Truck (350 Ton Terex Titan)
When Built: 1978? - put on the site 1994
It was brought to Sparwood to work in the Kaiser Resources coal mine
It is in the Guiness Book of World Records as the world's largest tandem axle, rear dumping hauler ever manufactured.
Its maximum load is 350 tons and the box is capable of holding 2 Greyhound buses and 2 pick-up trucks. Each tire is 11 Feet (3.4 Metres) and weighs 4 tons.
When it was shipped by train it came unassembled on 8 rail flat cars.
It was retired in 1990 because it was no longer cost efficient to operate. In the fall of 1994, Elkview Coal Corporation donated the Titan to the Sparwood Chamber of Commerce.
Here is another view of the truck provided by Scotty T.:
Information Sources: Brochure provided by the Sparwood & District Chamber of Commerce and Robert/Ruth Sampson.
Picture Source: Joan Foulston and Scotty T.