We received our Maxi Vac just over a week ago and have found it wonderful. The power surge is remarkable as I swallow up old and new horse manure. The Honda engine has not missed a beat and is just so easy to start. My horses have never been happier on our pasture and we have wonderful fertilizer for our vegetable garden. We intend to purchase another Maxi Vac for our son who has two horses in the next week.