Installation Manual

Installation Manual
MM660
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 and exceeds the requirements of UL325 6th Edition, 2016, the standard
which regulates 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: R66008 REV A (04.27.16)
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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GATE OPENER INSTALLATION____________________________________________________ 13
Mounting Pull-to-Open Opener to Gate_____________________________________________ 13
Closed Position Stop Plate Installation _______________________________________________15
Mounting Push-to-Open Opener to Gate_____________________________________________ 16
Closed Position Stop Plate Installation _______________________________________________18
CONTROL BOX INSTALLATION____________________________________________________ 19
Control Box Installation__________________________________________________________ 19
Receiver Installation _____________________________________________________________20
Connecting the Battery___________________________________________________________ 21
Transformer Wiring Installation____________________________________________________ 21
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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CONNECTING ADDITIONAL DEVICES______________________________________________ 30
Input Connections________________________________________________________________31
Connecting Accessories__________________________________________________________ 32
Connecting GTO Automatic Lock__________________________________________________ 32
Connecting Other Auxilary Devices__________________________________________________32
MAINTENANCE & TROUBLESHOOTING____________________________________________ 32
Maintenance Tips________________________________________________________________32
Troubleshooting Guide____________________________________________________________33
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
accessory bracket, 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 and weigh more than 350
pounds or exceed 8 feet in length and 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 enclosed
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-GATE).
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 must 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 or end user to ensure that the total system is safe for its intended use.
Manually Opening and Closing Gate
CAUTION
The gate will 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 unauthorized removal of the operator from the
gate (see accessory pages in back of this book). Mighty Mule FM660 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. Failure 3. The gate must be installed in a location that
provides adequate clearance between it and
to meet the requirements set forth in the instruction manual
adjacent structures when opening and closing to
could cause severe injury and/or death, for which the
reduce the risk of entrapment. Swinging gates
manufacturer cannot be held responsible.
must not open into public access areas.
2. When designing a system that will be entered from a high 4. The gate and gate operator installation must
way or main thoroughfare, make sure the system is placed
comply with any applicable local codes.
far enough from the road to prevent traffic congestion.
I. Before Installation
1. Verify this operator is proper for the type and size of
gate, its 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 operator and safety
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
operations (see page 2).
ZONE 2
ZONE 1
ZONE 3
4. This gate operator is intended for vehicular gates
ONLY. A separate entrance or gate must be
installed for pedestrian use (see page 7).
5. Always keep people and objects away from the gate and
its area of travel. NO ONE SHOULD CROSS THE
PATH OF A MOVING GATE.
6. Pay close attention to the diagram below and be aware
of these potential entrapment zones at all times.
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 increases the risk of injury. Entrapment
zones must be eliminated or protected with entrapment
protection devices such as photo beams or sensing edges
that connect to the gate operator.
Gate in the
Open Position
Entrapment
Zones for a
Push-To-Open
Application
ZONE 5
ZONE 5
ZONE 3
ZONE 4
Entrapment
Zones for a
Pull-To-Open
Application
ZONE 4
Driveway
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Gate in the
Open Position
ZONE 1
Driveway
ZONE 2
Important Safety Information
For the Installer and End User
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.
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 entrapment.
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'
Mighty Mule FM660 Installation Instructions
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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. Clean the
push-pull tube with a soft, dry cloth and apply
silicone spray to it at least once per month.
7. Service the gate and gate operator regularly.
Lubricate hinges, spray push pull tube with high
quality silicone spray monthly and replace the
battery every 2-3 years.
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8. 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.
9. Disconnect the operator ONLY when the power
is TURNED OFF and the gate is NOT moving.
10. Make arrangements with local fire and law
enforcement for emergency access.
11. Distribute and discuss copies of the
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
section of this manual with all persons
authorized to use your gate.
12. 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 gates.
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 1-800-543-4283 and requesting a duplicate
copy. One will be provided to you for a nominal fee.
Important Safety Information
For the Installer and End User
Mighty Mule gate operators utilize Dual Sense Technology™ entrapment protection. Dual Sense Technology™ is build 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
obstructed or impeded by building
structures, natural landscaping or similar
obstruction.
Leading Edge
of the gate
Vehicular Gate
Photo Beams
(recommended, not included)
Sensing Edges
(recommended, not included)
Entrapment Protection
Mighty Mules’s build in Dual Sense Technology™ entrapment protection, even when properly adjusted, may not be sensitive enough to prevent bodily injury in some circumstances. For this reason, devices such as sensing edges (or photoelectric sensors), which stop and reverse gate direction upon sensing an obstruction, are required for enhanced protection
against entrapment.
