The NBT16 is part of the NBT15 series of crane from National Crane, owned by Manitowoc. The range also includes the NBT14 and NBT15 boom trucks, and is said to provide the longest boom length and highest capacities in their class.

Epcor selected the crane for its efficient transport and fast set-up times, which are important for electrical projects which must be completed during a power outage, limiting the time available.

Epcor operator Cory Fedoruk said: "We have limited outages on most jobs, which results in a compressed timeframe to complete our work. The NBT16 can move in quickly and complete the lifts, whereas another crane would take much longer to set up and prep for the job."