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

Regular price $1,999.99
Regular price -9% $2,199.99 Sale price $1,999.99

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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.
  • 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.

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

  • Engine: 6.5 HP 208cc Briggs & Stratton
  • Splitting Wedge: 7" Sharpenable
  • Operating Position: Horizontal / Vertical
  • Force / Tonnage: 28 Ton (56,000lbs)
  • Cylinder: 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
  • Consumer Warranty: 3-year limited by manufacturer
  • Weight: 488 LBS
  • Hydraulic Fluids: 4.3 Gallons Included
  • 4 Way Wedge: No - Not available
  • Dimensions: 100" x 48" x 37"
  • Assembly Required: Yes
  • USA Made: No

Product Video Disclaimer: The 4-way wedge mentioned in this video is no longer available or included. This video was created by the manufacturer and WoodSplitterDirect.com is not responsible for any variances from what's shown in this video and the product you purchase. Please review all product specifications carefully before placing an order.

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.)

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Customer Reviews

Based on 22 reviews
bill h. (Chaplin, US)
Well constructed

Splitter is very well constructed.Tows excellent

Elijah U.
Rough and Tough

Started up on the first try, looks great and works as well or better than it looks. The biggest test its had so far was some really knotty Y joint on hickory and it was a challenge but it got through there with just a couple of tries. It's a compact wood splitter, which is great because you can tuck it away in a little corner or cubby while you're not using it and it not be hogging up a bunch of space.

Thomas M.R.
The beast

I just purchased this splitter for my farm property. I split a cord of wood in a very short period of time. Very powerful and easy operation. You should have 2 people to assemble makes the job so much easier. I am very satisfied with the product. If you need to split a lot of wood this is the beast you want.

YS2865 Great splitter! You will not be disappointed.

After a ton of research, I ordered the YardMax YS2865. The shipping was fast and the crating was great (be careful of the crate metal edging because it is very sharp). The assembly was no problem for one guy. However, I would recommend that you put the axel on before trying to move the beam around, like I did. I like the log trays and I am glad I ordered the half beam. It is so easy to work with and it splits oak like butter. I am happy with my purchase and would definitely recommend this log splitter!

YS2865 Awesome!

I did a lot of research before ordering the Yardmax 28 ton half beam log splitter. While the splitter was shipping I read the operators manual (Includes assembly directions) and watched Yardmax assembly and owner review videos. The splitter arrived on time and the crate that it is packaged in is well designed. By following the well written-illustrated assembly directions I was able to put the splitter together by myself. Only thing I did out of sequence was to add oil to the engine first. Some parts (fenders, log stripper) were challenging to get all the bolt holes to align for assembly, but nothing to worry about. Like other reviewers, I found the support leg to be a little iffy. The spring doesn’t seem adequate to hold the support leg in upright position.

This thing is a beast. So far I have split about a chord of seasoned ponderosa pine in an hour. My rounds are ~20” long and up to 30” diameter. The log trays are beneficial, and really reduce how much you have to bend over and pick up wood off the ground.

Im really pleased with my purchase and the support from woodsplitterdirect.

YS2865 - Good Splitter

I purchased a YS2565 (25 ton) half beam log splitter from WoodSitterdirect.com. Upon arrival, I noted to the delivery man that they had sent me a YS2865 (28 ton) log splitter.

Prior to unloading, I contacted Woodsplitterdirect. Fortunately they answer their phones. Upon discussing the error, I was told I could keep the YS2865 splitter and Included tray (I did not order the tray) at the amount I had paid...$999. I was also given the option to decline and wait for the correct splitter. I decided to accept the upgrade.

With about 5 hours (break in oil change time) on the machine, I’m happy with it. Assembly took some patience, but everything was conveniently packaged and fit together well.

The machine runs well and has a lot of power. I’m happy I opted for the half beam as moving it around is a bit easier considering it weighs less than the full beam.

Overall, happy with my purchase.

Thank you Wood Splitters Direct Great YS2865

I had a great experience with Wood Splitters Direct completely answering any question related to wood splitters and ultimately regarding the YardMax YS2865 which led to my purchase.
The order process and delivery was very quick, the packaging was great. Assembly was quite simple due to detailed directions w/ pictures and well labeled parts, the washers were even installed on bolts in the correct order.
I used the splitter initially for a short time and it handled anything I loaded. At this point I am quite impressed by the construction and performance.

Terry T.
Yardmax YS865

Looked around at many different brands of splitters. Wood Slitters Direct had the best deals. They provide good service and the product shipped and arrived on time. Unpacking and assembly was straight forward, even for a 71 year old man, doing it by himself. Machine works great, splitting 18” diameter maple and yellow birch. Smaller stuff is a snap. Great price, great maching.

Steve S.
Would definitely recommend this splitter to others!

After reading the reviews and much procrastination, I finally purchased the Yardmax 28 ton half beam splitter. Delivery was speedy and assembly was fairly painless for the wife and I. We have used the splitter 2 times and absolutely love the 4 way splitter and the ram power. My only concern, while splitting 3rd log, the wedge guard bent and 2 welds broke on the wedge guard. (We have not yet notified Yardmax of the issue.) Would definitely recommend this splitter to others!

Tom N.
Great experience with Woodsplittersdirect.com

Great experience with Woodsplittersdirect.com. They kept me apprised of the delivery. The delivery driver was a big help with regards to getting the rather large box to my garage. The yardmax came in a really nice protected crate. It was fairly easy to build and the fit and finish is amazingly good. The yardmax standard accessories, what I consider options, were the 4 way wedge and the log shelf was an easy $100 plus addition with any other brand. The splitter is easy to operate and split anything I put through it, so I extremely happy with the distributor and the product.