I cut the inner bearing race off the shaft with a torch, I went up the key way and it went very easy. Then I rested a chisel in the keyway and split the bearing enough to slide it off.
So I never did have to take out the belts or remove the roller
now I got the new bearing in the flange, but it spins and flips around inside the flange. the bearing turns stiff enough that I think it would spin inside the flange and have a melt down. did my flange stretch out too much?
I tried to punch in the recessed collar to make it grab the outer bearing race, but it isn't working. You can spin and flip aorund the bearing inside the flange, and even spin it all the way around so it is reversed.
Also there's nothing to force the grease inside the small holes in the new bearing, it'll just spit out the backside inside the baler.