When President Biden signed the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill into law last month, he destined an already booming construction industry to reach new heights. Before the passing of the bill, ResearchandMarkets.com projected, "The construction industry in the United States is expected to grow by 15.6% …in 2021.” With the US government’s recent hefty investment in civil construction, the construction industry will grow significantly in 2022 and beyond. The significant growth in the number of construction projects across the country will directly impact demand for heavy lifting and specialized transport equipment.

Engineered Rigging Co-founders Christopher Cox and Eddy Kitchen have carefully followed these developments and acted proactively by expanding Engineered Rigging’s fleet of heavy lifting equipment. In the June issue of Heavy Lifting News, we announced the addition of our rental fleet to include two  Enerpac Super Lift SL60 hydraulic gantries and four sling adjusters (synchHoists) with a 370-mton capacity each. Today, we’re thrilled to announce that we have ordered an Enerpac JS500 jack-up system and are accepting rental reservations for 2022. Engineered Rigging is the first company to have this model available for rental with technical support in the United States. It has a variety of civil construction applications, including bridge building and demolition, subway construction and renovations, and port construction. 


“Engineered Rigging is thrilled to be the first heavy lifting company in the United States to offer a jack-up system rental with 2,200 tons capacity. This synchronized lift system will meet the most demanding of our clients’ needs,” shared Kitchen.  

As an authorized dealer and service provider of Enerpac Heavy Lifting Technology, Engineered Rigging has all models of the Enerpac J-Series of jack-up systems available for purchase and rental as shown below. If you’re uncertain of the best model to meet your needs, please contact John Kuka or call 317.468.3725 to discuss your project. 

Jack-Up Systems Sales & Rental

Engineered Rigging is an authorized dealer and service provider of Enerpac Heavy Lifting Technology. We have Enerpac’s JS-Series of jack-up systems available for purchase and rental as shown below. Request a Quote.

Enerpac Jack-Up System Model


Capacity per Tower

Max. Lifting Speed

Maximum Sideload

Weight per Jack-up Unit





5% @ 65.6



Buy or Rent



4% @ 49.2






3% @ 32.8






3% @ 19.6



Jack-Up System Features

Every model in the Enerpac JS-Series of jack-up systems have a variety of features that maximize precise control and optimize safety:

  • Automatic and manual lifting settings
  • Synchronization of multiple networked lift points
  • Center of Gravity calculation
  • Overload & stroke alarms
    Emergency stop switch at jack-up units and controls
  • Automated load balancing
  • Self-contained hydraulics in each jack-up unit enable an uncluttered (and safer) work area

Jack-up Systems Applications

  • Mining
  • General Construction 
  • Bridge Construction & Demolition 
  • Ship Hull Block Installation 
  • Port Crane Lifting 
  • Shovel Undecking 
  • Top Side Lifting

How Does a Jack-Up System Work?

Enerpac’s J-Series of jack-up systems features a custom-developed, synchronous heavy lifting system. A typically setup includes four jack-up units, one positioned under each corner of a load. A load is lifted as barrels are slid into the system, lifted and stacked, to form “lifting towers.” The lifting towers incrementally lift the load and mechanically hold it into place at the desired height. The lifting and lowering functionality of Enerpac’s jack-up systems are managed via a hand-held computer control unit that optimizes control and safety.