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Ariens ST824 impeller pully hub removal???

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by additudeguy, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. additudeguy

    additudeguy Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    Looking for any input or advice....

    I have an Ariens ST824 Model # 924050
    and I am attempting to replace the impeller radial bearing I split the auger assembly from the main drive housing, removed the impeller pulley and the 2 set screws in the hub but can not get the hub off the shaft....

    I`ve heated the hub with oxy-acetylene, used a pitman arm puller, 3 finger slide hammer, wd40, can of fluid film, sanded the outside exposed edge of the impeller shaft...

    this thing will not even budge....

    before I heat it to an orange glow and then drive a ball joint fork between the bearing retainer and the hub... anyone have any luck removing the hub from the shaft another way???

    I think the key way grove is rusted on the inside where I cant get to it.... but thats just my opinion

    any help would be greatly appreciated...


  2. aphico

    aphico Junior Member
    from pgh
    Messages: 2

    i just did mine yesterday, I used a cheap three jaw puller and a deep well soccket on the shaft. it was a pain. but once it starts it will go. you can get a puller from advanced for about 12.00. I would put the nuts back on the bolts and tap them out, It gives the puller a nice flat spot to grab.