The commercial propellers at Michigan Wheel are sophisticated and specific to the needs of commercial boat owners. We make most of our propellers here in the USA, and have almost unlimited possibilities for size, going up to 11 meters or more. No matter the size, our propellers feature certified materials for consistent durability and lifespan, and are manufactured to be reliable, efficient, and quiet. Michigan Wheel is proud of our superb customer service, and distribution networks to help commercial boat owners get the products, service, and support that they need as fast as possible.

Our powerful commercial propellers supply fishing boats of all sizes, work boats, container ships, offshore oil support vessels, ferries and transportation, spill response, firefighting, and more. We offer propellers and propulsion for a large range of commercial markets and can make custom pieces for almost any business application.


*NEW* Power Thrust
*NEW* Power Thrust

Diameter Range: 40" (1m) - 120" (3m)
Available in 3-, 4-, 5-Blade Configurations

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Michigan Power Thrust propellers are designed for tugs and other work vessels that need maximum thrust. A powerful addition to our work wheel line, Michigan Power Thrust propellers are slightly skewed for smooth operation, and include heavy duty edges for long service life.

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Kaplan
Kaplan

3 blades, 0.65 E.A.R
4 blades, 0.55 E.A.R. OR 0.70 E.A.R.
5 blades, 0.75 E.A.R.
Custom blade areas available

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The Kaplan propeller is designed for hard working Trawlers, Draggers and Tugs. The design of the Kaplan is manufactured to operate in a nozzle. Custom and skewed configurations are available.

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Machine Pitch (MP & HD)
Machine Pitch (MP & HD)

0.51 E.A.R. - Diameter range: Up to 60"
0.47 E.A.R. - Diameter range: 61" and above
Custom blade areas available

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Machine Pitch™ (MP) is the finest and best known 3 blade propeller for all-purpose commercial use. The style and design is primarily used on vessels with top speeds less than 15 knots. MP style propeller blades incorporate a semi-elliptical shape, constant pitch, and ogival blade sections for durability and ease of repair. 

The Heavy Duty (HD) is identical in design to the MP but includes thicker blade edges engineered specifically for severe conditions. Its heavy duty edges resist abrasion and blade fracture. 

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Work Horse
Work Horse

0.71 E.A.R - Diameter Range: Up to 60"
0.62 E.A.R - Diameter Range: 61" and above
Custom blade areas available

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The Work Horse™ is the best known commercial 4 blade propeller in the world for its ability to push hard working boats. It is designed for tug boats, push boats, and applications requiring maximum thrust — where low speeds do not necessitate skewed blades. The semi-elliptical blade shape and constant pitch allows for excellent reverse thrust performance that is necessary in many work boat applications. When it is time to work, the Work Horse delivers.

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Work Horse 5
Work Horse 5

0.89 E.A.R. Diameter Range: Up to 60"
0.78 E.A.R. Diameter Range: 61" and above
Custom areas available

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The Work Horse 5 propeller is an evolution of our traditional Work Horse propeller. The increased blade number is for commercial applications with higher horsepower and thrust requirements with diameter constraints. Additionally, the Work Horse 5 will help to reduce vibration levels on vessels where non-uniform water flow or propeller tip clearance limitations exist.

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*NEW* Power Trawl
*NEW* Power Trawl

Diameter Range: 40" (1m) - 120" (3m)
Available in 3-, 4-, 5-Blade Configurations

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Michigan Power Trawl propellers are designed for the requirements of modern, commercial fishing boats. A far cry from the low powered designs of old, Michigan Power Trawl propellers offer large blade area and skew to manage today’s higher powered engines. The high efficiency blade design provides good fuel economy and high thrust in both forward and aft directions.

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*NEW* Power Kaplan
*NEW* Power Kaplan

Diameter Range: 40" (1m) - 70" (1.75m)
Available in 3-, 4-, 5-Blade Configurations

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Michigan Power Kaplan propellers are designed for large nozzle applications with high thrust requirements. With the wide variety of boats using propeller and nozzle systems, the Michigan Power Kaplan is available in 3, 4, or 5 blades, with or without skew, and in a range of blade areas to optimize performance for each application.

