Things that weigh 800 pounds

8 Things That Weigh 800 Pounds– (800 LBs Comparison)

What comes to your mind when you think of something that weighs 800 pounds? A giant truck wheel, a bulky hog, or perhaps a big, fat…wallet? Well, you’ve landed on the right block, my friend! As That’s exactly the subject matter, I’m going to cover today.

I’ve spent the last 48 hours researching and scattering the internet and trusted sources to come up with today’s list.

So, for each item on this list, I will briefly describe its purpose and might share one or two cool facts about its use and relevance.

However, before we dive into our 800 pounds comparison and examples, let me give you an idea of what this mass equals and feels like.

800 pounds is equal to:

  • Ounce: 12800
  • Kilogram: 362
  • Stone: 57.14
  • US ton: 0.4
  • Tonne: 0.362873896
  • Imperial ton: 0.3571428571

While writing this, I imagine myself trying to lift that much on my own, I’d probably end up looking like a pretzel! (yeah, it’s been a while since I hit the gym xD)

Anyways, let’s get down to the fun part now. Starting off with some green papers.

You might also wanna learn about the: 12 things that weigh 2 tons.

US Paper Bills

#1. US Paper Bills (Notes)

Money serves as a crucial means of exchange throughout the world, however, the value of money can also be quantified in weight, which is not something we typically consider.

While I couldn’t first hand weigh 800 pounds worth of US dollar notes (oh, I wish I could), I could still figure out the weight of each US currency bill, thanks to available public data.

Now, American paper currency comes in seven denominations: $1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $50, and $100, each weighing exactly 1 gram (or 0.035 oz).

To equal 800 pounds in US currency bills, you’ll need about 362874 currency notes/paper bills.

While each denomination will weigh the exact same total, the value will vary, Here is how it goes:

  • 800 pounds of $1 bills would equal $362,874
  • 800 pounds of $2 bills would equal $725,748
  • 800 pounds of $5 bills would equal $1,814,370
  • 800 pounds of $10 bills would equal $3,628,740
  • 800 pounds of $20 bills would equal $7,257,480
  • 800 pounds of $50 bills would equal $18,144,350
  • 800 pounds of $100 bills would equal $36,288,740
Five Beer Kegs

#3. Five Beer Kegs

A keg is commonly used to store or transport all sorts of beverages, with the most popular one being beer.

A single beer keg weighs about 161.5 pounds (or 72.8 kg).

Therefore, if you need to reach a total weight of 800 pounds, you’ll require a total of five full kegs.

I’ve actually used kegs as a benchmark in my 350 pounds comparison article. (feel free to check it out).

Eight Semi Truck Wheels

#4. Eight Semi Truck Wheels

Did you know that the world’s biggest production tire weighs a whopping 12,500 pounds and is about 14 feet tall? Well, I did not.

However, your average passenger car most likely has a tire weighing around 20 pounds, and the average semi truck tire weight can clock in around 100/110 pounds!

Time for some simple math. Since 1 semi truck wheel weighs about 100 pounds (45kg), eight should weigh approximately 800 pounds.

Eight Bags of Cement

#2. Eight Bags of Cement

The oldest known concrete structure is the floor of the Kurna Chataeu in northern Syria, dating back to 6500 BC.

And even in our modern age, cement is still widely used to hold together and construct concrete floors, housing structures, underground cisterns, and so on…

While the average size and weight of a cement sack vary from country to country (eg: 40kg in Canada/25 kg in the UK ).

However, here in the US, A single bag of cement weighs about 94 lb (43 kg). So eight bags of cement will get you as close as possible to the 800 lbs mark.

Sixteen Cinder blocks

#5. Sixteen Cinder blocks

Yet another item used in construction and all sorts of buildings. Cinder blocks were first invented in the 1920s as a cheaper alternative to traditional building materials.

The lighter models are made of concrete and coal cinders, while the heavier ones (Concrete blocks) are produced from steel, wood, and cement.

A typical 12-inch cinder block (which is the standard size) weighs about 52 lb (or 23.5kg). Hence sixteen of those are enough to match the weight of 800 pounds.

An Alligator

#6. An Alligator

Alligators are apex predators known for their formidable size and hold the title of North America’s largest reptile. And feed on a wide range of prey, from fish to mammals and more.

Upon hatching, alligators tip the scale at only a few ounces and stretch a few inches. Nevertheless, fully grown male alligators can tip the scale at 1,000 pounds.

In fact, In 2020, the NY Post covered a story of a colossal alligator weighing 800 pounds and towering 14 feet tall caught in Arkansas.

Interestingly, alligators can submerge themselves for as long as two hours without resurfacing for air. They can also run at an impressive speed (30 miles per hour) for brief periods.

A Kodiak bear

#7. A Kodiak bear

The Kodiak bear, also known as the Alaskan brown bear, is a subspecies of the brown bear and is native to the Kodiak Archipelago in Alaska (hence the name).

At birth, these furry giants are born small, weighing just half a pound and are blind and toothless but can grow rapidly.

By the time Kodiak bears reach adulthood, they can reach truly awe-inspiring sizes.

Male Kodiak bears can weigh up to a massive 1,500 pounds and can stand over 10 feet tall on their hind legs.

Females, on the other hand, are smaller and lighter, weighing between 400 and 800 pounds.

As you would expect from the world’s largest bears, Kodiak bears are impressive swimmers and hunters, with salmon being one of their favorite prey items.

Remarkably, Kodiak bears prefer to eat the skin and brains of salmon and often leave the rest of the fish behind, primarily because they have learned that these are the organs that contain the most calories.

2 Gorillas

#8. 2 Gorillas

Have you been to a ZAoo before? If so, you must have fought a glimpse of a gorilla or two. These magnificent creatures are the largest primates on the planet and are native to the rainforests of central and eastern Africa.

Like humans, gorillas are highly intelligent and have a unique social structure. And make use of some great learning abilities.

When born, gorillas are pretty small and weigh about 4 pounds, almost half that of human newborns. Yet, they grow rapidly and can reach maturity as little as 12 years.

Females weigh about 200 pounds, while adult males can be much larger, in the 400/500-pound range. So next time you see a couple of adult gorillas hanging out in a zoo, just know they weigh around 800 pounds.

Another cool fact about gorillas is that they can communicate with each other using a variety of vocalizations, body language, and facial expressions. They can even use tools like sticks to help them in their daily activities.


By now, your knowledge of things that weigh 800 pounds should have increased by 8 objects.

Overall, I hope this was an enjoyable and informative read for you.

Feel free to comment below and let me know which items Piqued your interest the most.

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Michael Mushenko

Welcome to, a website dedicated to exploring the fascinating world of weight and measurement. My name is Michael Mushenko, and I am the author & founder of TOAS.

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