Yes, on the RuggedMade RS-300 series and RS-700 series horizontal log splitters, you can install the log lift on either side of the beam. Here are a few tips to consider:
- If you'll be splitting wood primarily by yourself, it's best to install the log lift on the engine side of the beam. There will be a little less room to stand, but you'll be able to access the engine controls and load wood onto the log lift from the same side of the beam.
- If you'll be splitting wood primarily with the help of a second person, you can install the log lift on the beam side that is opposite of the engine. You can then stand on the engine side controlling the engine and the valves, while the second person can stand on the log lift side with plenty of room to load the wood.
Choosing which side of the beam to install the log lift is really a matter of preference. Since you can access the valve handles from either side of the beam, you can still easily split wood by yourself no matter where you choose to position the log lift.