In Iowa we usually get some decent snow......I did the same thing but decided to go used ATV.
I have $1500 in this machine....
Its a 2001 Suzuki 300 King Quad......came with a no name winch and blade......and new ITP Mud Lites all the way around. Its a clutchless 5 speed with 3 ranges in the transfer case.......super low, low and high. On super low despite the fact its only 300cc it will pull an insanely heavy load. I use it to pull my SUV out of the ditch year before last.
I found it so much MORE useful then a tractor for yard stuff.......but it doesnt mow grass for shit.