Installation Manual

Installation Manual
MM560
Installation Manual
Gate Swings Evenly and Freely
Hung Firmly and Plumb
Receiver
Control Box with Battery
Warning Sign
Post Bracket
Single Gate Opener
Horizontal Support
120 Volt indoor
Transformer
Gate Bracket
Closed Position Stop Plate
Power Cable
(surge protector
not supplied)
Run 1000' (max.) of low
voltage wire to control
box from transformer
(wire not included).
PVC conduit (not included)
to protect wire from lawn
mowers and weed eaters.
Fence Post Set in Concrete
Example of finished installation
(installations vary slightly on different types of gates)
This product meets the requirements of UL325 6th Edition, 2016, the standard for gate
operator safety.
GTO Sales: 800-543-4283 • Fax 850-575-8912
GTO Technical Service 800-543-1236
For 24 hour/day, 7 day/week Technical Service visit http://support.gtoinc.com
For more information on Mighty Mule’s full line of Automatic Gate Operators and Access Controls visit
www.mightymule.com
Mighty Mule® is the retail brand of GTO Access Systems, LLC
3121 Hartsfield Road • Tallahassee, FL 32303
Printed in China for GTO Access Systems, LLC.
ACCESS SYSTEMS, LLC
Copyright© 2016 GTO Access Systems, LLC
Document Number: R56008 REV A (12.15.16)
WARNING
This equipment meets Underwriters Laboratory Standard 325 (UL 325). However, gate equipment has
hazards associated with its use and therefore by installing this product the installer and user accept
full responsibility for following and noting the installation and safety instructions. Failure to follow
installation and safety instructions can result in hazards developing due to improper assembly. You agree
to properly install this product and that if you fail to do so GTO Access Systems, LLC, shall in no event
be liable for direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages or loss of profits whether based
in contract tort or any other legal theory during the course of the warranty or at any time thereafter. The
installer and/or user agree to assume responsibility for all liability and use of this product releasing GTO
Access Systems, LLC, from any and all liability. If you are not in agreement with this disclaimer or do
not feel capable of properly following all installation and safety instructions you may return this product
for full replacement value.
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY AND COMPLETELY before attempting to install and
use this automatic gate operator. This gate operator produces a high level of force. Stay clear of the unit
while it is operating and exercise caution at all times.
ALL AUTOMATIC GATE OPERATORS ARE INTENDED FOR USE ON VEHICULAR GATES ONLY.
Product Usage
The Mighty Mule Gate Operator meets all of the safety requirements of a Class I Residential Vehicular Gate Operator and is
intended for use solely with vehicular swing gates in single-family residential applications that meet the Class I category listed
in the table below.
Vehicular Gate Operator Class Categories
Industrial/Limited Access Vehicular Gate
Operator–Class III: A vehicular gate operator (or
system) intended for use in an industrial location or
building such as a factory or loading dock area or
other locations not accessible by or intended to service
the general public.
Residential Vehicular Gate Operator-Class I:
A vehicular gate operator (or system) intended for
use in garages or parking areas associated with a
residence of one-to-four single families.
Commercial/General Access Vehicular Gate
Operator-Class II: A vehicular gate operator (or
system) intended for use in a commercial location
or building such as a multi-family housing unit (five
or more single family units), hotel, garages, retail
store, or other buildings accessible by or servicing
the general public.
Restricted Access Vehicular Gate Operator–
Class IV: A vehicular gate operator (or system)
intended for use in an industrial location or building
such as a factory or loading dock area or other
locations not accessible by or intended to service the
general public.
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Table of Contents
PLEASE READ THIS FIRST________________________________________________________ 1
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION_____________________________________________ 2
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS____________________________________________________ 9
BEFORE YOU BEGIN____________________________________________________________
Check Direction of Gate Swing____________________________________________________
Check Existing Gate Size and Material______________________________________________
Check for Proper Gate Installation__________________________________________________
Column Installation Information____________________________________________________
Items Included__________________________________________________________________
Tools Needed__________________________________________________________________
Items Not Included______________________________________________________________
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10
10
11
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12
12
GATE OPENER INSTALLATION__________________________________________________
Mounting Pull-to-Open Opener to Gate_____________________________________________
Closed Position Stop Plate Installation ______________________________________________
Mounting Push-to-Open Opener to Gate_____________________________________________
Closed Position Stop Plate Installation ______________________________________________
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15
16
18
CONTROL BOX INSTALLATION_________________________________________________
Control Box Installation__________________________________________________________
Transformer Wiring Installation____________________________________________________
Receiver Installation_____________________________________________________________
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22
SOLAR PANEL INSTALLATION__________________________________________________ 23
CONTROL BOX SETTINGS______________________________________________________
DIP Switches___________________________________________________________________
Setting Pull-to-Open (Closed) Gate Limit____________________________________________
Resetting Closed Gate Limit_______________________________________________________
Setting Push-to-Open (Open) Gate Limit____________________________________________
Resetting Open Gate Limit________________________________________________________
Setting Obstruction Stall Force and Auto Close Time___________________________________
Setting Your Personal Code_______________________________________________________
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28
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CONNECTING ADDITIONAL DEVICES___________________________________________ 30
Input Connections________________________________________________________________31
Connecting Accessories__________________________________________________________ 32
Connecting GTO Automatic Lock__________________________________________________ 32
Connecting Other Auxilary Devices__________________________________________________33
MAINTENANCE & TROUBLESHOOTING_________________________________________ 33
Maintenance Tips________________________________________________________________33
Troubleshooting Guide____________________________________________________________34
Please Read This First!
Thank you for purchasing a Mighty Mule Gate
Operator—GTO's "do-it-yourself" automatic gate
operator! When correctly installed and properly used,
your Mighty Mule Gate Operator will give you many
years of reliable service. Please read the following
information and watch the enclosed video to ensure
you have the correct system for your particular
needs. Furthermore, this manual and the DVD will
enable you to properly install your Mighty Mule Gate
Operator.
The Mighty Mule Gate Operator is designed for
installation on a pull-to-open single leaf gate (gates
that open into the property). By purchasing an pushto-open bracket (FM143), the Mighty Mule Gate
Operator can accommodate a push-to-open single leaf
gate (gates that open out from the property). The gate
must not exceed 18 feet in length ord weigh more
than 850 pounds (please see Technical Specifications
on page 9). The Mighty Mule Gate Operator can be
used on vinyl, aluminum, chain link, farm tube, and
wrought iron gates. Use on solid surface gates is
not recommended. Solid surface gates have a high
resistance to the wind. If the wind is strong enough,
the operator will obstruct and stop.
The Mighty Mule Gate Operator accommodates
extra transmitters, digital keypads, solar panels,
push buttons, automatic gate locks, and other access
control products. These optional accessories (see the
Mighty Mule Accessory Catalog) are available at most
stores. Your store should be able to special order any
accessory not in stock. If your store cannot special
order accessories, please call the Mighty Mule Sales
Department (800-543-4283).
The Mighty Mule Gate Operator features Dual Sense
Technology™. This feature makes the gate stop and
reverse direction when it comes in contact with an
obstruction. This is factory set to the most sensitive
setting and may need to be adjusted during installation.
The Mighty Mule Gate Operator also has an adjustable
auto-close feature. After the gate reaches the fully
open position, it can be set to remain open up to 120
seconds before automatically closing. Pressing the
transmitter button at any time after the gate opens fully
will cause it to close immediately. OFF is the factory
setting; meaning the gate will stay open until you press
the transmitter (or keypad, etc.) again.
NOTE—If your application requires any of the
following:
• Swing gates longer than 18 feet or weighing
more than 850 pounds
• Slide gates
• Heavy duty or commercial uses
• Professional installation
Go to www.gtoaccess.com for a dealer or retailer near
you or call (800) 543-4283 for information about our
Linear PRO Access professional line of gate operators
and accessories. Our Sales Department will be glad to
give you the name and phone number of a Linear PRO
Access dealer near you.
BEFORE YOU BEGIN TO INSTALL YOUR AUTOMATIC GATE OPERATOR:
watch the enclosed video and read these instructions carefully and completely
to become familiar with all parts and installation steps. The video is only designed as an
overview of the installation procedure. You must read the installation manual for detailed
instructions on gate operator safety and proper use of the gate operator.
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Important Safety Information
Because automatic gate operators produce high levels
of force, consumers need to know the potential hazards
associated with improperly designed, installed, and
maintained automated gate operator systems. Keep in
mind that the gate operator is just one component
of the total gate operating system. Each component
must work in unison to provide the end user with
convenience, security, and safety.
this manual cannot be completely exhaustive in
nature. They do, however, provide an overview of
the safe design, installation, and use of this product.
CAREFULLY READ AND FOLLOW ALL
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS, WARNINGS, AND
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS TO ENSURE
THE SAFE SYSTEM DESIGN, INSTALLATION,
AND USE OF THIS PRODUCT.
This manual contains various safety precautions and
warnings for the installer end user. Because there
are many possible applications of the gate operator,
the safety precautions and warnings contained in
Warnings in this manual are identified with
this warning symbol. The symbol identifies
conditions that can result in damage to the operator or
its components, serious injury, or death.
Because Mighty Mule automatic gate operators are only part of the total gate operating system, it is the
responsibility of the installer and end user to ensure that the total system is safe for its intended use.
Manually Opening and Closing Gate
CAUTION
The gate can move freely and uncontrolled when the gate operator is removed from the gate. ONLY disconnect the operator when the control box power switch is OFF and the gate is NOT moving.
Disconnecting the Operator
Front Mount
1. Turn control box power switch OFF.
2. Remove hairpin clip, clevis pin, and bushing from
either the front or rear mounting point.
Clevis Pin
Gate Bracket
3. Remove the operator from the mount.
The gate can be opened and closed manually
when the operator is disconnected.
Bushing
Hairpin Clip
NOTE: Substitute a Pin Lock for the clevis pin on the front mount of the
gate operator to prevent theft of the operator from the gate (see accessory
pages in back of this book). MM560 Installation Instructions
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Important Safety Information
For the Installer and End User
WARNING
To reduce the risk of injury or death:
1. READ AND FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS.
2. Never let children operate or play with gate controls. Keep the remote
control away from children.
3. Always keep people and objects away from the gate. NO ONE
SHOULD CROSS THE PATH OF THE MOVING GATE.
4. Test the gate operator monthly. The gate MUST reverse on contact with
a rigid object or stop when an object activates the non-contact sensors.
After adjusting the force or the limit of travel, retest the gate operator.
Failure to adjust and retest the gate operator properly can increase the
risk of injury or death.
6. KEEP GATES PROPERLY MAINTAINED. Read the
user’s manual. Have a qualified service person make repairs to
gate hardware.
7. The entrance is for vehicles only. Pedestrians must use separate entrance.
8. The gate must be installed in a location that provides adequate
clearance between it and adjacent structures when opening and
closing to reduce the risk of entrapment. Swinging gates must
not open into public access areas.
9. SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS.
5. Use the manual/emergency release only when the gate is not moving.
I. Before Installation
1. Verify this operator is proper for the type and size of gate,
frequency of use and class of the gate system.
