Ryobi RY42WB Spec Sheet

The Ryobi RY42WB is a gas-powered walk-behind leaf blower delivering 510 CFM at 185 MPH. It features a 2-cycle 42 cc engine.

Features and Specifications


Type Gas-Powered
Handling Walk-Behind
CFM Up to 510
MPH Up to 185
Blowing Force N/A


Make N/A
Engine Displacement 42 cc
Strokes 2
Speed Settings Variable


Cordless Yes
Self-Propelled No
Fuel Tank 22 fl. oz.
Vacuum No
Mulcher No


Weight 30 lbs
Noise Rating 74 dB
Tube Length N/A
Warranty 3 years

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Overview of the Ryobi RY42WB

  • Power: The RY42WB gas-powered leaf blower, manufactured by Ryobi, is rated for a max air volume of 510 cubic feet per minute (CFM) and a max air speed of 185 MPH.
  • Handling: For bigger jobs covering a large area or for those who simply want to keep their leaf blower on the ground, walk-behind leaf blowers such as the Ryobi RY42WB are an ideal choice. They are typically much more powerful than handheld or backpack blowers. When compared to other gas-powered walk-behind leaf blowers, the Ryobi RY42WB stands out due to its lower weight: just 30 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 mixture ratio can be found in your RY42WB user manual.
  • Speed Settings: In order to afford more control to the user, this unit has a variable speed control. No matter the size of the job, the user can adjust the airflow of the Ryobi RY42WB to match.
  • Noise: With a decibel rating of 74 dB, the RY42WB is neither louder nor quieter than its rivals in the gas-powered walk-behind category.
  • Fuel Tank: Its 22 fl. oz. fuel tank may be relatively low in capacity, but the decreased weight affords the RY42WB greater comfort and ease of use. In fact, it is the smallest tank of all gas-powered walk-behind leaf blowers.

The Ryobi RY42WB's performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the Ryobi RY42WB compare with similar leaf blowers.

  • Upon exiting the nozzle, the air can reach speeds of up to 185 MPH, which is rather impressive for gas-powered walk-behind leaf blowers (the one expelling air at the fastest speed being the Little Wonder C5 99170-03-01 with 200 MPH).
  • It’s capable of expelling a maximum air volume of 510 CFM (cubic feet per minute). This places it at the low end compared to other gas-powered walk-behind leaf blowers (the biggest expelled air volume belonging to the Eliet BL 450 EZR with 3814 CFM).

The bottom line

  • Lightweight (30 lbs)
  • High MPH (185 MPH)
  • Acceptable Noise (74 dB)
  • Small Tank (22 fl. oz.)
  • Low CFM (510 CFM)

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Price history for the Ryobi RY42WB
Latest updates:
  • $259.00 - January 7, 2019
  • $229.00 - September 9, 2018
Since: September 9, 2018
  • Highest Price: $259.00 - January 7, 2019
  • Lowest Price: $229.00 - September 9, 2018

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 RY42WB 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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