Unmatched Precision. Unbeatable Value. Plus, Functions & Tools You Won't Find Elsewhere
Maximize Equipment. Minimize Costs. Master Your Projects.
Ditch Assist replaces complex, restrictive setups with unmatched adaptability. Install effortlessly on any tractor or implement, and switch between them in minutes. Our precision valve eliminates compatibility worries, saving you money and outperforming the competition.
Ditch Assist: Your All-in-One Drainage and Landforming System
Master any project – surface drainage, precision leveling, or complex 3D designs. Ditch Assist delivers the power and adaptability you need. Expand your capabilities even further with Ditch Assist X for advanced excavator and backhoe guidance.
Ideal Drainage Mapping for Ditch Assist Owners
Streamline your drainage planning: We’ve mapped surface drainage routes for millions of acres across Canada and the US, with more on the way. Ditch Assist owners get free access to our portal, valued at $750+/year, and can use this data to plan and execute drainage projects faster.
Load Any Map or Aerial Image as a Guidance Layer
Ditch Assist offers unmatched image versatility: Import any georeferenced map or image layer for on-screen guidance. Our exclusive, free image georeferencing tool turns screenshots into usable maps – a powerful feature you won’t find anywhere else.
See How Ditch Assist Works: Try the App Simulator
Your Ditch Assist test drive starts here: Experience the power of precision drainage firsthand before you buy with our interactive app simulation with detailed feature explanations. Feel confident using the system, and prepare for success in the field.
The Smart Choice in Machine Control: Performance and Affordability.
Ditch Assist transforms your earthworks with precision control. From surface drainage to land leveling, landforming, and simple tile drainage, it’s your all-in-one solution. Compatible with any tractor, implement, and RTK GPS brand, Ditch Assist maximizes your existing equipment and delivers exceptional results.
Advantages of Ditch Assist
Ditch Expensive Displays thanks to the Ditch Assist Android App
Ditch Assist simplifies everything. Forget expensive displays, complex software updates, and restrictive systems. Our app runs on a standard Android 10″ tablet, offering intuitive controls and hassle-free updates for unmatched convenience.
Precision Shouldn't Limit You to One Tractor
Ditch Assist delivers precision and unparalleled flexibility. Experience the control of an integrated system on any tractor with our custom-designed proportional valve. Outsmart the competition with a system that moves effortlessly between all your machines.
Your Vision, Your Drainage: Ditch Assist Customization
Perfect drainage starts with you. Ditch Assist offers unmatched design customization options for ditches, tiles, and planes using our exclusive Slope-IQ technology. Import your own landforming designs for total precision control for land leveling projects.
The Story of Ditch Assist
How can we make Ditch Assist work for you?
Want to find out more about Ditch Assist and how it could fit within your operation? Request a no obligation consultation with one of our knowledgeable dealers today.
What can you do with Ditch Assist?
- Survey your proposed route by driving it then design your ditch using Slope-IQ for ‘Best Fit’ design
- NEW: Customize your design if required to fill low spots and adjust any aspect of the drain elevation
- Start working with fully automated grade control via our PWM valve or operate manually with a guidance only kit
- Create simple single planes by surveying & designing with Slope-IQ like you would for ditching
- Import advanced multislope designs from software including OptiSurface, AgForm3D, and EZ Grade
- Ditch Assist features advanced processing to implement designs accurately and automatically
- Ditch Assist works just like a laser system but with the benefits of using GPS for grade control
- Use Slope-IQ to survey and design each run. Customize the design to better suit your requirements
- Note that Ditch Assist doesn’t have a pitch sensor so it won’t account for plow pitch – like a laser
Universal Machine Control
Any Make or Model
No need for CAN or ISO
Blades and Levelers
Use existing RTK
Purchase a low cost RTK
Any brand works
Create Surface Drains
Install Tile Drainage
Utilizing Slope-IQ for Optimized Drains
Ditch Assist serves as a standalone tool to survey, design, and construct drainage ditches, planes, or tile installations. Using the Slope-IQ design engine, set your minimum grade after driving the proposed route in Survey Mode. Slope-IQ calculates a best-fit solution that aligns with the natural landscape whenever possible, and adheres to your specified minimum grade when needed.
