The title of this post explains why I bought a tractor. Its a nice little Japanese tractor called a Yanmar 1300. Yanmar now makes all the smaller tractors for John Deere.
It's a pretty small tractor, but it shouldn't take very long to clear the driveway. As you can see in the photo, it has a loader and the thing on the back is a rotary tiller. Chewing up soil to set up a garden next spring is gonna be a snap! It also came with a rear blade, which should handle the majority of the snow removal. It was really important to have a tractor with a loader for when we get a really big snowfall, and I have to actually remove snow to a pile somewhere.
It's a nice little tractor with a live PTO, 4x4 drive, and a 3 point hydraulic-lift hitch. So although its a small diesel tractor, it's the real deal. Besides, if I need to get between trees (likely), it's way more practical than one of the cool old antiques I was interested in.
Like the Farmall Super H: