Power-Bolt Log Splitters
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In the late 1970's Gilson began producing the Power-Bolt log splitters. Most splitters were and are still hydraulicly driven. Gilson took an alternative approach and designed a splitter that operated mechanically. Gilson used familiar designs including a tiller style chain drive case, a friction wheel common to snowblower, tractors and tillers, lead screw and torque converter. Advertised advantages were the ability to reset the splitter fast compared to hydraulics and adjustable stoke for efficiency. These machines were available in off road and over the road towable models. They were sold under the Gilson, Burns and Ford brand names.

We have acquired the archival materials to offer documentation packages. Packages are $10. Documents will be sent in PDF format by return email. Packages include the following.

  • Owner's manual with illustrated parts list
  • Factory service manuals, 2 versions
  • Engine illustrated parts list
  • Sales Brochure
Select your package based on the Gilson ID tag on your Power-Bolt log splitter.

Gilson Model Identification Sticker
Models:
Gilson: 57000, 57001
Burns: 57002, 57003
Ford: 09GN5700, 09GN5701


Models:
Gilson: 57005, 57006

PARTS
DESCRIPTION
Friction Wheel
32222, 18915, 14806
27987 Air Filter
27987
Air Filter
Pull Grips
Pull Grips
Pull Cords
Starter Cord
Recoil Spring 294303
Recoil Spring
294303
DESCRIPTION
Gilson Tiller
Parts

CJ-8 Spark Plug
Spark Plug
CJ8
Side Exhaust Muffler 297274
Side Exhaust
297274
DESCRIPTION
PulsaJet
Carburetor Kit
Snow Blowers
Gilson Snowblower
Parts

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Created April 2021 ---- Updated April 2021