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BETST POWER EQUIPMENT
OPERATING & PARTS MANUAL
5 TON ELECTRIC LOG SPLITTER
FOR YOUR SAFETY, READ AND UNDERSTAND THE ENTIRE
MANUAL BEFORE OPERATING THIS MACHINE
Model Number: GM5T
Warranty Registration on Last Page
SAVE THIS MANUAL FOR FUTURE REFERENCE
SAFTEY WARNINGS & INSTRUCTIONS
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UNDERSTAND YOUR LOG SPLITTER
Read and understand the owner’s manual and labels affixed to the log splitter. Learn its application
and limitations as well as the specific potential hazards particular to it.
DRUGS, ALCOHOL AND MEDICATION
Do not operate the log splitter while under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or any medication that
could affect your ability to use it properly.
AVOID DANGEROUS CONDITIONS
Put the log splitter on a 23” – 30” high, stable, flat, and level work bench where there is plenty of
room for handling. Bolt the log splitter to the work surface if it tends to slip, walk, or slide.
Keep your work area clean and well lighted. A cluttered area invites injuries.
Do not use the log splitter in wet or damp areas.
Do not expose to rain.
Do not use it in areas where fumes from paint, solvents, or flammable liquids pose a potential
hazard.
INSPECT YOUR LOG SPLITTER
Check your log splitter before turning it on.
Keep guards in place and in working order.
Form a habit of verifying all objects are removed from work area before turning it on.
Replace damaged, missing or failed parts before turning it on.
DRESS PROPERLY
Do not wear loose clothing, gloves, neckties or jewelry (rings, wrist watches).
They can be caught in moving parts.
Wear protective electrically non-conductive gloves and non-skid footwear when operating the log
splitter.
Wear protective hair covering to contain long hair to prevent it from being caught in moving parts.
PROTECT YOUR EYES AND FACE
Any log splitter may throw foreign objects into the eye or face. This can cause permanent damage.
Always wear safety goggles.
Do not put the splitter on the ground for operations. This is an awkward operating position that the
operator has too bring face to close to the machine, and thus risks being struck by wood chips and
debris.
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EXTENSION CORDS
Improper use of extension cords may cause inefficient operation of the log splitter which can result
in overheating or failure to operate.
Avoid use of broken or damaged extension cords.
Connections must be made suitable for outdoor use.
AVOID ELECTRICAL SHOCK
Check that the electric circuit is adequately protected and that it corresponds with the power,
voltage and frequency of the motor.
Check that there is a ground connection and a regulation differential switch upstream.
Prevent body contact with grounded surfaces: pipes, radiators, ranges, and refrigerator enclosures.
Never open the switchbox on the motor. Should it be necessary contact a qualified electrician.
Make sure your fingers do not touch the plug’s metal prongs when plugging or unplugging the log
splitter.
KEEP OTHERS AWAY
The log splitter must always be operated by one person only.
Other people and children should keep a safe distance from the work area, especially when the log
splitter is under operations.
Never have another person help you with freeing a jammed log.
INSPECT YOUR LOG
Make sure there are no nails or foreign objects in the logs to be split.
The ends of the logs must be cut square.
Branches must be cut off flush with the trunk.
DO NOT OVER REACH
Floor must not be slippery.
Keep proper footing and balance at all times.
Never stand on log splitter. Serious injury could occur if the machine is tipped or if the cutting tool is
unintentionally contacted.
Do not store anything above or near the log splitter where anyone might stand on the machine to
reach.
AVOID INJURY FROM UNEXPECTED ACCIDENT
Always pay full attention to the movement of the log pusher.
Do not attempt to load the log until the log pusher has stopped.
Keep hands out of the way of all moving parts.
PROTECT YOUR HANDS
Keep your hands away from splits and cracks which open in the log. They may close suddenly and
crush or amputate an appendage.
Do not remove jammed logs with your hands.
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DO NOT FORCE TOOL
Never try to split logs larger than those indicated in the specifications table. This could be
dangerous and may cause damage to the machine.
Do not use the log splitter for a purpose for which it is not intended.
NEVER LEAVE MACHINE RUNNING UNATTENDED
Do not leave machine until it has come to a complete stop and is unplugged.
DISCONNECT POWER
Unplug when not in use, before making adjustments, changing parts, cleaning, or working on the
log splitter. Consult this manual before servicing.
PROTECT THE ENVIROMENT
Take used oil to an authorized collection point or follow the stipulations of your governing area.
Do not discharge oil into drains, soil, or water.
