Have you ever wondered how much a golf cart really weighs?
The weight of a golf cart can play an important role in your decision making in deciding on your cart of the future.
Often times we find ourselves loading trailers with equipment or other things in nature where it’s important that we know the weight of the equipment we are handling.
When loading or moving heavy equipment such as golf carts, it’s important to know what kind of weight that you will be handling or dealing with in your venture.
This is important because every golf cart will be unique in terms of how much it weighs.
On average a golf cart weights between 500-1100 pounds depending on the make, model, and added modifications. These averages are based on the most popular golf carts such as EZGo, Club Car, and Yamaha.
Let’s take a look at the most popular golf cart weight examples, factors that affect cart weight, other weight limitations when using your golf cart.
Golf Cart Weight Examples
The examples listed below are with the dry weight of the a golf cart. This means the carts do not include modifications or the batteries that come from the manufacturer directly.
In most cases, electric golf carts will weigh less that gas golf carts. But, electric cars can significantly increase in weight if they are using oversized or bigger batteries.
Yamaha The Drive Electric: 535 Pounds
Yamaha The Drive Gas: 536 Pounds
Yamaha G22 Electric: 549 Pounds
Yamaha G22 Gas: 670 Pounds
Yamaha G19 Electric: 560 Pounds
Yamaha G19 Gas: N/A
Yamaha G16 Electric: 560 Pounds
Yamaha G16 Gas: 653 Pounds
Yamaha G14 Electric: 560 Pounds
Yamaha G14 Gas: 661 Pounds
Yamaha G9 Electric: 519 Pounds
Yamaha G9 Gas: 606 Pounds
Yamaha G8 Electric: 556 Pounds
Yamaha G8 Gas: 672 Pounds
Yamaha G5 Sun Classic: 798 Pounds
Yamaha G2 Electric: N/A
Yamaha G2 Gas: 606 Pounds
Yamaha G1 Gas: 684 Pounds
Club Car Precedent Electric: 495 Pounds
Club Car Precedent Gas: 606 Pounds
Club Car DS IQ-System Electric: 498 Pounds
Club Car DS Gas: 619 Pounds
EZGO RXV Electric: 571 Pounds
EZGO RXV Gas: 697 Pounds
EZGO Medalist/TXT Electric: 550 Pounds
EZGO Medalist/TXT Gas: 750 Pounds
EZGO Marathon Electric: N/A
EZGO Marathon Gas: N/A
Other Helpful Examples:
- 2018 E-Z-Go Express S4 Gas Golf Cart – 984 pounds (446 kg)
- Club Car Onward 2 Passenger Electric Golf Cart – 975 pounds (442 kg)
- Club Car Villager 2 Gas Golf Cart – 651 pounds (295 kg)
- 2018 E-Z-Go TXT Valor Gas Golf Cart – 780 pounds (354 kg)
- 2018 Evolution Electric Golf Cart – 1,262 pounds (572 kg)
- 2018 Yamaha Drive2 PTV Quietech Gas Golf Cart – 785 pounds (356 kg)
- Club Car Onward Lifted 4 Passenger Electric Golf Cart – 1,125 pounds (510 kg)
- 2018 Cricket SX-3 Portable Golf Cart – 313 pounds (141 kg)
Dry Weight Versus Curb Weight
Typically when you check your golf cart manual or contact the manufacturer, you will see what it called a “dry weight” and a “curb weight” for golf carts. This can be confusing when you are trying to calculate your total weight.
Here is a simple explanation of what these terms mean:
Dry Weight – This the weight of the golf cart in its barebones value. In other words, its the weight of the golf cart without a battery and without any added accessories.
Curb Weight – This weight refers to the total weight of the golf cart as purchased with the battery weight included. Typically, you find the battery to be the significant difference between the dry weight and the curb weight.
Factors That Affect Golf Cart Weight
Most golf carts use 6, 8, and 12 Volt Batteries.
These batteries typically weigh between 55 and 80 pounds. Be sure to consider this when adding in your total golf cart weight.
6 Volt, 8 Volt, or 12 Volt batteries are used to power most golf carts. These types of batteries weigh between 55 pounds (24 kg) to 80 pounds (36 kg).
Battery Weight Examples
- Trojan T-605 | 6 Volts | 58 lbs
- Trojan T-105 | 6 Volts | 62 lbs
- Trojan L16G-AC | 6 Volts | 104 lbs
- Interstate U2200 | 6 Volts | 63 lbs
- Interstate U2500 | 6 Volts | 72 lbs
- Interstate AGC2N | 6 Volts | 66 lbs
- Duracell GC8 | 8 Volts | 63 lbs
- Trojan DC-8V | 8 Volts | 61 lbs
- Trojan T-875 | 8 Volts | 63 lbs
- Trojan T-890 | 8 Volts | 69 lbs
- Trojan Ranger 160 | 8 Volts | 76 lbs
- Trojan Traveler 8V 8 Volts | 70 lbs
Different Brands will use different kinds of products and materials in their carts.
This means that while some carts may have nearly identical dimensions, their weights could be much different dependent on the materials and products used in their production.
Material weight such as PVC, steel, and framework will all vary across various models and manufacturers.
Upgraded Motors and bigger tires are just a few modifications that could significantly increase the weight of a golf cart. Depending on the upgrade, some motors could add as much as 50 pounds to the cart.
There are also many different upgrades and options for tires as well. For example, some golf cart tires that are 23″ could increase the weight of a golf cart by as much as 14 pounds per tire.
Rear Seating Kits
Depending on the make and model, rear seating kits can add as much as 50-150 pounds to a golf cart. Expect this weight to be on the higher end for rear seating that has a load capacity of up to 400 pounds.
Other optional accessories and typical weights:
Trailer hitches – 12-15 pounds
Roof Storage Racks – 10-50 pounds
Golf carts that have 4-6 seats will mean more seat weight, more framework, and typically a larger motor. Golf Carts that have 4-6 seating capacity will typically be on the higher end of the weight scale on your average golf cart weight between 1000-1200 pounds.
Over time, golf carts can accumulate buildup and debris under the carriage. If gone unnoticed for a significant period of time, it could be quite a buildup. It’s a good idea to regularly check underneath the cart to be sure you avoid any unnecessary weight and stress on the golf cart itself. This can also have a significant effect on overall performance on your cart as well.
How Much Weight Can A Golf Cart Hold?
This will also vary from the manufacturer and brand.
Typically, most have a carrying capacity of anywhere from 600-800 pounds.
A large 4-6 seat golf cart may go up to 1100 pounds in holding capacity.
If you have a larger golf cart with more seating capacity, this may go a little higher.
However, larger capacity golf carts are not like standard vehicles.
They come equipped with low torque for safety reasons.
Always be sure to check with your manufacturer for the recommended weight capacity for your make and model cart.
How To Factor Weight When Towing A Golf Cart
After you have figured how much your golf cart weighs, it’s recommended to add at least 1000 pounds to it.
Use this figure to determine if your vehicle is capable of towing the total weight. It is always better to use a higher number to ensure safety and extend the life of your towing vehicle.