Yes, assembly is required. When you purchase your log splitter, we ship it to you in a crate. You must assemble it before use.
If you're an average DIY'er, it should take you approximately five hours to assemble. If you add a friend to help, it could go quicker! Be sure to watch the assembly video to avoid any assembly mistakes.
Here's a quick review of what to expect as you assemble your log splitter:
- The main cylinder and blade are pre-installed on the beam. Together, this sub-assembly weighs approximately 300 LBS. You'll need to attach the hydraulic fluid tank to this beam sub-assembly. This can be challenging to do alone without some type of lift hoist or jack.
- You'll need to mount the engine onto the hydraulic fluid tank.
- Depending upon the log splitter model, you can also expect to be attaching items like the towing tongue, wheels, fenders, log lift, and valves.
- You'll need to connect hydraulic hoses to various ports on the cylinders, pump, and valves.
To wrap things up, make one last tightness check of the bolts/fittings and then fill up the hydraulic fluid, engine fuel, and engine oil. Now you're read to fire it up and start splitting!
Check out our Assembly Videos now to see just how easy the build is.