In a comment by Topamax in this post he made some assumptions, and ran some numbers, and got 188lbs for the largest Eucalyptus log I managed to lift into the truck and bring home from Canoga Hills. I really felt it was over 200lbs, so today I set this up:
It’s just some scrap weathered pine stacked up into a makeshift ramp to my bathroom scale out on the patio, with some 2×4s on the scale to keep the log from pressing its central buttons, or marking up its face. The 2×4s also made a platform into which the log would sit, I hoped.
Here’s a video of the weigh-in:
That’s right, it’s a heavyweight champ, clocking in at 231.4lbs! Not bad! No wonder it literally slid me across the pavement when it got rolling on me. I’m no featherweight myself.
In the video I weigh it 2x, and both times it was 231.4lbs, so I’m inclined to believe it. Oh, and if you’re wondering if the 2×4s added anything, it sets a tare weight when you press the button, so it zeroed itself to their weight first.
-- Gary, Los Angeles, video game animator