Since Husky owns Redmax, I've heard rumors that the Husky X-Torq engine, often found in the commercial line of Husky products [ie - 525LS, 580BTS, etc] is really just a rebadged Redmax Zenoah engine with a difference carb set up? Can anyone actually confirm this? For the Redmax engines I've heard that if there is a 'z' in the engine code, its a Zenoah engine. Not all Redmax use Zenoah engines, but their HD commercial line does. I own some Husky X-torq engines with the same 'z' in the engine code, so i suspect that it may be a Zenoah engine in Husky clothes. I've also compared some cylinder and piston part #'s between Husky and Redmax and there are a lot of matches, notably the Husky 525 string trimmer and comparable Redmax 25.4cc trimmer.
Anyone else have any more insight into this? Anyone have industry knowledge that confirms this?