The 2188 may have electric header reverse but the 2388 will have hydraulic, electric is ok....works 50% of the time. If the price is not too much difference I would go for the 2388, check if the cummins is the emissions engine if so you may need to service the anariod valve otherwise power drops. The 2188 (97) may have had all the mods done. I still have problems with my 2188 with reel speed, I think it may be the shims in the valve. This never was an issue with our original 1460's. Seems you will always get the odd problem no mater what.