I haven't found any info in the archives on this subject and I'm hoping that there may be some experiences here that may help me. I've recently moved to a rural area and I have a 1.5 mile long rough gravel road that needs plowing in winter and will need summer maintenance to crown and smooth the road. I live 25 miles from town and getting a grader out here occurs only when forestry hires it and the driver had time to do my road. My nearest neighbour is about the same distance. I'll likely get the grader out in the summer, as the road is quite rough with allot of potholes and we need to spread allot of heavy gravel. But after that, I'm hoping that my own vehicle could maintain the road, which will only see very light traffic. So I'm wondering what type of vehicle might be able to help me do the snow plow work in winter and perhaps some road grading in summer. Thus far this winter, I have had regular snowfalls from 2-12 inches, some freezing rain to form a crust once, and some winds to make small drifts. I might be able to spend up to $3500 for a used vehicle with a plow or blade but I'm wondering if the vehicle should be a tractor or pick up truck with a blade. I do have a friend with a Universal tractor that I could use or buy (but more than my budget), but it only has a bucket with hay forks? on the front, so I'd have to figure out what type of blade to get for it? Any suggestions?