The HS-12L53 is a powerful horizontal log splitter of the compact class. It has a real splitting force of 12 tons and a very robust 6.5 HP OHV petrol engine.
In our log splitters, the splitting force is measured directly at the splitting wedge so that this value corresponds to the actual fitting splitting force. Many other sellers give unrealistic values here, such that are never achieved in practice.
The maximum log opening is 53 cm.
The log splitter is easy to operate. You can start the engine simply by pulling the recoil starter cord, and it even starts well in below freezing temperatures.
The device is delivered well packed and part-assembled in a wooden crate. You should allow approx. 1 hour for final assembly. Step by step assembly instructions as well as several detailed diagrams are part of the manual that comes with your log splitter. Assembly is not difficult. However, in the event that you require any assistance, we are happy to help you. You will need approx. 8 litres of hydraulic oil to make the device ready before use. A hydraulic oil of classification HLP46 would be ideal and is widely available. In addition you will also need approx. 1 litre of engine oil for the engine. For this purpose we recommend multi-grade oil of classification 10W40 or 15W40.
You can transport the device easily using the existing tow hook and towing assembly. The device is not, however, approved for road traffic, i.e. you are not allowed to tow it behind a passenger car on public roads. The exception to this rule is towing with a country or forestry tractor. In this case you are allowed to tow the log splitter on public roads. Make sure you observe the highway code though (lighting, indicators, registration plate, etc.). Alternatively, of course, you can put the log splitter onto a trailer using a ramp.
Due to the narrow total width of approx. 84 cm, you can even transport the device with ease on a conventional trailer.
Along with the splitter we deliver a 4-way wedge free of charge, which can be simply pushed over the splitting wedge. You can change between wedges in a matter of seconds!
Using the splitting wedge or 4-way wedge you can also split logs of a larger diameter in one cycle. The special thing with this device is that the splitting wedge/4-way wedge is fixed and you push the wood against the wedge with the cylinder. If a piece of wood gets stuck on the wedge, all you usually need to do is simply move onto the next piece! In this way you can work quickly and efficiently.
The hydraulics have been made in such a way that the splitting wedge can be held in all positions and can be moved forwards or backwards as desired. The force always remains the same and the splitting wedge, unlike many competing products, does not have to return to the starting position.
The Jansen HS-12L53 is delivered with a high-quality Kohler engine.
The American manufacturer Kohler has been building innovative engines which are distinguished worldwide for their excellent design and outstanding traditional manufacturing process since 1873. Alongside Honda and B&S, Kohler is one of the brand leaders when it comes to equipping garden and landscaping devices, as well as lawnmowers, with compact engines. Leading manufacturers such as John Deere, MTD, Stiga, Toro and many more use these high-quality engines. Kohler does not only build petrol engines - today the innovative Italian diesel engine manufacturer Lombardini also belongs to the Kohler group.