MAINTAIN AND PROTECT YOUR LOG SPLITTER WITH CARE
Keep the log splitter clean for best and safest performance.
The Log Splitter is NOT WATER PROOF, prolonged expose to rain or standing water will cause
the splitter to fail, electrical shock, or death.
MAKE THE STORAGE AREA CHILD PROOF
Lock the storage area.
Store the log splitter away from children and others not qualified to use it.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Safety Warnings & Instructions
Specifications
Power Supply Information
Major Components
Before Operating the Log Splitter
Log Splitter Operation
Freeing Jammed Log
Checking & Replacing Hydraulic Oil
Sharpening the Wedge
Troubleshooting
Parts Diagram
Parts List
Warranty Registration
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SPECIFICATIONS
Model
Model Number
Pre-Assembled
GM5T
Partial
Motor
Watts
Motor Voltage
Motor Amperage
Power Cord Length
Overload Protection
1500 Watts
120-Volts AC 60Hz Single Phase
15Amps
6'
Yes – GFI Reset Switch
Log Capacity
Maximum Log Length
21 Inches
10 Inches (16 Inches Most
Wood)*
Maximum Log Diameter*
Wedge
Wedge Material
Wedge Size
Wedge Style
Replaceable Wedge
Sharpenable Wedge
Steel
5 - Inch
2 - Way Compound Angle
Welded
Yes
Hydraulics
Auto Return
Hydraulic Filter
Hydraulic Oil Included
Hydraulic Oil Type
Hydraulic Oil Reservoir Size
Maximum Pump PSI
Yes
Internal System
Yes
Hydrostatic Oil Type 10W
ISO(22/32)
.925 Gallon
2,320 Lbs.
Overview
Weight
Dimensions
Consumer Warranty
103lbs.
44"L x 14"W x 20"H
2 Years
* The diameter of the log is indicative – a small log can be difficult to split when it has knots or a
particularly tough fiber. On the other hand, it may not be difficult to split logs with regular fiber even
if its diameter exceeds the max figure indicated above. Green wood is harder to split then dry.
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ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS
Connect the electrical cord to a standard 120Volt AC 60Hz 15 Amp electrical supply which has
protection devices of under-voltage, over-voltage, over-current as well as a residual current device
(RCD) with a maximum residual current rating of 0.03A.
The log splitter has an overload protection switch. If the log splitter suddenly stops working, check
your electrical supply for faults. The switch will need to be reset before operating again.
EXTENSION CORD REQUIREMENTS
Using an extension cord can reduce the amount of electrical supply needed to operate the log
splitter at its highest efficiency.
Failure to use the correct extension cord may result in damage to the splitter and reduced ability to
split logs.
Recommended cord size:
14ga. @ 20ft, 12ga. @ 50ft, 10ga. @ 100ft, 8ga. @ 200ft
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SET UP AND PREPARATION FOR OPERATION
LIST OF MAJOR COMPONENTS OF LOG SPLITTER
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
G.
H.
I.
J.
K.
L.
M.
N.
O.
Operation Handle Safety Shield
Log Pusher
Splitting Wedge
Bleed Screw
Moving Handle
Hydraulic Oil Plug/Dipstick
Support Frame
Splitting Table
Electric Motor
Start Switch
Switch Box
GFI Reset Switch
Hydraulic Pump Cover
Wheels
Log Pusher Engagement Handles
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BEFORE OPERATING THE LOG SPLITTER
Before each use of the log splitter the bleed screw (See Pic Part D) should be loosened by 3 - 4
rotations until air can go in and out of the oil tank smoothly.
Before moving the log splitter and after each use, make sure the bleed screw is tightened to avoid
oil leaking from bleed screw port.
WARNING: Failure to loosen the bleed screw will keep the
sealed air in the hydraulic system. This will cause the air to
be compressed and decompressed. Continuous
compression and decompression will blow out the seals of
the hydraulic system and cause permanent damage to the
log splitter.
MAXIMUM PRESSURE LIMITING SCREW
DO NOT ADJUST THE MAX PRESSURE LIMITING SCREW,
THIS WILL VOID YOUR WARRANTY
Max pressure was set by the manufacture and the max pressure limiting screw is sealed with glue
to ensure the log splitter works under pressure of no more than 5 Tons. The setting was done by a
qualified person with professional instruments. Unauthorized resetting will void your warranty and
cause hydraulic pump failure.
