Hi Mike, this year I have enough running tractors that I can either set up the big Deeres for blowing/plowing and use my reclaimed Craftsman for late season mowing/leaf wrangling. The Craftsman bagger is much easier to use than the powerflow anyway.Biggest problem I have us that there's no good time for winter prep. If I used the tractor-mount, I have to wait until the end of leaf season, which is typically Thanksgiving weekend, and we all know that a lot can happen before then!
Last year was an anomaly here. First time the kids did zero sledding (they're 13 and 9). I think we had one early storm, but they didn't want to go before it melted.
Besides, don't you have that nice Honda walk behind for early winter "surprises?"