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Customer Reviews for Mighty Mule Single Gate Standard Package with Keypad and Extra Remotes, Model# FM500-STP

Mighty Mule Single Gate Standard Package with Keypad and Extra Remotes, Model# FM500-STP

Item# 347701
The Mighty Mule single gate standard package provides a customized solution for setting up gate access and is ideal for homeowners looking for security, convenience and value. Works with gates up to 850 lbs. or 18ft.L. Comes with a digital keypad and 3 remote transmitters. Application Swing gate opener, Capacity lbs. 850, Length ft. 18. Heavy-duty single swing gate opener Keypad 3 transmitters 18-ft./850-lb. capacity
Average Customer Rating:
4.2 out of 5
4.2
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(5 Reviews) 5
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Rating Summary (5 reviews)
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4 of 5(80%)would recommend this product to a friend.
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Customer Reviews for Mighty Mule Single Gate Standard Package with Keypad and Extra Remotes, Model# FM500-STP
Review 1 for Mighty Mule Single Gate Standard Package with Keypad and Extra Remotes, Model# FM500-STP
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great Product

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May 9, 2014
By markmotors
from Martinez, California
"This unit was easy to install. One of my employees put it on an existing gate in a few hours. He is pretty handy, but he did watch the video to make sure it was done right. It works great. We have guests use the keypad for entry and one of the remotes for exit (mounted on a post in a waterproof electrical box with a plastic cover). We ran power to the controller post as there is at tree that would block the solar charger. That is what took the most time, not the opener. It works quickly and quietly. The warning beeper is great, not too loud but audible."
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Review 2 for Mighty Mule Single Gate Standard Package with Keypad and Extra Remotes, Model# FM500-STP
Overall Rating:
1 / 5
1 / 5

very undependable

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April 17, 2014
By emty80
from Caliente, CA>
"works well one or two times.then fails to function. Must recycle power then it may work once. sometime it works but when it sits for a while it opens half way. very annoying.."
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Review 3 for Mighty Mule Single Gate Standard Package with Keypad and Extra Remotes, Model# FM500-STP
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Mighty mule gate opener

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February 4, 2014
By stello
from Maryland
"Bought this 20 years ago and it worked great , stopped working . I think it came unplugged so I bought a new one this summer. The gate is opened a lot and held up so well it was worth the price. It also keeps my yard safe from intruders and other pets and wild animals HES"
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Review 4 for Mighty Mule Single Gate Standard Package with Keypad and Extra Remotes, Model# FM500-STP
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great gate opener

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February 4, 2014
By susandh0514
from Bastrop,LA
"I love this gate opener. It works great and easy to install"
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Review 5 for Mighty Mule Single Gate Standard Package with Keypad and Extra Remotes, Model# FM500-STP
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Mighty Mule 500 gate opener item#347701

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June 4, 2010
By a1dwayne
from Grants Pass, OR.
"I have a business building custom ornamental iron driveway gates. I have done this for many years, providing a superior product with lasting quality.
I owe much of my sucessful position to making the right choice of automatic gate opener. No matter how pretty, or well constructed the driveway gate may be, the customer/ homeowner mainly is concerned with the operator being 100% reliable so he can forget about it. I learned a long time ago to put the GOOD OPERATOR on my gates, instead of having to change it for some reason later on. So, to protect my integrity, and my customer relations, and both our happiness, I use only Mighty Mule 500 gate openers. I NEVER get recalls over a gate, or more importantly over the opener. I do not advertise for my business, because I have more than enough work from customer referrals (word of mouth by happy homeowners). Mighty Mule 500 has protected me and my customers 24/7 for a long time. It is very comforting to see how many lifelong friends I have, all resulting from a nice driveway gate with a GREAT OPENER. More job referrals, each time another Mighty Mule is installed. This isn't just a good dream, THIS IS REALITY over and over again. I can't emphasize enough how trouble-free Mighty Mule 500 is, and at the same time how much it adds to the appearance of a custom gate. These openers are rugged and strong. I build gates ranging in width from 10 ft. up to 20 ft., with a gate height ranging from 4 ft. to 8+ ft. tall. I design lots of gates which APPEAR to be a dual swing gate (two swinging half gates), but are acually one WIDE gate on ONE automatic operator. The Mighty Mule 500 handles this demand with ease. I am talking about 17 - 20 ft. wide, and 7 - 8 ft. high!! That is a LOTof gate and requires a good strong operator. Mighty Mule comes to the rescue again, another "500" gets installed. Instead of the famous "INDY 500", I will challange you to the "MIGHTY MULE 500", where we all can become, and remain in the WINNERS CIRCLE!!! Here are just some of the features that make the Mighty Mule 500 the leader that it is, a sleek streamlined appearance -- quick easy install (easy for me, OR easy for a customer to install himself, with the user friendly DVD video which is detailed and simple to understand) --the SOFT start, and SOFT stop feature eliminates slamming, or slapping the gate post, and really gives long life to the gate and the operator both. -- compact control box with enough room to hold 2 batteries, if a second battery should ever be needed (I have never HAD need for a second battery, but I tell customers if they choose to have the solar-powered charge option, it might be wise to have a second battery also charging in the box with the first one. -- many optional accessories are readily available for the Mighty Mule 500 --tech support from Mighty Mule is 200% (twice as good as it needs to be), they are so willing to help, and take a very personal touch in making sure their product does what it is made to do. -- Mighty Mule 500 offers high quality and long life reliability, with practically zero maintenence and all at an easy to afford price. This Mighty Mule 500 opener was definitely designed and engineered with the installer, and the daily user in mind. After all the many many 500's I have installed, I still can't think of even one item that I would change if I was able to, because this was built thorough and complete, with you, the consumer in mind. Why can't all manufacturers of all products think like this, and then build with us in mind.-- Programming the opener is made simple on the DVD, and is fun, instead of a headache. I have had years to decide, test, troubleshoot, and be sorry, BUT.. I made a very wise choice after studying openers years ago, and became a very satisfied and comfirmed believer in the Mighty Mule 500. From that day forward, the list of happy customers grows and multiplies. MY THANKS TO MIGHTY MULE for such an outstanding product that can benefit our daily lives in such a small but powerful, and personal way. Thank you for your time reading this review, which is my own personal experience, and I also speak for many happy customers, who thoughtlessly push a lttle button and get amazing results and satisfaction each time their gate opens, whether it is raining and cold or dry and warm outside. This review shows my professional rating, which should surpass the 5-star maximum, but I am confined to the 5-stars that I was given to rate by. This is a review consisting of commercial / industrial / and residential customers and jobs, and is my honest experience and use of the product--
Mighty Mule 500 automatic gate opener #500STP item #347701 Try one
and I know you will be glad you did. You will be " stuck on a good thing" just like I am. I am pleased to tell you that I still keep in contact with most of my customers, and even those that were the earliest of my long list are still enjoying the same trouble-free gates and openers today. Let this speak for itself. When the customer is happy, that is when I am too.
THANK YOU MIGHTY MULE 500--- for what you did for me for so long!!
"how can so much of a good thing come in one box!!"
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