• Mary Wagster

Increase Productivity: New Volvo CE Dig & Load Assist Packages

Updated: Apr 6


Volvo CE has improved excavator and wheel loader productivity potential by providing Dig Assist and Load Assist on select models. Dig Assist Start, the basic Dig Assist Package, now comes standard on new EC220E to EC480E excavators, and Load Assist comes with new L150H to L260H wheel loaders.


Powered by the Volvo Co-Pilot display, Dig Assist Start and Load Assist provide real-time guidance for operators to enhance performance, productivity, and safety. Load Assist also has a new Operator Coaching app.


“Our Assist programs give operators greater accuracy and proven time savings, so making these standard will help customers get more out of their machines,” said Ray Gallant, Volvo CE Vice President, Sales Support. “With these systems, every operator can be your best operator.”


Dig Assist Accuracy

Dig Assist Start maximizes excavator productivity by making it easier for operators to dig, trench and excavate. Operators can also create complex, multidimensional site profiles to improve performance with optional upgrades to Dig Assist 2D, Dig Assist In-Field Design, and Dig Assist On-Board Weighing.


Dig Assist delivers excavation accuracy through the Volvo Co-Pilot in-cab tablet, sensors, and GNSS, the latest location technology.



Load Assist Real-Time Information

Load Assist provides real-time intelligence to the operator and work-order documentation to equipment owners and their customers.


On-Board Weighing, a factory-fit system that can achieve +/- 1% accuracy on every bucket and ensure machines shift the optimal load, saves you time and money. With real-time insights into the bucket's load, operators can eliminate:

  • Overloading

  • Underloading

  • Reweighing

  • Wait times

Using Volvo Co-Pilot, you can:

  • Monitor loading progress

  • Track materials and trucks

  • Change work orders in seconds

Load Assist is also available as an option on L110H and L120H models.


Operator Coaching: Valuable New Load Assist Feature

To improve operator performance, Volvo CE added Operator Coaching to its Load Assist program as a standard feature on L150H to L260H wheel loaders.

Operator Coaching is an intuitive app that helps operators understand how their actions influence machine productivity and efficiency by providing real-time guidance on issues, including:

  • Idling

  • Braking

  • Throttling

  • Engaging the transmission lock-up

  • Driving techniques

“With Operator Coaching, operators can set targets and objectives to continually develop and improve their operating practices and get the most out of their machines,” said Eric Yeomans, Volvo CE Product Manager, Wheel Loaders.


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Based on article originally posted by Volvo CE.

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