North Star M1108D Log Splitter User Manual

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Owner’s Manual
Instructions for Assembly, Testing, Operation, Servicing,
& Storage
22, 30, 37-Ton Log Splitters: Outdoor hydraulic powered
machine that splits wood logs.
READ and UNDERSTAND this manual completely before using log splitter.
All operators of this equipment must read and completely understand all safety information, operating instructions,
maintenance and storage instructions. Failure to properly operate and maintain the log splitter could result in serious injury
to the operator and bystanders from moving parts that can crush or cut, flying objects, burns, fire or explosion, escaping
high pressure hydraulic fluid, or carbon monoxide poisoning in particular, be aware of the following hazards.
Crush and Cut Hazards
Moving parts can crush and cut hands and fingers. Keep hands clear of endplate, wedge, logs, and log strippers while
High Pressure Hydraulic Fluid Hazards
High fluid pressures and temperatures are developed in hydraulic log splitters. Hydraulic fluid escaping through even a
pin-size hole opening can puncture skin and cause severe blood poisoning. Inspect hydraulic system regularly for
possible leaks. Never check for leaks with your hand while the system is pressurized. Seek medical attention
immediately if injured by escaping fluid.
Fire Hazards
If your log splitter is intended for use near an ignitable forest, brush, or grassy covered land, the engine exhaust should
be equipped with a spark arrestor. See the “Specifications” section of this manual to determine if your splitter already
has a spark arrestor. If not equipped, call Northstar Customer Service for ordering information.
Keep a fire extinguisher with you that is rated for ordinary combustibles and flammable liquids.
SAVE BOLTS FROM PACKAGING: Some packaging bolts are used to assemble the log splitter.
ADD OIL TO ENGINE BEFORE USING: Engine is shipped without
oil. DO NOT start log splitter without first adding oil.
ADD HYDRAULIC OIL: Your log splitter was shipped without
hydraulic oil. Refer to Periodic Maintenance section of this
manual for instructions on filling the hydraulic reservoir
INSPECT COMPONENTS: Closely inspect to make sure no components are missing or damaged.
See Initial Unpacking & Set-up for instructions and for whom to contact to report missing or damaged parts.
Any Questions, Comments, Problems or Parts Orders
Call NorthStar Customer Service 1-800-270-0810