I just purchased a home with a roughly 400 foot gravel driveway with a large parking area at the end of it, all gravel. The driveway has a slight incline. We get quite a lot of snow out here and I need to come up with a game plan for clearing the snow. Ideally a plow on my truck would be the best choice but I don't know if the old truck would survive the beating and I don't want to invest in a plow for a truck on it's last leg. I have been looking around and the cheapest setup I've seen are pretty beat up and they are still asking $1000. I have a nice 8.5hp snow blower but even with the skids down I think I'd be breaking shear pins and firing rocks out of it. I was thinking of picking up another old tractor with a snow blower attachment and rigging the snow blower to rest an inch over the surface of the gravel leaving a thin layer of snow. Another option is a finding a heavier garden tractor with a plow, chains and weights and plow the driveway. I think I could get a decent older garden tractor with a setup on the craigslist for under $500 plus its an excuse for me to get another tractor. So any input? Any of you guys have experience clearing a gravel driveway?