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Ryobi RY40440 Spec Sheet

The Ryobi RY40440 is a cordless backpack leaf blower delivering 625 CFM at 145 MPH. It features a 5 Ah 40 V Li-ion battery. (Read full specs)

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Features and Specifications

Type
Type Cordless
Handling Backpack
CFM Up to 625
MPH Up to 145
Blowing Force N/A
Engine
BrushlessYes
Voltage40 V
Speed settings Variable
Features
Battery Li-ion
Autonomy 30 mins
Throttle positionTube
Cruise controlYes
Vacuum No
Misc
Battery included 1
Weight 21.2 lbs
Noise rating 59 dB
Tube length N/A
Warranty 5 years

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Description

Incredibly powerful. Unbelievably quiet. The 40V Backpack Blower with CROSSFORCE FAN TECHNOLOGY™, a unique dual-intake design, is the industry’s quietest blower. With its brushless motor and lithium-ion battery, it generates 625 CFM of clearing force. (source: Ryobi)

Overview of the Ryobi RY40440

The Ryobi RY40440 in use

The Ryobi RY40440

  • Power: This cordless leaf blower has a maximum air volume rating of 625 cubic feet per minute (CFM) and an air speed rating of 145 MPH.
  • Power delivery: This blower has a brushless, battery-operated motor. Thus, the user won’t have to worry about tripping over pesky cords when they’re busy working their lawn.
  • Battery: Its 5 Ah 40 V Li-ion battery (1 battery included) enables the blower to run for up to 30 minutes without needing to a recharge.
  • Handling: By design, this model isn’t the smallest leaf blower on the market. It’s meant to be carried as a backpack so that the bulk of the unit is out of the way and the user’s hands are free to manipulate the nozzle. Its throttle is located on the tube, which allows you to keep your left hand free. All told, it weighs 21.2 lbs — the Ryobi RY40440 is neither the lightest nor the heaviest electric backpack blower on the market.
  • Speed Settings: With its variable speed settings, the Ryobi RY40440 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: Its noise rating of 59 dB can be considered the standard for similar electric backpack blowers.

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The Ryobi RY40440's performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the Ryobi RY40440 compare with similar leaf blowers.

  • Upon exiting the nozzle, the air can reach speeds of up to 145 MPH, which is pretty much what is to be expected for battery-operated backpack blowers. If you wish to benefit from air expelled at the fastest possible speed, the Poulan Pro PRBP675i and its 150 MPH could be an option to consider.
  • If air volume is an important feature, the RY40440 by Ryobi will not disappoint. Its airflow maxes out at 625 CFM (cubic feet per minute), which is more powerful than most cordless backpack blowers. If air volume is important to you, the Kobalt KBB 4240-06, with 690 CFM, could be in your good books.
  • Users can expect an autonomy of 30 minutes from its battery, which means the RY40440 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 Kobalt KBB 4240-06 which offers up to 200 minutes of runtime.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other cordless backpack blowers, the Ryobi RY40440 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
  • Brushless motor
  • Cruise control
  • 5 year (limited) warranty
  • High CFM (625 CFM)
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent Weight (21.2 lbs)
  • Acceptable noise (59 dB)
  • Decent MPH (145 MPH)
WEAKNESSES:
  • Low autonomy (30 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 Craftsman, Ridgid and Homelite.

Warranty Information

The Ryobi RY40440 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: 1-800-860-4050.

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