Entrapment Alarm
The Mighty Mule 660 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.
Mighty Mule FM660 Installation Instructions
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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 opening. The pedestrian access opening 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
Warning Sign
®
E-Z GATE OPENER
500
UL325 SERIES
1-800-543-GATE (4283)
www.mightymule.com
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.
®
660
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.
MM600 SERIES DC Swing Gate Operator
P/N MM660
9901178
MMDDYY
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: MM660-0000000
GTO Access Systems, LLC - Tallahassee, Florida USA
Product identification label (1) installed on side of
control box.
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Technical Specifications
Mighty Mule 660 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 Volt lawn tractor or automotive battery (not included).
• Battery charge is maintained by a 120 Vac, 18 Vac output
transformer rectified to 14.5 Vdc (40 VA) through the GTO
control board. 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: float voltage of 14.5 Vdc output from a
10-7/8” x 10-1/2”solar panel. Generates minimum of 5 W
at 300 mA. A gated diode on the control board prevents
battery discharge.
NOTE: “NR” indicates this size
and weight combination is not
recommended for the
Mighty Mule 660.
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).
• Control board has temperature compensated circuits.
• 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 22”.
• Adjustable auto-close timer (3 to 120 s), and obstruction
sensitivity.
• 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, safety loops, etc.
• Control board allows connection of safety 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 can expect from the Mighty Mule 660 Automatic
Gate Operator when powered with a transformer. Actual
cycles may vary slightly depending upon the type and
condition of gate and installation.
Mighty Mule 660 Gate Capacity /Cycle Chart
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.
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 operator will perform using solar panels, please see the specifications
listed on page 23 or call (800) 543-1236 for more information.
* 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 and not touch the
ground and have good working hinges.
A
E
F
B
C
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
Column Installation Information
IF THIS OPENER WILL BE USED WITH GATES THAT ARE MOUNTED ON MASONRY, BRICK,
OR ROCK (etc.) COLUMNS, READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING
A. The simplest solution is to install the opener in a
push-to-open configuration (requires push-to-open
bracket, see accessory catalog). The minimum
clearance is easier to achieve and clearance is no
longer a problem, since the opener will be pushing
the gate away from the column instead of pulling it toward the column. It is recommended that
you place a steel plate between the opener mounting brackets and masonry surface for additional
strength.
B. If a push-to-open installation is impossible due to
traffic hazards, terrain, etc., another option is to
re-hang the gate. You may hang it on a post, either
in the center of the column or at the back corner, or
move the gate to the back corner of the columns.
C. The most difficult solution is to cut a notch in the
column to accommodate the opener and power
cable. This job is NOT for the inexperienced!
Column Mount Example
(A + B can not exceed 14 inches)
Example: If A is 2" then B can not exceed 12"
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N
IN
Operator
Arm
W
A
B
J
F
A
Receiver and
Control Box
Closed Position
Stop Plate
Gate Bracket
H
K
I
Post Pivot Bracket
Transmitters (2)
Post Brackets
L
M
8” Nylon Cable Tie (14)
3/8” Bushing (2)
P
Hairpin Clip (2)
U
5/16” x 1-3/4” Bolt (1)
3/8” x 2-3/4” Bolt (2)
V
W
3/8” x 2” Bolt (1)
2” Mounting Screw (5)
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5/16” Washer (1)
R
Q
3/8” x 8” Bolt (4)
T
O
S
3/8” Lock Washer (7)
X
3/8” x 1-1/2” 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
• 12 Volt lawn tractor or automotive battery and a
weather proof case.
• 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.
• 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 in “Quick
Reference Guide” after Step 3 of “Mounting Opener
to Gate” section.
• Surge protection for transformer.
• PVC conduit.
• Some types of installations require u-bolts.
• 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 the gate is a push-to-open refer to page 16 in
Installation Manual.
• If you have thin walled tube or panel gates, see
Recommended Reinforcement Examples in “Quick
Reference Guide” after Step 3 of “Mounting Opener
to Gate” section.
• Weatherproof cover for outdoor outlet.
• Additional washers or a metal plate may be needed
for wooden post.
• Strain relief nuts for accessory devices.
• If post is more than 6”, bolts longer than 8” are
needed.
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Gate Opener Installation
Your Property
Mounting Pull-to-Open Opener to Gate
If you are installing a push-to-open gate opener - skip to page 16.
