Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 59
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by birdssb Junk, junk, junk
Going on my third GTO product in three years. Originally had the GTO2000XL Pro gate opener and it failed on me multiple time. Was tired of messing with it so I thought I would try a different version - the Might Mule 500. Guess what, they're pretty much the same thing. Junk. Sure the circuit board is easy to understand, sure its easy to mount the control box, hang the arm, etc. The only problem is at the end of the day, its junk. I've send the entire arm and control box back to GTO twice in 9 months, yeah, opening my gate manually is a pain. Having to do this for 3 weeks each time while GTO "fixes" the problem is a bigger pain.
Did I mention I had to find a box big enough to house everything (made the mistake of throwing original box away) and pay for shipping each time. Good luck.
July 28, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Jason Mighty Mule
Garbage! on my fourth gate opener in last 6 years. they last just beyond warranty. 1st was the control board which cost like two hundred! cheaper just to buy new one. 2nd and 3rd was the arm itself that went bad. It was the Chinese electronic boards that go bad. One was under warranty but wanted me to pay for shipping. how much to ship an arm? An arm and a leg since it is 4 feet long. 6 years ago had a great experience with technical support. Now they just want to sell parts. The only reason I continue with this sellout company (China) is because I bought the Home Depot warranty. I need to go into business making these arms and stick to the way things used to be. Manufacture a product as if it is going on my own family home! They don't have any competition that is the only reason they are in business. Sorry for this long post but am tired of dealing with this. Note my gate has been on solar so I don't want to hear lightening hit it any more!
August 26, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Johnny Olive The new circuit board is easy to understand.
This circuit board is user friendly. No need for a separate board for the lock. No need to flip switches for the auto close duration. Easy to read.
May 24, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JBUG OPENER GOOD UNTIL SERVICE NEEDED
THE GATE OPENER HAS BEEN GREAT EXCEPT WHEN IT ACTS UP ONCE IN A WHILE AND GETTING HELP OR IN TOUCH WITH SOMEONE HAS BEEN A HASSLE.
SOMETIMES THE LOCK DOES NOT RELEASE AND THEREFORE BEFORE OPENER GIVES UP, IT TRIES TO PULL GATE BARS CROOKED. HAVE ADDED EXTRA SUPPORT METAL SPACERS TO KEEP BARS FROM GOING CROOKED. CAME HOME THE OTHER DAY AND APPARENTLY YARD MAN HAD TROUBLE. SEVERAL BARS BENT AND GATE JAMMED SHUT. UNDID THE ARM AND LAID ON A BUSH! NOW SHUTTING MANUALLY AND USING KEY TO UNLOCK AND TIE TO A BUSH WHEN OPEN. AM THINKING OF FINDING A STEEL PLATE TO ATTACH TO 5-6 BARS AND ATTACHING ARM BRACKET TO THE STEEL PLATE. BEING A SINGLE WOMAN, THIS NOW HAS BECOME A HEADACHE! ESPECIALLY SINCE NO ONE IN BIRMINGHAM, AL WORKS ON MIGHTY MULE. AS FOR SERVICE, HOME DEPOT IS A JOKE, OR IT WAS LAST TIME I ASKED THEM ABOUT GETTING A SERVICE CALL. WISH IT WAS EASY TO GET IN TOUCH WITH MIGHTY MULE BUT THE FEW TIMES I HAVE TRIED OVER MANY YEARS, HARD TO GET A PERSON WITHOUT WAITING FOR LONG TIME. THANKS JBUG IN BIRMINGHAM, AL.
August 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dansfarm1 gate performs.............
installed 3 weeks ago........has worked as advertised...........very pleased.......replaced 15 year old system that was NOT mighty mule.
March 4, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CountryJoe Good product for DIY
I purchased a heavier unit than I need to so I spent considerably more than necessary. The unit does not lift the weight of the gate, merely opens and closes it. That doesn't take much strength (unless it's very windy). After getting estimates to fix an old unit, I decided to do this myself. I saved about 1000.
I was impressed by the instructions, both in the box and online. This is an extremely user friendly setup.
When you follow the instructions, it all WORKS. I bought an extra remote and two keypads. It all worked perfectly. It's also easy to add accessories in the future. It's relatively new so I don't know about the life of the unit. It's slow opening but I believe they all are. You'll need some good drill bits and drill.
July 17, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TomK Easy to install, does the job
After struggling with which gate opener to purchase, I finally came back to the Mighty Mule FM500 and purchased it. It was easy to install and is working as promised. Time will tell if it holds out. So far so good!
January 3, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by gracer718 Works well 14' Single Gate
We've had this gate for a couple of weeks now. Install was relatively simple and it operates well. No complaints at this time!
September 29, 2015