2. Make sure the gate has been properly installed and swings
freely in both directions. Repair or replace all worn or damaged gate hardware prior to installation. A freely moving
gate will require less force to operate and will enhance the
performance of the entrapment protection devices used with
the system (see page 10).
3. Review the operation of the system to become familiar with
its safety features. Understand how to disconnect the operator
for manual gate operation (see page 2).
4. The gate and operator installation must comply with any applicable local codes.
ZONE 2
ZONE 1
ZONE 3
Entrapment
Zones for a
Pull-To-Open
Application
5. This gate operator is intended for vehicular gates only. A
separate entrance or gate must be installed for pedestrian use
(see page 7).
6. Always keep people and objects away from the gate and its
area of travel. No one should cross the path of a moving gate.
7. Identify all of the entrapment zones for the type of installation. An entrapment zone is an area around the automatic gate
system where a person or object could be caught that increase
the risk of injury. Entrapment zones must be eliminated,
guarded or protected.
8. When designing a system that will be entered from a highway
or main thoroughfare, make sure the gate system is placed far
enough from the road to prevent traffic congestion.
Gate in the
Open Position
Entrapment
Zones for a
Push-To-Open
Application
ZONE 5
ZONE 3
ZONE 4
ZONE 4
Driveway
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Gate in the
Open Position
ZONE 5
ZONE 1
Driveway
ZONE 2
Important Safety Information
For the Installer and End User
Typical Entrapment Zones are shown in the diagrams on page 3:
Zone 1 – leading edge of the gate and the fence post.
Zone 2 – between the gate and the gate post.
Zone 3 – the path of the gate.
Zone 4 – the space between the gate in the open position and any object such as a wall, fence, tree, etc.
Zone 5 – pinch points between the operator and gate, and gate post.
II. During Installation
1. Install the gate operator on the inside of the property and fence line. DO NOT install an operator
on the outside of the gate where the public has
access to it.
2. Be careful with moving parts and avoid close
proximity to areas where fingers or hands could
be pinched.
3. Devices such as contact sensors (sensing
edges) and non contact sensors (photo beams)
provide additional protection against vehicular
damage.
Pull-To-Open
Application
4. If push buttons or key switches are installed, they
should be within sight of the gate, located at least
10 feet from any moving part of the gate (see
diagram below). Never install any control device
where a user will be tempted to reach through
the gate to activate the gate operator.
5. Do not activate your gate operator unless you can
see it and can determine that its area of travel is
clear of people, pets, or other obstructions. Watch
the gate through its entire movement.
6. Secure outdoor or easily accessed gate operator
controls in order to prohibit unauthorized use of
the gate.
Push-To-Open
Application
10'
10'
10'
10'
Moving Gate
Area
Moving Gate
Area
Driveway
NEVER install
any control device
within gray area
10'
10'
Driveway
NEVER install
any control device
within gray area
10'
10'
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Important Safety Information
For the Installer and End User
III. After Installation
1. Attach the warning signs (included) to each side
of the gate to alert the public of automatic gate
operation. It is your responsibility to post warning
signs on both sides of your gate. If any of these
signs or warning decals becomes damaged,
illegible, or missing, replace them immediately.
Contact GTO for free replacements.
2. The gate is automatic and could move at any
time, posing serious risk of entrapment. No one
should be in contact with the gate when it is
moving or stationary.
3. Do not attempt to drive into the gate area while
the gate is moving; wait until the gate comes to a
complete stop.
4. Do not attempt to “beat the gate” while the gate is
closing. This is extremely dangerous.
5. Do not allow children or pets near your gate.
Never let children operate or play with gate
controls. Keep the remote control away from
children and unauthorized users; store controls
where children and unauthorized users do not
have access to them.
6. KEEP GATES PROPERLY MAINTAINED.
Always turn power to operator OFF before
performing any maintenance. See page 33 for
maintenance procedures.
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7. To operate this equipment safely, YOU must
know how to disconnect the operator for manual
gate operation (see page 2). If you have read the
instructions and still do not understand how to
disconnect the operator, contact the Mighty Mule
Service Department.
8. Disconnect the operator ONLY when the power
is TURNED OFF and the gate is NOT moving.
9. Make arrangements with local fire and law
enforcement for emergency access.
10. Distribute and discuss copies of the
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
section of this manual with all persons
authorized to use your gate.
11. IMPORTANT: Save these safety instructions.
Make sure everyone who is using or will be
around the gate and gate operator are aware
of the dangers associated with automated gate
systems. In the event you sell the property
with the gate operator or sell the gate operator,
provide a copy of these safety instructions to
the new owner.
Should you need a replacement manual, a copy
can be obtained by downloading one from the
Mighty Mule web site (www.mightymule.com),
by contacting GTO, at 3121 Hartsfield Road,
Tallahassee, Florida 32303 or by calling 1-800543-4283 and requesting a duplicate copy. One
will be provided to you.
Important Safety Information
For the Installer and End User
Mighty Mule gate operators utilize Dual Sense Technology™ entrapment protection. Dual Sense Technology™ is built into every Mighty Mule and provides
redundant methods of entrapment protection for open
and close gate directions.
In addition to Dual Sense Technology, every Mighty
Mule gate controller has provisions for the connection
of additional obstruction detection devices such as
sensing edges and photo beams.
These devices may be located where there is an
increased risk of obstruction. Refer to the diagram
below.
One or more edge sensors may be located at the leading edge, bottom edge, and post edge, both inside and
outside of a vehicular swing gate system.
Wiring to sensors must be located and arranged so the
wiring between the sensor and the gate operator is not
subjected to mechanical damage.
A wireless sensor such as one that
transmits radio frequency (RF) signals to the gate
operator for obstruction protection functions shall be
located where the transmission of the signals is not
blocked or impeded by building
structures, natural landscaping or similar
objects.
Leading Edge
of the gate
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E-Z GATE OPENER
500
UL325 SERIES
1-800-543-GATE (4283)
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Vehicular Gate
Photo Beams
(recommended, not included)
Sensing Edges
(recommended, not included)
Entrapment and Obstruction Protection
Mighty Mules’s Dual Sense Technology™ provides entrapment protection, when properly adjusted. Since all installations
are different, you may need to add photo beams or sensing edges to help prevent damage to vehicle or other items that
could be hit by a moving gate.
Entrapment Alarm
The Mighty Mule Automatic Gate Operator is designed to stop and reverse the gate when the gate comes in contact with
an obstruction. Additionally, these operators are equipped with an audio entrapment alarm which will activate if the unit
obstructs twice while opening or closing. This alarm will sound for a period of 5 minutes, or until the operator receives
an intended signal from a hard wired entry/exit source (e.g. push button control or keypad) and the gate returns to a fully
open or fully closed position. Turning the power switch on the control box OFF and back ON will also deactivate the
alarm. Wireless controls such as transmitters and wireless keypads will not deactivate the alarm.
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Important Safety Information
Installing Warning SIgns and Pedestrian Gates
Warning signs alert people of automatic gate operation and are required when installing Mighty Mule Automatic
Gate Operators. A minimum of two WARNING SIGNS must be installed in the area of the gate. Each sign is to be
visible by persons located on the side of the gate on which the placard is installed.
The operator is intended for installation only on gates used for vehicles. Pedestrians must be supplied with a
separate access. The pedestrian access shall be designed to promote pedestrian usage. Locate the gate such that
persons will not come in contact with the vehicular gate during the entire path of travel of the vehicular gate.
We recommend using the GTO Bulldog Pedestrian Gate Lock (Call the GTO Sales Department at 800-543-4283)
for controlled access.
Bulldog Pedestrian
Gate Lock
(recommended, not included)
Pedestrian Gate
7 foot
Warning Sign
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E-Z GATE OPENER
500
UL325 SERIES
1-800-543-GATE (4283)
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Vehicular Gate
Warning Signs
The gate operator is provided with 2 safety warning signs.
The signs MUST be installed on the front and back of the
gate where they will be visible in the area of the gate.
Permanently secure each warning sign to the gate.
Immediately replace a damaged or missing warning sign.
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Important Safety Information
Required Safety Precautions for Gates
These warning labels should be found at the locations specified below. If any of them are missing,
immediately contact GTO for replacements.
®
560
1-800-543-GATE (4283) • www.mightymule.com
!
WARNING
MOVING GATE
Can Cause Injury or Death
1. KEEP CLEAR! Gate may move at any time.
2. Do not allow children to operate gate or play in gate area.
3. This gate is for vehicles only. Pedestrians must use separate entrance.
Logo and warning labels (2) installed on each side of
the operator housing
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www.mightymule.com
1-800-543-GATE (4283)
TO MANUALLY OPEN AND CLOSE THE GATE
1. Turn opener power switch OFF.
2. Disconnect front and rear mount from mounting brackets.
3. Remove opener from mounting brackets and move gate.
Disconnect opener ONLY when the power switch is OFF and
the gate is not moving.
Control Box label with Manual Open and
Close instructions
MM500 SERIES DC Swing Gate Operator
P/N MM560
9901178
Conforms to UL STD 325
Certified to CSA STD C22.2 No.247
Maximum Gate: 850 lb. (385.5 kg); 18 ft. (5.5 m)
Voltage: 12 Vdc; Frequency: 0 Hz; Power: 25 W
Class I Vehicular Swing Gate Operator.
Serial Number: MM560-0000000
TO MANUALLY OPEN AND CLOSE THE GATE:
1. Turn control box power switch OFF.
2. Disconnect front or rear mount from mounting bracket.
3. Pull operator away from mounting brackets and move gate.
Disconnect operator ONLY when the control box power
switch is OFF and the gate is NOT moving.
MMDDYY
GTO Access Systems, LLC - Tallahassee, Florida USA
Product identification and manual operation instruction
label installed on right hand side of control box.
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Technical Specifications
Mighty Mule 560 Gate Opener
DRIVE
• Low friction screw drive (linear actuator) rated for -5 ºF
to +160 ºF (-20 ºC to +71 ºC). Use of heater bands on arm
and control box will enhance performance in extreme cold
temperatures.
• Powered by a 12 V motor with integral case hardened steel
gear reducer. Motor speed reduced to 260 rpm. Generates
680 ft. lb. of torque at 12 V.
• Maximum opening arc of 110º. Approximate opening time
(90º): 20 seconds, depending on weight of gate.
POWER
• The system is powered by a 12 Vdc, 7.0 Ah, sealed,
rechargeable acid battery.
• Battery charge is maintained by a 120 Vac, 18 Vac output
transformer rectified. One blade-style control board fuse is
rated for 15 A.
NOTE: The transformer should not be directly
connected to any battery. Do not replace fuses with
higher ampere rated fuses; doing so will void your
warranty and may damage your control board.
• OPTIONAL: Battery charge is maintained by GTO Solar
Panel Charger Kit (5 Watt minimum).
CONTROL
• The Mighty Mule microprocessor-based control board
is set for single leaf, pull-to-open gate installations. DIP
switches can be adjusted to accommodate an optional kit
for push-to-open gates (see Accessory Catalog).
• A circuit on the control board regulates charging. “Sleep
draw” is 25 mA; “active draw” is 2 to 5 A.
• Auto-memorization of digital transmitter code.
• GTO remote-mounted RF receiver tuned to 318 MHz.
