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)
Features and Specifications
|CFM||Up to 650|
|MPH||Up to 160|
|Weight (w/ battery)||13.7 lbs|
|Weight (tool only)||10.4 lbs|
|Noise rating||57 dB|
|Other model numbers||RY404140VNM|
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Overview of the Ryobi RY404140
- Power: The Ryobi RY404140 is a cordless blower with a maximum air volume rating of 650 cubic feet per minute (CFM) and an air speed of 160 MPH.
- Power delivery: Since the device is powered by a brushless, battery-operated motor, it doesn’t require to be plugged in and therefore, it allows superb freedom of movement.
- Battery: It has a 6 Ah 40 V Li-ion battery (1 OP40604 battery included) that should work reliably for up to 40 minutes if completely charged.
- Handling: It’s handheld, so naturally it’s easier to handle and carry than larger leaf blowers, such as backpack models or walk-behinds. 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: With a decibel rating of 57 dB, the RY404140 is neither louder nor quieter than its rivals in the electric handheld category.
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 similar leaf blowers.
- Forced air exiting this blower has been clocked at a max speed of 160 MPH. This puts the RY404140 ahead of the pack as far as air speed is concerned in battery-operated handheld blowers. 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 RY404140 is powerful, with an airflow rating of 650 CFM (cubic feet per minute). This is certainly on the high end compared to other 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. 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.
As you can see from this interactive chart, 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
- In the expected price range
- Brushless motor
- Cruise control
- 5 year (limited) warranty
- High CFM (650 CFM)
- High MPH (160 MPH)
- Acceptable noise (57 dB)
- Good autonomy (40 mins)
- Quite heavy (13.7 lbs)
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.
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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