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Ryobi RY08420A Spec Sheet

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

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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 42 cc
Strokes 2
Fuel/oil Ratio 50:1
Speed Settings Variable

Features

Cordless Yes
Fuel Tank 38 fl. oz.
Vacuum No
Mulcher No

Misc

Weight 18 lbs
Noise Rating 73.4 dB
Tube Length N/A
Warranty 3 years

Unlike many websites, we did our best to research each of the specs above. That being said, we are not immune to making the occasional mistake or omission. Should you notice any missing or incorrect values, don't hesitate to suggest improvements so we can address the issue. Should you wish more detailed specs on the Ryobi RY08420A, the user manual is available here.

Description

Overview of the Ryobi RY08420A

  • Power: The Ryobi RY08420A is a gas-powered blower with a maximum air volume rating of 510 cubic feet per minute (CFM) and an air speed of 185 MPH.
  • Handling: As this unit is a backpack leaf blower, the majority of the unit is distributed so that the user can operate it with ease for most reasonable periods of use. Its throttle is located on the tube, which allows you to keep your left hand free. When compared to other gas-powered backpack blowers, the Ryobi RY08420A stands out due to its lower weight: just 18 lbs.
  • Engine: The engine boasts a displacement of 42 cc. Being that this is a 2-stroke engine, it must be fuelled using a mix of gas and oil. The proper fuel ratio set by the manufacturer for the RY08420A is 50:1.
  • Speed Settings: For those who are keen on having complete control while operating their leaf blower, the RY08420A offers variable speed settings.
  • 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, 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.

  • Maxing out at 185 MPH at full power, this blower is on the lower end in terms of air speed for gas-powered backpack blowers (the one expelling air at the fastest speed being the Husqvarna 150BT with 251 MPH).
  • Regarding its air volume, the airflow of the Ryobi RY08420A can reach 510 CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute), which is on the low end for gas-powered backpack leaf blowers (the biggest expelled air volume belonging to the Echo PB-8010H with 1071 CFM).

Price comparison

As you can see from this dynamic chart, when compared to other gas backpack blowers, the Ryobi RY08420A is on the cheap side of the price range.

It can therefore be a really good buy if you're looking to acquire a budget blower.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • Inexpensive
  • Lightweight (18 lbs)
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 Craftsman, 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. Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-800-860-4050.

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  1. you leave no information on what is the required ratio of the gas/mixture component.

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