well i have $900 in this now and its done other than the log crane i have to weld up. i have everything to build it but ill need another lever to run the cylinder to lift heavy logs up to 600lbs and 4' in diam and 23" thick. so about a grand. thats not bad concidering menards has a splitter thats only 1/3 this one for $1029.00. mine has a 1" thick carbon steel wedge. 11 horse powerbuilt briggs engine (freebe) and a 16 gal per min hydraluic pump. a 24"stroke x4" bore 2500psi cylinder. i turned a 7 gallon air bomb into the fluid tank. has a 8' 1/2 x 8" steel beam that runs the length of the trailer. its mean. ive split logs already that were 3' diam at idle speed. thought some of ya mechanically enclined folks would like to check it out. the 1/2" push plate has 1" steel teeth to grip logs from slipping and 1" steel center support with 2- 1/2". steel triangle supports. oh and electric start with self charging.,lol its the 21century. no pulling.