I suspect jegster10 is right. The 3162 can and does work fairly well. Interesting to see strong opinions about this header, the MacDon, and the Honeybee. I'm sure they all have their good and bad points.
The FD75 and new FD1 are fantastic headers and work very well if they are configured and set right. The wing balance mechanism is a bit tricky to understand and tweak, and although they should be said pretty well from the factory they aren't always. The FD75 and newer are easier to set the flotation with a supplied torque wrench. Different soil types will also affect how they work. Usually if it's picking rocks or pushing dirt, the header is way too heavy and needs to be lightened on the main springs. And the springs need to be adjusted differently for rigid operation.
Compared to the MacDon, the 3162 and the Honeybee airflex are simpler to operate, at least in theory. There's no messing with the wing mechanism and balancing the sections.
Last edited by torriem; 09-14-2019 at 11:41 AM.