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Trawler
Trawler

0.44 E.A.R. Diameter Range: 36"-72"

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The Trawler series gives four blade performance without reduced diameter, and is primarily used on shrimp boats, trawlers and similar vessels that need thrust and smooth running performance.

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Kaplan
Kaplan

3 blades, 0.65 E.A.R
4 blades, 0.55 E.A.R. OR 0.70 E.A.R.
5 blades, 0.75 E.A.R.
Custom blade areas available

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The Kaplan propeller is designed for hard working Trawlers, Draggers and Tugs. The design of the Kaplan is manufactured to operate in a nozzle. Custom and skewed configurations are available.

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Machine Pitch (MP & HD)
Machine Pitch (MP & HD)

0.51 E.A.R. - Diameter range: Up to 60"
0.47 E.A.R. - Diameter range: 61" and above
Custom blade areas available

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Machine Pitch™ (MP) is the finest and best known 3 blade propeller for all-purpose commercial use. The style and design is primarily used on vessels with top speeds less than 15 knots. MP style propeller blades incorporate a semi-elliptical shape, constant pitch, and ogival blade sections for durability and ease of repair. 

The Heavy Duty (HD) is identical in design to the MP but includes thicker blade edges engineered specifically for severe conditions. Its heavy duty edges resist abrasion and blade fracture. 

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Work Horse
Work Horse

0.71 E.A.R - Diameter Range: Up to 60"
0.62 E.A.R - Diameter Range: 61" and above
Custom blade areas available

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The Work Horse™ is the best known commercial 4 blade propeller in the world for its ability to push hard working boats. It is designed for tug boats, push boats, and applications requiring maximum thrust — where low speeds do not necessitate skewed blades. The semi-elliptical blade shape and constant pitch allows for excellent reverse thrust performance that is necessary in many work boat applications. When it is time to work, the Work Horse delivers.

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Work Horse 5
Work Horse 5

0.89 E.A.R. Diameter Range: Up to 60"
0.78 E.A.R. Diameter Range: 61" and above
Custom areas available

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The Work Horse 5 propeller is an evolution of our traditional Work Horse propeller. The increased blade number is for commercial applications with higher horsepower and thrust requirements with diameter constraints. Additionally, the Work Horse 5 will help to reduce vibration levels on vessels where non-uniform water flow or propeller tip clearance limitations exist.

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*NEW* Power Crew
*NEW* Power Crew

Diameter Range: 40" (1m) - 70" (1.75m)
Available in 4-, 5-Blade Configurations

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Michigan Power Crew propellers are designed for today’s high powered offshore supply vessels and crew boats. Their high efficiency design boosts performance while offering lower fuel costs, reduced vibration, and durable edges for long service life.

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DQ Special
DQ Special

0.76 - 0.91 E.A.R. - Diameter range: 32" - 56"

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More muscle than the traditional Dyna-Quad design through more blade area. The DQ Special is an authoritative extension of the tried and true Dyna-Quad design. This series is available in larger diameters, with area ratios suitable for today's high powered vessels. The DQ Special is an option for large super yachts as well as commercial boats operating at speed. 

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M-500
M-500

0.86 E.A.R. - Diameter range" 22" - 44"

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The M-500 is selected by many operators for new boat construction, re-powers, and propeller upgrades. When compared the Dyna-Quad, the extra blade and additional blade area provides potential for increased thrust without increasing propeller diameter, which may be impossible due to clearance considerations. The M-500 is the top choice on installations where heavy vee-struts or other hull appendages affect inflow, where a propeller with a lower blade number could produce significant vibration due to the inflow variations. The M-500 can also reduce noise and vibration in situations with tight tip clearance.  The M-500 provides exceptional durability with performance approaching a custom propeller at the cost of a standard series propeller. It is these characteristics that make the M-500 an increasingly popular choice on commercial boats such as crewboats.

