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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 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.


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).

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Operator Training Videos

Watch these short operator training videos — they’re great tools to get you set up and running in no time.

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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.

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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