Gas / Electric Conversion Kit: How does it work?

DualIf you’ve researched the DR Dual-Action Log Splitters, then you’ve probably noticed that, like most log splitters, you have to choose between the gas-powered models and the electric-powered models. And that’s quite the decision! With gas, you get more power (15 tons versus 10 tons), but with electric, there’s no need to fuss with fuel, and you can split indoors.

But have no fear! DR offers gas/electric conversion kits, so you can have the best of both worlds.

DR is the only company to offer conversion kits for its log splitters (available for the Dual-Action models), allowing you to turn a gas-powered unit into an electric-powered unit and an electric-powered unit into a gas-powered unit. Pretty nifty, if you ask me.

Different fuels for different tasks

A lot of our customers find that early in the wood splitting season, they prefer gas power. They’re splitting their biggest logs and want as much tonnage as possible to work quickly and easily through even tough logs. After they’ve finished with the bulk of their wood, though, they find that they would rather split indoors or on a porch to do smaller logs and kindling. This is when they will switch over to electric power. The 10-ton electric engine still packs a punch — no doubt about that! — but it allows you to split in confined spaces. Great for splitting kindling, or for adding to your wood pile after winter has hit and the snowflakes have started to fly.

ConvFeatureHow do they work?

Using a conversion kit is simple — you remove the entire existing power source and install the new one. The whole process only takes about 30 to 45 minutes. And once you’ve changed it over, it’s easy to change it back.

Do you have a conversion kit for your DR Dual-Action Log Splitter? When do you switch between fuel sources? Are there different types of splitting you prefer to do with gas versus electric? Let us know in the comments section!

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