We have a large range of log splitters on our website starting from small domestic machines to commercial machines. A log splitter is an ideal machine to use if you are burning logs and want to make the job easy.
There are all different types of log splitters, ranging from tractor driven machines to portable petrol and diesel machines and the smaller domestic electric types. The majority of log splitters are powered by a hydraulic ram, other types include, PTO spiral log splitters and mechanical mechanisms.
My preferred type of wood splitter is the hydraulic type, these can be powered by a petrol, diesel, electric or power take-off, depending on the type of machine. I have used the spiral or corkscrew type of machine which does actually do a good job. However, I feel that great care has to be taken when using this type of machine. Large logs can quickly be snatched out of your hand before you know it.
There are many types of logs that are available, including; electric log splitters, hydraulic log splitters, tractor log splitters, vertical log splitters, horizontal log splitters and many more. My preferred type are the gas log splitter type.
Our biggest sellers are the electric log splitter type, followed closely by a hydraulic log splitter.
Another way to split logs is the old-fashioned bench-type circular saw, although this isn’t something that I would recommend. I have met too many people who have lost fingers from using this type of machine. Most of these machines were driven off the power take-off from an agricultural tractor. There were literally no safety measures in place for these circular saw benches. My suggestion is to avoid such machines!
For most people, a log splitter will be a time-saving device which is much quicker than the traditional splitting axe.
We regularly write features articles on our website about the various types of machines available. There really are some great labour-saving machines available like the range of Eastonmade log splitters.
We are here to help you make your choice of the right log splitter.
I have just seen on LinkedIn that Terry Harrison machinery have six new Wessex LS100 log splitters in stock. The Wessex LS 100 tractor mounted log splitter appears to offer value for money and is a popular choice for many.
We all know that splitting logs can be a dull and time-consuming task. Which reinforces the adage that “wood warms you twice.” Using a splitting wedge and sledgehammer can be dangerous as there is a risk of metal flying through the air and injuring the person or nearby objects. To make the logging process more efficient and safe, a tractor-mounted log splitter is a viable option. The Wessex LS-100 tractor-mounted log splitter is one of their most popular products. It is a robust, straightforward, and easy to fit to any type of tractor with a category 1 three-point linkage.
This log splitter has up to 10 tons of hydraulic splitting force, depending on tractor hydraulics, and can power through logs effortlessly. Its floor-level splitting bed makes it easy to position logs, and the two-handed operation ensures user safety. You no longer have to waste time splitting logs by hand; instead, let the Wessex LS-100 log splitter do the job for you.
The minimum power requirement for the log splitter is 30 hp plus.
The Wessex log splitter has an optional wide base plate which can be fitted to make the log splitter more secure when splitting wood.
The Wessex LS100 Log Splitters have the advantage of being able to take the machine to the work rather than bring the work to the machine. It’s also a compact log splitter that takes up very little room when the machine is not in use. It certainly offers value for money.
Eastonmade log splitters are one of our most popular searches at this time of year. At the moment, wood burners are very popular and fashionable and people are looking for economical ways to heat their homes! This is where an Eastonmade log splitter can help you.
Over the years, I have seen many different types of log splitters, some good ones and some not so good ones. What I have found is that wood splitting is a time-consuming job, so it is important to have the right tool for the job.
The Canadian Eastonmade log splitters are exceptionally well engineered, and their performance is exceptionally quick I believe that they are one of the best, if not the best, on the market today.
One of the things that are fairly unique to the Eastonmade wood splitter is the fact that they can be built to order. So you can have your Eastonmade wood splitter made to your very own specification.
Eastonmade makes a range of wood splitters or log splitters for the home user right up to commercial log splitting. Eastonmade also manufactures firewood processors and conveyors that help to speed up the process if you are in the log and fire would trade.
For the purpose of this blog post, I will include the range of log splitters.
Eastonmade Ultra Log Splitter
The cheapest and smallest Eastonmade log splitters for sale, which can be built to order is the Eastonmade ultra wood splitter. The price for this is C$5980.
