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Ryobi RY404140 - 40V 650 CFM Cordless Brushless Blower

The Ryobi RY404140 is a cordless handheld leaf blower delivering 650 CFM at 160 MPH. It features a 6 Ah 40 V Li-ion battery. (Read full specs)

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Latest updates:
  • $302.09 - May 4, 2024
  • $290.09 - April 27, 2024
  • $278.09 - March 26, 2024
  • $310.39 - March 14, 2024
  • $303.01 - March 13, 2024
  • $303.28 - March 9, 2024
  • $291.28 - February 23, 2024
  • $291.00 - February 14, 2024
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Since: February 14, 2024
  • Highest Price: $310.39 - March 14, 2024
  • Lowest Price: $278.09 - March 26, 2024

Features and Specifications

Type
Type Cordless
Handling Handheld
CFM Up to 650
MPH Up to 160
Blowing Force N/A
Engine
BrushlessYes
Voltage40 V
Speed settings Variable
Features
Battery Li-ion
Autonomy 40 mins
Cruise controlYes
Vacuum No
Misc
Battery included 1
Weight (w/ battery)13.7 lbs
Weight (tool only)10.4 lbs
Noise rating 57 dB
Warranty 5 years
SeriesWhisper
Other model numbersRY404140VNM

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Description

This blower is loaded with premium features like a variable speed trigger to blow in more delicate areas, cruise control to reduce fatigue during extended use, a turbo button for maximum power, and a speed tip attachment to increase your air speed for heavier debris. (source: Ryobi)

Overview of the Ryobi RY404140

The Ryobi RY404140 in use

The Ryobi RY404140

  • Power: The Ryobi RY404140 is a cordless blower with a maximum air volume rating of 650 CFM and an air speed of 160 MPH.
  • Power delivery: Featuring a brushless design, the RY404140 from Ryobi offers cordless convenience with its battery-operated motor, delivering unmatched freedom of movement for effortless yard maintenance.
  • Battery: It has a 6 Ah 40 V Li-ion battery (1 OP40604 battery combo included) that should work reliably for up to 40 minutes if completely charged.
  • Handling: Being handheld, this blower has a good maneuverability and is meant to be easier to carry around over a small period of time. Be aware that, at 13.7 lbs, the Ryobi RY404140 is on the heavier side of cordless handheld blowers.
  • Speed Settings: For those who wish to have complete control while operating their leaf blower, the RY404140 offers variable speed settings, and moreover, is also equipped with cruise control, which allows the user to comfortably continue blowing at their preferred setting.
  • Noise: As far as electric handheld blowers go, this one is average in terms of noise with a rating of 57 dB.

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The Ryobi RY404140's performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the Ryobi RY404140 compare with handheld leaf blowers of similar voltage (between 36 and 48V).

  • It can push air from the nozzle at 160 MPH, which puts it ahead of its class in terms of air speed for battery-operated handheld blowers between 36 and 48V. If you wish to benefit from air expelled at the fastest possible speed, the Makita XBU01PT and its 208 MPH could be an option to consider.
  • The Ryobi RY404140 is a powerhouse, boasting an airflow capacity of 650 CFM (Cubic Foot per Minute), firmly establishing itself among the most potent cordless handheld blowers. If air volume is important to you, the Husqvarna 350iB, with 800 CFM, could be in your good books.
  • Its battery is standard in terms of autonomy for a cordless handheld product that runs on this kind of voltage. Fully charged, it should run for up to 40 minutes. If autonomy is an important factor for you, the Makita CBU01Z can run for up to 300 minutes and could be worth considering.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other cordless blowers, the Ryobi RY404140 is on the average side of the price range.

Therefore, this blower nicely fits in the expected budget for this kind of product.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • In the expected price range
  • Brushless motor
  • Cruise control
  • 5 year (limited) warranty
  • High CFM (650 CFM)
  • High MPH (160 MPH)
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Acceptable noise (57 dB)
  • Good autonomy (40 mins)
WEAKNESSES:
  • Quite heavy (13.7 lbs)

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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 RY404140 is covered under a warranty for up to 5 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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This model was released summer 2022.

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