Motorguide X3 55 Hand Control

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Quick Overview

The new X3 bow mount is a great addition to the MotorGuide lineup. It offers a classic hand-operated control with 5 speeds forward and 2 reverse - with a choice of 45 and 55 pound thrust for the versatility you need. The aluminum shaft and aluminum and steel lower unit construction combine to make the X3 a strong, durable and dependable motor. The new X3 is paired with the revolutionary Gator® Flex 360 mount for a winning combination of durability and value.

MotorGuide X3 Motor

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Additional Information

Recommended for: Small to medium sized freshwater v-hull, pontoon, jon and general fishing boats up to 21'. 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: X3 is MotorGuide's entry-level bow mount motor, and is designed to be functional, strong and affordable. Featuring MotorGuide’s popular GatorFlex 360 mount, the motor is built to endure rough use and can be easily removed from the mount. All X3 motors feature a fixed speed motor with 5 forward speed and two reverse.

The Varimax line is the next step-up in the MotorGuide series. If you want a more powerful motor (up to 75 lbs), a variable speed engine, and a transom or bow mount you will want to consider the Varimax.
Water Type: Freshwater Only
Shaft Length(s): This X3 motor comes with a 50" shaft. For help selecting a shaft length, please see our shaft guide.
Motor Features: Fixed speed motor, GatorFlex 360 mount, Stainless steel propeller shaft and 3-blade Machete III prop, Ergonomic extending handle for fingertip control, Powerful and cooler-running 3.5" lower unit (Learn about these features)
Available Upgrades: X3 is compatible with select quick release plates and handle extensions - please see the right-hand side product bar.

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: Not Available
Bolting Pattern: Not Available
Wiring Details: X3 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: The X3 55 is a 12 volt motor and requires just (1) 12-volt marine batteries. For more information, see our articles on battery selection or battery wiring diagrams.
Power Lead Length: 5 Feet
Pedal Cord Length: N/A
What Is Included:
  • X3 55 trolling motor
  • Power leads with terminal battery ends
  • Mounting hardware
  • Owners manual
What Else Is Required: 1 Marine Battery, Battery Charger, Circuit Breaker (Recommended)

Additional Information

Amperage Draw: 42 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 substantial 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
  • 4.8 Hours: Approx. run time with throttle 50% open
  • 2.4 Hours: Approx. run time with the motor at full throttle
Stow and Deploy Method: The X3 features the GatorFlex 360 mount which makes stowing and deploying the motor easy. When not in use, the motor can be manually removed from the water and naturally rotates into a flat position to convenient stow on the deck. When ready for use, simply slide the motor head and shaft forward, and it effortlessly swings back down into the water.
Motor Steering Method: This X3 model is steered by hand. The ergonomic extending handle comes out of the motor for increased fingertip control. Motor speed is controlled by rotating the hand lever.
Shaft Adjustment: X3's GatorFlex 360 mount makes it easy to adjust the shaft and control how deep the propeller sits in the water.
Motor Speed: All X3 motors have a fixed speed motor, with 5 forward and 2 reverse settings. Learn more about fixed vs. variable speed motors.

Additional Information

Owners Manual: Download Here
Warranty Period: Two Years
Warranty Details: The X3 caries a two year warranty backed up by hundreds of local MotorGuide service centers across the country.
Box Dimensions: Model 940200140 - 8"H x 24"W x 62"L WT: 42.2lbs