Not sure if this is the correct forum-- We have an old '74 or so Cub Cadet # 265 26" Snow Blower. I understand these were built by Ariens, along the lines of their 10000 series units.
Looking for some insight to getting the blower shaft out. The cast clutch engagement sliding dog on the blower shaft input is frozen on the splined drive (fan and gearbox) shaft. We used penetrating oil, put heat to it, and tried tapping and prying at the same time. Doesn't budge. Really -- this is not my first time "mechanic-ing" just want to error on the side of someone else's experience when dealing with non-findable parts!!
Hate to put a puller on it and break it.....Anybody got any experience with these as to how sturdy the casting is? Would like to put a puller on it with heat, and some physical encouragement but don't want to break it.