Think you know how much a golf cart weighs? You may be greatly surprised in some cases!
One of my golfing buddies recently asked me about golf cart models and weights. He’s considering getting a new golf cart, but he’s wondering whether the models he’s looking at are too heavy for him to move around or if they’re spot on. I knew some of the answers but not all, so I decided to put together this post about
In this blog post, we researched 15 different golf cart models, and we’ll take a look at how they compare in weight. We’ll also provide tips on choosing the right cart for your needs, especially for those looking to shed a few pounds on the green!
Whether you’re in the market for a battery-powered or gas-powered cart, read on to find out which option is best suited for your needs.
How much do golf carts weigh?
This is a question we get asked a lot, and there is no single answer since it really depends on what golf cart we’re talking about it or if it’s electric or gas-powered. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of 15 popular models of Golf Carts and their respective weights.
Golf Cart Weight Chart
1. E-Z-GO TXT (electric): 935 lbs (425 kg)
2. Club Car Precedent (electric): 903 lbs (410 kgs)
3. Yamaha Drive 2 (gas): 750 lbs (340 kg)
4. E-Z-GO RXV: 935 lbs (425 kg)
5. Star EV golf cart (electric): 1,350 lbs (595 kg)
6. Cushman shuttle 2+2 (electric): 1,300 lbs (589 kg)
7. Tomberlin Emerge (electric): 1,480 lbs (671 kg)
8. Club Car Carryall 295 (gas): 1,470 lbs (660 kg)
9. E-Z-GO Freedom RXV (electric): 750 lbs (340 kg)
10. Yamaha G19E (electric): 1,150 lbs (521 kg)
11. E-Z-GO ST480 (gas): 1,080 lbs (489 kg)
12. Club Car Villager 8: 950 lbs (431 kg)
13. E-Z-GO Express S4: 1,040 lbs (472 kg)
14. Yamaha Adventurer Two+2: 1,060 lbs (481 kg)
15. Club Car XRT 1550 (gas): 1,630 lbs (739 kg)
As you can see, there is quite a range in terms of golf cart weights. The lightest model on our list is the Club Car Precedent, coming in at a mere 640 lbs. On the other end of the spectrum is the Club Car XRT, which weighs 1630 lbs more than doubling the weight.
As you may expect, the latter enjoys more features and benefits than the former. It can accommodate more people and gear, and handle rougher terrain.
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Defining dry weight and curb weight
When you research the weight of a golf cart, you may come across two different types of weights: dry weight and curb weight. So, what’s the distinction?
Dry Weight: This is the weight of the golf cart without any seats, batteries, accessories, or fluids. This is the weight that some manufacturers use as a reference. Do not use this as the final weight.
Curb Weight: This is the weight with batteries and also includes all cargo, seats, and fluids. This will generally be the final golf cart weight and the one you’ll be able to compare against other models and brands.
Now that we know the two types of golf cart weights, let’s discuss why it is important to know your cart’s weight.
Reasons to know a golf cart weight
More than just mere curiosity, knowing the weight of your golf cart is important for a few reasons:
- Knowing the weight will help you choose the right tires for your golf cart. If you choose tires that are too light, they may not be able to support the weight of the golf cart and cause problems.
- The weight of the golf cart also determines the speed of the golf cart. If the golf cart is too heavy, it may not be able to reach the maximum speed, and that can be tricky on slopes. Golf carts that are excessively light can suffer from instability, causing some issues in tight turns. Avoiding both extremes of weight, too light or too heavy, will be the wisest choice.
- Knowing the weight limit will play a major role in the cart’s towing power. Depending on the cart’s towing capacity, you’ll be able to tow a larger or smaller trailer with equipment, and supplies behind the golf cart.
- Last but not least, is maneuverability. Heavier carts will enjoy more stability but might suffer on slopes or tricky terrain, whereas lighter carts will be more flexible in steep areas but may have issues with stability.
As you can see, there are quite a few reasons why it’s important to know the weight of your golf cart. Not only is it good information to have, but it can also help you make sure your golf cart is well adapted to your needs.
Gas vs Electric golf cart weights
Electric carts with a battery will generally weigh much more than gas-powered carts.
If you’re looking for a lightweight golf cart that has both towing power and flexibility on different terrains, you’re probably better off choosing a gas-powered model. These carts are typically lighter because they don’t have the weight of batteries.
