Picture this: You’re running late for your gig. You arrive at the venue with barely enough time to set up your gear and get the show started.

We’ve all been there. And when it happens, you need a stage system that's hassle-free and a breeze to set up. The QuickLock stage system provides all this and more.

Today, we're taking a close look at the QuickLock 3'x3' Portable Stage Unit at the 8" height, which is composed of a QuickLock 3'x3' Industrial Finish Platform paired with 8" fixed-height legs. We’ll show you how to assemble the 3'x3' unit in less than a minute as well as how to combine multiple units to create a larger stage. We'll highlight QuickLock's many wonderful features and even include some pro tips on how to make your setup time even faster.

3x3 Portable Stage
3x3 Portable Stage

First, a few highlights. The QuickLock stage platform has a sleek textured black vinyl surface with an aluminum frame around the edges. The finish is water-resistant, so no worries if there's an occasional spill or drizzle. Each 3'x3' platform weighs about 40 lbs and has an impressive standard uniform load rating at 153 lbs/square foot, which means this little stage can hold over 1300 lbs of evenly distributed weight.

3x3 Portable Stage
3x3 Portable Stage

Now, let's put this stage together. The first (and only) step in attaching legs to your platform is simple. Just flip your platform over, slide each of the four legs into the four corners, tighten the cam lever, and you’re done. Really, that's it.

3x3 Portable Stage
3x3 Portable Stage
3x3 Portable Stage
3x3 Portable Stage

You’ve just assembled your first platform! No extra parts, no extra tools. The whole process takes less than 60 seconds.

3x3 Portable Stage
3x3 Portable Stage

Now that you’ve got yourself a 3'x3' stage, let’s see what it looks like when we combine four of them to create a 6'x6' stage.

3x3 Portable Stage

The first step is to slide two self-leveling panel inserts into one side of each platform and tighten them into place using the long hex key (these parts can all be found in the hardware bag attached to the underside of the platform). The self-leveling panel inserts ensure that adjacent platforms stay level with each other.

3x3 Portable Stage
3x3 Portable Stage
3x3 Portable Stage

The next step is to push the sections together and use the shorter hex key to turn the built-in locks to secure the panels to each other.

3x3 Portable Stage
3x3 Portable Stage

And just like that...our 3'x3' squares have joined together to become a 6'x6' square.

3x3 Portable Stage

Setup complete! Now let’s see how it looks when we put some instruments on our 6'x6' stage. First, a bass ... and then some drums to complete the rhythm section

3x3 Portable Stage
3x3 Portable Stage
3x3 Portable Stage
3x3 Portable Stage

And when the show’s over and it’s time to pack up, just use the shorter hex key to unlock the panels, and they’ll detach instantly.

3x3 Portable Stage
3x3 Portable Stage

Pro Tip: As long as you set your stage up the same way each time, there’s no need to remove the self-leveling panel inserts. This will save you lots of time in the future, and you won’t have to worry about losing them.

Each panel is about 3" thick, so stacking them flat on top of each other takes up very little room. (Another pro tip: place cardboard between each platform to keep the surfaces clean.) Ready for the next show.

3x3 Portable Stage

With QuickLock, the name says it all. It doesn’t matter how late you’re running ... with this stage you’ll be up and running in no time.

Looking for a quick and easy portable stage for your gigs? Check out our QuickLock 3'x3' Portable Stage Unit and QuickLock 4'x4' Portable Stage Unit, shop our extensive selection of Portable Stages, or call or email us today for a free quote!

Based at the Jersey Shore in Forked River, NJ, StageDrop LLC is a leading provider of stock and custom portable stage systems, stage accessories, truss and event furniture to businesses and consumers nationwide. We specialize in delivering custom stage configurations for the event, venue, business, house of worship, government, military, and education markets. We offer free quotes with expert recommendations to fit our customers' specialized needs.

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