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
Steel Pipe Cut in Half
(not supplied)
Gate
Bracket
Gate
Bracket
Thin Walled
Tube Gate
Wood or Metal
Reinforcement
(not supplied)
FRONT VIEW
Panel
Gate
Gate
Bracket
1” x 6” Wood Reinforcement
With Gate in OPEN position, using clamps, secure opener to
gate post and center cross member of gate.
SIDE VIEW
Mounting Plate
Created for
Decorative Gate
(required but not
supplied)
Remove excess bolt length
with hacksaw or bolt cutters
Recommended reinforcement and gate bracket mounting
examples.
4
5
2" Min. - Pinch-Point Clearance
2
1
Top View
Closed
Position
2" Min.
2
1
Open
Position
Remove clevis pin from the gate bracket and support loose
opener.
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Swing gate to CLOSED position-check clearance/binding by inspecting
alignment. 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 reattach 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
Z
Secure post pivot bracket to post bracket when clearance is OK
(Step 5) in both open and closed positions.
9
Remove clamps, post bracket, gate bracket, and opener. Then
use a hammer and center punch to mark hole positions.
11
Y
R
S
P
Drill holes completely through gate post and gate cross support.
Attach post bracket assembly to fence post. NOTE: Must be
through bolted.
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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.
Tighten all bolts and remove excess length on post and gate
bracket bolts with hacksaw.
Closed Position Stop Plate Installation
1
2
1
J
1
2
Fully open gate. Attach gate stop with one of the following:
• U-bolts—tube and chain link gates (Not included)
• Wood/lag screws—flat aluminum/wood supports (Not included).
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Position gate stop with gate CLOSED to fence post. Tighten
fasteners. Cut off excess bolt length.
Gate Opener Installation
Your Property
Mounting Push-to-Open Opener to Gate
If you are installed a pull-to-open gate opener - skip to page 19.
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
Steel Pipe Cut in Half
(not supplied)
Gate
Bracket
Gate
Bracket
Thin Walled
Tube Gate
Wood or Metal
Reinforcement
(not supplied)
FRONT VIEW
Panel
Gate
Gate
Bracket
1” x 6” Wood Reinforcement
With gate in CLOSED position, using clamps, secure opener to
gate post and center cross member of gate.
1
Remove excess bolt length
with hacksaw or bolt cutters
Recommended reinforcement and gate bracket mounting
examples.
5
4
SIDE VIEW
Mounting Plate
Created for
Decorative Gate
(required but not
supplied)
Top View
1
Open
Position
2" minimum
pinch-point clearance
2
Closed
Position
2
Remove clevis pin from the gate bracket and support loose
opener.
Swing gate to OPEN position. Check clearance/binding by inspecting the
alignment. Secure post pivot bracket to post bracket 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.
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Push-to-Open Installation
Your Property
Mounting Push-to-Open Opener to Gate
6
7
2
U
1
O
Z
CLOSE gate and re-attach opener with clevis pin. Check
for level. Clamp securely.
8
Secure post pivot bracket to post bracket when clearance is OK
(Step 5) in both open and closed positions.
9
Mark middle of post bracket slots on fence post. Mark middle of
gate bracket slots on gate cross support.
Remove clamps, post, gate brackets, and opener. Then use a
hammer and center punch to mark hole positions.
10
11
S
Y
R
P
Drill holes completely through gate post and gate cross support.
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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.
Attach and secure opener assembly to brackets.
14
15
Check for level. Adjust post bracket if necessary.
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 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.
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Control Box Installation
Control Box Installation
2
1
4’
x.
a
M
A
3’
n.
i
M
3’
n.
i
M
Locate control box mounting area. IMPORTANT: Be sure to mount
box at least 3 feet from AC power and 3 feet off the ground.
Remove control box cover.
4
3
4”
W
W
OR
Feed opener cable 4” into box through the strain relief. Tighten
strain relief nut to secure cable.
Mount control box to post or fence using screws.
15
6
STALL FORCE
BATT+
BATT-
OFF
120
MODE1
MODE2
MIN
ON
SOFT START OFF
WARNING
OFF
OPEN
PULL
SLV OPEN DLY.
1 2 3 4
5
AUTO CLOSE TIME
FUSE
OFF
OFF
ON
ON
PUSH
SIMULT.
ON
ON
CHARGING
PWR IN
CONTROL INPUTS
MASTER OPERATOR
7
Wrong
BLK
RED
ORG
BRN
BLU
WHT
GRN
Correct
Insert 7 wires into corresponding color terminals.
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Secure wires in terminals.
