Fortrex Features, Specifications and Manuals (2009-present)

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Go ahead, make its day. Fortrex® is fearless, with a ruthlessly tough anodized aluminum mount, Mono-Arm Design and with 80 pounds of thrust. It tears through anything in its path — from thick weeds to stump fields — to deliver you to the fish.


  • Lift-Assist Mount
    Patented Lift-Assist Design cuts the weight of stow and deploy in half. Features a stainless steel, nitrogen gas-charged spring.
  • Removable Bowguard 360°® Bracket
    Breaks away on impact from any angle and automatically resets itself, giving you uninterrupted fishing. Plus, its dual bearing system eliminates noise and the entire mount is easily removable.
  • Mono-Arm Design
    Made of extruded, anodized aluminum with solid one-piece construction that helps your trolling motor run quieter, with less wear for longer life.
  • Counter-Tension Stabilizer
    An integrated spring in this mount applies force whether the trolling motor is stowed or deployed. That translates to a trolling motor with no play, no give, reduced steering torque and years of silent operation.
  • Cool, Quiet Power
    Every Minn Kota lower unit runs cool to extend trolling motor life, and stays quiet.
  • Illuminated Directional Indicator
    Easy-to-read illuminated directional indicator built right into the motor head tells you right where you’re headed - in any conditions.
  • Heel-Toe / Cable-Steer Foot Pedal
    Get heel/toe control of your motor with this ultra-responsive foot pedal that includes speed control, and momentary and constant on/off. Made with a high-impact composite material for unparalleled durability.
  • Push-to-Test Battery Meter
    Press a button on the trolling motor head to get an instant status of battery life you have left.
  • Digital Maximizer
    Provides up to 5 times longer run time on a single battery charge. These variable speed trolling motors let you dial in your exact speed, and they deliver only as much power as you need, helping to conserve your battery for a full day of fishing.
  • Weedless Wedge 2 Prop
    With swept-back flared blades to power through anything without battery-draining chopping and hacking, the Weedless Wedge™ 2 is one of the most trusted props in fishing.
  • Indestructible Composite Shaft - Guaranteed for Life
    At the core of your Minn Kota trolling motor is an indestructible composite shaft. It's a Minn Kota exclusive, and we guarantee it for life.
  • Cool, Quiet Power
    Every Minn Kota lower unit runs cool to extend trolling motor life, and stays quiet.
  • Available Transducers
    Fortrex motors are available with a built-in Universal Sonar 2 (US2) transducer. To connect your transducer to a fish finder, you may need an Adapter Cable. The compatibility charts for the transducers listed at the bottom of this page will help you determine if your fish finder is compatible and if you need an adapter cable.


  • Available Thrust and Voltage Options
    • The Fortrex is available in 80 lbs and 112 lbs of thrust. The 80 lb thrust motors are 24 volts. The 112 lbs. thrust Fortrex is a 36 volt motor. We do not offer a 12 volt Fortrex.
  • Available Shaft Lengths
    • The Fortrex is available in shaft lengths of 45", 52", and 62". The shaft on the Fortrex cannot be lengthened as it would be cost prohibitive. The shaft can be shortened. If the shaft is shortened at an Authorized Service Center, it will not void your warranty. If the shaft is shortened outside of an Authorized Service Center, the warranty will be voided.
  • Motor Control Options
    • The Fortrex is controlled with either a foot pedal or a hand control tiller.
  • Mounting Holes
    • All Fortrexes have the same mounting hole patterns as our cable-steer motors for easy interchangeability between cable-steer trolling motors.

Fortrex (brushed motor)

Item Number Controller Thrust Sonar Shaft Length Shipping Weight
1368660 Foot Pedal 80 lbs. No Sonar 45" shaft 68 lbs.
1368661 Foot Pedal 80 lbs. No Sonar 52" shaft 73 lbs.
1368670 Foot Pedal 80 lbs. US2 45" shaft 69 lbs.
1368671 Foot Pedal 80 lbs. US2 52" shaft 75 lbs.
1368687 Foot Pedal 112 lbs. No Sonar 45" shaft 76 lbs.
1368695 Foot Pedal 112 lbs. US2 52" shaft 78 lbs.

Riptide Fortrex (brushed motor)

Item Number Controller Thrust Shaft Length Shipping Weight
1363640 Hand-Control 80 lbs. 45" shaft 65 lbs.
1363641 Hand-Control 80 lbs. 52" shaft 67.25 lbs.
1363660 Hand-Control 112 lbs. 45" shaft 74 lbs.


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