What Things Weigh 10,000 Pounds?
Many types of RV models weigh about 10,000 pounds, as well as many models of trailers and mobile homes. Construction companies own bulldozers and other vehicles that they often claim are about 10,000 pounds. Many animals weigh 10,000 pounds, including the southern elephant seal, who is the world's largest carnivore, and the African elephants often weigh 4-7 tons, and 5 tons equals 10,000 pounds.
How Stuff Works explains that despite the fact that certain vehicles weigh around 10,000 pounds, they still require frequent towing. In 2014, UPS trucks weigh about 10,000 pounds. However, UPS is working on a new truck that is about 1,000 pounds lighter than their current model, according to the Daily Tech.
The About.com animals section explains that even though southern elephant seals are incredibly heavy, they do not weigh nearly as much as the world's heaviest mammal. Blue whales, the world's heaviest mammal, weigh about 110-160 tons. The African elephant is the world's second largest land animal next to the white rhinoceros.
A pound is a unit of mass used primarily in the United States and other systems of measurement. One pound is equal to 16 ounces, meaning that 160,000 ounces is equal to 10,000 pounds. Since 10,000 pounds is equal to 5 tons, this means that 2000 pounds equals one ton. 10,000 pounds is also equal to 4436 kilograms.