Ulterra Features, Specifications and Manuals

For assistance in selecting the best trolling motor for you, click on the Trolling Motor Selection Guide below.

 

Ulterra® is the only trolling motor that gives you push-button command from anywhere on the boat. Stow, deploy or trim the motor up and down by using the buttons on your i-Pilot® or i-Pilot Link™ remote, the foot pedal, or a Humminbird® fish finder. It’s instant. Effortless. And it makes Ulterra the easiest motor on the water to use.

Features

Auto Stow and Deploy
Stow or deploy Ulterra just by pushing a button on your i-Pilot or i-Pilot Link remote, foot pedal or Humminbird fish finder.

Power Trim
Trim Ulterra up or down at the push of a button — on either the foot pedal, the i-Pilot or i-Pilot Link remote or a Humminbird fish finder. Adjust to changing fishing conditions without reaching down to your trolling motor.

Heel-Toe Electric Foot Pedal
Stow, deploy and adjust the trim on Ulterra — all from the foot pedal. You can even activate Spot-Lock with one tap. Includes 18' cord.

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.

Indestructible Composite Shaft
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.

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.

Available Transducers
Our saltwater or Riptide Ulterras do not have a built-in transducer. The freshwater Ulterras all include a built-in transducer. The transducers available are the Universal Sonar 2 (US2), MEGA Down Imaging (MDI), or MEGA Side Imaging (MSI). We do not off the freshwater Ulterras without a built-in 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.

i-Pilot and i-Pilot Link
The Ulterra comes with either i-Pilot or i-Pilot Link pre-installed. If your Ulterra has i-Pilot and you want to upgrade to i-Pilot Link, we have upgrade kits available (kits listed below). If you have i-Pilot Link, you may need an AS EC QDE Ethernet Adapter Cable. The i-Pilot Link Compatibility Chart will assist you in determining if you need the adapter. The manuals for i-Pilot and i-Pilot Link are linked at the bottom of this page.
i-Pilot and i-Pilot Link Upgrade Kits

Using the Ulterra with Lowrance and other Non-Humminbird Fish Finders
Ulterra motors equipped with i-Pilot operate independent of a fish finder. The i-Pilot remote works with the trolling motor, and provides features such as Spot-Lock, AutoPilot, Cruise Control and Record-A-Track. Because the system only connects to the motor and works independently of a fish finder, you do not need a Humminbird or any other finder to operate it. Only models equipped with i-Pilot Link have the ability to connect to a Humminbird fish finder to provide additional features than the GPS features listed above.
Battery Meter
The Ulterra comes with either i-Pilot Link or i-Pilot installed on the motor. The motor battery meter is displayed on the i-Pilot or i-Pilot Link remote control LCD screen. Please note, the trolling motor battery meter will only be displayed when the prop is not running. For more information, see the following video:

 

Specifications

Available Thrust and Voltage Options
Like the Ultrex, the Ulterra is available in 80 and 112 lbs of thrust and performs just as well as the Terrova and PowerDrive motors. The 80lb thrust Ulterra is a 24 volt motor. The 112 lb thrust Ulterra is a 36 volt motor. We do not offer a 12 volt Ulterra.

Available Shaft Lengths
The Ulterra is available in shaft lengths of 45", 60", and 72". The Riptide Ulterra is available in shaft lengths of 54", 60", and 72". The shaft on the Ulterra cannot be lengthened or shortened as it would be cost prohibitive. The are many major components of the motor that would need to be replaced as well as the shaft including the trim motor and the lower unit.

Shipping Weight
The weight of the Ulterra can vary based on the options on the motor. Below are the weights by motor thrust, shaft length, transducer option (US2, MDI, or MSI), and i-Pilot or i-Pilot LInk.

24 Volts

  • Ulterra with i-Pilot or i-Pilot Link, US2, 80 lbs. thrust, 45" shaft- 62 lbs.
  • Ulterra with i-Pilot or i-Pilot Link, US2, 80 lbs. thrust, 60" shaft- 73 lbs.
  • Ulterra with i-Pilot or i-Pilot Link, MDI, 80 lbs. thrust, 45" shaft- 66 lbs.
  • Ulterra with i-Pilot or i-Pilot Link, MDI, 80 lbs. thrust, 60" shaft- 70 lbs.
  • Ulterra with i-Pilot or i-Pilot Link, MSI, 80 lbs. thrust, 45" shaft- 68 lbs.
  • Ulterra with i-Pilot or i-Pilot Link, MSI, 80 lbs. thrust, 60" shaft- 70 lbs.
  • Riptide Ulterra with i-Pilot or i-Pilot Link, 80 lbs. thrust, 54" shaft- 66 lbs.
  • Riptide Ulterra with i-Pilot or i-Pilot Link, 80 lbs. thrust, 60" shaft- 61 lbs.
  • Riptide Ulterra with i-Pilot or i-Pilot Link, 80 lbs. thrust, 72" shaft- 71 lbs.
  • Riptide Ulterra with i-Pilot or i-Pilot Link, 80 lbs. thrust, 60" shaft- 71 lbs.
  • Riptide Ulterra with i-Pilot or i-Pilot Link, 80 lbs. thrust, 72" shaft- 66 lbs.

36 Volts

  • Ulterra with i-Pilot or i-Pilot Link, US2, 112 lbs. thrust, 60" shaft- 80 lbs.
  • Ulterra with i-Pilot or i-Pilot Link, US2, 112 lbs. thrust, 72" shaft- 83 lbs.
  • Ulterra with i-Pilot or i-Pilot Link, MDI 112 lbs. thrust, 60" shaft- 75 lbs.
  • Ulterra with i-Pilot or i-Pilot Link, MDI 112 lbs. thrust, 72" shaft- 79 lbs.
  • Ulterra with i-Pilot or i-Pilot Link, MSI 112 lbs. thrust, 60" shaft- 78 lbs.
  • Ulterra with i-Pilot or i-Pilot Link, MSI 112 lbs. thrust, 72" shaft- 80 lbs.
  • Riptide Ulterra with i-Pilot or i-Pilot Link, 112 lbs. thrust, 60" shaft- 80 lbs.
  • Riptide Ulterra with i-Pilot or i-Pilot Link, 112 lbs. thrust, 72" shaft- 80 lbs.
  • Riptide Ulterra with i-Pilot or i-Pilot Link, 112 lbs. thrust, 60" shaft- 79 lbs.
  • Riptide Ulterra with i-Pilot or i-Pilot Link, 112 lbs. thrust, 72" shaft- 81 lbs.

 

Mounting Holes
All Ulterras have the same mounting hole patterns as our electric steer motors for easy interchangeability between new and older Ulterras and upgrading from another electric steer motor to the Ulterra.

 

Manuals and Compatibility Charts

Manuals for the Ulterra.
i-Pilot Link Compatibility Chart
Built-In MEGA Imaging Compatibility 
Universal Sonar 2 Compatibility
Click here for Ulterra purchase options.

 

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