So from November to April I have my 54 blower on my compact tractor, that means if I want to use the loader for lifting etc that whole time its not available. Also just ordered some pallet forks, so those will also sit for those months. Sure a guy could swap back and forth but with all the pieces and shafts and hoses and junk to mess with, its a bunch of time and more changes of bending something or what not.
I LOVE the front mounted blower setup, in my mind its the best way to move snow. I don't have a real long driveway, maybe 150 feet, but I do blow a lot around the house and buildings, so control is more important than just getting snow off the driveway. With the hydraulic chute rotation, remote chute flap cable and engine rpm I can pretty much put snow exactly where I want it now.
Has anyone gone to a rear mount blower from using a front mount? Love it? Hate it? Just learned to deal with it?
I blow right along my steel sided shed and would hate to crash into it due to poor visibility or maneuverability.
I have a ton of money tied up in my 54 blower setup, I would hang onto that for now and look for a deal for a 3pt blower during the off season. Seems around $1000-1200 a guy could pick up a used one if looking in the summer.