The MiTower by Altrex is a game-changer for professionals who need a safe and efficient way to reach heights up to 20 feet. This innovative mobile scaffold tower is lightweight, compact, and incredibly easy to assemble. 

This guide will walk you through the straightforward and user-friendly assembling of your MiTower. We’ll also share some insider tips and answer common questions to ensure a smooth and successful assembly. Please reference the user manual here for a complete overview of the MiTower assembly. 

The MiTower Kit components include: 

  • Aluminum Toeboard
  • Outrigger
  • Double Guardrail Brace
  • Caster & Leg Assembly (in base/trolley frames)
  • Frame
  • Platform (Available with Fiber Deck upon request) 


Step-by-Step Assembly of the MiTower

  1. Unpacking and Inspection:
    • Carefully unpack all components and lay them out in a clear workspace.
    • Inspect each piece for any damage or missing parts.
    • Refer to the user manual and parts list for guidance.
  2. Frame Assembly:
    • Start by connecting the vertical frames using the horizontal braces.
    • Secure the connections using the provided pins and clips. The red tab should always be in a locked position during use. 
    • Ensure all connections are locked, tight, secure, and level.
    • Refer to the user manual for correct brace positioning and alternate deck heights. 
  3. Platform Installation:
    • Attach the platform to the frames, ensuring it is level and secure.
    • Make sure the automatic wind lock is engaged holding the platform in place. 
  4. Stabilizer Assembly:
    • Attach the outriggers or stabilizers to the base of the tower with the quick-clamps.
    • Extend the stabilizers to their full length and adjust them so they make complete and solid contact with the ground/working surface.
    • Ensure you do not extend past the STOP sticker on each of the stabilizers. 
  5. Guardrail Installation:
    • Climb through the hatch door and take a seat on the platform
    • Install the guardrails from your seated position to eliminate risk of a fall.
    • Ensure the guardrails make a full connection with the frame and are the correct height.
  6. Toeboard Installation:
    • Install the toeboard around the platform’s base to prevent tools or materials from falling.
    • Ensure the toeboard falls into place. Once installed it will sit an ⅛” below the top of the platform.
  7. Final Inspection:
    • Conduct a thorough inspection of the assembled MiTower to ensure all components are correctly connected and secured.
    • Check that the tower is level, stable, and meets all safety requirements.

Tips and Tricks

  • Work Backwards: Know your working height before you start your build. Reference alternate heights documents for correct assembly.
  • Follow Instructions Carefully: The user manual provides detailed guidance on each assembly process step.
  • Check for Levelness and Stability: Ensure the tower is level and stable on the ground before use.
  • Inspect Regularly: Inspect the MiTower for any signs of wear or damage. This includes checking for loose or missing parts and any cracks or bends in the frame. If you notice any issues, replace any damaged parts immediately. Regular maintenance and inspection are crucial for the safe and efficient use of the MiTower. You can find the daily inspection sheet here for your reference.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How long does it take to assemble the MiTower? For a standard configuration, you can assemble the MiTower relatively quickly – in just 10 minutes!
  • What is the maximum height of the MiTower? The MiTower can reach a maximum working height of 20 feet freestanding with the use of the outriggers. If you need to reach higher levels you will need to tie the MiTower into a wall, then you can exceed 20 feet.
  • What is the MiTower’s weight capacity? The MiTower has a weight capacity of 330 lbs, which means it can safely support one person and their tools or materials. If added capacity is needed consider the MiTower Plus which has a capacity of 500 lbs.
  • Can the MiTower be used outdoors? It can be used indoors and outdoors on firm, solid ground.

Safety and Efficiency Are Our Priority

The MiTower is designed to keep the user safe from assembly to disassembly. It reduces the risk of injury from slips, trips, and falls and is manufactured to meet or exceed all relevant safety standards. Following the assembly instructions and using the tower correctly is essential to ensure safe operation. Always wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) for additional safety, such as a hard hat and gloves, when using the MiTower. Avoid overloading the tower and ensure it is on a stable surface before use.


At Low-Level Access, we are dedicated to revolutionizing the construction and facility management industries with the ‘No More Ladders’ initiative. Traditional ladders, with their unnecessary risks and inefficiencies, are a thing of the past. Our innovative mobile scaffold towers, such as the MiTower product line, and our wide selection of lifts, provide safer, more stable, and more efficient alternatives for working at height. By prioritizing worker safety and productivity, we are determined to eliminate ladder-related accidents, giving you the confidence and reassurance of a secure work environment.

The MiTower is a versatile and user-friendly mobile scaffold tower, perfect for various tasks. Whether you’re in construction or maintenance roles, this tower is designed to meet your needs. Following this guide and helpful tips, you can assemble your MiTower quickly and safely, allowing you to focus on your work confidently.

Important Notice: While this article provides helpful tips and highlights for assembling the MiTower, it is not a substitute for the official user manual. For complete and detailed assembly instructions, please refer to the user manual and instructional video. Always prioritize safety and follow the manufacturer’s guidelines when assembling and using the MiTower.


Sources: JLG, Occupational Health & Safety, OSHA, Construction Pros.