RuggedMade Video Library
Our video library has essential information on the use, assembly, and safe operation of your RuggedMade product. Our library continually grows with helpful unboxing & product intro videos, tech support & how-to videos, funny and entertaining videos, and videos from real users.
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RuggedMade produces commercial grade log splitters at a price that's right for homeowners, firewood sellers, and general contractors who offer wood clearing, storm cleanup, and other tree or arborist-related services.
Our log splitter videos encompass a range of topics from product intro to assembly and operation, so you can learn about the different models we offer and be guided step-by-step when building your new RuggedSplit.
The log splitter video category also contains many more video topics that will inform, impress and maybe even surprise you!
Step-By-Step Video Guides
The Unboxing & Assembly videos we produce show you how our product arrives at your door and provide step-by-step instructions on how to assemble them.
In this category, you will find videos showing exactly what to expect when you open the box and unpack your new RuggedMade product.
Our video assembly guides are comprehensive and easy to follow. After watching, you will know exactly what it's going to take to put your equipment together.
Tech Corner videos provide helpful answers to a variety of technical questions. We cover everything from routine equipment maintenance topics to in-depth diagnostics.
Our expert product support team has created videos to assist you, whether you're looking for guidance with troubleshooting or you just want to be sure to follow our recommendations for your RuggedMade machine.
Fun, Interesting & A Little Sciency
Our Must Watch videos include things we've learned visiting interesting places, like how to make wood-fired maple syrup as well as fun experiments like our Will It Split? series.
You can also find interesting and informative videos from people in our RuggedMade community, like our friends at Cal Polytech's Engineering Department. This is also where you will find videos submitted by our RuggedMade Ambassadors and customers.
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Souped up RuggedMade Log Splitter Takes on WoodpileSKU: V-00091
Just like a vintage muscle car, RuggedMade log splitters can be souped up by installing a bigger engine and a larger pump. Watch as Jared and Joe tackle a woodpile using an RS-322 log splitter supercharged with a 420cc (15 HP) engine and a jumbo 28 GPM, 2-stage pump.
Cleaning a Honda GX CarburetorSKU: V-00090
When the carburetor is the cause of your small engine troubles, it might be time for a cleaning. Catch this video to learn how to clean the carburetor in a Honda GX engine.
Assembling the MX-9 Concrete MixerSKU: V-00089
Your new concrete mixer has arrived! Watch this video to see how to get it ready for use.
Learn How to Troubleshoot a Small EngineSKU: V-00088
Few things are more frustrating than when your small engine won't start or runs rough. Before you call it quits and bring the machine to a service shop, there are some basic troubleshooting steps you can take.
How to Split Firewood: Splitting 101SKU: V-00087
There's more than one way to split firewood. If you're new to log splitting, you'll want to brush up on some basic wood-splitting techniques to get the best results when operating your log splitter.
How to Sell Firewood: Starting Your Side HustleSKU: V-00086
Are you thinking of starting your own firewood business? Watch and listen in as Jake and Jared discuss some fundamentals that will help you get started selling firewood. They cover a lot of great topics so grab your pen and paper!
Using Plate Compactors on Asphalt MillingsSKU: V-00085
Watch as Jared and Jake test drive the lineup of RuggedMade reversible plate compactors.
How to Mark, Buck, and Split a Tree Into FirewoodSKU: V-00084
The newly felled tree is on the ground. Now, watch as Jake and Jared haul it into the woodyard for processing into sellable firewood.
How to Fell a Tree: Climbing, Cutting, and DroppingSKU: V-00083
Whether it's landing a jetliner, driving a golf ball, or felling a tree, it's always interesting to watch how the pros get it done. Watch as a professional arborist and RuggedMade brand ambassador, Jake Pollak, demonstrates how to properly rig, climb, trim, and drop a 40-foot black birch.
How to Stack and Store FirewoodSKU: V-00082
There's more than one way to stack firewood. Jared and Jake cover wood stacking techniques including how to properly load wood into firewood drying racks to improve airflow.
Meet Our First Brand AmbassadorSKU: V-00060
We're thrilled to announce RuggedMade's first brand ambassador, Jake Pollak from Dude Ranch DIY.
At Dude Ranch DIY: Log Splitter ModificationsSKU: V-00061
Check out these modifications to a RuggedMade RS-700 Series log splitter made at the Dude Ranch DIY.
Picking a Log Splitter Style: Veritical or HorizontalSKU: V-00081
When shopping for log splitters, you'll find there are two basic styles - vertical and horizontal. If you're not sure which is best for you, watch this video as Jared and jake from @Dude Ranch DIY discuss the pros and cons of each style.
