Customer Testimonials

Korte Tree Care Running the HF-300 Cone Screw Splitter

We just started using our cone splitter yesterday, it's the HF-300 model. That thing is bad-ass! I really like it. It's more effective than I thought it would be. You can even use it to move logs around. That's a really good deal for the money. If you have anybody that calls in and wants to know how it works, give them my number and I'll tell them the deal. Everyone with a horizontal grinder should have one of those because it opens up a whole new level of material that you can run through those things and not have to stick them in the tub. It really solves our problem and it's really impressive! Especially for the price and size that it is. I'm really happy with that thing. Sometimes I'm not when I buy stuff site unseen, but it's a really cool invention that I wish I'd known about a long time ago. Thanks a lot!

Josh Korte, Owner
Korte Tree Care


I have a 247 cat skidsteer and using the U.S. Pride screw splitter (HF-300) was the best way I have ever split wood. My wife and I are almost 60 years old. We split, cut, and  stacked 3 full cord of wood in 4 hours. And we are not professionals. We started with 102 in. length of white oak. The cool part was splitting the whole length. I then loaded the 102 in split wood on a trailer with my forks. Backed it up to my wood shed, cut it to length and stacked it. At one point I was just seeing what this splitter could do. I found a crotch piece about 6 feet long and 3 feet in diameter full of knots. I had been splitting just a little over idle speed. I screwed into the middle of this piece and the cone started smoking then stoped. I backed out the screw a bit, gave it more throttle and tried again. That piece of oak made a loud crack and came apart. Very impressive wood splitter.









We have been using our HF-300 for about 6 months.  We use it to assist in processing wood into firewood.  We use it attached to a bobcat, and split up logs that are 2ft or larger in diameter and make them smaller chunks so our guys can process it faster and easier with our log splitter.  We intend to use it year round at this point because it saves so much time and energy while processing firewood.

Thanks again for making an amazing product!!

Jason Tackett
Tackett's Tree Service
Service manager


My name is Lorn Larson, owner of Larson Logging and Tree Service. We have been in business for over 35 years. We were looking for a way to split logs that were over 32” in diameter so we could put them into our wood processor. We heard about US Pride Products making a screw splitter so I contacted Charlie the owner. I told him we wanted to mount it on our Vermeer CTX 160 Mini Skid Steer. We decided to get the HF 300 which needed a minimum of 16 gallons of flow per minute. That is what the CTX 160 would do. I was a little apprehensive since we were at the maximum for our machine, but Charlie assured us it would work. We received the machine and I hooked it up and gave it the test. I was extremely impressed with how well it worked. It split everything I put in front of it. Thank you Charlie for a great product and integrity which is hard to find in our times.

Lorn Larson, Owner
Larson Logging and Tree Service


MUA - Morris County Municipal Utilities AuthorityMorris County Municipal Utilities Authority

On behalf of the Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority, I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for working with us on the purchase of your HF-800 two-speed log splitter. The mounting bracket your machine shop made for us to fit our Volvo L110H front-end loader was a great fit, allowing for easy access to allow it to be up and running. The materials our facility accepts and uses this machine on are logs ranging from 10 to 14-foot lengths and between 12 to 40 inches in diameter from Sycamore to Maple and Ash trees. Due to this new purchase, the MUA has effectively applied cost savings to our budget as we no longer need to rent a log sheer for this purpose. The device will pay for itself in four years time from purchase. In addition, the MUA also rents a horizontal grinder from a partnering agency in the use of this new splitter has effectively dropped our grind time from around 50 hours down to 35 hours of run time. Moreover, fuel costs have also dropped a little less than 400 gallons as well. Overall the HF-800 splitter is a great fit for our site operations.

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Harry Dry, Site Supervisor
Mount Olive Vegetative Waste Recycling Facility


We received the HF-300 cone splitter we purchased from you. It's a nice beefy piece of equipment. We're really happy with it. It's doing really well on our four and five foot diameter wood and smaller, of course. It's a very nice product and I would recommend it to anybody. Thanks again for all your help!





We contacted Charlie about the possibility of demoing and possibly purchasing the H.F.300 for our firewood business.  We sell firewood to the local campgrounds, and we needed something for processing the large white pine logs we get from the local logger.  Charlie suggested the H.F.300 for us because we run a Kubota SVL65 with HI flow.  He sent a guy up and he told us that we would buy the H.F.300 that day, and I told him we’d probably want to wait on the purchase.  So the day came when the H.F.300 showed up and we set out the largest knottiest pine logs, all cut about 14’ long, we could get out of the pile.  We thought, there is no way that that screw is going to get through these.  We couldn’t get the H.F.300 hooked up the high flow due to having the wrong hydraulic fittings so we hooked it to the low flow couplers.  The first log I went into was the worst one of the bunch…….and the H.F.300 busted right thought it.  It was right there that I knew we wouldn’t let this thing leave our lot.  Couple days later Charlie had the right hydraulic fittings to use and we where running it on high flow.   Since then we have used it a season and a half and we wounder what took us so long to find and buy such a great tool.  What would normally be a nightmare to deal with and 3 months of hard work, was done in less than 30 hours.  This spring I had a job to pull about 50 or so pine stumps, so I decided to try the H.F.300 with busting them apart to make pulling them a faster cleaner job.  It tore right through all the stumps and when I brought out the excavator, getting the stumps out was a cake walk.  Highly recommend this product hands down.

