Northern Plains Drainage Systems

specialists in agricultural drainage equipment sales, surveying and consulting services

Tile Drainage Equipment | Surface & Tile Drainage Design & Consulting | Dealer for Soil-Max, Ag Leader, ADS Canada, Outback RTK Systems, Hemisphere GNSS

specialists in agricultural drainage equipment sales, surveying and consulting services


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Our Main Product Lines

Soil-Max Gold Digger Stealth ZD Heavy Duty edition exclusively designed for western Canada and exclusive to Northern Plains Drainage Systems. The best-selling tile plow in North America because it works. Well. Very Well.

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We supply drain tile, dual wall, pumps, lift stations, and more throughout western Canada. Whatever your requirements, we can get you what you need, when and where you need it.

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We sell and support Outback and Hemisphere GNSS RTK systems. We use these systems ourselves, and believe they offer the best value and performance in drainage and survey applications.

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Outback A321 Hemisphere S320

Ag Leader products are recognized globally as being superior to most OEM precision farming hardware.  We can supply any Ag Leader product you may need, and can also put together complete kit packages for yield monitoring, steering & guidance, planter control, application control and more. Contact us for information.

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Ag Leader Integra Display with Intellislope Plow Control

Ditch Assist is an Android App, developed by Simon, to help you stay on grade when ditching, trenching, land leveling, and more. Using Bluetooth technology to connect your Android device to your GPS system, it provides a low-cost wireless solution to maintaining grade, offering the same functionality as a traditional laser but with significantly increased productivity and ease-of-use.

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Main Services We Provide

We have surveyed and planned drainage on tens of thousands of acres throughout western Canada. There’s no terrain we don’t have experience with, and if there is a way to improve your drainage, we’ll find it! Whether you are interested in tile or surface drainage, we can help you by creating the optimum design, plus assist in the permit process.

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Whether you’d like full or partial custom install, we can help. Our unique approach pairs farmers with the best-suited contractors. Typically, clients come to us initially looking for drainage surveying and design services, with a view to possibly tiling. We can then determine the feasibility, complexity, and provide options for full custom installation, or to have some features custom installed and for the farmer to rent/buy equipment to install the rest.

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Tile Drainage Installation

We operate a Precision Hawk UAV that is capable of providing a variety of remotely-sensed products. Currently, we are able to provide on-demand high resolution ortho-imagery of fields, crops, or any other rural areas. Our in-house GIS expertise means we can not only deliver imagery, but also tailor the output to suit your application. Examples include; imagery for GPS crop scouting; affected acre calculations for crop insurance claims; on/off or VR prescriptions; volume calculations. Tell us what you need and we’ll figure out how to do it!

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UAV Imagery

Both Simon and Hayk hold Master’s degrees in GIS. We undertake a variety of projects, big or small, on either a competitive hourly or per project basis. From simple tasks such as creating high quality maps from your data, combining or compiling multiple data files, image georeferencing, field boundary shapefile creation, projection and coordinate system adjustments, to complex and technical assignments such as deploying your data as interactive online maps, performing advanced statistical spatial data analyses, cleaning-up and filtering data, and more. If you need help with spatial data, get in touch!

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GIS Services

We have considerable experience in surveying municipal drainage infrastructure in Manitoba. In fact, we even developed our own proprietary software to improve our workflow and make it simpler to train our employees to perform these surveys. We currently undertake RM ditch surveys in southern Manitoba, though may travel further for large projects. We are also offering our services to process and plot survey data for RM’s or service providers that are performing similar services.

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Clearance Deals – Come & Get Them!

2014 SOIL-MAX STEALTH ZD PULL-TYPE TILE PLOW W/4″ BOOT

– 1 available

$39,990 $32,500

SOIL-MAX SINGLE AXLE STRINGER CART

– 2 available

$9,850 $7995

SOIL-MAX 3-POINT STRINGER

– 1 available

$8,500 $6,000

8″ NON-PERF PIPE IN 375′ ROLLS

– 2 rolls available

$745 $650/roll

6″ NON-PERF PIPE IN 1500′ ROLLS

– 1 roll available

$1725 $1500/roll

6″ FINE SLOT PIPE IN 1500′ ROLLS

– 1 roll available

$1725 $1500/roll

4″ FINE SLOT PIPE IN 3380′ ROLLS

– 1 roll available

$1350 $1250/roll

3″ FINE SLOT PIPE IN 5500′ ROLLS

– 2 rolls available

$1760 $1500/roll

OUTBACK A321 RTK BASE 400MHz RADIO, GLONASS

– SOLD

AG LEADER 2500B RTK BASE 900MHz RADIO, GLONASS

– 1 available

$8,500 $6,000

OUTBACK A320 +A321 RTK SYSTEM 900MHz GLONASS

– 2 systems available

$17,950 $14,995

These items available for pickup from our Oakville, MB yard. Please call 1-866-670-0007 to reserve

prices shown in CAD not including applicable taxes. Delivery may be available, please call for details

