| Model # 1368580
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Maxxum - the ideal blend of performance, affordability and features. Perfect if you need a well-built, reliable trolling motor with a few convenient touches, but not every bell and whistle. Enter Maxxum. It won't make your morning coffee or communicate with satellites, but it will reliably take you to where the fish are with ease. Maxxum is your choice if you don't need fancy features and just want a rock-solid trolling motor that gets the job done.
Maxxum 80 Full Details
Medium to large freshwater v-hull, bass, pontoon and general fishing boats up to 23'. The 70 lbs thrust motor is recommended for boats weighing up to 3,500lbs. 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:
Maxxum trolling motors are a step up from the Minn Kota Edge as they offer larger thrust levels (up to 80 lbs), a beefy spring-protected shaft housing, an illuminated directional indicator, and select models offer a variable speed motor. This motor is built to last and has some helpful bells and whistles.
The Minn Kota Fortrex is a step-up from the Maxxum motor as it features a super heavy-duty aluminum mono arm, stow and deploy assist, removable BowGuard 360 mount, and an optional built-in transducer. If you want the most sturdy motor built or would like to integrate your fishfinder with your motor, consider the Minn Kota Fortrex.
Shaft lengths of 42" and 52" are available for Maxxum 70 motors. For help selecting a shaft length, please see our shaft guide.
Variable or Fixed Speed Motor, Cable-Driven foot pedal, Digital Maximizer (variable speed models), Built-In Direction Indicator, Weedless Wedge Prop, Composite Shaft. (Learn about these features)
Maxxum isn't compatible with any AutoPilot, Sonar or i-Pilot accessories. But it is compatible with select quick release plates and handle extensions - please see the right-hand side product bar.
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.
Short pattern - 29.375" x 7" (on 42" shaft). Long pattern - 34.875" x 7" (on 52" shafts)
Maxxum 70 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:
Maxxum 70 is a 24 volt motor and requires (2) 12-volt marine battery. For more information, see our articles on battery selection or battery wiring diagrams.
Power Lead Length:
Pedal Cord Length:
What Is Included:
- Maxxum 70 trolling motor
- Foot pedal
- Power leads
- Mounting hardware
- Owners manual
What Else Is Required:
2 Marine Batteries, Battery Charger, Circuit Breaker (Recommended)
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 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
- 4.8 Hours: Approx. run time with throttle 50% open
- 2.4 Hours: Approx. run time with the motor at full throttle
Stow and Deploy Method:
Maxxum motors feature the Bowguard 360 mount. When the trolling motor is 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 Maxxum 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.
An adjustable depth collar makes it easy to set how deep the shaft and propeller sit in the water.
Maxxum motors have either a variable speed or fixed speed motor. Learn more about fixed vs. variable speed motors.
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 and weight vary by motor:
Model 1368580 - 9"H x 20"W x 61"L WT: 66.0lbs
Model 1368561 - 10"H x 17"W x 61"L WT: 64.0lbs