Evan & Evan Landscaping


Solid Waste AgencyI wanted to say thank you for the high level of customer service that you and the staff at US Pride Products provided to the Cedar Rapids/Linn County Solid Waste Agency during the purchasing process for the HF-500 Log Splitter. Your patience with the public acquisition process, knowledge of the industry, willingness to answer questions, and the on-site demonstration that you provided gave the Solid Waste Agency staff and the Board of Directors confidence that you would provide the same high level of customer service alter the sale. In addition, the Solid Waste Agency Board of Directors places a lot value in supporting a locally/regionally owned company.

We process a high volume of large diameter logs and stumps as a part of our yard waste and biomass programs, including ash trees as part of the metro area Emerald Ash Borer abatement programs. It is important for us to have a machine that can reduce the size of the large diameter material prior to processing them in our grinder. It is also important that the machine be reliable and that our on-site mechanic be able to complete routine maintenance on the machine. Our mechanic commented he was confident in the design and as a result in his ability to perform normal maintenance on the machine..

The Solid Waste Agency considered three models of wood splitters manufactured by three separate companies throughout the United States and Canada. Staff and the Operations Committee based its recommendation for the US Pride Products HF-500 to the Board of Directors on the design and quality of the US Pride machine.
Also, when comparing the bids the Solid Waste Agency staff saw the most value for the price in the US Pride product. In addition, I received input from our operators regarding the purchase and they were impressed with the splitter after the demonstration. Finally, the Solid Waste Agency Board of Directors places a lot value in supporting a locally/regionally owned company.

Thank you again for all of your time and support during our purchasing process. We look forward to working with you in the future.


Sincerely, Bill Micheel, Site Manger
Cedar Rapids / Linn County Solid Waste Agency


Charlie thanks! I wanted to tell you I love that machine. I have the HF-200 and it's great for splitting up long logs to run through the chipper or getting logs ready to process on the splitter for firewood. It's been great for us. It's a 2015 model so we've been using it awhile.


Great piece of equipment! Easy to put on the excavator out in the field, hook up a couple lines and go. Split the biggest logs we can throw at it with no problems!

Mike Green
HF 500 Log Splitter

Charlie, Just wanted to say thanks. Your product is awesome. I found it very easy to get extremely efficient with on the very first use. Sure is saving the back on hand cutting.

Thanks again, Joe Kozak
Navy Lawn & Garden Care, Inc

I would like to first of all extend my personal thanks for the great product that you have sold me. The HF-300 is one of the baddest most durable, log splitter/ drill for resizing logs that I personally have ever came across. The compeitors talk a great a game with a siginficant cheaper price, but I have been in the equipment game from years. Cheaper is not always better. Plus a local compeitor in the area has one of the other brands and I all I hear them doing is working on it, replacing seals, or waiting on parts. I cant run a business that way. We are close to approaching our first year with the HF-300. We use the HF-300 to resize logs to get them under 26" to send them to a Puplwood Mill. in the 1 Year time frame that we have had the HF-300 we had to do nothing to it. I repeat nothing . This thing takes some serious abuse working everyday at my yard . When we first started drilling logs at our yard we had no clue what we were doing. Now a year into it I would not run my operation any different for resizing logs with any other piece of equipment besides the HF-300 Thank you for your words of wisdom, Great customer service, and taking the time to explain your equipment versus all of the other incomplete tools on the market. In my book Durability, Customer Service, and Reliability means more to me than any dollar you can save and I am greatly thankful that I have gone with the HF-300. Please feel free to share this with anybody else who might be on the fence deciding which way to go, if they are interested in one of your products.

Advance Tree Care Corporation

Just wanted to share my experience with the 300. I am a tree guy on Martha's Vineyard. Most people think the trees are small here or no trees at all or we are all rich people. Well there are lots of trees and they may not be as tall as the trees on the mainland, but they are fat and gnarly. I would end up taking them to the very expensive stump dump. Not anymore. This drill kicks butt.

My worker was split drilling some wood the other day and I couldn’t stop watching. I have had it for a couple years now and it still amazes me. It turns a financial loss into a profit and Charlie actually answers his phone. There is hope in the world after all.

Mark Clements
M. C. Clements Tree & Landscaping Service

Hi Charlie, We have been running the HF 200 for three years now and it's still going strong! Very capable unit, with the original tip and just changing gear oil and bolt torque checks. It gets run hard and stands proven in many ways at my tree service. By being able to reduce the size of quality material down for firewood or saw logs increases our production and breaking down oversize wood before dumping saves us money there or we can chip it ourselves! It will also do a job on breaking down uproots on site or busting up stumps at the yard too, which improves the bottom line. On the job I've got it to bite a piece and fed the chipper with it or you can load a truck, also aids in skidding out appropriate size felled trees, literally nip it the butt and back out outta there. See you at the Logging Show in Bangor, ME and bring the stump cutter for me! That's going to be the next level of versatility with HF 200 for us. Keep up the good work!

Andrew Lobel
Lobel Tree Service, Peabody MA


I've had my splitter for oh gosh, ten or eleven years for sure, best damn thing out there to split wood as far as I am concerned.

Tim N