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What draper head is better?? The Case IH 3162 vs MacDon made 2162

Two years ago we purchased a 2014 demo 30ft 3162. It was basically brand new.
The first year... 2017 we covered about 1000 acres of soybeans and it did ok, not as good as I had hoped but was still expecting to work the bugs out.
2018 was not so much fun. After going over 150 acres of beans the center drive went out. Fortunately it had a 2 year warranty but thought... wow the sickle drive died after seeing 1200 acres. And yes we maintain our equipment meticulously. Also we really had a hard time shaving the ground as we used to with our 2020 head.
That said we have an option to trade for a very clean and low acre MacDon 2162.
We have some contoured and rolling fields so a bit uncertain on the difference in flex, etc.
Just looking for some honest thoughts and comparisons from any of you who may have experience with either of these heads.
Thanks you so much in advance for your thoughts.

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