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post #1 of 5 Old 01-29-2017, 11:58 AM Thread Starter
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860E impeller removal

This is a 24" 8hp blower. It DOES NOT have the bolts on the side to separate the blower assembly. Does anyone know the proper steps to remove the impeller?
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Assuming this is a Simplicity 860E try checking this parts list, might give you some insight. I never saw one, but sometimes, the parts drawings provide enough details to see what goes where and what bolts on to what


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From this picture the auger housing to frame bolts most likely run fore and aft.

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I don't know what you mean exactly for the no-bolts-on-the-side etc., but, that being said, I do have the Simplicity Model 860 "Do It Yourself Service Manual" for my late 1980's 860 Simplicity blower (Model #1691376).
This is the service manual via 1983 but this model never really changed.

I received this manual directly from Simplicity via email and it does have specific instructions on how to take apart both the auger/bucket etc. AND the gear case on the 860. Once taken out, the
gear case has to be put into a vice for further breakdown.

I'd be happy to email this to you if you think it might help. And you can use the internal system here to privately give me you email address, should you so choose.

It's on a .zip file transfer mode.....
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You actually have no bolts holding the auger housing bushings to the sides of the bucket - a rarity. Additionally, it appears your bucket is not welded on the sides
but is instead bolted together, like the old Toros. While I could not get the links to Jack's Small Engines, above, to work, I was able to get the schematics from
PartsTree - shown below. It certainly sheds light on the matter.

You may want to email Simplicity for a service manual for your particular model and/or await my 1983 email copy...

Link: https://www.partstree.com/parts/simp...oup-24-986360/

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