YARDMAX 28 Ton Horizontal Vertical Log Splitter (YU2866)

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.
  • Patent pending log spinner foot plate easily rotates logs for splitting, reducing stress on the beam.
  • U-Beam structural design is significantly stronger than typical I-Beam design.
  • 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.
  • Dual end cylinder support for equal weight distribution and wear reduction.
  • Beam handle offers easy transition from a horizontal to a vertical position.
  • 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 Sheets 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 34" long and 12.5" wide. This will also help protect your engine from falling wood as well. 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+ LBS 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.

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 order if there is limitations.

Detailed Specifications

  • Engine: 208 CC 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: 26 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: 74"L x 29"W x 22"H
  • Consumer Warranty3-year limited by manufacturer
  • Shipping Weight: 626 LBS
  • Hydraulic Fluids: 4.5 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 9 reviews
Kelton S. (Denham Springs, US)
28 Ton Splitter

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.

John P. (The Bronx, US)
That thing a beauty!!!

Easy to use and works great! Kids can use it no problem!

Peter B.
simple to assemble, use and provides the power we need.

We love everything about this splitter. We love the care the company took to ship it in perfect shape, we love the simple instructions and yardmax youtube videos for assembly and use. We love how easy it starts up and how smooth it cuts through our big oaks.

Kenneth T.

Ordered last thursday afterrnoon. Arrived Tuesday morning 930. Works well. Very satisfied.

Gregory H.
I ordered the YU2866 log split...

I ordered the YU2866 log splitter from woodsplittersdirect.com and it arrived last week. This is a very heavy duty splitter with lots of extras (4 way split head, log shelves ...). While assembly was straight forward, make sure you have two guys or a tractor (or some strapping/chain rig) to hold the beam vertically for a safe assembly. The B&S engine started first pull (and has done so every time since). Make sure to fill with included engine oil first! This is the most powerful splitter I have ever had and it goes through oak just about effortlessly. The rotating base plate is a novel design to add to the machines efficiency. I am a very happy customer.

irvin c.
I ordered this splitter 12/3/1...

I ordered this splitter 12/3/19. I was told they are shipping in 1-3 days and it would take 2 days to get here. I got one email saying the order was waiting to ship. On 12/10/19 I called to check since I had nothing and have heard nothing. I was told the splitter did not ship and would now ship out on the 13th and should be here on the 16th.
From the 3rd to the 16th maybe. Not anywhere close to what I was told. I still do not know it will make it here the 16th. Should have bought one from Tractor Supply or Home Depot just 2 miles away. Not happy with Wood Splitters Direct.

WSD RESPONSE - We can only give you estimated shipping times. Items typically go out with 1-3 BUSINESS days. We can not always control warehouse, freight logistics, bad weather, holidays etc. You will still be getting your log splitter with in 10 business days or less during a busy holiday season with bad weather that is shipping across the country. We appreciate your business and we are glad we were able to save you money and no sales tax on your log splitter. Enjoy your log splitter and Merry Christmas!

Alex D.
I’m very satisfied with the pr...

I’m very satisfied with the product and the seller. I had a 20 ton log splitter that was my dad’s and about 30 years old, it finally needs an engine rebuild. I bought the parts for it but couldn’t afford to be down long enough to wait for the parts. I found Wood Splitter Direct in an online search and ordered the Yardmax 28 ton. Due to some of the larger and knotty wood we split I felt an extra 8 ton would help. Delivery was going to take a bit longer than I would have liked so Wood Splitters Direct got me in contact with the shipping company SAIA and they let me pick it up from a local location and saved me 3 days time on missed production. The splitter was easy to put together (once I asked for extra help, trying by yourself is not recommended) and the splitter has performed to my expectations and has done great on getting the job done. The amount of runtime on a tank of gas is impressive but the accessibility to the oil fill is a bit disappointing, I modified a funnel to make oil fill easier. The engine runs great. It starts on the first pull when choke is on when the engine is cold and first pull without choke when it’s already at operating temperature. The 4-way splitting head works ok on smaller logs but leaves much to be desired on larger ones. The issues with the oil fill and the 4-way splitting head are minor though, overall this has been a great product and no performance issues so far.

Justin F.
I bought my YU2866 from Woodsp...

I bought my YU2866 from Woodsplittersdirect.com on 7/25/2019; it was delivered on 7/31/2019 in crate right to my driveway. I was amazed how easy it was to purchase with financing and delivery right to my house in under a week.

The package arrived in perfect order, no damage and everything was intact. I tried to build it myself, I was able to get the wheels on the engine/hydraulic tank park, but there was no way I could lift the beam myself, let a lone keep it from falling over. I was able to get a neighbor to help me with that part, it only took about 10 mins.

During assembly, I would make these suggestions based on all the research and information I have see, plus building it myself now.
1) When assembling the wheels, just take off the plastic cover and outer bearing; do not remove the inner bearing or dust shield.
2) Grease the axles before putting the wheels on.
3) When assembling the trailer bar to the engine/hydraulic tank; use Loctite Threadlocker Blue on each of the bolts to lock them in.
4) When assembling the beam pivot bracket and beam to trailer bar lock; use Loctite Threadlocker Blue on all the bolts.
5) Make sure you have 16mm and 18mm sockets; of all the sockets I have, I was missing both of these sizes :(
6) Make sure you tighten the air filter wing nut, during use the first time, mine vibrated right off :)

The hydraulic tank was filled as described. I added the oil to the engine, which was included; filled the gas tank and the engine started on the second pull. I started splitting logs right away and I have not stopped yet :) This splitter has not failed me yet, I have been splitting "just cut down" 24"+ wide by 22" long maple rounds with no problems. Every now and then, the motor will almost die when the splitter head touches the log, but so far it has come right back and split the log; so I am not sure if that is some sort of safety mechanism or what.

This splitter is fairly quiet too, I have used other older splitters that were much louder.

This splitter also includes a 4-way splitting head which works "ok", I personally won't use it again, but each to their own.

I did notice that when not actively splitting a log, the machine seems to rattle; I have not yet figured out what was rattling yet.

Be very careful around the engine during use, I burned my knee on the muffler trying to reach something; it was my fault, I should not have been on that side of the machine during operation.

Overall, I am so happy with my purchase and I love the machine. It appears to very high quality, even though it was made in China.

Warren C.
I work with a free labor group...

I work with a free labor group in my community. Our group does just about any type of job that our neighbors need done. When the remnant of the last hurricane passed through our community ,the damage was quite extensive. Our crew set out clearing roads and yards of trees and debris. I had purchased the " 3 in1"LogOx tool and when the logs were brought to our log yard I showed the men the basics of using it and "It was On". They took control of the tools and it was amazing how much easier it was to move the logs and to saw them ,without having to stop and sharpen saws. The LogOx definitely made a big difference for our crew, and the wood is being distributed out to anyone that needs it, in any of our communities . Thanks LogOx for making the work easier!!