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#1 posted 11-09-2019 01:59 PM

Don’t know what part of the country you’re in as google maps in the ‘home’ area won’t load these days. But…

Consider a blower depending on the part of the country you’re in and you can manage a walk behind. Here in Maine we have people who have both walk behind and tractor. Cabs can be attached on either one.

The sit on ones come with manual or electric auger lifts. The manual ones require a little effort but they work fine. Thing is a decent walk behind snow blower is $800-$1200 depending on HP. My sister just bought a lawn tractor with blower and the cost is more like $3000 for both (John Deere D130)
The blower attachment itself without chains and weights cost more than a high end walk behind blower…about $1500.

If you’re snow fall is generally a foot or under then a snow blower does a good job. In fact they do a good job even in higher amounts. You just have to walk behind it. If 6” or less a tractor is overkill.

Just my 2 cents but I’ve been moving snow here in Maine all my life. Ariens 10hp right now. 17 yrs old and no repairs to it yet.

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