I have wanted a tractor for as long as I can remember. I just haven't been able to justify buying one with only a 1/4 acre lot. My wife has wanted some kind of snow clearing machine, but I have been reluctant to invest in a machine that is only used occasionally and for only a small part of the year. Because of my job, my wife and son have to do most of the snow clearing at the house and this last storm really beat them up. So, I figure if I can find a good used tractor with a plow or blower, I can get my tractor and she can get her snow clearer. Mrs. Flatbedford is on board for a tractor purchase I figure I need something around 12 hp. Not sure about a plow or blower and any mower under a tractor will be overkill on my 1/4 acre. What do you all recommend? I know a walk behind blower probably makes the most sense, but I do want to get a toy out of this. The driveway is a gentle slope and about 60'x20'. Because of a now closed road in front of my house that the town only plows a couple times during a storm,there is a lot of snow between the driveway and the road, and sometimes two or three windrows to push through.