Power Trim & Tilt

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Breathe new life into your old outboard or replace a broken factory trim unit with the Power Trim and Tilt. Our Trim and Tilt models utilize the same innovative electromechanical actuators as our Jack Plate line and with 7” of built-in setback, offer some of the same performance benefits including better hole-shots and improved fuel economy.

Options

PTT50

For motors up to 50 HP

Buy PTT50

PTT130

For motors up to 130 HP

Buy PTT130

PT50/130 Pow’r Trim and Tilt Installation Instructions (PDF)

Please read these instructions completely before beginning installation. If you have any questions regarding installation, call Powrtran at 1-800-466-7697. We would be happy to answer any questions you have.

What are the advantages of an electro-mechanical actuator over a hydraulic actuator?

Our electro-mechanical actuator uses no hydraulic fluid which means no filling, no leaks, and no extra hoses cluttering up your boat. Also, there is no possibility of hydraulic bleed down, our mechanical screw locks the unit in place.

What is setback?

Setback is the term for mounting your motor further back from your boat’s transom. It offers several key benefits. First, it allows the propeller to run in “cleaner” water. The water coming off the boat’s hull is somewhat aerated and moving the propeller back to less aerated water will give it more bite. Also, since the water coming off the hull is rising, setting the motor back allows you to run the motor higher in the water. Finally, setting the motor back changes the balance of the hull, at full throttle, having the shaft more level allows for maximum thrust.

PTT50

Unit weight40 lbs
Max HP50 HP
Max Motor Weight250 lbs
Mounting Footprint14”H x 15”W
Engine Mounting Plate14”H x 13”W
Lift Speed Lock to Lock7.2 seconds
Power requirements12 V
OperationBall Screw Actuator
ConstructionAluminum
ControlsStandard 2-Button Switch w/16ft of cable (Longer cables can be purchased for special applications)

PTT130

Unit weight42 lbs
Max HP130 HP
Max Motor Weight375 lbs
Mounting Footprint14”H x 17.5”W
Engine Mounting Plate14”H x 15.25”W
Lift Speed Lock to Lock7.2 seconds
Power requirements12 V
OperationBall Screw Actuator
ConstructionAluminum
Controls Standard 2-Button Switch w/16ft of cable (Longer cables can be purchased for special applications)

Make Sure to Check All of the Connections

  • Ensure pins and receptacles are not damaged
  • Ensure Amphenol connections are locked tight

Check Wires

  • Ensure wire coating is not damaged
  • Ensure cords are not damaged

Test the Battery

Remove the motor from the unit and test it to ensure the motor is in good working condition and the shaft spins freely in both directions

With the motor removed, manually test the actuator to ensure that it moves freely

General Tips

  • It is always a good idea to disconnect the battery when storing your boat for long periods of time. If possible, use of a battery tender will help ensure the battery stays charged and ready for use.
  • Make sure not to over-bind your Trim-N-Tilt when putting on the transom saver as this may cause unnecessary stress.