You might not want a cab I certainly didn't and still don't.Thanks to everyone for the congrats.
To answer your question about a enclosure, my thought now is no, I've been blowing snow for over 30 years here in Minnesota and never needed one. The other reason is I just built a house last year and I will be having a deck in the winter on a dolly to move around and a snowblower on one in the summer to move around. I had too much stuff when we moved from my old Rambler with a full basement, one room in that basement was my shop. Now my 3rd car garage is where all my "shop" things are and many of them are still in boxes to be put somewhere so storage is a problem for me. also the soft enclosure that I've seen have no way to clear the window and we get a lot of blowing snow and I can see if I blow snow the wrong way once I'd be out there wiping the front window..lol
Witht at said if I learn more about them who know???
I would suggest you own a decent set of waterproof coat and more importantly pants. I found out the hard way in one of those is it raining or snowing oh **** I have 12 inches of snow storms, that waterproof pants are a really key to not turning into an icicle on the tractor.
I was having such a good time using the snow blower I really didn't care until it was time to go in and I couldn't feel my legs.
Using that snowblower on my x738 kinda made me feel like a kid going sledding on a snow day all over again. After having used an Ariens walk behind for years it was Soo satisfying to just power thru the snow on my x738. I started doing neighbors driveways and, clearing my dead end road just because it was so easy and fun.
But yea you are gonna want to dress like you are planning on doing a log roll down a hill in the snow.