It's about half as heavy as The Space Shuttle.
In other words, 857.3 hundredweight is 0.55 times the weight of The Space Shuttle, and the weight of The Space Shuttle is 1.8 times that amount.(for Endeavour, a.k.a. OV-105, a.k.a. Orbiter Vehicle-105) (empty weight, excluding main engines)
When empty, the space shuttle Endeavour weighs 1,600 hundredweight. The shuttle's spacious cargo bay carried the Chandra X-ray Observatory into orbit in 1999 — a payload that weighed 440 hundredweight.
It's about two-fifths as heavy as a Blue Whale.
In other words, 857.3 hundredweight is 0.372 times the weight of a Blue Whale, and the weight of a Blue Whale is 2.69 times that amount.(Balaenoptera musculus)
Blue whales weigh between 2,300 hundredweight. The largest mammal to have ever lived, blue whales feed almost exclusively on krill — tiny invertebrates weighing about 0.000022 hundredweight each.
It's about three-and-a-half times as heavy as an Anchor of a Cruise Ship.
In other words, 857.3 hundredweight is 3.44 times the weight of an Anchor of a Cruise Ship, and the weight of an Anchor of a Cruise Ship is 0.291 times that amount.(for QE2 forward anchor, a.k.a. RMS Queen Elizabeth 2)
Each of the forward anchors of the RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 weighs 249 hundredweight. The anchor of the QE2 now sits in front of the Holyrood Church in Southampton, England, United Kingdom, along a pedestrian tourist route known as "the QE2 mile."
It's about one-fourth as heavy as a House.
In other words, 857.3 hundredweight is 0.249 times the weight of a House, and the weight of a House is 4.02 times that amount.(149 sq. m, single-level, unfurnished)
A 149 sq. m (1,600 sq. ft), single-story, unfurnished house (without extensive masonry) of the type commonly found in America would weigh approximately 3,440 hundredweight, based on the weight of the included materials. In contrast, a yurt — a type of dwelling structure popular among nomadic peoples of East Asia — typically weighs less than 10.1 hundredweight.
It's about five times as heavy as an Elephant.
In other words, 857.3 hundredweight is 5.175 times the weight of an Elephant, and the weight of an Elephant is 0.1932 times that amount.(for African bush elephant, Loxodonta africana) (Adult, bull)
A bull African bush elephant weighs between 165.7 hundredweight. Among African elephants, both males and females have tusks (female Asian elephants lack tusks) which can grow to 3 m (10 ft) and weigh up to 1.984 hundredweight.
It's about six times as heavy as a Tyrannosaurus rex.
In other words, 857.3 hundredweight is 6.1 times the weight of a Tyrannosaurus rex, and the weight of a Tyrannosaurus rex is 0.16 times that amount.(for FMNH PR2081, a.k.a. "Sue") (a.k.a. Tyrannosaurus, a.k.a. T-Rex) (estimated live weight)
The notable Tyrannosaurus specimen housed at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, Illinois, "Sue," is estimated to have weighed about 140 hundredweight while alive. A renowned predator in popular culture, the teeth of tyrannosaurus rex were up to 33.02 cm (13 in) long.
It's about ten-and-a-half times as heavy as a Hippopotamus.
In other words, the weight of a Hippopotamus is 0.0962 times 857.3 hundredweight.(Hippopotamus amphibius) (adult, male)
The average weight of an adult male hippopotamus ranges from 82.7 hundredweight. Appearances to the contrary, adult hippos cannot swim or float in water; they actually move by leaping and walking across lake bottoms at about 8 kph (5 mph).