TTAT Finale: How Much Does A Pair Of Camels Weigh?

Paul Niedermeyer
by Paul Niedermeyer
ttat finale how much does a pair of camels weigh

A fully grown camel weighs up to 700kg (1542 lbs). That makes about a ton and a half for a pair. Which is another testament to the legendary ruggedness of the Peugeot 404 pickup, a vehicle that I would love to own. As the former owner of a slew of Peugeot 404s, including a wagon that this pickup is based on, I can attest to their intrinsic ruggedness. And I’m a notorious overloader too, having once been weighed out with a 3400 lb load of building rocks at a quarry in my half-ton F-100. But still; and how did they get them in there anyway?

But then this ad for the 404 advertises a 1000kg (2200lb) load capacity. Turns out it’s not as overloaded as my Ford was with the rocks. My truck was riding on all the suspension stops, and looked like a radical low rider; that Peugeot is far from that. Here’s a better shot of that handsome pininfarina designed front end.

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  • Undrgnd40 Undrgnd40 on Apr 25, 2010

    @gsw0: nice story. my brother in law just came back from a year in iraq and he said the camels were more intelligent and mature than the iraqi guys they had to work with.

  • Panzerfaust Panzerfaust on Apr 25, 2010

    This was a pretty common sight when I was in Saudi Arabia, the ubiquitous white Nissan or Toyota pickup loaded with a Camel or two. The Saudis would usually be seen with them coming from the Camel suk. The camels were more of a status symbol than of any use.

  • Jeff S I don't believe gm will die but that it will continue to shrink in product and market share and it will probably be acquired by a foreign manufacturer. I doubt gm lacks funds as it did in 2008 and that they have more than enough cash at hand but gm will not expand as it did in the past and the emphasis is more on profitability and cutting costs to the bone. Making gm a more attractive takeover target and cut costs at the expense of more desirable and reliable products. At the time of Farago's article I was in favor of the Government bailout more to save jobs and suppliers but today I would not be in favor of the bailout. My opinions on gm have changed since 2008 and 2009 and now I really don't care if gm survives or not.
  • Kwik_Shift I was a GM fan boy until it ended in 2013 when I traded in my Avalanche to go over to Nissan.
  • Stuart de Baker I didn't bother to read this article. I'll wait until a definitive headline comes out, and I'll be surprised if Tesla actually produces the Cybertruck. It certainly looks impractical for both snowy and hot sunny weather.
  • Stuart de Baker This is very interesting information. I was in no danger of buying a Tesla. I love my '08 Civic (stick), and it feels just as responsive as when I bought it 11 years ago with 35k on the clock (now 151k), and barring mishaps, I plan to keep it for the next 25 years or so, which would put me into my mid-90s, assuming I live that long. On your information, I will avoid renting Teslas.
  • RHD The only people who would buy this would be those convinced by a website that they are great, and order one sight-unseen. They would have to have be completely out of touch with every form of media for the last year. There might actually be a few of these people, but not very many. They would also have to be completely ignorant of the Hyundai Excel. (Vinfast seems to make the original Excel look like a Camry in comparison.)