Found my neighbor on Sunday down on his hands and knees placing a shovel about his trailer trying to free it up from it's hard packed snow encasement. He is Blind. So, brought my 26R over and lifted the trailer tong with the 3-Point no problem. Wiggle Left, Wiggle Right I broke the trailer free and then proceeded to clear the hard pack.... BAM! Shear bolt in front of the Impeller blew and the Blower Drive Chain was obviously either broke of at least jumped off the sprockets.
I replaced the Shear Bolt and luckily the drive chain only jumped the gear set. So, last night we got about 2"s of heavily water laden snow. The blower kinda bucked a bit but, was holding up until... Again the chain jumped the sprocket. My neighbor down the road works on John Deere's in the secondary market has quite a market following around here. Anyway, he will be coming out to access the gear set for Viability later today.
Question: "If" I have to replace the gears.... It this a difficult job? My concern mainly is to get the Smaller gear out of the blower and off the shaft. Not sure how to accomplish it without issues. The Larger on seems quite straightforward. Two set screws/bolts and maybe a gear puller. Any help or insight would be helpful at this point.