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Z-18 With Minn Kota Ultrex????

Thread in 'Nitro & Tracker Owners' started by Chris Walker, Apr 28, 2019.

  1. Chris Walker

    Chris Walker Active Member

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    Any of you guys running the Minn Kota ultrex on your Z 18? If so, what foot pound thrust and voltage are you using? I’m trying to find out if the 80 pound 24 V is efficient enough for the Z 18. Thank you gentlemen. What size shaft?
     
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    Larry Williams Well-Known Member

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    The 24V 80 pound is definitely good for the Z-18 and your boat is already wired for it- (24V Troll system).
    I don't have the ultrex on my Z-18 yet but my partner has one on a 19' Ranger with the 225 engine.
    The Minn Kota ultrex is a great setup. It does all that you see good about it, very well. I have fished behind it a good bit and have been impressed with it's performance. I definitely want on to replace my Fortrex- and the Fortrex is a great TM itself. Spot locking is a huge advantage. FYI- I have not yet checked to be sure that the recessed area for the foot control is actually large enough. I believe that it is. I would want to confirm that. I think at worst you might have to elevate the foot control in the recessed box slightly. The controls on the ultrex foot pedal unit make it slightly larger than the Fortrex.
     
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    I upgraded to the ultrex when I bought my 2019 z18. 80lb 24v works just fine no issues so far
     
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    I’ve had my new 80 pound 24 V old tricks on for two weeks now and love it. The 45 inch shaft was perfect and it has 100 times more power than my 70 maxim. I am extremely satisfied with this trolling motor.
     
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