Ok. Here is one of the design flaws I see with this splitter after doing more research. When the splitter is in the horizontal position, the split wood coming off the rail will be falling right on the top of the pump where the hose exits. If you look at many of the other splitter designs out there, the pump is on the opposite side of the unit. Say for example you load on a hunker of a log and it accidentally rolls off on pump side of the splitter, it may potentially land on the top of the pump assembly that is cantilevered off the motor. Over time I'm sure the split logs catching the output hose at the pump will not be good either. This is a bad design in my opinion.