Oregon intros Kinetic Log Splitter

September 28, 2016 -  By

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Oregon expanded its lineup of log splitters with the addition of the Kinetic Log Splitter.

The new log splitter features two, precision-balanced, 70-pound flywheels spinning at 325 rpm to create and store kinetic energy. A pinion gear system applies that stored energy from the flywheels and drives the log through the wedge in roughly 2-3 seconds with minimal to no kickback, according to the company.

“We designed this product with the professional in mind,” said Josh Huffman, director of global product marketing for Outdoor Power Equipment at Oregon. “The Kinetic Log Splitter provides three main advantages. First and most importantly, operators save time and effort. The speed and efficiency of the design are perfect for users who value time and reduced effort. Secondly, the system requires no hydraulic fluid, eliminating the need for hydraulic maintenance and the potential for leaks. Finally, the splitter simply helps operators work more efficiently by providing a quick, clean split while creating less wood-waste debris.”

The splitter can be towed on the highway with its 2-inch ball coupler and safety chains. The 32-inch-wide work table allows easy access to rounds and re-splits from either side, while the stow-away retractable tongue makes loading and unloading easy, the company said.

Powered by a Kohler SH265 engine, the splitter features a 6-inch wedge and the entire machine sits on 4-inch-by-8-inch, road-towable tires, rated at 45 mph. The Kinetic Log Splitter is available from authorized Oregon log splitter dealers.

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