I have a TO30 and I do snow removal with a 6 foot blade on the rear. I also turn mine around backwards, but for a different reason: my driveway is all gravel and if I have it the normal way, it removes way too much gravel. That makes for quite the clean up come spring. It's a pretty big driveway and is on a slope which complicates things.
Don't have chains, but think they are in my future. I can remove 6 inches easily, but someday I'll need those chains.