Comparing RuggedMade Log Splitters with Dude Ranch DIYSKU: V-00080
Watch and listen as Jared and Jake from @Dude Ranch DIY compare three popular RuggedMade log splitters. Learn about the special features of each model and gain valuable insight to help pick the best splitter for your needs.
Best Ways to Use Log Splitter WedgesSKU: V-00079
Watch Jared and Jake (@Dude Ranch DIY) back at the farm to tackle another very common question - What are the best ways to utilize the different types of log splitter wedges?
This video shows how to use the two-way, four-way, and six-way wedges as we split some different-sized rounds. Jake has years of experience as an arborist and splitting his own firewood to burn and sell, so he has all kinds of insight into how to best split green wood vs seasoned, elm vs oak, and how to best cut down that monster log full of knots.
How to Use A Log SplitterSKU: V-00078
Want to learn the basics of operating a log splitter? In this video, we cover safety tips, starting your splitter's engine, how to operate the valves, the difference between splitting horizontally vs vertically, different types of blades, how to shut down, and much more.
How to Tow Your Log SplitterSKU: V-00077
Before you hitch up your log splitter, watch this video to learn how to tow your log splitter. From the basics to the finer points, we cover safety tips, towing hardware, and even a few pointers on how to back up without jack-knifing.
How to Adjust Return Detent on Your Log Splitter ValveSKU: V-00063
Learn how to fine-tune the return detent on your log splitter valve for smooth and efficient cylinder cycles.
Assembling the RuggedSplit 500-Series Log SplitterSKU: V-00064
See how to unbox and assemble a RuggedSplit 500-Series log splitter.
We understand some of our customers don't have internet connectivity where they build the splitter and can't stream the video while working. If you would like to download the assembly video to your device, please click here: 500 Series Assembly Video Download
At Gateway Farm: Turning Split Wood Into Maple SyrupSKU: V-00065
If you love maple syrup as much as we do, watch how the folks at the Gateway Farm use split wood to fire the boilers in the sugar house.
Split Both Ways: RuggedSplit 500-Series Log SplitterSKU: V-00066
Watch how the RuggedSplit 500-Series log splitter get the job done in both the vertical and horizontal positions.
Meet the SnowSplit 3000SKU: V-00067
Ever imagined what it would be like to work with a log splitter on skis? Winter camping gear just went to a whole new level! Check out how the RuggedMade team modified a log splitter to glide across the snow!
Will it Split? BallsSKU: V-00068
In case you are wondering, can a log splitter split a golf ball? Watch Mike attempt to split a bunch of different sports balls.
At Gateway Farm: Splitting with the 700-SeriesSKU: V-00069
Watch how a RuggedSplit 700-Series log splitter tackles the tough stuff at the Gateway Farm.
At Gateway Farm: Losing a Wheel on the RoadtripSKU: V-00070
It wouldn't be a road trip without a little adventure. See what happen's when a wheel falls off the RuggedMade trailer on the way to the Gateway Farm.
Will it Split? Frozen Watermelon and Other FruitSKU: V-00071
Who needs a Ginzu knife when you can cut fruit with a log splitter?
At Dude Ranch DIY: Tractor Mount Log Splitter InstallSKU: V-00072
Pick up some pointers on how to attach the RuggedMade 3-point hitch log splitter to a tractor.
RuggedMade Rescue: Splitting and Stacking TONS of WoodSKU: V-00073
Watch as the RuggedMade team lends a hand to turn fallen trees in a friend's yard into a TON of firewood.
At Dude Ranch DIY: Splitting with Modified 700-SeriesSKU: V-00074
There's always something fun to watch at the Dude Ranch, especially when Jake and Jared are working with the souped RuggedSplit 700-Series log splitter.
Contest Winner! Best Wood Pile PictureSKU: V-00075
If you're a wood-splitting enthusiast, you know there's something magical about a good-looking wood pile.
Using a RuggedMade Cylinder in a Cal Poly ProjectSKU: V-00076
See how agricultural students at Cal Poly used a RuggedMade cylinder on a project to build a 3-point hitch hydraulic crane.
Cylinders 101: Covering the BasicsSKU: V-00062
Get to know the basics about hydraulic cylinders, plus learn more about RuggedMade's cylinder lineup.
How to Install a Log Splitter PumpSKU: V-00059
This video shows you how to install a 2-stage hydraulic pump onto a small engine.
How to Start a Plate Compactor EngineSKU: V-00055
Directions for starting our RuggedMade plate compactors, built with the Briggs & Stratton Engine.
How to Inspect and Adjust Small Engine Valve ClearanceSKU: V-00049
In this video, we will show you how to inspect and adjust the clearance on your intake and exhaust valves on your small engine. This is also known as valve gap or valve lash. We are doing this on a Raven R420 engine, but this technique applies to many other small lawn & garden engines such as the Honda GX90, Locin, Lifan, and Harbor Freight Predator.
