World’s Biggest Truck
The World’s biggest truck ‘lives’ in Sparwood, in British Columbia, Canada. There’s nothing like it. Built by General Motors of Canada, the 1974 Terex Titan weights 260 tons, produces 3,300 hp and has a payload of 350 tons. Terex Titan. Image © atlasobscura
A single prototype was built just as the coal market dropped in 1973. Two Greyhound buses and 2 pickups can fit into the box, all at once!
Height = 6.88m (22’7″) Height With Box Raised = 17.07m (56′)
Length = 20.09m (65’11″) Width = 7.57m (24’10″)
Check out the world’s biggest truck live view.
Sparwood promotes itself extensively as the home of the Terex Titan, at one time the largest truck in the world. The green Titan stands a few yards from the Crowsnest Highway, an attraction for tourists and travelers.
When the Terex 33-19 “Titan” prototype was built in 1973, it became the largest, highest capacity haul truck in the world, a distinction it would hold for the next 25 years. The 33-19 “Titan” was an off-highway, ultra class, rigid frame, three-axle, diesel/AC electric powertrain haul truck designed by the Terex Division of General Motors and assembled at General Motors Diesel Division’s London, Ontario, Canada assembly plant. Only one 33-19 “Titan” was ever produced. After 13 years in service, the 33-19 “Titan” was restored and is now preserved on static display as a tourist attraction in Sparwood, BC, Canada.
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