I live in Sterling Heights Michigan ( Detroit suburbs ) and we received 11 inches of snow total this weekend. Bought my 1025R this summer so this is the first snow I have had any chance of playing with.
I plowed the drive way at 11:00am on Sunday and used the front blade on the tractor, Plus I also have a rear back blade ( LOVE it and its Hydraulic angle )
What I did notice is the front blade is slow to lower. NOT much weight up there to help drop the blade. Otherwise it did a good job. With the hydraulic lifter and I can put down force and push the blade down it is just slow to lower.
At the 7:00pm snow removal and at the 5:30am Monday Morning snow removal I had the blower on the front and the rear back blade. OMG I love this set up. I can scrap the tight areas for instance move snow away from the front porch and fence and then I can blow it with the blower. That blower worked GREAT and moved this heavy wet snow. I have a great set up on the tractor.