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Safety â¢ Assembly â¢ Operation â¢ Adjustments â¢ Maintenance â¢ Troubleshooting â¢ Parts Lists â¢ Warranty OPERATORâS MANUAL Log Splitter â Model 570 IMPORTANT READ SAFETY RULES AND INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE OPERATION Warning : This unit is equipped with an internal combustion engine and should not be used on or near any unimproved forest - covered , brush - covered or grass - covered land unless the engineâs exhaust system is equipped with a spark arrester meeting applicable local or state laws ( if any ) . If a spark arrester is used , it should be maintained in effective working order by the operator . In the State of California the above is required by law ( Section 4442 of the California Public Resources Code ) . Other states may have similar laws . Federal laws apply on federal lands . A spark arrester for the muffler is available through your nearest engine authorized service dealer or contact the service department , P.O . Box 361131 Cleveland , Ohio 44136 - 0019 . FORM NO . 769 - 01688A MTD LLC , P.O . BOX 361131 CLEVELAND , OHIO 44136 - 0019 PRINTED IN U.S.A 06 / 19 / 2006
This Operatorâs Manual is an important part of your new log splitter . It will help you assemble , prepare and maintain the unit for best performance . Please read and understand what it says . Table of Contents Safety Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 3 Maintaining Your Log Splitter . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 1 Safe Operation Practices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 4 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 16 Setting Up Your Log Splitter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 6 Illustrated Parts List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 18 Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Back Operating Your Log Splitter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 8 Cover Finding and Recording Model Number BEFORE YOU START ASSEMBLING STOP YOUR NEW EQUIPMENT Please locate the model plate on the equipment and copy the information to the sample model plate provided to the right . You can locate the model plate by standing behind the unit and looking down at the hydraulic tank . This information will be MTD LLC P . O . BOX 36113136 necessary to use the web site or obtain assistance from your CLEVELAND , OH 441 www.whiteoutdoor.com White Outdoor dealer . DEALER LOCATOR PHONE NUMBER : 800 - 949 - 4483 Please do NOT return the unit to the retailer from which it was purchased , without first contacting Customer Support . Customer Support If you have difficulty assembling this product or have any questions regarding the controls , operation , or maintenance of this unit , you can seek help from the experts . To reach a local White Outdoor dealer or retailer , visit www.whiteoutdoor.com or or phone our Customer Support line at ( 800 ) - 949 - 4483 . Engine Information The engine manufacturer is responsible for all engine - related issues with regard to performance , power - rating , specifications , warranty and service . Please refer to the engine manufacturerâs Ownerâs / Operatorâs Manual packed separately with your unit for more information .
Safety Labels Found On Your Log Splitter 1 Safety Labels WARNING DO NOT remove safety ( or any ) labels from log splitter for any reason . 3
WARNING : Engine Exhaust , some of its constituents , and certain vehicle compo - nents contain or emit chemicals known to State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm . DANGER : This machine was built to be operated according to the rules for safe operation in this manual . As with any type of power equipment , carelessness or error on the part of the operator can Safe result in serious injury . This machine is capable of amputating hands and feet and throwing objects . Failure to observe the following safety instructions could result in serious injury or death . Operation 12 . Keep the operator zone and adjacent area clear for Practices General Practices safe , secure footing . 1 . Read , understand , and follow all instructions on the 13 . If your machine is equipped with an internal com - machine and in the manual ( s ) before attempting bustion engine and it is intended for use near any to assemble and operate . Keep this manual in a unimproved forest , brush , or grass covered land , safe place for future and regular reference and for the engine exhaust should be equipped with a spark ordering replacement parts . arrester . Make sure you comply with applicable local , 2 . Be familiar with all controls and proper operation . state , and federal codes . Take appropriate firefighting Know how to stop the machine and disengage them equipment with you . quickly . 14 . This machine should be used for splitting wood only , 3 . Never allow children under 16 years to operate this do not use it for any other purpose . machine . Children , 16 years and over , should read WARNING 15 . Follow the instructions in the manual ( s ) provided with and understand instructions and safety rules in this any attachment ( s ) for this machine . manual and should be trained and supervised by a This symbol points parent . out important safety Preparation 4 . Never allow adults to operate this machine without instructions which , if 1 . Always wear safety shoes or heavy boots . proper instruction . not followed , could 2 . Always wear safety glasses or safety goggles during 5 . Many accidents occur when more than one person endanger the personal operating this machine . operates the machine . If a helper is assisting in load - safety and / or property 3 . Never wear jewelry or loose clothing that might ing logs , never activate the control until the helper is become entangled in moving or rotating parts of the of yourself and others . a minimum of 10 feet from the machine . machine . Read and follow all 6 . Keep bystanders , helpers , pets , and children at least 4 . Make sure machine is on level surface before operat - instructions in this man - 20 feet from the machine while it is in operation . ing . ual before attempting to 7 . Never allow anyone to ride on this machine . e - 5 . Always block machine to prevent unintended mov operate this machine . 8 . Never transport cargo on this machine . ment , and lock in either horizontal or vertical position . Failure to comply with 9 . Hydraulic log splitters develop high fluid pressures 6 . Always operate this machine from the operator these instructions may during operation . Fluid escaping through a pin hole zone ( s ) specified in the manual . opening can penetrate your skin and cause blood result in personal injury . 