The 4900 multi-hybrid planter model is the world's first electric-drive planter that automatically switches between multiple varieties of corn or soybeans on-the-go for precision prescription planting. Varying soil conditions make it difficult to find one hybrid to perform well on all soil types in the field; the 4900 MHP eliminates yield compromises by matching “work horse” hybrids to areas of your field that require defensive traits and “race horse” hybrids to high-yield areas. Each hybrid is stored in separate bulk seed tanks and delivered to two electric drive vacuum meters which are completely synchronized, minimizing skips. The planter also automatically switches between the two hybrids as it crosses different soil zones based on your prescription field map — the changes between meters are virtually instantaneous. Additionally, the 4900 MHP offers variable rate planting with its electric drive. The hydraulic weight transfer reduces pinch row compaction and the pneumatic down pressure provides consistent seed depth. The front-fold frame has 16 rows with 30" spacing and the cast iron row units have a 12" vertical travel.