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Most Recent Questions
Recent Question:
will this splitter work on my Massy Ferguson 2610. I am concerned that the smaller one will have too much pressure going to it.
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Does the optional loader come with its own control valve?
Recent Question:
What is the height and width of the splitting wedge? What is the the height and width of the log stop plate above the beam?
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will this splitter work on my Massy Ferguson 2610. I am concerned that the smaller one will have too much pressure going to it.
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Just received my NorthStar Horizontal/Vertical Log Splitter - 37-Ton and I was wondering if there is a cover available for this unit?
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What kind of maintenance does the manual log splitter require?
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How can I order parts for this log splitter - phone, online ??

Customer Questions & Answers for
NorthStar Horizontal/Vertical Log Splitter - 30-Ton, 160cc Honda GX160 Engine

Item# 1109
This NorthStar Horizontal/Vertical Log Splitter is powered by a quality Honda GX160 OHV engine with idle control to split logs up to 25in. long. Features a 2-stage Concentric pump, which decreases cycle time by delivering high flow/low pressure when there is no resistance and low flow/high pressure when cutting through a log. Uses a horizontal shaft engine, engineered for a long life with auto idle/throttle control that also saves fuel and reduces noise. Patented log stripper clears log from retracting wedge. Log cradle prevents split wood from falling onto the ground. Add exclusive NorthStar 4-way wedge wings #1143, sold separately and split logs 3 times faster. Max. Log Size L x W in. 25 x 16, Ram Force Tons 30, Automatic Cylinder Return Yes, Max. PSI 3,500, Engine Honda GX160, Pump Concentric 11 GPM, 2-stage, Continuous Force Tons 27.8, Fenders No, Low Oil Shutdown Yes, Cycle Time sec. 17, Cylinder 4.5 in. x 24in., Ball Coupler in. 2, Lights No, Product Type Horizontal/vertical splitter, Jack Stand Yes, Tire Size 4.80 x 8, Gross Torque 7.6 at 2,500, Dimensions L x W x H in. 90 x 43 x 42, Engine Displacement cc 160, Log Cradle Yes, Oil Reservoir gal. 8.5, Fuel Capacity gal. 0.82, Log Lift No, Pre-assembled Assembly required. Auto idle/throttle control for extended engine life, improved fuel economy and reduced engine noise 2-stage pump allows the log splitter to achieve the same pressures as a single stage pump, while using less horsepower Horizontal-shaft engines can expect a lifetime that is up to five times longer than the lifetime of a vertical shaft engine Industrial-grade full beam construction Coupler for 2in. ball High speed tires for towing up to 45 MPH Included engine guard protects engine from split logs 8.5 gallons hydraulic oil not included Replacement parts are available through Northern Tool Parts Department 1-800-270-0810
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Questions & Answers for NorthStar Horizontal/Vertical Log Splitter - 30-Ton, 160cc Honda GX160 Engine

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Can this be stored vertically? How do I store this in my garage?

demensions when stored. How is it best stored? How much room will this take up in my garage?
asked 1 year, 7 months ago
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Werps
 - Campbellsport, WI
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answer 1
Northstar Expert
The NorthStar Log Splitter can be stored in the vertical position. The dimensions of the log splitter when in the vertical position will be approximately 80" L x 43" W x 72" H.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
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answer 2
I have stored mine under a waterproof tarp for 3 yrs., and have had no trouble with it starting or rusting.
answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
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Woodchisel
 - Texas
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Does the 30 ton log splitter include everything required for assembly other then hydrolic fluid?

asked 7 months ago
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naosnp
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Northstar Expert
This log splitter comes with all parts needed to assemble a working log splitter, except for hydraulic fluid. It also does not include a log lift, lights, fenders of wedge wings.
answered 7 months ago
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NorthstarExpert13
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answer 2
Yes it does. Fluid is the only other purchase you will have to make.
answered 5 months ago
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Buddy1815
 - Louisville KY
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Available Log Lift Option

The Northstar #11954 splitter shows as having an optional hydraulic log lift item # 11953. Will this log lift fit any other Northstar log splitters such as the 30 ton splitter item# 1109?
asked 1 year ago
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Anonymous
 - Greensboro, NC
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The log lift will only work with the NorthStar 11954 and 11960 log splitters.
answered 1 year ago
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what is the towing speed?

asked 2 years, 2 months ago
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This log splitter features a maximum towing speed of 45 miles per hour.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
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NorthstarExpert11
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answer 2
The stickers on the splitter and the manual lists 45 mph.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
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NickONack
 - Concord, NC
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does this unit have a hydraulic oil filter?

asked 1 year, 8 months ago
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genesomers
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Northstar Expert
The NorthStar Horizontal/Vertical Log Splitter has a suction strainer inside of the reservoir tank, and does not require a separate filter.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
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answer 2
No it doesn't but I put one on mine. The problem with the filters is that people wouldn't change them which resulted in a lot of problems.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
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RRRZ28
 - Jonesville, Va
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Hydraulic cylinder manufacturer

Who makes the hydraulic cylinder and how do I order a seal replacement kit.
Thanks,
Dave
asked 1 year, 8 months ago
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Anonymous
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Northstar Expert
The hydraulic cylinder of the NorthStar log splitter is manufactured at a Chinese facility per NorthStar's specifications. Parts are available directly through NorthStar at 800-270-0810.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
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NorthstarExpert12
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Can this splitter come with electric start?

If so, how much more?
asked 2 years ago
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hiLee
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Northstar Expert
Unfortunately, the NorthStar 30-Ton Horizontal/Vertical Log Splitter is not available in electric start.
answered 2 years ago
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NorthstarExpert29
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Is there a 4 way attatchment available?

Or any other additional attatchments?
asked 3 years, 5 months ago
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Brian864
 - Gillette WY
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Northstar Expert
Yes, we offer wedge wings that give you 4-way splitting to save work and time! Wings bolt to wedge to process logs 3 times faster than conventional single-blade splitters. We also offer a fender kit for this unit. Please see below..
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
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answer 2
Yes they are. You have to bolt them on but I found it quicker to just split the wood twice.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
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114ham
 - Cherryville, NC
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answer 3
There is an additional attachment available that bolts onto the original wedge that makes it a 4 way.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
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odie2010
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answer 4
Yes, a real labor saving item. Easy to install only need a 3/8 hex wrench.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
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Busterbell10
 - Arkansas
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answer 5
yes it works very well
 
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answered 2 years, 3 months ago
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lumberjack523
 - mech. PA
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What is the flow rate system psi?

asked 3 years, 2 months ago
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storminnormand
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Northstar Expert
This NorthStar Log Splitter has a hydraulic system rated at 3500 PSI.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
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NorthstarExpert5
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answer 2
According to my manual, the flow rate is 11 gpm.

I've not had problems with speed or power, if that helps.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
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Diamond500
 - Bandera, TX
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It appears the 1109 log splitter does not have an oil filter. If correct, why is that? Thanks.

Log Splitter #1109
asked 2 years, 5 months ago
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Anonymous
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Northstar Expert
The NorthStar Horizontal/Vertical Log Splitter has a suction strainer inside of the reservoir tank, and does not require a separate filter.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
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NorthstarExpert29
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