Gene, I have never liked snow. I only went sledding once as a youngster. Just did not like the cold and wet. As an older fellow, I really do not like it. My place drifts in badly. There will be bare fields and all the snow is in my yard. I have a gas 4020 with a Westendorf loader on the front and a snow blower on the back, most winters. I got the blower as I run out of places to pile the snow. I do not own this farm or even farm it. I only have the building site, so I am a little limited. This year I did not mount the blower and have used the loader only twice. Just no snow. I am thankful for that. A couple years ago I spent $1000 just on gasoline for snow removal. The 4020 is hard on gasolene, but there was a tremendous amount of snow at my place by my standards. 30 inches a winter usually covers it. This year so far we are open with cold temps. I can handle that. Stay in where it is warm.
I haul grain for a living, such as that is, and never go out with the semi when the roads are slick. I could have hauled all winter this year, but the farmers are sitting with the stuff in the bins. I have not started the truck since just before Christmas. And....the loader tractor has only been used to fetch firewood.