The Eastonmade ultra log splitter is powered by a 14 hp Briggs & Stratton Vanguard engine. It also features a 16 GPM oil pump.
Eastonmade 5-11 Wood Splitter
Moving on up the range of wood splitters is the Eastonmade 5 – 11 wood splitter. This is priced at C$10,400. This can also be built to your own requirements. It features a Briggs & Stratton 6.5 hp Vanguard engine and has a 11 GPM oil pump.
Eastonmade 12-22 Wood Splitter
The next Eastonmade wood splitter for sale is the Eastonmade 12–22 wood splitter. The price for the Eastonmade 12-22 Wood Splitter is C$14,950. It is powered by a 14 hp Briggs & Stratton Vanguard commercial engine, complete with electric start. The oil pump is a two-stage pump that produces 22 gallons per minute of hydraulic oil flow.
Eastonmade 24D Diesel Wood Splitter
Here we have a diesel-powered Eastonmade wood splitter for sale. It’s the Eastonmade 20 4D diesel wood splitter, which can be built to order. The price is C$26,650. It is powered by a Kubota D902 diesel engine, which gives the benefits of long life and fuel economy. The hydraulic piston pump produces 37 GPM.
Here we have the first Eastonmade 37E Electric wood splitter for sale. The price of the electric wood splitter is C$33,800. It’s ideal if you want quiet power within a building. Although the downside is that it does require three-phase power to run the 22 hp electric motor. Different voltages of the electric motor are available. The hydraulic oil piston pump produces 37 gallons per minute.
Eastonmade Axis Wood Splitter
The next Eastonmade wood splitter for sale is a vertical type. The Eastonmade Axis wood splitter is available for C$16,900. The log splitter is mobile, so it is ideal for a contractor who is on the move. It is powered by a 14 hp Vanguard Briggs & Stratton engine. The operating pressure is 3800 psi. Once again, the Eastonmade Axis can be built to order.
Eastonmade 9-16 Wood Splitter
Here we have the Eastonmade 9-16 wood splitter for sale. The cost of the wood splitter is C$12,350. The Eastonmade log splitter is powered by a 14 hp Vanguard commercial Briggs & Stratton engine. This gives a 50% increase of power over the Eastonmade 5 – 11 log splitter. The hydraulic oil pump has a capacity of 16 GPM.
Eastonmade 22-28 Wood Splitter
The next model is an Eastonmade 22–28 wood splitter, which is powered by a 23 hp Vanguard commercial Briggs & Stratton engine. The engine is fitted with electric starting for ease-of-use. The Eastonmade 22-28 for sale price is C$20,150. Once again, this machine can be built to your own requirements.
Eastonmade 37D Diesel Wood Splitter
Finally, we come to the Eastonmade 37D diesel wood splitter. The price for the log splitter is C$29,900. It is powered by the popular 23 hp Kubota D902 diesel, which is built to last and will provide excellent fuel economy. The hydraulic oil flow piston pump is 37 gallons per minute. The log splitter uses the famous Galtech hydraulic components, which have proved to outlive the competition.
According to the video, the Eastonmade 24D diesel log splitter is the world’s fastest log splitter! As you can see in the video below, it certainly has an excellent work rate!
The Eastonmade 24D diesel log splitter is a mid-size performance model from the range of log splitters manufactured by Eastonmade. The company has a range of machinery to make the log-splitting process straightforward and easy. Other products include firewood processors and conveyors, which are ideal for contractors.
The price of the Eastonmade 24D diesel log splitter is C$26,650. The Eastonmade log splitters are built to order, which is great as you can order exactly what you want and to your specification.
The 24D diesel log splitter is powered by Kubota D902 4-cylinder diesel engine. I have always liked the quietness and efficiency of Kubota diesel engines. The Kubota D902 develops the highest output among the Kubota supermini series engines. Due to the manufacturer expanding the bore and stroke has increased engine power, whilst maintaining the same footprint as larger engines.
