Mule Gate Opener - Mighty Mule FM360 Single Swing Gate Opener

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  • Gate Opener At a Glance
  • Tools & Supplies for Installation
  • Words from Senior Application Engineer
  • Gate Opener Description
  • Customer Installations
  • Gate Opener Features
  • Customer Testimonials
  • Included with Gate Opener from Manufacturer
  • Factory Visit Updates 
  • Exclusive Product & DIY Additions
  • Product Media

  •    Gate Opener At a Glance
    Award The Mighty Mule FM360 is the only gate opener that has the motor and control board combined into one component.

  • Gate Materials: Light Wood, Light Steel, Aluminum, Vinyl, Chain Link, and others.
  • Weight and length: Up to 16' in length or 550 lbs
  • Max degree of opening: 110 degrees
  • Gate Post or Column size (pull to open): Max 4" x 4" post or gate mounted 2" from the rear face of a column.
  • Push to Open: Yes (bracket purchased separately) - setback above does not apply to push to open.
  • Solar Compatible: Yes, browse our solar panels (purchased separately).
  • Power: Battery (Not Included) and Low Voltage Trickle Charge (Included)
  • Power Wire Specification: 16 gauge wire (purchased separately) with 1,000 foot max length from transformer to control board.
  • Operating Temperature: -5 ºF to +160 ºF
  • Warranty: 1-year manufacturer control board/ 1-year manufacturer component limited warranty. (Click Here for Warranty Pros and Cons)

  • GTO Award Baner offers more expert assistance than anyone. If you need help deciding if this gate opener has the abilities that are right for your gate we have live application specialists available 9am - 9 pm EST 7 days a week or try our exclusive gate opener recommendation tool 24 hours/day.

       Gate Opener Description

    Mule Gate Opener - Mighty Mule FM360 Single Gate Opener

    The Mighty Mule FM360 Single Gate Opener can be used in residential applications including automating gates made of farm tubing, steel, aluminum, wood, and chain link, along with many other gate types. This gate opener can be set on the left or right and is used in the standard pull-to-open operation. By adding the push-to-open bracket accessory (not included) the Mighty Mule FM360 can be used to push the gate open away from the property with the arms still mounted on the inside.

    The Mighty Mule FM360 Single Opener is a low voltage system, eliminating the need to run 110 AC to your gate. Simply run 16-gauge low voltage to a household outlet within 1000' of the operator or use a solar panel. The Mighty Mule FM360 runs off of a deep cycle marine battery (battery and housing for battery not included). The large battery allows for a large storage capacity of cycles (Provides up to 1,500 back-up cycles with fully charged battery). This unit also does not have a control box. All the controls of the unit are housed directly in the arm itself, consolidating space and less stuff to mount.

    The Mighty Mule FM360 Single Gate Opener can be used with GTO Inc.'s complete line of accessories including keypads, transmitters, exit wands, gate locks, solar panels, and more. is the DIY factor. further adds to most of our gate openers for easier DIY installation. We have developed exclusive components (example: easy adjustable mounting brackets), customized instructions, and offer a full spectrum of accessories to truly cover all aspects of the installation of your gate opener. In addition we have the largest staff of factory trained technicians in the US.

       Gate Opener Features
    • Closing Timer - Set your driveway gate to close between 0 and 120 seconds after reaching the full open position or turn this option off to leave it open until an entry device activates closing motion.
    • Learn Mode - With the Mighty Mule FM360 the learning process, the end points are determined by the user via remote. A simple press of the transmitter tells the opener where to stop and when the opener is set to the desired stop points, save the settings on the board.
    • Arm Contained Control Board - The Mighty Mule FM360 does not use a control box, everything is contained within the arm. has the resources you need. How do you use your gate opener system once you get it? is the only retailer to give a real answer to this question. We have develop videos for installing many of our gate openers and products and write DIY focused manuals for most gate openers and have individual instructions for each accessory to be installed with each gate opener.

       Included with Gate Opener from Manufacturer
    • 1) Transmitter
    • Receiver
    • Mounting Hardware
    • Charging Transformer
    • Operator Arm with control board
    • UL325 Certified
    • Installation Video
    • Spanish/ English Manual
    Parts Included
       Gate Exclusive Product & DIY Additions
  • Order specific customized accessory wiring instructions
  • 360 degree accessories - we can take you through exit, entry, safety, power, and all other minute details to create a fully rounded kit.
  • Free 24/7/365 Installation Support
  • Free 7 day/week Technical Support
  • Largest Number of Certified Techs in America
  • Free assistance to find the right gate opener for your gate
  • Free systems design assistance to match the right accessories to fit your needs.
  • Extremely competitive pricing
  • Free shipping on all accessories purchased with a gate opener
  • We stock all replacement parts
  • Many brands of many types of accessories, enough to handle just about any operational situation you can imagine
  • has actual experience. We have a testing area, we have factory and internal training courses, we build driveway gates and have our own gates that are automated, we attended all industry trade shows in multiple countries and are a member of the AFA, and we pay visits to our chosen manufacturers' factories. All these factors are what have lead to us having so many exclusive additions. When you see and actually use as many products as we have you tend to have many ideas for minor changes that have major impacts. We acted on these ideas and have utilized them to help thousands of customers automate their gates.
       Tools & Supplies for Installation

    The following tools and supplies are suggested in the manufacturer's manual for optimal installation. They are not provided by GateCrafters, however, most tools are available at local hardware stores for purchase or rental.

    • Power Drill
    • Open End Wrenches, 3/8", 7/16", 1/2", 9/16"
    • 3/8" Drill Bit
    • Hacksaw or Heavy Duty Bolt Cutters
    • Small (Flat Bladed) Screwdriver
    • Phillips Screwdriver/Large
    • Tape Measure
    • Level
    • Wire Strippers
    • C-Clamps - small, medium, and large
    • Center Punch
    • Extra person will be helpful

    Depending on the type of gate, power supply and contributing environmental factors additional tools or supplies may be needed. Please review the product manual associated with this gate opener model for further details.
       Words from Senior Application Engineer, Anthony Gaeto

    “The Mighty Mule FM360 automatic driveway gate opener.  This is an entry level driveway gate opener for medium sized gates because of its longer stroke length and gearing.

    A common concern we receive about the Mighty Mule FM360 is the time it take to open your gate and the operational noise level of the gate opener.  The FM360 has a longer opening time due to the fact it has a smaller motor when compared to other gate openers in its size category.  The motor is approximately 2 and 1/4 inches long and 1 and 3/8 inches in diameter.  The motor turns a series of gears which turns the screw drive.

    The control board for the Mighty Mule FM360 is built into the underside of the arm.  One downside of having the control board built into the arm of the Mighty Mule FM360, is that maintenance is a little more difficult to carry out. The control board has the necessary plug ins for the various accessories you need for your gate to operate the way you want it to.  Some of the plug-in options the Mighty Mule FM360 control board has built in are locks or lights, an edge device, entry and exit terminals, and cycle devices.  These additional accessories are available on our website and our experts who are standing by can help you put together a complete package for you.

    Gate Crafters was started back in 2002 with the goal of providing our customers with high quality gate openers.  Our experts know our products inside and out and can help you put together a complete package for you.  We are available 7 days a week from 9 am to 9 pm, eastern time.  You can also use our live chat on our website or send us an email.”

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