Hey, I know it's not even August and the subject of snow should not even be allowed. However, I am trying to figure out the best solution for this coming winter. I have about 500 ft of driveway to clear and my old tractor with a back blade and bucket is not cutting it for the amount of snow we've been getting of late. I also get a lot of blowing, drifting snow even when it's not snowing.
I am considering:
1. Getting a 3 pt pto snowblower for my tractor but I am not sure I can find one to fit my tractor. The tractor is a old Case 311 tractor with 29 hp motor and 540 rpm pto. The problem is I need at least a 72 inch width blower for the width of the tractor. I have not found a blower that size that will work for the 29 horse/540 rpm pto I have.
2. Buying the biggest walk behind snowblower I can find. I have found this one:
Is this big of a snowblower fairly easy to handle? How would this blower handle on a gravel driveway?
Any suggestions or opinions will be appreciated.