Attached to the Kubota diesel engine is a powerful 37 GPM hydraulic piston pump. The Eastonmade log splitter comes with auto cycle, log lift, catch pan, six-way wedge, oil cooler and much more!
In general, I always prefer the diesel option to the petrol option, especially if you are using the machine commercially. The Kubota engine is fitted with glow plugs which enable easy starting in cold weather. If you’re looking for something smaller, there is the Eastonmade 12 –22 log splitter, powered by a Honda petrol engine. Or another option is the Eastonmade ultra log splitter which is also powered by a Honda petrol engine.
23Hp Kubota D902 Diesel Engine
37 GPM Piston Pump
Aluminum Catch Pan
6-Way Splitter Wedge
Hydraulic Oil Cooler
25 Gallon Hydraulic Tank
2.8 Second Cycle Time
Kubota Engine Specification
Engine model D902-E4B
Emission regulation EPA/CARB Tier 4 (NRTC/NTE test mode) + EU Stage V
Type Vertical, water cooled 4-cycle diesel engine
Bore and stroke mm (in) 72.0 x 73.6 (2.83 x 2.90)
Displacement L (cu.in) 0.898 (54.80)
Aspiration Naturally aspirated
Rated output / speed*1 kW (HP) / rpm 18.5 (24.8) / 3600
Maximum torque / speed*1 Nm (lb-ft) / rpm 56.1 (41.4) / 2600
Combustion system Indirect injection
Fuel system In-line pump
Length x Width x Height*2
(without aftertreatment unit) mm (in) 434 x 401 x 544 (17.1 x 15.8 x 21.4)
Length x Width x Height*3
(with aftertreatment unit) mm (in) –
Dry weight kg (lb) 72 (159)
I always recommend customers go for a machine that is eight tons plus as I prefer a machine that works efficiently. Smaller and cheaper machines will do the job adequately; however, if you are using your log splitter year after year, it’s worth having a machine that does the job efficiently and practically.
The Handy wood splitter is powered by a 3 kW electric motor which produces approximately 4 hp. Although, in general, I prefer to have a petrol or diesel machine, electric power is quiet and efficient. It also has the advantage of being able to be used in an outbuilding without needing ventilation.
The electric motor powers a hydraulic ram which gives the force behind the log splitter. Two-handed operation ensures that hands are always kept clear of the log splitter.
The log splitter can split logs from 80 to 300 mm in diameter and from 100 to 550 mm in length. With the eight tons of splitting power, large heaps of logs are quickly reduced in size.
It’s easy to move the Handy dog splitter around due to the transport wheels provided. The handy handle makes manoeuvring the log splitter very straightforward.
It’s always important to have a machine that is up to the job. With eight tons of splitting power, the Handy should be able to cope with the toughest and knotty logs very easily. I always recommend that customers purchase the best machine they can afford. It’s a waste better to buy something that is slightly overpowered rather than underpowered. It can save huge amounts of time in the long run. The Handy 8 ton electrical vertical log splitter comes with a two-year warranty.
I have just been looking at this 23-tonne log splitter; it certainly is quite a machine! We do have log splitters for sale on our website, but I have to say we do not have any 23-tonne log splitters available at present. The logs splitter below is a post that I saw on LinkedIn, so I thought I would share it.
I appreciate that this 23-tonne log splitter is not for the average homeowner; it’s more for the commercial woodman who is processing lengths of wood and logs. As Terry mentions, this machine could potentially be for a one-man operation if it was used with a radio control. It would also be a lot safer to be out of the way of the machinery and moving parts.
If you’re looking for a log splitter, we have smaller log splitters available on our website. Although the majority of people will not be looking for a 23-ton log splitter, it’s always good to purchase a log splitter with plenty of power. In an ideal world, I would go for something with at least eight tons of hydraulic power to slice through your logs efficiently and easily. Obviously, a smaller machine will work, but the more power you have, the easier it will slice through those knotty and tough logs.
