Category:King of the Lode
Wiseda's first 240-ton haul truck mined phosphate and coal before ending its service hauling taconite in Minnesota. "King of the Lode" is the world's first two-axle 240-short-ton, diesel electric haul truck. Originally manufactured by Wiseda Ltd. in 1982, the truck was retired in 1999 and now sits atop a hill overlooking a taconite mine in Minnesota.
KL-2450 Given the serial number 0001, this KL-2450 hauled 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It worked in mines in Idaho and Wyoming before finishing its run in Minnesota.Source: King of the Lode, Construction Equipment, October 01, 2003