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#10999062 - 07/24/15 06:27 PM Trolling motor lift assist?
gene30 Offline
Angler

Registered: 07/17/10
Posts: 338
Loc: Irving/Emory, TX
My back has been bothering me for years. Is there something available like a lift assist for a 80-100 lb thrust TM?
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#10999112 - 07/24/15 06:56 PM Re: Trolling motor lift assist? [Re: gene30]
bobrfishes Offline
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Registered: 02/11/10
Posts: 578
Loc: Lake Fork & Longview Texas
Minn Kota makes two models with stow & deploy.
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#10999141 - 07/24/15 07:17 PM Re: Trolling motor lift assist? [Re: gene30]
James Niggemeyer Offline
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Registered: 03/28/05
Posts: 174
Loc: Van, TX.
There is a new aftermarket lift assist mechanism that you can purchase for motor guide trolling motors. It's called the Equalizer. It really works well and I was impressed with the difference the product made.
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#10999160 - 07/24/15 07:34 PM Re: Trolling motor lift assist? [Re: gene30]
Ken Starling Online   happy
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Registered: 02/24/08
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Loc: lake tawakoni
James is correct, I have a Motorguide 109 and installed the Equalizer on mine after talking to several guys that had one. It is worth it.
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#10999185 - 07/24/15 07:58 PM Re: Trolling motor lift assist? [Re: gene30]
Bruce Allen Offline
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Registered: 06/11/06
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Loc: Emory, Texas
where might I find info on the equalizer?
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#10999187 - 07/24/15 08:02 PM Re: Trolling motor lift assist? [Re: gene30]
wlgorman Offline
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Registered: 10/22/08
Posts: 268
Loc: The Colony, TX

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#10999412 - 07/24/15 10:15 PM Re: Trolling motor lift assist? [Re: gene30]
Bryanj Offline
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Registered: 12/18/06
Posts: 753
Loc: Harrah, Oklahoma
I put the equalizer on my motorguide before I sold that boat and it made a significant difference. Not as good as my new fortrex but still worth the money.

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#10999450 - 07/24/15 10:32 PM Re: Trolling motor lift assist? [Re: gene30]
HawgWrangler Offline
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Registered: 09/20/11
Posts: 116
Loc: Lake Lewisville
The Equalizer is only designed for a Motorguide TM equipped with a Gator Mount. We used one on our old duck rig and it provided a lot of support.

On my bass boat I use the new Minn Kota Ulterra. This TM is equipped with automatic deploy and stow. It is an investment but I can tell you that if you have difficulty lifting up on the TM all day, it is a game changer.

I am a paraplegic angler that has had four rotator cuff surgeries, my fishing was often limited by how I felt dealing with the trolling motor. The Ulterra has made that a non-factor.
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#11000102 - 07/25/15 12:12 PM Re: Trolling motor lift assist? [Re: gene30]
Chife Offline
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Registered: 07/24/15
Posts: 3
I have a power gator mount that I hasn't been used for several years. I will sell it if interested.

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#11000149 - 07/25/15 12:32 PM Re: Trolling motor lift assist? [Re: gene30]
FMJshooter Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/24/08
Posts: 1390
Loc: Belton, TX
My Fortex has the hydraulic lift assist not as nice as the auto deploy but it helps!

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#11000511 - 07/25/15 06:19 PM Re: Trolling motor lift assist? [Re: gene30]
gene30 Offline
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Registered: 07/17/10
Posts: 338
Loc: Irving/Emory, TX
Great info guys. Can always get good answers. Thanks
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#11000571 - 07/25/15 07:12 PM Re: Trolling motor lift assist? [Re: gene30]
Brian McCarty Offline
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Registered: 05/28/03
Posts: 5566
Loc: Dallas, TX
Classic Fiberglass in Denton and Tim Harrell at Southwest Parts in Dallas have the Equalizer.
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