I have about 1800' of sidewalk to maintain in a residential subdivision. I have a 425 with 54" blade and 46" single stage snow blower, but purchased a 2032R this Spring and am hoping to use that this winter. Any recommendations for the best attachment that doesn't break the bank? I would really like the 59" front mount snow blower but $7K isn't in my budget. I've looked at loader mounted plows, three point snow blowers, and the 366 frame mount plow. My fear with a blade on the loader is that I can't use anything that will push the tractor sideways as there's nowhere to go. Also, some of the sidewalk is lots that are in between other peoples' property, so plowing in general is not great as if I have a big pile in front of my blade at the end of my property line I'm going to end up pushing it into the neighbor's sidewalk/driveway. A V plow would be better than a straight plow as it would let me split it both ways so it didn't push me one way or the other, but not really any good options available there. The three point snow blower could also be challenging as I'd have little or no wiggle room, I'd have to back perfectly down the middle of the sidewalk as having to make large corrections would bury the front wheels in the snow I just passed and end up knocking a bunch back into the sidewalk.
Any suggestions? Right now my best option seems to be to use the 425, but it's hard to get back on that after using the 2032r. I have kept the 425 so far for smaller mowing and for clearing snow on the pond, I'm a little less concerned if that was to go through the ice.
I attached a picture that shows what I mean about sidewalk being between other lots. The red is what I have to take care of.