Wrong
CLOSE
EDGE
SHADOW
EXIT
COM
CYCLE
COM
BLK
RED
ORG
BRN
BLU
MASTER OPERATOR
SAFETY
EXIT
CLOSE
EDGE
OPEN
EDGE
SHADOW
COM
CYCLE
SAFETY
BLK
COM
RED
ORG
BRN
WHT
CONTROL INPUTS
MASTER OPERATOR
7
BLU
6
GRN
5
BLK
AUX
4
RED
GTO
LOCK
3
ORG
TRANSF. OR
SOLAR PANEL
GRN
GTO 18VOLT
2
BLK
2ND OPERATOR
1
WHT
AUX
RLY
BRN
PWR
BLU
LOCK
WHT
POWER
INPUT
GRN
CONTROL OUTPUTS
Control Box Installation
Receiver Installation
1
2
W
W
’
10
x
Ma
12
LT
VO
Use the transmitter to check the range of the receiver before permanently mounting it.
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 metal conduit because the receiver signal range will be decreased.
• 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 from 50 to 100 feet depending upon weather, topography, and
external interference.
FCC Regulation
This device complies with FCC rules Part 15.
Operation is subject to the following conditions:
1. This device may not cause harmful interference.
2. This device must accept an interference that
may cause undesired operation.
Transmitter distance may vary due to circumstances
beyond our control. NOTE: The manufacturer is
not responsible for any radio or TV interference
caused by unauthorized modifications to
this equipment. Such modifications could
void the user’s authority to operate
the equipment.
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Control Box Installation
Connecting the Battery
1
2
RED WIRE TO
POSITIVE (+) TERMINAL
12
LT
VO
IVE
SIT
PO
IVE
SIT
PO
E
IV
AT
G
NE
T
GA
T
OL
BLACK WIRE TO
NEGATIVE (–) TERMINAL
Turn control box OFF. Place the 12 Volt Lawn Tractor or Automotive battery and weatherproof battery box within 6 feet of the
control box Attach the battery harness wires from the control
box to the battery terminals using bolts, washers and nuts. Be
sure to attach the RED wire to the POSITIVE terminal and the
BLACK wire to the NEGATIVE terminal.
If
NE
V
12
OFF
IVE
12
LT
VO
12
Tighten the bolts, washers, and nuts and place the cover on the
weatherproof box. IMPORTANT: Do not connect the transformer or solar panel directly to the battery. This will cause the
system to fail.
using optional solar panel charger instead of transformer, go to page
IMPORTANT: Do
LT
O
V
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.
8
Top View
9
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.
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Dig trench and lay wire from AC power source to control box.
Use only 16 gauge multi-stranded, low voltage, direct burial
wire (RB509). NOTE: DO NOT use telephone wire or solid core
wire. NEVER splice wires together. We recommend running wire
in PVC conduit.
Control Box Installation
Transformer Wiring Installation
11
11
C
1
1
2
Use PVC conduit from ground up to control box.
Strip 1/2” off 2 wires and twist ends. Attach wires to transformer
screw terminals.
12
13
AUTO CLOSE TIME
FUSE
15
BATT+
BATT-
CHARGING
PWR IN
CONTROL OUTPUTS
2ND OPERATOR
MASTER OPERATOR
BLK
COM
BLK
COM
RED
ORG
BRN
7
BLU
6
GRN
5
BLK
4
RED
3
ORG
GRN
GTO 18VOLT
TRANSFORMER
OR SOLAR
4”
2
BRN
1
WHT
AUX
RLY
BLU
LOCK
PWR
WHT
POWER
INPUTS
CONTROL OUTPUTS
POWER
INPUTS
AUTO CLOSE TIME
FUSE
15
Insert one wire into each 18VAC terminal. Colors do not matter.
STALL FORCE
STATUS
BATT+
LEARN RMT
BATT-
OFF
120
MAX
ON
MODE1
MODE2
1 2 3 4
SOFT START OFF
WARNING
OFF
OPEN
PULL
SLV OPEN DLY.
MIN
OFF
OFF
ON
ON
PUSH
SIMULT.
LEARN
SLV LIMIT
PWR IN
CONTROL OUTPUTS
RECEIVER
Correct
Secure with terminal screws.
CONTROL INPUTS
MASTER OPERATOR
BLK
RED
GRN
EXIT
CLOSE
EDGE
OPEN
EDGE
SHADOW
CYCLE
COM
Wrong
SAFETY
BLK
BLK
COM
RED
ORG
BRN
BLU
GRN
7
BLK
6
RED
5
ORG
4
BRN
3
BLU
GRN
GTO 18VOLT
TRANSFORMER
OR SOLAR
2
GTO RCVR.
