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Dig assist

A new level in productivity

Dig assist

Introducing Dig Assist, powered by the in-cab Volvo Co-Pilot tablet. Whether you are levelling sites, digging trenches, grading slopes or creating site profiles, digging operations have never been faster, easier and safer. Dig Assist is a suite of tools designed to deliver excavation accuracy in a fraction of the time compared to conventional methods, eliminating the need to manually mark out a site and check depths and grades.


Intended for site levelling and profiling slopes, 2D uses real time data to clearly show operators when target depth or slope levels have been achieved. With just a few touches of the screen, a target depth is set and excavation can begin within minutes. Combine depth and slopes as required and use the machine to set your height reference. A laser catcher is included, located on the excavator arm, making the machine ready to operate existing and commonly used tools.

In-Field Design

In-Field Design makes easy work of time-consuming jobs, using GNSS and RTK navigation technology to offer centimeter-level accuracy across a wide range of tasks, such as trenching, foundations and driveway/pool preparation. Go from a paper drawing to a digital excavation model in minutes, using the simple on-screen instructions to design your digital shape before using the machine to replicate it in real-life. You can now select UTM zones, create design templates, and share them with your other machines thanks to In-Field Design Advanced. The cloud-based option also allows you to capture “as-built” GPS data points and export them via the cloud.


The ideal choice for complex and larger infrastructure projects. Offering full three-dimensional functionality, Topcon 3D-MC and Trimble Earthworks for Dig Assist allow designs to be uploaded directly into the Volvo Co-Pilot. Simply import a project file and get to work.

Volvo Active Control

Your workday just got easier with Volvo Active Control – designed to enhance the comfort and productivity of all operators. Automated boom and bucket movements make the excavation process more efficient and with less effort.

Learn more about Volvo Active Control
On-Board Weighing

When it comes to loading the optimum amount of material, intuition can only get you so far. What if you’re not moving enough material, or moving too much? Get the answers you need with On-Board Weighing.

Learn more about On-Board Weighing

Handy essentials

Just as you would expect from your smartphone or tablet, Volvo Co-Pilot comes pre-installed with apps designed to make the operator’s life easier.


Completes basic calculations and can also be used as a unit converter.


There’s no need for pen and paper when you have a digital notepad at your fingertips.


Weather informs you of current and upcoming weather conditions – helping you to plan the work ahead.

And there’s more

Dig Assist is compatible with a wide range of intelligent tools to help you get even more from your excavator.

Cloud back-up

Volvo Co-Pilot is connected to the internet, meaning you can retrieve information via the cloud at any time.

Satellite support

GNSS components support the four major constellations: GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo.

External radio configuration

You can configure SATEL (Topcon) external radio from the Volvo Co-Pilot screen without needing to connect the radio to a computer. The radio can be programmed from the cab, without removing any parts from the machine.

Volvo Smart View

Thanks to multiple cameras, Volvo Smart View gives a 360° all-round view from a bird’s eye perspective. The image can be shown on the Volvo Co-Pilot tablet or on the machine display.

Attachment versatility

Tiltrotators, tiltable buckets, buckets with thumbs, grapples and tilt quick couplers can easily be incorporated into the Dig Assist tools, unlocking the potential for further applications. The quick couplers library removes manual work: just select the quick coupler fitted on your machine and the settings will be imported automatically.

Site solutions

Dig Assist can be used together with a number of Productivity Services, such as Connected Map, Performance Indicator, Task Manager and Connected Load Out. Get in touch with your dealer to find out more!

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Support you can count on

As a fully integrated and factory-fitted Volvo system, all the components, hardware and software of Dig Assist are fully supported by your Volvo dealer. Whether remote, on-site or in the workshop, your Volvo dealer is here to give you the support you need to keep your operation moving.

Remote support

Get remote support when you need it thanks to the connectivity of your machine combined with Volvo Co-Pilot, enabling you to contact your dealer from the convenience of the machine.

Easy updates and upgrades

Just as you would expect from your mobile phone, Dig Assist stays fully up-to-date with the latest software version, thanks to over the air updates. As you continue to grow and evolve how you use Dig Assist, your Volvo dealer is also available to provide functionality upgrades as required – either in person or remotely.

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