10 Things That Weigh About 6000 Pounds (lbs)


In a world filled with an endless list of items and a good number of people don’t have weight scales within the reach of their homes or around, it is necessary to have an idea of the weight of things around you.

This is mainly because it will be quite useful for weight comparisons and also in determining the weight of a thing by merely relating it to the weight of a similar item.

When a thing is said to weigh 6000 pounds, to a large extent it is extremely heavy, it is approximately the same as 3 tons, 2721 kg, and it is also about 500 times as heavy as a Gallon of Paint, and about 600 times as heavy as a Cat.  

So what are the things that weigh around  6000 pounds? 

In this piece, you’ll be introduced to interesting items, some of which are a combination of different amounts of an item, some animals, and other items that we use almost every day which all weigh around 6000 pounds.

1. 10 Fire Hydrants

A fire hydrant or firelock is a connection point that acts as a source by which firefighters can tap into the water supply. It is an integral component of active fire protection. Underground fire hydrants have been used in Europe and Asia since at least the 18th century. It is usually affixed to a hose and supplies water at a pressure of the order of 350 kilopascals. 

However, the pressure is mostly determined by the region, the size, and the location of the water source. Fire hydrants built in the 1970s-1980s were much heavier weighing around 800 pounds, but the ones that are available these days weigh around 600 pounds, meaning that 

10 of them would weigh 6000 pounds. 

2. 166 carton of beer

A chilled glass of beer after a stressful day never goes wrong, it is always nerve-calming and relieving. A case of beer in cans will weigh significantly less than a case of beer in bottles because bottles ordinarily weigh more than cans.

On average, the approximate weight of a 24-pack of 12 oz canned beer is 20 lbs, while that of bottled beer is 36 lbs. From the above numbers, you can see that 166 cartons of bottled beer will make up a total weight of 6000 pounds. 

3. 6 Full-size pool tables

The weight of a pool table greatly varies and is primarily determined by the material it is made of and its size.

Portable or small pool tables tend to weigh anywhere from 100 to 300 pounds, while full-size slate tables on the other hand weigh about 700 to 1,000 pounds, and 6 of these types of pool tables will make up a total weight of about 6000 pounds. 

4. 800 Kva transformer

We’ve all probably seen this weird thing that looks heavy enclosed in a wired fence to ward- off intruders and to keep people safe generally, well it is called a transformer.

It is a device that transfers electric energy from one alternating-current circuit to one or more other circuits, either increasing (stepping up) or reducing (stepping down) the voltage. 

The KVA in a transformer specification represents kilovolt-amperes or 1,000 volt-amperes. Hence, a transformer with a 1.0 kVA rating is the equivalent of a transformer with a 1,000 VA rating and it can handle 100 volts at 10 amps of current. An 800kva transformer weighs around 6000 pounds. 

5. 40 ft utility pole

Hydro-Poles-2-tons

Utility poles are usually buried according to a particular formula — 10 percent of the pole’s height plus two feet equals the appropriate depth of burial. A standard utility pole measures 40 feet, so a standard hole will go about 6 feet down into the ground.

A 40ft utility pole weighs around 1,695 pounds to 6,585 pounds. Asides from electricity, many of them also bear Comcast and AT&T utility lines.

6. Ford F-250

Ford-F-250-3-tons

The Ford company is known for making heavy cars that are perfect for bad terrains and off-road functions and the Ford F-250 is no different.

The F-Series has been in production since 1948, till date and has always been a top seller in the US. The average F-250 weighs around 6000 pounds.

7. White Rhinoceros

Western-black-rhino-weight

The White Rhinoceros is the largest existing species of rhinoceros. It has a wide mouth for grazing and is the most social of all rhino species.

Although on average most white Rhinoceros weigh 5000 pounds, some of them still weigh around 6000 pounds. Also by being the most social, the white rhino is less aggressive than every other species.

8. Fully Loaded Elevator

The weight and size of an elevator are largely dependent on the size of the building, a bigger building would ordinarily require a bigger elevator. However, a fully loaded elevator in a skyscraper weighs around 6000 pounds. 

9. 2018 Cadillac ESV

Cadillac Escalade ESV

The 2018 Cadillac ESV is a 6/7 seater capacity SUV that speaks volume in terms of luxury and class. It is suitable for any road condition and it weighs around 6000 pounds. 

10. 2016 Bentley Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase

Bentley Mulsanne Speed Mulliner Design Series

The 2016 Bentley Mulsanne just like most Bentley is a smart-looking ride with luxury features. The 4-door saloon(sedan) has a superb 6.8-liter engine and measures around 5825mm. It has a curb weight of around 6018 pounds and a massive fuel capacity of 96 liters. 

Despite its enormous weight, this beautiful beast can still get up to 296km/h when driven at top speed.

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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