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Detensioning inside idler
The seal failed on the inside right idler and I didn't notice it until the bearings failed and ruined the axle that the idler ran on. It was about 3 miles from my shop and I had no quick way to get it to my shop so I improvised. I cut short pieces of 2X4 and used them to space the track away from the good idler, thus relieving tension from the inner idler and letting me remove it without jacking up the front of the tractor and de-tensioning the track.