Boom trucks usually have to rotate telescopic boom cranes mounted on the chassis of commercial trucks. This configuration allows the lifting equipment to be easily transported to the worksite and maximizes the use of boom trucks.
Unlike truck cranes, truck cranes are usually installed on specially designed supports.
The truck chassis usually has a flatbed body, and a cantilever crane is mounted on the body. The operator can control the crane in the cab. If there is no cab, use a controller installed on the truck and connected to the crane to control the crane on the ground.
These cranes do not use counterweights, so their lifting capacity is lower than other types of cranes. Many people use outriggers to help stabilize the truck when cranes are lifting and placing loads.
Some boom trucks have aerial work platforms instead of lifting devices.