Customer Reviews for Mighty Mule FM502-C Tacoma II Automatic Dual Gate Opener Package

Mighty Mule FM502-C Tacoma II Automatic Dual Gate Opener Package

The Dual Gate Opener Package includes everything needed for a basic dual gate opener installation. The kit comes with a heavy duty dual swing gate opener, the Mighty Mule Tacoma II, which can open dual gates that are up to 18 Ft. long per gate leaf, or weighing up to 850 Lbs. per leaf. This gate opener can automatically open a wide variety of gates, from chain link and tube gates to wrought iron or ornamental gates. As long as your gate is level, plumb and swings freely on good hinges, your gate opener should be easy to install in 2-4 hours, and it should open your gate automatically for many years. In addition to the dual gate opener, the kit includes a digital keypad, an attractive keypad mounting post, and a total of three remote transmitters. This is a tremendous package that will provide your family with convenience and security, and will create a very attractive entrance to your property. For Technical Support: Please Call 1-800-543-1236. (8am-7pm EST Mon-Fri) Features: The full package includes a heavy duty dual swing gate opener, three transmitters, a digital keypad and a keypad mounting post   The Tacoma II gate opener can open dual swing gates up to 18 Ft. long per leaf, or weighing up to 850 Lbs per leaf.   It's commercial grade soft start/soft stop extends the life of the gate opener   This easy to install DIY system   The Mighty Mule gate opener is a 12 Volt DC powered system, and the battery needs to stay fully charged in order for the system to open automatically   Low voltage wire is recommended for direct wiring the system to an AC power source (up to 1,000 Ft.), and we recommend using the Mighty Mule 16 gauge, dual conductor, direct burial low voltage wire   If direct wiring is not an option solar panels can be used to keep the battery charged, although at least 10 Watt of solar power is recommended for use with dual gate openers   The three single button entry transmitters come with a visor clip, and are very easy to set to work exclusively with your gate opener   The digital keypad can be set with up to 25 unique security codes, and provides controlled access to your property   The keypad can work wirelessly, or can be direct wired into the gate opener. The mounting post is a sleek black design, will not rust, and is made to fit the Mighty Mule digital keypad or wireless intercom/keypad   Dual Swing Gate Opener includes: Two gate opener arms with motors   Primary arm with power cord   Secondary arm with power cord   Control box   Circuit board   12 Volt, 7 Amp Hr. battery   Mounting brackets   Installation manual   2 Warning signs   AC Transformer   Receiver  FM137 Digital Keypad: Keypad   Detailed installation instructions   NOTE: 3 AA batteries required (not included)  3 - FM135 Remote Transmitters: Two transmitters shipped in separate box   One transmitter included inside gate opener box   FM100 Mounting Post: Rust proof extruded aluminum construction with a sleek black anodized finish   Universal face plate for mounting digital keypad and wireless intercom/keypad   Modular design for easy installation and shipping   Warranty: 18 Month Mighty Mule warranty on the automatic gate opener   12 Month Mighty Mule warranty on accessories   Model:FM502-C / 520208
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Customer Reviews for Mighty Mule FM502-C Tacoma II Automatic Dual Gate Opener Package
Review 1 for Mighty Mule FM502-C Tacoma II Automatic Dual Gate Opener Package
Rating
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Location:Tucson, AZ
Date:September 29, 2010

The circuit board is very delicate

Pros: inexpensive
Cons: not durable
"Well, I bought the 502 dual opener 4 month ago and had a professional installed for me. I use the opener for about once a day. Last week it stopped working. I followed the trouble shooting guide and eventually found that the circuit board stopped charging the batteries. Spent half a hour calling into the GTO tech support and was told to send in the circuit board for checking if it was caused by lightning, power surge, or is a defect (warranty only covers defects). Well, lightning is impossible to avoid. It is for outside usage! The circuit board design is flawed, I think.
My suggestion is to stay away from it."
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 2 for Mighty Mule FM502-C Tacoma II Automatic Dual Gate Opener Package
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Location:Washtington state
Date:November 9, 2009

Good product

Model Number: 502 dual gate
"I had the 502 dual gate opening system that I installed myself in 2006. Running strong. Easy to install with excellent manual and video included.
The only problem I have ever had was the revolution counter board (counts how many times the gate arm mechanism rotates such that it closes and opens exactly where you set it) breaking (twice), an easy fix that runs $20. The only accesores I found nice were the remotes controls and the keypad entry, both interface nicely on the control board with simple installations as well."
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Review 3 for Mighty Mule FM502-C Tacoma II Automatic Dual Gate Opener Package
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Location:Redlands, CA
Date:January 27, 2011

Works for us!!

Pros: performs as represented
Cons: requires professional installation
Model Number: Tacoma II - Double Gate
"We had the gate professionally installed and it's working beautifully.Gate opens and closes effortlessly and it looks seamless. Having watched the pro at work, I would NEVER recommend self-installation. We had an electrician run power to the gates and an experienced gate service technician do the installation. Realistically these professional services should be factored into the actual cost."
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 4 for Mighty Mule FM502-C Tacoma II Automatic Dual Gate Opener Package
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Location:Simi Valley, CA
Date:October 11, 2011

Excellent for the price

Pros: excellent price for gate operators, fairly easy installation, whole line of accessories available
Cons: not the machines for a custom install, the cables are easy to vandalize
Model Number: 502 Dual Swing
"I am a professional electric gate installer and I have used these GTO products over the years for many installations.
Use the electric lock, and add a second battery to the control box and these operators can run reliably for a lot of years. They are not top of the line but they are reliable and fairly easy to install. If you want a good solar powered unit, maybe on a ranch or remote location you can't go wrong
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Review 5 for Mighty Mule FM502-C Tacoma II Automatic Dual Gate Opener Package
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Location:Jupiter, FL
Date:February 1, 2012

Mighty Mule

Pros: easy setup
Model Number: Mighty Mule Tacoma II
"Very well made, operates smooth
Lot of options
Called for technical help for setup, answered quickly and solved the issue.
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