Ryobi RY404170 Spec Review

The Ryobi RY404170 is a cordless backpack leaf blower delivering 730 CFM at 165 MPH. It features a 6 Ah 40 V Li-ion battery. (Read full specs)

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  • Lowest Price: $224.99 - May 27, 2023

Features and Specifications

Type Cordless
Handling Backpack
CFM Up to 730
MPH Up to 165
Blowing Force N/A
Voltage40 V
Speed settings Variable
Battery Li-ion
Autonomy 40 mins
Throttle positionTube
Cruise controlYes
Vacuum No
Battery included 2
Weight (w/ battery)29.2 lbs
Weight (tool only)21.2 lbs
Noise rating 59 dB
Warranty 5 years
Other model numbersRY404170VNM

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The 40V HP Brushless Whisper Series Backpack Blower delivers awesome power without the noise! Delivering 730 CFM and 165 MPH this blower can move wet or dry leaves and tackle the toughest debris. (source: Ryobi)

Overview of the Ryobi RY404170

The Ryobi RY404170 in use

The Ryobi RY404170

  • Power: The RY404170 is a cordless blower made by Ryobi. It has a maximum air speed of 165 MPH and its nozzle can expel a max air volume of 730 cubic feet per minute (CFM).
  • Power delivery: The RY404170 is a brushless-motor, battery-operated blower. Therefore, it doesn’t require to be plugged in when it’s being used. The user will enjoy the added mobility of its cordless design.
  • Battery: With its 6 Ah 40 V Li-ion battery (2 OP40604 batteries included), the Ryobi RY404170 has a standard, full-charge run time of up to 40 minutes.
  • 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. Be aware that, at 29.2 lbs, the Ryobi RY404170 is on the heavier side of electric backpack blowers.
  • Speed Settings: With its variable speed settings, the Ryobi RY404170 allows you to precisely control its air output. In addition, the blower is also equipped with cruise control, with which the user can easily maintain the selected settings.
  • Noise: With a decibel rating of 59 dB, the RY404170 is neither louder nor quieter than its rivals in the electric backpack category.

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The Ryobi RY404170's performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the Ryobi RY404170 compare with similar leaf blowers.

  • Air exiting the nozzle of this blower can reach 165 MPH, which is quite a bit faster than most battery-operated backpack blowers. If you wish to benefit from air expelled at the fastest possible speed, the Stihl BGA 300 and its 192 MPH could be an option to consider.
  • If air volume is an important feature, the RY404170 by Ryobi will not disappoint. Its airflow maxes out at 730 CFM (cubic feet per minute), which is more powerful than most cordless backpack blowers. If air volume is important to you, the EGO LBPX8004-2, with 800 CFM, could be in your good books.
  • Users can expect a maximum autonomy of 40 minutes from its battery, which means the RY404170 won't run as long as many other cordless backpack units before needing to be plugged in. To enjoy the best possible autonomy in this category, you could have a look at the Makita CBU02Z which offers up to 240 minutes of runtime.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other cordless backpack blowers, the Ryobi RY404170 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

  • Inexpensive
  • Brushless motor
  • Cruise control
  • 5 year (limited) warranty
  • High CFM (730 CFM)
  • High MPH (165 MPH)
  • Possibility to use 1 or 2 batteries, to carry less weight or extend runtime
  • Acceptable noise (59 dB)
  • Quite heavy (29.2 lbs)
  • Low autonomy (40 mins)

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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 RY404170 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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