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NorthStar Horizontal/Vertical Log Splitter — 37-Ton, 270cc Honda GX270 Engine

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NorthStar Horizontal/Vertical Log Splitter — 37-Ton, 270cc Honda GX270 Engine

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  • Honda commercial GX270 series engine with cast iron cylinder sleeve, low oil shutdown and steel fuel tank
  • American-made Concentric pump and Brand™ valve
  • Heavy-duty steel-reinforced hose
  • NorthStar hydraulic cylinder with premium Halite seals
  • Auto throttle control to save fuel, reduce noise and prolong engine life
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Product Summary

This NorthStar® Horizontal/Vertical Log Splitter's multi-patented design gives you premium components and exclusive features that let you save time, increase performance and work effectively. You can count on NorthStar to bring strength, durability and innovation every time. The backbone of this log splitter is an industrial-strength I-beam with heavy plate steel reinforcement. The patented wedge design, made with alloy steel, maintains consistent split and has a unique curve that reduces initial contact area for maximum penetrating force. Add the optional NorthStar Wedge Wings (Item# 110910, sold separately) to make each stroke more efficient. Auto-return wedge saves time and effort when splitting.
The premium hydraulic system is protected by a quad filtering system that uses four different components to protect the hydraulic system from contaminants. Large hydraulic oil reservoir allows fluid to cool, reducing wear and allowing fluid to last longer. Slide-action self-leveling pivot makes it simple to switch between horizontal and vertical split. Designed to be easy to use in both orientations. Some assembly required.

What's Included
  •  (1) Log splitter
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Ultimate Performance

Ultimate Performance

Handles the Toughest Jobs

You'll never have an easier time tackling the toughest splitting jobs than you will with this NorthStar Horizontal/Vertical Log Splitter. It has a Concentric™ hydraulic pump that can sense when it is or isn't piercing a log and automatically adjusts flow and pressure accordingly, reducing travel time and increasing productivity.

Rugged and Easy to Maneuver

We know that there are times in life when you're going to have to go where the work is. The NorthStar Horizontal/Vertical Log Splitter has a two-inch ball coupler, an adjustable jack with oversized wheel, high-speed tires and fenders to make getting to and from the woodpile quick and easy.

Fuel-Efficient, High Output Honda Engine

When it comes to small engines, there aren't any names better than Honda. That's why we put a Honda GX270 engine on our log splitter. This engine packs a punch and has an exclusive idle down feature that saves fuel and reduces noise while you load the next log. Lower noise levels, lower vibration and lower emissions. Its design gives you better fuel economy.

Superior Engineering

Built to be the Best

At NorthStar, we think our log splitters are better than the sum of their parts. When you take a look at the high-quality components in our log splitters, that's really saying something. We use a two-stage Concentric pump that can deliver the same amount of pressure as a single-stage pump, but uses less horsepower. That saves the engine from wear and tear and keeps you splitting longer. That’s what we call precision engineering.

Premium Hydraulic Filtration

We know how much you rely on your equipment working properly. That's why we gave the Horizontal/Vertical Log Splitter an exclusive premium Quad Filtration System. This system uses a four-step process to protect and prolong the life of the log splitter's hydraulic system components. These components include a 100 mesh suction strainer pre-filter, a 40 micron breather, and a 10 micron return line filter that can removes particles that are smaller than a human eye can see. The magnetic drain plug and tank baffling attract metal shavings and particles, preventing them from flowing through the hydraulic system.

Fully Equipped

When you get a NorthStar log splitter, you know you're getting a tool you can rely on. The backbone of this log splitter is a durable, long-lasting industrial-grade I-beam. To make your job easier, the log splitter has bolt-on cradles that centers logs on the wedge and prevents them from rolling off the beam. When you need to split a log that is too large to lift onto the beam, converting to vertical splitting is as easy as pulling a pin.

Superior Engineering
Proven Quality

Proven Quality

Unparalleled Testing

No one builds better log splitters and no one tests log splitters more than Northern Tool + Equipment engineers. We put each NorthStar log splitter component through a series of extensive, real-world procedures in our Faribault, MN, testing facility and in the field. Before you put your log splitter to the test for the first time, you can feel confident that we already have.

Setting the Standard for Over 30 Years

From the very beginning, our goal was simple: Build the best log splitters on the market. The result—NorthStar log splitters outclass the competition in every category: quality, performance, reliability and value. NorthStar has set the standard for over three decades. Professionals and do-it-yourselfers trust the superior quality of NorthStar to get the job done right the first time, every time.

The NorthStar Advantage

Dependable Warranty

NorthStar log splitters are built to last. To give you extra peace of mind, we stand behind our product with a 4-year consumer limited warranty, 1 year commercial limited warranty, and 3 year Honda GX engine warranty.

