It’s not everyday that you will see something that weighs 1000 pounds.
You might see items that either weigh more or less than 1000 pounds, but thinking of things that weigh exactly 1000 pounds can be difficult.
If you are looking to compare items of the same weight or just interested in knowing what weighs 1000 pounds, I have compiled a list of 9 items for you to check out.
1. Adult male moose
A popular animal to reference for the weight of 1000 pounds is the adult male moose.
Although they can vary in weight between 750 – 1400 pounds, the average male when full grown is close to 1000 pounds.
These animals will grow to 6 feet tall with the males being larger and heavier than females.
Some of the largest moose in the world live in Alaska.
They are found in colder climates in the northern regions of the United States and throughout Canada.
2. 6 person hot tub
There are many different variables that contribute to the weight of a hot tub.
A smaller hot tub will generally weigh less than a larger one.
The materials used, additional equipment, and accessories will also add to the weight.
Hot tubs can also vary in shape and size but are usually classified into 3 categories.
Small, medium, and large are considered to be the normal sizes available.
Small hot tubs are between 5 – 7 feet long and are suitable for 2 – 4 people.
Medium hot tubs are between 6.5 – 7.5 feet long and are suitable for 5 – 6 people.
Large hot tubs are between 7 – 9 feet long and are suitable for 7+ people.
On average, a medium hot tub suitable for 6 people will weigh around 1000 pounds when empty.
Of course, this weight is considerably higher once water is added to it.
The same 1000 pound medium hot tub can weigh up to 6000 pounds once full of water.
3. Arabian horse
The Arabian horse is one of the oldest and recognizable horse breeds in the world.
Originally found in the Arabian peninsula, this horse is now found worldwide.
The Arabian horse is darker in color with a black tail and chestnut brown body.
They are a very strong horse and are known for their kind and good nature.
They also interact well with humans.
The Arabian horse can weigh between 800 – 1000 pounds when full grown and reach a height of 5 feet tall.
4. 7 cubic feet of concrete
The best way to determine the weight of concrete is to measure it using cubic feet.
You can also look at it in terms of cubic yards.
For example, a concrete mix will weigh about 4050 pounds per cubic yard.
One cubic yard of concrete equals 27 cubic feet of concrete.
If you divide cubic yards by cubic feet, it will equal 150 pounds per cubic feet.
4050 / 27 = 150.
Therefore, 7 cubic feet of concrete will equal very close to 1000 pound total weight.
7 x 150 = 1050.
5. 10-foot Utility trailer
Utility trailers are great for hauling small loads around or towing a boat, camping supplies, or if you are moving.
Smaller utility trailers can be towed by smaller SUV’s and certain cars that are configured properly to tow a trailer.
Depending on the size of the trailer and the material it is made out of, the weight can vary.
Smaller utility trailers will weigh less than the larger ones.
For example, a 10 foot long trailer can weigh close to 1000 pounds when empty.
An 8 foot utility trailer may only weigh 500-800 pounds where a 14 foot long trailer can weigh over 1000 pounds when empty.
6. 4 full-size refrigerators
Like many things, a refrigerator can vary in weight.
If you consider a full sized fridge that is normally seen in many homes and apartments, it will weigh around 250 pounds.
Although smaller and compact refrigerators can weigh quite a bit less than a full sized fridge, the average seems to be around 250 pounds each.
So if you can picture 4 of these fridges together, they would equal 1000 pounds total weight.
7. 20 sheets of drywall
A sheet of drywall that is commonly used in homes, measures 4 x 8 feet.
These sheets are normally ½” thick and will weigh 1.6 pounds per square foot.
Therefore, 1 sheet of drywall weighs 51.2 pounds.
If you had 20 sheets of drywall stacked together, they would equal 1024 pounds.
8. Home aquarium
Many people keep home aquariums and it is a popular hobby.
I have been keeping both freshwater and saltwater aquariums for over 20 years.
Depending on the size of the aquarium, and type of glass or acrylic used to build it, the weights can vary greatly.
Looking at the weight of a 125 gallon aquarium built with standard ½” glass, it will weigh close to 1000 pounds when filled with water.
The dimensions of this sized aquarium is 72” x 18” x 22” and is a common size for many people keeping a large aquarium at home.
9. 2 Andre the Giant’s
If you are a wrestling fan, you know that Andre the Giant was one of the most popular wrestlers of all time.
He was also one of the largest athletes in the world who weighed over 500 pounds during his career.
He was also over 7 feet tall.
Andre the Giant is famous worldwide and is arguably one of the most famous wrestlers to ever live.
Andre the Giant died in his sleep in 1993 from heart failure.