Where did you trade the tractor in? I am looking for a L322 front blowerAn update for anyone interested. The splines were indeed the issue, and I even had my local tractor repair guy come by to verify and evaluate. The problem is there are no parts available, either from Kubota directly or from the standard part suppliers. And since the front-mounted snowblower is the biggest thing I use this for, despite the FEL and rear-PTO being fine, it is no longer a viable tractor for me.
So I went shopping. Some nice options out there, but since the local Kubota dealer was willing to give me about 70% of what I paid for this early 1980's machine 4 years ago (now at diminished capabilities)...they won. Will be about 2 weeks before I take delivery of a new B2650, so fingers crossed no major snowstorms between now and then. Spending over 3 hours a day using my shovel and 28" walk-behind blower gets old real fast