Earlier today my SIL found a washer in the area we were working in yesterday. This am I dropped the bucket and ballast, rugged up the deck, mowed, reversed process. While mounting the bucket again I saw an odd movement and found that the end of the automount frame had come off the arm. I had dropped the frame on an area that was a bit uneven and had only gotten one side in and locked, and almost had the other side done when it happened, so now I have the entire thing on the bucket w/hydraulics loaded and only locked into one side.
Anyway, I did get it back on the stud w/the pin locked into the hole, but I wasn't able to find the nut - and the washer doesn't seem to go anywhere on that stud that I can see. I don't have a nut that will fit, all my local hardware stores as closed, and HD/Lowes doesn't have anything that big.
So, does anyone know:
1) Does that washer go on that stud anywhere or should I go other the entire thing with a fine-toothed comb to see what else may be ready to fall off?
2) What size is that nut? I think it's M13, but not sure.
3) What kind of issues/damage do I risk with it in its current state?