Compared to an auger header there is going to be more potential maintenance on any draper header. A few more bearings, etc. The airflex is mechanical drive, but the older headers, including the rigid headers, are hydraulically-driven, so there's a pump and oil reservoir on the feeder adapter. I forget all the reasons why it like that.
But in standing wheat, the draper should feed more evenly.
Last edited by torriem; 10-16-2019 at 03:45 PM.