|Recommended for:||Small to medium freshwater v-hull, bass, pontoon and general fishing boats up to 17.5'. The 55 lbs thrust motor is recommended for boats weighing up to 2,750lbs. 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:||The Terrova series is a step-up from the Powerdrive V2 line of motors. While both models are compatible with AutoPilot/CoPilot/i-Pilot/i-Pilot Link accessories, only the Terrova line offers the ability to use a foot pedal AND a wireless CoPilot or i-Pilot controller simultaneously. Additionally, Terrova includes a unique mount that features an easy-to-use lever for one-hand stowing of the trolling motor and offers thrust options of 55, 80 and 112 lbs. For a better understanding of foot pedal compatibility, please see our Foot Pedal Compatibility Chart. For a comparison between the Terrova and PowerDrive V2 motors please our Comparison Guide.
We recommend the PowerDrive V2 trolling motor for fishermen who are looking for a value-priced motor that is compatible with AutoPilot/CoPilot/i-Pilot/i-Pilot Link accessories and don't need to simultaneously control the motor with a foot pedal. PowerDrive v2 is available in 45, 50, 55 and 70 lb thrust levels.
|Water Type:||Freshwater Only|
|Shaft Length(s):||Shaft lengths of 45" and 54" are available for Terrova 55 motors. For help selecting a shaft length, please see our shaft guide.|
|Motor Features:||Variable Speed Motor, Electric Foot Pedal, Digital Maximizer, Built-In Battery Gauge, Weedless Wedge Prop, Composite Shaft. (Learn about these features)|
|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:||13.94" length x 8.52" width|
|Bolting Pattern:||Download Bolting Pattern|
|Wiring Details:||Terrova 55 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:||Terrova 55 is a 12 volt motor and requires (1) 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:||18 Feet|
|What Is Included:||
|What Else Is Required:||1 Marine Battery, Battery Charger, Circuit Breaker (Recommended)|
|Amperage Draw:||50 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.
|Stow and Deploy Method:||Terrova's Deploy-Assist lever makes it easy to deploy the motor by squeezing a lever, raising the shaft and deploying it into the water. When not in use, the shaft and head can be quickly removed from the water and laid on the deck for storage.|
|Motor Steering Method:||The motor is steered via the included foot pedal which can control motor speed and direction. If the CoPilot or i-Pilot accessories are purchased, Terrova can also be controlled via wireless remote control. Note: If a CoPilot or i-Pilot wireless remote is installed, the foot pedal will function. The Terrova is the only Minn Kota motor that offers the ability to use a foot pedal AND a wireless CoPilot or i-Pilot controller simultaneously.|
|Shaft Adjustment:||An adjustable depth collar makes it easy to set how deep the shaft and propeller sit in the water.|
|Motor Speed:||All Terrova motors have a variable speed motor. Learn more about fixed vs. variable speed motors.|
|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 1358800 - 10"H x 19"W x 71"L WT: 54.0lbs
Model 1358801 - 10"H x 19"W x 71"L WT: 54.0lbs
Model 1358853 - 10"H x 19"W x 70"L WT: 55.9lbs
Model 1358854 - 10"H x 20"W x 72"L WT: 55.0lbs
Model 1358855 - 10"H x 20"W x 72"L WT: 55.0lbs
2014 Lund Impact 1675Review by Steve
I'd recommend TrollingMotors.net to anyone considering purchasing a new trolling motor or accessory without any hesitation. I live in a rural area and we don't have any stores in the area that even come close to selling the higher end products like the Terrova, so regardless I was going to need to order from somewhere and I spent a lot of time reviewing online stores and TrollingMotors.net had good reviews and prices and their customer service is second to none! Period. I had a question and dropped an Email over the weekend and I received a response back that same day! Shipping was very fast, the motor arrived in 3 days and they personally followed up with me to ensure I was happy and had no issues. I won't hesitate to return for any future purchases from these guys. (Posted on June 30, 2014)
Alumacraft Classic 16Ft GVW about 1300 lbs.Review by Jack Bogrand
I knew I would have to add another deep cycle battery and rewire from the #10 AWG for the existing motor to 20 feet of #6 AWG marine grade stranded wire for this new motor. Luckily a neighbor had a hammer-driven crimper to put lugs on this really large wire as I hadn't considered this crimping issue and that my #10 - #22 AWG crimper was never going to handle the job! And, as you will see, I had a lot of lugs to crimp by the time I got through with my special wiring needs.
When I received the motor (great shipping, handling and tracking by TROLLINGMOTORS.NET's Clayton when the package got held up in winter snow storms) in pristine condition and read the "Boat Wiring Instructions Supplement" (yes, I do read all documentation before I begin) I found that my plan to just hook up the new motor like the old one was just changed.
The supplement is very clear that the electrical ground (negative terminals) between the trolling motor battery and fish finder battery should NOT be connected together as this could cause electrical interference (RFI) on the FF . It also states this US2 equipped motor should not be connected to anything but a Minn Kota alternator type charging system or a "direct short" could be caused in the Minn Kota motor.
I needed my Evinrude Etech that has a 25 amp alternator output to be able to charge the trolling motor battery during week-long trips to Canadian wilderness lakes where no electricity is available for running a charger. Simple solution, I wired two high current switches, ($15 each rather than one double-pole high-power switch at $110) one to switch the trolling and power battery grounds together, the other to switch the positive terminals together. Then all I have to do is FIRST UNPLUG the trolling motor, THEN switch the two battery switches on and the Evinrude can charge the trolling battery. THEN FIRST switch the two battery switches OFF, THEN plug in the trolling motor and I'm back in action.
Two days ago I took my new trolling motor out on the Mississippi River Pool #4 at the Wisconsin side of the Red Wing dam. The current was almost too swift to get a 3/4 oz. jig down to the bottom but the Terrova motor kept me in position, once I learned not to use the Spot Lock with all the other 45 boats around me. I'll be using the Spot Lock when I am in an area where there is more than 10 feet between boats!
After trolling for about 4 hours, mostly high speed, I was down almost half discharged so I unplugged the TM, switched the battery switches on, and drove back to the boat landing. The TM battery was fully charged by the time I got back. This morning both batteries read 12.57 volts (when disconnected from each other). I'm ready for the Canadian wilderness!! Thanks TROLLINGMOTORS.NET and Minn Kota Technical Services for great support and a great product.
(Posted on March 22, 2014)
Champion 16'Review by Randy
That is the only minus right now but the positives are so numerous I think this will be one of my best buys. You can control the trolling motor from the bank (if you want too), dock or where ever you want to sit in your boat. That anchor feature is GREAT along with cruse control and more. It seems like I am using it much more than the other types because you have so much more control now. You would think it is hard on the battery but so far it is not bad at all. Good job Minn Kota! (Posted on November 30, 2013)