SURGE PROTECTOR
2ND OPERATOR
1
WHT
AUX
RLY
WHT
LOCK
PWR
15
LEARN
MAST LIMIT
ON
ON
CHARGING
POWER
INPUTS
AUX
RLY
GTO 18VOLT
TRANSFORMER
OR SOLAR
Feed 4” of low voltage wire through strain relief into box with
battery wire harness and tighten strain relief to secure wires.
14
LOCK
PWR
Wrong
Plug in transformer to power outlet. (Use of a surge protector is
highly recommended. If outdoors use weatherproof box.)
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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. (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
NOTE: A minimum of 5 watts of solar charging power
is required for Mighty Mule 500 single gate systems, with
a maximum of 30 watts. Consult Solar Panel Installation
Instructions for further information.
1
2
4”
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.
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Feed cable 10” into box.
4
8
11
14
17
20
Zone 2
Zone 3
8
16
20
28
36
44
13
26
30
38
46
54
Solar Panel Installation
15
BATT+
BATT-
4
AUTO CLOSE TIME
FUSE
15
STATUS
LEARN RMT
BATT-
OFF
120
CHARGING
LEARN
SLV LIMIT
CONTROL OUTPUTS
RECEIVER
2ND OPERATOR
GRN
EXIT
CLOSE
EDGE
OPEN
EDGE
SHADOW
COM
CYCLE
SAFETY
BLK
BLK
COM
RED
ORG
7
BRN
6
BLU
5
GRN
4
BLK
3
RED
2
ORG
GTO 18VOLT
TRANSFORMER
OR SOLAR
GRN
COM
BLK
COM
RED
ORG
BRN
BLU
GRN
1
BLK
CONTROL INPUTS
MASTER OPERATOR
WHT
AUX
RLY
BRN
LOCK
PWR
BLU
POWER
INPUTS
MASTER OPERATOR
7
BLK
6
RED
ORG
5
BRN
4
BLU
3
WHT
GRN
2
WHT
2ND OPERATOR
1
WHT
AUX
RLY
LEARN
MAST LIMIT
ON
ON
PWR IN
CONTROL OUTPUTS
GTO 18VOLT
TRANSFORMER
OR SOLAR
OFF
OFF
ON
ON
PUSH
SIMULT.
CHARGING
PWR IN
LOCK
PWR
MAX
ON
MODE1
MODE2
MIN
1 2 3 4
SOFT START OFF
WARNING
OFF
OPEN
PULL
SLV OPEN DLY.
POWER
INPUT
STALL FORCE
BATT+
BLK
AUTO CLOSE TIME
FUSE
RED
3
GTO RCVR.
CONTROL OUTPUTS
POWER
INPUT
LOCK
PWR
AUX
RLY
Correct
Wrong
Wrong
GTO 18VOLT
TRANSF. OR
SOLAR PANEL
Insert RED and BLACK wires into the POWER INPUT terminals. NOTE: Colors do not matter in this terminal.
Secure with terminal screws.
Multiple Panel Installations
NOTE: 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 wires to POWER INPUT terminals marked
“GTO 18VOLT TRANSF. OR SOLAR PANEL” on the control board.
(wire color does not matter on this terminal connection)
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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.
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
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 openers.
Control Box Settings
Setting Pull-to-Open (Closed) Gate Limit
(for push-to-open go to pg. 27)
2
2
1
3
1
ON
With gate in OPEN position, turn control box power ON.
3
Press button on transmitter; gate should start closing. Press button
on transmitter again when gate is in desired CLOSED position.
NOTE: If your gate stops and reverses before it fully closes, you
may need to increase the stall force. (See page 28)
4
OFF
120
OFF
OFF
MIN
MAX
ON
MODE1
MODE2
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
2ND LIMIT
1
S4
Press and hold the “ LEARN MAST LIMIT” button for 5 seconds,
or until the alarm sounds.
Press button on transmitter 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
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
2ND 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.
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Control Box Settings
Setting Push-to-Open (Open) Gate Limit
(for pull-to-open go to pg. 26)
2
1
3
2
1
ON
With gate in CLOSED position, turn control box power switch
to ON.
3
Press button on transmitter; gate should start opening. Press button on transmitter again when gate is in desired OPEN position.