Buy The Best You Can Afford
As with all machines, I always tell people to purchase the best machine that they can afford as it works out cheaper in the long run. There are many different machines available, but if you purchase something decent and look after it, it should give you many years of decent service.
This is just a quick video about the Wessex hydraulic log splitter for a compact tractor. As you can see in the photograph, the Wessex log splitter is designed for a compact tractor. It can also be used on a large tractor with category-one linkage.
The machine is very compact, so it can be stored away in a relatively small space when you’re not using the log splitter. Also, weighing just 65 kg, it can be manhandled around with care, if the need arises.
Let’s Take A Look At A Few Features
It’s a very simple design, which is good; there is no need to overcomplicate. The log splitter does require two-handed operation, this is designed for safety reasons so that hands can be kept clear of any moving parts.
It’s good to have a machine that will just slice through logs in one go and be at ease. Providing you have the right tractor with powerful enough hydraulics, the log splitter gives a 10-ton splitting force. I wouldn’t recommend a log splitter that is under eight tons in splitting power.
There is an optional larger base for the log splitter, the larger base is ideal if you are splitting larger logs. I would have thought that manufacturers would be better off putting a large base on the log splitter in the first place. The Wessex log splitter comes with one year’s warranty when it is purchased new.
The prices vary slightly for the Wessex log splitter. The cheapest price that I could find was £798, excluding VAT, for a brand-new machine. Most of the prices for the log splitter are around £1000 plus VAT. I do see second-hand machines available from time to time.
If you have any questions, I am here to help, please feel free to leave them in the comments area on YouTube.
Today we are looking at the Fieder FBE-8T100 8 ton electric log splitter. It is Feider’s top of the range electric log splitter designed for domestic use. The French-made electric log splitter is currently available for £999 including VAT. It comes with a two-year manufacturers warranty.
Fieder is a French company that offers value for money products for the garden. Fieder products appear to receive good reviews from the users. Just remember that these products are meant for home use and not commercial use.
A top of the range domestic log splitter at a great price.
Invaluable for keeping the home fire going.
Electric motor for quiet and fume-free running.
Ideal for indoor use.
Fieder FBE-8T100 8 Ton Electric Log Splitter
I often mention to customers that it’s always good to buy the best machine that you can afford. I appreciate that this is sometimes easier said than done as many of us have to stick to a budget.
There are many different sizes of wood splitters on the market, many will do the job, but some machines will be quite slow due to their lack of power. This is why I mentioned in my previous blog post that I would try and purchase a log splitter that has at least 10 tons of pressure. Please don’t get me wrong, this eight-ton Fieder log splitter will do the job, but just slightly slower than what a 10-ton model would be able to achieve.
I have used log splitters that only has six tons of power, however, with tough knotty pieces of wood, it will probably take several attempts to slice the wood into pieces depending on the type of wood.
In general, I prefer petrol or diesel power on machinery, however, on this occasion an electric motor can have its advantages for indoor use. There is also the added advantage that there is no oil to change, no petrol to purchase and quiet running.
The electric motor drives a hydraulic pump that in turn pumps the oil into the double-acting hydraulic ram. The hydraulic ram has a wedge attached to it that is then forced through the log by eight tons of hydraulic power.
It’s always good to be able to take the machine to the work, rather than the work to the machine. The Fieder FBE-8T100 8 ton electric log splitter has two 200 mm wheels which enable the log splitter to be moved around.
As with any machine, the higher the capacity, the quicker you will get the job done. When it comes to log splitters, I would really try and purchase the largest machine you can afford. I know what it’s like to try and split logs with an underpowered machine. The good thing is that the Fieder FBE-8T100 8 ton electric log splitter should be able to cope with most logs the first time around without too much effort.
As I mentioned earlier in this post, in general, I do prefer petrol or diesel machines. However, in this case, the log splitter has the advantage of being able to work indoors without any fumes and with minimal maintenance.
Often when I start reviewing products I will often start with the cheaper models. However, in this case, I started the more expensive 10-ton models as I believe it’s important to have a log splitter with plenty of power.
