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Working truck built out of ice

By T.K. Randall
January 2, 2014 · Comment icon 8 comments

The truck used more than five tons of ice. Image Credit: Canadian Tire / YouTube
A company in Canada is hoping to set a new world record for driving a truck made almost entirely of ice.
The unique vehicle was commissioned by Canadian Tire as a way to demonstrate how well their car battery works in low temperatures. Skilled ice sculptors used the chassis from a 2005 GMC Silverado as a basis for the truck which needed a steel frame to support the five tons of ice used in its construction.
President of ice sculpture company Iceculture described the endeavor as "probably one of the biggest challenges we've ever done" and that it was "the first of its kind in the ice industry."

The freezing truck managed to drive 1.6km in total at a speed of 20km/hr. It took 44 hours to melt once the stunt was completed and it is hoped that it will go down in the Guinness Book of Records as the world's first self-propelled ice vehicle.



Source: Nine MSN | Comments (8)




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Comment icon #1 Posted by bigjoester99 11 years ago
That is pretty epic!
Comment icon #2 Posted by Still Waters 11 years ago
Cool idea...pardon the pun. I wonder how long it lasts before the ice melts....
Comment icon #3 Posted by DigitalAcolyte 11 years ago
@Still Waters: read the article. It tells you.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Still Waters 11 years ago
@Still Waters: read the article. It tells you. Oh right, so it does. 44 hours! Thank you - I missed that part
Comment icon #5 Posted by pallidin 11 years ago
I could think of better uses for the money spent on this. Just sayin...
Comment icon #6 Posted by highdesert50 11 years ago
Might have been a great vehicle for the Pleistocene epoch.
Comment icon #7 Posted by worryed 11 years ago
how miny miles per gallon of gas
Comment icon #8 Posted by little_dreamer 11 years ago
This would be a great prank to play on a car thief. He melts through the seat if he drives too long.


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