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Ditch Assist™ Farm Layout and Land Levelling Hardware 

 

We supply and install Ditch Assist™ farm layout and land levelling hardware.  Ditch Assist™ is a full-featured machine control system for scrapers, ditchers, land levellers, and just about anything that's raised and lowered hydraulically.  It uses input from a GPS receiver mounted on the implement to adjust height via the included proportional valve by connecting your implement hoses to the valve, and the valve to the tractor.  Create single or multi-slope ditches or planes, implement advanced land levelling designs from software such as OptiSurface, AgForm-3D, Ezigrade, T3RRA Design™ and more.

Ditch Assist™’s user interface is a free Android app that runs on Android tablets. This makes Ditch Assist™ the most affordable and easily updatable grade control system available.  Ditch Assist™ is the only grade control system to use Wi-Fi communication between the cab and the implement.  This makes the system simple to install, use, and easily moved between different pieces of equipment.

Wireless | Android Based


Instead of expensive displays, Ditch Assist runs through a free Android App on any 10 inch+ Android tablet.  It features wireless communications between the cap and implement.  

Any GPS Brand

If your GPS outputs NMEA (about 99% do), then it will work with Ditch Assist.  Don't have RTK?  Upgrade what you have or purchase a low cost RTK system and use it with Ditch Assist.  
 

Universal Compatibility

Ditch Assist utilizes a custom designed proportional value to achieve highly accurate hydraulic control on any make, model or age of equipment without expensive platform kits.  

Ditch Assist delivers advanced features at the most competitive price point in the market ...and no unlocks required.

 
1. Fully Automated Machine Control
 

If it moves up and down hydraulically, Ditch Assist can run it and keep you on grade or on target automatically.


2. Create ‘Best-Fit’ Ditches


With Slope-IQ you simply drive the proposed route to survey the terrain then let the app compute the optimum design.


3. Implement Land Levelling Designs


Ditch Assist owners are implementing advanced 3D earthworks designs from OptiSurface, AgForm3D, T3RRA Design™ and more.


4. Survey Fields


Use Ditch Assist to survey entire field’s elevations and send the files to a service provider to generate 3D land levelling designs.

Now with Slope-IQ™ ‘Best-Fit’ Technology

 

With Slope-IQ™ you can be confident you aren’t moving any more dirt than you need to be.  Simply drive along the proposed drainage route (or across a field you’d like to land level) in survey mode. Then, specify the minimum slope you’d like to maintain for your ditch or plane. Ditch Assist will do the rest! Wherever the land has sufficient natural slope, you won’t move any more dirt (unless you decide to by using the Nudge Down function). Wherever there’s a hump that would hold back water, Slope-IQ™ will implement your minimum grade. The end result is a drain that  always has at least your minimum slope, but you won’t move an inch more dirt than needed.

 
Ditch Assist X™ Guidance System for Excavators and Backhoes

We supply and install Ditch Assist X™, the first affordable alternative to using lasers when digging to grade. Using an RTK GPS receiver plus Ditch Assist X Sensor Modules mounted on the machine, the operator can use the Ditch Assist App to verify bucket elevation and check grade at any position in real-time. Designed specifically with digging or cleaning out drainage ditches and trenching in drainage pipes in mind, Ditch Assist X eliminates the need to re-position lasers, or use a spotter to verify grade/depth. Ditch Assist X is the most efficient, most affordable, and easiest-to-use on-grade guidance system for excavators and backhoes.

Benefits:


1.  Eliminates the need for lasers saving time, money and increases productivity
 
2.  Operator can verify grade is achieved from cab so no need for a spotter
 
3.  Affordable accuracy and setup multiple machines for the cost of one system
 
4.  Runs off an android tablet with free app download, saving you money

 

HOW DITCH ASSIST X WORKS

Ditch Assist X uses a combination of machine mounted GPS and sensors to compute accurate bucket elevation at any machine position. The GPS antenna is mounted on the included pendulum mount at the pivot point between the stick and stick cylinder. Ditch Assist X modules are mounted on the dog-bone and on the stick.  Once measurements and calibrations have been performed using our intuitive calibration app, the modules transmit corrected bucket elevations over Wi-Fi to the Ditch Assist app in the cab.

Wireless | Android Based


Instead of expensive displays, Ditch Assist X runs through a free Android App on any 10 inch+ Android tablet.  It features wireless communications between the cap and implement.  

Any GPS Brand

If your GPS outputs NMEA (about 99% do), then it will work with Ditch Assist.  Don't have RTK?  Upgrade what you have or purchase a low cost RTK system and use it with Ditch Assist X.  
 

Universal Compatibility

Ditch Assist X utilizes a custom designed proportional value to achieve highly accurate hydraulic control on any make, model or age of equipment without expensive platform kits.