Brave 30-Ton Horizontal / Vertical Log Splitter (VH1730GC)

Regular price $2,399.99
Regular price -14% $2,799.99 Sale price $2,399.99

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Product Description

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This Brave VH1730GC 30 ton log splitter that has the convenient option to split Vertical and Horizontal. The orange powder coated wood splitters were designed with durability in mind.

The VH1730GC comes standard with the Honda GC190 engine. The log splitter has an average 14 second cycle time, which is a great combination for both speed and power.

Log Cradles (Included) - HV units catch falling wood saving you from bending over and picking up split wood off the ground and splitting again. Just imagine the amount of extra times you could save from bending over picking up firewood to split again from each cord of wood?


Drainzit Oil Hose Kit - Drainzit oil hoses make changing oil easier and cleaner! Drainzit oil drain hoses allow you to change the oil in your small, gas-powered engine without tipping, dismounting, or modifying your engine in any way.

Log Splitter Cover - High quality log splitter cover with draw strings to protect your investment from the elements.

**Optional Rush Processing - We are pleased to offer RUSH PROCESSING for in stock items. Your equipment order is guaranteed to ship from our warehouse as fast as SAME DAY or by next business day (excluding Holidays).   Tracking information will be e-mailed as soon as your order is processed. You will have the ability to track your order all the way through final delivery.  If we don't get it shipped out by next business day its simple, you don't get charged the rush processing fee.

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Please note - You must select the lift gate option if you need a lift gate delivery, otherwise you will be responsible for taking the crate off the back of the freight truck.  All deliveries are curbside delivery only.

Detailed Specifications

Beam Structure:
Industrial I-Beam
Splitting Wedge:
8" High carbon steel
Operating Position:
Horizontal / Vertical
Force / Tonnage:
30 Ton - 60,000 lbs
5" x 24" trunion mount, 2" rod
Cycle Time:
14 Seconds (Approx)
Log Opening:
25 Inches
Wheels & Tires:
High-Speed, 4.80 x 8
Road Towable:
2" Coupler & Safety Chains
Honda GC190 (190cc)
Working Height:
30 Inches
83" long x 41" high x 41" wide
Hydraulic System:
8.5 gallon capacity (tank, cylinder, and hoses)
Safety Control Valve:
Detent, Auto Return
2 Stage Pump:
13 Gallons Per Minute
Shipping Weight:
650 LBS
Log Dislodger:
Consumer Warranty:
2 Year Limited / 2 Year Engine
Commercial Warranty:
1 Year Limited / 2 Year Engine

Shipping Disclaimer

Due to rising fuel costs and lack of space on shipping trucks the costs in certain areas have been affected. An "out of area" fee may be necessary. If additional funds are required to fulfill your order we will reach out to you after your order is placed and give you options including possible terminal pick up. (Read more about our shipping policy and how freight shipping works.)


Some (not all) of the products we carry can potentially expose you to chemicals including Benzene and Carbon Monoxide, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harms. If you have any questions you can always contact us.

Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
VerneB (Chicago, US)
Good addition

Good addition to the tool set, as I aged, had to give up the maul. Love the machine.

Janalee S. (Bethlehem, US)

Great log splitter, one of the pins broke but was easily replaceable.

Thanks Janalee, we appreciate your business!


M.W. (Mount Vernon, US)
Great splitter

I am 57 years old and have split wood by hand my entire life. This product has certainly made my life easier. I wish I had purchased it sooner. It actually makes splitting firewood fun. I now have enough wood split for the next two years. I love it. Assembly was pretty simple but I recommend having some help. It is just easier with two people. It powers through everything I have thrown at it. If I had a complaint it would be nice if it had a quieter muffler as it is fairly loud.
This is a great product that I am very happy with. I added a wheeled trailer jack to make moving it easier.

Hi Mark,

We definitely agree, splitting with a log splitter is much easier rather than by hand ;-). Brave makes a solid log splitter and it will not disappoint. We also recommend two people for assembly, it makes it much easier! Thanks for your business.


Dustin (Half Moon Bay, US)
Brave 30

Splitter works great. Using to split mostly eucalyptus. Had been drying in rounds for a while. The splitter has a quick cycle time and is very efficient. Goes right thru without hesitation. Honda motor is pretty quite considering it’s right next to you all day. Glad I made this purchase. Wood Splitters Direct are great, they answered all my questions and gave me updates on my order. It did take a while to get but well worth the wait. The shipping company was horrible delayed my order multiple times. There excuse was I lived to far and there to busy. I live a little over an hour from the shippers location.

Dennis F. (Monroe, US)
Brave 30T Log Splitter

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

Lyle W. (Medford, US)

Was missing a couple fittings for the hoses

jon d. (Wyckoff, US)
good choice

solid machine! definitely a good buy!

David R.
It’s a BEAST

I love my Brave 30 Ton splitter.
I have used it every day since I got it.
It splits everything! Knotted elm stumps. Hickory, white oak, red oak, osage orange (tough stuff).
My wood pile has grown.
5 foot high 60 feet long 18-20 inch cuts. Made In USA! Great customer service. Prompt shipping.
Very satisfied customer!