what does a cement block weigh?


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it depends on how many you have. the first one is the lightest, then they get progressively heavier.
Yes, I can attest to that.
 


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You have to account for the 3 holes.
So, in that case, it weighs as much as a cement block with three holes (of the same size as the one you want to know the weight of) in it.
 

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One of my last jobs in TN it was freezing rain all afternoon and by the time we got out of there the roads were all iced and traffic backed up everywhere. Getting onto the freeway right near the jobsite was a long steady uphill grade.

We started filling up our truck beds with concrete blocks, I put about 20 in back of my half ton 87 Ranger. It eased up that long grade never slipping an inch, even tho it was slow stop and go all the way up.

Next day I asked one of the superintendents how much those blocks weighed, he came back with 48 pounds each, it was his job to know such things. Those 20 blocks had that half ton maxxed out, in addition to the tool box that was on it(same one on my 93 Ranger now)
 

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some weight math for you...a 70 lb tube of sand from Menards/ Lowes/ Home Despot will fill an empty 5 gallon bucket almost perfectly.

and you have a 5 gallon bucket of insta traction if you need it :)

AJ
 

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Sorry, but I omitted the size, the ones I used which were 48lbs measured 16" x 16" x 8" (solid blocks)
 


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