A golf cart, in general, can weigh between 650 lbs. to 1150 lbs. whereas; the average weight of a golf cart will fall near 850 lbs.
Many factors are there that can influence the weighting of a golf cart. At a first glance, the weight of a golf cart might not seem that important, but when you are thinking about transporting the cart from one place to another, it can cause serious issues.
This whole article is going to be all about the golf cart and the factors that influence the weighting of a cart. Stay tuned if you are interested…
The factors that influence the weighting
There are more than 10+ factors that can influence the weighting of a golf cart. Instead of talking about all of these 10 factors, we will be talking about the top three that will cover the rest of the seven factors. The top three great influencers that increase or decrease the weighting of a golf cart are-
- The types of cart that you are using (Gasoline/electric)
- The battery/gas tank of the cart.
- Space of the cart.
Types of the cart
A golf cart can be of two different kinds as we have mentioned above. Either they will be a gas-powered cart that uses gasoline as their power source or they will be an electric cart that uses rechargeable batteries as their power source.
An electric cart tends to carry much more weight than a gasoline-powered cart. Obviously, there are some certain reasons behind this. An Electric cart uses batteries as their power source which enhances the weight of the cart to a great extent. On average, an electric golf cart will weigh 850 lbs. to 1150 lbs.
A gasoline-powered golf cart tends to carry less weight than an electric cart. Instead of using batteries, they use a fuel pump which is much lighter than batteries. On average, a gas-powered cart will carry a weight between 650 lbs. to 850 lbs.
Here are some examples of gas and electric powered golf cart’s weight from some of the famous golf cart manufacturers.
Club Car- Tempo
Club Car- Tempo
Yamaha – G22
Yamaha – G22
2. The battery/gas tank
Either you are using a gas-powered cart or an electric cart, the batteries or the pump of the cart makes a great contribution to increase the weight of the cart. Although the weight of the gas tank is not that high, a combination of a 48-volt battery with six 8-volt battery can enhance the weight of the cart to a great extent.
Let's find out some of the best batteries and their weight to have a clear sense.
All of the weights discussed above are for a single unit 6 volt battery. That means if you want a 36-volt system, then, on average, only the system will carry a weight near 360 lbs. Almost one-third of the total weight of a cart!
On the other hand, a typical gas tank would weigh between 15 to 30 lbs. with the tank full; it can be slightly more than the actual weight.
N.B: we are not encouraging you to buy a gas-powered cart at all. We are telling all these things because this is reality. A gas-powered cart can do serious damage to nature and your health as well.
3. Space of the cart
The final thing that we will discuss that can influence the weighting of a golf cart is the space of the cart. Even a child can understand that if you want more space, the cart is surely going to provide more weight. A two-seater golf cart is surely going to have less weight than a six-seater cart.
- A two-seater golf cart, which is the standard one, will weigh between 600-900 lbs.
- A six-seater golf cart, which is the most spacious, can weigh between 850 to as much as 1300 lbs.
Dry weight and curb weight
While speculating the weight of a golf cart, you might hear two terms that says Dry weight and Curb weight. If you are not familiar with these terms, then here are the meanings of them.
Dry weight means the weight of the cart without the weight of the batteries. If the weight of any cart seems low, then maybe you are only getting the dry weight.
The curb weight of the cart defines the weight of the cart including the weight of the batteries. The curb weight is always higher than the Dry weight.
Let's find out some of the best golf carts and the differences between the Curb and Dry weight.
Club CAR- Onward 4
795 (lbs.) - gas
1070 (lbs.) - electric
907 (lbs.) - gas
1393 (lbs.) - electric
Yamaha-Adventurer Sport 2+2
Why the weight of the cart is important
While buying a new cart, from decoration to the space, you will ensure everything rather than the weight. But, is it the worth of not paying any heed? Buying a heavyweight cart may provide some extra features that can boost up the performance of the cart to a great extent. But, at the same time, it can be too intimidating while transporting it from one place to another. Make sure you are choosing the right one.
If you are not transporting the vehicle, then the weight of the cart should not be a major issue at all. Instead, a heavyweight cart provides some extra features that can boost the cart’s performance. But, choosing a cart between 800 to 950 lbs. should be ideal all the time.