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28-Ton Horizontal/Vertical Gas Log Splitter (RS-528)

SKU: 48-563-528-RT06EC-13

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4-Way Blade Included, Push-Through or Tip-Up

RuggedMade 28-ton log splitter with horizontal / vertical configuration offers your choice of a 212cc or 310cc Raven engine featuring convenient electric start. It is also available with a 187cc Honda GC190 pull-start engine. With a 4.5-inch welded cylinder and a 24-inch stroke you can tackle logs up to two feet (24 inches) in diameter. With cycle time of 14 seconds for those big logs, 12 seconds for 20" diameter logs, you can power through jobs in no time. RuggedMade wood splitters are tough, dependable, and affordable. You won't find a better log splitter with the same included accessories at a price the average homeowner can afford. We use high-grade steel hardware in all our log splitters, including steel reinforced hoses and heavy-duty steel fittings. Our wood splitters are built to withstand the high pressures, force and power they deliver to your jobs. RuggedMade wood splitters are proven to stand the test of time, and we stand behind our product 100%. We've engineered log splitters to be easy to assemble, transport, and use. Our job is to make it easy for you to tackle the tough stuff, cord after cord, season after season. Not sure what log splitter is right for you? See our Log Splitter Buying Guide.

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RuggedMade log splitters feature commercial grade design and construction at a price the average homeowner can afford. Precision laser-cut steel; strong, solid welds throughout; and powder coating for long-lasting protection, all mean our wood splitters will stand the test of time. We only use steel reinforced hoses; heavy-duty steel fittings; and steel grade hardware, all utilized to withstand the high pressures, force and power our splitters provide. We stand behind our product 100%, because we know we have engineered a firewood splitter that you can rely on, cord after cord, season after season.

The RS-528 is a tip-up design; the blade pushes against a foot plate that is welded to the end of the beam. The welded 4.5 x 24 cylinder's 2.25-inch rod has a solid steel blade (wedge) attachment with removable 4-way blades, that pushes logs against a foot plate that is welded to the end of the beam. The solid steel i-beam frame easily tilts from horizontal to vertical position to split large and heavy logs on the ground. The folding support legs lock into position and out of the way.

Ergonomics & Speed

After many years in the business listening to our customers and conducting extensive testing, we have created the most convenient wood splitters available. No more leaning over to work - the waist height beam takes all the strain out of your back. The optional work table is covered with a solid sheet of steel to slide partial rounds off to the side while you split. There is no need to straddle the wheel and tank to reach the single-spool valve with auto-return detent, which is located up high on top of the cylinder and protected by a sturdy solid steel log knock-off (log stripper).

The huge 2.5-inch rod makes for a rapid return stroke, reducing overall cycle time. Big, free-flowing 3/4 inch ports on the cylinder connected by 3/4 inch hoses to 3/4 inch ports on the valves mean there are no bottlenecks in the hydraulic system.


The splitter is powered by a tough 212cc pull or electric start Raven engine, or choose the 187cc Honda GC190 engine. Both are mated to a heavy-duty 13GPM 2-stage pump. If you want even more speed, choose the Raven 310cc electric start engine paired with an high-capacity 16GPM 2-stage pump.

Splits logs up to 24 inches in diameter. 4-way blades should be removed when splitting logs with knots, unseasoned hardwoods, and when splitting logs that do not have straight grain. This splitter is so powerful that attempting to split oversize logs, unseasoned hardwood, and logs with large knots with the 4-way blades may damage splitter.

Find the Right Tool for the Job with our Buyer's Guide

To help customers understand the finer points of the varying types of wood & log splitters, we've built this log splitter buyer's guide to make sure you get the right tool for the job! This guide details all the things you never knew about what types of splitters work best for hard or soft woods, pull start and electric start splitters, horizontal vs vertical, and much more!

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SKU 48-563-528-RT06EC-13
Ram Force (Tons) 28
Style Horizontal/Vertical
Stroke (in.) 24
Series RS-500
Engine Option 1 187cc (6.5hp) Honda GC190 w/ Pull Start
Engine Option 2 212cc (6.5hp) Raven, OHV, 4-Stroke w/ Pull & Electric Start
Engine Option 3 301cc (10hp) Raven, OHV, 4-stroke w/ Pull & Electric Start
Pump (GPM) 13 (2-Stage, Hi-Low)
Valve Single Spool with Auto-return Detent
Hydraulic Fluid Tank Capacity (gal.) 8
Hydraulic Fluid Type AW-32 10-Weight (ISO 32) or AW-46 20-Weight (ISO 46)
Cycle Time (sec.) 12
Cylinder Dimensions (in.) 4.5 (cylinder ID) x 24 (stroke length) x 2.25 (rod OD)
Max Log Length (in.) 24
Max Log Diameter (in.) 24
L x W x H (in.) 87 x 50 x 45
Shipping Weight (lbs) 690
Warranty 1 year parts

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