Mine came with a rear plate with a hole in it for smaller landscape items like thatchers and trailers. Not a receiving hitch.
Arien's answer of 17,800 fpm does not answer the question. The question was what is the blade RPM. To find that info, you will need to find out the length of the blade, and use this relationship: RPM = 17800/(3.1416 x L) where L is the length of the blade in feet.
This mower is built by the Ariens company in the United States.
With the deflector up the deck is approximately 53 inches wide.
You have to pull up on the gas lever, I know it sounds crazy but on mine to choke you have to pull straight up on the gas throttle to activate the choke. I even had to show the lawnmower repair guy! He didn't know that is how it operates.
You will need the model and serial number off the tag under the seat on the main frame to determine the correct belt number and to get a size. The authorized Ariens Service Dealer in your area can help with the correct belt by the model and serial number. To find a dealer please go to website www.ariens.com click on Where to Buy, click on Service and Parts enter zip code and click search.
This unit will not have a vacuum Attachment but it does have a bagger available that will hook to the mower deck. The bagger is part number 81515000.
The chute is not removable and the 50" width is blade from tip to tip or cutting width. The machine would measure about 55" wide with the chute tipped up.
This model does not have the 3100 transaxle. This model has the EZT Transaxle with 1" Axle Shafts.
This engine has a cast iron cylinder liner.