Minn Kota Fortrex 112

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Starting at: $1,349.95

Quick Overview

Fortrex is the Clydesdale of trolling motors - a true workhorse! It's the perfect choice for fishermen with bigger boats who demand a solid, no-frills, well-built motor for serious and frequent expeditions. The aluminum mono-arm, removable bowguard and lift-assist arm all contribute to Fortrex's solid and reliable build. An illuminated indicator always lets you know which way your motor is pointed. Digital Maximizer works to make your battery power last longer. The included weedless prop lets you stray from the main current in search of fish without fearing prop malfunction. Fortrex includes a lifetime shaft guarantee, and a two-year motor warranty. For additional product details, please see below.

Minn Kota Fortrex

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  • Fortrex Motor Head
  • Fortrex Aluminum Arm
  • Fortrex Foot Pedal
  • Fortrex Bow Guard Release
  • Fortrex Lift Assit Piston
  • Composite Shaft
  • Weedless Wedge Prop
  • Digital Maximizer
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Additional Information

Recommended for: Large freshwater v-hull, center console, pontoon and general fishing boats 25' or longer. The 112 lbs thrust motor is recommended for boats weighing up to 5,500lbs. For more help picking the right thrust level - or to learn how much your boat weighs - please refer to our thrust guide.
How It's Unique: Fortrex is a step up from the Minn Kota Maxxum and is the beefiest, most heavy-duty trolling motor in the Minn Kota line up. The motor is unique as it features an aluminum mono-arm, a removable BowGuard 360 spring-protected shaft housing, and a nitrogen charged gas spring that makes stowing and deploying the motor similar to opening up the tailgate on an SUV.

Saltwater fishermen should look to the Minn Kota Riptide SF, as it is the saltwater version of the Fortrex and is controlled by hand rather than foot pedal.
Water Type: Freshwater Only
Shaft Length(s): Shaft lengths of 45", 52", and 62" are available for Fortrex 112 motors. For help selecting a shaft length, please see our shaft guide.
Motor Features: Variable Speed Motor, Cable-Driven Foot Pedal, Digital Maximizer, Illuminated Directional Indicator, Weedless Wedge Prop, Composite Shaft. (Learn about these features)
Available Upgrades:
  • US2 Sonar

Additional Information

Mounting Details: This motor is bolted directly to the bow of the boat using the included mounting hardware, and requires drilling into the boat for installation. Ideally, it's best to have access to the underside of the mounting platform in order to secure and fasten the bolting hardware. However, if accessing the underside is impossible you can use no access bolts to secure the motor from the top. For more information see our compatibility and mounting guides.
Mount Dimensions: 26.7" x 6" (45" shaft) OR 30.5" x 6" (52" & 62" shaft)
Bolting Pattern: Download Short Bolting Pattern
Download Long Bolting Pattern
Wiring Details: Fortrex 112 can be wired directly to the batteries, and can also be used in conjunction with a plug and receptacle for a cleaner, more professional installation that's easy to remove. To protect your motor from damage, a circuit breaker is also recommended but is not required for installation.
Motor Voltage and Batteries: Fortrex 112 is a 36 volt motor and requires (3) 12-volt marine battery. For more information, see our articles on battery selection or battery wiring diagrams.
Power Lead Length: 5 Feet
Pedal Cord Length: 5 Feet
What Is Included:
  • Fortrex 112 trolling motor
  • Foot pedal
  • Power leads
  • Mounting hardware
  • Owners manual
What Else Is Required: 3 Marine Batteries, Battery Charger, Circuit Breaker (Recommended)

Additional Information

Amperage Draw: 46 amps at maximum speed
Motor Run Time: Important Note: As you likely won't be running your trolling motor perpetually, the actual amount of on-the-water time a motor should allow will be substantially longer than times listed. Actual motor run time can vary depending on conditions (winds, waves, etc) and the type of battery used. Listed below are run-time estimates assuming a 100 amp hour rated battery. To learn more, please see our article on calculating motor run time.

