YARDMAX 28 Ton Horizontal Vertical Log Splitter – Half Beam (YS2865)

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YARDMAX 28 Ton Horizontal Vertical Log Splitter – Half Beam (YS2865)

SKU: YS2865

$1,499.99 $1,099.99

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Product Description

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• 28 tons of force — powered by Briggs & Stratton engines.

• Log spinner foot plate easily rotates logs for splitting, reducing stress on the beam.

• Patent pending 4-way wedge (included) is designed for quick connection and jam free operation with no need to change log stripper plates.

• Longer table length to accommodate up to 26″ logs.

• Oversized hydraulic components provide the shortest cycle time in its class.

• Hydraulic oil filter is mounted inside the reservoir, eliminating damage from falling logs and operator entanglement.

• Log stripper mounted to end of hydraulic cylinder to remove tough log jams.

• Pair of log cradles — 2-positions, with option for mountable log table.

Please look through the Owners Manual or the Spec Sheet for full information.

Optional Cover:

Protect your log splitter with a cover!  This heavy duty cover will keep your splitter out of the elements, and ready for work!  This log splitter cover is manufactured with PVC coated polyester to shield from water, UV, mildew and extreme temperatures. Made of a higher grade material than cheaper models and has draw string at the bottom to cinch up tight.  Cover is optional for an extra fee, only available in black.

Optional Log Table:

This optional add on durable steel table replaces the engine side log catcher. This will add valuable work space that measures 24″ long and 12″ wide. Scroll through pictures above to see this optional table installed on a log splitter.

4 way wedge & fluids are included with this log splitter. Some images show the log splitter with optional accessories which are not included with the log splitter.

Please note about residential / lift gate delivery:

You must select the $50 lift gate option if you can’t unload the 500+ pound crate off the freight truck.

You will not have to pay the $50 charge if you can ship to a business and you can unload the crate off the back of the freight truck. Shipping to a business is your best choice if possible saving you $50.  We can also ship to terminals for pick up.

These deliveries are “curb-side” only, please read the details about curb-side, lift gate and residential freight deliveries.

This log splitter may have a limited delivery area.  Some locations will be limited to commercial delivery only (including terminal pick up).  Some area’s we may not be able to deliver to at all.  The following states may be some of the states affected:


If you would like to check ahead of time please email us or we will tell you after you order if there are any limitations.

Detailed Specifications

6.5 HP 208cc Briggs & Stratton
Splitting Wedge:
7″ Sharpenable
Operating Position:
Horizontal / Vertical
Force / Tonnage:
28 Ton (56,000lbs)
4.5″ x 24″ / 1.75″ Rod
Cycle Time:
13 Seconds (Approx)
Log Opening:
25.5 Inches
Wheels & Tires:
4.80-8, DOT Approved 16″ O.D. Road Tires
Road Towable:
Yes – 2″ Coupler & Safety Chains
Hydraulic Filter:
Yes – Included
Log Strippers:
Yes – Included
Safety Control Valve:
Detent – Auto Return
2 Stage Pump:
Yes – 14 Gallons Per Minute
Log Cradles:
Yes – Included
Operating Pressure:
3400 PSI
Crate Dimensions:
53″L x 26″W x 39″H
488 LBS
Hydraulic Fluids:
4.3 Gallons Included
4 Way Wedge:
Yes – Included
100″ x 48″ x 37″
Assembly Required:

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9 reviews for YARDMAX 28 Ton Horizontal Vertical Log Splitter – Half Beam (YS2865)

  1. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I received mine and the box and the splitter were in perfect shape. I put it together myself. Two people would have made assemble so much easier. I added oil and gas to the engine and it fired the first pull. I have a lot of dead ash (emerald ash borer) and the splitter breaks it apart no problem. I like the handle on top of the cylinder….it makes it real easy to reach. So far I give it a 5

  2. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Just received mine today. Love the look and design, very well engineered unlike the other cookie cutters out there. Box and shipping is very well thought out. Easy to put together. Was shocked when it started on first pull. Split through everything I had with ease, but haven’t tried it on a big nasty piece yet. The 4-way adapter is a nice bonus, but only useful on the small stuff. Also had a few loose bolts but you should check those on any product you buy. Overall very satisfied

  3. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    very easy to assemble and use, a little under powered for my location, (8700 ft), but will split everything I have needed it too. The 4 way adapter is nice if using small rounds, will not split bigger rounds, overall very satisfied with it, 4 stars due to the power issue, maybe a different size option on engine.

  4. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    So far so good… yardmax 28 ton half beam log splitter… fast shipping and it works as it should… I would buy from wood splitters direct again…

  5. 5 out of 5

    I have owned this splitter for 15 months and have split lots of wood with it so I have a decent understanding of its strengths and weaknesses.
    Strengths: Heavy duty and well built. It’s a beast.
    Powerful. I have split 36″ rounds and it doesn’t skip a beat. Have not found anything it will not split.
    Ergo’s. Like having the lever on top where I can reach it from either side. Wheel placement is more natural than full beam.
    Warranty coverage. Had an issue with log stripper bending a bit when a round (big one), got jammed on return. Yardmax
    replaced it fast with only providing a couple of picture’s.

    Weaknesses: Slower cycle time than 25 ton. Knowing know what I didn’t know then, I would go with 25 ton.
    Hard to assemble alone, but I did. Advice, have a helper.

    I researched and visually looked at several splitters before settling on the Yardmax and couldn’t be happier. I love this thing.
    (Purchased from Woodsplitters Direct)

  6. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    The only complaint that I have is the support leg. It is hard to lock in place in the down position and is pretty wobbly. I will probably purchase a trailer jack and install on the tow bar to improve unhitched steadiness and ability to maneuver the machine on and off the hitch. Otherwise, the unit is what I was expecting – heavy duty.

  7. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Great log splitter,easy assembly,works great,splitting every piece I’ve put through it,I did go buy a trailer jack for it,and that made it a whole lot better for me,for hooking up to hitch,and unhooking it .You cannot go wrong with this splitter,for the money.

  8. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I received shipment of my Yardmax 28ton half-beam splitter a few days ago and it couldn’t have gone smoother. Delivery was excellent, all the parts and pieces were there and everything is well built and engineered. I had a buddy help me assemble it and that made the process very easy. Everything went together as it should, no “Jerry Rigging” or “field mods” necessary. The directions were easy to follow and the video helped clear up any questions we had.

    Once the splitter was fully assembled we took out to a pile of apple I have sitting next to my woodshed. Splitting apple by hand is difficult at best, it’s rock hard. The splitter powered through like a hot knife through butter. I ran the splitter for about an hour and it never missed a beat. I’m 6-7, so the extra height of the controls is nice and the work area is at a nice elevation for me. I think I will invest in the work table for some extra space. The engine ran smoothly, but you definitely need ear protection.

    My only “complaint” would be the detachable 4-way splitter head, it just doesn’t seem to function very well especially on larger rounds where you’d most likely want to use it. Maybe it’s the apple, it’s very gnarly, tight and twisted; but when using it, it turned the pieces into what can be best described as a stringy mess…think tough pulled pork that won’t separate. The single wedge works much better, it’s cleaner and doesn’t put as much strain on the engine.

    Overall I’d highly recommend this machine to anyone interested in purchasing a wood splitter. It is definitely worth the investment.

  9. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Exactly What We Were Looking For!
    Our splitter arrived at the freight company in a timely manner. It took some time to uncrate, and assemble the splitter. Once up and running we really appreciated how well it works. Very happy with our purchase and to know that we no longer have to rent a splitter when we need one.

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