Back in the 1980’s, GTO’s founder relocated to Florida and purchased a ranch complete with horses. During the renovation of his home, he grew weary of the inconvenience of getting in and out of his truck to open and close his gate manually. He decided to install an automatic gate opener on his gate and received quotes ranging from $3,000 to $4,500. Knowing that this technology was readily available, he set out to design an affordable gate opener that was easy to install and that could be used in remote locations.
He successfully launched the Mighty Mule® E-Z Gate® brand of gate openers, with the GTO/PRO, GTO/ACCESS Systems brand soon to follow. GTO has always been proud to design and distribute gate operator products and access controls in the USA. Mighty Mule® gate openers are designed for home, ranch, industrial and light professional applications. The Mighty Mule® brand offers the “Do It Yourselfer”, a professional grade gate opener that is affordable and easy enough to install yourself. Mighty Mule® automatic gate openers are in demand for rural, urban, and industrial or commercial environments. Since 1987, over a half million GTO® gate operators and access controls have been installed around the world.
All GTO gate operators meet and exceed all national and federal safety standards, and are certified and listed to be in compliance with UL325, 5th Edition.