NOTE: If your gate stops and reverses before it fully opens, you
may need to increase the stall force. (See page 28)
4
2
OFF
OFF
OFF
MIN
MAX
ON
MODE1
MODE2
120
OFF
OFF
PULL
DLY.
1 2 3 4
SOFT START
WARNING
OPEN
SLV OPEN
ON
ON
PUSH
SIMULT.
S3
LEARN
MAST LIMIT
ON
ON
S2
LEARN
2ND LIMIT
1
S4
Press and hold the “LEARN MAST LIMIT” button for 5
seconds, or until the alarm sounds.
Press button on transmitter to fully close gate. Open limit is set
upon reaching the fully closed position. Test and, if needed reset
and start over.
Resetting Open Gate Limit
5
6
3
2
OFF
OFF
OFF
MIN
MAX
ON
MODE1
MODE2
120
OFF
OFF
PULL
DLY.
1 2 3 4
SOFT START
WARNING
OPEN
SLV OPEN
ON
ON
PUSH
SIMULT.
ON
ON
S3
LEARN
MAST LIMIT
S2
LEARN
2ND LIMIT
1
Press button on opener remote to close gate.
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S4
Hold the “LEARN MAST 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 Obstruction Stall Force & Auto Close Time
1
AUTO CLOSE TIME
2
STALL FORCE
AUTO CLOSE TIME
STALL FORCE
BATT+
STATUS
LEARN RMT
OFF
ON
ON
PUSH
SIMULT.
SOFT START
WARNING
OPEN
SLV OPEN
LEARN
MAST LIMIT
MODE1
MODE2
ON
ON
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.
120
OFF
OFF
PULL
DLY.
MIN
1 2 3 4
OFF
OFF
OFF
MAX
ON
MODE1
MODE2
OFF
OFF
PULL
DLY.
MIN
1 2 3 4
SOFT START
WARNING
OPEN
SLV OPEN
120
OFF
OFF
Turn the “AUTO CLOSE TIME” arrow in the center of the potentiometer with small flat head screwdriver to determine how long the gate
will remain open before it automatically closes. The limits are OFF
and 3 - 120 seconds. The factory setting is OFF.
CAUTION
For safety reasons the Dual Sense obstruction setting or Stall Force on the Mighty Mule® control board comes from
the factory set at MIN (minimum). This setting may need adjustment to overcome the weight and size of the gates.
ALWAYS KEEP SAFETY AT THE TOP OF YOUR LIST WHEN ADJUSTING OR SERVICING YOUR
AUTOMATIC GATE OPENER
Setting Personal Transmitter Code
All GTO transmitters are set to a standard code at the factory and are ready to operate your 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.
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.
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Control Box Settings
Setting Personal Transmitter Code
3
4
AUTO CLOSE TIME
STALL FORCE
STATUS
LEARN RMT
120
5
6
A
STALL FORCE
STATUS
LEARN RMT
OFF
MAX
ON
MODE1
MODE2
OFF
OFF
PULL
DLY.
MIN
1 2 3 4
1
SOFT START
WARNING
OPEN
SLV OPEN
120
OFF
OFF
ON
ON
PUSH
SIMULT.
ON
ON
S3
2
LEARN
MAST LIMIT
S2
Release the remote button, then release the “LEARN RMT” button. The new code is now programmed.
Replace control box cover.
FCC Regulation
This device complies with FCC rules Part 15.
Operation is subject to the following conditions:
1. This device may not cause harmful interference.
2. This device must accept an interference that
may cause undesired operation.
Transmitter distance may vary due to circumstances
beyond our control. NOTE: The manufacturer is
not responsible for any radio or TV interference
caused by unauthorized modifications to
this equipment. Such modifications could
void the user’s authority to operate
the equipment.
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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.
Replace and secure back cover of the opener remote.
AUTO CLOSE TIME
OFF
OFF
MAX
ON
MODE1
MODE2
OFF
OFF
PULL
DLY.
1 2 3 4
SOFT START
WARNING
OPEN
SLV OPEN
MIN
Connecting Additional Devices
Before You Begin
Although Mighty Mule strongly recommends the use of additional safety devices, we do
not endorse any specific brand names. Only use products that are certified and listed to
be in compliance with any applicable UL safety standards
(Underwriters Laboratories) and national and regional safety codes.
Call Mighty Mule Sales at 1-800-543-4283 for information on compatible products for your
specific application
The Mighty Mule 660 will ONLY accept accessory devices with normally open dry contact output.
