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Click on this link below for the full parts breakdown and all components along with quantities and part numbers for your front spindle assembly. This will show you all of the mounting hardware. It's a pleasure to help anyway I can.
If you remove 18,19 and 20 you can remove the whole spindle assembly to service it on the bench.
Upload a picture of the top of the spindle shaft. As you can see in the diagram it is not showing any retainer or pin that is holding it in. There usually should be a retainer but it's not shown in the diagram. Do you have the top cap off to expose the end of that shaft? If so please upload a photo so I can see what you see.
Take a look at that Dowel number two. It looks like it prevents the spindle from turning when the two dowels hit each other when you are turning the spindle. Checked towards the bottom of that housing as it seems like that Dowel is what's keeping it from turning all the way so you can slide that spindle out.
It's showing four of those dowels in the part page. I believe you have to remove one of those dowels to allow that to swing around enough to allow that to drop-down.
Try swinging that 360° around going in both directions. I believe there is a lip towards the bottom that is holding that from dropping down.
It is seized completely and will not turn at all?
If that is the case, you may need to use some heat to get that to free up if it is seized from rust and also use some penetrating oil and let it soak.
Do you have torches? You might want to use some heat to help the process.
Thank you for the update. I understand. Another option for you, if you were to support the tractor safely on the front axle and remove that slide out pin retainer, you can just bring that assembly instead of the whole tractor which will save you on moving costs. That way they can work on just the spindle and you wouldn't have to bring them the whole tractor.
If you have a good machine shop that is even closer, they may be able to get that apart for you as well and clean everything up for assembly. Another option possibly.
Keep me posted and it is a pleasure to help.
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