8 Things That Weigh About 850 Pounds (lbs)


There are a plethora of things around us, and to use them properly,  to know their holding capacity, or to even carry them around we need to know how much they weigh.

That being said, there’s a lot to know about weights because everything around us has a certain weight, and since it’s impossible to know the weight of everything, knowing about different weight categories will give you an insight into how much a thing weighs. 

In this article, a list of things weighing 850 pounds, alongside intriguing facts you need to know about them will be discussed subsequently. 

1. LCC Rocket

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The Light Car Company was a British manufacturer of automobiles, founded in 1991 and stopped production in 1998, with a total of 55 cars produced during its existence. 

The only model was the Rocket. The vehicle was built to be extremely lightweight and as such it weighs only 850 pounds (385.6 kg), less than the Lotus Seven or Caterham.

The  LCC Rocket was designed to be an open, doorless body that affords space for two people only.  A 1,000 cc Yamaha engine with options of 143 hp or 165 hp powered the vehicle. The top speed was 230 km/h (142.9 mph) for the lesser-powered model. 

2. Two 800cc sportbikes

Sportbikes are motorcycles that have been enhanced for better speed, acceleration, and a great braking system. They are also great at cornering on paved roads.

Although they are not the most comfortable motorcycle, because they have an aggressive riding position. 800cc and 900cc bikes averaged around 430 pounds with most brands; which means that two of these bikes weigh around 850 pounds. 

3. An antique safe

When talking about safes, most people believe the best or most effective safes are the really big and heavy ones. Well, years back this might not be entirely false, but with the advent of more effective technology, this is not the case. Now, safes can be lightweight and still be as effective as heavy ones. 

Since it has been established that older safes are heavier, this list therefore entirely refers to them in this category. Antique safes weigh anything between 500 to 1000 pounds. 

Particularly, the Circa 1843 Silas Herring Co. Salamander Safe using Wilder Fireproof Patent with key lock door. It has a fitted wood interior with a safety deposit box and a lockable drawer. Dimensions are 36″H x 24″W x 23″ D and the weight is approximately 850 lbs.

4. Two tractor tires

A tractor is an engineering vehicle specifically designed to deliver a high tractive effort at slow speeds, to haul a trailer or machinery such as that used in agriculture, mining, or construction.

Most commonly, the term is used to describe a farm vehicle that provides the power and traction to mechanize agricultural tasks, especially (and originally) tillage, but nowadays a great variety of tasks. 

Considering the heavyweight of a tractor, an equally heavy tire is needed to balance its weight. The average large tractor tire is 450 to 600 pounds each. Two of these tires will weigh anything around 850 to 1200 pounds. 

5. Sea-Doo Fish Pro jet ski

Jet Ski is originally the brand name of a personal watercraft manufactured by Kawasaki, a Japanese company. However, the term has evolved and is being used generically to refer to any type of personal watercraft used mainly for recreation. 

The Sea-Doo fish pro jet ski is a jet ski exclusively designed for fishing and was first produced in 2019 by the BRP company. The craft comes with a long list of standard features that include navigation, charting, and fish-finding capabilities as well as a trolling mode and a cooler that doubles as a workstation, and it weighs around 850 pounds. 

6. Moose

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The moose is the largest species within the deer family in North America, and adult moose weigh between 840 pounds and 1540 pounds. These herbivores generally eat pond grasses, tree shoots, and shrubs.

Although moose don’t have to hunt for food, male moose use their impressive antlers to display dominance and to fight rivals and siblings.

7. Two Sony PVM-4300 monitors

CRTs, TVs and monitors are almost extinct while LCD and plasma screens are the new cool.

A cathode-ray tube (CRT) is a vacuum tube containing one or more electron guns, the beams of which are manipulated to display images on a phosphorescent screen. CRT TVs and monitors were relatively heavy while they were still in vogue, however, the new plasma designs are lighter and have even better picture quality. 

The Sony PVM-4300 monitor is the largest  CRT monitor ever produced and sold to the public. It approximately weighs 440 pounds with a 43″ diagonal display.

8. A camel

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A camel is an even-toed ungulate that is quite popular for its unique fatty deposits known as “humps” on its back. Camels have long been domesticated and, as livestock, they provide food (milk and meat) and textiles (fiber and felt from hair).  

They are working animals especially suited to their desert habitat and are a vital means of transport for passengers and cargo.  This is primarily because Camels are the only desert animals that can carry heavy loads of goods and travel for a long period without food and water. 

There are three surviving species of camel. The one-humped dromedary which makes up 94% of the world’s camel population and weighs around 850 pounds, and the two-humped Bactrian camel makes up 6% and weighs around 1000 pounds. There’s also the Wild Bactrian camel which is a separate species and is now critically endangered.

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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