RECEIVER
CONTROL INPUTS
6
7
RED
BLK
ALM
CLOSE
EDGE
OPEN
EDGE
SHADOW
5
GRN
4
3
SAFETY
CYCLE
2
COM
COM
BLK
RED
ORG
BRN
BLU
WHT
GRN
1
EXIT
MASTER OPERATOR
GTO RCVR.
6
7
3
4
5
According to
Application
1
ON
DIP
NO
COM
NC
V+
V–
LOOP
LOOP
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1
According to
Application
Edge Sensor
GTO Loop Detector
LOOP
3
1
1
GTO Photo Beams
2
Mighty Mule
Push Button Control
1
4
Mighty Mule
Vehicle Sensor
1
4
GHI
7
PRS
2
ABC
5
JKL
8
TUV
0
Refer to Vehicle Sensor
manual for additional
connections.
3
DEF
6
MNO
9
WXY
1
2
Mighty Mule Keypad
NOTE: Connections are for typical
applications. There may be additional
connection options for applications that
are not illustrated here.
Mighty Mule FM660 Installation Instructions
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6
7
Connecting Additional DevicesRED
BLK
Input Connections
BRN
ORG
1COM: Circuit common (reference for all logic input)
• Two (2) terminals to provide extra common connection point.
RED
BLK
1
COM
• 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.
SHADOW
6
7
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.
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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
open position
• Activation of this input while at open limit will restart the auto close time
(if enabled).
5
CONTROL INPUTS
COM
3SAFETY: (Typically for use with photo beam device, loop detector
2
CYCLE
or other non-contact sensors)
• Activation of this input while the gate is closing will cause the gate to SAFETY
3
stop and return to the opened position.
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
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 → …
CABLE
5
ORG
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 Automatic Gate Lock:
LOCK PWR terminals are use exclusively with the GTO
Automatic Gate Lock (FM143). 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 GTO LOCK
terminal on the control board.
Connecting Other Auxiliary Devices (Mag Locks, Sirens, Lights. . .}
• AUX RLY terminals are normally open, dry-contact (no voltage) relay ouput.
• AUX RLY terminals are ON (shorted) whenever the gate is moving and OFF (opened) otherwise.
• AUX RLY terminals have a maximum rating of 24Vdc, 1 Amp.
Maintenance & Troubleshooting
Maintenance Tips
• 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.
• Keeping a few mothballs in the control box will
discourage insects from entering it and damaging the
control board.
•C
lean the push-pull tube with a soft, dry cloth and
apply silicone spray to it at least once per month.
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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.
Additional information can be found online 24 hours 7 days a week at the
GTO Tech Wizard (support.gtoinc.com/Support/TroubleShooter.aspx)
Audible Feedback
Symptom
Diagnosis
Check:
1 short beep upon
activation
Blown Fuse
Low or Bad Battery
Loose Battery Connection
• Fuses - control board and battery harness cable
• Battery Under Load
• Battery Harness Connections
1 short beep upon
power up
Circuit Board Powered
Up & Ready
•
Normal Operation
Continuous
Uninterrupted Alarm
Circuit Board Senses an
Obstruction
•
•
•
•
•
Path of Gate
Gate for Level and Plumb
Stall Force Adjustment
Disconnect Safety Devices
Rev Counter
1 beep with 10 seconds
off
Low Battery Condition
•
•
•
Fuses - control board and battery harness cable
Battery Harness Connections
Battery Under Load
1 beep then 2 beeps with
2 seconds off
Master Motor Terminals
Shorted
• Connections to Master Inputs
• Master Arm Power Cable
•Motor
• Circuit Board
1 beep with 2 seconds
off
Master Arm Limit Switch
Error
• Connections to Master Inputs
• Master Arm Power Cable
• Master Input ORG & GRN, BRN & GRN voltage with
wires disconnected. 11VDC across each terminal.
3 beeps with 2 seconds
off
Master Arm Rev Counter
Error
• Connections to Master Inputs
• Master Arm Power Cable
• Rev Counter
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Visual Feedback
Symptom
Diagnosis
Check:
Status (clear)
1 blink
Cycle Terminal
Shorted
Disconnect 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
Shorted
Disconnect the loop detector, photo beam, or any other accessory wired
to this 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
Shorted
Disconnect the loop detector, photo beam, or any other accessory wired to
this terminal. Try remote. If the remote works, the problem is the accessory.
Status (clear)
5 blinks
Close Edge Terminal
Shorted
Disconnect the edge sensor, photo beam, or any other accessory wired to this
terminal. Try the remote. If the remote works, the problem is the accessory.
