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The plow is the fastest and easiest snow removal option if you don't get too much snow. Laying out your work can make it easiest and will help handle larger snow falls. I plow the sides first to make room to push the center snow out to the sides. I am going to widen my driveway(it cuts through a hill) so that I will have a snow shelf area to push snow onto.
The snowblower can be nice but if the snow conditions aren't right it can be tough. I wear insulated coveralls when plowing. When blowing, you can get covered with snow when the wind shifts. That is when you want a cab.
There is lots to look at and to consider. Do all maintenance, adjustments and have the face of the plow smooth. Fortunately, you have plenty of time. Good Luck, Rick
Edited by boyscout862, April 19, 2017 - 06:00 PM.