Minn Kota Fortrex 80/US2 24v-80lb-45" Freshwater Bow-Mount Trolling Motor

Minn Kota

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Fortrex 80/US2 24v-80lb-45" Freshwater Bow-Mount Trolling Motor 

Minn Kota is unquestionably the gold-standard brand for trolling motors and is highly popular among boaters and anglers of all skill levels.

Perhaps you're an angler who consistently fishes the entire day, and your job relies upon 100 percent uptime performance. Or then again, maybe you like going out on the water when the weather is intense, and the hypersensitive land lovers are tucked inside their comfortable lodges. Or you're simply the person who knows how harsh the marine environment is, and you'll make do with only the best engineering and materials. In any way, you're a Fortrex fellow.

Tough as Fortrex, quite basically, this is the beefiest motor money one can purchase. The construction includes an aircraft aluminum mono-arm, a removable bow-guard, and a nitrogen-charged gas spring to assist you with getting the beast all through your boat without a hitch and efficiently.

The Fortrex cable-control foot pedal includes super-responsive heel-toe toe steering and easy-to-work speed control. The Digital Maximizer will keep you out on the water longer, which is a piece of cake since it's likewise got an Illuminated Directional Indicator in case the fish are nibbling into the evening. Fueled by a Weedless Wedge 2 prop and supported by the Minn Kota two-year guarantee.

  • Variable Speed Motor
  • Cable-Driven Foot Pedal
  • Digital Maximizer
  • Bounce Buster
  • Illuminated Directional Indicator
  • Weedless Wedge Prop
  • Composite Shaft


The strong, extruded aluminum arm on the new Fortrex™ indeed serves every angler on the water as it is the most savage mount ever released. With fewer moving parts, more tight resistances, and less give, Fortrex is the beefiest, meanest, quietest engine of all time. 

Mono-Arm Design

Once in a while, the least difficult solution is ideal. For this situation, it's an innovation. Fortrex's imaginative Mono-Arm Design includes an extruded, anodized aluminum structural shaft that works with no metal-to-metal contact and 75% less twist. A single hinge point and back turn holding on for 20% more surface area deliver less wear, longer life, and quieter activity than standard motor mounts.

Counter-Tension Stabilizer (CTS)

Counter-Tension Stabilizer uses an integrated spring that applies power whether the motor's stowed or deployed. That means a motor with no play, no give, reduced on the water. 


Fortrex's Lift-Assist configuration cuts the weight of the stow and deploys it into equal parts, making it as simple as lifting your SUV back end. It includes a stainless steel, nitrogen-charged gas spring to get you all through the water effortlessly.

Removable Bowguard 360°

Lifting the motor and bow guard off the mount is even easier on Fortrex - remove a single cap screw. The Removable Bowguard 360°™ additionally includes a dual bearing system that takes out noise and considers further developed breakaways from any point.

Illuminated Directional Indicator - Fortrex

The easy-to-read, illuminated directional indicator leaves no question about where you're headed. 

Foot Pedal

Get wired to the water with the super-responsive foot pedal. Its new design is simpler to operate, with more space for your foot and more accurate speed control.
Digital Maximizer
Digital Maximizer™ controls and enhances the ability to extend battery life and reduce harmful heat. You'll remain on the water up to quite a bit longer on a single charge.

Weedless Wedge 2 Prop

Drive weeds away and take on the thick stuff without battery-draining, chopping, and hacking. Weedless Wedge™ 2 highlights swept-back, flared sharp blades for persistent, solid prop activity.

Indestructible Composite Shaft - Guaranteed For Life!

Pound for pound, the composite shaft is more grounded than steel. It flexes on sway and won't break, bend or corrode. That is the reason the trolling motor's shaft is guaranteed for life.

Cool, Quiet Power

Nothing runs cooler or more quietly than a Minn Kota. The additional large windings and commutators disperse heat, bringing about cooler activity, extended battery life, and longer engine life. What's more, the unique bearing system lessens friction to cut fish-scaring noise. So quiet, they'll never hear you coming.

Universal Sonar 2

Universal Sonar 2 has an incorporated, covered transducer that gives interference-free sonar performance, water temperature detecting, and double beam innovation for a comprehensive view and more prominent bottom detail. It's compatible with most major fishfinders.

Two-Year Warranty

This motor is backed up with Minn Kota's two-year warranty.

Multiple Ways To Mount The Minn Kota Fortrex

Selection Of Mounts - The Minn Kota Fortrex has three unique ways you can mount it to the boat. The rear mount is ideal for trolling boats like small fishing boats, johnboats, and sailboats. The motor can mount to the bow, the transom, and the motor effortlessly. Each mount is straightforward to remove when you are finished with your day on the water.

Mounting Details - This motor is mounted straight to the boat's bow utilizing the included mounting hardware and requires drilling into the boat for installation. Preferably it's ideal for accessing the underside of the mounting platform to secure and fasten the bolting hardware. But, if getting to the underside is impossible, you can use no access bolts to secure the engine from the top. 

Multiple Colorways

Different colors –The Minn Kota Fortrex motors come in various colors and styles. The White tone is ideal for sailboats and other small cruising-type boats because either white or black will match anything. The sports fisher might favor the camo color to fit their john-type fishing boat. The waterfowl stands apart as an extraordinary-looking motor; however, it is a good blend when you are hunting and attempting to stow away from your prey.


WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including di(2-Ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) which is known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm. For more information go to P65Warnings.ca.gov.


  • Included Propeller: Weedless Weed 2 (MKP-33)
  • Autopilot: No
  • Control Type: Cable Steer Foot Pedal
  • Mounting Style: Bow
  • Salt Water/Fresh Water: Fresh
  • Shaft Length (Inches): 45"
  • Thrust (Pounds): 80 lbs
  • Built-In Transducer: Yes
  • Universal Sonar: 2
  • Voltage - Input Range (Volts): 24v
  • Series: Fortrex
  • Speed Control: Variable
  • Max. Amp Draw: 56
  • Box Dimensions: 9"H x 20"W x 60"L WT: 70 lbs
  • UPC: 029402031979
Owner's Manual (pdf)