Drive the proposed route with your tractor and implement to survey the existing terrain profile using RTK GPS
Use Slope-IQ to design a best-fit solution that maximizes efficiency and maintains your minimum grade
NEW: Slope-IQ Design Customizer
Unmatched Drainage Design Control – Your Way. We listened. Now, Slope-IQ offers full customization abilities for surface drainage ditches and subsurface tile runs. Alter ditch profiles, fill low areas, adjust slopes, change outlet elevations, and more as needed. This industry-first feature gives you complete control over your projects and, like all Ditch Assist updates, comes at no additional cost to our existing users.
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Ditch Assist delivers the advanced drainage control you need at an unexpectedly affordable price. Get your personalized quote today and discover how cost-effective precision can be.
ADVANCED EARTHWORKS WITH DITCH ASSIST
Ditch Assist offers professional-grade land leveling at a fraction of the cost. Featuring compatibility with advanced best-fit 3D land forming designs from OptiSurface, TopCon AgForm3D, and Ezigrade, along with the support of our expert dealer network. Upload your design into the Ditch Assist App, calibrate with our intuitive tool, and execute even complex formations with unmatched precision. Ditch Assist’s advanced algorithms outperform those of expensive systems, ensuring your design specifications are met flawlessly.
Flat Area Creation:
Set gradient to Zero OR Specify target elevation
Grading Single/Multi-Slope Plane:
Survey center of target area
Use Slope-IQ (like designing drainage)
Ditch Assist’s Automatic Extension:
Auto-extends design 90° from survey path
Forms effective plane
Simple Land Leveling with Ditch Assist
Ditch Assist is the ultimate tool for versatile land leveling, whether you need precision designs or flexible on-the-go grading.
For smaller fields, construction projects, and flood irrigation, simply set the gradient to zero for a flat surface, or specify a target elevation and start working.
To grade single or multi-slope planes, conduct a survey along the center of the grading area and use Slope-IQ, similar to our drainage design tool. Ditch Assist will then automatically expand your design outward at 90-degree angles from your survey path, creating a perfect plane during operation.
What type of GPS do I need for Ditch Assist?
For optimal performance with Ditch Assist, it is highly recommended to use an RTK-accurate GPS system. RTK (Real-Time Kinematic) GPS provides centimeter-level accuracy, which is crucial for precision in tasks such as surface drainage, land leveling, and land forming that Ditch Assist is designed to perform. The precision offered by RTK GPS ensures that the adjustments made by Ditch Assist in controlling the implement are based on the most accurate positioning data available.
While Ditch Assist is compatible with any brand of GPS, and some users may find satisfactory results with non-RTK systems like John Deere SF2, SF3, Trimble RTX, or Outback/Hemisphere Atlas (PPP corrections), these systems do not offer the same level of accuracy as RTK. Therefore, for the best results and to fully leverage the capabilities of Ditch Assist, an RTK GPS system is strongly advised.
Regarding GPS settings for Ditch Assist, the required baud rate is 38,400, and it is necessary to ensure that the GGA and VTG NMEA messages are turned on at a 5Hz or 10Hz message rate. This configuration helps in providing the system with frequent and accurate location updates, which is essential for the precise control of the implement.
What type of Tablet do I need?
The Ditch Assist App runs on Android only, so you’ll need an Android tablet. It’s designed for 10″ screens (slightly smaller (e.g. 9.6″) or bigger are fine too).
You’ll need a tablet with at least 2GB of RAM memory, and it must have a recent version of Android.
We do most of our testing on the Samsung tablets so can suggest these as good options. We suggest you contact us or one of our dealers to confirm the best locally available tablet option for you before purchasing one as some work better than others. Many of our dealers also bundle tablets with Ditch Assist.
What type of hydraulics does Ditch Assist work with?
Ditch Assist is compatible with both open and closed center hydraulic systems. Our PWM valve offers a simple adjustment to switch between the two. By default your valve will be set for closed center.
What equipment can I use Ditch Assist with?
Ditch Assist will operate virtually all equipment provided its cutting height is controlled via a single hydraulic circuit. Our PWM valve has been designed to work with a variety of flow rates, and within the app you can tweak the minimum and maximum duty cycle settings to fine tune the response for different equipment.
Do I need the PWM Valve?
If you plan to use Ditch Assist for automated grade control then you will need the PWM valve. Our valve is custom designed for Ditch Assist, and other valves won’t work well (and are not supported). If you only want visual guidance via the tablet screen then you can manually operate your equipment without needing the valve – ask about our Guidance Only Kit.
Can I use my iPad with Ditch Assist?
The Ditch Assist app is Android-only, and it is not possible to use an iPad with Ditch Assist.