Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 15
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by gio436 so so after I got it tweeked
Iron Gate about 10 foot long.
The motor on this is slow and not to strong . Had a wheel on the bottom of gate and motor would stop at every bump. Had to cut and move brakes on gate higher and remove wheel. Tweeting the angle of the brakes was a little challenging. Battery dose run out quick. Gate still opens too far and was not able to fix that. Finally got it to close all the way to post.
Over all it works for now. One note the brakes that holds motor to the gate not the one that holds the motor to post. That brake did bend and is way to this.
If all variables are good then I would recommend product. If not don't bother.
March 24, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Jeauxfan NO Contractor will install
I purchased two of these units on sale, Upon contacting a local fence company to install some fencing and new gates they informed me they would not touch the Mighty Mule. Then another and finally a third fence company. They say they get NO support from the manufacturer. I fear I am stuck with some junk, too late to return probably. May try and install with help of an electrician and some friends myself?? Not off to a good start thought...
October 8, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by edkinggeorge works great
Works great. Plenty of support when needed. Youtube has a lot movie to help install it. It has some good items to work with.
May 19, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CaseyK Makes my life easier!!
We had a manual sliding gate and installing this Mighty Mule has made my life so much easier!! It was fairly simple to install but is pretty sensitive to any drag on the gate. We have a 16.5' gate and had to reinforce the gate post so it would hold the gate up without sagging. (Could be the fault of the fence installer!) We have installed the solar panel as well and so far the charge is perfectly adequate for our needs. Closing time needs to be quicker and we are having bit of difficulty with that....dogs will get out if gate is open too long. Overall I LOVE this thing!
September 24, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by eddie all works well......
took me about 2 days to make adjustments like hanging the gate, etc. So far all works well. Only problem so far is that on rare occasions, it does not close automatically according to the time programmed.
December 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GBM4957 Personally proven reliable product!
This makes the third Mighty Mule gate opener I have purchased. The first two are still going strong after many years of service. I am sure this opener will do the same. Thanks to Home Depot for providing it at a very competitive price!
April 15, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Kelrami Best choice for operator
I already have a FM350 and bought the FM500 on sale for a second gate. Definitely prefer the FM500 for easier installation and seems to be an overall better operator.
April 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ishei055 Great for animal lovers!!!
This product is perfect for those of us with animals. The automatic gate opener gives us more security and we don't have to get out of the vehicle to open and close the gate. We recently closed in our front yard with a fence and gate on the front side. We already had the other 3 sides closed in with fence for our horses. Now our dogs can roam in our yard and we don't have to worry about them getting into the road. This product is the perfect solution!!!
September 19, 2010