Cotton was once transported from farms to gins by wagons, trucks or trailers. Long waits to unload at the gin stalled harvests until haulers could return to the fields. Professor Lambert Wilkes of the Department of Agricultural Engineering, Texas A&M University, developed the Cotton Module Builder between 1971 and 1974 with the support of J.K. (Farmer) Jones of Cotton Incorporated. The modules created by the Cotton Module Builder withstood weather, and after transport, the cotton could be easily fed into the gin. Dr.
Society: ASABEMain Category: Agricultural & BiologicalSub Category: Equipment, Harvesting and BalingEra: 1970-1979DateCreated: 1971Scoates HallCollege StationState: TXCountry: USAWebsite: http://www.asabe.org/awards-landmarks/asabe-historic-landmarks/cotton-module-builder-40.aspxCreator: Wilkes, Lambert , Jones, J.K. "Farmer"
YearAdded:Image Credit: Photo by Beaver (Thomas John Macartney)Era_date_from: 1971