• Operator length with push-pull tube fully retracted is
40-1/4” mounting point to mounting point. Max stroke 20”.
• Adjustable auto-close timer (3 to 120 s), and Dual Sense
Technology Stall Force.
• Power terminal block accommodates a transformer or solar
panels. NOTE: Do not use solar panel and transformer
at the same time.
• DIP switches simplify setup of gate operator.
• Accessory terminal block fully compatible with push
button controls, digital keypads, loops, etc.
• Control board allows connection of edge sensors and photoelectric sensors.
• Audio entrapment alarm sounds if unit encounters an
obstruction twice while opening or closing.
OPERATIONAL CAPACITY
• The Gate Capacity Chart shows approximate cycles, per
day, you could achieve prior to the battery depleting to a
state where the unit will not function. This chart reflects a
Mighty Mule Automatic Gate Opener when charging with
a transformer. Actual cycles may vary slightly depending
upon the type and condition of gate and installation.
NOTE: “NR” indicates this size
and weight combination is not
recommended for the
Mighty Mule 560.
Estimated number of daily cycles, based on use with a transformer and one(1) 12 Volt battery.
Number of Cycles* Per Day
Gate Weight
NOTE: Ball bearing hinges
should be used on all gates
weighing over 250 lb.
Mighty Mule 560 Gate Capacity /Cycle Chart
850 lbs.
750 lbs.
650 lbs.
550 lbs.
450 lbs.
350 lbs.
250 lbs.
150 lbs.
100 lbs.
50 lbs.
135
145
155
165
175
185
195
205
215
225
5’ - 6’
125
135
145
155
165
175
185
195
205
215
8’
NR
125
135
145
155
165
175
185
195
205
10’
Gate Length
NR
NR
125
135
145
155
165
175
185
195
12’
NR
NR
NR
125
135
145
155
165
175
185
14’
NR
NR
NR
NR
125
135
145
155
165
175
16’
NR
NR
NR
NR
NR
125
135
145
155
165
18’
To determine the number of cycles the gate opener will perform using solar panels (see page 23)
* An operation cycle is one full opening and closing of the gate.
These specifications are subject to change without notice.
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Before You Begin
Check Direction of Gate Swing
(Requires Push-To-Open Bracket
#FM148—NOT INCLUDED)
Your Property
Your Property
Pull-to-Open Option
Instructions begin on
page 13
Push-to-Open Option
Instructions begin on
page 16
Check Existing Gate Size and Material
• Gate size: Up to 18 feet OR up to 850 lbs—See chart
on page 9.
• Type of gate material: Vinyl, aluminum, chain link,
farm tube, wrought iron, wood (not recommended for
solid surface gates).
IMPORTANT: Check for Proper Gate Installation
For the Mighty Mule to work properly, gate must be plumb, level, set in concrete, swing freely not touching the
ground and have good working hinges.
A
E
F
B
C
D
A- Level
B - Plumb
C - Free Swinging
D - Secured Posts in Concrete
E - Centerline Mounting
F - Good Working Hinges (ball
bearing hinges are recommended on
gates over 250 pounds)
D
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Before You Begin
Gate Grounding (recommended)
• Shorter wire (6 AWG) is better, 1 to 2 feet recommended.
Metal Gate
Post
• Bolt ring terminal at end of cable 4 - 6 inches above ground
level.
Ground Rod
Clamp
6 AWG Wire
R4196 Kit Includes:
• Ground Rod Clamp
• 6 AWG Wire (3 feet)
NOTE: No grounding system absolutely protects against
lightning strikes. If installed correctly, a grounding system will
help minimize damage to your gate opener.
8 Foot Ground Rod
5/8” Copper Clad Steel (not included)
- available at local homecenter and hardware stores -
Items Included
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Receiver and
Control Box
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Gate Bracket
Post Pivot Bracket
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8” Nylon Cable Tie (14)
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3/8” x 3” Bolt (2)
3/8” x 2” Bolt (1)
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Battery
Transmitter
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5/16” Lock Washer (1)
5/16” Washer (1)
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Hairpin Clip (2)
5/16” x 1-3/4” Bolt (1)
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3/8” x 8” Bolt (4)
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Closed Position
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Arm
W
A
B
3/8” Lock Washer (7)
X
3/8” x 1-1/4” Clevis Pin (2)
Y
3/8” Nut (7)
3/8” Washer (9)
Z
5/16” Nut (1)
Before You Begin
Tools Needed
3/8” Bit
Drill
Center
Punch
Pen
5/16” Bit
Pliers
Hack Saw
Hammer
1/2”
wrench
Flat Head
Screwdriver
x2
Level
9/16”
wrench
Philips Head
Screwdriver
Adjustable
Wrench
Clamp
Wire
Stripper
Small
Flat Head
Tape
Measure
Items Not Included
• Low voltage wire will be needed to run from the
transformer to the control box; length depends
upon the distance between the transformer power
supply and the control box. See Transformer Wiring
Installation on page 20, and the accessory catalog.
• PVC conduit.
• If your gate is more than 1000' away from an ac
power source you will need to use at least one
Mighty Mule® 5 watt solar panel to trickle charge
the battery. See the accessory catalog (Do not use
both transformer and solar).
• If you have thin walled tube or panel gates, see
Recommended Reinforcement Examples after Step 3
of “Mounting Pull-to-Open Opener to Gate” section
(page 13).
• Surge protection for transformer.
• Some types of installations require u-bolts.
• If the gate is a push-to-open you will need to
purchase a PUSH-TO-OPEN bracket, refer to page
16 in Installation Manual for more information.
• Additional washers or a metal plate may be needed
for wooden post.
• Weatherproof cover for outdoor outlet and
transformer.
• Strain relief bushing for wiring accessory devices to
control box.
• If post the gate is hinged on is more than 6”, bolts
longer than 8” are needed.
• Depending on the type of gate, a horizontal cross
member or mounting plate may be needed to mount
the front of the opener and gate bracket to the gate.
See Gate Bracket Mounting Examples after Step 3 of
“Mounting Pull-to-Open Opener to Gate” section.
MM560 Installation Instructions
12
Gate Opener Installation
Your Property
Mounting Pull-to-Open Opener to Gate
1
2
X
V
B
M
Q
I
H
X
I
S
R
M
Y
F
Q
Assemble post bracket parts.
Attach opener to gate bracket and secure with required
hardware.
3
Reinforcement and Gate Bracket Mounting
Muffler Clamp
(not supplied)
Gate
Bracket
Gate
Bracket
Thin Walled
Tube Gate
Wood or Metal
Reinforcement
(not supplied)
Mounting Plate Created for Decorative Gate
(required but not supplied)
Panel
Gate
Gate
Bracket
1” x 6” Wood Reinforcement
FRONT VIEW
With Gate in OPEN position, using clamps, secure opener to
gate post and center cross member of gate.
4
SIDE VIEW
Recommended reinforcement and gate bracket mounting
examples (muffler clamp does not require drilling and is
adjustable).
5
2" Min. - Pinch-Point Clearance
2
1
2" Min.
Top View
20" MAX.
Closed
Position
2
1
Open
Position
Remove clevis pin from the gate bracket and support loose
opener.
13 MM560 Installation Instructions
Swing gate and opener arm to the CLOSED position-check
clearance/binding by inspecting alignment. Arm stroke should
be maximum of 20”. TIP: Turning the pivot bracket over gives
more hole alignment options for the post pivot bracket assembly.
Gate Opener Installation
Your Property
Mounting Pull-to-Open Opener to Gate
7
6
2
U
O
1
OPEN gate and re-attach opener with clevis pin. Check for level.
Clamp securely.
8
Mark middle of post bracket slots on fence post. Mark middle of
gate bracket slots on gate cross support.
10
N
Z
Secure post pivot bracket to post bracket when clearances are
OK (Step 5) in both open and closed positions.
9
Remove clamps, post, gate brackets, and opener. Then use a
hammer and center punch to dimple hole positions for drilling.
11
Y
R
S
P
Drill 3/8” holes completely through gate post and gate cross
support.
Attach post bracket assembly to fence post. NOTE: Must be
through bolted.
MM560 Installation Instructions
14
Gate Opener Installation
Your Property
Mounting Pull-to-Open Opener to Gate
12
13
R
Y
2
1
S
T
1
2
Attach gate bracket assembly to gate cross support.
Attach and secure opener assembly to brackets.
15
14
Check for level. Adjust post bracket if necessary. After the
opener is level, remove the opener from the gate.
Remove bolt excess length on post and gate bracket with
hacksaw.
Closed Position Stop Plate Installation
1
2
1
J
1
2
Fully open gate. Attach gate stop plate on the inside of the gate with
one of the following:
• U-bolts—tube and chain link gates (Not included)
• Wood/lag screws—flat aluminum/wood supports (Not included). Do not completely tighten until after next step.
15 MM560 Installation Instructions
Position gate stop with gate CLOSED to fence post. Tighten
fasteners. Cut off excess bolt length.
Return the gate to the full open position and reinstall the Mighty
Mule. To complete a pull-to-open installation, proceed to page 19.
Gate Opener Installation
Your Property
Mounting Push-to-Open Opener to Gate
1
2
I
V
X
B
M
PTO
Bracket
FM148
Q
11”
X
I
S
R
Q
M
F
Y
Assemble post bracket parts. NOTE: A Push-to-Open Bracket
FM148 is required for this type of installation (not included).
Attach opener to gate bracket and secure with hardware required.
3
Reinforcement and Gate Bracket Mounting
Muffler Clamp
(not supplied)
Gate
Bracket
Gate
Bracket
Thin Walled
Tube Gate
Wood or Metal
Reinforcement
(not supplied)
Mounting Plate Created for Decorative Gate
(required but not supplied)
Panel
Gate
Gate
Bracket
1” x 6” Wood Reinforcement
FRONT VIEW
With gate in CLOSED position, using clamps, secure opener to
gate post and center cross member of gate.
4
SIDE VIEW
Recommended reinforcement and gate bracket mounting
examples.
5
Top View
Maximum Stroke 20”
1
1
Open
Position
2
Remove clevis pin from the gate bracket and support loose
opener.
2" minimum
pinch-point clearance
2
Closed
Position
Swing gate to OPENED position. Check clearance/binding by inspecting
the alignment. The Maximum stroke is 20 inches. Secure post pivot bracket
to post bracket as shown in Step 7 on the next page, when clearance is OK
in both open and closed positions. TIP: Turning the pivot bracket over
gives more hole alignment options for the post pivot bracket assembly.
MM560 Installation Instructions
16
Push-to-Open Installation
Your Property
Mounting Push-to-Open Opener to Gate
6
7
2
U
1
O
N
Z
CLOSE gate and re-attach opener with clevis pin. Check
for level. Clamp securely.
8
Mark middle of post bracket slots on fence post. Mark middle of
gate bracket slots on gate cross support.
10
Secure post pivot bracket to post bracket when clearance is OK
(Step 5) in both open and closed positions.
9
Remove clamps, post, gate brackets, and opener. Then use
a hammer and center punch to dimple the hole positions for
drilling.
11
S
Y
R
P
Drill holes completely through gate post and gate cross support.
17 MM560 Installation Instructions
Attach post bracket assembly to fence post. NOTE: Must be
through bolted.
