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Terex Titan | Sparwood, British Columbia

Historic or Prehistoric Place, Historic 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.

Near the top of the Crowsnest Pass, the massive Terex Titan stands guard over the Visitor Centre – Jhim Burwell

Driving Directions from Nearest Town or Landmark

Located at Sparwood, just off of Highway #3.

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.

Historical Time Period for Site



Free standing truck; visit anytime

Open Months