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Help needed to replace idler wheel bearings of my digger

Hi, I need some help to replace the bearings on the collapsed idler wheel of my bobcat 5 tonne digger (home self-build!) This maybe a job for a workshop as the spring pins that hold the shaft in place seem imposible to drive out.Any suggestions? (nr Redditch West Midlands)
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Its cheaper and easier to replace the whole wheel . Try DIGBITS or any of the UK undercarridge firms .

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