At AUS we provide specialist cost effective land drainage works, carrying out a wide range of services that are always within forecast and budget. These services include land drainage installation, land condition assessments, land drainage field investigations, land drainage design (including soils, drainage and topographical surveys) and land drainage consultancy inspection (regarding liability assessments).
AUS are a specialist Land Drainage contractor working on behalf of National Grid and National Grid Gas under a national framework agreement which covers the whole of the UK including Scotland and Wales.
We undertake Liability assessments, Land drainage investigations, topographical surveys, Land Drainage designs and Land drainage installations. This ranges from minor sites to large scale investigations.
AUS also provides private trenching services including water pipes, ground-source heating, electric cables and ducting.
AUS can provide the following services for utility and agricultural sectors:
We only need to expose a small area of subsoil to assess the condition of the earth and or existing drainage. Making the landowner aware of the results, consulting him of the design options and costing of the work to be carried out.
Assessing an Existing Drainage Scheme
This can be simply done by our drainage wizard and camera, once the area has been exposed. Consulting the landowner on our findings and moving forward to repair or designing a new drainage scheme, no matter what size of project it turns out to be.
Easy Installation, Planning, and Record Keeping with Ag Leader AutoTile®
Survey - Can be done ahead of time with an ATV, or at the time of installation with the tile plow utilizing RTK GPS. Collect surveys by driving over the path where tile needs to be placed to collect the surface elevation.
Plan - Enter the desired minimum/maximum and target depths, as well as the minimum grade to drain excess water from the field. This can be done in the field or with the SMS™ Advanced Water Management Module.
Install - Use the plan you created to install tile using AutoTile® to adjust the depth of the plow automatically. You can also use Grade control or Pitch control modes as needed.
Grade and Pitch Control
Grade Control - If you have used lasers in the past to install tile, Grade Control allows you to install in a similar way using GPS rather than lasers. This mode allows you to set the desired grade to install tile. If needed, you can also use grade breaks to shallow up but keep the same grade.
Benefits of Water Management
• Increase field operation windows and reduce field compaction.
• Reduce yield-robbing effects of denitrification due to poor drainage.
• Provide deeper root zone and earlier soil warm up for better crop development.
• Eliminate hassles associated with laser surveying equipment and saves time and rolls out efficiency.
• Efficient land drainage design and planning, recording and installation.
3 reasons you won’t want to tile any other way!
Unmatched Productivity - Intellislope offers unmatched drainage tiling productivity by eliminating manual grade calculations, laser tripod setup and repositioning hassles. This removes many of the irrigation challenges that growers have faced in the past, allowing them to tile their fields on their own time, while doing it more economically than hiring contractors.
AutoTile® - Let our products do the work and free up your time. AutoTile mode allows you to drive over the path where tile needs to be installed to survey the soil profile. Plan the depth and grade of the tile, and allow the Ag Leader display to control the depth and grade as you install.
Seamless Integration - Intellislope works with our John Deere 6190R and CT Shelton Trencher. Survey and installation data is logged and can be archived into mapping programs such as SMS™ Basic or Advanced software to track for future reference and tile system additions.
Promote Root Development
Well-Drained Soil - Encourages deeper root development and healthier crops.
Saturated Soil - Leads to shallow root growth and poor plant development.
The Value of Data - Data from your field is an invaluable resource to help you make better management decisions.
• Utilize your existing yield maps to determine where tile is needed on your farm.
• Take advantage of automated Soil Survey downloads to have additional reference layers for planning your tile installation.
• Track yield improvements where tile has been installed.
• Manage Tiling Data in SMS Advanced
Drainage Design and Installation
Utilising the latest Ag Leader GPS 7500 Receiver, Base Station with Intellislope / Auto Tile using an "In Command 1200" screen we complete full GPS topographical surveys / field mapping of all the areas where any land drainage is to be installed to give us the vital information to design the best possible land drainage schemes by calculating the water flows through any given areas of the fields.
We collate this information to enable us to efficiently and environmentally address any particular land drainage problem, which assists us in designing the best possible land drainage scheme both from costs, implementation, land disturbance, compaction and effectiveness of the overall land drainage system for integrity and serviceability will into the future. The Ag Leader GPS equipment was supplied and installed by Rea Valley Tractors Ltd (RVT).
We work closely with the landowners throughout this whole process ensuring all historical information and issues is accounted for within our design. We have an unrivalled knowledge base within the Gas Pipeline and Electricity sector working on a UK wide national framework where we are setting the standards. We have a reputation for keeping within our initial program of works and budget and in the majority of cases coming in under our forecast budget. We install all drains under our supervision, with reports and GPS surveys taken if required. Completing final drainage scheme onto paper as laid drawings.