I couldn’t be happier with my new Brave 37 ton splitter!!! I put it together by my self in a couple of hours, the directions were great!! I recommend using a chain hoist suspended from a beam, I used two 4x4’s on top of two eight foot ladders. This enabled me to pick up the ram safely by self and get it ready for installation. I also found using a floor jack help in raising the tank and axle section up to the pin hole on the ram assembly.
As for operation I have been splitting oak logs over 36” in diameter with ease!! I love it!! And when I had a question about the operation of the machine I called Brave and got the right answer in five minutes.
When you compare this splitter to the common Chinese imports you’ll be very happy when you buy a made in America Brave splitter!!
Very well built, shipped fast and went together fairly easily. Definitely will need help putting it together, but durable and the bearings are smooth for effortless drag, as with the smaller, cheaper styles.
Updating my review, I've had a chance to use it some. Once again, Honda engine runs great-smooth & quiet! The Honda engine is very fuel efficient too! Effortlessly, this splitter is bustin' through whatever I put on it. Dry stuff from a couple yrs ago, to freshly cut ash from this past summer. Making firewood is a pleasure, not a chore now. Again, very glad that I went with Wood Splitters Direct & this Iron & Oak 30T splitter!
Well built splitter. Took about two hours to put together. Did 4+ cords over a week. Split logs that needed a two person lift that were 20” long with no hesitation. Would recommend engine guard.
Very happy with this log skidder. It is light enough for single-person use, hooking up to the truck or tractor and moving it around for storage by hand. But also strong enough to haul logs; 20" diameter, 10ft long, no problem. The winch is excellent, not just for lifting the front of the log for transportation, but to pull the log to the skidder, too. The tong is good size, and grips without fail. I use it in combination with a yard glider under the log, hooked to the skidder's chain hooks, to further reduce drag. Highly recommended.
I put the Swisher RC14544CPKA trail cutter to the ultimate test last weekend on a Virginia mountain top. The trail cutter chewed through 7-8 foot tall grass and weeds with no problem at all. It also chewed through 3 inch saplings like butter. The Kawasaki engine has plenty of power and never slowed down once. I cleared about 4 acres of very overgrown brush and saplings in about 5 hours using the highest setting on the mower and going about 5 MPH on my ATV. It should also be noted that the fuel efficiency of the unit is great. I'm very pleased with the purchase, shipping, and price from Wood Splitters Direct. It's an amazing machine and I would definitely purchase again!!
After nearly three months, my DK2 trailer finally just arrived. Even the delivery truck driver said he'd never seen a box/carton as destroyed as this one! While it works, it isn't without damage; five rivets in the main bed popped out and are missing likely weakening the overall structure. One corner and a side rail of the main bed are bent and not flush like the other corners/sides. And one of the side rail exterior posts was damaged and had to be bent with a crowbar in order to complete assembly. Finally the manual and assembly instructions had at least 2 distinct errors calling for incorrect bolt sizes. Luckily all the parts were there and we figured it out but quality assurance is lacking to say the least. Will be calling the seller to share feedback and ask about options.
Sorry for the delivery issue. This is not a 'Quality' issue. The pictures clearly show a freight damage issue. If the driver of the company it was shipped with said he 'never seen one damaged this bad' is basically admitting they did not handle that shipment with care. In the future if you ever get a package that is this damaged when it shows up you may want to refuse the shipment for damage. Then it can be arranged to ship another one out. For this one we can put you in touch with DK2 as they ship direct to you, or you can contact them via the support number in the manual for anything you may need. Please let us know if you need help contacting them. We will pass along the information to DK2 to look into the incorrect bolt sizes in the manual.
Thank you, WSD
Received the Detail K2 MMT5X7G-DUG Utility Trailer and assembled it. It was pretty straight forward and went together relatively easily. Added a jack from Tractor Supply to it for ease of function. It hauls straight and solid behind my Ford Fusion. Looks and works great.
