Agricultural Education and Communication Department
BS in Agricultural Science
Ben Swan, Mike Zohns
The purpose of this project was to develop a prototype gate for Cal Poly’s Swanton Pacific Ranch in Santa Cruz, CA. Swanton Pacific Ranch requested that the author design and build a 21’x5’ single-retractable gate for Swanton Pacific Ranch to help decrease the security issues that have recently arisen at the facility. The design and format of this project are focused towards the desires and goals set forth by Swanton Pacific Ranch and the Operations Manager, Steve Auten in order to obtain a certain outcome. This project provides an outline of what needs to be done in order to produce a beneficial and easily replicable gate. By creating this outline, any individual or company has the ability to replicate and create an exact replica of the prototype gate.