|Recommended for:||Small to medium freshwater v-hull, bass, Jon, and general fishing boats up to 17'. 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 weights - please refer to our thrust guide.|
|How It's Unique:||The Minn Kota Traxxis is a step-up from less expensive transom motors such as the Endura C2. Compared to the Endura, Traxxis features a heavier duty mount with multiple adjustments, a tilting and extending control handle, one hand motor stowing, and variable speed operation. Additionally, Traxxis features an integrated battery meter that allows you to monitor the charge of your battery.
The Minn Kota Riptide Transom has similar features to the Traxxis, but is made for Saltwater use. The Riptide Transom is available in both variable and fixed speed versions.
|Water Type:||Freshwater Only|
|Shaft Length(s):||The Minn Kota Traxxis 55 is available with either a 36" or 42" shaft|
|Motor Features:||One-Hand Stow, Steering Tension Control, Cam Depth Adjuster, Tilt / Extended Tiller, Weedless Wedge Prop, Indestructible Composite Shaft, Digital Maximizer, Super Quiet Operations. (Learn about these features)|
|Available Upgrades:||Extension Handles are available for all Traxxis motors|
|Mounting Details:||Mount the Minn Kota Traxxis to your boat using the heavy-duty transom mount. Simply place the mount over the top of your boat's transom and tighten the two heavy-duty clamps to secure the motor in place.|
|Bolting Pattern:||Bolting is not required for the Traxxis motors|
|Wiring Details:||Traxxis 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:||Minn Kota Traxxis 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:||NA|
|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:||With a single hand, you can remove your motor from the water without needing to fuss with buttons, levers or locks. Pull the motor slightly up to disengage, then rotate back for convenient stowing.|
|Motor Steering Method:||Steer the trolling motor with the included hand tiller. The Minn Kota Traxxis steering control lets you fine-tune the amount of play in the steering column. Want smooth steering for precise maneuvering? It's easy to dial the tension back using the tension collar. Need a more rigid steering column to maintain a course? Tighten down the collar to eliminate steering play and keep the motor in place. Riptide Transom's collar lets you customize tension for any situation, making motor operation more convenient.|
|Shaft Adjustment:||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|
|Motor Speed:||The Minn Kota Traxxis 55 is a variable speed motor|
|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.|
|Box Dimensions:||Model 1368715 - 7"H x 18"W x 51"L WT: 29.1lbs
Model 1368716 - 8"H x 18"W x 56"L WT: 30.0lbs
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Also, TrollingMotors.net answered all my questions I asked about using this motor for back trolling. The video on their website shows a walleye pro using this motor to back troll and I wondered why the prop was facing in the opposite direction for this type of fishing. It turns out this is the best way to run the motor if you are using it all the time for back trolling and it's not hard to reverse it.
The motor came to my home quickly and in excellent condition. I did find out the 55 comes with a different prop than the one pictured on the box (weedless prop on box). The weedless prop is on the bigger motors only. So, they must use the same box to ship all their motors.
Definitely a motor and company I would recommend to other fishermen!!
Frank Walker (Posted on April 12, 2014)
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