7 . Logs should be cut with square ends prior to splitting . poisoning , gangrene , or death . Give attention to the When you see this following instructions at all times : 8 . Use log splitter in daylight or under good artificial light . symbol - a . Do not check for leaks with your hand . 9 . To avoid personal injury or property damage use HEED ITS WARNING b . Do not operate machine with frayed , kinked , extreme care in handling gasoline . Gasoline is cracked , or damaged hoses , fitting , or tubing . extremely flammable and the vapors are explosive . c . Stop the engine and relieve hydraulic system Serious personal injury can occur when gasoline is Your pressure before changing or adjusting fittings , spilled on yourself or your clothes which can ignite . Responsibility hoses , tubing , or other system components . Wash your skin and change immediately . d . Do not adjust the pressure settings of the pump or Restrict the use a . Use only an approved gasoline container . valve . of this power machine b . Extinguish all cigarettes , cigars , pipes , and other 10 . Leaks can be detected by passing cardboard or sources of ignition . to persons who read , wood , while wearing protective gloves and safety c . Never fuel machine indoors . understand glasses , over the suspected area . Look for discolor - d . Never remove gas cap or add fuel while the engine ation of cardboard or wood . and follow the warnings is hot or running . 11 . If injured by escaping fluid , see a doctor immediately . and instructions e . Allow engine to cool at least two minutes before Serious infection or reaction can develop if proper refueling . in this manual . medical treatment is not administered immediately . 4
15 . This machine should not be towed on any street , f . Never overfill the fuel tank . Fill tank to no more highway or public road without checking the existing than 1 / 2 inch below bottom of filler neck to provide federal , state , or local vehicle requirements . Any space for fuel expansion . licensing or modifications such as taillights , etc . , g . Replace gasoline cap and tighten securely . needed to comply , is the sole responsibility of the h . If gasoline is spilled , wipe it off the engine and equipment . move machine to another area . Wait 5 purchaser . If a â Statement of Origin â is required in minutes before starting the engine . your state , see your local dealer . i . Never store the machine or fuel container inside 16 . Do not tow machine faster than 45mph . Safe where there is an open flame , spark or pilot light as 17 . See Transporting the Log Splitter section in this on a water heater , space heater , furnace , clothes dryer or other gas appliances . manual for proper towing instructions once all Operation j . Allow machine to cool 5 minutes before storing . federal , local , or state requirements are met . Operation Maintenance and Storage Practices 1 . Before starting this machine , review the â Safety 1 . Stop the engine , disconnect the spark plug and Instructions â . Failure to follow these rules may result in ground it against the engine before cleaning , or serious injury to the operator or bystanders . inspecting the machine . 2 . Never leave this machine unattended with the engine 2 . Stop the engine and relieve hydraulic system running . pressure before repairing or adjusting fittings , hoses , tubing , or other system components . 3 . Do not operate machine while under the influence of alcohol , drugs , or medication . 3 . To prevent fires , clean debris and chaff from the engine and muffler areas . If the engine is equipped 4 . Never allow anyone to operate this machine without with a spark arrester muffler , clean and inspect it proper instruction . regularly according to manufacturers instructions . 5 . Always operate this machine with all safety equipment Replace if damaged . WARNING in place and working . Make sure all controls are 4 . Periodically check that all nuts and bolts , hose properly adjusted for safe operation . This symbol points clamps , and hydraulic fittings are tight to be sure 6 . Do not change the engine governor settings or equipment is in safe working condition . out important safety overspeed the engine . The governor controls the 5 . Check all safety guards and shields to be sure maximum safe operating speed of the engine . instructions which , if they are in the proper position . Never operate with not followed , could 7 . When loading a log , always place your hands on the safety guards , shields , or other protective features sides of the log , not on the ends , and never use your endanger the personal removed . foot to help stabilize a log . Failure to do so , may result safety and / or property 6 . The pressure relief valve is preset at the factory . Do in crushed or amputated fingers , toes , hand , or foot . of yourself and others . not adjust the valve . 8 . Use only your hand to operate the controls . Read and follow all 7 . Never attempt to move this machine over hilly or 9 . Never attempt to split more than one log at a time instructions in this man - uneven terrain without a tow vehicle or adequate unless the ram has fully extended and a second log is ual before attempting to help . needed to complete the separation of the first log . operate this machine . 8 . For your safety , replace all damaged or worn parts 10 . For logs which are not cut square , the least square Failure to comply with immediately with original equipment manufacturerâs end and the longest portion of the log should be ( O.E.M . ) parts only . â Use of parts which do not meet these instructions may placed toward the beam and wedge , and the square the original equipment specifications may lead to end placed toward the end plate . result in personal injury . improper performance and compromise safety ! â When you see this 11 . When splitting in the vertical position , stabilize the log 9 . Do not alter this machine in any manner , alterations before moving the control . Split as follows : symbol - such as attaching a rope or extension to the control HEED ITS WARNING a . Place log on the end plate and turn until it leans handle , or adding to the width or height of the wedge against the beam and is stable . may result in personal injury . b . When splitting extra large or uneven logs , the log must be stabilized with wooden shims or split wood Your Your Responsibility between the log and end plate or ground . Responsibility Restrict the use of this power machine to persons who 12 . Always keep fingers away from any cracks that open read , understand and follow the warnings and instruc - Restrict the use in the log while splitting . They can quickly close and tions in this manual and on the machine . Always follow pinch or amputate your fingers . of this power machine directions on safety labels found on your equipment . 13 . Keep your work area clean . Immediately remove split to persons who read , wood around the machine so you do not stumble over understand it . and follow the warnings 14 . Never move this machine while the engine is running . and instructions in this manual . 5
