine
Liudas Recommends This Ariens Product
Liudas's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Very good experience."
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Jeff T.
Guffey, CO
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/9/16
REVIEWED
OCT.
14
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
An Excellent Choice.
My LS arrived ahead of time, which is awesome since I live off-grid and access to my place can be difficult. The splitter took approx. 45 mins to assemble, we gassed it up then split about 5 cords with out issue. The machine itself is very well built, fairly quite running, and easy to use. Can't say enough good about it. The service from LSD has been awesome and I will definitely look here again for the next purchase!
Jeff Recommends This Ariens Product
Jeff's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"All I will say is Awesome!"
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