no i havent tried them , but i would like to know about them too !!!!East Texas Pine Rooter said:Tractor supply has these Mighty Mule automatic gate openers. Has anyone tried them? How long have you had it? Has it given you any trouble?
my dh installs gate openers for a living... he said the mighty mules are 'worthless'. he says what to look for would depend on how much you want to spend. duh! *men* ::: shrug :::East Texas Pine Rooter said:Tractor supply has these Mighty Mule automatic gate openers. Has anyone tried them? How long have you had it? Has it given you any trouble?
niobrara said:If you are just keeping critters in or out, why not just install a cattle guard (or auto gate) instead of a regular gate? No moving parts, just drive over it.
..............................................Ok , here is the yaller pages info , Bob Davis Fence Co. , 3805 W.Vickery Blvd., 817-732-5541. This orta work , ...fordy....East Texas Pine Rooter said:We have had enough of the Mighty Mule gate openers. They are sold at Home Depot, Lowes, and tractor Supply for around $500.00. The consept is great when you are trying to get into your property, and it's pouring down rain, are people are just driving down your road to see what they can see. it would be nice if they would come on down, and be neighborly. when they see your truck, they just turn around in the grass spinning there wheels, and getting out. I have a 16-foot gate, weights 250 pounds, with ball bearing hindges, and is ballanced level. MM technicians are helpful, and nice, but it's a lot of trouble to send the unit back. Looked up Bob Jones Fence Co., on a search engine, and had no luck. Any body reccommend another type of unit?
Tinker said:We had a MM at our place in OK, and it worked great for the 5 years we lived there. If we were expecting company, we just opened it up, then turned it off to keep it open. Later on, my dh installed a keypad on a tree down by the gate, and we gave the code to family and friends so they could get in if they were dropping by. Ours was not solar, it was electric, but we never had a time when power was out and we could not get in.
We had ours more to keep people out than to keep animals in. We like our privacy, and since dh would often have to go out of town, I felt safer knowing no one could drive up to the house unexpected.
I notice that it has been a while since this thread has been active but I thought I'd ask you a follow-up Timedess: What type of gate opener would your husband recommend? I'd like to purchase a reliable swing gate opener but I am unsure what model is best. Any help from anyone would be greatly appreciated!my dh installs gate openers for a living... he said the mighty mules are 'worthless'. he says what to look for would depend on how much you want to spend. duh! *men* ::: shrug :::