Last updated on March 13th, 2023 at 11:53 am
If you are planning to purchase a new golf cart, knowing some information about the size and weight of them will be helpful.
If you play golf on a regular basis, you know how convenient a golf cart can be.
Not all golf carts are the same and can vary with respect to size and weight.
Here are 9 questions and answers that will help you understand golf cart size and weight.
1. What is the average weight of a golf cart?
The average golf cart can weigh between 500 and 1000 pounds.
This weight can vary based on the golf cart size, make, model, materials used, and modifications. The dry weight of a golf cart does not include batteries so this will add to the total weight.
Other factors that affect the weight include engine type and size, gas if used, and any equipment added to the cart.
Golf cart weight examples
Yamaha Drive 2 – 681.2 pounds (309 kg)
Yamaha UMAX One – 961.2 pounds(436kg)
Yamaha Drive Adventure Sport – 905 pounds (411 kg)
More weights can be found at Yamahagolfcar.com.
2. How much weight can a golf cart pull?
Golf carts are generally not designed for towing. But with some modifications they can be used for towing certain things like utility trailers and lightweight boats.
On average, a golf cart can pull around 1000 pounds. Depending on the type of golf cart and the towing setup being used, they can actually tow up to 3000 pounds or more.
Not all golf carts can pull the same weight. You should contact the manufacturer and check the tow rating for the golf cart being used.
You will need to purchase a proper towing kit and have it installed safely before towing with a golf cart.
3. Is there a weight limit for golf carts?
Most manufacturers will include a weight limit for specific golf carts. Golf carts that have 4 – 6 person seating capacity will have a higher weight limit than a 2 seater.
On average, a normal 2 person golf cart will have a weight limit of 600 – 800 pounds but some can have higher limits. A 4 – 6 person golf cart can have up to a 1200 pound weight limit.
4. What is the size of a standard golf cart?
Golf carts come in a variety of sizes and dimensions but an average size cart will be around 4 feet wide and 8 feet long. Depending on the design, they can measure 6 feet tall.
The Yamaha Drive 2 golf cart has the following dimensions:
- Length – 93.6 inches (238 cm)
- Width – 47.3 inches (120 cm)
- Height – 70.2 inches (178 cm)
- Wheelbase – 64.4 inches (164 cm)
5. Does a golf cart fit in the back of a pickup truck?
Loading a golf cart into the back of a pickup truck successfully will depend on the dimensions of the cart and the truck bed itself.
Most trucks will have wheel wells and the space in between them need to be wide enough for the golf cart to fit.
For example if your golf cart has a total width of 4′ 2″, and your truck is 4′ wide between the wheel wells, than the cart will not fit properly.
You also need to consider the length of the truck box and the tailgate. The tailgate must be able to close properly in order for the golf cart to fit.
If your cart is over 8 feet long, the chances of it fitting in a truck with a long 8-foot box will be slim. Most trucks have a 6-foot long box and a golf cart will not fit without the tailgate down.
If your golf cart is less than 4 feet wide, then it should fit in most pickup trucks. It may be longer than the truck bed with the tailgate up but should fit with it down.
If your golf cart is less than 4 feet wide and less than 6 feet long, it should fit in most pickup trucks even with the tailgate up.
6. What size battery does a golf cart need?
Golf carts can either use a 6, 8, and 12 Volt Battery. If you have a 48V golf cart, you can use either 4 – 12V batteries or 6 – 8V batteries.
Golf cart batteries typically weigh around 50 – 80 pounds which is not included in the empty weight of the golf cart.
7. What size tires are on a golf cart?
Golf carts can have different-sized tires depending on the make and model. Most carts tend to use 18 x 8″ – 10 tires which is a standard size.
Other sizes include 10, 12, and 14″.
How to read tire golf cart tire size
An 18 x 8″ – 10 tire would be 18 inches in diameter, 8 inches wide, and sit on a 10 inch rim.
8. What size engine does a golf cart have?
Golf carts can either have a gas or electric-powered engine. Most are powered using a 4 stroke gas engine or a rechargeable battery operated engine that produces around 5HP.
The Yamaha Drive 2 uses a electronic fuel injection, 357 cc, low-emission single cylinder 60° incline OHV engine.
The 48V electric motor is also popular.