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Drago or CIH chopping head?

We are looking at buying a chopping cornhead and I was wondering opinions or experiences with either drago or a case chopping cornhead. What are the pros/cons of each? Also, what to look for as we will probably buy a one or two year old one. thanks.

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Case ih heads run knife rolls too fast and cause alot of head shelling. Tappered deck plateds are a reseeding nightmare. If money makes it cheaper, invest in different deck plates, (from the new hollanx side) and then you will have a pretty good head.

Do buy the slow down sprockets to, unless you want to combine at 6mph all day to avoid some shelling.

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I've run both. I bought a Drago. The Drago will put more grain in the tank.

The CIH will chop the stalks more. The CIH is built heavier.

Drago parts are big bucks.

The Drago head is not a high speed chopping head, much over 5 mph and you're just running over the stalks.
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