Have had one since 2000. It's been a good unit. Only weak spot is the conditioner roll bearings. Have to replace them every couple years. I've wondered if the impeller on a 1442 would do a better job. Just never seen one in action.
It's found its fair share of "surprises". The tongue is tough. I found the tail end of a 5/8" guy wire from a power pole anchor that was thrown 10' into the field. Hit it at 10 mph and after peeling my face off the windshield; found out it buckled the swing cylinder. Got wrapped up and took out two modules. Got the contractor to cover that one at least.
Out doing some new rented ground and found a piece of 10" casing. Only took out one module that time.
Taken out a few modules due to rocks. This was before the shock hub update was available. It would be worth looking into.
I pull it with 130 hp 2wd. It's plenty on the flat but could use more in the hills. I think it's a good machine.