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LOG SPLITTER OPERATION
The log splitter is equipped with “ZHB” control system that requires to be operated with both hands
of the user – Left and Right hand control the hydraulic levers. The log splitter will freeze upon
absence of either hand. Only after both hands have released the controls will the log pusher begin
to return backward to the starting position. The electric motor will stay running once the green
button has been depressed. (See Pic Part J) To turn off the electric motor depress the button
again.
WARNING: Never force the log splitter for more than 5 seconds by keeping
pressure on it to split excessively hard wood.
Excessive Force Will Void Your Warranty.
For such extremely hard wood, rotate it 90 degrees to see whether it can be split in a different
location or swap ends of the log on the wedge side.
Always set log firmly on the log retaining platform. Make sure logs will not twist, rock, or slip while
being split. Do not force the blade by splitting the log on the upper part. This will break the blade or
damage the machine.
Split log in the direction of its growing grain.
Do not place log across the log splitter for splitting. It may be dangerous and may seriously
damage the machine.
Do not Split 2 logs at the same time.
PLAN YOUR WORK AREA FOR SAFETY
Work safely and save effort by planning your work before you begin. Have your logs positioned
where they can easily be reached. Have a place to stack the split wood.
PREPARE THE LOG FOR SPLITTING
Be sure your logs have no limbs or branches still attached to the log. Be sure the ends of the logs
have been cut square to the length of the log. Dry wood splits easier then green wood. Green wood
will jam more easily than dry wood.
CONNECTING TO POWER SOURCE
Be sure that your power source and extension cord meets the requirements as noted earlier in this
manual. Your power source determines the splitters ability to exert force to split the log. Be sure to
avoid wet conditions; do not allow the power supply to be exposed to standing water.
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POSITION THE SPLITTER SECURELY
Be sure the splitter is positioned firmly on level, solid platform 23” – 30” high. Be sure nothing is in
the area of your work space that could be knocked over onto the splitter during operation. Never
operate the splitter with your face close or above the splitting area; debris may be thrown into your
body and cause severe damage.
OPEN THE AIR BLEED SYSTEM
Loosen the Bleed Screw (See Pic Part D) 3 - 4 turns whenever the splitter is being used. Retighten
the bleed screw when you are finished or before moving the splitter. Failure to loosen the bleed will
result in air build inside of hydraulic chamber causing permanent damage and eventual failure.
PLACING A LOG ONTO THE SPLITTER
Place the log onto the splitter lengthwise and laying flat on the Splitting Table (See Pic Part H). The
log should lie flat on the splitter and be cradled by the log guides. NEVER attempt to split a log at
an angle. Be sure the log pusher (See Pic Part B) and wedge (See Pic Part C) will contact the log
squarely on the ends.
SPLITTING THE LOG
Depress the electric motor start switch (See Pic Part J) with one hand. This will start the electric
motor which will run continuously until the switch is pressed again. Wait a few seconds for the
hydraulic system to build pressure. Then when it is safe to do so, depress both Log Pusher
Engagement Handles (See Pic Part O) at the same time. The log pusher will compress the log
against the wedge, splitting the log. Once the log is split release both handles so the pusher will
retract to its starting position. Remove the split log and repeat process.
WARNING: If the log does not split immediately, do not force it by
maintaining the movement of log pusher. It is better to reposition the
log until it splits smoothly. If you continue to try and split the log a
bypass will engage and the hydraulic system will not work. You must
then stop the electric motor completely and then restart the electric
motor.
FREEING A JAMMED LOG
Release both controls.
With the log pusher fully returned to the starting position, insert a wedge under the jammed log.
Start the log splitter to push the wedge under the jammed log.
Repeat above procedure with sharper angled wedge until jammed log is free.
Do not try to knock the jammed log off; this may cause damage to the splitter.
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CHECKING AND REPLACING THE HYDRAULIC OIL
The hydraulic oil should be replaced every 150 hours of operation.
To check the hydraulic oil level:
Turn the log splitter on end with the wheel down.
Support it well so it can not fall over.
Let sit 1 minute so all the oil is at the bottom of the hydraulic reservoir.
Remove oil plug/dipstick (8mm Hex)
Verify the oil level is between the 2 grooves at end of dipstick
If the oil level is not showing on the dipstick, double check it, if it is still reading below the 2 grooves
add oil as specified in the specification at the beginning of this manual.
Replacing the hydraulic oil:
Remove oil plug/dipstick (8mm Hex)
Turn the log splitter on the support leg over a container to drain the hydraulic fluid.
After allowing it to completely drain, turn log splitter on end with wheel down.
Support it so it cannot fall over.