Status (clear)
6 blink
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) OFF
No 318 MHz RF
Received
•
•
•
•
Power (green) ON
AC or Solar Power
Present
Normal Operation
Power (green) OFF
No AC or Solar
Power
Transformer:
• Breaker or GFI
• Power at AC outlet.
• Output of Transformer.
• Voltage on wire at 18 VAC Input
Battery in Remote
Program Remote
Antenna Receiver Connections
Antenna Receiver
Solar:
• Solar Panel Wires Reversed
•Weather
• Solar Panel Placement
• Output of Solar Panel
• Voltage on wire at Solar Input
Charge (red) ON
Fast Charging Mode
Battery Voltage should be increasing but must be less than 15 VDC when
connected to the circuit board
Charge (red) Fast
Blinking
Soak Charging Mode
Battery Voltage should be ~14.1 VDC when connected to the circuit board
Charge (red) Slow
Blinking
Float Charge
Battery Voltage should be ~13.8 VDC when connected to the circuit board
Charge (red) OFF
Battery Not Being
Charged
•
•
•
•
AC power
Transformer
Solar Panel
Charging Circuit
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Repair Service
If your Mighty Mule Gate Opener is not operating properly, please follow the steps below:
®
1. First use the procedures found in the Maintenance
& Troubleshooting Guide (see page 33).
2. For 24 hour 7 days a week trouble shooting and
support online go to our TECH WIZARD site at...
support.gtoinc.com/Support/TroubleShooter.aspx
3. If you are unable to solve the problem, call the
GTO Service Department at (800) 543-1236, or
(850) 575-4144. Refer to the serial number (located
on the right hand side of the control box) and date
of purchase when calling for assistance.
4. If repair or replacement of your gate opener is
necessary, the Service Department will assign a
Return Goods Authorization (RGA) number to
you to track return of equipment.
5. Include a copy of your receipt and securely pack
the component(s) authorized for return to the
factory. 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
Access Systems, LLC • 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. Items returned
to GTO freight collect WILL NOT be accepted. Items returned without proof of purchase will
not be repaired under warranty.
For 24 hour 7 days a week trouble shooting and support
online go to our TECH WIZARD site at...
support.gtoinc.com/Support/TroubleShooter.aspx
For out of warranty service and repair call the Mighty Mule
National Repair Center at... 1-800-543-1236
The GTO Access Systems, LLC Technical Service Department is open
Monday – Friday 8:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M. (Eastern Time)
Telephone (800) 543-1236
Telephone (850) 575-4144
Fax (850) 575-8950 • Web site: www.mightymule.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 Mighty Mule 660 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 miniature 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 Pull-to-Open (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.
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Accessories are Available From Your Retail Store (con't)
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Wireless Entry Intercom / Keypad (FM136)
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 500 feet reception.
Additional base stations available (F3101MBC).
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 660 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).
Column Mount Lock Receiver (433IH)
For mounting the Automatic Gate Lock on brick columns, walls, or for other applications with limited space
between gate and post.
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 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!
The contents of all material available on this installation manual are copyrighted by GTO Access Systems, LLC (“GTO”), unless otherwise indicated. All rights are reserved by GTO, and
content may not be reproduced, downloaded, disseminated, published, or transferred in any form or by any means, except with the prior, written permission of GTO. Any reprinting of
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Mighty Mule, E-Z Gate, GTO, Linear PRO Access, are registered trademarks of GTO Access Systems, LLC, America’s DIY Automatic Gate Openers is a trademark of GTO Access
Systems, LLC and are the exclusive property of GTO Access Systems, LLC (“GTO”).
All rights are reserved by GTO, and these marks may not be used, in any for without the prior, written permission of GTO.
Mighty Mule FM660 Installation Instructions
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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, in compliance with UL325 requirements for this installation.
4. If pedestrian traffic is expected, a separate pedestrian gate has been installed, a minimum
of seven feet from the gate. 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 ten feet of the gate.
7. The Dual Sense Technology™ feature has been properly adjusted and tested to
make sure that the gate stops and reverses a short distance with minimal resistance
applied (40 lbs. on a swing gate at the end of the gate, 75 lbs. on a slide gate)
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-GATE (4283)
The GTO Access Systems 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 GTO Access Systems Technical Service Department is open
Monday – Friday 8:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M. (Eastern Time)
3121 Hartsfield Road • Tallahassee, Florida, USA 32303
Telephone GTO Sales: 1-800-543-4283 • Fax (850) 575-8912
or GTO Technical Service: 1-800-543-1236 • Fax (850)575-8950
www.mightymule.com­
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