How the Revolution RevRider is Changing the Industry

Oftentimes our customers ask us what’s new in the industry and what’s going to change the game. This time, we have an answer for you: the Revolution RevRider. This is truly a revolutionary machine that we believe is bound to change the industry as we know it.

On February 21, 2019, we had the pleasure of hosting the founder of the company and demoing the RevRider at our King of Prussia headquarters in a Facebook Live video. You can view the replay above! 

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Some background on Revolution Manufacturing: The company, which was founded by Jerry Brainerd, got its start by manufacturing sander parts and sander drum recovery. We were actually their first customer (back when we were still the Philadelphia Floor Store), nearly 23 years ago.

The RevRider has been in development for a while and is just about ready to hit the market.

The RevRider is versatile

Revolution RevRider running an edger

The RevRider is easier to use, smaller, and more maneuverable than the alternatives.

You can use the RevRider to run tandem 12” sanders, a single 8” sander, an edger, a buffer, or even a specialty machine like the Lagler Trio. This setup is perfect for gym floor settings because you can run the length of the entire gym floor and then quickly switch out the double 12” sanders for a single 8” sander for smaller spaces such as stages, hallways, and other tight areas in a gym floor setting.

You also use the RevRider to run a single 8” sander in a large residential area, giving you a good amount of speed without putting strain on your body. 

The fact that this machine can operate an edger provides a phenomenal advantage for gym floor contractors. Imagine how much time and frustration you’ll save with this machine––rather than edging 100+ foot runs down on your knees, you can simply drive the edger forward and backwards while sitting.

Another unique feature is that you can hook it up to to a cart which functions as a trailer to help you bring in all of your parts, equipment, adapters, and even another RevRider onto the jobsite!

The RevRider is easy to use

Revolution RevRider demo

This machine is battery powered and can be used up to 7-½ to 8 hours without a charge. It takes only 2-½ to 3 hours to recharge the battery. The battery only powers the motor portion of the machine––you still need to use the cord for the equipment you’re running. 

A truly great feature of the RevRider is that you do not have to modify your machines to hook them up, which is truly a game changer. No need to drill holes in your machines or configure complicated extensions. 

When running two 12″ sanders in tandem, the solid bar connecting the two machines creates independent suspension, meaning that if one machine rises up, it won’t take the other one with it. This is important because sometimes gym floors aren’t level or they roll, and the sander that’s lower will dig into the floor, creating marks that you’ll have to work out. Not having to deal with that problem in the first place will save you time and frustration.

The RevRider features two different types of controllers: a foot pedal and a joystick. The joystick is for use with an edger, the Trio, and buffers––anything that doesn’t articulate. You’ll also use the joystick for hauling your supplies with the cart. The foot pedal is for use with sanders and other articulating machines.

This machine moves quickly, as you can see in the video above, which also saves time.

It’s extremely easy to assemble and disassemble the RevRider when it comes to switch out machines. You can usually remove the assembly in under 5 seconds, as Jerry demonstrates in the video.

For more information, call us at (800) 737-1786 or email

One thought on “How the Revolution RevRider is Changing the Industry

  1. Stephen Wright

    I’m Steve Wright owner of
    im getting on in years (63, two back and knee surgeries) and that cordless rider might be a way for me to keep working.
    I was wondering if it would be possible to speak to Jerry as I have a couple ideas that he might be able to adapt to that machine. all my contact info is on my website.


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