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Ryobi RY08420
 
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$189.00 - $329.98
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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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5.0
Very satisfied with Ryobi Backpack Blowe
5/20/2014
Pros
Easy to Use
Powerful
Well Balanced Feel
Cons
Best Uses
Blowing Leaves
Blowing Light Snow
Clearing Sawdust
Comment:
I have had the blower for 8 months now and could not be more satisfied. Following the steps given for starting I have had no problems. I am not a fan of having to premix 2 cycle oil and gas, but is worth it to me in this case. This is the only backpack blower I have ever owned, so am not sure regarding the noise compared to others but it is much louder than the handheld models I have previously owned. Other than that, it has greatly simplified the task of yard cleanup. So satisfied that I purchased one for my son-in-law last Christmas after owning mine for 3 months.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Would not recommend
3/28/2014
Pros
Well Balanced Feel
Cons
Breaks Down
Difficult to Start
Best Uses
Comment:
This blower died within 6 months of purchase and approximately 5 hours of running time. I have been diligent about gas- oil mixture and use the ethanol guard with mixture. Low compression was the diagnosis and of course It is never the manufacturers fault. I have sent emails to Ryobi and visited the big box store where I bought it, to no avail. I guess I am stuck with a new non running blower and out of $200.00.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
5.0
Great value.
11/10/2013
Pros
Easy to Use
Powerful
Well Balanced Feel
Cons
Fuel Guzzler
Best Uses
Blowing Leaves
Comment:
A great value compared to the other top rated leaf blowers at $100 to $250 price difference for the Ryboi.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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