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
Fuel/oil Ratio 50:1
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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This RYOBI 200 MPH 520 CFM 42cc Gas Wheeled Blower is a great choice for large jobs. The 2-cycle, wheeled blower allows for heavy duty blowing without the fatigue of hand carrying the equipment. This blower features a variable speed trigger, allowing you to clear debris with precision or power through larger areas. Designed for comfort and convenience, this blower has a soft-grip handles that collapses for easy storage. (source: Ryobi)

Overview of the Ryobi RY42WB

  • Power: The Ryobi RY42WB is a gas-powered leaf blower with a maximum air volume rating of 510 cubic feet per minute (CFM) and an air speed of 185 MPH.
  • Handling: Walk-behind leaf blowers such as the Ryobi RY42WB are the most powerful. They are wheeled, heavy, have to be pushed and are mostly used by professionals. Among other gas-powered walk-behind leaf blowers, the Ryobi RY42WB can be considered light, weighing only 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 ratio set by the manufacturer for the RY42WB is 50:1.
  • Speed Settings: For those who are keen on having complete control while operating their leaf blower, the RY42WB offers variable speed settings.
  • Noise: With a noise rating of 74 dB, this blower can be considered the standard for similar gas-powered walk-behind blowers.
  • Fuel Tank: The fuel tank has a capacity of 22 fl. oz. Although this is not especially impressive, it allows the unit to maintain a decent overall weight, making it more portable and comfortable to 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.

  • It can push air from the nozzle at 185 MPH, which puts it ahead of its class in terms of air speed for gas-powered walk-behind leaf blowers (the one expelling air at the fastest speed being the Little Wonder C5 99170-06-01 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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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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