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.
The LR22E split even maple & alder with ease. the 4 stars is only because it's much louder than it should be for an electric motor. Other wise it's great swift & durable, after 4 hours my wife said I like splitting wood.
Thank you for your review. These do come with a very powerful electric motor, so they are not silent by any means but still much quieter than the gas motor. Thanks again!
Only 3 Cord into use, but impressed by the splitter. Great power for stubborn rounds. The wood crib is good. The 4 way splitter is excellent.
On the flips, The splitter head is chipping out a bit, which is a concern and the hydraulic lines are too short to reach my adapter links. That is a fixable issue that I’ve worked around in short term.
Very pleased with the splitter and I feel 3 weeks was well worth the wait. Highly recommend
Splitter works fine and very happy with it. Two review comments:
The engine is vulnerable to heavy log impact when used horizontal. I know I could have purchased an engine guard but I think this should be a standard fixture and not an extra.
Location of hydraulic oil filter is somewhat exposed to impact damage
The pallet used to ship the splitter was too small and light to handle the splitter during shipping. The front jack busted through the pallet and bent the jack slightly. Otherwise, very happy with this splitter so far. Seems very well built. Easy starting genuine Honda GX engine. More than enough force to split 20" white oak rounds easily. Should last a very long time with my homeowner use.
I purchased this machine because I wanted to keep the money in the United States and I heard this was a great unit. It arrived in a well-made crate and was very easy to put together. I filled the reservoir with 10 gallons of ISO 32 hydraulic fluid, filled the Honda with oil, and pulled the handle 20 times (prime the pump) watching the ram move at about pull 15 as the pump was primed. I then filled the gas and it started on the first pull. I greased both sides of the beam and split my first cord of oak. I am really impressed with the lock mechanisms that holds the beam in the vertical and horizontal position and the crank idler wheel that levels the unit on uneven ground. The hydraulic control feels very durable and the unit punches its way through logs with eaze. The ram looks very robust and the beam is reinforced with welds on the "top" end and under the entire area of wedge travel. I have used many splitters before, but I have never seen one this "overbuilt". I am sure that I will get decades of good use out of this great machine and am happy that it was built in my neighboring state (MN). Wood Splitters direct had the best price and kept me informed on the status of my order as there was a slight delay due to supply issues. I would definitely use them again and recommend them to anyone interested in a log splitter.
The log splitter came missing a bracket that holds 2 hydraulic lines in place via large o rings. The pair of 3 point studs that **** onto the frame run out of thread so I had to go get some washers to make them work. The splitter could benefit from 3 short legs to keep it a little further off the ground when not in use. The part missing could be on the shipping company due to a box torn, and the studs issue is likely due to the shuffling of parts sourcing in this time of short supply, I did not reach out to the seller for a resolve, I’m sure they would have made it right. I don’t regret the purchase but I’m at 4 stars.
Thanks for he review. Sounds like you got things worked out. Please let us know if you need anything else so we can get it taken care of for you.
I'm impressed with how robust this splitter is. The engine guard is overkill too! Went together easily with very good directions. The Honda engine fired right up & ran smooth. Delivery was pretty quick, on schedule, & the carrier that was chosen was easy to work with. I went to the terminal w/my trailer to pick it up, everyone was helpful & nice. Unfortunately I've yet to bust some logs, cause of work & some other house projects. Now the weather's turned but I'm itchin/lookin forward to using it. I'm glad that I went w/this unit vs. one from a local big box.
This is my 2nd Iron and Oak log splitter. I appreciate that it was built in the USA. Assembly was very straight forward and the instructions are good.(I was able to assemble it alone with the help of a mini excavator) I'v only split a couple of cords with no problems! Some of it was large Black Oak branch forks.Split everything I put through like butter! I highly recommend this splitter!
This is my first log splitter and it is perfect for my use! The first time it was used, we split 4 cords of wood! I appreciate that it was made in the USA, and the customer service department was exceptional. I have no complaints at all (or even recommendations for improvement) and I highly recommend this splitter!
We placed the order on August 31st and did not receive the splitter until November 1st. The bolts used on the splitter should be Grade 8 bolts, not cheap bolts. First full day into splitting the bolts on the splitting wedge snapped off. Also the bolt to tighten for making the machine horizontal/vertical not long enough. So we had to replace everything ourselves and waisted a day in labor and time. otherwise its a pretty decent log splitter.
Thank you for this information. We have let the manufacture know about this so they can make this small change to increase the strength of the splitter.
the saw works very good cuts threw wood like butter
better thasn gas chain saw