Mighty Mule Automatic Gate Opener For Medium-Duty Swing Gate, Model# FM350
Mighty Mule Gate Opener
Before my wife insisted that I buy & install an automatic gate opener I thought it was completely unnecessary. Now that we've had the Mighty Mule Single Gate Opener for around 6 years I would never want to do without it. Our gate is at least 75 feet from our front door, so not only do we appreciate the remote opener during the frequent rain storms, but also when letting guests or tradespeople in and out of the yard without having to go stand by the gate while they drive through.
We originally bought a smaller Mighty Mule which gave up after a couple of years, but received credit on it when replacing it with the current larger model. Have had no problems with it (knock on wood).
Installation is straight-forward. Hardest part for me was burying the low voltage line from an outlet near the house to the gate battery.
June 1, 2010
Mighty Mule Gate Opener FM-350
Installation was a very simple 2-person job. The DVD was exceptionally helpful, and we watched it several times before and reviewed a couple of times during the process. We should have gotten a 2nd opener the day we were in the store, but ordered one with no problem. We hooked ours up to a solar trickle charger and use a marine batter backup for cold weather. Gate operates smoothly, and the transmitter reaches quite a ways off so that the gate is open by the time we need to drive through it.
July 20, 2009
Works great , eazy install, Opens slow if they could speed it up it would be great, but i have picked out the best place to press the button so the wait is not as long.
March 16, 2009
Mighty mule is great to own
This is the second mighty mule i have owned. The fist one was destroyed when a tree fill on it. The new one has been improved and made safer. They are easy to install.I had to return my new opener to the factory because lighting struck it. They repaired it and got it back to me within a week. The people at mighty mule are great to deal with and charged a fair price to fix the damaged opener.
February 23, 2009
This gate really worked. I liked it a lot better when I bought the solar battery. The only downside was my 17 year old felt it opened to slow. Mind you he would leave to school 4 seconds before he had to be there. It seldom got stuck with the solar battery.
I'd buy it again for sure.
November 17, 2008
Quick and easy installation; reliable product
A neighbor and I installed the Mighty Mule Opener, including solar panel, in less than two hours. The instructions, especially those on the CD_ROM, were uncommonly clear and useful. We have only had the opener running for about two months now, but so far it has proven to be very reliable. We've not had a single problem. The remote transmitters work effectively from several hundred feet away (unobstructed).
November 17, 2008
mighty mule 350
The product is very easy to install and I have not had any trouble with its operation. I do not believe I could find a opener as reliable as this one for the money. The larger transmitters are a little weak though otherwise I would rate it a full 5 stars
August 12, 2008
The Mighty mule has been a great purchase. I added the sensor for automatic opening> The installation was easy except the sensitivity for the the automatice opener was factory set very high and big trucks running down the road would cause it to open, corrected once I installed the sensitivity control. The only complaint was the noise the gate made opening, there is no grease inside the piston(screw) and it was loud, I corrected by opening the unit and adding axle grease. The factory should add lubricant to save the consumer the trouble.
August 11, 2008
Automatic Gate Opener
A very nice product I have a 15'5" gate made from top rail and 4' fance with center supports and cables the mity mule fm 350 moves it with no problem. It comes with all the hareware that is needed to mount on just about eneything . It took some time to set the stop points and get all mounted, but now the three of our friends have one on there gates also.
August 11, 2008
Well worth the money! The reviewer that said it was too slow?... It cycles from closed to open, or vice versa, in 15 to 17 seconds. Time yourself next time it is pouring down rain and storming and see how long you take. It really doesn't matter if you have to wait a few seconds for the convenience of push-button open and closing. I also bought the driveway sensor. It works like a champ. Even senses my motorcycle. The installation is a piece of cake. The DVD and the instruction book tell you everything you need. Read the instruction book ahead of time.
April 21, 2008