Quick Stats

  • Customer
    Clark Farm Drainage
  • Location
    Farmington, NM
  • Duration
    2 months
  • Number of Machines
    3
  • Type Of Project
    Drainage Tile Conservation
  • Division
    Worldwide Rental Services
  • Date
    February 2016
  • Customer
    Clark Farm Drainage
  • Location
    Farmington, NM
  • Duration
    2 months
  • Number of Machines
    3
  • Type Of Project
    Drainage Tile Conservation
  • Division
    Worldwide Rental Services
  • Date
    February 2016

Clark Farm Drainage project at NAPI- Navajo Agricultural Products Industry farm, one of the largest contiguous farms in the United States. Farm now exceeds 75,000 ACRES of irrigated land, producing potatoes, hay, barley, oats and corn.

Clark Farm Drainage began in 1979 when the late Bob Clark SR left his position at ( SCS now NRCS ) to start his own business. After years of overseeing the construction and installation of waterway and drainage tile conservation projects at the SCS, Bob decided to buy a Spiecher 6060 Wheel Machine and Clark Farm Drainage was born. In 1991 Bob Clark II took over leadership of the company as president and carry's the mantle of what his father started and leads the company with the same quality of service and support that has made Clark Farm Drainage successful. With changes in technology and a better understanding of the land, Clark Farm Drainage has evolved as a leader in the industry in which they operate. They have grown with the industry by upgrading their equipment and GPS control on all their Inter-Drain plowing and trenching machines. RTK GPS technology allows to Clark Farm Drainage to topologically map, evaluate and design drainage systems on computer software. Machines are guided by real-time triangulations between on machine GPS sensors, a network of satellites and a GPS base station set up in the field. They utilize the best equipment and technology on the planet to ensure that the pattern tile system is designed and installed to deliver optimal efficiency.

The scope of the job at NAPI is to mitigate in field water drainage issues at the farm. Due to the farm's soil type and amount of irrigation water needed to grow crops, the underground water table has increased in elevation. The result of this makes difficult conditions during harvest season. Clark Farm Drainage is installing 15000 feet of ADS drainage tile with their Inter-Drain 4045T trenching machine on several locations of region two on the NAPI farm. Bob Clark II, a new customer to WRS, gave us a call several months prior to the start date of this job to price out several needed machines for support equipment for this project. Worldwide Rental Services was able to get needed gear out to the job with a competitive rate and service to support the customer on their project at the NAPI farm. The crew at Clark Farm Drainage has been exceptional to work with and we are grateful they have chosen WRS as their prime source of equipment needed for this project.