Toro Blower Vac

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Old 11-28-12, 01:20 PM
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Toro Blower Vac

I have a Toro Model 62923 built in 1983. It needs some work on the blower housing. There is a cover that allows me to remove the heavy cast iron blower fan, and the cast iron fan is held on to the engine crankshaft with only a small bolt. I have removed the bolt but the fan has been on the engine shaft for 30 years. What is the best way to remove it?
 

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Old 11-28-12, 04:27 PM
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I have ruined them before, trying to remove them. Heat, pullers, etc... and it may never come off. The last one I had that came off well was when I took the bolt loose and cranked it up that way. It finally shook loose. This was on a chipper. I left the bolt in to keep it from flying off, but it was loose. I don't recommend doing this for safety reasons, but thought I'd tell you how I did it once...
 

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Old 11-29-12, 12:32 PM
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I actually thought of doing that myself, Great minds think alike I guess. Seems like a redneck solution, but I know how it goes....
 
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Old 11-29-12, 01:12 PM
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Spray the shaft with PB Blaster and smack it with a hammer every day for a week, then it will come off, the smack with the hammer creates a vibration that is supposed to help, don't get in a hurry, it ain't worth a darn if it's broke. Have a good one. Geo
 
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Old 11-29-12, 07:52 PM
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The last one I had that wouldn't come off easily got cut off with a torch. I didn't try running it with the bolt loose, but after cooking it red hot and it getting bent with a puller, it wasn't worth saving anyway. Redneck solution it may be, but us rednecks usually get it figgered out one way or another .
 
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