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Ultrex to Fortrex interchangeable? #13548994 05/07/20 06:19 PM
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Question. Had to put my 36v 52" Ultrex in the shop. Will a 24v 45" Fortrex connect to the Ultrex mount/swing bracket?


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Re: Ultrex to Fortrex interchangeable? [Re: GreaseMonkey] #13549060 05/07/20 06:45 PM
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yes you can put a fortrex on a ultrex mount but you cant put a ultrex on a fourtrex mount

Re: Ultrex to Fortrex interchangeable? [Re: GreaseMonkey] #13549137 05/07/20 07:29 PM
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doubt the 45 will fit a 52".


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Re: Ultrex to Fortrex interchangeable? [Re: GreaseMonkey] #13549551 05/07/20 11:49 PM
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45" and 52" have different brackets.

Re: Ultrex to Fortrex interchangeable? [Re: GreaseMonkey] #13550236 05/08/20 02:35 PM
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Pretty sure a 45 will fit on a 52 inch mount. Just not the other way around.


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Re: Ultrex to Fortrex interchangeable? [Re: GreaseMonkey] #13552179 05/10/20 10:42 AM
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All good. 45" fortrex will mount directly to 52" Ultrex bracket/swing arm.


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Re: Ultrex to Fortrex interchangeable? [Re: GreaseMonkey] #13635293 07/18/20 06:23 PM
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Will a 52” Fortrex fit a 45” ultrex

Re: Ultrex to Fortrex interchangeable? [Re: hopalong] #13635426 07/18/20 09:54 PM
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Originally Posted by hopalong
doubt the 45 will fit a 52".


Hop, you can set the depth shallow on a 52" shaft motor - to the point it is probably the same spacing as the 45" shaft is, so why wouldn't that work (assuming the spring-break heads are upward compatible as stated in another post)?

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Re: Ultrex to Fortrex interchangeable? [Re: ssmith] #13635440 07/18/20 10:16 PM
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Originally Posted by ssmith
yes you can put a fortrex on a ultrex mount but you cant put a ultrex on a fourtrex mount



Incorrect, I ran my Ultrex on my Fortrex bracket for a few weeks back in 2016 when I got it


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Re: Ultrex to Fortrex interchangeable? [Re: GreaseMonkey] #13635504 07/18/20 11:31 PM
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I'm pretty sure it will work but it won't make it any less noisy.

Re: Ultrex to Fortrex interchangeable? [Re: Douglas J] #13635542 07/19/20 12:23 AM
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yes you can put a fortrex on a ultrex mount but you cant put a ultrex on a fourtrex mount



Incorrect, I ran my Ultrex on my Fortrex bracket for a few weeks back in 2016 when I got it

I’ve heard there is a key slot on the Ultrex that didn’t allow it to fit the Fortrex mount. But, the Fortrex didn’t have the “key” and slid right on.
I have one of the very earliest Ultrex units and it doesn’t have a “key slot” or anything resembling such. However, I don’t have a Fortrex to use as a ginnie pig.


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Re: Ultrex to Fortrex interchangeable? [Re: SteezMacQueen] #13635704 07/19/20 05:00 AM
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Originally Posted by ssmith
yes you can put a fortrex on a ultrex mount but you cant put a ultrex on a fourtrex mount



Incorrect, I ran my Ultrex on my Fortrex bracket for a few weeks back in 2016 when I got it

I’ve heard there is a key slot on the Ultrex that didn’t allow it to fit the Fortrex mount. But, the Fortrex didn’t have the “key” and slid right on.
I have one of the very earliest Ultrex units and it doesn’t have a “key slot” or anything resembling such. However, I don’t have a Fortrex to use as a ginnie pig.



I got my first Ultrex very early on, so I guess that is why it fit right on to the Fortrex mount.


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