Mighty Mule Ranch Gate Solar Package, Model# FM350-SOL
I've had this product for about three years now. I like this product because it works well and can be worked on if needed. Suggestions to manufacturer: set stall force to medium instead of minimum out the box, gate stalls in cold weather set at minimum. Add grease to gear box. Gear box started binding after about three years of use. I drilled a small hole in the gear box, added grease, plugged hole, gate back to working perfect again. Also, 5 watt solar panel not enough to keep battery charged in 50/50 sun/shade condition. Added solar panel in full sun location. So far, so good. I believe this product will give me many more years of service.
May 24, 2011
I have had this gate opener for 6 weeks and it has not worked at all, the first tech I talked to (ray) was very rude and told me I did not hook it up right> The second tech I talked to ( no name) was very good and decided it was the reciever and sent one. Still did not work same tech decided that it is the circuit board and it is supposed to be one the way! This co. is on the eastr coast and I am in AZ so getting home from work and being at the gate is bot easy especially when your put on hold for 20 or 30 min. at a time! I can't recomend this product yet If I ever get it working then I might change my review!
February 16, 2010
Mighty Mule Gate Solar Package
I looked at several gate openers that would allow the automatic opening of my ranch gate. The number one priorty was dependability and ease of operation. The gate is opened numerous times during the day. The gate needed to be able to operate off solar power and strong enough to withstand strong winds , ice and snow. I searched several websites which brought me to Northern Tool and Equipment. Your site allowed me to easily search for the product I needed. One important feature which played into my decision, was the ability to read reviews of the product. It must also be noted that the installation of the gate was easy and did not take much time. I have used the Mighty Mule for over 5 months and never have had a problem. The solar panel keeps the battery charged and the gate has worked flawlessly. Most of all, my wife who uses the gate opener is happy.
August 12, 2008