It's about three-and-a-half times as heavy as a Cow.
In other words, the weight of a Cow is 0.270 times 2.80 tons.(for Holstein, a.k.a. Holstein Friesian, a.k.a. Friesian, Bos primigenius) (adult, heifer)
A mature Holstein cow (the well-known black-and-white, spotted breed of cow) typically weighs 0.750 tons. President William Howard Taft (1909 - 1913) kept a Holstein cow named Pauline Wayne on the White House grounds — a gift from a Wisconsin senator and the source of the First Family's milk.
It's about one-fourth as heavy as an Anchor of a Cruise Ship.
In other words, 2.80 tons is 0.2250 times the weight of an Anchor of a Cruise Ship, and the weight of an Anchor of a Cruise Ship is 4.440 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 12.50 tons. 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 five times as heavy as a Grizzly Bear.
In other words, 2.80 tons is 4.880 times the weight of a Grizzly Bear, and the weight of a Grizzly Bear is 0.2050 times that amount.(a.k.a. brown bear, a.k.a. silver bear, Ursus arctos horribilis) (Adult, male, coastal area population average)
An adult, male grizzly bear from a coastal area (where food is plentiful) can weigh up to 0.5740 tons. In spite of their tremendous size, grizzly bears can run at speeds of up to 55 kph (34 mph).
It's about five times as heavy as a Polar Bear.
In other words, 2.80 tons is 4.920 times the weight of a Polar Bear, and the weight of a Polar Bear is 0.2030 times that amount.(Ursus maritimus) (adult, male)
An adult, male polar bear weighs between 0.5690 tons. Polar bears are so heavily insulated by their 9.9 cm (3.9 in) layer of blubber that they are often difficult to detect using infrared photography sensors.
It's about five-and-a-half times as heavy as a Grand Piano.
It's about six times as heavy as a Horse.
In other words, the weight of a Horse is 0.170 times 2.80 tons.(Equus ferus caballus) (Arabian, adult)
n Arabian riding horse (or similar breed) weighs between 0.460 tons. During races, horses must carry jockeys and their equipment, which in the Kentucky Derby, for example, can weigh up to 0.06 tons.
It's about ten times as heavy as a Pig.
In other words, the weight of a Pig is 0.10 times 2.80 tons.(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.