Weighing 17,800 pounds, the 14-foot BL70 marks the first model in a new line of 10 backhoe-loaders, ranging from 60 to 100 horsepower. By year-end, six models will be available, including two 15-footers and two with four-wheel steer. The machine has a smooth, solid feel to its operation. Its closed-center, load-sensing hydraulic system handles multifunctioning smoothly and quickly. Backhoe lift capacity is 3,395 pounds and loader lift capacity is 7,619 pounds.