Mine worked alright the last time I used it. I cut some second cutting today and am headed out in a few minutes to cut more. I just couldn't keep that tough stuff from getting ahead of the starting fingers. Once I got out of that rank stuff,it was alright. Glad you've got it figured out. They're not a bad baler,they just have to be set right and it takes a few bales to learn to run one.
I was swapping stories with a salesman one time who told me about the first one he sold. He said he went out to show the guy how to run it,but he said in all honesty he was just winging it too,he didn't have a clue how to run it. He said that after half a dozen preemies and quite a few aborted babies,they finally started making bales.