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Pac-Master
Pac-Master

0.69 E.A.R. - Even Diameters: 20" - 30"

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Designed for maximum durability, the Pac-Master stainless steel series ensures long-life running without giving up performance. Modeled from our popular Dyna-Quad pleasure series, this series provides smooth and efficient operation. The increased blade root thickness gives the Pac-Master series the extra durability for all commercial applications. Corrosion resistant CF3 Stainless Steel alloy is used to insure rugged, dependable operation. The Pac-Master keeps the work moving in the toughest conditions.
All Pac-Masters are available in select even diameters. Odd diameters and pitch combinations are also available upon requests.

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Maxima
Maxima

0.63 E.A.R. - 3-Blade - Diameter Range: 32"-50"
0.84 E.A.R. - 4-Blade - Diameter Range: 32"-50"

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The heavy-duty blade thickness distribution that makes the Maxima the most durable commercial offering. The blade design is wider than the standard for applications that require maximum thrust, including moderate-speed crew supply, high horsepower applications and passenger boats requiring maximum thrust. The Maxima is available in 3 or 4 blade designs.

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Dura-Quad
Dura-Quad

0.76 E.A.R. - Diameter range: 24" - 36"

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The Dura-Quad is the choice for applications where more durability is desired and/or more blade area is required. The Dura-Quad series features the skewed and highly efficient blade design of the traditional Dyna-Quad series, with added blade thickness to optimize speed on high powered commercial applications, without sacrificing durability.

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Dyna-Jet
Dyna-Jet

0.56 E.A.R. - Diameter range: 9" - 46"

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The three blade Dyna-Jet is a legend in the recreational boating community but actually performs extremely well in some commercial applications. The Dyna-Jet provides outstanding speed and performance for small crewboats, pilotboats, and other similar commercial craft needing to get to their destination quickly. Each Dyna-Jet propeller is carefully hand crafted and inspected to meet today's performance demands. When using NiBrAl material, a cupped trailing edge is available to maximize thrust and minimize vibration in highly loaded conditions.

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Dyna-Quad
Dyna-Quad

0.69 E.A.R. - Diameter range: 17" - 46"

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Like the Dyna-Jet, the four blade Dyna-Quad is one of the most popular propellers in the world. The extra blade blade is advantageous for applications with increased thrust, constrained diameter, and/or noise and vibration concerns. The Dyna-Quad provides excellent performance, durability, and smoothness, making it a great choice for planing commercial boats.

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DJ355
DJ355

0.56 E.A.R. - Diameter range: 9" - 40"

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For smaller commercial craft, the 3 blade DJ355 offers the best value for smooth, reliable, and quiet performance. This skewed, constant pitch, zero offset series meets the performance design criteria of a wide range of applications and is a good alternative to the Michigan Dyna-Jet.

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DQ469
DQ469

0.70 E.A.R. - Diameter range: 17" - 44"

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The four blade DQ469 uses the same blade design as the DJ355. On commercial boats, the fourth blade provides additional thrust in diameter constrained applications and can help minimize noise and vibration.  Like the DJ355, the DQ469 provides good value for smooth, reliable, and quiet performance and can be considered an alternative to the Michigan Dyna-Quad.

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DQ486
DQ486

0.86 E.A.R. - Diameter range: 17" - 44"

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The 4 blade DQ486 comes into consideration when there is requirement for more blade area than offered by the DQ469, due to blade loading or diameter restiction. The increased skew helps minimize noise and vibration in situations with limited tip clearance, which is important attribute for commercial boat operators. The DQ486 can be considered an alternative to the Michigan DQX or the Federal HX-400.

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Weedless
Weedless

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The A-C series is primarily for smaller air-cooled inboard engines. Diameters range from 6" to 10" with straight bores.

The W-C series offer heavier blades and a larger hub for water cooled engines. Diameters range from 6" to 10" with tapered bores.

The Weedless H-D series (heavy duty) is designed for maximum strength and durability in weed infested waters. It is designed to take on the heaviest of weeds. Diameters range from 10" to 16", with standard taper bores.

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