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    Recommendations for Auto Gate Opener

    We're looking at installing an auto gate opener. Have a dual gate...its not a real heavy gate. Been reading a lot and it seems some don't have very good reviews. Any recommendations and tips you guys have on a good brand and things/features to know about?
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    I've had Mighty Mule & Apollo electric gate controllers. I vote for Apollo but either one can be expensive to keep operating!!!!
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    Mine is a 14 ft. opening with double gates and Liftmaster openers. My gates are 450 ft. from the house so I went battery powered with a small solar panel to keep them charged. They are 6 years old with not one problem, never failed to open or close, and still have the same battery. These are high quality openers and I highly recommend them. You can see the openers down low on the other side of the gates. I had Mighty Mule on another property...I do not recommend them and I'll just leave it at that.
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    I just installed an Apollo/Nice dual gate system with the 936 board. Works great! I still have to install an exit wand and the keypad. Does anyone know of a wireless intercom or intercom/keypad combo that will work at 12v about 400ft from the house through trees?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Good&Green View Post
    Mine is a 14 ft. opening with double gates and Liftmaster openers. My gates are 450 ft. from the house so I went battery powered with a small solar panel to keep them charged. They are 6 years old with not one problem, never failed to open or close, and still have the same battery. These are high quality openers and I highly recommend them. You can see the openers down low on the other side of the gates. I had Mighty Mule on another property...I do not recommend them and I'll just leave it at that.
    The liftmaster system caught my eye as a good product but it seems that it can only be purchased through an installer - is that your experience?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tx Jim View Post
    I've had Mighty Mule & Apollo electric gate controllers. I vote for Apollo but either one can be expensive to keep operating!!!!
    Thanks, I need to look into the Apollo system...never heard of that one.
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    I have the Might Mule running off a battery/solar charger. So far it is working fine. Two neighbors have them as well and recommend them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by meyerld View Post
    The liftmaster system caught my eye as a good product but it seems that it can only be purchased through an installer - is that your experience?
    I did purchase mine through an installer. I didn't research whether or not I could purchase it directly as I was in a hurry at the time and wanted to ensure it was installed correctly. By purchasing thru an installer it came with a 1 year warranty on labor and 2 yrs. on parts.
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    This is what I have.
    ALEKO Dual Swing Gate Opener

    It works as a gate opener should.
    Only problem I had was, during a rain/lightening storm one of the magnetic switches was damaged. I replaced the switch and it went out again. I called customer service about my problem and they told me one of the motors must have also gotten damaged.
    I ordered another complete gate opener kit, because the price difference between buying one motor, was almost as much as buying the complete kit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flyweight View Post
    This is what I have.
    ALEKO Dual Swing Gate Opener

    It works as a gate opener should.
    Only problem I had was, during a rain/lightening storm one of the magnetic switches was damaged. I replaced the switch and it went out again. I called customer service about my problem and they told me one of the motors must have also gotten damaged.
    I ordered another complete gate opener kit, because the price difference between buying one motor, was almost as much as buying the complete kit.
    Thanks, that's another brand I never heard of and will research it.
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