Split-Fire is the original manufacturer of the 2-way split design. Conventional 1-way log splitters typically utilize a push plate fitted to the end of a hydraulics cylinder. In this case, the push plate will split a log around a knife fitted to the end of the beam, causing the plate to then need to cycle back to the start position. Split-Fire’s 2-way design has the hydraulic cylinder fitted inside a steel frame with the knife protruding up between 2 “V” shaped log stops. This design ensures the knife is always in the splitting position, removing the time wasted during the return cycle.
The Split-Fire Advantage
From the beginning, Split-Fire’s 2-way log splitters were manufactured with safety and productivity as its #1 priority. Many of the components that make these 2-way wood splitters special are unique to the Split-Fire brand and set it apart from its competitors. Customers know that by choosing a Split-Fire they are purchasing a quality built, safe machine that will last a lifetime.
Dan Lutz – Manager
Townsend, MT, US
Brian Grant – Grant’s Rental
Bridgewater, MA, US
2-Way Splitting Action
"V" Shaped Log Stop
Split-Fire utilizes their revolutionary “V” shaped log stop design. This design promotes increased safety and maximizes a machines tonnage force during the splitting action. With the conventional flat plate design the 20-30 tons of splitting force is being pushed through the log onto the flat plate, causing the log to not want to split efficiently.
Split-Fire’s “V” shaped design has the knife focusing the tonnage onto the center of the log causing it to effortlessly split around the stop and preventing dangerous flyouts.
The “V” shaped design also reduces the hazard associated with the surface area of the push plate. A standard 6” x 6” push plate has 36” of surface area which is protentional space the operator could be caught and injured in. The “V” shaped stop only has 6” of surface area (6” tall x 1” wide). This design reduces the hazardous area by 600%.
Quality Built Design
Split-Fire log splitters have been designed and engineered over the past 35 years to provide the best 2-way log splitter on the market. Every Split-fire design importantly utilizes UHMW sliders that reduce friction and don’t allow steel on steel wear. Every wood splitter and hydraulic cylinder are built in-house using only high-quality North American steel and components. Through this Split-Fire has earned a reputation as a low maintenance, long last machine that will last a lifetime.
Split-Fire prides itself on offering a wide range of custom options, allowing the operator the ability to design a splitter that will match their exact splitting requirements. Available custom options included extended stroke lengths, engine upgrades, knife extensions, hydraulic log lifters, raised bed high and oversized tires.
In choosing a Split-Fire log splitter or wood chipper, you are choosing quality. That quality does come at a cost, but that cost is outweighed by the increased satisfaction and return on investment (ROI) through the productivity and lifespan of the machine.