Well nature dropped a bunch of snow on us yesterday and i was out cleaning everyones driveway in the neighborhood and was just about finished and heard this nasty noise coming from the front So i pulled it back into the garage got to checking and the adapter is freely spinning on the pto shaft. It is terribly cold here right now and i dont feel like tearing the whole front end off because i am pretty sure the shaft splines are shot because It did not look the best when i put the blower on this last fall. I know it is a heck of a job to get that shaft out of there nothing simple anymore but i also am going to need the shaft itself. Is there anyway a guy can make it work such as drilling it out and putting a hardened bolt in there just to get through the winter?????