Aluminium scaffold tower manufacturer Instant UpRight is launching a range of small scissor lifts under the UpRight brand.

The initial five product range includes the 13ft MX1330 push around scissor lift and three self-propelled models – the 14ft MX1430, 19ft MX1930 and 26ft X2632 – all of which feature direct electric wheel motor drive, a high standard specification and a high commonality of parts and components. In addition to the scissor lifts the company is also launching the ML3330 – a 33ft single person, AWP type push around mast lift.

The UpRight MX1330 push around scissor lift
The new UpRight ML3330

Among the self-propelled models the MX1430 stands out as a good looking machine, with its 1.49 metre overall length and 810kg overall weight and a good standard specification. Meanwhile the MX1930 will stir memories of the original UpRight MX19 that helped kick off the micro scissor revolution back in 1994, although as with other machines in the size range, it weighs almost 1.5 tonnes and has an overall stowed length of 1.85 metres.

The UpRight MX1430 self-propelled is under 1.5 metres long even with steps in place
The new UpRight MMX1930 will raise some interest

The new platforms are manufactured for the company by an undisclosed Chinese manufacturer – almost certainly standard Mantall machines – and will be branded as UpRight. The machines will be available in Europe from an inventory at a new European warehouse and distribution hub in Venlo, the Netherlands operated by Seacon Logistics. The facility will also stock a full range of replacement parts, along with the company’s range of tower related access products and be home to a technical help desk. A further technical support team will be based at the company’s Dublin headquarters at its new 10,000 square metre manufacturing facility.

The lifts will be stocked at the company’s managed warehouse in Venlo

Managing director Joe Oxley said: “It is an exciting time at Instant UpRight as we diversify our product line. Initial interest in the new machine range has been high and we have already delivered the first few units which are out working and showing great results. The company is no stranger to the aerial work platform market, and there is still a strong brand awareness present – the return of Instant UpRight blue machines presents us with an exciting challenge which is welcomed by the whole team.”

“We will initially focus on the European and Asian markets selling to small and medium sized rental companies, end users and dealers looking for an alternative choice of provider.”

“The market continues to develop, and the market for low level access products has probably expanded 10 fold in as many years, opening up opportunities that are almost limitless. This company has built its reputation for providing quality products for working safely at height for more than 70 years, based on a foundation of great engineering design innovation and a loyal global distribution network – we intend to continue along this path.”