New generation backhoe-loaders from JCB offer a choice of three transmissions, including four-speed Synchro-Shuttle, four-speed Powershift, and six-speed Autoshift. Operator ease and comfort are enhanced with an automotive-quality cab. Standard seat is seven-way and includes adjustable lumbar support and 350 pounds of dial-in spring weight. Horsepower range is 72 to 92, with the four-wheel-steer, four-wheel-drive models at 100 hp. Dig depth starts at 14 feet 4 inches for the 214, and goes to 17 feet 7 inches for the 217. Estimated price: $74,363 to $110,000.