Storage must be extremely tight if 12” makes a difference.OK, so it's a 'storage' problem not actual use. Know that very well going from 4300 to 200 sqft.
One option for a snowblower is a self powered SSQA version. While most may be more cash up front,it does allow for QUICK, EASY swaps between blower and bucket and forks. Also allows for alternative storage as it comes off.
BTW if you think buying a tractor is fun, try 'building a pickup' online !!!