With a lot of items around us daily, it is very important to have an idea of how much things weigh, so one can accurately make weight comparisons and know what items fall under the same categories in terms of weight.
This piece seeks to discuss items that weigh around 60 kilograms and intriguing things you should know about them.
A Kilogram (kg),is the basic unit of mass in the metric system and it is equivalent to approximately 2.205 lb.
From the above definition it can be deduced that an item which is said to weigh 60 kilograms is not exactly light and also not so heavy. Things that weigh 60 kilograms can be easily found around us and some of them are contained in the subsequent paragraphs; while some are a combination of different amounts of an item, some animals, others are items that we use almost everyday.
1. 2 office Chairs
Office chairs are central to how well or how bad your job goes. A good office chair provides you with adequate comfort to carry on with your job, and knowing the weight of your office chair is important because it helps you determine how much weight the chair can carry at a time.
Standard office chairs weigh between 9kg-13.6kg. Big and tall office chairs can support more weight and so weigh more at 18kg- 30kg.
2. Wooden Reception Table
Here’s another office item that makes it to this list. We all know that wooden table that houses receptionists when we walk into an office, a hotel or anywhere else. Well most people fail to notice the table because they’re carried away by the smile of the beautiful receptionist, well the table weighs around 60kg and you should check it out when next you visit.
3. A Television
The weight of a Television varies and is largely dependent on the size and the items used in the manufacturing of the Tv. It can weigh anything from a few kg to almost a 100 kg in very extreme cases. For instance, a standard 32-inch flat screen LCD TV can weigh somewhere between 11-14 kg. A 50-inch TV can weigh about 15-25 kg. For the purpose of this list, most 85-inch LED televisions weigh around 60 kg.
4. FIRMAN Recoil start gas portable generator
The FIRMAN 3650 Watt Generator has the FIRMAN OHV engine ( Max-Pro Series) that provides longer life/higher performance/lower maintenance. The conveniently located multi-featured control panel has a FIRMAN custom-designed outlet cover that protects outlets from dirt, dust, and debris.
For less refueling, this generator has a 5-gallon tank for extended run-time with a built-in tank gauge for convenience. Even with all these mind-blowing features, this generator only weighs approximately 60 kg.
5. Commercial Van/Truck Tires
The weight of a tire depends on what type of tire you’re looking at, and its overall size, but note that, as the tire tread depth wears down, the weight of the tire will also reduce.
The main reason tires are heavy is that they’re built from solid rubber to provide traction both on and off-road, depending on the terrain. This is necessary to keep the vehicle safe and stable from wear and tear when in use. Tires of commercial Van/ Trucks typically weigh around 60 kg.
6. 6- piece drum kit with cymbals
The melody that comes from a properly played drum set is heavenly, to say the least. A concert is incomplete if there’s no drum to complement all other instruments played. It might however interest you to know that a 6-piece drum kit alongside cymbals makes up a total weight of 60 kg.
7. 4 SOUNDBOKS Speaker
The SOUNDBOKS is a wireless Bluetooth speaker designed for the most extreme uses and environments that you can imagine. With 40-hour battery life, light aluminum frame, and birch cabinet, it’s portable and durable enough to take everywhere. With 122 dB of crisp treble and huge bass through two 10” woofers and a silk dome tweeter is the best Bluetooth speaker to start the loudest party anywhere. It weighs around 15kg and 4 of it will make up a total weight of 60kg.
8. 2 Truck Batteries
Batteries are essential to the performance of a car and the easiest way to know the weight of a car battery is to check the packaging or the label as it’s usually written there. Hence a close look closely at the label will give you an idea of the weight of the battery.
However, not all batteries have their weight written on them so, in instances like that, you’ll have to find their weight through further information. Typically, a battery’s content is the major determinant of its weight and not the body of the battery.
Hence, the weight of a lead-acid battery can reduce significantly if its fluid is exhausted. A truck battery weighs around 30kg or slightly more on average, meaning that two of it will make up a total weight of exactly 60 kg.
9. The Bushbuck
The Bushbuck is a unique specimen of the antelope family, and it has special distinguishing features that make it stand out from other types of antelopes. Amongst these features are; an unusual coat, a feisty temper, and an odd gait.
Unlike most antelopes that live in open grasslands and Savannahs, the Bushbuck is a forest-dwelling antelope and it weighs around 60 kg.