We don't get three or four ft but every few years, usually more like 24" or less. I have a loader bucket and rear blade, no chains or weights or liquid in the tires. When the snow is deep, I will use the bucket to push a path along our 500' drive. Just to break it up and not really to clear all the snow. After that, I go back and use the rear blade. I have to do at least two passes with the 84" blade as it will not clear the driveway. On really deep snow, I might have to use the blade with it raised off the ground a bit, get that upper layer of snow moved and then go back and do it again with the blade lowered. You just have to adjust your technique according to the depth and even the consistency of the snow.
In a case where the snow is "frozen" on the upper layer I use the bucket to break it up and then go back and use the blade. I looked at front blades, at the Kubota dealer, and it stuck out so far in front of the tractor I didn't feel it that useful on my two-switchback driveway.