10 Items That Weigh 300 Pounds

Motorcycles and Refrigerators are common items that weigh around 300 pounds. But is that all? certainly not

This article will list things like a household or even an animal around us weighing about 300 pounds.

Motorcycle

An average motorcycle, in general, weighs about 300 to 600 pounds depending on the model. The lightest motorcycle is a scooter at around 180 pounds, while the heaviest is a touring bike at over 1000 pounds.

Photo of 300 Lbs of Motorcycle

A dirtbike is on the lightweight side and only weighs 200 pounds, while a sportbike like a Honda CBR starts at 300 weighs. An iconic bike like a Harley Davidson weighs 900 pounds, and when they have more addition, they can drastically get much heavier.

Refrigerator

This may come as a surprise, but a refrigerator can weigh 300 pounds, especially those French doors and side-by-side models. The weight may vary depending on the maker, but they weigh around 200-400 pounds on average.

Refrigerator gorilla weighing 300 lbs

It’s understandable since those types are known for their ample storage space. Most French door refrigerators can hold more than 25 cubic feet. Both types are also known to have upgrades that follow the current trend, such as touch screens, indoor cameras, etc.

4 Seat Sofa

A 4 seat sofa like the one you found in Ikea can weigh up to 300 pounds. This depends on the material and model. Some sofas can weigh more because they use hardwood and thick cushions. In some cases, the total weight of the frame and cushions can be up to 1200 pounds.

300 Lbs 4 Seat Sofa Pictures

Keep in mind that we only calculate a genuine four-seater sofa. So two two-seaters or a three-seater with an ottoman don’t count. Those may weigh more since they are two separate sofas with separate frames and cushions.

Single size bed

A single-size bed may be the smallest among all, but it can weigh 300 pounds easily. The material plays a huge part in this. The frame alone can weigh up to 200 pounds, especially if made from solid wood such as oak. A metal frame is lighter by half.

Then come the mattress. A regular spring mattress weighs starts at 100 pounds. If your mattress is a hybrid one with foam and latex, then it can be significantly heavier. If the bed has a headboard and canopy, then it can also add to the weight.

Pool Table

The materials that made a pool table determine how much it weighs. A low-mid table will weigh around 300 pounds. The key is to use MDF (Medium-density fibreboard) instead of a slate. The build for the table frame also matters.

Pool Table weighing 300 lbs

But since you’re using MDF which is layers of woods, the table frame doesn’t hold too much weight. So you can choose for something more affordable like aluminum, hardwood, or even hardened plastics.

Southern Bluefin Tuna

On average, an adult, the Southern Bluefin Tuna weighs about 350 pounds. This goes for both wild and aquaculture. In some cases, they could weigh up to 600 pounds. However, this number is only half of their cousin, the Atlantic Bluefin Tuna, can be.

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Unlike other tunas, the southern bluefin tunas can regulate their body temperature, helping them migrate from cold to warm water for food. Sadly, due to the massive fishing volume in the past few decades, the species is critically endangered.

Gorilla

As the largest primate, Gorilla primarily walks on their knee and knuckles. They can walk on their feet but only for a short time and mostly when they are defensive. They also share 92-99% of their DNA with humans, making them one of the most intelligent animals.

Gorilla weighing 300 lbs

The most famous Gorilla in the world is Koko. She was one of the most famous Gorillas who spent almost her whole life at the Gorilla Foundation in Santa Cruz, California. She was known for being able to communicate with humans using sign language. She also took care of several kittens in her lifetime. In 2018, Koko died due to old age.

Baby Elephant

A baby elephant, or a calf, is already 3ft tall and 300 pounds at birth. A male African elephant can weigh closer to 400 pounds at birth. This is to be expected from the largest animal on earth. When they reach adulthood, a male elephant can weigh up to 7 tonnes.

Elephants are known to be matriarchal herds. Females are important in their community. After the birth, the mother and aunts help the calves to be able to stand on their feet. They also will slow down the herd pace to match with the babies.

Adult Sheep

Did you know that there are more than 200 domesticated sheep breeds all over the world? This number doesn’t include extinct ones. The country with the most breed in the United Kingdom has 22 breeds native to their island.

300 Lbs of Adult Sheep

On average, an adult ram (male sheep) weighs 300-350 pounds. Rams that come from large sheep breeds such as Cotswold, Columbia, and Hampshire could weigh more. This number only counts their body, excluding their wool that can reach 11 pounds.

The Wild one, which is the iconic mountain goat, can grow up to 200 pounds. I include this animal in the list of Animals That Weigh Around 100 Kilograms.

Dolphin

Dolphin is one of the most famous sea mammals. But did you know that the name “dolphin” refers to around 40 different species? Including the small river dolphin in India and the giant killer whale. Yes, orca or killer whale is a misnomer. There are four species known as whales when they are genetically dolphins.

The average weight of an adult bottlenose dolphin is about 331 to 442 pounds. You can easily differentiate between the female and male dolphins since the males are larger.

Final Word

Were you surprised by some of the items included in the list? Did you enjoy the trivia tidbits? Can you name some more things that weigh 300 pounds? Don’t hesitate to let us know when you find some more. We’d love to hear from you.