Terex Titan

1978
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Latitude: 49.730594635 Longitude: -114.885253906 Elevation: 3745 ft
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A Short Introduction to the Site

The town of Sparwood is home to the world's largest tandem axle dump truck, the Terex Titan. The Terex Titan is a legacy of Sparwood's mining heritage. It was brought to the town in 1978 to work in the mines, arriving by train on eight rail flat cars. It was retired in 1990 because it was no longer cost efficient.

Full Description of the Historical Site or Museum

The Terex Titan weighs 260 tons. It could carry 350 tons during its operation in the area's coal mine. The Titan can carry two buses plus two pick-up trucks in its box and each tire is 3.3 m (11 ft) in diameter. The truck carries a maximum load of 317 metric tons (350 tons) and is 20 m (66 ft) long, 7.8 m (26 ft) wide and 7 m (23 ft) to the top of the canopy.

Open Months

Year-round

Hours Open

Free standing truck; visit anytime

Driving Directions from Nearest Town or Landmark

Located at Sparwood, just off of Highway #3.

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