What would be the reason for polishing the shaft?unbolt the side plate pull off the auger. polish up the shaft with 320 grit sand paper. yank it out put the new one in. since you are already dirty you might as well do the other side too. I would also check them seals on the gear box. LET ME KNOW IF YOU NEED MORE HELP!!! MAHALO
Still need to do this. Kinda nervous about taking it this much apart. Maybe you could tell me more about doing this such as -This is very easy. Shouldn't take more than about 2 minutes... *sarcasm*
Remove the clip holding the chute crank on and slide that out of the way.
Remove the belt cover.
Unhook the belt.
Unhook the spring from the idler pulley and handle that tightens the belt.
(I pulled mine off after separating the scoop and drive sections.)
Remove the 2 bolts on each side holding the front scoop to the drive section.
Tilt the handles back and lift the scoop out of the pivot.
Tip the front scoop section flat on the ground and remove the bolt holding the large pulley on.
(I used an axe handle through the chute to hold the impeller.)
Remove the 2 screws on each side of the augers.
Slide the whole gearbox assembly out the front.
Remove the shear pins and slide everything off the side as needed.
If you happen to remove the augers on both sides don't mix them up.
Can it really be done like this? It sure sounds easier than the other way.unbolt the side plate pull off the auger. polish up the shaft with 320 grit sand paper. yank it out put the new one in. since you are already dirty you might as well do the other side too. I would also check them seals on the gear box. LET ME KNOW IF YOU NEED MORE HELP!!! MAHALO
Do the end panels of the auger assembly unbolt or are they welded on (which I suspect they are). If they bolt on, unbolt them and go from the ends. If welded then you have to pull the augers along with the impeller to gain access to them.He doesn't need to mess with any seals to get to that bushing. Just pull the 'T' of the gearbox out and slide the augers off of one side and put it back together. No seals to damage. Also, this machine is only like 2 years old so it should come apart easily.