Gang, I was at a local Home Depot today and had a chance to check out an Ariens 27 ton splitter.Aside from a truncated beam and unsuported cyilincer, it was superior to the Husky. heavy duty hydraulic lines, fenders on the tires, a real trailer coupler and jack, you name it. Am I sorry that I bought a husky 28 ton? no, because the ariens was $2000 and beffing up the husky will cost less. I just wish husly hand't cut so many corners in the first place.