Typically, a vending machine will weigh at least 500 lbs. and up to 800 lbs. It really depends on what kind of machine. We will review all the different types of machines and what their weight is. So, in summary if you are just looking for a general number count on 500 lbs. to 800 lbs. As an example my healthy combo machine weighs 500 lbs. without any snacks or drinks inside. If you consider the product you can count on another 100 lbs. Keep in mind that drinks are heavy!
I wondered what the search intent or why you might be asking Google the question of how much a vending machine weighs because you are thinking of what it takes to move one, or perhaps you are trying to estimate shipping.
Hire a Professional Moving Company to Move Your Vending Machine
Typically, it takes at least 2 people to move a vending machine. If you hire a professional mover they will charge by the hour and mileage from the pick-up location to the drop off location. I typically pay $400-$500 for a professional moving company to do the job which usually takes 2-3 hours. So, on moving day you’ll want to wrap the machine with cardboard or a protective material so that the machine isn’t scratched, dented or damaged. When I have hired moving companies in the past, they will bring their own packing material. But, this is a good question to clarify if this packing is included in the fee you are paying. It is best to get at least 3 quotes and ask what is included in the moving service.
If you consider to move a vending machine by yourself, I would recommend having a friend with you.
I understand that many vending machine owner operators like to move the machine by themself to save money, but not everyone has the ability to move a machine on their own. Either because of physical ability or not having the time to do it. When you are trying to grow a business and sales are going well, it is better to focus your efforts on activities that generate more revenue versus tasks that save you money!
Shipping a Vending Machine
If you are asking how much does a vending machine weigh because you are trying to estimate shipping this can be expensive. Approximately, $700 to $1,000 extra. Some companies selling Vending Machines might discount the shipping because it’s paid for in the profit of the sale to entice customers to buy from an out of state dealer.