Hydraulic Garden Log Splitters
Make light work of turning a pile of logs into firewood thats ready to burn with a hydraulic garden log splitter. Itll not only save you time and energy, but also prevent back injuries that are common with splitting logs by axe. There are a range of different garden log splitters on the market, but its important to find one that is WorkCover compliant and adheres to all of the Australian work health and safety standards.
What Are the Benefits of Using a Hydraulic Garden Log Splitter?
In addition to saving you time, hydraulic garden log splitters allow you to cut logs of a similar size, which makes stacking your woodpiles and burning much more efficient.
- If youre in the business of selling firewood to others in your community, having uniform logs to throw on the fire is going to be favourable to logs in all shapes and sizes.
- You can use many hydraulic log splitters in both vertical and horizontal positions, saving you from lifting heavy logs into place, and some come with X-wedge attachments that are ideal for four-way splitting to create kindling.
Which Factors Should I Consider When Buying a Garden Log Splitter?
First and foremost, you should decide how you want to power your log splitter since there are electric, hydraulic (petrol) and hydraulic (three-point linkage) models available.
- Corded electric garden log splitters generally have much less power than a hydraulic log splitter, which makes them less suitable for splitting hard and "green" wood.
- You should also consider your setup when deciding which garden log splitter to purchase, and whether you have access to a power outlet or own a tractor with hydraulics.
How Do I Know How Powerful the Hydraulic Log Splitter Is?
If youre using a three-point linkage hydraulic log splitter, the hydraulics of your tractor determines its power. If youre using a hydraulic petrol garden log splitter, the HP rating and tonnage indicate its power.
- For those looking to do light splitting work around the house, an electric splitter may suffice.
- If you want the best splitting capacity and be able to access remote areas, then a hydraulic log splitter is a better option.