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Ryobi RY08420A (Discontinued)

The Ryobi RY08420A is a gas-powered backpack leaf blower delivering 510 CFM at 185 MPH. It features a 2-cycle 42cc engine. (Read full specs)

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This product was discontinued. For your convenience, we decided to leave this page up.
It was replaced by the Ryobi RY38BP. However, you might still find it second hand on eBay, by clicking on the button below.

Features and Specifications

Type
Type Gas-Powered
Handling Backpack
CFM Up to 510
MPH Up to 185
Blowing Force N/A
Engine
Make N/A
Engine displacement 42cc
Strokes 2
Fuel/oil ratio 50:1
Speed settings Variable
Features
Throttle positionTube
Cruise controlYes
Fuel tank 38 fl. oz.
Vacuum No
Misc
Weight 18 lbs
Noise rating 73.4 dB
Warranty 3 years
Other model numbersBP42

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Description

The RYOBI Backpack blower brings professional power to every homeowner. In performance tests, this 2 Cycle blower out-performs top-of-the-line pro units. Designed with a unique air-flow orientation and angled air nozzles, this blower features an extra-large 42cc engine, a variable speed throttle and a cruise control setting to make quick work of the toughest of clearing jobs.

Overview of the Ryobi RY08420A

The Ryobi RY08420A in use

The Ryobi RY08420A

  • Power: The Ryobi RY08420A is a gas-powered leaf blower. It sports a max air speed of 185 MPH and a max air volume rating of 510 cubic feet per minute (CFM).
  • Handling: Like most backpack blowers, this model is technically heavier than a handheld. That being said, it can feel lighter and more comfortable because of the way it is carried, even when used over extended periods of time. Its throttle is located on the tube, which allows you to keep your left hand free. In the realm of gas-powered backpack blowers, the Ryobi RY08420A is distinguished by its lower weight, offering ease of use at just 18 lbs.
  • Engine: This blower's engine has a displacement specification of 42cc. Please keep in mind that due to its 2-stroke nature, the engine of the Ryobi RY08420A necessitates a precise mixture of gasoline and oil for operation. According to Ryobi, the proper fuel mixture ratio for this blower is 50:1
  • Speed Settings: The Ryobi RY08420A provides versatile control with customizable airflow via variable speed settings and the convenience of cruise control for prolonged comfort.
  • Noise: As far as gas-powered backpack blowers go, this one is average in terms of noise with a rating of 73.4 dB.
  • Fuel Tank: The fuel tank has a capacity of 38 fl. oz. Although this is not especially impressive for a backpack blower, it allows the unit to maintain a decent overall weight, making it more portable and comfortable to use.

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The Ryobi RY08420A's performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the Ryobi RY08420A compare with similar leaf blowers.

  • The air speed of the Ryobi RY08420A maxes out at 185 MPH. While more than adequate for many jobs, its air speed is below average among other gas-powered backpack blowers. For the fastest air speed in this category, you may want to consider the Husqvarna 150BT, which can expell air at a velocity that can reach 270 MPH.
  • At 510 CFM (cubic feet per minute), its airflow output is modest compared to other gas-powered backpack blowers. For the highest air volume, you may want to have a look at the RedMax EBZ9000RH, which boasts with 1245 CFM.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • Lightweight (18 lbs)
  • Cruise control
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Acceptable noise (73.4 dB)
WEAKNESSES:
  • Small tank (38 fl. oz.)
  • Low CFM (510 CFM)
  • Low MPH (185 MPH)

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About Ryobi

Ryobi Limited is a manufacturer of power tools, outdoor equipment, and various other types of electronic products and components. Founded in Japan in 1943, Ryobi has since expanded to become a multi-brand, multinational company aimed at providing affordable, pro-featured products. It is now owned by Techtronic Industries, a company overseeing production and marketing of brands such as Ridgid and Homelite.

Warranty Information

The Ryobi RY08420A is covered under a warranty for up to 3 years. This warranty may not cover all parts of the blower.
For more information about the warranty of Ryobi blowers, please consult Ryobi's warranty policies (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-800-525-2579.

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