Tile Drainage is SMART BUSINESS


It benefits not only the quality of your fields but also the quality of your bottom line. Soil-Max takes traditional tiling methods and enhances them to meet your specific needs. Whether you’ve tiled for years or are just beginning the process, the Gold Digger makes it easy and produces unparalleled results.


Potential savings installing your own tile
$0+
per acre

can be tricky, let us take care of it!

Installing is easy, you can do it!

PARTIAL CUSTOM / PARTIAL SELF INSTALL A  NEW CONCEPT IN PATTERN TILE INSTALLATION FOR SOUTHERN MANITOBA

Pattern tiling in our heavy clay soils works – just ask the guys south of the border! It’s also a costly venture. What if you could have the tricky parts done for you, then simply install your own 3″ or 4″ laterals using your own plow, or one we rent you? Once your outlets, lift stations, and mains are installed, you’ll be able to install your own laterals using a Soil-Max plow and a single 4WD tractor. You’ll be able to install 30-40ac per day. AND you’ll get equivalent placement accuracy to a contractor plow if you follow our procedures.

Typical Saving
$0/ac
by plowing your own laterals!
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Additional Resources


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SMS Software Store


Visit our SMS Software Store to purchase Ag Leader’s SMS Software products and unlocks

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Soil & Climate Maps


It started as a replacement for Agri-Maps in Manitoba, and now covers Sask & Alta too

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Our Blog


Some of our articles, case studies, and news related to farm drainage in W. Canada.

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Do you RENT land to farm?

Offer your landlords a deal they can’t refuse! A popular trend in the U.S. is for landowners to rent their land to farmers that own their own tiling equipment. In return for securing a longer term rental agreement, or other beneficial terms, the landowner pays for materials and the renter provides tile installation on the land they rent. In this win-win arrangement, the landowner sees their land increase considerably in value without the high investment typically associated with getting land tiled. The renter gets the benefits of farming tiled land for an extended period.

Could this work for you? If so, get in touch with us about coming to do a site survey and tile feasibility assessment.

Focus on RTK GPS Systems

Not all are created equal. We tile. We survey. We sell and support RTK systems. We know what works for different clients’ requirements and technical abilities. The systems we offer represent the best combinations of accuracy, functionality, practicality, and value. 

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Meet Our Team

Simon Knutson

Owner & Director

St. Claude, MB

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Joel Classen

Owner & Director

Elie, MB

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Miranda Geras

Office & Logistics Manager

Elm Creek, MB

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Hayk Yeritsian

GIS Specialist

Yerevan, Armenia


Rob Henderson

SE Sask. Sales & Support

Redvers, SK

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Harvey Guenther

NE Sask. Sales & Support

Yorkton, SK

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Mark Gordon

N. Sask. Sales & Support

Melfort, SK

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Tyler Boese

SW Alta. Sales & Support

Linden, AB

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Jesse Klok

SE Alta. Sales & Support

Medicine Hat, AB

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 Service and support are our #1 priority. The knowledge and experience we have within our team is unmatched in the industry. Anyone can sell you a piece of equipment. To us that’s just the beginning. We want to work with you as much as you need to help you meet your goals.


About Northern Plains Drainage Systems


Northern Plains Drainage Systems is owned and managed by Simon Knutson and Joel Classen. Prior to formalizing NPDS, Simon & Joel spent 5 years working together to develop and refine the process of field surveying and creating drainage improvement designs for clients throughout the Prairies. This transformed into offering custom tile drainage installations, but it proved difficult to justify undertaking the many small projects our clients had, especially given the short time window available here in western Canada. The most logical option was for us to provide farmers with the equipment to undertake projects themselves, and use our knowledge and experience to provide them with the support and advice needed. Our office and yard are located in Oakville, MB, and we have a network of sales and support representatives throughout western Canada.

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