Hello everyone from IHP. Today we thought we would EXPERIMENT with one of our 3' x 3' x 3' Base Weights/Ballast (BWB) that weighs about 4000 pounds just to see what it would take to drag it using our trusty forklift. The BWB was sitting flat on the asphalt road with nothing under the weight.
What we found was dragging the bwb from a straight pull was around 1700 lbs and the angle drag force pull was around 1450 lbs.
This is a difference of about 250 lbs drag force. So, going from a flat pull to an angle pull reduces the force it takes to move the weight. The bwb still weighed 4000 lbs.
To give the bwb better stay-in-place force, we could have added rubber under the bwb or staked the bwb down using tent stakes. This was a simple test so we can make better plans when using our Base Weight/Ballast.
If you would like more information about IHP's Base Weights, give us a call at
702-631-4748 or email us a firstname.lastname@example.org