Another person was asking about plowing capabilities of the x7-series in a different thread here. As I was out blowing more from this weekends significant 'blizzard' event (it wasn't a true blizzard here, but heavy blowing snow for a day) it got me to thinking. If you had a tractor-mounted plow how would you go about something like this path I clear between the house and shed? This is just over the lawn, so I wouldn't want to open a path 2 or 3 tractor widths wide. And this was from a single snow event... This path was cleared 3 days ago. I wasn't home to keep at it every few hours like I'd imagine you'd have to do with a plow.
For perspective, in the first pic if you look towards the right front corner of the shed there is a full size picnic table you can barely see and a 30" downed maple tree trunk closer to the tractor buried in the drift.
As you can see, the deepest parts of the drifted snow were deeper than the drift cutter bars on the 54" blower.
And a side comment... I can't imaging having a 47" blower for this type of thing. With the 54" blower I was able to keep pushing ahead, backing up, repeat. If the path were 7" narrower I'm guessing I'd have had to keep widening out the area or else get stuck because the back end always slides around a little as you spin and it's difficult to go completely straight.