I'm pretty happy with my first run with my new Dosko Stump Grinder. The Honda engine starts easily. The teeth were taking out a fair amount of material. The job was removing a massive oak stump 5.5 sneaker lengths across down 12-18 inches ... a very big stump. I did not notice a decline in the sharpness over the job despite some rocks.
The one negative is that the debris guards are a bit small. You have more flying debris than I'm used to from comparable models. I broke a window more than 10 foot away from the stump. This safety negative is offset by the swivel feature which is a really big plus.
Works as advertized! So far, I have cut about 30 Logs of various diameters and lengths. This product is strong, sturdy, light weight, and was able to handle some very large logs. Well worth the investment! Ordered this product late on Thursday and received it by 10 AM on Saturday morning just in time to start working on my log pile.
Good price, Easy to order through Wood-splitters Direct, Quickly shipped, Easy to Assemble. (One part for the handle attachment was not threaded correctly. The company quickly replaced the part.) It starts easily, runs smooth, no adjustments were needed.
Log splitter arrived as promised. Assembly took about 70 minutes with the help of an overhead chain hoist. Instructions were clear and easy to follow. Only problem was 1 dust cap was a little loose but with a little stretching it seems to be holding tight. 2 pulls and the engine fired right up. Has a good cycle time and plenty of power. Would recommend.
Used it on one giant oak tree. Wow what a quality machine. Honda motor preformed top notch. Vertical helped so much due to size of logs. Highly recommended. Customer service was excellent. Shipping was very quick .
Still a handful to operate compared to a rear tine. Very heavily built and motor seems to just a way to change the speed. It is amazing at near idle. Enormous power. Will last generations if taken care of.
From the time it shipped to arrival was approx. two weeks. Fed Ex was prompt on scheduling a delivery time, informing me it was coming on a freight truck. Product was undamaged in shipping. The description of what comes with the splitter is accurate. The hose ends actually comes with hose ready for fittings to be installed. Follow the recommendations on what is needed to function the size of splitter you want to use on a 3 pt setup using the tractors hyd. I ran some 10” rounds of apple, locust, (hard wood) pine, birch (soft wood) ops checked good. My tractor NH TV 140 has a self regulating pump up to 30 gal a minutes at 2500 rpm, which I run at about 1200 rpm and it is fast enough at 10 to 12 seconds of cycle time. Product looks like it will stand the test of time as long as I use common sense.
This log splitter is better than I expected. I did purchase the engine guard not realizing it protects the engine from the top. I think it would benefit from some sort of skid plate to protect engine,hydraulic hose and hydro pump and filter. I reviewed about every splitter on the market and finally chose this one. I am not disappointed.👍🏼
After pulling and hoeing weeds for 30 years between rows on my garden, I am pretty excited about this little tiller. It starts first pull and works as expected. A different angle or higher handle possibly improve. I did plant my row a little wider. You can take tines off to meet your distance between rows. Went together easy enough. The instruction photos on the wood splitter direct web site are easier to see and more clear than the printed ones that came with the tiller. (ie. When putting the throttle cable wire in place.)
This worked out better than expected. We didn't want to deal with a gas engine so went with a hydraulic powered from a tractor. Easy to connect, easy to use.
I ordered this 3" banjo pump and it was at my business in less than 24 hours. It all works excellent and would be great to use this company again
Quick delivery. Easy assembly. Works great. Very happy with the plow. The three attachments make it more useful.
The Swisher log splitter is a really heavy duty unit. I can't wait to give it a workout when firewood cutting season starts.
1. The log splitter would not turn on. Had to take apart the electrical switch box to find a loose wire. Apparently the unit was not checked before shipment
2. The stroke of the piston is too short and does not completely split the wood. It should have been about two inches longer.
3. The place on the frame for locking the splitter in the horizontal position is misaligned, and therefore the locking pin cannot be used.
4. The bolt used as a hinge to move from horizontal to vertical operation is too short, needs to be 1/4” longer to properly seat with the nylon locknut.
5. Unit was not shipped with assembly/operating instructions.
6. The metal leg used for stand alone operation needs a second hole to enable the leg to be raised for transport.