Push-to-Open Installation
Your Property
Mounting Push-to-Open Opener to Gate
13
12
R
1
Y
2
S
1
T
2
Attach gate bracket assembly to gate cross support.
14
Attach and secure opener assembly to brackets.
15
Check for level. Adjust post bracket if necessary.
Remove bolt excess length on post and gate bracket with
hacksaw. After the bolts are trimmed, remove the opener from
the gate.
Closed Position Stop Plate Installation
1
2
1
J
1
2
Fully open gate. On push-to-open gates attach gate stop on the
outside of the gate with one of the following:
• U-bolts—tube and chain link gates (Not included)
• Wood/lag screws—flat aluminum/wood supports (Not included). Do not tighten.
Position gate stop with gate CLOSED to fence post. Tighten
fasteners. Cut off excess bolt length.
Return the gate to the full closed position and reinstall the
Mighty Mule.
MM560 Installation Instructions
18
Control Box Installation
Control Box Installation
7
AUTO CLOSE TIME
4
1
S3
OFF
AUTO CLOSE TIME
120 MIN
STALL FORCE
SOFT START OFF
WARNING OFF
OPEN
PULL
SLV OPEN DLY.
MODE1
OFF
MODE2
OFF
3
LEARN RMT
STATUS
MAX
2
120 MIN
STALL FORCE
RECEIVER
1
OFF
S4
S3
S2
LEARN
SLV LIMIT
LEARN
MAST LIMIT
LEARN RMT
STATUS
MAX
ON
ON
PUSH
SIMULT.
ON
ON
ON
BLK
AUTO CLOSE TIME
S2
LEARN
SLV LIMIT
LEARN
MAST LIMIT
4
RED
BATT+
BATTON
ON
PUSH
SIMULT.
ON
ON
S4
RECEIVER
RE
BL
D
K
ALM
4
GTO RCVR.
GRN
SOFT START OFF
WARNING OFF
OPEN
PULL
SLV OPEN DLY.
MODE1
OFF
MODE2
OFF
IT
CONTROL INPUTS
OW
AD
S
ALM
GTO RCVR.
MASTER CABLE
EX
CONTROL INPUTS
7
SE
CLOGE
ED
EN
OPGE
ED
MASTER CABLE
ALM
CLE
CY
TY
FE
15
7
S2
S4
SA
RED
1
ON
2
3
4
GTO RCVR.
SH
FUSE
6
S3
LEARN
MAST LIMIT
LEARN RMT
STATUS
MAX
ON
ON
PUSH
SIMULT.
ON
ON
LEARN
SLV LIMIT
RECEIVER
G
OR
G
CONTROL INPUTS
M
CO
PWR IN
5
120 MIN
STALL FORCE
SOFT START OFF
WARNING OFF
OPEN
PULL
SLV OPEN DLY.
MODE1
OFF
MODE2
OFF
OFF
AUTO CLOSE TIME
MASTER CABLE
M
CO
SEALING NUT
CHARGING
4
7
T
3
6
N
LOCK
2
5
N
SLAVE CABLE
4
BLU
CONTROL
INPUTS
1
BATT+
BATT-
3
ALM
4
GTO RCVR.
BR
3
GTO
TRANSF
AUX
2
SLAVE CABLE
RECEIVER
WH
AUX
RLY
GTO
LOCK
1
S3
S4
GR
BLK
RED
T
PWR
18 VAC
or
SOLAR
AUX
LEARN RMT
STATUS
S2
LEARN
SLV LIMIT
LEARN
MAST LIMIT
CONTROL INPUTS
ON
ON
PUSH
SIMULT.
ON
ON
MAX
GTO
LOCK
AUX
RLY
15
FUSE
CHARGING
PWR IN
PWR
120 MIN
STALL FORCE
LOCK
CONTROL
INPUTS
18 VAC
or
SOLAR
OFF
AUTO CLOSE TIME
SOFT START OFF
WARNING OFF
OPEN
PULL
SLV OPEN DLY.
MODE1
OFF
MODE2
OFF
MASTER CABLE
Feed cable 6” through the strain relief bushing into control box.
Tighten strain relief bushing nut and secure cable by tightening
the sealing nut.
Twist each end of the gate opener power cable’s 7 colored wires.
Feed cable through strain relief sealing nut (lower nut on the
strain relief).
BLK
Red
PO
OR
BLK
RED
6
B
Position battery in control box as shown. Connect battery leads
from control board to battery. IMPORTANT: Red wire to (Red
Post) positive and black wire to (Black Post) negative.
Mount control box to post or fence using screws.
GRN
BLK
W
BLK
NE
CYC
ETY
SAF
EXIT
SE
CLO E
EDG
N
OPE E
EDG
GRN
LE
POWER
INPUTS
GTO
7
TRANSF
6
COM
DOW
SHA
SE
CLO E
EDG
N
OPE E
EDG
COM
COM
BLU
BRN
W
EXIT
DOW
SHA
ck
Bla
T
COM
LE
CYC
ETY
SAF
ORG
RED
RED
BLK
BRN
ORG
ORG
RED
RED
BLK
GRN
WH
BRN
ORG
2
5
BRN
ON
4
ALM
3
4
ou
nt
1
ON
2
3
4
GTO RCVR.
BLU
BLK
WH
BLU
BLU
RED
POWER
INPUTS
BATT+
BATT-
3
RECEIVER
W
3
2
SLAVE CABLE
S4
GRN
15
AUX
S2
LEARN
SLV LIMIT
CONTROL INPUTS
OPEN
EDGE
G
GRN
GRN
T
WH
CLOSE
EDGE
FUSE
GTO
LOCK
AUX
RLY
S3
LEARN
MAST LIMIT
LEARN RMT
STATUS
MAX
EXIT
GRN
T
WH
SHADO
PWR IN
ORG
STALL FORCE
BLK
ON
ON
PUSH
SIMULT.
ON
ON
CYCLE
Y
CHARGING
PWR
AUTO CLOSE TIME
120 MIN
SOFT START OFF
WARNING OFF
OPEN
PULL
SLV OPEN DLY.
MODE1
OFF
MODE2
OFF
OFF
MASTER CABLE
19 MM560 Installation Instructions
LOCK
7
SAFET
CONTROL
INPUTS
6
18 VAC
or
SOLAR
5
COM
BLK
ON
2
4
COM
RED
2
GTO
TRANSF
3
BLK
POWER
INPUTS
BATT+
BATT-
RED
1
ON
2
SLAVE CABLE
ORG
3’
1
Am
15
FUSE
1
BRN
pM
3
7.0
S4
Locate control box mounting area. IMPORTANT: Be sure to
mount box at least 3ft from AC power and 3ft off the ground.
Remove control box cover.
/
S2
LEARN
SLV LIMIT
ALM
GTO RCVR.
BLK
lt
Vo
S3
LEARN
MAST LIMIT
LEARN RMT
STATUS
MAX
ON
ON
PUSH
SIMULT.
ON
ON
RECEIVER
RED
12
STALL FORCE
120 MIN
SOFT START OFF
WARNING OFF
OPEN
PULL
SLV OPEN DLY.
MODE1
OFF
MODE2
OFF
OFF
CONTROL INPUTS
AUX
BRN
RED
MASTER CABLE
GTO
LOCK
AUX
RLY
W
BLU
ORG
6
BLK
BATT+
5
PWR IN
GRN
WHT
BRN
RED
BLK
GRN
BLU
CHARGING
WHT
BRN
EXIT
BLK
OPEN
EDGE
ORG
SHADO
RED
CLOSE
EDGE
PWR
BLU
BLU
SAFET
LOCK
WHT
CONTROL
INPUTS
18 VAC
or
SOLAR
GRN
BATT-
4
GTO
TRANSF
COM
POWER
INPUTS
GRN
GRN
COM
DOW
WHT
CYCLE
Y
3
GRN
15
2
SE
CLO E
EDG
EN
OP E
EDG
SHA
SLAVE CABLE
RED
FUSE
1
BRN
G
OR
PWR IN
AUX
T
WH
CHARGING
GTO
LOCK
COM
AUX
RLY
COM
PWR
BLU
n.
i
M
3’
n.
i
M
LE
CYC
ETY
SAF
T
EXI
LOCK
GRN
CONTROL
INPUTS
G
OR
G
OR
5
18 VAC
or
SOLAR
BLU
1
GTO
TRANSF
GRN
T
WH
POWER
INPUTS
A
4’
x.
a
M
2
1
BRN
RED
BLK
NE
PO
G
S
6”
BE SURE BUSHING
NUT IS TIGHT
SECURE SEALING NUT
RB
500
Control Box Installation
Control Box Installation
AUX
RLY
1
7
GRN
PWR IN
4
BRN
5
ORG
6
SLAVE CABLE
3
BLU
CHARGING
2
WHT
8
GRN
7
MASTER CABLE
WHT
RED
BLK
BLU
GRN
MASTER CABLE
WHT
BLU
BRN
ORG
GRN
RED
BRN
ORG
BLK
BRN
ORG
COM
CYCLE
SAFETY
EXIT
SHADOW
CLOSE
EDGE
OPEN
EDGE
BLK
Correct
COM
GRN
BLK
S4
ALM
BLK
CYCLE
SAFETY
Insert 7 wires into corresponding color terminals.
If
Secure wires in terminals.
using optional solar panel charger instead of transformer, go to page
IMPORTANT: Do
Wrong
CONTROL INPUTS
RED
Wrong
COM
LEARN
SLV LIMIT
RECEIVER
GTO RCVR.
RED
RED
COM
CONTROL INPUTS
BLU
MASTER CABLE
WHT
23.
not connect both solar panel and transformer.
Transformer Wiring Installation
WARNING
Before digging contact local authorities to locate underground utilities such as electric and gas service.
9
Top View
10
Min 3 Ft
Max 1,000 Ft
GTO Transformer
Mounts Here
CAUTION: Please
call your power company
before you dig. Failure to
do so could cause injury
or even death.
Locate power outlet and identify wire path to control box.
NOTE: If OUTLET is OUTSIDE use weatherproof cover.
Dig trench and lay wire from AC power source to control box.
Use only 16 gauge multi-stranded, low voltage, PVC sheathed
wire (RB509). NOTE: DO NOT use telephone wire or solid core
wire. NEVER splice wires together. We recommend running wire
in PVC conduit.
MM560 Installation Instructions
20
Control Box Installation
Transformer Wiring Installation
11
12
3
C
1
1
2
Use PVC conduit from ground up to control box.
GTO
TRANSF
15
FUSE
CHARGING
AUX
RLY
GTO
LOCK
PWR IN
PWR
LOCK
CONTROL
INPUTS
18 VAC
or
SOLAR
14
POWER
INPUTS
13
Cut excess cable/strip 1/2” off 2 wires/twist ends. Attach wires
to transformer screw terminals. NOTE: The Mighty Mule power
input is not polarized. The wires can be inserted into either terminal
regardless of color.
