Revolutionary Machine Control. Surprisingly Accessible.

Ditch Assist is an automatic control system designed for surface drainage, land leveling, land forming, and simple tile drainage installation tasks. It’s engineered to control the raise and lower functions on a broad array of machinery, including scrapers, ditchers, and land levelers. Compatible with all GPS brands, and adaptable to any make, model, age, or size of tractor, Ditch Assist offers a versatile and reliable solution for your needs.

Key Features of Ditch Assist

Ditch Assist Android App

Control your Ditch Assist system remotely through our free app, designed for optimal performance on a standard 10-inch Android tablet. Easy to master and convenient to use, it’s the ideal interface for your operations.

Universal Grade Control

Experience the level of precise implement control typically associated with integrated systems, thanks to our custom-designed PWM valve. Suitable for tractors of any age, make, and model, this feature broadens Ditch Assist’s adaptability, ensuring it fits seamlessly into any farming operation.

Advanced Features

Benefit from fully customizable designs for ditches, tiles, and planes using our proprietary Slope-IQ technology. The system also allows for the straightforward import of your own land-forming designs, providing a tailored approach to your 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?

Universal Machine Control


Any Tractor

Any Age

Any Make or Model

No need for CAN or ISO


Any Implement



Blades and Levelers



Use existing RTK

Purchase a low cost RTK

Any brand works


Any Project

Create Surface Drains

Land Leveling

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

Start Work

Implement your best-fit design automatically using Ditch Assist to control the implement hydraulics

 NEW: Slope-IQ Design Customizer

In response to user feedback, we’ve introduced full customization options within Slope-IQ. Whether it’s altering the ditch bottom to fill a low area, adjusting slopes to meet specific requirements, or modifying the outlet’s elevation to suit the proposed ditch, you now have complete control. For tile drainage installations, gain mastery over grade breaks and installation depth. We’re proud to say that this level of design customization is, to our knowledge, an industry first.

Get a Quote Today

Ditch Assist offers some of the most advanced functionaility at a price that you won’t be shocked by! Get a no obligation quote today and see how affordably you can improve water management on your farm.


Seeking a cost-effective method for intricate land leveling? Ditch Assist is the answer. We have numerous customers already utilizing designs from trusted service providers like OptiSurface, fully compatible with our system. Furthermore, many of our regional dealers offer comprehensive design services. Ditch Assist supports designs in a simple text file containing the latitude, longitude, and target elevation, including those from software programs like AgForm3D and Ezigrade. Our system even incorporates a simple calibration tool to precisely align your machine’s GPS height with the original design, ensuring flawless implementation. Thanks to advanced interpolation algorithms, the system ensures your design is implemented exactly as intended, offering technology capabilities that match or surpass competing systems.


What type of GPS do I need?

Ditch Assist relies on accurate GPS elevation and position data to function. Therefore, we recommend RTK accuracy for the best results.

Ditch Assist works with virtually any GPS receiver. It uses industry standard NMEA messages from the GPS, meaning your current system (provided you have the required level of accuracy) can probably be used with Ditch Assist. We offer brand-specific cables for the most common agriculture GPS receivers, and can even power most ‘smart antennas’ (such as John Deere, Trimble 262/372, Outback A320, Hemisphere Atlas, etc) directly, meaning no messy wiring going back to the tractor cab. The following are common GPS systems our customers are using today with Ditch Assist:

  • John Deere (all receivers provided you have the required level of accuracy – RTK is recommended)
  • Trimble (all smart antennas, plus FM750/1000 with required level of accuracy)
  • Outback (MAX/STX/S3/A320/A220 running RTK)
  • Ag Leader (all RTK receivers can be used)
  • Emlid Reach RS2

The recent influx of very low cost RTK receivers on the market means you could get up and running very cheaply. But many of these systems require some knowledge to build/configure them correctly to work with Ditch Assist, and may not be as reliable.

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.