Mower pivot geometry

I am considering a mower change as the old claas is getting tired but still works but would need a nice few quid spent on it this year and what with zero % finance deals going at the moment , a new purchase isnt too difficult to justify.

So first up l only tend to cut heavy crops off permanent pasture.
It is mostly for hay or haylage
The mower will be linkage mounted and most likely 3 m or just maybe 3.5 m.
There will be no conditioner

The thing l am having difficulty with is choosing an end pivot model or a centre pivot.
Are the latter way better at following the ground or is the difference only marginal?
I know the end pivot is old hat but it has served me well.
Basically l guess l am asking is there a
" wow l wish l had that all these years "
factor with a centre pivot.
Workload is 300 acres / year.

Thanks.
 

DrDunc

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Dunsyre
Centre pivot or end?

Disc bed or reaper bar fingers with knife blades?

Not saying end pivot is as bad a scythe, but modern centre pivot are an awful lot better at following the ground contours:rolleyes:
 
Centre pivot or end?

Disc bed or reaper bar fingers with knife blades?

Not saying end pivot is as bad a scythe, but modern centre pivot are an awful lot better at following the ground contours:rolleyes:
Although when phrased like that there really is only one way to go. Thanks.
Because l have mowed hay with a 35x and an lnternational fingerbar in my youth
 
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