Its my first post on here so here goes.
I've recently acquired a 2004 Atco Balmoral 14SE with a Tecumseh Engine. All seemed fine with the machine, until today i was rolling it out of the garage, and rear roller was hard to move. Upon closer inspection, the metal rod just above the roller going from one side of the chassis to the other was jammed in between. I've attached photos of the rod. The rod is inserted on the gearbox side and goes through a hole in the height adjuster side, however, there is no nut to secure it on this side. I can only assume somehow the nut has worked itself loose and has fallen out of the slot at the bottom.
I've tried looking on the parts diagrams but none of the diagrams show the horizontal bars etc on the chassis, and the respective nuts etc. Therefore, I'm unsure what sort of nut i should replace it with, without knowing the part number.
I was hoping that someone with the same mower would have any more information on this rod, and if there is indeed meant to be a nut securing the rod on the height adjustment side.
Any help would be much appreciated.
Here are some photos.