The x700 is two wheel drive, great tractors though.Are you kidding!!!!!??? The X700's has 4x4, locking differential, 3pt hitch, Even can get a FEL, It will do the job and more, get the snow cab for it too. They are awsome tractors!!!! They are GT's on steroids!!!
The X540 with HDAP tires, Chain, 4 suitcases weight in the back + diff lock I thing it could handle it.Thanks for all the feedback guys! Looks like the 700 series can definitely handle the job.
What about the 540? The local dealer has one and a 47" snowblower and they said it can handle snow no problem. And yes my driveway does have a slight grade to it.
Well, I do know that I have found having down pressure to be quite helpful at times allowing extra weight of the tractor to be used to transfer weight to the blower to avoid riding up over heavily impacted or more icy areas.:Stop: You don't want to do any down pressure with your snowblower!!! Let it ride on the skids, the weight of it will keep it down where it belongs. If you want to dig put a blade on!
Wisconsin can be arctic like . If you have a dirt/gravel drive and it tends to build up an icy surface from freezing and thawing, then 4WD is the way to go. I wouldn't trust my x500 up here for snow blowing in northern VT, with my stone driveway and 2-5% grades.I do ~300 feet of driveway per storm (over 3 driveways total) including one 40' upslope section across the street with my 20+ year old 17 HP 180 with a single stage thrower and chains. X700 series should be a sledgehammer for your job unless you live on a glacier in the Arctic.