The Crane is a Large module that can be placed on a Vehicle. When paired with a Drill Head, it can be used to mine Resource at a faster rate than the Terrain Tool and even dig through hard sediment that the Terrain Tool cannot penetrate. The Crane also has 4 attachment points: 2 on the head for the Drill Head (though other things can be attached) and 2 on the side which are not usable as they are intended as storage for the resources mined by the Drill Head or Sediment collection.
To construct a Crane, you must park a Medium Rover or Large Rover near a vehicle bay and the option will become available. Once constructed, the Crane cannot be removed.
In order to control the Crane you must sit in its own seat (not the vehicle one) located at the base of the Crane. The Crane is operated by the cursor and always points toward the terrain for easier mining.
- Resources collected by the Crane will transfer to any empty storage slots, therefore it is highly recommended for a Crane to be used alongside a Storage module.
- Just like the Terrain Tool, any unfinished stacks will be stored inside the Drill Head's own virtual inventory.
Crane placed on the large rover
Crane being used to mine out resources