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macdon is better i have yet to meet a dealer that would willingly sell a 3162

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So I just talked to a CaseIH combine specialist a couple days ago and he specifically told me that those heads were not ready when they were launched, but the deal with MD was up and they had to launch or go without.
I understand about the deal with MacDon expiring. But the 3162 header was sold for several years as the New Holland 880CF header before Case ever sold the 3162. So it strikes me odd that the header wasn't ready. Maybe the NH customers never used it, favoring the honeybee.

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My vote would be Mac Don as well, my local dealer stocks and pushes the Mac Don heads as well
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I bought a 3162 2 years ago and had the same problem with the flex and sickle drive. There is some recall campaigns for the earlier models. Bigger gearboxes heavier knuckles and all the old flex linkage gets replaced with newer design. Since that I love it better than the Macdon. Which I also have on my second machine. Ran trouble free the past 1 1/2
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