  • 20+ Hours: At slow, trolling speeds that draw 5 amps or less
  • 4.4 Hours: Approx. run time with throttle 50% open
  • 2.2 Hours: Approx. run time with the motor at full throttle
Stow and Deploy Method: Fortrex motors feature a nitrogen charged gas spring that makes it incredibly easy to stow and deploy your trolling motor. This design is very similar to the lift-assist system on many vehicle tailgates and makes stowing the motor effortless.
Motor Steering Method: This Fortrex model is steered by foot pedal. The cable-driven foot pedal is controlled by rocking your foot back and forth to control motor direction while motor speed is controlled by the rotating dial on the side of the foot pedal.
Shaft Adjustment: An adjustable depth collar makes it easy to set how deep the shaft and propeller sit in the water.
Motor Speed: All Fortrex motors have a variable speed motor. Learn more about fixed vs. variable speed motors.

Additional Information

Owners Manual: Download Here
Warranty Period: Two Years
Warranty Details: The motor's composite shaft caries a lifetime guarantee. If it's ever broken - regardless of the circumstances - Minn Kota will replace it at no charge. The rest of the motor caries a two year warranty backed up by hundreds of local Minn Kota service centers across the country. View Details Here
Box Dimensions: Box dimensions and weight vary by motor:

Model 1368687 - 9"H x 20"W x 60"L WT: 72.0lbs
Model 1368688 - 7"H x 20"W x 68"L WT: 65.0lbs
Model 1368695 - 9"H x 20"W x 60"L WT: 72.0lbs
Model 1368696 - 7"H x 20"W x 68"L WT: 60.0lbs
Model 1368697 - 8"H x 20"W x 68"L WT: 65.0lbs

Motor Overview

Customer Reviews

17 foot Tx-17 Tracker

Review by Ray D
Overall Rating
Easy ordering.. FAST Delivery. Motor was dropped at the garage door. Packaging held up and everything was intact! Received 2 follow up email describing what to do for a return and also a link on how to install. Did not need either. Motor is powerful. almost went off the boat a couple of times! Run in electric only tournaments partnered with a 107 on the back. When the 107 dies hopefully a 130# Minnkota will be available. I will be buying from trolling motors.net for all my future needs! (Posted on September 3, 2015)
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Custom snyder 18'

Review by Reeseinc
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Plenty of power for fishing in river systems with a lot of current
It will hold my boat in place or move it up river if need to (Posted on May 10, 2015)
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07 Basscat Cougar FTD

Review by Fastff CA Delta
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This review is for Trollingmotors.net and for the Fortrex 112.

Trollingmotors.net is a GREAT on-line business. Sure, they have a good price, no sales taxes, and free shipping, but the reason that I say that they are great is because of their service. I received a damaged trolling motor and had to send it back (the cast motor housing was chipped at the 1/8” flange where the prop attaches). UPS was at my door then next day and took the damaged motor. A few days later I received another trolling new motor.

The Minn Kota Fortrex 112 is a good trolling motor. I owned an 80 on my last boat and loved it because it was easy to lower and raise, cuts through the weeds, and had no issues. After running my new 112 on my Basscat Cougar I am happy. The thing that I am most impressed about with the 112 is the fact that it does not use up batteries. I replace a Motorguide 109. After a full day using the Motorguide on the CA Delta current it would take 10 hours to charge my batteries. With the Fortrex 112 it only takes about 4 hours to charge those same batteries.

If you buy a Minn Kota Fortrex with a Universal Sonar, don’t forget to buy the adapter cable and a spare prop. Also, I would recommend taking some photos of your trolling motor as you unpackage it just in case you have to return it. I unpackaged mine without any pictures, installed it, then took the bubble rap off, that’s when I discovered the damaged housing. I had to uninstall it and then re-package it. That was a science project and I wished I had a photo of the original packaging.
(Posted on September 14, 2014)
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Not sure which model to choose? Learn more about proper shaft length or motor features.
Model Shaft Features Control Motor Volts Price
1368687 45'' Standard Foot Pedal Variable 36V
In Stock
1368688 52'' Standard Foot Pedal Variable 36V
1368695 45'' US2 Sonar Foot Pedal Variable 36V
In Stock
1368696 52'' US2 Sonar Foot Pedal Variable 36V
1368697 62'' US2 Sonar Foot Pedal Variable 36V
In Stock