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Important Safe Operation Practices WARNING! This symbol points out important safety instructions which, if not followed, could endanger the personal safety and/or property of yourself and others. Read and follow all instructions in this manual before attempting to operate this machine. Failure to comply with these instructions may result in personal injury.
Vertical Figure 2-1 Logs should be cut with square ends prior to splitting. Use log splitter in daylight or under good artificial light. Safe Handling of Gasoline To avoid personal injury or property damage use extreme care in handling gasoline. Gasoline is extremely flammable and the vapors are explosive.
If a “Statement of Origin” is required in your state, see your local dealer. Do not tow machine over 45 mph. See Transporting the Log Splitter section in this manual for proper towing instructions once all federal, local, or state requirements are met.
Safety Symbols This page depicts and describes safety symbols that may appear on this product. Read, understand, and follow all instructions on the machine before attempting to assemble and operate. Symbol WARNING! Your Responsibility—Restrict the use of this power machine to persons who read, understand and follow the warnings and instructions in this manual and on the machine.
NOTE: All references in this manual to the left or right side and front or back of the log splitter are from the operating position only. Exceptions, if any, will be specified. Unpacking & Assembling the Log Splitter TOOLS NEEDED: Safety glasses, leather gloves, wire cutters, pry bar and/or claw hammer.
The log splitter is shipped with the beam in a vertical position. Remove any bolts or straps securing the end plate to the bottom of the crate.
Cut the metal strap securing the log splitter to the bottom of the crate and remove the wood under the engine and/or any other wood, then roll the log splitter off the bottom of the shipping crate. The control handle is shipped hanging from the valve on the handle link.
Never fuel the machine indoors or while the engine is hot or running. NOTE: Your log splitter may be shipped with motor oil in the engine. You MUST check the oil level before operating. Be careful not to overfill. Gasoline can be added to the engine when the log splitter is in either the horizontal or vertical position.
Controls & Features Cylinder Tongue Jack Stand Engine Controls See the Engine Operator’s Manual for the location and function of the controls on the engine. Beam Locks These two locks, as their name suggests, are used to secure the beam in the horizontal or the vertical position. The vertical beam lock is located next to the oil filter.
Refer to the Engine Operator’s manual packed with your log splitter for instructions on starting and stopping the engine. Using the Log Splitter Operating Positions Place the log splitter on flat, dry, solid ground. Block the front and back of both wheels. See Fig. 5-1. Vertical Figure 5-1 Place the beam in either the horizontal or vertical position and lock into place.
Splitting the Wood Start the engine as instructed in the Engine Operator’s manual included with the log splitter. Place the log against the end plate and only split the wood in the direction of the grain.
Transporting the Log Splitter Lower the beam to its horizontal position. Make certain the beam is locked securely with the horizontal beam lock. Remove the spring clip and clevis pin from the jack stand. Support the tongue and pivot the jack stand up against the tongue.
Refer to the sidewall of the tire for recommended pressure. Hydraulic Fluid Check the hydraulic fluid level in the log splitter reservoir tank before each use. Maintain the fluid level within the range specified on the dipstick at all times.
Lubricate both sides of the beam (where it comes into contact with the splitting wedge), before each use, with engine oil. Off-Season Storage If the log splitter will not be used for more than 30 days, prepare it for storage as follows: WARNING!
Service Flexible Pump Coupler The flexible pump coupler is a nylon “spider” insert, located between the pump and the engine shaft. Over time, the coupler will harden and deteriorate. Replace the coupler if you detect vibration or noise coming from the area between the engine and the pump.
Troubleshooting Problem Cylinder rod will not move Slow cylinder shaft speed while extending and retracting Leaking Cylinder Cause Broken drive shaft. Shipping plugs left in hydraulic hoses. Set screws in coupling not adjusted properly. Loose shaft coupling. Gear sections damaged. Damaged relief valve.
Problem Wood will not split or wood Small gear section damaged. splits too slowly Pump check valve leaking. Excessive pump inlet vacuum. Incorrect oil level. Contaminated oil. Control valve leaking internally. Overloaded cylinder. Internally damaged cylinder. Leaking pump shaft seal Broken drive shaft.
Replacement Parts Component Phone (800) 965-4CUB to order replacement parts or a complete Parts Manual (have your full model number and serial number ready). Parts Manual downloads are also available free of charge at www.cubcadet.com. Part Number and Description 737-0348A Vented Dipstick 735-04103 Spider Bushing...
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MANUFACTURER’S LIMITED WARRANTY FOR The limited warranty set forth below is given by Cub Cadet LLC with respect to new merchandise purchased and used in the United States, its possessions and territories, and by MTD Products Limited with respect to new merchandise purchased and used in Canada and/or its territories and possessions.