The Facts of Tower Icing!

Towers will fall during an ice storm for two basic reasons. The commonly known reason is the ice loading effect. The other reason is ice cylinders which have formed on the guy wires do not fall but slide down the guy wire impacting the guy wire grips with great force. On impact the grips are unwrapped or buckled which releases the guy wire causing the tower to fail. Guy wire vibration dampeners can also be severely damaged or stripped off the guy wires by ice slides. Repairing or replacing these dampeners can be very expensive.

Ice Kracker


We have been asked about why we choose the name Ice Kracker®. We felt the product was unique and therefore we went with the unique name of Ice Kracker®.

What is an ICE KRACKER®?

It is a cone-shaped iron casting for mounting on guy wires of a tower to prevent ice slides from stripping guy wire grips, dampeners, and other hardware at the anchor points. The ICE KRACKER® casting is galvanized for rust protection.