When I started at Lawn Doctor in 1988, we were exclusively using the Turf Tamer walk behind. They still use them mostly, but also the new Turf Tamer Stand on. The small 2 cycle engine on the TT walk behind was made by Komatsu Zenoah. These engines were fantastic. I dont know of a better, tougher, longer lasting 2 cycle. We put an average of about 32 hours per week of run time on them, for 40 weeks(Jan 22-Dec 10) per year. They were designed to be run for 2 full seasons before being over hauled for the first time. Then after season 2, we'd completely dismantle them in winter, clean the parts, replace the sealed roller bearings, piston rings and gaskets, then they were good to go for another season. After that they were overhauled like that every year, and would last many seasons. They had to pull a machine weighing around 250-275lbs when full, all day long, up and down hills etc. They were abused. I left Lawn Doctor in the late 90's, and eventually became self employed. So now I need a new Hedge trimmer, and now that the internet lets us buy stuff that isnt available locally, I decided to look into equipment made by other manufacturers. But I remembered how well the Komatsu-Zenoah engines ran, and wanted to see if they make lawn equipment. Turns out they do! But.....once I looked at their map of dealers, I found out they sell to every continent but North America and Antarctica.... I can understand not selling to Antarctica, there's not much lawn industry there, but there is in North America. Oh well, what'ya gonna do? So I eventually get around to Red Max stuff, and I stumbled into an article that described that Red Max is actually Zenoah! Komatsu-Zenoah just rebadges their North American equipment with the Red Max name then ships it here...... But I've never seen it for sale around here, although supposedly there is a small engine shop about 30 minutes from here that can get them. But I dont see them being used by lawn guys around here, so most people dont know about their stuff around this region.... Kinda like when I had to travel to NJ to buy my Shindaiwa stuff. So, have you used their equipment, particularly their hedge trimmers, and how does it hold up, how does it compare with other brands you've used?