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Mighty Mule

Model # FM245

Internet # 204771213

Automatic Cable Gate Lock

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$49.99 /each




Model # FM245

Internet # 204771213

The Automatic chain release for property management and security allows remote controlled access to cable, chain or rope secured property. Using the included Remote (MM3BT), you can automatically release the lock enabling the cable, chain or rope to fall allowing you to drive through without leaving the vehicle. This can also be used on properties containing gates as well, simply wrap the cable around the gate and lock into place. This convenient lock is ideal for land management such as hunting leases, driveways, restricted areas and most importantly to prevent trespassing of your property. Also great for securing property such as jet skis, golf carts or other valuables.

  • Mighty Mule keypad of choice may be added including the Mighty Mule Weatherproof LED Wireless Keypad (MMKPD) or the Mighty Mule Digital Keypad (FM137)
  • For use with cable, chains, or ropes up to 75 lbs. and 30 ft. opening width
  • A sturdy 500 lbs. holding force to prevent unwanted intrusion
  • Easy DIY (do it yourself) installation
  • Mounts to metal or wood posts; round or square dimensions
  • Requires 8 AA batteries (not included)
  • Backed by a 12 month Mighty Mule warranty and technical support

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Maximum gate size (ft.) 
Product Depth (in.) 
Product Height (in.) 
Product Width (in.) 
Commercial/Residential Use 
Commercial / Residential 
Fencing Product Type 
Gate Opener Kit 
Gate opening style 
Hardware Included 
Lighting Included 
Power Requirements 
Product Weight (lb.) 
5 lb 
Remote control included 
Weight Capacity (lb.) 
Wired or Wireless 
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty 
Backed by a 12 month Mighty Mule Warranty and Technical Support 


Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 10 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Security for Property Owners We have a lot and do Not want people driving down the driveway unless we are there working. This was the perfect solution! It is sturdy, attractive and easy to install on either metal or wooden posts and works with cable, chain or rope to secure your property. Un-locks with a push of a button never leaving your car. Just push the button on the remote and the arm falls open dropping the cable allowing you to drive in. It can also be unlocked with the enclosed keys and there is an option of buying a keypad. The unit comes with two transmitters and a set of keys. This is definitely one of my favorite things. January 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Just what I Needed! The Mighty Mule Gate Lock is just what I needed for my Northern Michigan property. It is very well constructed. I was pleased it came with 2 remotes and 2 keys. I put in battery's and everything works perfectly. I will update review after installation. October 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Handle little lock for farm chains This device allows you to remote unlock a chain or cable lock. I first looked at the security of the device. It only has one screw to remove the cover. However, the case cannot be removed while the latch is fastened. Overall, I didn't see anything security wise that would make tampering with the box worth the trouble. People would be more likely to just cut the cable or chain at that point. This system has some add-ons around it. A solar cell to keep the cells topped and a digital key pad for entry without remote. All in all, this is a pretty useful device. If you are not locking the chain again, you only need to get out of your vehicle when leaving to lock up. See some details on the images posted. The latch is robust and it closes without any other action. Just push up in place. The remote includes a handy little LED light. This is very useful for those places where chain security is needed. April 20, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Keep Your Property Secure Well I finally got around to installing my Mighty Mule Automatic Cable-Gate Lock at my summer lake home. The best feature I like is that I can drop the chain from the remote without getting out of the truck. This is a nice feature to use when it dark or raining out. I concreted at 6x6 in the ground and mounted it to that. The installation was very easy and only took about a half hour. Keys are also supplied incase the batteries in the remote go dead. I used 10' of #30 3/8 chain just for security and that it is heavy so when I hit the button to unlock the chain falls to the ground. Great product and it has really came in handy. December 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Perfect for getting a trailer into a driveway... This gate lock is the perfect solution for being able to pull a long vehicle into a chained driveway without stopping to block traffic - or having the gate opened for an extended period where livestock might be able to wander out. The remote operation allows you to unlock the gate or drop the chain from the vehicle, drive in, all without having to block the road or get out of the vehicle. Installation is very straightforward and the operation is seamless. I haven't tested the limits of the remote, but it clearly operates from a significant distance. February 23, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great for property entrance We used this to secure the access to our land. It is really nice to be able to drop the chain gate with the remote, and you can leave a remote with a friend or relative. We get some serious rain down here and it was always a pain to get out and do the chain lock, not anymore! March 3, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mule Gate Keeper This cable locking system is very well built. Nice heavy material and constructed nicely. I would say the weakest point for this system would be the post you attach it to. The system works nicely with the remote controls. It comes with a keyed lock too, in case the batteries are dead. That is the one thing I think they missed by not putting a solar battery recharging panel on the top. It is very easy to install with 2 1/2" carriage bolts, install the batteries, close and your ready to use. December 24, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Combines conveince and security If you have property you need to keep secure, but also want easy access this is the product for you. It is best suited for securing driveway access using a cable or chain, but can also be used to secure other things stored outside - jet skis, trailers, patio furniture, etc. Just run a cable or chain through the items secured at one end and using the Might Mule Cable Gate Lock at the other. I installed this at my lake trailer across the driveway, but also ran the cable through a motor cycle frame and outdoor patio furniture so everything is kept secure. Now when I pull up, I just press the remote to unlock and drop the cable and pull into the driveway and everything is unlocked and I'm ready to enjoy my weekend. It is very convenient to use and provides good security as well. January 13, 2015
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