I live in one of the snowiest areas in the US, this Kodiak will see a lot of time plowing next year. Unless of course we get the storm we got last year. We were all over the national news for the snow storm of my life, 63" within 30 hours. A neighboring area received 88". It took the national guard 6 days to dig us out. Picture below is my 2 year old, light dusting on the ground the day prior. But I will also be using it for logging, and want to winch logs onto my log cart. Your option above does not seem that bad, what are the disadvantages of the winch on the front hitch? Just the length it extends forward compared to the connection points of accessories? May look a little odd with a 2" receiver mounted to the front, but it could be used for other attachments as well. The plow is the only attachment I can see using in the front, although I did see a attachment you raise and lower with a series of blades for taking out scrub brush up to 3 or 4 inches.
If your bored and want to see a wicked storm, watch the utube video.