WARNING : Use extreme caution unpacking this machine . Some components are very heavy and will require additional people or mechanical 3 handling equipment . NOTE : All references in this manual to the left or right Setting Up side of the log splitter is from the operating position only . Exceptions , if any , will be specified . Your Log Assembling the Tongue Splitter Attaching the Jack Stand The jack stand is shipped in the transport position . 1 . Remove the spring clip and clevis pin and pivot the jack stand towards the ground to the operating position . Figure 3 - 1 2 . Secure the jack stand in position with the clevis pin and spring clip . See Figure 3 - 1 . WARNING Attaching the Tongue 1 . With the log splitter still standing upright , remove two hex bolts and hex nuts from the tank bracket . See Use extreme cau - Figure 3 - 2 . tion unpacking this machine . Some 2 . Align the holes in the tongue with the holes in the tank bracket and secure with hardware just removed . See components are very Figure 3 - 2 . heavy and will require additional people or NOTE : High pressure hose must be above the tongue mechanical handling assembly . equipment . Connecting Cylinder to Beam The log splitter is shipped with the beam in the vertical position . 1 . Pull out the vertical beam lock , rotate it back , and pivot the beam to the horizontal position until it locks . See Figure 3 - 3 . Figure 3 - 2 . Disconnect the dislodger from the beam weld bracket by removing the six hex screws . See Figure 3 - 4 . NOTE : All references in this manual to the left or right side of the log splitter is from the B operating position only . Exceptions , if any , will be specified . 2 1 A Figure 3 - 3 Figure 3 - 4 6
3 . Disconnect the log cradle from the beam on the side of the control valve . See Figure 3 - 5 . 4 . Lift and slide the cylinder up to the top of beam and into the weld brackets . See Figure 3 - 6 . 3 5 . Attach the dislodger over the wedge assembly and secure with hardware , previously removed , to the weld brackets . Setting Up NOTE : Once the six hex screws are tightened , there Your Log may be a slight gap between the dislodger and the weld brackets . This gap is normal . Splitter 6 . Reattach the log cradle to the side of the beam with the control valve , aligning the ends of the cradle with the beam flanges . 7 . Roll log splitter off the bottom crate . Preparing the Log Splitter Figure 3 - 5 1 . Lubricate the beam area ( where the splitting wedge will slide ) with engine oil ; do not use grease . 2 . Remove vented reservoir dipstick , which is located in WARNING front of the engine on top of the reservoir tank . See Figure 3 - 7 . Much of the original IMPORTANT : The log splitter may have been shipped fluid has been drawn and primed with hydraulic fluid in the reservoir tank . into the cylinder and However , you MUST check the fluid level before operat - hoses . Make certain to ing . If not filled , proceed with the following steps : 3 . Fill the reservoir tank with hydraulic fluid included with refill the reservoir to this unit ( if equipped ) or approved fluids which include prevent damage to the Dexron Â® III / Mercon Â® III automatic transmission fluid , hydraulic pump . a 10 Weight AW hydraulic oil or Pro - Mix â¢ AW - 32 Hydraulic Oil . 4 . Check fluid level using the dipstick . See Figure 3 - 7 . Do not overfill . Figure 3 - 6 5 . Replace vented dipstick securely , tightening it until the top of the threads are flush with top of the pipe . 6 . Disconnect the spark plug and prime the pump by pulling the recoil starter as far as it will go . Repeat IMPORTANT : approximately 10 times . The log splitter may 7 . Reconnect the spark plug wire and start engine have been shipped and following instructions in the OPERATION section . primed with hydraulic 8 . Use control handle to engage the wedge to the fluid in the reservoir farthest extended position . Then retract the wedge . tank . If not , proceed 9 . Refill tank as specified on the dipstick . with the following steps : NOTE : Failure to refill the tank will void unitâs warranty . 10 . Extend and retract the wedge 12 complete cycles to remove trapped air in the system ( the system is NOTE : Some fluid may â self - bleeding â ) . overflow from the vent 11 . Refill reservoir within range marked on the dipstick . plug as the system builds heat and the WARNING : Much of the original Figure 3 - 7 fluid expands and fluid has been drawn into the cylinder NOTE : Some fluid may overflow from the vent plug as seeks a balanced level . and hoses . Make certain to refill the the system builds heat and the fluid expands and seeks reservoir to prevent damage to the a balanced level . hydraulic pump . 7
Know Your Log Splitter 4 Cylinder Operating Control Handle Log Your Log Dislodger Wedge Splitter Beam Assembly Tongue Jack Stand WARNING Log Cradle Vertical Beam Lock Tail Light IMPORTANT ( If Equipped ) Your log splitter is shipped with motor oil in the engine . However , you MUST check the oil level before operat - ing . Be careful not to overfill . Horizontal Beam Lock Vertical Beam Lock Figure 4 - 1 Beam Locks Engine Controls These two locks , as their name suggests , are used See the accompanying engine manual for the location to secure the beam in the horizontal or the vertical and function of the controls on the engine . position . The vertical beam lock is located next to the oil filter . The horizontal beam lock is located on the beam support latch bracket . See Figure 4 - 1 . 8
