Yes Willrob it is a complete split. You will have to hold up both ends of the tractor, a good sturdy hook in the ceiling for the front end (height adjustable) and a good floor jack for the rear. Once it is split I also use jackstands. Hold the front end up with the engine hooks, should be one on each side of the engine for balance. Dont be intimadated, it looks worst than it is. you will need a bearing puller for the steering linkage at the base of the steering wheel and also for the release bearing. A clutch alingment tool I fabricated with a socket, an extention and a bit of black electrical tape. I just put mine 90 % back together last night and fired it up seems to be ok. The big test will be today.