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Dig assist

Excavating the easy way

Dig assist

Levelling sites, digging trenches, grading slopes – or creating complex, multidimensional site profiles – all have never been easier, thanks to the Dig Assist machine control system for excavators, from Volvo Construction Equipment. Powered by the Volvo Co-Pilot in-cab tablet and incorporating sensors and the latest GPS technology, Dig Assist delivers incredible excavation accuracy in a fraction of the time normally taken using conventional methods. Technically sophisticated, Dig Assist's intuitive intelligence makes every operator your best operator – maximizing machine productivity.

Volvo Active Control

Your work day just got easier with Volvo Active Control. Automated boom and bucket movements make the digging process more efficient and more accurate, with less effort. Simply set the grade, push the button and get the work done – all controlled using a single lever.

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Intended for site levelling and profiling slopes, Start uses real time data to clearly show operators when target depth/slope levels have been achieved. Safety is also optimized, as there is no need to manually check grades or levels. Start allows for high levels of accuracy, faster completion times and less under/over excavation. Helps operators of all skills and experience achieve higher productivity.

In-Field Design

In-Field Design uses GNSS and RTK navigation technology to offer centimeter-accuracy for excavation jobs. It allows to dig trenches and more complicated shapes on 3-dimensions, which the operator easily defines on the Volvo Co-Pilot tablet. Eliminates the need for surveyors to mark out the excavation site.


3D enables access to industry leading 3D solutions suppliers. Design profiles can be imported from external sources (e.g. civil engineering design plans) for project execution. 3D is ideal for complex or larger infrastructure projects.

On-Board Weighing

Say goodbye to guesswork with the On-Board Weighing option, providing real-time insights into the bucket’s load. For optimal loading, operators can set limits per truck/hauler type. The system counts all buckets unloaded in a pre-defined truck loading zone. Total tonnage moved is also recorded (e.g. per shift or day).

Volvo Co-Pilot

Volvo Co-Pilot is a state-of-the-art touchscreen tablet that powers all Volvo Assist platforms, using on-board machine data and high precision sensors to more easily complete tasks in less time. Simple and intuitive, the operator can set up projects in just a few touches by selecting the required job parameters. The operator can then monitor progress of the job as it gets underway and stay safe, with on-screen alerts that indicate when pre-set parameters are met. A SIM card in the Android-operated tablet enables automatic, wireless software updates via a 3G network. An external modem can be used to get 4G connectivity.

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