My wife and I recently bought two different rental properties....a pair of houses. Anyways, snow removal for them is a MUST, whereas our house has kinda been a 'if I have time' type of thing in the past. So I'm stuck between a plow and a snow blower....I see a couple of downsides to both.... With the plow, I see the damage aggressive plowing can do to a vehicle first hand as I am a mechanic at the local Chevrolet dealership. I bought a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado Classic (crew cab, short box) K2500HD 6.0 a year ago (nearly to the day). I like the truck, plan on owning it for a long time and I want to keep it 'nice'. I also think this truck might be a bit awkward as long as it is.....I know some guys plow with crew cab long boxes, but this would mainly see in town driveway duty....*maybe* a couple of parking lots. It would also still leave me with the sidewalks to do by hand....the wife sure as hell isn't going to do it. I could also just get a snow blower (be it a walk behind or mounted to a lawn mower).......but that leaves me out in the snow and cold longer....I'm a wuss. Some of the guys I work with have bought and paid for snow plows in a winter with moderate amounts of snow....between my stuff and any 'custom' removal I might be able to do so as well. There are a TON of brands out there.....I haven't operated a single one (but growing up on a farm I think I'll learn quick). Kinda been looking at a Western Steel Pro-Plow with a back drag edge. The V plows look handy, but I think that might not be needed for my application. I've looked briefly at used plows on eBay and Cragslist....they all seem overpriced and worn out....I imagine the newspaper ad plows are in the same shape. It appears new is the only way to go. Any advice (be it related to snow removal or even to being a landlord) would be greatly appreciated.