Well my old MF 220 was getting up in hrs and is showing it's age. Crops looked great mid June and figured I would make this yr the one to upgrade my swather. Nothing fancy just a 1202 case with a 30' honeybee header. Not a huge expense by any means at $39500 with 1400 hrs. I make the deal and some TLC I wanted the dealership to do and it arrives yesterday. Since I made the deal, and the time it took to arrive, the crops have suffered big time. Wishing I wouldn't have purchased it now. It got me thinking how a guy with a new X9 or any other brand sitting in the yard with a poor crop could warrant putting hrs on it. A 40' header on a 30 yr old combine could harvest it easily. Hrs on these expensive high dollar machines really hit on its resale value. Never make use of the power and fuel it consumes with some of these crops a guy see's. Short crops with the header on the ground is hard on stuff especially in rock country. The old R62 might get used yet this yr in some crop depending on whether we get a needed rain today.