Guaranteed Satisfaction

Shop in complete confidence, knowing Northern Tool + Equipment protects your investment and is ready to provide you with the assistance and helpful resources you need.

Superior Service and Support

Should you ever need service or support, NorthStar's field-trained technical staff is ready to help, only a phone call or email away. For convenience, our professional in-store service department performs all repairs on site. Replacement parts are stocked at our Northern Tool + Equipment warehouse and ready to ship the same day your order is received.

Limited Warranty

Features + Benefits

Features for NorthStar Horizontal/Vertical Log Splitter — 37-Ton, 270cc Honda GX270 Engine
  • Honda commercial GX270 series engine with cast iron cylinder sleeve, low oil shutdown and steel fuel tank
  • American-made Concentric pump and Brand™ valve
  • Heavy-duty steel-reinforced hose
  • NorthStar hydraulic cylinder with premium Halite seals
  • Auto throttle control to save fuel, reduce noise and prolong engine life
  • Includes patented wedge system with log stripper to clear logs from retracting wedge
  • Engine guard protects against falling logs and debris
  • Heavy-duty log tables prevent logs from rolling off when split
  • Adjustable jack with oversized wheels and 2in. coupler
Key Specs
Item# 1131
Brand NorthStar
Manufacturer's Warranty 4 year limited warranty
Ship Weight 625.0 lbs
Product Type Horizontal/vertical splitter
Ram Force (Tons) 37
Max. Log Size L x W (in.) 25 x 16
Continuous Force (Tons) 34.3
Engine Honda GX270
Engine Displacement (cc) 270
Gross Torque 13.1 ft.-lbs. at 2,500 RPM
Low Oil Shutdown Yes
Wedge 8 1/2 in.H
Cycle Time (sec.) 14
Automatic Cylinder Return Yes
Cylinder 5 in. x 24 in.
Pump 16 GPM
Max. PSI 3,500
Oil Reservoir (gal.) 9
Fuel Capacity (gal.) 1.4
Hoses High pressure w/wire braid
Log Cradle Yes
Log Lift No
Jack Stand Yes
Ball Coupler (in.) 2
Tire Size 8 in.
Lights No
Fenders Included
Pre-assembled Assembly required
Dimensions L x W x H (in.) 90 x 45 x 45

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Product Type Horizontal splitter Horizontal splitter Horizontal/vertical splitter Horizontal/vertical splitter Horizontal/vertical splitter
Ram Force (Tons) 42 37 37 37 24
Max. Log Size L x W (in.) 31 x 24 31 x 24 25 x 16 25 x 16 25 x 16
Continuous Force (Tons) 42 34.3 34.3 34.3 21.9
Engine
Honda GX630 Honda GX390 Honda GX390 Honda GX270 Honda GX160
Engine Displacement (cc)
688 390 390 270 160
Gross Torque
35.6 ft.-lbs. at 2,500 RPM 19 1/2 ft. lbs. at 2,500 lbs. 19 1/2 ft. lbs. at 2,500 lbs. 13.1 ft.-lbs. at 2,500 RPM 7.6 ft. lbs. at 2,500 RPM
Low Oil Shutdown
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Wedge Adjustable 13 in.–42 in. H x 13 in. W 4-way wedge 12 in.H 8 1/2 in. H 8 1/2 in.H 8 1/2in.H
Cycle Time (sec.)
14 13 14 14 13
Automatic Cylinder Return Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cylinder
6 in. x 30 in. 5 in. x 30 in. 5 in. x 24 in. 5 in. x 24 in. 4 in. x 24 in.
Pump 28 GPM 16 GPM 16 GPM 16 GPM 11 GPM
Max. PSI
3,000 3,500 3,500 3,500 3,500
Oil Reservoir (gal.) 30 21 15 9 8
Fuel Capacity (gal.)
4 1.6 1.6 1.4 0.83
Hoses High pressure w/wire braid High pressure w/wire braid High pressure w/wire braid High pressure w/wire braid High pressure w/wire braid
Log Cradle Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Log Lift Hydraulic Hydraulic No No No
Jack Stand Yes Leg Yes Yes Yes
Ball Coupler (in.) 2 2 2 2 2
Tire Size 15 in. 12 in. 12 in. 8 in. 8 in.
Lights Yes Yes Yes No No
Fenders
Yes Yes Yes Included Yes
Pre-assembled Yes Yes No Assembly required Assembly required
Dimensions L x W x H (in.)
122 x 76 1/4 x 52 113 x 63 x 42 92 1/2 x 45 x 48 90 x 45 x 45 90 x 45 x 45