Sparwood, British Columbia, Canada: Biggest Truck in the Western Hemisphere

The Terex Titan, a dump truck big enough to haul two buses plus two pickup trucks. The 1970s Energy Crisis turned it into a very expensive truck to move around, and it was retired as an immobile tourist attraction in 1991.
Address:
124-126 Aspen Drive, Sparwood, BC, Canada
Directions:
Hwy 3 to Sparwood. Turn north onto Red Cedar Drive, then immediately right onto Aspen Drive. You'll see the big green truck on the right, just past the Visitor Centre.
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Miner statue and giant truck.

Biggest Truck in the Western Hemisphere

Very large mining truck. Miners memorial. Free. Right along highway.

[Lluce, 08/13/2019]

World's Biggest Truck.

World's Biggest Truck

It's the largest truck in the world; very neat.

[Rita, 07/16/2018]

According to its plaque, the Titan 33-19 could hold two million golf balls and "is about the size of the largest of the dinosaurs." In the 1970s it hauled earth, not golf balls, in a Sparwood open-pit coal mine.

World's Largest Truck - Titan

From the plaque: "The biggest truck in the world! Titan 33-19. It can hold 2 buses and 2 pickups (or 2,000,000 golf balls) and is about the size of the largest of the dinosaurs, but the Titan was built to haul 350 tons of earth in mining operations. The Titan began to take shape on the drafting boards of General Motors London offices in 1968 and by 1974 the monstrous truck was finished and loaded onto 8 railway cars for display at the American Mining Convention in Las Vegas. The impressive off-road hauler was the talk of the convention and Kaiser Steel agreed to put the truck to work at the Eagle Mountain Mine in southern California. In 1978 Kaiser moved the Titan to its coal mining operation near Sparwood where the hauler joined a fleet of smaller trucks to move earth away from the coal seams in the open pit mine." It also says that the Titan's box, when elevated is 56 feet high -- the height of a brontosaurus is 39 feet high.

[Tiffin Filion, 05/13/2005]

World's Largest Truck.

World's Largest Truck

A trip to Coleman, Alberta to view the World's Largest Piggy Bank (reputedly a compressed air tank with a sign over it reading "World's Largest Piggy Bank," into which one can deposit funds for much-needed improvements in Coleman) yielded no results, but we happily stumbled on this impressive structure on the way back. Unlike most other attractions of this ilk, it's actually a real truck.

[Mark Newlon, 08/24/2002]

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