AUX
1
4
5
6
D
7
BATT+
3
N
ORG
BR
BATT-
2
T
U
BL
SLAVE CABLE
N
WH
GR
RE
AUX
RLY
1
2
3
4
ON
LEARN RMT
STATUS
S3
1
GRN
4
BRN
5
ORG
6
RED
7
BLK
GRN
BLU
BRN
ORG
RED
MASTER CABLE
AUX
RLY
CONTROL
OUTPUTS
LOCK
PWR
WHT
BLK
BLK
Feed other end of low voltage wire 10” into box through the
pre-drilled hole in the bottom of the control box.
2
WHT
4
BRN
5
ORG
Wrong
6
SLAVE CABLE
3
BLU
Wrong
SURGE PROTECTOR
AUX
RLY
CONTROL
OUTPUTS
LOCK
PWR
1
GRN
Correct
Insert one wire into each 18VAC terminal. Colors do not matter.
16
POWER
INPUTS
GTO 18VOLT
TRANSFORMER
OR SOLAR
15
COM
RED
GRN
21 MM560 Installation Instructions
7
BLK
Secure with terminal screws.
Plug in transformer to power outlet. (Use of a surge protector is
highly recommended. If outdoors use weatherproof box.)
PWR IN
BLU
SLAVE CABLE
3
D
POWER
INPUTS
K
BL
RE
ALM
GTO RCVR.
GTO 18VOLT
TRANSFORMER
OR SOLAR
N
GR
CHARGING
2
S4
WHT
RECEIVER
OSE
CL GE
ED
N
OPE
GE
ED
10”
MAX
OW
AD
SH
ON
ON
LEARN
PUSH
SIMULT. MAST LIMIT
ON
S2
ON
IT
EX
LEARN
SLV LIMIT
E
CL
CY
TY
FE
SA
DIAG
PORT
M
CONTROL INPUTS
M
CO
CONTROL
OUTPUTS
BL
CO
LOCK
PWR
K
STALL FORCE
D
RE
120 MIN
ORG
AUTO CLOSE TIME
N
BR
SOFT START OFF
WARNING OFF
OPEN
PULL
SLV OPEN DLY.
MODE1
OFF
MODE2
OFF
T
WH
U
BL
OFF
MASTER CABLE
N
GR
POWER
INPUTS
GTO 18VOLT
TRANSFORMER
OR SOLAR
K
BL
Control Box Installation
Receiver Installation
1
2
W
W
’
10
x
Ma
Install Receiver within 10 ft of control box (longer lengths
available - call us). NOTE: NEVER splice receiver cable. DO
NOT run cable through metal conduit because the receiver
signal range will decrease. DO NOT run cable through conduit
containing AC wire. DO NOT place receiver within 3 feet of AC
power.
Check Receiver/Remote signal reception in mounted position/OK—
secure Receiver in position to fence or post. NOTE: If mounting
on metal fence, mount receiver on a piece of wood. Mounting the
receiver on metal can cause interference and the receiver may not
work properly. DO NOT mount upside down.
Tips
1. Mount the receiver high and above any obstructions; fence
pickets, column caps, etc.
2. If radio control seems limited try moving the receiver 1-2 feet
in each direction to reduce radio noise “dead spots”.
NOTE: Once you have completed the installation, you may need to relocate the receiver to get better distance.
Consider the following when mounting the receiver:
• Standard receiver cable length is 10 feet (receivers with a longer cable are available as special
order items; call the Mighty Mule Sales Department). NEVER splice receiver cable!
• Run the cable through PVC conduit to protect it from damage.
• DO NOT run cable through conduit containing AC wire.
• DO NOT place receiver within 3 feet of AC power.
• DO NOT coil excess cable or store it in the control box.
• Do not mount upside down.
• The receiver range can vary depending upon weather, topography, and external interference.
MM560 Installation Instructions
22
Solar Panel Installation
(Optional)
The table and map illustrate the
maximum number of gate cycles to
expect per day in a particular area when
using from 5 to 30 watts of solar
charging power, prior to the battery
depleting to a state where the unit will
not function (see accessory pages in
back of this book). The figures shown
are for winter (minimum sunlight) and
do not account for the use of any
accessory items. Accessories connected to your system
will draw additional power from the battery.
Winter Ratings
Zone 1
12 v single gate ( 5 watts) solar charger
12 v single gate (10 watts) solar charger
12 v single gate (15 watts) solar charger
12 v single gate (20 watts) solar charger
12 v single gate (25 watts) solar charger
12 v single gate (30 watts) solar charger
Zone 2
Zone 3
8
16
20
28
36
44
13
26
30
38
46
54
4
8
11
14
17
20
NOTE: A minimum of 5 watts of solar charging power is
required for Mighty Mule single gate systems, with a maximum
of 30 watts. A second battery 12V 7Ah, tractor, automotive or
deep cycle marine battery is recommended for solar and/or high
traffic applications, if needed. See Solar Panel Installation
Instructions for further information.
IMPORTANT: Mount the panel using
the curved pipe provided to maintain
the proper angle to the sun.
GTO
TRANSF
POWER
INPUTS
15
FUSE
AUX
RLY
PWR IN
PWR
LOCK
CONTROL
INPUTS
GTO
LOCK
CHARGING
2
18 VAC
or
SOLAR
1
IMPORTANT: Requires 8 hours
of direct sunlight a day.
AUX
1
5
6
D
7
BATT+
4
N
ORG
BR
BATT-
3
U
BL
SLAVE CABLE
2
GRN
T
WH
RE
K
BL
2
3
4
ON
BL
MAX
LEARN RMT
STATUS
DIAG
PORT
S3
LEARN
SLV LIMIT
OW
AD
S4
SH
ON
ON
LEARN
PUSH
SIMULT. MAST LIMIT
ON
S2
ON
IT
EX
CONTROL INPUTS
M
CO
M
CO
E
CL
CY
TY
FE
SA
RECEIVER
OSE
CL GE
ED
N
OPE
GE
ED
N
GR
K
BL
D
RE
ALM
GTO RCVR.
10”
120 MIN
K
STALL FORCE
D
RE
1
N
BR
ORG
OFF
U
BL
AUTO CLOSE TIME
T
WH
SOFT START OFF
WARNING OFF
OPEN
PULL
SLV OPEN DLY.
MODE1
OFF
MODE2
OFF
MASTER CABLE
GRN
Toward
Equator
The solar panel must be positioned facing the path of the sun
and in an open area away from shade. It should receive at least 8
hours of direct sunlight for a full charge.
23 MM560 Installation Instructions
Feed 10” of wire from solar panel into box through the predrilled hole in the bottom of the control box.
Solar Panel Installation
GTO 18VOLT
TRANSFORMER
OR SOLAR
4
POWER
INPUTS
3
POWER
INPUTS
GTO 18VOLT
TRANSFORMER
OR SOLAR
AUX
RLY
PWR IN
4
BRN
5
ORG
1
6
SLAVE CABLE
3
POWER
INPUTS
RED
BLK
WHT
GRN
BLU
4
RED
BRN
5
BRN
BLK
BLK
ORG
Insert wires from the solar panel into the 18V Power Input terminal. The 18V Power Input terminals are not polarized, so the
wires can be connected regardless of polarity or color.
Secure with terminal screws.
Wrong
Wrong
SLAVE CABLE
ORG
3
BRN
WHT BLUE
BLU
MASTER CABLE
AUX
RLY
CONTROL
OUTPUTS
LOCK
PWR
WHT
2
Correct
GRN
GRN
7
GTO 18VOLT
TRANSFORMER
OR SOLAR
BLU
CHARGING
2
WHT
CONTROL
OUTPUTS
LOCK
PWR
AUX
RLY
CONTROL
OUTPUTS
LOCK
PWR
1
GRN
Multiple Panel Installations
NOTE: If using multiple panels,
wire in parallel as shown in diagram
to right. All connections should be
weatherproofed using weatherproof
splice kits available at hardware and
electrical supply stores.
Solar Panels connect in PARALLEL
RED
BLACK
RED
BLACK
attach BLACK wire to Power Input terminal on control board
attach RED wire to Power Input terminal on control board
MM560 Installation Instructions
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Control Box Settings
DIP Switches
IMPORTANT: Before making any changes to dip switches turn control box off!
DIP#1
ON**___Soft start enabled (factory preset).
OFF __Soft start disabled.
15
DIP#2
ON**___Buzzer warning enabled (factory preset).
OFF __ Buzzer warning disabled.
DIP#3
ON*___Push-to-open.
OFF*__Pull-to-open (factory preset).
1 2 3 4
ON
1 2 3 4
DIP#4
ON*___Slave opens simultaneously with master.
OFF*__Slave opens after master. (factory preset).
NOTE: Not applicable for single gate operator.
*factory
presets shown
DIP Switch #1 - Soft Start/Stop
The soft start/stop feature slowly starts the gate as it
begins to open or close and slows the gate as it comes
to the opened or closed position. This saves wear and
tear on the gate and gate opener system.
DIP Switch #2 - Warning Buzzer
The warning buzzer alerts you when the gate opener
is beginning to either open or close the gate. It sounds
for the first 2 seconds in each direction. It also sounds
a warning when the gate obstructs two times in one
cycle. Switching this to OFF only disables the open
and close warning not the obstruction warning.
DIP Switch #3 - Push/Pull-to-Open
If your gate opens into the property the DIP Switch is
set to the OFF position (factory setting). If your gate
opens out from the property the DIP Switch must be
set to the ON position. NOTE: if you have a Push-toOpen gate application you will need a Push-to-Open
bracket (see Push-to-Open Instructions on page 16).
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DIP Switch #4 Not applicable for single gate operator.
Control Box Settings
Setting Pull-to-Open (Closed) Gate Limit
(for push-to-open go to pg. 27)
2
1
2
NOTE: If the unit does not
respond to the transmitter see
“setting personal transmitter
code” page 29
15
3
1
ON
With gate in OPEN position, turn control box power ON.
3
Press button on opener remote; gate should start closing. Press button
on opener remote again when gate is in desired CLOSED position.
NOTE: if the gate stops and reverses see “setting obstruction stall
force” page 28.
4
15
OFF
120
MODE1
MODE2
OFF
OFF
MIN
MAX
ON
OFF
OFF
PULL
DLY.
1 2 3 4
SOFT START
WARNING
OPEN
SLV OPEN
ON
ON
PUSH
SIMULT.
ON
ON
2
S3
LEARN
MAST LIMIT
S2
LEARN
SLV LIMIT
1
S4
Press and hold the “ LEARN MAST LIMIT” button for 5 seconds,
or until the alarm sounds.
Press button on opener remote to fully open gate. Closed limit is
set upon reaching fully open position. Test and, if needed, reset
and start over.
Resetting Closed Gate Limit
6
5
15
LEARN RMT
OFF
MODE1
MODE2
120
OFF
OFF
PULL
DLY.
OFF
OFF
MIN
MAX
ON
SOFT START
WARNING
OPEN
SLV OPEN
1 2 3 4
2
ON
ON
PUSH
SIMULT.
ON
ON
S3
LEARN
MAST LIMIT
S2
LEARN
SLV LIMIT
1
Press button on opener remote to open gate.
S4
Press and hold the “LEARN MAST LIMIT” button for
10 seconds, or until the alarm sounds to clear. Go back to the
setting closed limit steps on the top of this page.
