I have the same set up, only I have a ARPS blower hanging off the rear. You know the ones that sell cheap at auctions because they only push the snow? Buy one cheap at a auction if ya get a chance. I purchased mine for $200.00 from a farmer who said it was junk, never could blow snow with his D-17 on it. I heard later he was pretty ticked off at me when he asked if he could buy it back a few years later when he seen it working.
There are some tight places that a blower just does'nt work so well, then the big bucket seems to do a decent job. My loader has a hydrolic dump bucket that is almost a must unless you are working on a flat surface most of the time.
This winter we have no frost in the ground under the snow, so we all seem to do our landscaping and snow removal at the same time. I have taken some big chunks of sod and placed them on top of the snow piles. Hate it when that happens, but it does.
Are you aware that WD's and 45's must be kinda replumbed with a dump vale in order to work a rear blade or blower while using the front loader?
Power steering is kinda like toilet paper, once ya used it, it's hard to go back to doing without it.
Pushing snow has it's place, just not at my place.