I'm going to be the odd man out here and recommend against a Ventrac. We purchased two units (used) and they were nothing but trouble - even after multiple trips to the dealer for warranty work. On a regular sidewalk, the larger ones are still apt to run over on the grass and the articulation didn't do much either.
I will admit, the blower did eat through some pretty nasty snow (when it worked). Also, the rotary brush worked the best for us - we never ran a blade. The cab heats up pretty quickly too, so no need to wear a jacket when you're operating the thing. Hearing protection is a must though!
During the summer, the Ventrac pretty much sat. We did purchase a 60" deck for it, but it wasn't nearly as fast as our zero-trun mowers. Plus, with the cab on it, it was much hotter. So, that might be something to consider too.
Another option is a front mount mower, such as a Kubota, with a push blade on it.
Last edited by Dan85; 10-04-2012 at 05:57 PM..