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Ariens 917031 Ratings
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5.0 out of 55.0 out of 55.0 out of 55.0 out of 55.0 out of 5
Durable (2)
Exceeded Expectations (1)
Reliable (1)
Features (1)
I'd Buy It Again (1)
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Dale, the Log Splitter Expert
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36 Reviews
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1267 Helpful Votes
Power Equipment Direct Recommended

This is a sturdy, reliable splitter, much like our Good and Best selections- but here's what set's it apart.

First of all, this can be towed on public roads, so you can go where the wood is. If your state requires DOT lighting and/or license plate holder you can add those separately.

Second is the Subaru engine- it is strong and reliable. The whole unit is covered by a 2 year factory warranty.

Next, this splitter can be run in the normal, horizontal position; the larger tires puts it... more
Dale Recommends This Model
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Dennis D
West Glacier, MT
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/1/17
Most Helpful Positive Review
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Well Made
I have had an Ariens snowblower for 25+ years and knew of their quality. Definitely worth the extra money over the other cheaper products available. Although I live in western Montana and mostly split pine with a bit of larch and Doug fir, I am glad I got the 27 ton model. If I was splitting hardwood I would consider the 34 ton model.
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again
Dennis Recommends This Ariens Product
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Phil Haydnmyer
Columbia, CA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/17/16
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Pleased
I am somewhat handy, but installation was easy. Love that you just follow the pictures, (which give an excellent explanation), instead of trying to follow words. The only complaint I have is a cut in a tire, which I didn't notice until the shipper was gone, but hope that will be resolved.

If you are considering another brand and it is one carried by a big (or medium) box, please see them in person. Where they fall apart in my opinion is where the ram hinges to the wheeled frame to go to... more
Pros: Durable, Features, Exceeded Expectations, Reliable
Phil Recommends This Ariens Product
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"The salesman told me he would include an extra gallon of hydraulic fluid, on top of the one that was already included. Turns out they don't have any to include. This has almost nothing to do with LSD, but shipping to 90 miles away took 5 days the last 90 miles took another 5 days. I live in rural northern California which was the issue according to the last shipper. I would have liked to see more pictures and more details of the unit than what LSD shows on their web site. To buy a couple gallons of hydraulic fluid was easy, and pretty cheap. I love the machine. LSD probably wishes they could tell the "truth" about the other machines they offer. ie, they're not as good."
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