5 Things That Weigh Around 20000 lbs (Pounds)


What weighs 20,000 pounds? Quite a few things. Here is a list of 5 things that weigh 20,000 pounds:

1. The Beast – 20,000 pounds

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The Beast is a luxury limousine Cadillac (CT6). Another name for it is the Cadillac One.

The Beast travels around the world with the President of the U.S. and is equipped to protect and serve the President at all times.

The Beast weighs about 20,000 pounds, and while it weighs more than the average Cadillac (6,000 pounds), it is lined with a host of bullet-resistant armor and weighed down with advanced technology.

2. Semi-Tractor Without a Trailer – 10,000 to 25,000 pounds

A semi-tractor without a trailer can weigh up to 25,000 pounds. Semi-tractors without the trailer typically weigh anywhere from 10,000 pounds to 25,000 pounds.

This difference comes in the size of the engine and fuel tanks, how many gears it has, and how large the driving sleeping compartment is. Taking the average weight, however, it’s safe to say it would likely weigh close to 20,000 pounds.

3. 2 Forklifts – 9,016 pounds each

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The average forklift weighs close to 9,000 pounds. The Yale GLC050 forklift weighs approximately 9,016 pounds.

The Yale has a 5,000-pound capacity, 3 stage mast, smooth cushiony tires, and 4-way hydraulics. Two of these forklifts weigh nearly 20,000 pounds.

4. Class V Hitch Towing Capacity – 20,000 pounds

The towing capacity is the maximum amount of weight a vehicle can safely pull. In order to calculate towing capacity, you have to know the full gross combined vehicle weight rating of the vehicle you intend to tow with and the trailer you plan to tow.

That and all the cargo each will carry, from the number of people to the wiper fluid. That’s a lot of information to figure out – all on your own. So we thought we’d let you know that a Class V hitch can pull up to 20,000 pounds.

5. Class C RVs – 12,000 to 20,000 pounds

Class C RVs are the middle ground of motorhomes. They’re not your smallest, but there may be some a lot bigger.

The average Class C motorhome will weigh around 12,000 to 20,000 pounds dry weight. Cargo may add another 1,000 to 1,500 pounds to it. Given this, we’ll say the average weight is close to 18,000 pounds.

Niklas

The weight of stuff has been an interest of mine ever since I was a child. What I believe is most fascinating about weight is how extremely heavy some objects are both on earth and in the universe.

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