Is the roller drum not centered correctly? Has it always done this or just start? Also, I have read that if you bale too slow then the bales may be misformed due to baler speed VS tractor speed. You might ask your neighbor Bill. I think he used to work for an ag equipment repair.Does anyone have one? Ours doesn't seem to make right shaped bales. Even on perfect windows the bales misshaped.
Thanks, I'll check them out. This is heavy non raked grain hay. The bale shape isn't horrible, just not perfect. May be partially because it so dry.I'm familiar with the XL and M, but not the N. I know you said you have trouble even on perfect windrows, but every time I've had trouble with bale shape, the problem has been with the rake or rake operator. But, that's a later model baler, so the dual chamber or some other 'new and improved' technology could be giving you trouble.
If you haven't already done so, try a google site search at newagtalk.com and haytalk.com. Something with simple search terms should get you somewhere:
site:newagtalk.com 605n shape
site:haytalk.com 605n shape
Both have a lot of Vermeer guys that are pretty knowledgeable. If you don't find anything with a search, start a thread and give more details like the specific shape you're getting, etc. Pretty sure somebody at one of those sites has seen the same thing.
Good luck. Nothing more aggravating than having to troubleshoot a baler when your hay is ready to go. You eventually decide to hell with it and put it up, anyway, and that just pisses you off for the rest of the year every time you look at it. Been there, done that.
Like MC and BMR pointed out, I think it's always going to be hard to have a well-shaped round bale when baling swaths. They're probably always going to be a bit barrel-shaped or lopsided without raking to make a really uniform windrow. But, I understand not wanting to rake that kind of hay, so I'd probably just live with it. Still frustrating, though. Now that I think about it, most things about hay season are frustrating.Thanks, I'll check them out. This is heavy non raked grain hay. The bale shape isn't horrible, just not perfect. May be partially because it so dry.