MM560 Installation Instructions
26
Control Box Settings
Setting Push-to-Open (Open) Gate Limit
2
POWER
INPUTS
1
(for pull-to-open go to pg. 26)
AUX
RLY
CONTROL
OUTPUTS
LOCK
PWR
1
GRN
PWR IN
3
4
BRN
5
ORG
6
SLAVE CABLE
BLU
CHARGING
2
WHT
3
7
15
FUSE
RED
BLK
GRN
BATT-
BLU
BRN
ORG
RED
BATT+
MASTER CABLE
WHT
BLK
COM
120
STALL FORCE
MIN
1 2 3 4
ON
MAX
STATUS
S3
S2
LEARN RMT
S4
LEARN
SLV LIMIT
ALM
LEARN
MAST LIMIT
BLK
RED
ON
ON
PUSH
SIMULT.
ON
ON
RECEIVER
GTO RCVR.
GRN
2
AUTO CLOSE TIME
OFF
OFF
OFF
SOFT START OFF
WARNING
OFF
OPEN
PULL
SLV OPEN DLY.
CONTROL INPUTS
EXIT
CLOSE
EDGE
OPEN
EDGE
MODE1
MODE2
COM
CYCLE
SAFETY
SHADOW
ON
1
With gate in CLOSED position, turn control box power switch
to ON.
Press button on opener remote; gate should start opening. Press button on opener remote again when gate is in desired OPEN position.
NOTE: if the gate stops and reverses see “setting obstruction stall
force” page 28.
3
4
AUX
2
1515
FUSE
FUSE
BATT+
BATT+
BATTBATT-
RED
BLK
MASTER
CABLE
MASTER
CABLE
ORG
RED
3 3 4 4 5 5 6 6 7 7
BLK
COM
STATUS
STATUS
S4
S4
ALM ALM
LEARN
LEARN
SLV LIMIT
SLV LIMIT
RED
BLK
RED
RECEIVER
RECEIVER
GTO GTO
RCVR.RCVR.
BLK
GRN
LEARN
SLV LIMIT
ON
CLOSE
OPEN
CLOSE
EDGE
EDGE
OPEN
GRN
EDGE
1 2 3 4
SHADOW
EXIT
EDGE
SHADOW
S2
ON
LEARN
MAST LIMIT
ON
ON
1 2 3 4
SAFETY
CYCLE
EXIT
SAFETY
AUTO CLOSE TIME STALL FORCE
AUTO CLOSE TIME STALL FORCE
COM
CYCLE
LEARN RMT
LEARN RMT
120 MIN
MAX
OFF
OFF
120 MIN
MAX
S3
ON
SOFT START OFF
S3
SOFTWARNING
START OFF OFF
ON ON
WARNING
ON PUSH
LEARN
OPEN OFF PULL
OPENSLV OPEN
PULL DLY.
PUSH SIMULT.LEARN
MAST LIMIT
SLV OPEN DLY.
SIMULT. MAST LIMIT
ON
MODE1
OFF
S2
MODE1
OFF
ON
S2
ON
MODE2
OFF
MODE2
OFF
ON
S3
COM
COM
CONTROL
INPUTS
CONTROL
INPUTS
ON
ON
ON
PUSH
SIMULT.
SLAVE
SLAVECABLE
CABLE
BRN
ORG
2 2
BLU
BRN
1 1
WHT
BLU
CONTROL
CONTROL
INPUTS
OUTPUTS
PWR
PWR
LOCK
AUX
LOCK AUX
RLY
RLY
GTO
LOCK
GRN
GRN
WHT
LEARN RMT
POWER
INPUTS
GTO
TRANSF
POWER
INPUTS
18 VAC
or
SOLAR
GRN
GRN
WHT
WHT
BLU
BLU
BRN
BRN
ORG
ORG
RED
RED
BLK
BLK
MAX
NOTE: If the unit does not
respond to the transmitter see
“setting personal transmitter
code” page 29
1
S4
Press and hold the “LEARN MASTER LIMIT” button for 5
seconds, or until the alarm sounds.
Press button on opener remote to fully close gate. Open limit is
set upon reaching the fully closed limit. Test and, if needed reset
and start over.
Resetting Open Gate Limit
5
6
LOCK
PWR
AUX
AUX
RLY
CONTROL
INPUTS
GTO
LOCK
GTO
TRANSF
POWER
INPUTS
18 VAC
or
SOLAR
3
1
GRN
2
WHT
3
4
BRN
5
ORG
6
SLAVE CABLE
BLU
15
FUSE
7
2
RED
BLK
GRN
BRN
RED
AUTO CLOSE TIME
STALL FORCE
1 2 3 4
ON
STATUS
S3
S2
S4
LEARN RMT
LEARN
SLV LIMIT
LEARN
MAST LIMIT
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MAX
BLK
RED
ON
ON
PUSH
SIMULT.
ON
ON
Press button on opener remote to close gate.
MIN
GRN
ALM
1
120
CLOSE
EDGE
OPEN
EDGE
OFF
OFF
EXIT
SHADOW
RECEIVER
S2
OFF
LEARN
MAST LIMIT
SOFT START OFF
WARNING
OFF
OPEN
PULL
SLV OPEN DLY.
SAFETY
MODE1
MODE2
COM
CYCLE
GTO RCVR.
ON
ON
ORG
BLK
S3
COM
CONTROL INPUTS
ON
ON
ON
PUSH
SIMULT.
BATT+
BLU
MAX
BATT-
MASTER CABLE
WHT
LEARN RMT
LEARN
SLV LIMIT
S4
Hold the “LEARN MASTER LIMIT” button for 10 seconds,
or until the alarm sounds to clear. Go back to setting open gate
limit step 1 at the top of this page.
Control Box Settings
Setting Dual Sense Detection
1
Do not use the Dual Sense Stall Force adjustment to compensate for a gate
that is sticking or binding. Excessive Stall Force may cause damage to the
gate operator or gate system or Injury or Death.
120
OFF
OFF
PULL
DLY.
OFF
OFF
AUTO CLOSE TIME
SOFT START
WARNING
OPEN
SLV OPEN
MODE1
MODE2
15
The Stall Force adjustment controls the amount of force the opener will apply
against an obstruction before it stops and reverses direction. The adjustment
on the control board operates like a volume control on a radio. It controls the
amount of force the opener will apply to an obstruction before it automatically
reverses direction.
STALL FORCE
MIN
The Stall Force adjustment is located on the control board. Turn the “STALL
FORCE” arrow in the center of the potentiometer with small flat head screwdriver. Adjust the sensitivity from the MINIMUM position up to the point
where the gate operates without obstructing from its own weight or the wind
conditions in your area.
1 2 3 4
ON
MAX
ON
ON
PUSH
SIMULT.
ON
ON
STATUS
LEARN RMT
LEARN
MAST LIMIT
LEARN
SLV LIMIT
NOTE: You may need to increase the stall force in cold weather due to
increased resistance from gate hinges. However, the adjustment must remain
as near to minimum as possible and when the weather improves decrease the
setting to the appropriate position.
CAUTION
For safety reason the Dual Sense Stall Force setting on the Mighty Mule control board comes from the factory set at
MIN (minimum). This setting may need adjustment depending on the size and weight of the gate.
ALWAYS KEEP SAFETY AT THE TOP OF YOUR LIST WHEN ADJUSTING OR SERVICING YOUR GATE SYSTEM.
Setting Auto Close Timer
1
Turn the “AUTO CLOSE TIME” arrow in the center of the potentiometer with small flat head screwdriver. Turning the pot all the way
counter-clockwise will turn the auto close feature off. The minimum
auto close time is 3 seconds. The maximum (turn the pot all the way
clockwise) auto close time is 120 seconds.
GTO
TRANSF
POWER
INPUTS
15
FUSE
PWR IN
GTO
LOCK
AUX
RLY
CHARGING
PWR
LOCK
CONTROL
INPUTS
18 VAC
or
SOLAR
AUX
1
2
4
BATT+
BATT-
3
BLU
5
SLAVE CABLE
GRN
T
WH
BRN
6
G
OR
7
RED
BLK
STALL FORCE
1
2
3
RED
4
ON
STATUS
S2
LEARN
SLV LIMIT
S3
LEARN
MAST LIMIT
LEARN RMT
S4
DOW
RECEIVER
SE
CLO E
EDG
EN
OP E
EDG
MAX
CONTROL INPUTS
T
EXI
ON
ON
PUSH
SIMULT.
ON
ON
BLK
LE
CYC
ETY
SHA
120 MIN
BRN
G
OR
COM
SAF
AUTO CLOSE TIME
BLU
SOFT START OFF
WARNING OFF
OPEN
PULL
SLV OPEN DLY.
MODE1
OFF
MODE2
OFF
T
WH
OFF
MASTER CABLE
GRN
COM
BLK
AUTO CLOSE TIME
120
OFF
OFF
PULL
DLY.
OFF
OFF
STALL FORCE
MIN
1 2 3 4
OFF
SOFT START
WARNING
OPEN
SLV OPEN
MODE1
MODE2
RED
ALM
GTO RCVR.
GRN
MM560 Installation Instructions
28
Control Box Settings
Setting Personal Transmitter Code
All Mighty Mule transmitters are set to a standard code at the factory and are ready to operate your Mighty Mule
gate opener..
For your safety and security, however, we strongly recommend that you replace the factory setting with your own
personal code. Follow the directions below:
1
2
1
Remove back cover of the opener remote.
3
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Flip opener remote over. Use small screwdriver to move switches to random positions. If you have more than one transmitter,
now is a good time to set them all with the same code.
4
GTO
TRANSF
POWER
INPUTS
15
FUSE
PWR IN
GTO
LOCK
AUX
RLY
CHARGING
PWR
LOCK
CONTROL
INPUTS
18 VAC
or
SOLAR
AUX
1
2
4
BATT+
BATT-
3
BLU
5
SLAVE CABLE
GRN
T
WH
BRN
6
G
OR
7
RED
BLK
AUTO CLOSE TIME
MASTER CABLE
3
4
ON
S2
LEARN
SLV LIMIT
S3
LEARN
MAST LIMIT
LEARN RMT
STATUS
S4
RECEIVER
LEARN RMT
BLK
RED
ALM
GTO RCVR.
GRN
120
OFF
OFF
MAX
ON
29 MM560 Installation Instructions
MODE1
MODE2
OFF
OFF
PULL
DLY.
MIN
1 2 3 4
SOFT START
WARNING
OPEN
SLV OPEN
Replace and secure back cover of the opener remote.
STALL FORCE
STATUS
DOW
SE
CLO E
EDG
EN
OP E
EDG
MAX
T
EXI
CONTROL INPUTS
LE
CYC
ETY
ON
ON
PUSH
SIMULT.
ON
ON
BLK
COM
SHA
120 MIN
RED
STALL FORCE
BRN
G
OR
COM
SAF
2
BLU
SOFT START OFF
WARNING OFF
OPEN
PULL
SLV OPEN DLY.
MODE1
OFF
MODE2
OFF
T
WH
1
GRN
OFF
AUTO CLOSE TIME
ON
ON
PUSH
SIMULT.
ON
ON
S3
LEARN
MAST LIMIT
S2
Go to control box. Press and hold the remote and “LEARN RMT”
buttons simultaneously for 5 seconds or until the alarm sounds.
