MINN KOTA: New Ultrex Trolling Motor

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Minn Kota® Unveils “No Compromise” Ultrex™ Trolling Motor

Racine, WI (July 8, 2016):  Minn Kota® introduces the trolling motor anglers have only dreamed of – a hybrid that merges the body of a Fortrex® with the brains of i-Pilot®, complete with Spot-Lock electronic GPS anchoring and more.

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New for 2017, Minn Kota’s Ultrex™ gives anglers the control and responsiveness of a Fortrex, plus effortless Power Steering and i-Pilot® features, like Spot-Lock.  Paired with Steering Lock, which allows you to take your foot off the pedal without losing motor heading, Ultrex will change the way you fish.

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“We continue to set the bar high for break-through innovations to help anglers catch fish.  Ultrex is no exception,” says Brad Henry, Minn Kota Brand Manager. “We’ve combined the reliability and responsive ‘wired-to-the-water’ feel of our tournament-proven Fortrex with the GPS technologies of i-Pilot, i-Pilot Link, and Spot-Lock electronic anchoring.  It’s the best of both worlds.”

Ultrex Features:

  • Power Steering: Ultra-responsive control and reduces steering effort and foot fatigue
  • Steering Lock: Take your foot off the pedal and keep your motor heading
  • Ultrex Foot Pedal: Power steering with Spot-Lock and AutoPilot Buttons
  • Lift-Assist
  • Fortrex Mono Arm bracket
  • Coated stainless steel stow/deploy adjustable cable
  • Bluetooth-enabled i-Pilot or i-Pilot Link
  • Digital Maximizer
  • Universal Sonar 2
  • Composite Shaft
  • Weedless Wedge 2 Prop

The Minn Kota Ultrex product line-up will consist of numerous i-Pilot- or i-Pilot Link- and US2-enabled combos, including 24-volt 80 lbs. thrust and 36-volt 112 lbs. thrust versions in 45”, 52” and 60” shaft lengths. Product available in late fall, 2016.

Ultrex MSRP: $2199.99-$2799.99.