In Reply to: bad ringgear posted by THAD on January 29, 2019 at 15:44:48:
If you are talking about the flywheel ringgear, then yes, you have to split the tractor to remove the whole assembly. The I&T FO-4 Manual, Page 44 in my 2000 version, has the how-to procedure. Now, it is your tractor and you can do what you want, but I have to ask, is there a problem now? If the tractor starts and runs fine now, I wouldn't worry about a chipped tooth or two. If starter not engaging, you might want to pull the starter and observe if the Bendix is boogered up. If so, it's a lot easier and cheaper to pull and rebuild the starter than splitting the tractor. Just sayin' -it's kind of a big job to split.