5
6
GTO
TRANSF
POWER
INPUTS
15
15
FUSE
PWR IN
GTO
LOCK
AUX
RLY
CHARGING
PWR
LOCK
CONTROL
INPUTS
18 VAC
or
SOLAR
AUX
1
2
4
BATT+
BATT-
3
BLU
5
SLAVE CABLE
GRN
T
WH
BRN
6
G
OR
7
RED
BLK
120 MIN
1
2
3
RED
4
ON
S3
LEARN
MAST LIMIT
LEARN RMT
STALL FORCE
S2
AUTO CLOSE TIME
LEARN
SLV LIMIT
S4
RECEIVER
BLK
RED
STATUS
ALM
GTO RCVR.
GRN
STATUS
DOW
SE
CLO E
EDG
EN
OP E
EDG
MAX
T
EXI
CONTROL INPUTS
LE
CYC
ETY
ON
ON
PUSH
SIMULT.
ON
ON
BLK
COM
SHA
STALL FORCE
SOFT START OFF
WARNING OFF
OPEN
PULL
SLV OPEN DLY.
MODE1
OFF
MODE2
OFF
BRN
G
OR
COM
SAF
OFF
T
WH
BLU
AUTO CLOSE TIME
MASTER CABLE
GRN
LEARN RMT
OFF
MODE1
MODE2
OFF
OFF
PULL
DLY.
MAX
ON
SOFT START
WARNING
OPEN
SLV OPEN
MIN
1 2 3 4
1
120
OFF
OFF
ON
ON
PUSH
SIMULT.
2
S3
LEARN
MAST LIMIT
ON
ON
S2
Release the remote button, then release the “LEARN RMT”
button. The new code is now programmed. Fill in boxes below
with your transmiter code for your records.
Example
1
2
3
4
5
6
Replace control box cover.
Fill In Code For Your Records
7
8
9
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
WARNING: Changes, modifications or adjustments not expressly
approved by GTO Access Systems, LLC could void the user’s authority
to operate this equipment. There Are No User Serviceable Parts.
NOTICE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 the FCC. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against
harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
—Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
—Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
—Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
—Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any
interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
CONNECTING ADDITIONAL DEVICES
Mighty Mule strongly recommends the use of additional obstruction detection devices however we do not
endorse any specific brand names. Only use products that are listed to be in compliance with any applicable
UL safety standards and national and regional codes.
PLEASE NOTE: Contact sensors, non-contact sensors, shadow loops, etc. are not included with the Mighty
Mule. Refer to the sensor manufacturer’s instructions for information about installing accessory devices.
The Mighty Mule ONLY accepts accessory devices with normally open dry contact outputs.
WARNING
Make sure the operator power switch is turned OFF before connecting ANY
device wiring to the terminals of the controller. Unplugging the transformer
does not turn power to the operator off.
MM560 Installation Instructions
30
6
ABLE
5
ORG
RED
7
Connecting Additional Devices
BLK
Input Connections
BRN
ORG
1COM: Circuit common (reference for all logic input)
• Two (2) terminals to provide extra common connection point.
2CYCLE: (Typically for use with doorbell button or hardwired key pad)
• Each activation at this input will cycle the operation as follows:
….→ OPEN → STOP → CLOSE → STOP → OPEN → …
RED
BLK
1
COM
5
6
CLOSE
EDGE
OPEN
EDGE
6 CLOSE EDGE: (Typically for use with safety edge device)
• Activation of this input while the gate is closing will cause the gate to stop and reverse direction for approximately 2 seconds.
• Activation of this input while the gate is opening has no effect (gate will continue to open).
• Activation of this input while gate is idle will prevent gate from closing.
7 OPEN EDGE: (Typically for use with safety edge device)
• Activation of this input while the gate is opening will cause the gate to stop and reverse direction for approximately 2 seconds.
• Activation of this input while the gate is closing has no effect (gate will continue to close).
• Activation of this input while gate is idle will prevent gate from opening.
BLK
RED
ALM
5SHADOW: (Typically for use with loop detector device)
• This input is only monitored when the gate is at the fully open
position. At any other position, activation of this input has no effect on gate operation.
• Activation of this input while gate at the fully open position will
prevent gate from closing.
GRN
RECEIVER
GTO RCVR.
4EXIT: (Typically for use with exit loop or wand)
• Activation of this input will open the gate if it’s not already at the
7
open position
• Activation of this input while at open limit will restart the auto close time
(if enabled).
NOTE: if the contact (activation) is maintained it will hold the gate in the fully open position.
SHADOW
CONTROL INPUTS
COM
3SAFETY: (Typically for use with photo beam device, loop detector
2
or other non-contact sensors)
CYCLE
• Activation of this input while the gate is closing will cause the gate to SAFETY
3
stop and return to the opened position.
• Activation of this input while the gate is opening has no effect (gate EXIT
4
will continue to open).
• Activation of this input while gate is idle will prevent gate from closing.
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MASTER CABLE
GRN
NOTE:
• All control inputs are dry-contact, normally open, inputs. DO NOT apply external voltage sources to these inputs.
WHT
• All inputs are connected with respect to COMMON terminal.
• The status light will blink once when its corresponding input is activated.
BLU
Connecting Additional Devices
Connecting Accessories
CONTROL INPUTS
6
7
RED
BLK
ALM
CLOSE
EDGE
OPEN
EDGE
SHADOW
5
RECEIVER
GRN
4
3
SAFETY
CYCLE
2
COM
COM
BLK
RED
ORG
BRN
BLU
WHT
GRN
1
EXIT
MASTER OPERATOR
GTO RCVR.
6
7
According to
Application
1
Edge Sensor
3
1
1
GTO Photo Beams
2
Push Button Control
1
4
Vehicle Sensor
Refer to Vehicle Sensor
manual for additional
connections.
1
4
GHI
7
PRS
2
ABC
5
JKL
8
TUV
3
DEF
6
MNO
9
WXY
0
1
2
Keypad
NOTE: Connections are for typical
applications. There may be additional
connection options for applications that
are not illustrated here.
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32
Connecting Additional Devices
Connecting GTO Automatic Lock
CONTROL
OUTPUTS
G TO
LO C
POWER
INPUTS
K
LOCK
PWR
AUX
RLY
GTO 18VOLT
TRANSFORMER
OR SOLAR
Wire from
Automatic
GTO Lock
GTO Lock:
For use exclusively with GTO Lock (FM143 or FM144).
Connecting other devices to these terminals may cause incorrect
operation and void your warranty. You do not use the lock board
with this control board.
GTO Lock Connection:
Connect the red and black leads from the lock to the “LOCK
PWR” inputs on the opener control board.
Connecting Other Auxiliary Devices (Mag Locks, Sirens, Lights. . .}
• These 2 terminals are normally open 'dry-contact' (no voltage) relay ouput.
• These 2 terminals are ON (shorted) whenever the gate is moving and OFF (opened) otherwise.
• These 2 terminals maximum rating is 24Vdc, 1 Amp.
Maintenance & Troubleshooting
Maintenance Tips
Monthly, test the obstruction and entrapment protection systems.
Monthly, service the gate operator (make sure the power switch is OFF). Clean extended operator arm with a soft, dry clean cloth. After
cleaning, apply a high quality silicon spray to a soft dry cloth and wipe the push/pull tube. DO NOT directly spray the tube!
On all gates weighing 250 lb. or more, routinely grease the ball bearing hinges at least 4 times a year; more frequently if the gates are
near a coastal area.
Monthly, turn off the power switch and disconnect the Mighty Mule and move the gate to make sure the gate is moving freely without
sticking or binding. Lubricate the hinges or repair the gate as required before reattaching the Mighty Mule.
Monthly, check the gate system for potentially entrapments from new landscaping or construction. Eliminate or guard as required.
Monthly, check that the warning signs are mounted on each side of the gate and clearly visible. Replace the signs if they are missing or
damaged.
Replace batteries every 2-3 years and properly recycle old batteries.
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Troubleshooting Guide
If your gate opener does not function properly after it is installed, use this guide before calling the GTO Service Department.
VOLTAGE READINGS
18 Vac Transformer.............................................................................................18.0 to 22.0 Vac, 2200 mA
5 W Solar panel (single).....................................................................................18.0 to 22.0 Vdc, 300 mA
* measure voltage at panel and control box, in full sun; this will increase by approximately 300mA for
each additional solar panel.
Two 12 V, 7 amp hour Batteries......................................................................12.5 to 13.5 Vdc 7.0 Ah
*measure voltage at battery terminals with battery disconnected from circuit board
Charging circuit ..................................................................................................13.3 to 14.8 Vdc
*measure voltage at battery terminals with battery connected to circuit board and GREEN "POWER IN"
LED is ON.
Audible Feedback
Indication
Possible Diagnosis
1 short beep upon activation Blown Fuse
Low or Bad Battery
Loose Battery Connection
A series of beeps that stop Circuit Board Powered Up &
and do not repeat after
Ready
power-up
Continuous Uninterrupted
Alarm
Circuit Board Senses an
Obstruction
1 beep with 10 seconds off
Low Battery Condition
1 beep then 2 beeps, then
pause and repeats
Master Motor Terminals
Shorted
1 beep then 3 beeps, then
pause and repeats
Second Motor Terminals
Shorted
1 beep with 2 seconds, then Master Arm Limit Switch
pause and repeats
Error
3 beeps with 2 seconds, then Master Arm Rev Counter
pause and repeats
Error
Check
•Fuse
• Battery Under Load
• Battery Harness Connections
• Normal Operation
•
•
•
•
Path of Gate
Gate for Level and Plumb
Stall Force Adjustment
For diagnostic purposes, temporarily disconnect the
external obstruction detection devices
• Rev Counter
•Fuses
• Battery Harness Connections
• Battery Under Load
• Connections to Master Inputs
• Master Arm Power Cable
•Motor
• Circuit Board
• Connections to Second Inputs
• Second Arm Power Cable
•Motor
• Circuit Board
• Connections to Master Inputs
• Master Arm Power Cable
• Connections to Master Inputs
• Master Arm Power Cable
• Rev Counter
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Visual Feedback
Indication
Possible Diagnosis Check
Status (clear) 1 blink
Cycle Terminal ShortedDisconnect the push button, keypad, intercom keypad, or any other accessory
wired to this terminal. Try the remote. If the remote works, then the problem
is the accessory.
Status (clear) 2 blinks Safety Terminal
Disconnect the loop detector, photo beam, or any other accessory wired to this
Shorted
terminal. Try the remote. If the remote works, the problem is the accessory.
Status (clear) 3 blinks Exit Terminal Shorted Disconnect exit wand, loop detector, photo beam, Knox box, or any other
accessory wired to this terminal. Try remote. If the remote works, the
problem is the accessory.
Status (clear) 4 blinks Shadow Terminal
Disconnect the loop detector, photo beam, or any other accessory wired to this
Shorted
terminal. Try remote. If the remote works, the problem is the accessory.
Status (clear) 5 blinks Close Edge Terminal Disconnect the edge sensor, photo beam, or any other accessory wired to this
Shorted
terminal. Try the remote. If the remote works, the problem is the accessory.
