SIMPLER—the K28 has very few moving parts to go wrong - especially compared to hydraulic splitters with their pumps, valves, pistons, hoses, and fluid.
STRONGER—Twin 55 pound flywheels spinning at 400 rpm stores energy from the K28’s overhead valve (7 fpt) DR engine.
FASTER—energy is unleashed via a rack and pinion gear, achieving a lightning-fast, 3-second cycle time (the time it takes for the ram to split the log AND return!).
6.2 in. wedge height
3/4 in. wedge width
(2) 55 lbs. flywheel
30 in. log diameter
|55 Pound Flywheel|
|The K28’s cast-iron flywheel produces twice the momentum of our K22 Model’s flywheel -- for splitting longer, larger, tougher logs.|
|Twice-Hardened Steel Pinion Gear|
|The Pinion Gear transfers energy from the Flywheel to the Ram. Industrial steel is case-hardened twice during manufacturing for bomb-proof durability.|
|With ordinary splitters you have to engage the return lever until the ram is back to its starting position. The RapidFire retracts automatically, leaving your hands free to load the next piece of wood for splitting.|
|Department of Transportation-approved 16 in. diameter x 4.8 in. wide wheels with tapered roller bearings allow you to transport your K28 on roads at up to 45 mph (note: towing with ball hitch requires purchase of our optional Ball Hitch Kit).|
|Heavy-Duty Steel Work Table|
|The RapidFire’s steel work table means no more stooping down to pick up split logs. After a log is split, the pieces remain at a comfortable working height, so there's no need to bend down to retrieve them for a second split.|