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Ryobi 185 MPH 510 CFM Gas Backpack Leaf Blower


185 MPH 510 CFM Gas Backpack Leaf Blower

  • In-line tube design maximizes power and points naturally downward
  • Variable speed trigger with cruise control for superior control
  • Contoured harness and anti-vibration mount for ultimate comfort
$199.00 /each

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Product Overview

Ryobi Outdoor products introduces our most powerful blower- ever. With an extra large 42cc engine, this backpack blower is designed to handle your toughest clearing jobs. The unique engine mounting is engineered to deliver maximum air flow at all times and the contoured shoulder/back harness provides ultimate comfort and a perfect fit. The tube construction includes a variable speed trigger and cruise control for easy command and the angled nozzle points naturally downward reducing effort and maximizing clearing power. This backpack blower is sturdy, but light- at just 18 lbs. Best of all, Ryobi backs this blower with a 3-year warranty so rest easy this blower is guaranteed to perform.

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  • Large 42cc engine
  • 185 MPH/510 CFM
  • Unique engine mounting provides maximum air-flow
  • Contoured shoulder back harness for a comfortable perfect fit
  • Variable speed trigger with cruise control for clearing control
  • 18 lbs.
  • 3-year warranty
  • Gas Backpack Blower Features:

    Ryobi 185 MPH 510 CFM Gas Backpack Blower

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Customer Questions & Answers


Asked by: JOLLY
Strictly a blower and a good one at that!
Answered by: bradsam
Date published: 2015-11-18

my ryobi leaf blower dose not go to full power when you pull trigger runs fine though

Asked by: chuck
i would get this to an authorized service center, it may need a carburetor adjustment.
Answered by: RYOBIOutdoors
Date published: 2016-11-05

My blower leaks gas from either the plastic tank or elsewhere. What do I do to repair it.

My blower leaks gas from either the plastic tank or elsewhere. What do I do to repair it.
Asked by: Jocko
Home Depot Rentals will fix it, usually for free, if it is quick, other wise they will advise about cost.
Answered by: Harry
Date published: 2017-01-07

Do you still need oil when you use ETHANOL FREE GAS.

Asked by: Abe
Yes it absolutly requires a gas oil mix for the engines lubrication. If using gas with ethanol it is best to use a fuel stabilizer in the gas oil mix. If you are using ethanol free gas ,which is the best,you can forgo the fuel stabilizer.
Answered by: Handyman
Date published: 2016-08-03

anyone having problems with it stopping and not starting as if it is not getting gas? This is the 2nd one we bought and still same issue.

Asked by: Chris
Had the same issue. The blower would start and then idle very rough and quickly turn off. After much frustration I found a solution online. Someone noted that the start/run switch was was not staying in the correct position. When the blower was running the switch would move past the run position and this would cause the blower to shut off. I tested it out by starting it up then holding the switch in the correct position. Blower worked perfectly. In order to keep the switch in the correct spot i drilled a drywall screw right below the switch to keep it in place.
Answered by: Jason
Date published: 2016-07-02

is there a promo code for this Backpack Blower

Asked by: bob
Bob, sorry but I couldn't find any discounts (beyond HD shelf price) or coupons and I looked everywhere. Still, I am pleased with the performance of this backpack (my first). I do recommend ear plugs and goggles if you don't already use them. I also bought the extended warranty as the 10% corn in the gas is a killer on these little engines and use an additive to counter act the corn. Would buy it again but I'm hoping that for the price it lasts a lot longer than the hand held variety.
Answered by: daw212
Date published: 2016-06-28

Where can i get a carburator for mi Ryobi backpack blower

Asked by: Elpatagorda
Before you replace the carb, check out Utube for making adjustments with the "packman" adjuster.
Answered by: Harry
Date published: 2017-01-07

Full throttle issue

I recently purchased one of these, and my unit will not run at full throttle. When I squeeze the throttle more than half way, it boggs out...why?
Asked by: MrC1122
Thanks for all the answers! Mine does the exact same thing. I took the air filter off and cleaned it. I played around with the IDLE and turned it up higher. I use the fancy dancy 50:1 bottle of premixed gas with no ethanol. And I still have this problem. Pretty frustrating!
Answered by: Tree
Date published: 2016-12-11
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Customer Reviews

