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Same type of reviews for the Ulterra, please.

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Wizard, I would think with your physical issues that the Ulterra would be a much better fit.  The self deploy should be a strong influence in your decision.  FD uses the Ulterra but I don't know what features he has.

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The best thing about the Ulterra is the auto deploy.  Not only do I not have to pull a rope anymore, depth adjustment is a tap of your toe away.

I have auto pilot, spot lock and the ipilot remote which allows me to deploy and control anywhere on the boat. I can also record tracks and re run them automatically.

I have the 112 ft lb, 36v, 60" shaft model.

The only issue is minor.  The steering transmission is making some noise but MK is replacing it for free eventually.   Parts are a problem even for authorized repair shops.

Lou has seen it in action several times and can probably give a less biased opinion.

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I like the Ulterra but wonder why more anglers aren't using it?

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Maybe........cost?


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I like the Ulterra but wonder why more anglers aren't using it?

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some reviews/discussion out there on other sites.

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I like the Ulterra but wonder why more anglers aren't using it?

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The ULTREXX costs less but has all but one of the same features, it uses lift assist instead of self deploy. The ULTERA costs less that either of the 2 new ones. The repair guy I talked to from MLF told me falt out that MINN KOTA was the gold standard of tms.
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Lou has seen it in action several times and can probably give a less biased opinion.

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As FD mentioned above, I have been able to see this TM in action on several outings and its quite impressive. The self deploying feature is pretty cool to watch, as well as seeing the spot lock at work.

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It's been interesting reading. I have till March before I need my decision. Lots of thinking and investigating to come. Any new info, I will post it.

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I have a 24v 80lb 45Ē Ulterra and like it a lot.  Having said that if I had it to do all over again Iíd have gone with an Ultrex of the same spec.  Anyone wanna trade?




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I have a 24v 80lb 45Ē Ulterra and like it a lot.  Having said that if I had it to do all over again Iíd have gone with an Ultrex of the same spec.  Anyone wanna trade?




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Just curious as to why you would prefer the Ultrex?

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I have a 24v 80lb 45Ē Ulterra and like it a lot.  Having said that if I had it to do all over again Iíd have gone with an Ultrex of the same spec.  Anyone wanna trade?




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Just curious as to why you would prefer the Ultrex?

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Well for me a few reasons. 

1.  No reason I canít lift the TM into and out of the water. 
2.  If you have any issues on the water with the Ulterra and it doesnít want to stow there is no way to bring it back up without completely unbolting the entire trolling motor from the deck and thatís a major PITA.  Iíve worked around that by putting mine on a MinnKota quick disconnect plate that would make removing simple but some might not.  I would not own this TM without a quick disconnect plate.  No way.
3.  The Ulterra TM foot pedal is fly by wire.  The Ultrex Pedal is cable steer.  I like the Ultrex pedal better personally. 

Thatís about it.  Both good trolling motors for sure though. 


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I have a 24v 80lb 45Ē Ulterra and like it a lot.  Having said that if I had it to do all over again Iíd have gone with an Ultrex of the same spec.  Anyone wanna trade?




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Well for me a few reasons. 

1.  No reason I canít lift the TM into and out of the water. 
2.  If you have any issues on the water with the Ulterra and it doesnít want to stow there is no way to bring it back up without completely unbolting the entire trolling motor from the deck and thatís a major PITA.  Iíve worked around that by putting mine on a MinnKota quick disconnect plate that would make removing simple but some might not.  I would not own this TM without a quick disconnect plate.  No way.
3.  The Ulterra TM foot pedal is fly by wire.  The Ultrex Pedal is cable steer.  I like the Ultrex pedal better personally. 

Thatís about it.  Both good trolling motors for sure though. 


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1 and 3 are personal preference and I get those.

2 is not correct.  Take the right side cover off (2 screws) and there is a quick release latch that will allow you to stow in the case of a failure. Granted I would prefer a more easily accessible one but there is a least an option.

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