The Fieder FBT-10T100 10-ton log-splitter is the top of the range model, designed for large-scale, homeowner use. Fieder is obviously confident with their products as it comes with a two-year warranty.
A powerful 10-ton log splitter for large-scale homeowner use.
Petrol power combined with hydraulic efficiency.
Transport wheels- move around the garden with ease.
Efficient four-stroke petrol engine.
Fieder products receive good reviews.
Fieder FBT-10T100 10-Ton Petrol Log-Splitter
Over the years I’ve used many different types of log splitters, from petrol logs splitters to electric models. Although the smaller machines will do the job, to me, it makes sense to have a powerful machine that slices through the logs quickly and efficiently. I don’t like wasting time with a machine that does not have enough power to slice through a knotty piece of wood. With 10 tons of force, the Fieder FBT-10T100 10-ton petrol log splitter should slide through the toughest knotty log with ease!
How much power do you need?
As I mentioned in the previous paragraph, I feel it’s important to have a log splitter with plenty of power. I have used six-ton log splitters that will do the job, but obviously much slower. The problem arises when you have those tougher logs that are full of knots. With a 10-ton petrol log splitter, you stand a much better chance of the machine slicing straight through the log. With the smaller log splitters, there are occasions when the only way is to use a saw bench or chainsaw to get through the log.
Petrol Or Electric?
The Fieder FBT-10T100 10-ton petrol log-splitter is powered by a 200cc air-cooled four-stroke petrol engine. The 4-stroke engine offers economy and overhead valve technology.
I much prefer having a petrol engine on most machines over electric. Of course, if you are using a log splitter in a building, electric power may have advantages. I like the idea of being able to take the Petrol log splitter to the job and not have to worry about power points or trailing leads.
The four-stroke petrol engine powers a hydraulic pump that then pumps oil into the hydraulic ram that in turn gives the machine 10 tons of power. Hydraulic power in my experience is a very trouble-free way to power equipment like log splitters.
The advantage of having a petrol log splitter is the fact that it can be moved around anywhere. With 250 mm transport wheels, the Fieder FBT-10T100 10-ton petrol log-splitter can be simply moved around anywhere.
I appreciate that everyone has a budget to work to, so it is not always possible to have exactly what we want. I would definitely recommend purchasing a machine with 10 tons of force. Smaller machines will do the job, however, on tough knotty pieces of wood, smaller machines will struggle more and will take longer to do the job.
Fieder products are built for the homeowner and offer great value for money. These products always receive good reviews, in other words, the product does what it says on the packet.
We are currently offering the Feider FBE-8T100 8-Ton Electric Log Splitter for £699 which at the time of writing is a £70 saving. This eight-ton machine is one of the most powerful electric log splitters that will prove invaluable if you are running a log burner.
I personally prefer petrol or diesel equipment, however, I have to admit that there are advantages of electric-powered equipment. Especially if you are using the wood splitter in an outbuilding, there are no fumes or noise to contend with.
This product arrives boxed, however, the machine does require assembly.
The powerful Feider FBE-8T100 8-Ton Log-Splitter is one of the most powerful splitters on the market designed for domestic use. Feider is a brand that seems to be growing greatly in popularity over the last few years due to their products offering excellent value for money.
With a 3000 W electric motor that equates to just over 4 hp each has plenty of power to cope with the toughest and most difficult logs. The powerful electric motor in turn enables eight tons of hydraulic pressure to be forced onto the logs.
I have always liked the simplicity of hydraulic power. Hydraulics power offers a very simple solution to power equipment. Over the years, having owned many machines which have been hydraulically powered, I have had minimal issues.
The hydraulic system on the Feider FBE-8T100 8-Ton Splitter is very simple indeed. Basically, there is a 4 hp electric motor that powers a hydraulic pump, which in turn forces oil through the hydraulic ram. This, in turn, enables the wood splitter to slice through logs with ease. The hydraulic ram is what we call a double acting ram, which means the hydraulic ram has the power to go up and down.
