We live in southern BC, Canada, n in the Okanagan region. We have a 600 ft gravel driveway on a hill. I’m trying to learn if a snowblower might be an option for us.
Thanks in advance for the advice!
Hello and good morning Grand Experiment,
Looking at the image you were so kind to provide and seeing it is a switchback I am going to suggest that you invest in the smallest Kubota 1870 if new with rear chains and loaded rear tires and a1860 if used and rear mount three point hitch snow blower like the MK Martin Series 1000 single stage snow thrower.
The reason I say this is an ATV with a snow blower will cost as much or more in total dollar cost and the sub compact tractor will be a more versatile year round piece of equipment to use for grading and spreading stone.
The only other option you should consider at a minimum would be a Yamaha 1332 with a snow cab. The only issue would be the 5-6 passes you would have to make making for a long walk every time you have a substantial snow fall.
You could add a roll up kiddee sled tied to the 1332 to ride on while clearing snow to save on all the walking as you could go out several times to clear the snow when it is not deep and not be as tired.
You will want to have the amber ski goggles to protect your eyes from snow blindness and warm insulated coveralls to keep warm and dry. you will want good boots like Lacrosse Sorrels too.