Status (clear) 6 blinks Open Edge Terminal
Shorted
Disconnect edge sensor, photo beam, or any other accessory wired to this
terminal. Try the remote. If the remote works, the problem is the accessory.
RF (yellow) Flickers
Receiving 318 MHz
RF
Normal operation when remote or wireless keypad is used.
RF (yellow) does not
flash when remote is
pressed
No 318 MHz RF
Received
Power (green) ON
AC or Solar Power
Normal Operation
Present
No AC or Solar Power Transformer:
• Breaker or GFI
• Power at AC outlet.
• Output of Transformer.
• Voltage on wire at 18 VAC Input
Solar:
•Weather
• Solar Panel Placement
• Output of Solar Panel
• Voltage on wire at Solar Input
Power (green) OFF
•
•
•
•
Battery in Remote
Program Remote
Antenna Receiver Connections
Antenna Receiver
Charge (red) ON or
FLASH
Unit in fast, soak or
float charge
Battery voltage increasing slowly or stead at aprox 13.8 -14.1. Normal
condition.
Charge (red) OFF
Battery Not Being
Charged
AC power
Transformer
Solar Panel
Charging Circuit
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Battery/Power Troubleshooting
RED LED
AUTO CLOSE TIME
FUSE
15
STALL FORCE
STATUS
BATT+
CHARGING
LEARN RMT
BATT-
OFF
120
MAX
ON
MODE1
MODE2
1 2 3 4
SOFT START OFF
WARNING
OFF
OPEN
PULL
2ND OPEN DLY.
POWER IN
MIN
OFF
OFF
ON
ON
PUSH
SIMULT.
S3
LEARN
MAST LIMIT
ON
ON
S2
CHARGING
LEARN
2ND LIMIT
POWER IN
S4
DIAG
PORT
GREEN LED
CONTROL OUTPUTS
RECEIVER
2ND OPERATOR
POWER IN LED
ON
ON
ON
OFF
OFF
OFF
CHARGING LED
Steady ON
Blinking
OFF
OFF
Blinking
Steady ON
BLK
RED
GRN
EXIT
ALM
CLOSE
EDGE
OPEN
EDGE
SHADOW
COM
CYCLE
SAFETY
BLK
COM
RED
ORG
BRN
7
BLU
6
GRN
5
BLK
4
RED
3
ORG
2
GRN
1
GTO 18 VOLT
TRANSF. OR
SOLAR PANEL
CONTROL INPUTS
MASTER OPERATOR
WHT
AUX
RLY
BRN
PWR
BLU
LOCK
WHT
POWER
INPUT
GTO RCVR.
Battery Charging
Battery Fully Charged
Test charging circuit, check battery
No AC/Solar Power, check battery
Check battery, incoming AC transformer or solar
Test charging circuit and check incoming AC transformer or solar and check battery
Repair Service
If your Gate Operator is not operating properly, please follow the steps below:
1. First use the procedures found in the Troubleshooting Guide (see page 25).
2. Use the 24/7 Troubleshooting Wizard at http://support.gtoinc.com.
3. If you are unable to solve the problem, call the GTO Service Department at (800) 543-1236, or (850) 5754144. Refer to the serial number (located on the right side of the control box) and date of purchase when
calling for assistance.
4. If repair or replacement of your gate operator is necessary, the Service Department will assign a Return
Goods Authorization (RGA) number to you.
5. Securely pack the component(s) authorized for return to the factory. Include a copy of your sales receipt
for the purchase of the product(s). Write the RGA number issued to you on the outside of the package in
LARGE BOLD PRINT.
Ship the package(s) freight prepaid to: GTO, 3121 Hartsfield Road, Tallahassee, Florida, USA 32303.
NOTE: Products returned to GTO without a Return Goods Authorization (RGA) number in LARGE
BOLD PRINT on the outside of the package WILL NOT be accepted. Also, items returned to GTO
freight collect WILL NOT be accepted.
GTO Technical Service and Installation Assistance
8:00am–7:00pm • Monday–Friday (EST)
Toll Free Support: 800-543-1236 • Fax: 850-575-8950
24/7 Troubleshooting Wizard: http://support.gtoinc.com
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Conversion Chart
Converting Metric Units to English Equivalents
When You Know
Multiply By
To Find
Symbol
centimeters
meters
kilograms
0.3937
3.2808
2.2046
inches
feet
pounds
in. (or ")
ft. (or ')
lb. (or #)
Converting English Units to Metric Equivalents
When You Know
Multiply By
To Find
inches
feet
pounds
2.5400 centimeterscm
0.3048meters m
0.4535 kilogramskg
Converting Temperature
deg. Celsius
deg. Fahrenheit
(ºC x 1.8) + 32 deg. Fahrenheit
(ºF-32) ÷ 1.8 deg. Celsius
Symbol
ºF
ºC
For Your Records
Please record the product serial number (located on the right hand side of the control box), and the date and place
of purchase in the spaces provided below. Refer to this information when calling GTO for service or assistance
with your automatic gate opener.
Serial Number ____________________ Date of Purchase ____________________
Place of Purchase ____________________
Remember to keep all receipts for proof of purchase.
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ACCESSORIES
Accessories are Available From Your Retail Store
Solar Panel (FM121)
The Solar Panel is a 5 watt solar powered battery charger for use with the FM500 & MM560 gate
operator systems. Particularly suited for remote installations, each Solar Panel comes with tubular
steel support, mounting clips, wire connectors, and 8 ft. of low voltage wire (see Low Voltage Wire
for additional wire). The Mighty Mule® control board has clearly labeled terminal connections for
easy installation of the Solar Panel. Installation in some regions of the world will require multiple
solar panels for adequate charging power. Dual gates require a minimum of 10 watts of solar charging
power. (10 watt solar panels are available)
Push Button Control (FM132)
Unlit doorbell button for remote entry or exit control. Wires directly to the control board and uses 16
gauge multi-stranded, dual conductor low voltage wire (sold separately).
Pin Lock (FM133)
The Pin Lock substitutes for the clevis pin at the front end of the Mighty Mule® gate openers. Helps
prevent theft of the operator from the gate, while allowing quick release of the operator.
Key Chain Two Button Transmitter (FM134)
The Key Chain Mini Transmitter is a two button version of the Mighty Mule® entry transmitter and
has the same adjustable code settings. (battery is included)
Single Button Transmitter (FM135)
The Mighty Mule® entry transmitter, with adjustable code settings, is standard equipment with all
Mighty Mule® systems. (battery is included)
1
4
GHI
7
PRS
2
3
ABC
5
JKL
Digital Keypad (FM137)
The specially designed digital keypad can be easily installed as a wireless or wired keypad. It can be
programmed to use up to 25 different personal identification number (PIN) codes. Each code is face
programmable with additional security features built in. Wired installations require 16 gauge, low
voltage, multi-stranded, dual conductor, direct burial wire (sold separately). Requires 3 AA batteries
(not included).
DEF
6
MNO
8
9
TUV
WXY
0
Mounting Post (FM100) - In Ground
This black powder coated pedestal is designed to provide convenient access to your keypad, wireless
intercom, or other access control device from your vehicle. With its break down design it is easy to
install and works well in most standard applications. Surface Mount Flanges (F102) and Extensions
(F103) for added height are available.
Mighty Mule® Vehicle Sensor (FM138)
The Gate Opening Sensor is designed for residential and agricultural applications and is compatible
with most Mighty Mule® automatic gate opener models (see Sensor Box for model compatibility).
The Sensor is an electromagnetic sensor, which offers 'hands free' operation of the Mighty Mule®
Gate Operator with a 12 ft. radius of detection of vehicles in motion.
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Automatic Gate Lock (FM143)
A MUST for added security. Solenoid driven, with a steel housing. Unlocks and locks automatically
as gates open and close. Used with Mighty Mule® DC swing gate operating systems for maximum
stability and security. Comes with a keyed manual release. Recommended for gates over 8 ft. long.
Ideal for high wind areas.
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Accessories are Available From Your Retail Store (con't)
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Wireless Entry Intercom / Keypad (FM136)
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Allows owner to screen guest at the gate before allowing access to the property. Keypad also allows owner
to give up to 25 programmable entry codes to family, friends or approved delivery personnel. Codes can be
permanent of temporary. Up to 560 feet reception.
Additional base stations available (F3101MBC).
Replacement Battery (FM150)
Standard 12 volt, 7.0 amp-hour, maintenance-free battery for the Mighty Mule® FM500 & MM560 gate
operator systems. This is the only battery approved for use with the Mighty Mule® FM500 & MM560 gate
operator systems. Life expectancy is 2-3 years.
Low Voltage Wire (RB509)
The 16 gauge, multi-stranded, dual conductor Low Voltage Wire is for connecting the AC powered
transformer, or the Solar Panel to the control board. Also used for the connection of accessories, such as locks,
keypads, push buttons and other wired control devices. This specially designed wire is UV treated, PVC coated
and ready for direct burial. Available in 1000' rolls or special lengths.
Push to Open Bracket (FM148)
Required when Mighty Mule® FM500 & MM560 gate operator(s) must push the gate open, such as on a sloping
driveway or where space prevents gate(s) from opening inward (pulled open). Order two PTO brackets for conversion
of a dual swing gate installation.
Replacement Transformer (RB570)
Standard 18 volt, 2200 mA, AC transformer for maintaining the battery included with the Mighty Mule® gate
operator. This is the only transformer approved for use with all UL325 Mighty Mule® gate operator systems.
Garage Door Receiver (RB709U)
The Garage Door Receiver allows you to use the same Mighty Mule® entry transmitter to operate your gate operator
and your garage door operator. Compatible with most garage door operators.
If you have a question about any special order item,
just call 1-800-543-GATE!
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Gate Operator Installation Checklist
1. The gate has been checked to make sure it is level and moves freely in both directions.
2. Potential pinch areas have been guarded so as to be inaccessible OR have
sensing edges and/or photo beam obstruction detection devices installed.
3. The installer has installed one or more contact or non-contact
obstruction sensing devices, if required for this installation.
4. If pedestrian traffic is expected, a separate pedestrian gate has been installed, a minimum
of seven feet from the gate systems. All pedestrian traffic must use the pedestrian gate.
5. Warning signs have been installed on each side of the gate in highly
visible locations. These signs must remain at all times.
6. There are no controls installed on the gate operator, or within 10 feet of the gate.
7. The Dual Sense Technology™ feature has been properly adjusted.
8. Reviewed and understand all of the operational functions,
obstruction sensing devices, warning beeper and reset, etc.
9. Review and understand the proper use of the operator’s manual disconnect feature. The
manual disconnect must never be used while the gate is in motion. The power switch
must be turned off before using the manual disconnect and disengaging the operator.
10. Reviewed all safety instructions, and keep the safety instructions
and owner’s information sheets for reference.
11. Review and understand the maintenance schedule for both the gate and the gate operator.
For sales call toll free:
1-800-543-4283
The Mighty Mule Sales Department is open
Monday – Friday 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. (Eastern Time)
For technical service Call toll free:
1-800-543-1236
The Mighty Mule Technical Service Department is open
Monday – Friday 8:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M. (Eastern Time)
3121 Hartsfield Road • Tallahassee, Florida, USA 32303
www.mightymule.com­
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