When you’re sick or injured, an ambulance is what often takes you to the hospital. Ambulances have been in use for more than 500 years, but have you ever wondered how much an ambulance weighs?
The weight of an ambulance is going to depend on its type.
A Type I ambulance features a cab chasis that is separated from the truck body. It weighs over 10,001 pounds, but not over 14,000 pounds.
A Type II ambulance is a van type ambulance with a longer wheelbase and an integrated cab. It weighs between 9,201 to 10,000 pounds.
Finally, a Type III ambulance is the most common. It also is a van chasis with an integrated cab. However, it sports a gross weight of 10,001 to 14,000 pounds.
There are also Advanced Duty ambulances that have gross vehicle weights of over 14,000 pounds.
~ Fun Fact ~
Ambulances aren’t always just the ones you see speeding down a crowded street. There are also ambulances cars, trains, bicycles, trailers, motorbikes, carts, buses, helicopters, wing aircraft, boats, and even massive hospital ships.