John Deere 's 844J is the company's first 7-yard loader and, according to the company, combines engine power, hydraulic performance, and Smart-shift transmission for quick cycle times. Its 12.5-liter PowerTech engine has 380 net horsepower at 1,600 rpm and peak torque of 1,390 foot pounds at 900 rpm. Smart-shift transmission provides smooth gear and directional changes by continuously sensing speeds and loads. Solid-state electrical distribution system has a sealed-switch module for the operator interface designed for long life. Estimated list price: $460,000 to $500,000.