Dump truck like no other in the world!

Titan Mesh
Sparwood’s website

In Sparwood, B.C., they call it simply “The Truck.” The truck in question, a 1974 Terex Titan, is the largest tandem axel dump truck in the world. The 350-tonne, 20-m-long, 3,300-hp vehicle is so big, it can fit two Greyhound buses and two pickups in the box at the same time.

The Titan was assembled at the General Motors Diesel Division’s assembly plant in London, Ontario (click to see a map) in 1973.  Over the course of its four years of service at the Eagle Mountain mine, the “Titan” hauled about 3.5 million tons of earth.  After 13 years in service, the 33-19 was restored and is now preserved on static display as a tourist attraction in Sparwood, BC, Canada.

Are you thinking that you need to see this in person?  Well, then, I suggest visiting the Sparwood city visitors site.  Can’t wait?  Then you can also visit the Titan Cam. 

 

4 comments

  1. A highway was build a while back near us. They used some large hauling trucks to move this part of the mountain to that part of the mountain when cutting grades. The trucks were pretty large (the bed of the truck and tires were brought in separately from the engine-frame and assembled on site), but not as large as the one you show. Wow!
    Oscar

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