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I am changing the drive belt on my riding mower and I can't get the drive pulley off. I tried using a pulley puller and it bent the pulley. The pulley is now ruined so I ordered a new one. How can I get the old pulley off ? My mower is a 1000 series Model LT1024 with a 50 inch deck.
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If the pulley is already bent then you can continue to just pull it off. If it is to the point that the puller slides off then you can do a couple of things. I have tack welded the puller to the pulley and then pulled them. I have also used a die grinder or a sawzall and cut them off.
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