Originally Posted by rajincajingt
i have both wife and kids and i still open the gate.
a $5k opener is still cheaper and more reliable than getting the wife to do it.
Theirs is a Viking F-1. She said the guy that built their gate installed it. She thinks they paid just under $4,000 for the opener, solar panel, battery backup, keypads, electric lock that actually locks the gate, and installation. All they had to do was make sure there was power available.
When we installed my buddy's mighty mules, each gate cost him just under $1,000 for the opener, solar panel, keypad, lock and battery. Seemed like a bargain at the time. Not so much now.