The Mighty Mule FM500 – Review


Mighty Mule FM500 Automatic Gate Opener

Did you ever enjoyed to accomplish the things you like to at just the simple touch of a button? Here is an excellent product, the Mighty Mule FM500 gate opener, which will help the user to open the gate in simple touch of a button. This automatic gate opener is specifically well engineered to ensure an easy installation as well as easy operation. The FM500 gate opener products are designed for a variety of single swing gate applications and can be easily installed for gates up to a maximum gate length of 18ft. and up to 850lbs of gate weight.

About the company

Regarded as America’s most reliable DIY Gate Opener brand, Might Mule provides a variety of gate applications for residential driveway gates, agricultural gates, farm gates and other property needs. With many years of experience in this industry, the company has introduced many types of gate opener products and access controls including GTO/ACCESS systems and GTO/PRO branded products.

A powerful DIY gate opener with standard features

The Mighty Mule FM500 automatic gate opener is a remote-controlled gate opener system which comes with all standard installation hardware. It enables the user to conveniently open and close the gate using a transmitter or access control. These gate openers can be easily installed to a variety of existing or new driveway gate applications and works well with any kind of swing gates including chain link, tube, aluminum, panel, ornamental, vinyl and wood gates.

FM500 is designed with specialized soft start/soft stop technology which is found in top quality professional grade systems. This technology helps to control the speed of the gate while opening or closing and reduce the stress of mechanism, and so improves the life of opener and hardware. Another highlight of this product is that it has an efficient battery backup system, which will help the user to operate the gate even during a power failure. The enhanced feature of Mighty Mule FM500 includes a maximum of 225 cycles per day using an AC transformer.


Mighty Mule FM500 gate opener is a low voltage, battery operated system which can be installed easily within 2-3 hours. Each gate opener kit comes with an installation DVD along with easy to read instructions. The product kit includes gate opener, transmitter, control box, battery, hardware, receiver, transformer and signs. The large control box provides space for an additional battery and accessories. Mighty Mule offers a wide range of optional accessories including gate opening sensors, digital keypads, pin locks, automatic gate locks, solar panel and more to enhance the usability of the product.

Safety features and Warranty

Mighty Mule automatic gate openers strictly meet the UL325 safety standards. If the gate comes in contact with any kind of object, the built in obstruction sensing system efficiently stops and reverse the direction of the gate. In a situation where the gate obstructs with any object two times, an alarm sound will be played for five minutes.

Mighty Mule FM500 automatic gate opener comes with standard warranty against defects in materials and manufacturer workmanship for a period of 18 months. In case there is any product damage, due to defective material or workmanships within this warranty period, the company will repair or replace the product at no cost to the user.

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