How to Test and Replace an Engine Starter SolenoidSKU: V-00048
In this video, we show you a simple way to test if the electric starter solenoid on your small engine is bad and how to replace it.
We are doing this on a Raven R212 engine, but this technique applies to many home & garden small engines such as Honda GX200 GX270 GX390, Loncin, Lifan, and Harbor Freight Predator.
How to Fix an Engine Starting Issue: Ignition Coil TestSKU: V-00047
If your small engine doesn't start, either with the electric or pull-start, it may not be getting spark because the ignition coil is grounded out. This video will show the steps to isolate the ignition coil from the wiring harness, ignition switch, electric start panel, and low oil shutoff.
If bypassing the electrical components mentioned above using our technique, there is an issue with one of those components. There is an additional path to ground preventing the ignition coil from generating spark. Watch the video for our recommended steps to resolve the issue.
Applies to many lawn and garden engines based on the Honda GX series, as well as most "clones," including Loncin, Lifan, Rato, Raven, and Harbor Freight Predator.
How to Replace a Log Splitter Valve: RuggedSplit 700-SeriesSKU: V-00024This Tech Corner takes you step-by-step through how to install a replacement valve on a RuggedMade 700-series log splitter. This single spool hydraulic directional control valve features a power beyond circuit that is well suited to multiple valve set-ups, which the 700-series of wood splitters have, thanks to its hydraulically powered log lift. If you are experiencing a leaky valve situation, this video will show you one option that may solve the issue.It can be a messy job, so wear hand and eye protection as you follow along at home!
Meet the RuggedMade 6-Way BladeSKU: V-00008Over the years, we've had plenty of requests for new products, but undoubtedly the product we've been asked about most is adding a 6-way blade compatible with our splitter. You asked, and we listened! Introducing the RuggedMade 6-Way Blade, the perfect complement to the standard 4-way blade and welcome addition to your blade family!In this video, we discuss the 6-way blade's measurements and how to get the most productivity out of it while also showing it in action. Nothing beats a smooth 6-way split that leaves you with 6 gorgeous pieces ready for use!
Meet the RuggedMade MH125 Plate CompactorSKU: V-00058The RuggedMade MH125 Hydraulic Reversible Vibratory Plate Compactor is heavy and powerful, and features smooth hydraulic controls for speed and convenience. Powered by a 5 HP Honda GX160 4-stroke gas engine, the MH125 is reliable and fuel efficient.
Equipped with a large 26" x 16" heavy-duty iron base plate, the MH125 produces a compaction force of 5,625 pounds per square foot and is capable of compacting soils up to 16 inches deep while traveling at up to 80 feet per minute.
Learn more about the MH125 Plate Compactor on our website here https://bit.ly/2LZKQdZ
Assembling the RuggedMade RCH780 Plate CompactorSKU: V-00041
In this video, we unbox and assemble the RuggedMade RCH780 Reversible Plate Compactor. A first look and all of the instructions you'll need to get your machine ready for use.
Assembling the Portable SawmillSKU: V-00040In this video, we will unbox the RuggedMade Portable Sawmill, and then take you through the assembly step-by-step.Portable sawmills are becoming extremely popular for the creation of quality pieces of lumber. This product can help you cut boards of different lengths.
Log Lifting Swivel 4-Claw Tong DemonstrationSKU: V-00039
Check out the RuggedMade 4-Claw Tong lifting this massive log with ease.
Log Skidding Swivel Hook and Tong DemonstrationSKU: V-00038
Take a look at the RuggedMade Swivel Hook and Tong pulling this HUGE downed tree. The Swivel Hook and Tong is available in three different jaw sizes: 17.5", 25", and the one featured in this video is the 32" model. Great for clearing and pulling logs of all sizes!
Timberjack Demonstration Using a ChainsawSKU: V-00037
The RuggedMade Timberjack is perfect for helping you lift heavy logs to the appropriate height for easy and safe chainsaw use.
Kindling Splitter DemonstrationSKU: V-00036
In this video, we take the RuggedMade Kindling Splitter out on our farm to show it in action!
Attach the RuggedMade Kindling Splitter to a log or stump and use a hammer or mallet to pound wood into kindling for your next fire.
Pickaroon DemonstrationSKU: V-00035
Take a look at how easily the RuggedMade Pickaroon snags and maneuvers logs! Give your back a break and handle logs of different sizes with the 22" and 28" length Pickaroons.
Manual Log Tong DemonstrationSKU: V-00034
Don't bend down over and over to grab logs. Let the RuggedMade Manual Log Tong do most of the work for you. Available with both 8" and 12" Jaws, the Log Tong's ergonomic design easily grips into medium and larger logs and allows you to save your back.
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