Lower the work group to the ground.
Stop the engine. With the key in the ON position, move the blade control to release the hydraulic pressure. Raise the control console.
Remove the two nuts (Item 1) [Figure 20-25-7] from the studs.
Remove the bolt (Item 2) [Figure 20-25-7] and nut from the cylinder shields.
Remove the shield (Item 3) [Figure 20-25-7].
Remove the snap ring (Item 1) [Figure 20-25-8] and washer from the cylinder rod end.
Support the cylinder and remove the pin (Item 1) [Figure 20-25-9].
Remove the hoses (Item 1) [Figure 20-25-10].
Remove the base end snap ring and washer (Item 2) [Figure 20-25-10].
Remove the base end pin (Item 3) [Figure 20-25-10] and remove the blade cylinder.