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Ditch Assist Automated Machine Control








Advanced Functionality. Simple to Use. Stay on Grade!

Ditch Assist is your go-to for automated machine control, providing effective solutions for ditching, land leveling, 3D land forming, and straightforward tiling tasks.

For projects requiring more precise excavation work, Ditch Assist X ensures you stay on grade when operating backhoes and excavators.

For Surface Drainage & Land Leveling

On-Grade Guidance for Excavators

Why Choose Ditch Assist?

Proven Reliability. Unmatched Expertise.

Don’t gamble on inferior imitations when drainage failures cost you time and money. Developed by the experts at Northern Plains Drainage Systems, Ditch Assist delivers reliable, field-tested performance since 2014. We’ve combined years of hands-on experience with input directly from farmers and contractors to create a truly effective drainage solution.

Get the job done right – with expert support at every turn. Ditch Assist gives you the essential features and cutting-edge technology you need, backed by the industry’s most knowledgeable dealers.

Key Benefits:

  • Reliable, field-proven performance
  • Designed by drainage experts with real-world experience
  • Ongoing innovation and improvements since 2014
  • Unmatched dealer support and product knowledge


Android Based

All Ditch Assist versions run via our free Android App – no expensive computers or displays needed, saving you money and simplifying your setup. App updates are simple, with no need for firmware downloads and USB sticks.

GPS Compatability

Ditch Assist takes the complexity out of GPS compatibility. Whether you’re using your existing RTK, upgrading, or exploring affordable solutions like Emlid Reach RS2, setup is quick and painless.

Wireless Advantage

Get up and running faster with Ditch Assist’s unique wireless setup, an industry first. Wi-Fi communication simplifies installation and allows you to quickly move the system between equipment, saving you time and hassle.

Any Machine, Any Job

Your current equipment is perfect for Ditch Assist. Maximize the value of your existing machinery, regardless of brand or age, and get precise control over various earth-moving implements. Need even more versatility? Ditch Assist X puts the same power in your excavator or backhoe.

Unmatched Adaptability with Ditch Assist and Ditch Assist X

We understand your equipment needs are always evolving. That’s why we made Ditch Assist the most versatile system available. Whether you’re upgrading tractors, switching between implements like scrapers, levelers, or ditchers, or adding Ditch Assist X for precision excavator or backhoe work, the Ditch Assist system adapts effortlessly to keep you working.

Easily move between tractors

No additional hardware required

Switch out implements in minutes

Use Ditch Assist X on any excavator


STAY ON GRADE: The Ditch Assist Advantage

Ditch Assist: Take full control of your implements and maximize efficiency. Effortlessly build drainage ditches, level fields, create single or multi-plane slopes, and even streamline tile drainage installations with Slope-IQ calculations. Ditch Assist’s adaptability replaces complex laser systems, saving you time and money.

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Ditch Assist X: Turn your excavator or backhoe into a multi-tasking powerhouse with our powerful upgrade to Ditch Assist. Ditch Assist X brings precision guidance to your bucket edge, allowing you to tackle complex grading tasks with unparalleled accuracy. No more downtime due to laser setups or limitations on boom and bucket angles.

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Which version do you need?

The Ditch Assist brand includes the original Ditch Assist as well as the Ditch Assist X.

For Scrapers, Rotary Ditchers, Land Levelers, Blades, Pulldozers, and Tile Plows, start with Ditch Assist:

Ditch Assist Grade Control

Simple. Affordable. Grade Control

Any tractor. Any Implement. Any GPS. Operate via our simple Android App

For Excavators, Backhoes, and Mini Hoes just add Ditch Assist X:

Ditch Assist X

No More Lasers

Work faster and more accurately with accurate height guidance at any digging angle on any machine