I have several model mt's that are 20 hp with 10" blower that I have removed blower to get to the starter. I wanted to remove starter on my 26 hp with 10.5" blower, so I started to remove it the same way. I am having lots of trouble removing the bolt on the side that goes through frame horizontally (this wasn't in the 10" fans). The bolt is hard to reach and hard to turn. I was thinking of cutting it off if I can reach with hacksaw. Any other suggestions. BTW should I have removed the bolts in the engine to remove the starter instead of removing blower?