Long Lasting!

Without my old ECHO Bear Cat I wouldn't be anywhere near as far along in our weed-whacking (we live in a high fire danger zone). Both the wheels on my new DR have failed and the mow ball (plastic) didn't last more than 20 hours before being worn out. Your new thick steel mow ball is the only thing that makes sense if you have land with a lot of rocks - it will outlast me probably. The 3-speed trans have never skipped a beat while my DR only has one speed. The ECHO Bear Cat wheels are still working fine. The ECHO Bear Cat wheels  are larger which makes it easier to go over bumps, ect. As of now, it looks like buying the DR was a mistake.

Jim H.
Grass Valley, CA



LS27 27 Ton Log Splitter

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MSRP $2,299

The  ECHO Bear Cat LS27 log splitter features a Subaru SP210 engine. It’s shipped with the 4.5 gallon hydraulic system filled with Dexron III rated Automatic Transmission Fluid, which provides ease of operation on components in cold weather conditions. Storing the LS27 is easy and compact with the fold up trailer hitch.

It features a 30 inch bed height, giving the user a comfortable operating position, while decreasing physical effort and maximizing efficiency. It can be used in the horizontal or vertical positions and features an Engine Guard Plate and Log Stripper Plate as standard equipment. The wide end plate increases stability when operating in the vertical position.

L x W x H (in)
84 x 39 x 40
Weight (lbs)
Fuel Capacity
.95 gal.
Start Type
Subaru SP210
Fuel Type
Log Splitter
Splitting Tons
27 tons
Wheel Base (in)
45 mph Max. tow speed

Does my splitter come with hydraulic fluid?
The hydraulic system on this log splitter comes filled with high performance Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) to accommodate operation in temperatures below 32 degrees F (0 degrees C). When adding or replacing ATF, use a Dexron® III or Mercon® qualified product. Check the fluid on level ground with the jack stand in the down position.
How difficult is it to perform maintenance on the machine?
ECHO Bear Cat products are designed with ease of maintenance in mind. Proper maintenance is vital and should be performed routinely with blades, belts and bearings being most important.
Is there a rental application for this machine?
Yes. Commercial landscapers and yard care people will have a seasonal need for this piece of equipment.
What is the cycle time?
The LS22 has a cycle time of 12 seconds and the LS27 has a cycle time of 14 seconds.
What is the cycle time?
The LS22 has a cycle time of 12 seconds and the LS27 has a cycle time of 14 seconds.
What size logs can I split?
The maximum length of log that you can split is 24" long. You can split larger diameter logs with the unit in the vertical position.