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arcticcat400

ice safety chart??

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i thought i remember seeing a military ice safety chart that showed how much ice can hold how much weight just wondering if anyone knows how to find this?? any help is appreciated

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So according to this chart, you need 7 to 8 inches of ice to hold a 6000 pound truck and a 1000 pound ice house.....Am I reading this correctly?

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Yes, you are reading it correctly...

However it says that 10,000 lbs can be supported on 9" of perfect ice.

You wont find me testing that theory....

I'll still wait for 12-14" to preserve my equipment and humility.

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I was thinking the same thing....while scratching my head no less....they can go out first and I will follow....58 feet behind no less...lol

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Yes, you are reading it correctly...

However it says that 10,000 lbs can be supported on 9" of perfect ice.

You wont find me testing that theory....

I'll still wait for 12-14" to preserve my equipment and humility.

That's right. It's the minimal logistics requirement. It's not for parking your rig and camping.

further noted: If you plan to leave a load on the ice for extended periods, usually more than two hours, multiply the load by 2 (as shown by the upper dashed line in the graph) before you use the equation to find the required minimum ice thickness.

so according to their chart it's about 12-13 inches.

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