How Much Can The Log Splitter Handle?
Although the Feider FBE-8T100 8-Ton Log-Splitter is slightly less powerful than the petrol equivalent that we looked at yesterday. It still has the capability to deal with the same size logs. The maximum log length which can be split is 106 cm and the maximum diameter is 40 cm. This is more than adequate for the average homeowner.
Fortunately, the Feider FBE-8T100 8-Ton Electric Log-Splitter comes with a pair of 200 mm transport wheels which helps to make moving the wood splitter easy. This is ideal if you want to move the electric log splitter to various sites around your garden. Just make sure that you have enough electric cable to reach the machine.
The Feider FBE-8T100 8-Ton Electric Log-Splitter is a heavy duty wood splitter that offers quiet splitting. Although slightly less powerful than the petrol version that we looked at yesterday, it still has a great capacity for splitting wood. Of course, although I prefer a petrol machine, this electric log splitter is considerably cheaper than the petrol model and offers quiet power.
With a two-year standard warranty and an optional five-year warranty, the Feider FBE-8T100 8-Ton Electric Log-Splitter is definitely worth looking at.
Today we are looking at the Feider FBT-10T100 10-Ton Petrol Log Splitter, this is our largest and most powerful petrol log splitter. Yesterday, we were on the other end of the scale looking at our smallest and cheapest log splitter. You can see the Feider FBE-4T 4-Ton Electric Log-Splitter here, this budget log splitter is also on special offer.
The Feider FBT-10T100 10-Ton Petrol Log-Splitter is currently on special offer. The current price is £1499.95 which is a current saving of £200. I’m not quite sure how long this offer will last, however, it’s a generous reduction knowing that we are in the log splitting season.
A top of the range petrol log splitter designed for the keen homeowner.
Powerful 200 cc overhead valve petrol engine.
10 tons of hydraulic power.
Transport wheels for easy movement.
Large log capacity.
Plenty Of Power
With a 200 cc engine and overhead valve technology and hydraulic power. The Feider FBT-10T100 10-Ton Log Splitter offers, plenty of power! The wood splitter has a powerful 10-ton force, enough power to go through the toughest of logs. With 10 tons of splitting power, the Feider FBT-10T100 10-Ton Log-Splitter has the capacity to take logs up to 106 cm in length and 40 cm wide. This is a large enough capacity for any homeowner wanting to split logs.
I always like the idea of having a machine or even a computer that is overpowered rather than underpowered. There’s nothing worse than trying to use something that is underpowered as it leads to inefficiency and frustration.
One of the main advantages of the Feider FBT-10T100 10-Ton Log-Splitter is that it is hydraulically powered. I really like the idea of hydraulics as they offer a very simple solution to transmitting power. Over the years I have had minimal issues with hydraulics, they really are very reliable.
Hydraulics are generally very simple due to the fact that you have an engine and in this case a petrol engine. The petrol engine directly drives the hydraulic oil pump which in turn pumps the oil into the hydraulic ram. The hydraulic ram is what we call a double-acting ram. So in other words, it has power both ways, when you’re putting down pressure or lifting the hydraulic ram to the upward position.
With a 200 cc overhead valve 4 stroke air cooled engine, the Feider FBT-10T100 10-Ton Log-Splitter has plenty of power. Mixed with overhead valve technology this petrol log splitter offers great economy.
One of the many advantages of a petrol log splitter Is the fact that it can work anywhere, providing you have petrol.
As I mentioned earlier in this blog post, I always like to have equipment that is overpowered rather than underpowered. The Feider FBT-10T100 10-Ton Petrol Log-Splitter does exactly this. I noticed one of the reviews on this petrol wood splitter was the fact that it had plenty of power, almost too much. To me, this has to be a good thing. I really like the idea of being able to take the machine to the work without any restrictions, a petrol engine offers this option, without the need for extension leads.
Another plus point is the fact that the petrol wood splitter has a two-year warranty, which of course, brings peace of mind.