Control Handle The control handle has three positions . See Figure 4 - 2 . â¢ FORWARD : Move control handle FORWARD or DOWN to move wedge to split wood . 4 NOTE : Control handle will return to neutral position as To ereturn soon as handle is released . ( Forward Position only ) wedg Operating NEUTRAL : Release the control handle or move the â¢ lever to neutral position to stop the wedge movement . Neutral Your Log To stope â¢ REVERSE : Move control handle BACK or UP to return wedg the wedge toward the cylinder . The control handle Splitter stays in the return ( Reverse ) position and returns to neutral automatically when fully retracted . To split wood NOTE : Reverse position may also be operated back to neutral position manually , if necessary . Figure 4 - Stopping Engine IMPORTANT : Your log splitter is shipped with motor oil 1 . Move throttle control handle to STOP or OFF position . in the engine . However , you MUST check the oil level before operating . Be careful not to overfill . 2 . Turn off the engine switch , if so equipped . 3 . Disconnect spark plug wire and ground against the WARNING NOTE : Gasoline can be added to the engine when the engine to prevent unintended starting . log splitter is in either the horizontal or vertical position . Read , understand , and However , there are less obstructions when the unit is in IMPORTANT : Your log splitter may be shipped with motor follow all instructions the vertical position . oil in the engine . You MUST check the oil level before and warnings on the operating . Be careful not to overfill . machine and in this Starting Engine manual before operat - 1 . Attach spark plug wire to spark plug . Make certain ing . WARNING : Read , understand , and the metal cap on the end of the spark plug wire is follow all instructions and warnings on fastened securely over metal tip of the spark plug . the machine and in this manual before Wear leather work 2 . Turn fuel valve , if equipped , to the ON position . operating . gloves , safety shoes , 3 . Move choke lever , if equipped , to CHOKE position . ear protection , and 4 . If the engine is equipped with a primer , follow safety glasses when WARNING : Wear leather work gloves , instructions in the engine manual to prime it . operating a log splitter . safety shoes , ear protection , and safety 5 . Turn the throttle control handle to the FAST position . Ensure safe footing . glasses when operating a log splitter . 6 . Grasp starter handle and pull rope out slowly until Ensure safe footing . engine reaches start of compression cycle ( rope will Use extreme care when pull slightly harder at this point ) . handling gasoline . 7 . Pull rope with a rapid , full arm stroke . Keep firm grip Gas and Oil Fill - Up Gasoline is extremely on starter handle . Let rope rewind slowly . Repeat 1 . Service the engine with gasoline and oil as instructed flammable and the until engine cranks . in the engine manual packed with your log splitter . vapors are explosive . 8 . After engine starts , move choke lever ( if equipped ) Read instructions carefully . Never fuel machine to OFF position . Place throttle lever to the speed indoors or while the desired . engine is hot or run - WARNING : Use extreme care when han - 9 . In cold weather , run wedge up or down beam 6 to 8 ning . dling gasoline . Gasoline is extremely times to circulate the hydraulic fluid . flammable and the vapors are explosive . Never fuel machine indoors or while the When starting a warm engine is hot or running . WARNING : When starting a warm engine , the muffler and engine , the muffler and surrounding surrounding areas are areas are hot and can cause a burn . hot and can cause a Do not touch . burn . Do not touch . 9
Control Handle 1 . Move control handle FORWARD or DOWN to split wood . 2 . Release the control handle to stop the wedge move - 4 ment . 3 . Move control handle BACK or UP to return the wedge . Operating Log Dislodger The log dislodger is designed to remove any partially Your Log split wood from the wedge . This may occur while splitting large diameter wood or freshly cut wood . Splitter WARNING : Never remove partially split wood from the wedge with your hands . Fingers may become trapped between split wood . 1 . To remove partially split wood from wedge , move control handle to REVERSE position until wedge is fully retracted to allow split wood portion to contact the log dislodger . WARNING 2 . Once removed from wedge with log dislodger , split wood from opposite end or in another location . Figure 4 - 3 Never remove partially Vertical Position 1 . Pull the horizontal beam lock out to release the beam split wood from the Before Each Use and pivot the beam to the vertical position . wedge with your 1 . Remove the dipstick and check hydraulic fluid level . Refill if necessary . Approved fluids include Dexron Â® hands . Fingers may be - 2 . To lock the beam in the vertical position , pull out III / Mercon Â® III automatic transmission fluid , a on the vertical beam lock and rotate it to secure the come trapped between 10 Weight AW hydraulic oil or Pro - Mix â¢ AW - 32 beam . See Figure 4 - 1 . split wood . Hydraulic Oil . 3 . Stand in front of the unit to operate the control handle 2 . Check engine oil level . Refill if necessary . and to stabilize the log . See Figure 4 - 3 . 3 . Fill up gasoline if necessary . Horizontal Position 4 . Lubricate the beam area where splitting wedge will 1 . Pull the vertical beam lock out and rotate it down . See slide with engine oil . Do not use grease to lubricate . Figure 4 - 1 . Pivot beam to the horizontal position . The Make sure to lubricate both the front and the back of beam will lock automatically in horizontal position . the beam face . 2 . Stand behind the reservoir tank to operate control 5 . Attach spark plug wire to the spark plug . handle and to stabilize the log . Using the Log Splitter Operating Tips 1 . Place the log splitter on level , dry ground . Always : 2 . Place the beam in either the horizontal or vertical 1 . Use clean fluid and check fluid level regularly . position and lock in place with the appropriate 2 . Use an approved hydraulic fluid . Approved fluids locking rod . include Dexron Â® III / Mercon Â® III automatic transmis - 3 . Block the front and back of both wheels . sion fluid , a 10 Weight AW hydraulic oil or Pro - Mix â¢ AW - 32 Hydraulic Oil . 4 . Place the log against the end plate and only split wood in the direction of the grain . 3 . Use a filter ( clean or replace regularly ) . 5 . To stabilize the log , place your hand only on sides of 4 . Use a breather cap on fluid reservoir . log . Never place hand on the end between the log 5 . Make sure pump is mounted and aligned properly . and the splitting wedge . 6 . Only one adult should stabilize the log and operate the control handle , so the operator has full control over the log and the splitting wedge . 10
