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Leaf blowers

Ryobi RY08420
 
Approximate retail price:
$189.00
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Summary: This Ryobi 42-cc, backpack leaf blower is gasoline-powered and weighs 18 lbs. It comes with a 3-year warranty.
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Type: Gasoline backpack blowers
About - Ryobi RY08420
Sweeping: Indicates the speed of moving a pile of leaves.
Loosening: Indicates the speed of removing embedded leaf particles from the lawn.
Vacuuming: Reflects how quickly and effectively models with vacuum capability pick up leaves and how finely they are mulched.
Handling and ease of use: Includes ease of maneuvering, using controls, and changing modes.
Noise at ear: Blower-mode noise is based on our measurements at the operator’s ear level. Models rated Fair or Poor at ear level emitted at least 85 dBA, loud enough to warrant hearing protection.
Noise at 50 feet: Blower-mode noise is based on industry-standard measurements at 50 feet. Models rated Very Good or Excellent at 50 feet should meet common municipal limits of 65 decibels (dBA).
Features & Specs - Ryobi RY08420
info Weight (lbs.) 18.0
info cc/amp 42-cc
info Multiple speeds Yes
info Vacuum capability No
info Translucent fuel tank No
info Spring assisted starting No
info Four-cycle engine No
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User Reviews - Ryobi RY08420
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Won't accelerate
11/9/2014
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
It started fine right out of the box, but it would only bog down and eventually quit when working the accelerator. The troubleshooting guide said to make sure it was warmed up, which I did - but that didn't help. I called customer service (and got thru to a real person pretty quickly on a Saturday morning); he said it sounded like the carburetor needed an adjustment, and the options were to find a service center or take it back. So back it goes.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
3.0
not perfect
11/1/2014
Pros
Powerful
Well Balanced Feel
Cons
Contacted Ryobi
Contacted Ryobi About Ser
Difficult to Start
Best Uses
Blowing Leaves
Comment:
Worked great at first, always proper mixture and used Sta-bil. This spring it ran well, but as I used it more it would be difficult to start and then run poorly. Contacted Ryobi about service. local dealer adjusted carb, he indicated to me that this was a problem with this blower, it ran much better than before after this adjustment
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Great Blower
10/23/2014
Pros
Easy to Use
Powerful
Well Balanced Feel
Cons
Loud
Best Uses
Blowing Leaves
Blowing Yard Debris
Comment:
I was in the market for a backpack blower a couple of years ago upon moving to a large .75 acre lot and just couldn't bring myself to pay $500 for a top of the line blower. Settled for this Ryobi and it works great. Does everything I need it to do. I would say the only two cons I have is that it is definitely louder than any other blower I've ever used so if you plan on using it for more than ~10 minutes I'd suggest getting some ear plugs. The second con would be that you cannot bring the throttle up quickly. You have to bring it up slowly to peak power or it just shuts off. Not really a big deal but something to note.<br /><br />Overall, I would absolutely recommend this blower to anyone. Especially at it's price point.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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