Choral Risers - TransFoldTM

TransFold is ready to go wherever your choir performs. Built-in wheels make it easy to roll the TransFold unit from the classroom to the auditorium or up stairways and on to a bus or van. Upon arrival at the performance venue, your TransFold risers set up in seconds, so that they will be ready when you are. Midwest's exclusive, gas-spring assisted design allows the unit to open with moderate foot pressure, taking the strain out of set up. This also ensures a safe, controlled motion when folding the unit for transportation and storage.

For more information please email or call 800-621-4716.
  • Built-in wheels
  • Gas-spring assisted opens with moderate foot pressure
  • Easily transported and stored

To fold the unit for transportation and storage, activate the upright lock release and gently push the unit horizontally. The gas spring cylinder assures a safe controlled motion.

Drop-in couplings securely connect all units to prevent accidental movement during the performance.


  Model No Detail Size
W x L x H
Wt Lbs
72" TransFold Unit TFR72 3 level 72" x 55" x 24" 167
  TFA72 Add-On Step 78" x 18" x 32" 59
72" Reverse Taper
TFSR72 to be used between (2) TFR72
TFSR72 3 level 72" x 55" x 24" 167
  TFSA72 Add-On Step 60" x 18" x 32" 59
48" TransFold Unit TFR48 3 level 48" x 55" x 24" 137
  TFA48 Add-On Step 54" x 18" x 32" 49
Back Rail
For use with 3 level risers
TFB72 For Use with TFR72 70" x 42" 42
  TFB48 For Use with TFR48 46" x 42" 32
  TFSB72 For Use with TFSR72 54" x 42" 37
Back Rail
For use with add-on step
TFB72-4 For Use with TFA72 70" x 42" 42
  TFB48-4 For Use with TFA48 46" x 42" 32
  TFSB72-4 For Use with TFSA72 54" x 42" 37
Side Rail TFS54 Pair 52" x 55½" 39

Back and side rails must be ordered separately

Carpet Colors

Charcoal Grey


Pewter Gray

Skirting Colors





Black Metal Finish
This warranty is extended for the period of time after the date of purchase by the original purchaser and is extended only to the original purchaser of the product and may be enforced only by such purchaser. This warranty is not transferable and expires if the product is resold or otherwise transferred. This warranty does not apply to any product which has been altered by anyone other than an MFP representative or has been damaged due to accident, abuse, misuse, misapplication, modification, alteration or improper installation, set-up, care, maintenance or repair. MFP does not warrant any products, components or parts which are not manufactured by MFP. MFP will, at its option, repair or replace, free of charge, the product covered by this warranty, or a portion of the product, that is found to be defective in material or workmanship during the warranty period. To make a claim under this warranty, the original purchaser shall provide proof of the date of purchase and notice of the alleged defect to:

Midwest Folding Products
Customer Service Department
4726 W. 147th Street
Midlothian, IL 60445

Any repair or replacement under this warranty shall not extend the warranty period. The foregoing shall constitute the exclusive remedy of the purchaser and the exclusive liability of MFP. The above warranty is exclusive and in lieu of all other express warranties whether oral or written, expressed or implied. No warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose shall apply. MFP shall not, under any circumstances or under any legal theory, be liable to the purchaser or any other person for special, incidental or consequential damages of any nature including without limitation damages to, or loss of use of property, damages for loss of profits or revenues or any other damages arising from the original purchase. MFP’s liability will in no event exceed the purchase price of the product. No agent, employee or representative of MFP nor any dealer or other person is authorized to modify this warranty in any respect. The infelicity of all or a part of any of the provisions of the Limited Warranty shall not affect or invalidate any other provision of this Limited Warranty.

Set Up

Step 1: Roll Unit
Roll unit to an area with a hard, flat floor. (Warning: Should only be set up and used on a hard flat surface.)

Step 2: Grasp and Lift
Grasp the edge of the top deck with both hands and lift up while pulling towards you. This will unfold the unit. (Caution: Do not place hands along hinged areas.)

Step 3: Position Unit
Lay the unit flat on the floor with all three decks roughly parallel to one another. The carpeted side should be up.

Step 4: Rise Unit
Locate the wheeled end of the rise and its leg assembly. Apply foot pressure to the leg assembly unit until it begins to rise on its own. The unit should continue to rise until it is fully upright and locked. (Important: Make sure that you hear an audible "click," indicating that the automatic lock has engaged.)

Coupling with Additional Units

Step 1: Position
Set up the units involved and position them roughly in the desired arrangement.

Step 2: Lift and Place
Life one riser and place it over the coupling bracket of the adjacent unit.

Step 3: Secure
Make sure the first and third levels are resting secure on the coupling brackets of the adjacent unit.

Installing Back Rail

Step 1: Locking Bracket
Install each post by hooking the locking bracket around a riser leg then swinging the clamp down. Wheels should face inward.

Step 2: Back Rails
Install back rails by inserting the posts into the back rail assembly until the automatic snap-lock engages.

Folding for Transport

Step 1: Back Rails
Remove the installed back rails. Separate the riser unit from adjacent units.

Step 2: Secure Sliding
Place right foot under the wheel bracket to prevent the unit from sliding.

Step 3: Grasp Frame
Grasp the lock release, located under the left end of the top deck (3rd level), with the fingers of your left hand.

Step 4: Grasp Frame
Place right hand on the frame. Labels on the riser unit show recommended placement.

Step 5: Release Lock
While pulling out on the lock release, push the deck toward the right with your right hand until the unit folds to the floor.

Step 6: Fold Together
Move to the front of the unit and grasp the front edge of the lower deck with both hands. Lift the edge and allow the decks to fold together.

Riser Dimensions and Capacities

Unit Type Dimensions Capacities 1 Section 2 Sections 3 Sections 4 Sections 5 Sections 6 Sections
72" Wide
3 Levels
Width x Depth 6'-0" x 4'-8" 11'-10" x 5'-5" 17'-5" x 6'-1" 22'-6" x 7'-6" 27'-0" x 8'-9" 30'-10" x 10'-9"
Group Capacity 12-16 24-32 36-48 48-64 60-80 72-96
78" Wide
4 Levels
Width x Depth 6'-6" x 6'-2" 12'-10" x 7'-0" 18'-10" x 7'-7" 24'-5" x 9'-2" 29'-3" x 10'-4" 33'-5" x 12'-4"
Group Capacity 16-21 32-42 48-63 64-84 80-105 96-126
48" Wide
3 Levels
Width x Depth 4'-0" x 4'-8" 7'-11" x 5'-1" 11'-7" x 5'-5" 15'-0" x 6'-3" 18'-0" x 6'-11" 20'-7" x 8'-0"
Group Capacity 8-12 16-24 24-36 32-48 40-60 48-72
54" Wide
4 Levels
Width x Depth 4'-6" x 6'-2" 8'-11" x 6'-8" 13'-1" x 7'-0" 16'-11" x 7'-10" 20'-3" x 8'-6" 23'-2" x 9'-8"
Group Capacity 11-16 25-36 36-52 47-68 58-84 69-100

Capacities include a row of singers on the floor. The capacity numbers shown above reflect the number of high school students that will fit standing shoulder to shoulder, as well as the number that will fit if standing with shoulders overlapping.