6 . Use a flexible â spider â type coupling between engine and pump drive shafts . 7 . Keep hoses clear and unblocked . 8 . Bleed air out of hoses before operating . 4 9 . Flush and clean hydraulic system before restarting after servicing . 10 . Use â pipe dope â on all hydraulic fittings . Operating 11 . Allow time for warm - up before splitting wood . Your Log 12 . Prime the pump before initial start - up by turning over the engine with spark plug disconnected ( if not already Splitter done at factory ) . 13 . Split wood along the grain ( lengthwise ) only . Never : 1 . Use when fluid is below 20 Â° F or above 150 Â° F . 2 . Use a solid engine / pump coupling . Figure 4 - 4 3 . Operate through relief valve for long . Transporting the Log Splitter 4 . Attempt to adjust unloading or relief valve settings without pressure gauges . IMPORTANT : Always turn fuel valve to OFF position 5 . Operate with air in hydraulic system . before transporting the log splitter . WARNING 6 . Use teflon tape on hydraulic fittings . r - 1 . Lower the beam to its horizontal position . Make ce 7 . Attempt to cut wood across the grain . Always use the log tain the beam is locked securely with the horizontal splitter in the vertical 8 . Attempt to remove partially split wood from the wedge beam lock . with your hands . Fully retract wedge to dislodge wood position when splitting 2 . Remove spring clip and clevis pin from jack stand . with log dislodger . heavy logs . 3 . Support the tongue and pivot the jack stand up against the tongue . See Figure 4 - 4 . Raising and Lowering Beam Do not tow faster than 4 . Secure with the spring clip and clevis pin previously 1 . Use control handle to run wedge up and down beam 45mph and check removed . See Figure 4 - 4 . 6 to 8 times to circulate the hydraulic fluid , which will local , state , and federal warm and thin the fluid . 5 . Attach coupler hitch to a class I or higher 2 â ball on a requirements before towing vehicle ; latch securely . 2 . Place log splitter on a firm , level surface . towing on any public If coupler hitch does not fit on ball : Turn a . To raise the beam for vertical operation : road . adjustment nut one turn counter - clockwise . 3 . Pull out the horizontal beam lock on the tongue . b . If coupler hitch is too loose on ball : Turn 4 . Pivot beam lock down to release the beam . adjustment nut one turn clockwise . 5 . Move the beam to the vertical position . Secure it with 6 . Connect the safety chains to the towing vehicle . the beam lock on the reservoir tank assembly . 7 . Plug in the tail lights , if so equipped , to the tail light connector on the tow vehicle . WARNING : Always use the log splitter in the vertical position when splitting WARNING : Do not tow faster than heavy logs . 45mph and check local , state , and federal requirements before towing on To lower the beam : any public road . 1 . Pull out the vertical beam lock on the reservoir tank . 2 . Pivot beam lock down to release the beam . NOTE : Use caution when backing up . It is recom - 3 . Carefully pull back on beam and lower it to the mended to use a spotter outside the vehicle . horizontal position.The horizontal beam lock will lock automatically . See Figure 4 - 1 . 11
Gib Adjustment Periodically remove and replace the â gibs â ( spacers ) between the wedge assembly and the back plate . NOTE : The gibs may be rotated and / or turned over for 5 even wear . Adjustment 1 . Loosen the lock nuts under each back plate and slide Bolt Maintaining the gibs out . See Figure 5 - 1 . Your Log 2 . Turn or replace the gibs . 3 . Reassemble the back plate and secure with the lock Splitter nuts . 4 . Readjust the bolts on the side of the wedge assembly . Gib WARNING : Before cleaning , lubricating , repairing , or inspecting , disengage Jam Nut the control lever and stop engine . Lock Nut Disconnect the spark plug wire and Figure 5 - 1 ground it against the engine to prevent unintended starting . Always wear safety glasses during operation or while WARNING WARNING : Do not at any time make performing any adjustments or repairs . any adjustments without first stopping Do not at any time engine , disconnecting spark plug wire , Conditions that Will Void Warranty make any adjustments and grounding it against the engine . 1 . Failure to maintain proper fluid level in reservoir without first stopping Always wear safety glasses during t - 2 . Changing the relief valve setting or pressure adjus operation or while performing any engine , disconnecting ment of control valve without proper knowledge and adjustments or repairs . spark plug wire , and instruction from the factory grounding it against Wedge Assembly Adjustment the engine . Always As normal wear occurs and there is excessive â play â wear safety glasses WARNING : Higher pressure could between the wedge and beam , adjust the bolts on the during operation or cause the hoses to burst , cylinder side of the wedge assembly to eliminate excess space to rupture , and intense fluid to be while performing any between the wedge and the beam . released , which could result in serious adjustments or repairs . 1 . Loosen the jam nuts on the two adjustment bolts on personal injury . the side of the wedge . See Figure 5 - 1 . Before cleaning , 2 . Turn the adjustment bolts in until snug and then back lubricating , repair - 3 . Disassembling the pump them off slowly ( approximately 1.5 turns ) until the ing , or inspecting , wedge assembly will slide on the beam . 4 . Use of incorrect hydraulic fluid disengage the control 3 . Re - tighten the jam nuts securely against the side 5 . Allowing the flexible pump coupler to deteriorate lever and stop engine . of the wedge to secure the adjustment bolts in this without proper and regular inspection Disconnect the spark position . 6 . Lack of lubrication or improper lubrication of the beam plug wire and ground or unit it against the engine 7 . Improper adjustment of splitting wedge to prevent unintended 8 . Excessive heating of the hydraulic system starting . Always wear safety glasses during 9 . Attempting to start unit in temperatures under 20 Â° F operation or while without pre - heating fluid in reservoir performing any adjust - 10 . Unattended leaks in hydraulic system ments or repairs . Higher pressure could cause the hoses to burst , cylinder to rup - ture , and intense fluid to be released , which could result in serious personal injury . 1
