LS27 – ECHO Bear Cat Log Splitter Resource

ECHO Bear Cat Log Splitter LS27
The Echo Bear Cat LS22 is a great log splitter, but sometimes you need a little extra power to go through thick hardwoods. That’s why Bear Cat makes the LS27. It still has all the features that make the LS22 convenient and easy to use but adds extra power to go through the toughest logs.

Works Great Any Time of Year

Power is important, but it won’t do any good if the engine won’t run when you need it. That’s why the LS27 is powered by a Subaru SP210 engine. It’s a general purpose engine, not a lawn mower engine, so it’s designed to run just as well in the winter as it does in the summer. Automatic decompression makes it easy to turn over when using the recoil starter, and its overhead cam design provides superior head cooling for better performance in the summer. Add in a high compression ratio and modern pent-roof head design, and this powerplant manages an impressive 7 hp from just 210cc.

The weatherproofing doesn’t stop at the engine. This splitter uses a 4.5-gallon hydraulic system filled with Dexron III transmission fluid, keeping the same viscosity and flow characteristics regardless of operating temperature. The LS27 comes pre-filled from the factory, so there’s no need to set up the pump before the first use. This engine and pump combined generate up to 27 tons of force with a cycle time of 14 seconds. That’s enough power to go through all but the thickest hardwoods.

Just as Flexible as it is Powerful

The LS27’s bed sits 30 inches above the ground, which means there’s no stooping when loading wood. The splitter can be set up one of two ways: a wide end plate makes the splitter very stable when used vertically while smaller logs can be cut with the splitter sitting horizontally for faster loading. Either way, this splitter can handle wood up to 24 inches long. Stuck logs are no problem thanks to standard stripper plates while the
engine guard protects the motor from falling wood.

When the work is done, the trailer hitch can be folded for storage. Need to move it to a new work site? Pneumatic tires and a standard ball hitch allow the LS27 to be towed at speeds up to 45 mph.

Built for and Guaranteed for Everyone

Echo Bear Cat backs this splitter with a warranty no matter how you use it. That means a three-year warranty for homeowners, a one year warranty for commercial use and three- month for rental use.


No matter how you use your LS27, these accessories can make this log splitter a better fit for your needs.

Cut large logs into smaller pieces with the 4-way wedge, or load small logs faster with the log cradle, which keeps the wood in place until the wedge makes contact.

Add the lighting required in some areas to meet local trailer laws and protect your splitter from road debris with the fender kit. Everything, including standard wiring, is included.

Want to keep an eye on your engine’s use? The tachometer/hour meter makes it easy to check running speeds and use times, helping you keep on top of this unit’s maintenance schedule.

Where to buy Echo Bear Cat Log Splitter parts and accessories

Shank’s Lawn and Garden is a Signature Elite certified dealer for Bear Cat equipment. That means they have company-trained staff and a wide range of in-stock parts to ensure the best service possible. Shank’s is also a certified dealer for Subaru Industrial Power products including the engine used in the LS27.

No matter where you are in the U.S. or Canada, Shank’s can ship whatever you need to keep your Bear Cat running. Just visit their website, Live in South Central Pennsylvania and looking to buy a log splitter or need to have one serviced? Their shop is located at 4900 Molly Pitcher Highway in Chambersburg, just off route 11. To get there from I-81, take Exit 10 to Marion.

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