It's about as heavy as a Panda Bear
It's about nine-tenths as heavy as a Reindeer
In other words, 0.170 tons is 0.9320 times the weight of a Reindeer, and the weight of a Reindeer is 1.07 times that amount.(for Rangifer tarandus granti, adult, bull) (a.k.a. Caribou) ()Rangifer tarandus)
An adult, male reindeer weighs between 0.1820 tons. Reindeer undertake a lengthy annual migration, with some herds traveling up to 5,000 km.
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It's about three-fourths as heavy as The Heart of a Blue Whale
It's about two-thirds as heavy as a cubic meter of Snow
In other words, the weight of a cubic meter of Snow is 1.50 times 0.170 tons.(Freshly fallen, standard conditions; measurements taken in Norway, 1965-68)
One cubic meter of freshly fallen snow under standard conditions weighs an average of 0.250 tons. Assembled in 2008, the world record largest snowman was constructed of 6,500 tons of snow and stood 37.21 m (122.1 ft) tall.
It's about three-fifths as heavy as a Pig
In other words, 0.170 tons is 0.620 times the weight of a Pig, and the weight of a Pig is 1.60 times that amount.(Domestic pig, Sus scrofa domesticus, a.k.a. S. domesticus) (adult)
Domestic pigs weigh between 0.280 tons. The titular character "Babe the pig" in the 1995 family film was played by 48 different American Yorkshire piglets due to the length of filming and the rate at which piglets reach adulthood.
It's about one-and-four-fifths times as heavy as a Kangaroo
It's about two times as heavy as a Beer Keg
In other words, 0.170 tons is 2.1180 times the weight of a Beer Keg, and the weight of a Beer Keg is 0.47210 times that amount.(for US half-barrel, full keg; draft beer; including keg itself, stainless steel)
A typical, half-barrel beer keg weighs 0.08025 tons when full. A keg of this size contains 15.5 gallons of beer, or the equivalent of 6.8 cases.