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Mighty Mule

Model FM500-STP

Internet #100431553

Heavy Duty Single Swing Automatic Gate Opener Access Package

$579.56 /each
  • Designed for the "Do-It-Yourself" installer
  • Package includes two additional remotes and a digital keypad
  • Ideal for single swing gates up to 18 ft. or 850 lbs.

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The Heavy-Duty Single Swing Automatic Gate Opener Access Package (FM500) is Mighty Mule strongest single gate operator. This kit includes two additional single button remotes and a wired or wireless digital keypad. The gate opener is designed for single swing gates up to 18 ft. or weighing up to 850 lbs. This package is ideal for ornamental, vinyl, tubular steel farm gates, chain link or wood gates.

  • Includes 3 single button access remotes (FM135), wired or wireless digital keypad (FM137), AC transformer (RB570), battery (FM150), control box, all required hardware and a detailed installation manual with interactive DVD
  • Ideal for single swing gates up to 18 ft. or a maximum of 850 lbs.
  • Perfect for all gate types including ornamental, vinyl, tubular steel farm gates, chain link or wood gates
  • 30% Residential energy efficient property tax credit available, residential home owners can use this credit on a new operator system, accessories and installation with the purchase of a Mighty Mule solar panel; 10-Watt (FM123)
  • Mighty Mule offers strong, elegant steel gates on HomeDepot.com that can be shipped directly to your home
  • Backed by a 18-month Mighty Mule warranty and technical support


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Some gate openers open/close "abruptly," and the slamming can shorten equipment life. Does MM have a "soft" stop?

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San Antonio, TX
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April 25, 2015
Another gate opener company has a new product they claim has a "soft" start/stop that doesn't start abruptly, and doesn't stop with a bang... apparently, the opener starts slowly, speeds up for the opening swing, and then slows down considerably as it nears the fully open point... and operates similarly as it closes. That company claims that this "gentle stop" ability will improve the equipment lifespan. Your comments?
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September 5, 2016
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soft start and stop works nice and smooth
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August 23, 2016
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The model that I bought does(MM502). In fact this is the default recommended setting. The literature states that it increases the product's life
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Eagle Point, Oregon
May 20, 2015
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This system has a soft start and stop setting you can set.
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April 27, 2015
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Thank you for contacting Mighty Mule! Yes, the Heavy Duty FM500 series of Mighty Mule Gate Openers does feature commercial grade soft start/soft stop technology to extend the life of your gate opener. Thank you!
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April 25, 2015
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No, this gate opener does not have a soft swing feature.
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On leaving the property, is there a button from the inside to open the gate or do you have to purchase another keypad?

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February 21, 2015
That is if we opt not to purchase the sensor for the inside?
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So. Cal Desert
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September 5, 2016
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I placed the keypad so you can access from inside or outside the gate, I also purchased the extra with 2 more remotes and the key pad, we have 1 remote for each car and keep one in the house
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Eagle Point, Oregon
May 19, 2015
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You can use a key pad, button, or motion sensor that you will have to purchase later
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Thank you for contacting Mighty Mule! Yes, there are multiple options available for exiting the property once a gate operator is installed. As you mentioned, the Exit Vehicle Sensor is the first option available to you. We also offer a wireless sensor as well: Wireless Driveway Vehicle Sensor (FM130). If you would like to install a button inside the property, we offer a Push Button Control (FM132) that Read More
Thank you for contacting Mighty Mule! Yes, there are multiple options available for exiting the property once a gate operator is installed. As you mentioned, the Exit Vehicle Sensor is the first option available to you. We also offer a wireless sensor as well: Wireless Driveway Vehicle Sensor (FM130). If you would like to install a button inside the property, we offer a Push Button Control (FM132) that is a wired door-bell style button that opens the gate when activated. This can be special ordered at your local Home Depot location. Also, an additional remote can be purchased for inside the vehicle. For any further questions, please contact Mighty Mule Technical Support @ (800) 543.1236. Read Less
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Where is the battery housed? Can you run a line and get power from an outlet?

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battery is in the control box and you can add a extra battery in the box, I added my own solar panel so I did not need the transformer, you will need one or the other, watch the video, very informative
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The battery is housed in the main control panel ( has room for two batteries) and you can use solar or use power from an outlet using the power converter that comes with gate opener to charge the battery.
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Thank you for contacting Mighty Mule! The battery will be located in the provided standard control box included in the operator kit. In regard to power options, the operator transformer is required to be plugged in a 120 volt electrical outlet in order to provide a consistent charge for the operator battery. For an additional source of electric, Mighty Mule offers the FM123 10-Watt Solar Panel Kit, this Read More
Thank you for contacting Mighty Mule! The battery will be located in the provided standard control box included in the operator kit. In regard to power options, the operator transformer is required to be plugged in a 120 volt electrical outlet in order to provide a consistent charge for the operator battery. For an additional source of electric, Mighty Mule offers the FM123 10-Watt Solar Panel Kit, this substitutes the need to plug in the transformer by providing a consistent charge. Read Less
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What comes with this combo kit?

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key pad and 2 extra remotes
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Thank you for your interest in Mighty Mule! The Mighty Mule FM500-STP kit includes: FM500 single opener kit (control box, FM150 battery, FM135 remote/transmitter, AC transformer and mounting hardware), 2 extra FM135 remote/transmitters (for a total of three transmitters), and 1 FM137 keypad.
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Includes: FM500 single opener kit (control box, FM150 battery, FM135 transmitter, AC transformer and mounting hardware), (2) extra FM135 transmitters, and (1) FM137 keypad, Installation Manual and DVD.
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Customer Reviews

Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 23 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Worked just fine! Had my old gate opener die. Got 2 estimates for a new install. First was $1250; second was $2600. Bought this package instead. Less than $600. Install was a piece of cake. No complaints. Works just fine. August 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by easy to install took about 2 hours to install and has been operational for about 3 weeks, wife loves it and gives us a added sense of security September 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Value At A Reasonable Cost I have purchased and installed 4 Mighty Mule gate openers over the last 20 years as we moved to different homes. I have also installed several for friends. I have found the dual (750) and single (500) to work well over the years with minimal issues. Technical support is also excellent if ever needed. I just installed the FM500 on a single custom gate and the install went flawlessly and the gate opener worked well right from the start. Why spend thousands on a gate opener when $500 gets you everything you need. August 2, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Gate opener The product was fairly simple to install as I was replacing a 11 yr old existing opener from the same manufacturer. It took me 21/2 hrs to do as there was already existing 120v power near by for the transformer. Getting the power set up would be the hardest part depending on the situation. Too early to tell how it will do as it is on a customer gate,but the last one lasted a while under medium amount of use. It is made in Chiner but isn't everything. April 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mighty mule Well built product everything needed included except low voltage wire. April 12, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Gate opener for DIY Opener arrived on schedule and in great condition. Directions were not in the package, but are available on-line with a very good video on how to install. I did find out after reading the directions that I needed to have a "push to open" bracket which delayed the installation. I had difficulties in the proper placement of the opener to the gate - took three attempts before the gate closed completely. The electrical hookups are easy to follow took less than one hour. After setting the remote dip switches, all remotes would activate the opener from about 40'. The wireless 10 key pad does not consistently operate the opener unless its within 30' so I plan to hard wire, more work than planned. Still, I'm satisfied with the purchase. February 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great product The gate opener was easy to install and easier to operate March 15, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by 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
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