Hydraulic Fluid and Inlet Filter â¢ Check the hydraulic fluid level in the log splitter reservoir tank before each use . Maintain fluid level within the range specified on the dipstick at all times . 5 â¢ Change the hydraulic fluid in the reservoir every 100 hours of operation . Follow the steps below : 1 . Disconnect the suction hose from the bottom of the reservoir tank . Maintaining 2 . Carefully unthread the inlet filter and clean it with Your Log penetrating oil . See Figure 5 - 2 . 3 . Allow the fluid to drain into a suitable container . Splitter 4 . Reinsert the filter and refill the reservoir with three gallons of oil . Approved fluids include Dexron Â® III / Mercon Â® III automatic transmission fluid , a 10 Weight AW hydraulic oil or Pro - Mix â¢ AW - 32 Hydraulic Oil . â¢ Maintain fluid level within the range specified on the Figure 5 - dipstick at all times . When checking the fluid , always make sure to tighten the dipstick until the top of the â¢ Make certain to readjust the adjustment bolts so threads are flush with the top of the pipe . wedge moves freely , but no excess space exists NOTE : Always dispose of used hydraulic fluid and engine between the wedge plate and the beam . WARNING oil at approved recycling centers only . Hose Clamps â¢ Contaminants in fluid may damage the hydraulic â¢ Check , before each use , if hose clamps on the components . Flushing the reservoir tank and hoses suction hose ( attached to the side of the pump ) are with kerosene whenever service is performed on tight . Check the hose clamps on the return hose at the tank , hydraulic pump or valve is recommended . least once a season . Contact an authorized service dealer . Engine Hydraulic Filter Refer to the separate engine manual for all maintenance â¢ Change the hydraulic filter every 50 hours of opera - instructions . tion . Use only a 10 micron hydraulic filter . Order part NOTE : Always dispose number 723 - 0405 . of used hydraulic Flexible Pump Coupler fluid and engine oil at The flexible pump coupler is a nylon â spider â insert , Beam and Splitting Wedge located between the pump and the engine shaft . Over approved recycling â¢ Lubricate both sides of the beam ( where it comes into time , the coupler will harden and deteriorate . centers only . contact with the splitting wedge ) , before each use , with engine oil . The wedge plate on the log splitter is Replace the coupler if you detect vibration or noise designed so the gibs on the side of the wedge plate coming from the area between the engine and the can be removed and rotated and / or turned over for pump . If the coupler fails completely , you will experience IMPORTANT even wear . a loss of power . Never hit the engine shaft in any manner , as a blow will cause permanent damage to the engine . 13
6 . Install pump coupling half and key on pump shaft . Rotate coupling half until set screw faces opening in shield . Do not tighten set screw . 7 . Install nylon â spider â onto engine coupling half . 5 t - 8 . Align pump coupling half with nylon â spider â by rota ing engine using starter handle . Slide coupling half into place while guiding three mounting bolts through holes in pump support bracket . Maintaining Set Screw 9 . Secure with nuts removed earlier . Your Log 10 . Set . 010 â to . 060 â clearance / gap between the nylon Side View - Coupler â spider â and the engine coupling half by sliding a Splitter feeler gauge or matchbook cover between the nylon â spider â and the engine coupling half and moving . 0600 pump coupling half as needed . Secure pump coupling . 0100 half with set screw . See Figure 5 - 3 . NOTE : Make certain proper clearance / gap is obtained Figure 5 - 3 before tightening set screw . IMPORTANT : Never hit the engine shaft in any manner , Tires as a blow will cause permanent damage to the engine . See sidewall of tire for recommended pressure . Under WARNING any circumstances do not exceed manufacturerâs recom - 1 . Remove three nuts that secure the pump to the mended psi . Maintain equal pressure on all tires . coupling shield . Two nuts are at the bottom corners and one is in the top center . See Figure 5 - 3 . Excessive pressure WARNING : Excessive pressure when 2 . Remove the pump . when seating beads seating beads may cause tire / rim as - 3 . Rotate the engine by slowly pulling starter handle may cause tire / rim sembly to burst with force sufficient to until engine coupling half set screw is visible . Loosen cause serious injury . Refer to sidewall assembly to burst set screw using allen wrench and slide coupling half of tire for recommended pressure . with force sufficient to off engine shaft . cause serious injury . 4 . Loosen set screw on pump coupling half and remove Refer to sidewall of coupling half . tire for recommended 5 . Slide new engine coupling half onto the engine pressure . shaft until the end of the shaft is flush with the inner portion of the coupling half . ( There must be space between the end of the engine support bracket and coupling half ) . Tighten set screw . 14
4 . Start the engine and let it run until the fuel lines and Storing Your Log Splitter carburetor are empty . Prepare your log splitter for storage at the end of the season or if the log splitter will not be used for 30 days or 5 . Remove spark plug . Holding a rag over the cylinder more . hole , pour approximately 1 / 2 ounce ( approximately 5 one tablespoon ) of engine oil into cylinder and crank slowly to distribute the oil . WARNING : Never store machine with fuel in the fuel tank inside of building 6 . Replace spark plug . where fumes may reach an open flame Maintaining 7 . Do not store gasoline from one season to another . or spark , or where ignition sources are 8 . Replace your gasoline can if it starts to rust . Rust present such as hot water and space Your Log and / or dirt in the gasoline will cause problems . heaters , furnaces , clothes dryers , stoves , electric motors , etc . 9 . Store unit in a clean , dry area . Do not store next to Splitter corrosive materials , such as fertilizer . 1 . Clean the log splitter thoroughly . NOTE : If storing in an unventilated or metal storage shed , be certain to rustproof the equipment by coating NOTE : We do not recommend the use of pressure wash - with a light oil or silicone . ers or garden hose to clean your unit . They may cause damage to bearings or the engine . The use of water will result in shortened life and reduce serviceability . 2 . Wipe unit with an oiled rag to prevent rust , especially on the wedge and the beam . WARNING 3 . Drain fuel tank . Always drain fuel into approved container outdoors , away from open flame . Be sure that engine is cool before draining the fuel . Do not Never store machine smoke while handling fuel . with fuel in the fuel tank inside of building where fumes may reach an open flame or spark , or where ignition sources are present such as hot water and space heat - ers , furnaces , clothes dryers , stoves , electric motors , etc . NOTE : We do not recommend the use of pressure washers or garden hose to clean your unit . They may cause damage to bear - ings or the engine . The use of water will result in shortened life and reduce serviceability . 15
