6 Things That Weigh About 150 Tons


What doesn’t weigh 150 tons (300,000 pounds)?

It may be much easier to share a few things that together weigh 150 tons. Quite a number of items added together multiple times could reach this weight.

But, we’re looking at stand-alone items. So sit back and enjoy as we share six things that have been found to weigh 150 tons.

1. Blue Whale

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The Blue Whale is the largest animal ever to live on Earth. At birth, the whale can weigh more than 20 times a typical adult human’s weight. It can be as large as three tons and measures as long as 23 feet.

The blue whale’s massive appetite from infancy to adulthood allows it to reach an infamous size. The whale can weigh anywhere from 100 to 200 tons. It can reach more than 50 times its birth weight.

2 Boeing 787-9

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The Boeing 787-9 is a stretch of the 787-8 and can fly more passengers and cargo farther.

The plane is environmentally friendly. The Rolls Royce Advanced engine emits 60% less noise, and is combined with the Dreamliner’s light structure, so that fuel consumption is also smaller. It weighs almost 150 tons or 297,000 pounds empty.

3. Komatsu D575 A-2 Super Dozer

The largest bulldozer ever made in the world is the massive Komatsu D575 A-2 Super Dozer. It was made in 1996 and weighs a little over 150 tons (300,000 pounds). The machine is powered by a 1,1250 horsepower 12-cylinder diesel engine.

Komatsu also made the largest dump truck. The Komatsu 930E dump truck is capable of putting 310 tons in its bed. The truck itself is 24 feet high, 50 feet long, 27 feet wide, and weighs 410,000 pounds empty.

4. Tesla Pickup Towing Capacity

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The upcoming massive electric vehicle, the Tesla pickup has a towing capacity of 150 tons, which is unheard of for pickup trucks, though feasible for Tesla.

Tesla’s Model X is an all-electric luxury SUV was found to be able to pull a 95,000 pound semi trailer on an icy road, was able to haul 250,000 pounds of dirt from a Boring Company tunnel, and was able to pull a Boeing 787-9 which weighs 297,000 pounds empty.

So it safe to say that the brand can pull and carry some heavy weights.

5. Vickers VC10

The maximum takeoff weight of the Vickers VC10 is 151 tons. The Vickers VC10 is a mid-sized, narrow-body long-range British jet airliner designed and built by Vickers-Armstrongs Aircraft.

It was first flown at Brooklands, Surrey in 1962. It was designed to operate on long-distance routes from shorter runways of the era and commanded excellent hot and high performance for operations from African airports.

For 41 years, it had achieved the fastest crossing of the Atlantic by a subsonic jet airliner of 5 hours and 1 minute.

In February 2020, the British Airways Boeing 747 broke that record at 4 hours and 56 minutes due to Storm Ciara.

6. Weight That an Airline Carries

Ever wonder the total weight the average plane carries? An airline estimates that each passenger with baggage weighs 205 pounds. A gallon of fuel weighs five pounds.

An airplane can carry 495 passengers and 46,500 gallons of fuel. Therefore, the estimated weight that the airplane can carry is 350,000 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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