185 MPH 510 CFM Gas Backpack Leaf Blower is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 913.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from DON'T BUY THIS LEAF BLOWER. THE HOME DEPOT RETURN POLICY IS JUST 30 DAYS. THE PRODUCT IS GARBAGE!... DON'T BUY THIS LEAF BLOWER. THE HOME DEPOT RETURN POLICY IS JUST 30 DAYS. THE PRODUCT IS GARBAGE!!!!! I had this unit for 4 months and I used it once a week for about 20 minutes to clear leaves from a walkway. The unit stalled 10 minutes into use. The unit restarts but stalls when you press the accelerator trigger. Now unit will only start then idle but once you squeeze the trigger it stalls every time. From my research it may be a carburetor problem that can only be resolved from a Ryobi Authorized dealer. The closest authorized repair center is 73 miles away (almost 150 miles round trip plus tolls). I live in Connecticut and the closest dealer is in Long Island. DON'T BUY THIS PRODUCT!
Date published: 2016-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth it for me. At my job I use a $600. Stihl that I call the hurricane. Nothing compares to that, but this Ryobi is no wimpy runner up and for $179. It's a steal. It moves leafs, debris, grass clippings, and small rocks very well. It's very loud and ear protection is a must. I use power equipment professionally and know all the tricks to keep them performing at top notch. I use non RFG high octane fuel and keep the spark arresting screen clean. Maximum performance and maximum duty is what I expect and this Ryobi is capable of delivering just that. I am very happy with its light weight, east of operation and features.
Date published: 2016-09-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from WASTED OF MONEY Brought a small Ryobi 4 cycle hand blower and within the first year never worked again because a piston problem. Soon, I do an upgrade for this backpack model... a year later, unit start but not accelerate completly. Service told me about a camburator problem that does not covered by warranty. I replaced the carburetor, for a 6 months operation now, unit wont start again. I put a new carb again, new air filter, new spark plug and new gas mix...Only do idle. Blower is used residential only, once every 3 or 4 weeks, with the correct gas and oil mix. Do go cheap, spend a few more fore a hassle free equipment!
Date published: 2016-09-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Went through three When we first purchased the original Ryobi backpack blower it worked great for a few months so when it quit working, we trusted that it was a fluke. Them both myself and my parents purchased one and within two months both went out with the same issue. I have talked to Ryobi and they tell me that I have to contact some local company to check on the warranty. I've called and left a voice messages (none of which have received calls back). I will never buy this product again and due to the customer service that Ryobi has not provided, I will not buy anymore of their products.
Date published: 2016-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very strong, starts consistantly Alot of wind power for getting the job done. Continues to start. Many lesser blowers have starting issues after a while. This one keeps on working.
Date published: 2016-10-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disposable blower This works great, until it doesn't. Don't let the 2 year warranty fool you, about 90% of the potential ways that this can fail are going to be categorized as "fuel issues" and your warranty claim is going to get denied. Even if you've been very careful to always use fresh 89 octane gas, good premix, and fuel stabilizer, the carburetor is likely to fail and it'll need repairs that will cost at least half the purchase price. So if you're ok with buying a disposable leaf blower every couple of years, this one will do. But if you are buying it expecting it to last more than a couple of seasons of typical use, spend a bit more and go with a brand known for reliable small engine products and standing behind its products when they fail.
Date published: 2016-10-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The product starts easy enough, warms up quickly and works well as a blower. The throttle respons... The product starts easy enough, warms up quickly and works well as a blower. The throttle response is a little slow but not enough to annoy as most of the time you have it on max throttle any way. The flexible part of the nozzle could be longer. If you are a big guy, around that is, it could be troublesome getting the nozzle to go to the left. I like the adjustable handle but again, it isn't made for big people. I am 6'2" with long arms, the throttle grip at its most extended location, is just barely workable for me. I have used it for 2 weeks. This replaced an echo hand held that is 20 years old. I don't know the longevity of the ryobi brand.
Date published: 2016-11-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I am going to return my THIRD Ryobi blower tomorrow! This one only lasted 2 days! I am very dis... I am going to return my THIRD Ryobi blower tomorrow! This one only lasted 2 days! I am very disappointed, as I am a loyal Ryobi customer (and have been for 10+ years). Engine quit after only an hour or two (as did the first two!). Ryobi customer service was no help (other than "I'm sorry"). Luckily the outstanding crew at the Blairsville Home Depot went out of their way to get me going again! This is really too bad, because when it runs it actually does a great job! Lots of power, not too heavy, easy start etc. But sorry guys, three strikes and you're out!
Date published: 2016-11-03
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