So I've pretty much narrowed down my snow plowing situation to four options. Two being about the same cost, and the other two being no cost. What do you all think is the best option?:
- AF10F Frontier 60" loader mount manual angling snow blade for $1,400
- CTA 66" QH frame mount snow blade for $700 plus shipping with a new quick hitch with angle cylinder found on CL for $635 shipped
- 72" rear blade that I've never tried in snow and is older than I am but is paid for
- Use my existing 61" bucket which is tedious but does the job
I have the correct bracket for the QH already and a H130 loader. My driveway is gravel and about 1200' long up hill to the house with a flat gravel parking area at the top. There are a couple wash-out spots that I plan to fix in the spring but will have to deal with this winter. In the past I've used a QH 54 blade and before that a quad with manual blade adjustment and angling it wasn't a big difference to me either way.
Any advice you all have is much appreciated!