Rough terrain cranes are mobile cranes mounted on an undercarriage with rubber tires, usually four oversized tires. Typical uses are for lifting on job sites with uneven conditions. They usually offer four wheel drive and steering—including crab steering—as well as the ability to access tough to reach lifting sites with both traction and stability.
Rough terrain cranes can travel over dirt, rocky, and other rough terrain. They can also travel over roads, allowing them to move easily from project to project.
The cranes are smaller than other cranes, so are able to maneuver to smaller lift sites.
The cranes use outriggers for stability during lifts, and offer a range of maximum lift capacities. The crane uses a telescoping boom, and operators manipulate the crane from the same cab in which they drive it.