Fill with approx. 0.925 Gallons
Let sit 1 minute so the all the oil as at the bottom of the hydraulic reservoir.
Verify the oil level is between the 2 grooves at end of dipstick
If the oil level is not showing on the dipstick, double check it, if it is still reading below the 2 grooves
add oil as specified in the specification at the beginning of this manual.
Recommended Oil Types:
Hydraulic Tractor Fluid 10W (22-32 ISO Viscosity)
Heavy Duty Hydrostatic Oil 10W (22-32 ISO Viscosity)
Shell Tellus 22
Mobil DTE 11
BP Energol HLP-HM 22
SHARPENING THE WEDGE
After using the log splitter for some time and when required sharpen the wedge of the log splitter
using a fine-toothed file and smooth any burs or crushed areas along the cutting edge. Be sure to
unplug the splitter before sharpening the wedge.
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Troubleshooting
Symptom
Machine Does Not
Start or a Breaker
Trips
Ram will Not Move /
is Slow to Respond /
Motor Hums
Possible Cause
Possible Solution
1. Plug/Receptacles is a at fault
or Circuit Breaker has tripped
Test Plug/Receptacle or check
Circuit Breaker
2. Verify the Plug/Receptacle
Source meets Electrical
Requirements
120V AC and 15 Amp Circuit
Breaker that is not in use
3. Wiring is Open/has High
Resistance
Check for
broken/disconnected/loose/
corroded connections and
repair/replace as necessary
4. If you are using an Extension
Cord
Be sure the Extension Cord is of
the right gauge size for the length
that you are using to meet the
electrical requirements of the
machine
5. Motor On/Off Switch is at fault
Test On/Off Switch
6. Start Capacitor is faulty
Test/Repair/Replace
7. Motor is at fault
Test/Repair/Replace
1. Is the Bleed Screw Adjusted
Properly
See Page 9 Owner's Manual
2. Bleed Accumulated Air from
the Hydraulic System
Unplug/Move Both Handles Up
and Down 4 times, on 4th time
the Log Pusher should not move
and be fully retracted
3. Is the Splitter on Level
Surface?
4. The Hydraulic Level may be
Low
Splitter should only be operate on
Level Surface
Check Hydraulic Fluid Level, see
page 12 Owner's Manual
5. Damaged Motor Fan Cover
Check Motor Fan Cover for Dent
Repair/Replace
6. Motor Fan Not Turning
Unplug and Remove Motor Fan
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Cover, Remove any debris
blocking motor fan from turning,
Will Motor Fan Turn By Hand
Repair/Replace
7. Overheating
In High Temperature and/or
during Rapid Use the Hydraulic
Fluid may have overheated. Allow
the machine to cool
1. Log is Improperly positioned
Refer to Log Splitter Operation
section in this manual.
2. The size or hardness of the log
may be greater than the ability of
the splitter to split.
Certain type of wood grain and
fiber may not be able to be split
with this splitter without reducing
the length of the log.
3. Splitting wedge is dull or
damaged
Refer to Sharpening the Wedge
section in this manual.
Fails to Split Logs
4. The Hydraulic Level may be
Low
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Checking Oil Level section in this
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PARTS DIAGRAM
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PARTS LIST
No
Name
Qty
1
Hexagonal nut(M14)
2
2
Hexagonal nut(thin)(M14)
4
3
Hydraulic Rod
1
4
Spring
1
5
O-ring seal
1
6
Piston
1
7
O-ring seal
1
8
Square piston ring
1
9
Oil cylinder casing
1
10
Dip stick
1
11
O-ring seal
oil seal
12
Teflon seal ring
1
13
O-ring oil seal
oil seal
14
Bleed screw (M3*10)
1
15
Oil cylinder cover
1
16
Screw stud
2
17
Philips screw(M6*20)
2
18
Moving handle
1
19
Supporting leg
1
20
Nut(M6)
4
21
Screw(M6*14)
2
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22/23 Rubber supporter for electrical motor 1
24
Switch dust shield
1
25
Switch
1
26
Switch seat
1
27
Nut(M8)
1
28
Fixing washer
1
29
Capacitor
1
30
Rubber seal
1
31
Switch Box & Cover
1
32
Philips screw
8
33
Cord and plug
1
34
Bolt (M8*30)
3
35
Spring Lock Washer (8mm)
9
36
Washer (8mm)
13
37
O-ring seal
2
38
Bolt (8 mm)
1
39
Nut (M8)
1
40
Oil pump cover
1
41
Electrical motor assembly
1
42/44 Bolt (M8*30)
4
43
Log guiding plate
2
45
Main body
1
46
Plastic sheath plate
2
47
Log pusher assembly
1
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48
O-ring seal
1
49
Oil cylinder cover-front
1
50
Spring
1
51
Fixing screw(M8*30)
1
52
Handle seat
1
53
Valve knob
1
54
Handle bar
1
55
Handle
1
56
Nut (M8)
2
57
Brass shim
4
58
Wheel axle cover
2
59
Circlip
2
60
Rubber wheel
2
61
Wheel frame
1
62
Support plate
1
63
Washer (10 mm)
2
64
Spring
1
65
Protection hood
1
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WARRANTY & REGISTRATION
Laizhou Zhongxin Machinery warrants to original Purchaser that its product is free from
major defects in material under normal use and service for a period of 2 Years from the
date the product is purchased. If product is used commercially the warranty period is
reduced by one half. Warranty Void if product has been disassembled by unauthorized
personnel.