On the other hand, electric carts have many benefits that might make the extra weight worth it for you. These carts might be a bit slower, but they are much quieter than gas-powered models and don’t produce emissions. Electric carts are also easier to maintain than gas-powered models since there are no fluids to change and fewer moving parts, and trust me, this alone can be the main benefit of choosing electric carts.
How much weight can a golf cart hold?
Here again, we have an ‘it depends’ type of answer.
But generally speaking (or writing), for a 2-passenger golf cart, the carrying capacity is around 600 lbs. Four-seat golf carts can hold between 600 and 800 lbs of cargo. And 6-passenger golf carts have a maximum carrying capacity of 1200 lbs. There are other gas models with an 8-passenger capacity that hold up to 1500 lbs, but they’re an exception for the most part.
Of course, the weight that a golf cart can ultimately hold depends on the make and model of the golf cart. It’s always best to consult the owner’s manual or the manufacturer to get an accurate idea of how much weight your golf cart can safely carry.
In general, however, most golf carts can support a decent amount of weight. So whether you’re using the golf cart to haul tools around the farm, move around the golf course, or simply transport your family and friends around the neighborhood, you just need to pick the right option that will fit your needs and cargo capacity.
What Impacts the Weight of a Golf Cart?
What are the factors that impact the weight of a golf cart?
One of the biggest factors is the type of battery used. Lead-acid batteries tend to be heavy, while lithium batteries can be up to five times lighter.
One of the major factors in the average weight of a golf cart will be the material used on the cart itself. An all-metal golf cart will be heavier than one made with an aluminum frame.
Another factor is whether or not the golf cart has racks or other accessories mounted. Racks can add significant weight, so they should be considered when determining the overall weight of the golf cart. Racks and accessories should only be used when they’re strictly necessary.
Finally, keep in mind that golf carts come in different sizes and styles. Some golf carts are designed to be lightweight and agile, while others are built for hauling heavy loads. When it comes to weight, it’s important to choose a golf cart that best suits your needs.
How much does a gas club cart weigh?
A gas golf cart typically weighs between 610 and 700 pounds. This weight can vary depending on the size and style of the cart, as well as any accessories that might be mounted, the number of seats, and the gas tank.
Heavier gas-powered golf carts tend to have more features, such as a powerful engine or a storage area. If you’re looking for a gas-powered golf cart that’s easy to maneuver, look for one that’s on the lighter side.
When choosing a gas club car golf cart, it’s important to consider the weight of the cart and this can change from model to model.
For instance, Carryall 295 from Club Car has a weight of 675 lbs with a payload capacity of 1195 lbs. The Carryall 500, on the other hand, has a heftier weight of 850 lbs but can accommodate a higher payload of 1550 lbs.
How much does a golf cart battery weigh?
Batteries weigh golf carts down, however, the weight of batteries in golf carts can vary depending on a few factors.
The two most popular batteries used today are lead-acid batteries and lithium batteries.
Lead-acid batteries are the original battery type and generally weigh around 60-90 pounds.
Lithium batteries are a newer technology that combines a lot of power into a smaller package, so the battery weight goes down to around 30-45 pounds.
How much does a golf cart motor weigh?
A golf cart motor typically weighs between 50 and 70 pounds, depending on the model and how much power it produces.
The motor is usually located at the front of the golf cart, beneath the seats.
Although it’s not the main element that impacts a golf cart’s total weight, it can quickly add up. More powerful and faster golf carts will have heavier motors and therefore weigh slightly more.
How much does a golf cart tire weigh?
Although there are endless models with more or fewer features, a standard golf car tire will usually weigh between 14 and 21 lbs. This will vary on the diameter and materials used.
I’ve seen some 20-inch tires weighing 21 lbs and others weighing 15 lbs for the same size. So make sure to check the specs for your particular tires every time.
Now you know how much a golf cart weighs, or at least the basic curb weight of one.
But what does that mean for you and your golf game? It means that when purchasing or renting a cart, you’ll now have a solid idea of the cart’s weight and how that impacts the golf cart’s speed and maneuverability.
Golf carts come with different sizes, engines and carrying capacities, so make sure to check the manufacturer’s specifications before hitting the green.