loading icon

Log Splitter: what you need to know to make the right choice


A log splitter is known as a piece of equipment that is used to cut log of woods possibly to produce firewood. These logs can have varying thicknesses and varying lengths hence the log splitters should have a way of being varied in terms of their rating.

It is important to first let you understand how they are rated before we go further into this educative session. Log splitters usually consist of an assembly of piston and hydraulic rods. These hydraulic rods have pressure rating which in turn determine the amount of force that the splitter can produce.

This force produced is measured in tons. This is what is used to rate the log splitter; the higher the ton rating of the splitter, the stronger or longer the logs that can be split.

In order for you to be able to make the right choice of splitter to purchase, the following should be taken into considerations;

Type of wood to be split;

Tree species are strong determinants of how hard the logs would be therefore making them strong determinants for the choice of log splitter to be purchased. Makes sense doesn’t it? As a good example, the oak tree would require about 1360 pounds of pressure to be split.

Size of logs to be worked with

Log sizes are measured in diameter and this is also an important factor since the force needed to cut a log of a smaller diameter will be smaller than the force needed for a log of larger diameter for logs of same tree type. Using the oak tree above, a log of size between 24” to 36” would need a log splitter of about 35 tons.

How seasoned or green the log is;

when a log is freshly cut it contains more water and is said to be wet or green. When dried or having been cut for some time it starts to get seasoned. Seasoned logs are generally easier to cut or split while green ones are harder. It is generally accepted that freshly cut trees would require extra 10 tons to split them adequately into proper logs.

Other technical factors to consider before buying a log include;

Design Enhancements

Do added features like log trays, dual loading capability, 1-person assembly, metal fenders, etc. add to the cost, or are they included as standard?

Cycle time

The cycle time of the splitter determines how fast it will cut logs. The ideal cycle time for log splitters is 15 seconds.


The quality of engineering ingenuity put into making the log splitter, the quality of materials used in its production and the design will also be important in determining how durable the log splitter will be.


For those who would like to take their log splitters with them to their vacation homes, this would be important to consider as well. You can check for parts like wheels or ball hitch that would enhance the transportation of the log splitter.

Looking for the right place to get your high-quality diesel log splitter in Australia? Check POWERCARE because we power it like no other. We also have Diesel Water Transfer Pumps and Generators for Sale in Australia.




SEO Melbourne by Binary Trends.

Someone in Capalaba West QLD, 4157  just watched
Diesel Water Pump KOOP 4 inch 9HP ELECTRIC START
about 10 minutes ago


Someone in Sidmouth TAS, 7270  just watched
Silent Diesel Generator 10KVA 240V 2-cylinder 19HP WINSUN
about 7 minutes ago


Someone in Capels Crossing VIC, 3579  bought a
DIESEL TRASH PUMP 3 inch with Electric Start. 13HP
about 5 days ago


Someone in Wambrook NSW, 2630  just watched
20KVA Diesel Generator Kubota Powered, Silent 240V
about 6 minutes ago


Someone in Sloping Main TAS, 7186  just watched
Diesel Fire Pump 13HP with Electric Start, Free battery
about 9 minutes ago


Someone in Lakesland NSW, 2572  just watched
Three phase 15 Metre extension lead 32Amp
about 7 minutes ago


Someone in Armstrong Creek QLD, 4520  just watched
Camlock fittings Stainless Steel
about 1 minutes ago


Someone in Yadboro NSW, 2539  just watched
Hydraulic pump 11GPM Log splitter type
about 8 minutes ago


Someone in Rye Park NSW, 2586  just watched
40T Diesel Log Splitter 13HP Electric Start, Hydraulic Lift
about 2 minutes ago


Someone in Mitchell ACT, 2911  bought a
3 phase Silent Diesel Generator 7.5KVA Combo 415V/240V
about 48 minutes ago


Someone in Elliott QLD, 4670  just watched
Fuel Pump 186, 188 to Diesel engine air cooled
about 9 minutes ago


Someone in  just watched
Diesel Generator 7.0KVA KOOP Silent 240V single phase
about 7 minutes ago


Someone in Clinton SA, 5570  just watched
about 8 minutes ago

2 inch pump 02_a

Someone in Bondi NSW, 2026  just watched
2 inch High Pressure Diesel Water Pump twin impeller 13HP with R/C
about 8 minutes ago


Someone in Lagoon Pocket QLD, 4570  just watched
3 phase Silent Diesel Generator 7.5KVA Combo 415V/240V
about 6 minutes ago


Someone in Wrattens Forest QLD, 4601  just watched
AVR 3 Phase 5KW
about 1 minutes ago

2 inch pump 02_a

Someone in Coolah NSW, 2843  just watched
2 inch High Pressure Diesel Water Pump twin impeller 13HP with R/C
about 8 minutes ago

KOOP diesel water pump

Someone in  just watched
3 inch KOOP High Pressure 13HP Diesel Water Pump 90M Head
about 2 minutes ago


Someone in Woodend QLD, 4305  just watched
7KVA Super Silent 65dB Diesel generator 240V
about 4 minutes ago


Someone in Calrossie VIC, 3971  just watched
6 inch Diesel Water Transfer Pump with Key Start
about 10 minutes ago


Someone in North Wangaratta VIC, 3678  just watched
Diesel Generator 7.0KVA KOOP Silent 240V single phase
about 5 minutes ago

2 inch pump 02_a

Someone in Oxley Flats VIC, 3678  just watched
2 inch High Pressure Diesel Water Pump twin impeller 13HP with R/C
about 9 minutes ago


Someone in Gordon ACT, 2906  just watched
AVR Single Phase 5KW
about 2 minutes ago

diesel inverter generators

Someone in Woolooman QLD, 4310  just watched
Diesel Digital Inverter Generator 5.0 KVA Pure Sine Wave 240V
about 1 minutes ago