Company History

Wm Clark and Son (Parkgate) Ltd has provided engineering and forestry services for almost 100 years and are one of the UK’s leading suppliers and manufacturers of forestry equipment. Founded in 1924 by the late William Clark, the company began as a blacksmith and farrier, with the repair of forest cultivation spades and hand tools and the shoeing of forestry horses.

In the late 1940’s, William Clark’s son, Murray, began to design and manufacture a range of forest cultivation ploughs. Over 2000 ploughs were sold and exported worldwide and much of the UK’s established forests were initially cultivated with Clark ploughs. Wm Clark and Son also developed deep working ploughs for specialist applications such as salt ridging in Iraq, oil exploration in Australia, irrigation in Africa and sub-sea cable trenching around the UK coastline.

In the early 1980s, the decline in bare ground tree planting in the UK, along with changes in cultivation techniques resulted in the degeneration of plough manufacturing and so, Douglas Clark, Murray’s son, moved the company into the sale and manufacture of specialised timber harvesting equipment.

In 1986, Wm Clark and Son became the distributor for Indexator AB of Sweden and OFA tyre chains of Finland. Wm Clark and Son also began production of forest machine tracks which eventually became Clark Tracks Ltd as well as a range of log grapples. Over the following years, Wm Clark and Son secured the dealerships of many of the world’s leading forestry equipment manufactures who we still represent today including, ExTe, Cranab, Nokian Tyres, Oregon and Bahco.

Top Quality for Tough Environments

We know how unforgiving and demanding the forestry industry can be therefore, whether we are representing world class forestry brands or manufacturing our own products, we seek to provide the highest quality products to our customers.

The Complete Package


Clark are proud to represent many world leading forestry brands and products such as Indexator rotators, Cranab grapples and cranes, ExTe timber bunks and load securing technology, Tamtron weigh systems, Oregon harvester bars and chain, Markusson chain sharpeners, Distein tree marking paint and many more. We hold large stocks and our sales team have extensive experience and knowledge on the products.


We pride ourselves on being able to provide complete back up and support on our products. We have factory trained engineers who are available to service the products that we sell.

Our hydraulic clean room facility is world leading in the service of forestry hydraulic motors from brands such as Indexator, Poclain, Danfoss, Parker and Bosch Rexroth.


At the core of our offering is our extensive manufacturing capabilities. We believe in controlling the manufacturing process all the way from design to the finished product.

Our refueling and storage range and all Powerhand products are designed and manufactured in house.

We also have the capabilities to design and manufacture bespoke solutions to suit our customer’s needs.

Wm Clark and Son (Parkgate) Ltd 1924-2020