I paid around $1100 for my 27 Ton Troybuilt (MTD). I looked at the Iron and Oak. They really look like strong well built machines but they are over $1000 more for a similar unit. I don't see the payback for the extra money right now since this my splitter does the job quite well. Now that I'm going full time my opinion could change and my next splitter will be one of those. I do know a replacement cylinder for one of these trunnion machines is around $500.