A Crane is a lootable object in the DayZ Origins mod that functions like a Cement Mixer. It is used to build Nested Houses and can be found in industrial buildings with more chance of it spawning in Novistrana.

Just like the Cement mixer, you'll need to build the crane and put in the required items after.

Using the correct blueprint (E.House Level 1 blueprint) will consume the crane and place down your house.