Problem Cause Remedy 1 . Connect wire to spark plug . 1 . Spark plug wire disconnected . Engine fails to start 2 . Fill tank with clean , fresh gasoline . 2 . Fuel tank empty or stale fuel . 3 . Move choke to CHOKE position . 3 . Choke , if equipped , not in CHOKE 6 position . 4 . Faulty spark plug . 4 . Clean , adjust gap , or replace . Trouble 5 . Blocked fuel line . 5 . Clean fuel line . 6 . Engine ( if equipped with a primer ) not 6 . Prime engine . Shooting primed properly . i - 7 . Move throttle lever to FAST pos 7 . Throttle control lever not in correct tion . starting position . 1 . Move choke lever to OFF position . 1 . Unit running with CHOKE applied , if so Engine runs erratic equipped . 2 . Spark plug wire loose . 2 . Connect and tighten spark plug wire . 3 . Blocked fuel line or stale fuel . 3 . Clean fuel line ; fill tank with clean , fresh ( less than 30 days old ) For repairs beyond gasoline . the minor adjust - 4 . Drain fuel tank . Refill with ments listed here , 4 . Water or dirt in fuel system . fresh fuel . contact an authorized service dealer . 5 . Clean or replace air cleaner . 5 . Dirty air cleaner . 6 . See authorized service dealer . 6 . Carburetor not adjusted properly . 1 . Engine oil level low . 1 . Fill crankcase with proper oil . Engine Overheats 2 . Dirty air cleaner . 2 . Clean or replace air cleaner . 3 . Carburetor not adjusted properly . 3 . See authorized service dealer . Problem Cause Remedy Hydraulic 1 . Broken drive shaft . 1 . See authorized service dealer . Cylinder rod will not Trouble 2 . Shipping plugs left in hydraulic hoses . 2 . Disconnect hydraulic hoses , move remove shipping plugs , reconnect hoses . Shooting 3 . See operatorâs manual for correct 3 . Set screws in coupling not adjusted adjustment . properly . 4 . Correct engine / pump alignment as 4 . Loose shaft coupling . necessary . 5 . Gear sections damaged . 5 . See authorized service dealer . 6 . Damaged relief valve . 6 . See authorized service dealer . 7 . Hydraulic lines blocked . 7 . Flush and clean hydraulic system . 8 . Incorrect oil level . 8 . Check oil level . 9 . Damaged directional valve . 9 . See authorized service dealer . 10 . Blocked directional valve . 10 . Flush and clean hydraulic system . 16
Problem Cause Remedy 1 . Gear sections damaged . 1 . See authorized service dealer . Slow cylinder shaft 2 . Excessive pump inlet vacuum . 2 . Make certain pump inlet hoses are speed while extending clear and unblocked - use short , and retracting . 6 large diameter inlet hoses . 3 . See authorized service dealer . 3 . Slow engine speed . 4 . See authorized service dealer . 4 . Damaged relief valve . 5 . Check oil level . Hydraulic 5 . Incorrect oil level . 6 . Drain oil , clean reservoir , and refill . 6 . Contaminated oil . Trouble 7 . See authorized service dealer . 7 . Directional valve leaking internally . 8 . See authorized service dealer . 8 . Internally damaged cylinder . Shooting 1 . Broken seals . 1 . See authorized service dealer . Leaking Cylinder 2 . Scored cylinder . 2 . See authorized service dealer . 1 . Small gear section damaged . 1 . See authorized service dealer . Engine runs but wood will not split or wood 2 . Pump check valve leaking . 2 . See authorized service dealer . splits too slowly 3 . Excessive pump inlet vacuum . 3 . Make certain pump inlet hoses are clear and unblocked . 4 . Check oil level . 4 . Incorrect oil level . For repairs beyond 5 . Drain oil , clean reservoir , and refill . 5 . Contaminated oil . the minor adjust - 6 . See authorized service dealer . ments listed here , 6 . Directional valve leaking internally . contact an authorized 7 . Do not attempt to split wood 7 . Overloaded cylinder . against the grain . service dealer . 8 . Internally damaged cylinder . 8 . See authorized service dealer . 1 . Low horsepower / weak engine . 1 . See authorized service dealer . Engine stalls during 2 . Overloaded cylinder . 2 . Do not attempt to split wood splitting against the grain or see authorized service dealer . 1 . Correct alignment as necessary . 1 . Engine / pump misalignment . Engine will not turn or 2 . See authorized service dealer . 2 . Frozen or seized pump . stalls under low load conditions 3 . See authorized service dealer . 3 . Low horsepower / weak engine . 4 . Flush and clean hydraulic system . 4 . Hydraulic lines blocked . 5 . Flush and clean hydraulic system . 5 . Blocked directional valve . 1 . Broken drive shaft . 1 . See authorized service dealer . Leaking pump shaft 2 . Engine / pump misalignment . 2 . Correct alignment as necessary . seal 3 . Gear sections damaged . 3 . See authorized service dealer . 4 . Poorly positioned shaft seal . 4 . See authorized service dealer . 5 . Plugged oil breather . 5 . Make certain reservoir is properly vented . 17
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Ref . Part No . Description Ref . Part No . Description No . No . 1 . 718 - 0769A Hydraulic Cylinder 43 . 681 - 04040 Frame Assembly 7 2 . 727 - 0634 Hydraulic Tube 44 . 710 - 0521 Hex Bolt 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 â 3 . 710 - 1018 Hex Cap Screw 1 / 2 - 20 x 2.75 45 . 719 - 0353 Coupling Shield 4 . 737 - 0192 90 Degree Solid Adapter 46 . 714 - 0122 Square Key 3 / 16 â x . 75 Parts List 5 . 718 - 0481A Control Valve 47 . 718 - 04145 Flexible Coupling 6 . 737 - 0153 Return Elbow 48 . 712 - 04063 Flange Lock Nut , 5 / 16 - 18 7 . 737 - 0238 Nipple Pipe 1 / 2 - 14 49 . 781 - 0097 Rear Coupling Support Bracket 8 . 710 - 1806 Hex Cap Screw 1 / 2 - 13 x 3.25 50 . 781 - 1024 Fender Mounting Bracket 9 . 719 - 0550A Wedge Assembly 51 . 727 - 04130 Hose 10 . 712 - 3058 Hex Lock Nut , 1 / 2 - 20 52 . 718 - 04127 Gear Pump 11 . 712 - 0711 Hex Jam Nut 3 / 8 - 24 53 . 737 - 0329 45 Degree Elbow Fitting 12 . 710 - 0459A Hex Cap Screw 3 / 8 - 24 x 1.5 54 . 727 - 0502 High Pressure Hydraulic Hose 13 . 781 - 0351 Adjustable Gib 55 . 781 - 0788 Tongue Assembly To order replacement 14 . 736 - 0116 Flat Washer . 635 x . 93 x . 06 56 . 747 - 1261 Latch Rod parts , call 15 . 712 - 3022 Hex Lock Nut 1 / 2 - 13 57 . 