Laizhou Zhongxin Machinery obligation under this warranty is to repair or replace
defective product upon approval of our USA Agent; Betst Products 83371 Melton Rd. N.,
Creswell OR 97426 that Warranty Claim is Valid. Product shall be returned upon request
of Betst Products. Transportation charges to be prepaid by seller.
Laizhou Zhongxin Machinery assumes no responsibility for outside labor.
THE GOODS SOLD PURSUANT TO THIS AGREEMENT ARE SOLD AS IS BY AGENT
BETST PRODUCTS. BETST PRODUCTS MAKES NO WARRANTY. THE ONLY
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TO, ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS OF THE PRODUCTS FOR
ANY PURPOSE) WITH RESPECT TO THE PRODUCTS COVERED BY THIS AGREEMENT
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AND NO OTHER WARRANTY IS APPLICABLE, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, IN
FACT OR BY LAW, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTY AS TO MERCHANTABILITY OR
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR USE OR PURPOSE.
This warranty shall not be interpreted to render Laizhou Zhongxin Machinery or our
USA agent liable for injury or damages of any kind or nature, direct, consequential, or
contingent, to person or property.
The sole and only remedy in regard to any defective products shall be the replacement
thereof herein provided, and neither Laizhou Zhongxin Machinery nor our agent Betst
Products shall not be liable for any consequential, special, incidental or punitive damages
resulting from or caused by any such defects.
Laizhou Zhongxin Machinery reserves the right to make improvements in design or
changes in specifications at any time, without incurring any obligations to owners of units
previously sold.
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MAILED WITHIN 15 DAYS OF PURCHASE DATE
REGISTRATION
Product Model # _____________________
Purchase Date____/____/_______
Purchased From: _____________________________
Your Name: _________________________________________
Your Address: ________________________________________
City: ________________________ County: ___________ ST: _______ Zip Code: _____________
Phone: ______________________ Email: _______________________
Attach a Copy of Proof of Purchase
Acceptance of responsibility:
I (Purchaser) have read operators manual and Limited Warranty or someone has read/and
explained all instructions to me. I understand this warranty does not cover any labor and that all
disputes will be settled by binding arbitration. Warranty void if any attempt to repair or replace
defective parts has been made by unauthorized personnel. I have received my Operators Manual
and fully understand my requirements. The mark next to each item below confirms my acceptance
of responsibility for the use and maintenance of this Log Splitter. I understand that I alone am
responsible for proper maintenance, care and safe operation of this Log Splitter.
__ Received and read or will read Operators Manual Specifically Safe Operation section
__ Specifications accepted
__ Controls understood
__ Maintenance Requirements understood
__ Storage of Product
I (purchaser) also understand that persons not familiar with the operation of this equipment should
not be allowed to use it. Children especially should not operate or be near equipment. ANYONE
OPERATING EQUIPMENT SHOULD HAVE READ ALL EQUIPMENT OPERATIONS MANUALS
AND SAFETY MANUALS.
Is Product used in a business __ NO ___ YES If yes business type _________________
Owners Signature: x _________________________________________ Date: ____/____/____
It is recommended that a copy of the registration be given to the seller.
You must sign this warranty and mail copy to Betst Products, 83371 Melton Rd N.#3,
Creswell OR 97426 or Fax to 904-216-2059 This warranty is not effective unless the
Purchaser mails this Registration and Warranty Form within 15 days of purchase. NOTE:
The Manufacturer may refuse warranty of any kind unless Betst Products receives a completed,
legible and signed warranty registration. It is the responsibility of the purchaser to assure that this
registration document is received by Betst Products.
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