I processed about 3 cords of 30" black locust rounds from a grapple load I got 2 summers ago. Did it all with the vertical splitter, a piece of 3/4" plywood, and a few golf balls to make it easier to maneuver. Aside for the excellent BTU's of locust, it's very rot resistant so it can stay on the ground for a while. They were used for ship masts back in the day because of that and how straight they are. If available the locust logs were usually the first layer on the ground before the oak on my past grapple loads. Easy to split and I agree with having to season it for 2 yrs unless you mix it in with some good oak in a well established fire after only 1 yr. Usually by 2 yrs the bark will fall off. Man that stuff is thick.... Great score!!