Snow plows the bad news.
Like most my thoughts were to get a plow after the purchase of my first quad. For aprox 2/3 of the cost of a walk behind snowblower I purchased a plow, now dont get me wrong the plow workes great the problem is it beats the hell out of the quad. After 5 years of plowing here is a list of my gripes concering using the quad to plow.
1- MN salt, things rusting on the quad that shouldnt have.. I do try to keep it clean.
2- Still have to shovel alot of snow, the plows just are not heavy enough to do a good job back draging.
3- You need to have room to put the snow and push the early snowfall far enough into the yard that you have room for all the following snow falls. Once the bank sits and hardens you wont move it with the quad
4- Hard on the quad, belt, gearcase, suspension componets all wear faster and have needed work.
This fall I purchased a new 500ho and will be moving snow with a new snowblower.
Just my 2 cents.