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We used to run the MacDon PW7 and loved it. Now we have 3016s and they are good too. We like that there are only three belts, and I believe the middle belt has an internal frame member so the rollers don't flex as much as the MacDons. Also like that they are mechanically simpler, with the hinge point separate from the rear roller bearings. That was a big weak spot on the MacDons. The MacDon does cut across a swath better; the 3016 tends to catch a lot of material on the divider when you turn into a swath.

We found the secret to getting the 3016 to feed is to not put as much weight on the wheels. We set our suspension pressure and feeder height such that the pickup is just barely pushing in the suspension cylinders, if that makes sense. This keeps the angle relative to the drum much better (steeper) and we don't have significant feeding issues.

Don't get casters; the fixed wheels are the only way to, and I never had problems changing the height on those wheels with one person.
 
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