781 - 1045 Latch 1 - 800 - 800 - 7310 16 . 681 - 04071 Beam Assembly 58 . 732 - 3127 Compression Spring or visit www.whiteoutdoor.com 17 . 710 - 3056 Hex Screw , 5 / 16 - 18 x 3.25 59 . 736 - 0371 Flat Washer 18 . 710 - 0654A Hex Washer Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 1.0 60 . 781 - 0538A Hose Guard 19 . 781 - 1048A Dislodger Bracket 61 . 710 - 3085 Hex Cap Screw , 3 / 8 - 16 x 3.50 20 . 781 - 0790 Back Plate 62 . 736 - 0185 Flat Washer , . 375 x . 738 x . 063 21 . 737 - 04093 Inlet Filter 63 . 747 - 04539 Hydraulic Valve Control 22 . 727 - 0443 Return Hose 3 / 4 â ID x 44 â Lg . 64 . 681 - 04030 Hitch Coupling Assembly 23 . 726 - 0132 Hose Clamp 5 / 8 â 65 . 713 - 0433A Chain 24 . 737 - 0316 Filter Housing 66 . 731 - 2496A Fender 25 . 723 - 0405 Oil Filter 67 . 711 - 0813 Clevis Pin 26 . 734 - 0873 Hub Cap 68 . 720 - 04088 Grip 27 . 714 - 0162 Cotter Pin 69 . 732 - 0194 Spring Pin 28 . 712 - 0359 Slotted Nut 3 / 4 - 16 70 . 781 - 0789 Jack Stand 29 . 634 - 0186 Wheel Assembly 71 . 715 - 0120 Spiral Pin 30 . 736 - 0351 Flat Washer . 760 ID x . 500 OD 72 . 710 - 0650 TT Screw , 5 / 16 - 18 x 0.875 â 31 . 737 - 0312 Adapter 3 / 4 - 14 73 . 710 - 0602 TT Screw , 5 / 16 - 18 x 1.00 32 . 781 - 0526A Hose Guard 74 . 625 - 0062 â Light Kit 33 . 737 - 0348A Vented Dipstick 75 . 681 - 0164 â Light Bracket - LH 34 . 711 - 1587 Clevis Pin 781 - 1027 â Light Bracket - RH 35 . 781 - 0690 Lock Rod 76 . 710 - 0874 â Screw , 5 / 16 - 18 x 1.25 36 . 714 - 0470 Cotter Pin 77 . 712 - 3008 â Jam Nut , 3 / 8 - 16 37 . 726 - 0214 Push Cap 78 . 726 - 0201 â Speed Nut , . 3125 ID 38 . 732 - 0583 Compression Spring 79 . 711 - 04585 Clevis Pin 39 . 781 - 04180 Log Tray Bracket 80 . 713 - 04036 Valve Handle Link 40 . 710 - 0650 TT Screw , 5 / 16 - 18 x . 875 81 . 714 - 0111 Cotter Pin 41 . 712 - 04065 Flange Lock Nut , 3 / 8 - 16 82 . 710 - 0376 Hex Screw , 5 / 16 - 18 x 1.00 42 . 781 - 04129 Log Tray â If Equipped * Not Shown 19
MANUFACTURERâS LIMITED WARRANTY FOR The limited warranty set forth below is given by MTD LLC with respect to e . MTD does not extend any warranty for products sold or new merchandise purchased and used in the United States , its posses - exported outside of the United States , its possessions and sions and territories . territories , except those sold through MTDâs authorized channels of export distribution . â MTD â warrants this product against defects in material and workmanship f . Replacement parts that are not genuine MTD parts . for a period of two ( 2 ) years commencing on the date of original purchase g . Transportation charges and service calls . and will , at its option , repair or replace , free of charge , any part found to be defective in materials or workmanship . This limited warranty shall only No implied warranty , including any implied warranty of merchant - apply if this product has been operated and maintained in accordance ability of fitness for a particular purpose , applies after the applicable with the Operatorâs Manual furnished with the product , and has not been period of express written warranty above as to the parts as identi - subject to misuse , abuse , commercial use , neglect , accident , improper fied . No other express warranty , whether written or oral , except as maintenance , alteration , vandalism , theft , fire , water , or damage because mentioned above , given by any person or entity , including a dealer of other peril or natural disaster . Damage resulting from the installation or or retailer , with respect to any product , shall bind MTD . During the use of any part , accessory or attachment not approved by MTD for use period of the warranty , the exclusive remedy is repair or replacement with the product ( s ) covered by this manual will void your warranty as to of the product as set forth above . any resulting damage . The provisions as set forth in this warranty provide the sole and Normal wear parts are warranted to be free from defects in material and exclusive remedy arising from the sale . MTD shall not be liable workmanship for a period of thirty ( 30 ) days from the date of purchase . for incidental or consequential loss or damage including , without Normal wear parts include , but are not limited to items such as : batteries , limitation , expenses incurred for substitute or replacement lawn care belts , blades , blade adapters , grass bags , rider deck wheels , seats , snow services or for rental expenses to temporarily replace a warranted thrower skid shoes , shave plates , auger spiral rubber and tires . product . HOW TO OBTAIN SERVICE : Warranty service is available , WITH Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or PROOF OF PURCHASE , through your local authorized service dealer . To consequential damages , or limitations on how long an implied warranty locate the dealer in your area , check your Yellow Pages , or contact MTD lasts , so the above exclusions or limitations may not apply to you . LLC at P.O . Box 361131 , Cleveland , Ohio 44136 - 0019 , or call 1 - 800 - 949 - In no event shall recovery of any kind be greater than the amount of the 4483 or log on to our Web site at www.whiteoutdoor.com . purchase price of the product sold . Alteration of safety features of the This limited warranty does not provide coverage in the following cases : product shall void this warranty . You assume the risk and liability for loss , damage , or injury to you and your property and / or to others and their a . The engine or component parts thereof . These items may property arising out of the misuse or inability to use the product . carry a separate manufacturerâs warranty . Refer to applicable manufacturerâs warranty for terms and conditions . This limited warranty shall not extend to anyone other than the original b . Log splitter pumps , valves , and cylinders have a separate one purchaser or to the person for whom it was purchased as a gift . year warranty . HOW STATE LAW RELATES TO THIS WARRANTY : This limited war - c . Routine maintenance items such as lubricants , filters , blade ranty gives you specific legal rights , and you may also have other rights sharpening , tune - ups , brake adjustments , clutch adjustments , which vary from state to state . deck adjustments , and normal deterioration of the exterior finish IMPORTANT : Owner must present Original Proof of Purchase to obtain due to use or exposure . warranty coverage . d . Service completed by someone other than an authorized service dealer . MTD LLC , P.O . BOX 361131 CLEVELAND , OHIO 44136 - 0019 ; Phone : 1 - 800 - 949 - 4483