Near Hibbing in St. Louis County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Haulpak Production Truck Tires
The tires for the 170-ton trucks are mounted on wheels that are 4.25 feet in diameter and with a tire diameter of 10.5 feet. It takes only 162 revolutions to cover the distance of a mile.
The 240 ton truck tires cost more than $20,000 each and a complete set of six would be more than $118,000 total. Even though the tires are 50 ply and the tread depth greater than 3 inches the sharp taconite fragments can puncture them.
At a total height of nearly 12 feet the 240 ton truck tires are mounted on 4.75 foot diameter wheels for use on 240 Ton capacity haulage trucks. The maximum width of these tires is 40 inches.
Location. 47° 26.849′ N, 92° 56.839′ W. Marker is near Hibbing, Minnesota, in St. Louis County. Marker can be reached from Greyhound Boulevard/3rd Avenue East, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at the Hull-Rust Mahoning Mine, beyond the mine visitor center/observation building; accessible only when the center is open. Marker is in this post office area: Hibbing MN 55746, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Marion 1150 Dragline Bucket (within shouting distance of this marker); Hull-Rust-Mahoning Mine (within shouting distance of this marker); Hill of Three Waters or the Triple Divide (within shouting distance of this marker); P & H 2300 Production Shovel Bucket (within shouting distance of this marker); 170 & 240 Ton Production Trucks (within shouting distance of this marker); Mining Haul Truck Engine Module (within shouting distance of this marker); Underground Mining in the Hibbing Area (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hull-Rust Mahoning Mine Pit Overlook (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hibbing.
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