They are round, black and full of air. But how much do tires weigh?
The simple answer is that the weight will vary based on the types, sizes, makes, and models.
That said, a 16-inch passenger car tire will weigh around 22 pounds (9.98 kg) when new. (As a tire wears down, the weight is also reduced).
A 17-inch truck or SUV tire will weigh approximately 30 pounds (13.6 kg).
Moving up to an all-terrain or mud-terrain tire will increase the weigh further.
For example, a larger 16-inch all-terrain tire will weigh in at about 50 pounds (22.67 kg).
A 16-inch mud-terrain tire may weigh 60 pounds (27.21 kg) or more depending on the brand and model.
How Much Does A Tractor Tire Weigh?
Most rear tires on a farm tractor will weigh between 200 to 400 pounds (90 to 181 kg).
Some may weigh lighter with smaller sizes. But others can weigh more than 400 pounds in bigger sizes.
How Much Does A Semi Tire Weigh?
Most new front semi-truck steer tires will weigh in at around 120 pounds (54.43 kg).
How Much Do Monster Truck Tires Weigh?
Monster truck tires are beasts to be sure. Each one can easily weigh between 800-900 pounds (362-408 kg).
Goodyear and Firestone make monster truck tires that are all 66 inches high and 43 inches wide.
That’s nearly 6 feet tall and 4 feet wide, which is huge!
How much does one cost? Around $2,600. Imagine paying for a set of them?
How Much Does A Motorcycle Tire Weigh?
Larger tires for cruiser bikes can weigh upwards of 30 pounds. Other smaller street or dirt bike tires will weigh around 10-20 pounds.
~ Fun Fact ~
Who produces the most tires every year? While you might answer with Michelin, Goodyear or Bridgestone among other tire makers, it’s none of them. Actually, the distinction belongs to Lego. Yes, Lego toys. The company produces over 305 million tires for its toys each year. That’s easily more than any other manufacturer.