Electric log splitters may not crave gasoline, but they do crave the use of hydraulic oil. For electric Log Splitter, it's recommended you use hydraulic oil with a 10W weight rating. This blazon of hydraulic oil is able of appropriately lubricating the affective locations of your splitter during algid or hot weather.
In accession to lubricating your splitter's affective parts, this hydraulic oil is aswell acclimated for pressurizing the hydraulic system. If you alpha the motor, the hydraulic arrangement begins to physique up burden with the hydraulic oil. The splitter is afresh able of applying abundant burden on the log to breach it adjoin the splitter wedge.
You allegation to change the hydraulic oil in your log splitter afterwards every 150 hours of operation time. If you don't, you run the accident of damaging apparatus aural your hydraulic arrangement if the debris aural the oil settles assimilate your splitter's hydraulic components.
It's aswell accessible for the oil levels to get low if now maintained properly. If your log splitter motor is giving off a bustling complete and the pusher isn't moving, you may allegation to add added oil. If it's been a while, you should aboriginal cesspool the old oil and afresh bushing it with the able aggregate of beginning oil. Use your dipstick to admeasurement the oil akin to ensure it's breadth it should be.
Lastly, be abiding you're bleeding your hydraulic arrangement during use. Electric Performance Built Log Splitter accept a drain spiral that allows air out of the arrangement to anticipate over-pressurizing it. The drain spiral should abide anchored shut during accumulator or whenever the splitter is accepting moved., but should be opened whenever in use to abstain damaging the centralized components.