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Ryobi

Model # RY08420A

Internet # 203312654

Store SKU # 476219

185 mph 510 CFM Gas Backpack Blower

This item has been discontinued.
The Home Depot no longer carries this specific product.

$199.00 /each
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PRODUCT OVERVIEW

Model # RY08420A

Internet # 203312654

Store SKU # 476219

Ryobi Outdoor products introduces our most powerful blower- ever. With an extra large 42 cc 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 42 cc 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
  • Home Depot Protection Plan:

    Home Depot Protection Plan

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SPECIFICATIONS

Dimensions
Assembled Depth (in.) 
14.090 in 
Assembled Height (in.) 
18.97 in 
Assembled Width (in.) 
15.86 in 
Details
Antivibration 
Yes 
Assembly Required 
Yes 
Blower Type 
Backpack Blower 
CA (CARB) Compliant 
CARB Compliant 
Commercial 
No 
Engine Cycles 
2 Cycle 
Engine Displacement (cc) 
42 
Engine Type 
2 Cycle 
Fuel tank capacity (oz.) 
38 
Interchangeable nozzle connections 
Yes 
Maximum Air Volume (CFM) 
510 
Maximum air speed (mph) 
185 
Noise rating (dB) 
74 
Product Weight (lb.) 
18 lb 
Reconditioned 
No 
Returnable 
30-Day 
Start Type 
Manual 
Translucent fuel tank 
No 
Variable speeds 
Yes 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings 
CARB Compliant 
Manufacturer Warranty 
3 Year 

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 391 reviewers.
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Trouble Starting I own a lot of Ryobi products. I have been happy with most of my power tools. I also purchased the 40V chainsaw and some other yard equipment and generally have been happy. The CFM's on this unit are very impressive and at about half the cost of the Echo you seem to get a lot of value for your money. Mine seemed to have difficulty starting. It would start eventually, but 8-10 pulls was required every time. This was too much for a new unit. It seems that about 1 in 5 units have issues and I did not want to be stuck with this unit if it was to stop after one season. So you have about an 80% chance of being happy with this product. I returned mine and bought the Echo. I will still purchase Ryobi products, but not one with a gasoline engine. June 28, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Don't cheap out. Blower was easy to assemble out of the box, and worked great for the fall. Pulled the blower out to do some spring cleaning and it ceased up during use. Item was over 30 days old so couldn't return it to Home depot, so took it to a Ryobi recommended service center where they charged me $46 to say that the engine had ceased up due to improper fuel mixture, despite following the recommended mixture directions in the instruction booklet. Persued issue through Ryobi, who were no help at all. Will not buy Ryobi product again. June 2, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by This thing is AWESOME! i am a 64 yr old woman, 5' 4", weight 130 lbs who does the yard work. We have a hilly 1/2 acre of pines, oaks and other leaf shedding trees. What used to take me hours with the handheld blower now only takes me half the time. This blower isn't heavy, once I adjusted the straps to fit me and I got over being nervous about strapping a running motor to my back, it was fantastic! Talk about moving leaves both wet and dry, I was overjoyed! It took us about 20 minutes to put together, it started on the first try and while I've only used it once, I can hardly wait to use it again. No more dragging extension chords around and having to rake large piles of leaves when the old blower couldn't move them any further. I am one happy camper. Thanks Ryobi for making a product that lives up to my expectations. January 2, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Great unit, while it ran I purchased this backpack blower last fall and it was wonderful. We were able to move large piles of leaves quickly, doing the work of 2 or 3 people with rakes. We used it 3 times, then winterized it. Pulled it out this spring, and the engine was seized. I thought, "no big worry, we are still well within the warranty." Brought it in to a Ryobi authorized servicer only to find out Ryobi won't cover it. We followed the 2-cycle mix (using the oil Ryobi provided and premium gas) and ran the unit dry before storing it. The same treatment all of my other 2-cycles get, and exactly what the owner's manual says. But no, it is not a manufacturer's defect, it must have been something I did to it. To sum it up: Great product, pray you don't need the warranty. I will never buy any Ryobi product again. April 24, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Consumer Reports Best Buy! As you can see from all of the accolades above me here, this is a terrific leaf blower! Light weight, easy starting, comfortable to wear and MAN does it blow leaves, debris and just about anything you want!! The price for the power and features is excellent. I have a Ryobi weed whacker with edger attachment and it has been on the job since 1997. I have every confidence that I will get the same great service from this RY08420 as well. If you're in the market for a backpack leaf blower, you've found the one! October 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent Blower I live in Pennsylvania and it's fall. No explanation beyond that needed for my purchase of a blower. The blower was very easy to assemble and I had it together and running in about fifteen minutes. It works as advertised. One small issue that I will echo from other reviews is the restart after a fuel up. The blower starts very easily when it's cold but restarting once its hot takes a bit more effort. However that is a very small issue to me and I've been using the blower quite a bit so far. I would recommend this product for the average homeowner but not for any commercial use. October 21, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Junk If you don't mind pulling the string for 10 minutes, dying during operation, this is the product for you. In a moment of weakness, I allowed the Home Depot sales rep into selling me another Ryobi, I swore I would never buy another Ryobi. According to him they have improved their quality over time. NOT so, they are poor quality Chinese mass manufacture junk. Stay away, spend the few extra dollars and get something that is reliable. July 29, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great product I was looking for a good leaf blower and this one was on sale for 189$. Read the reviews and sounded like a great product. Brought it home, put some mixed gas in it. Pumped the ball 6 times and it fired right up. This thing blows air strong. It gets the leaves, pine needles, etc and throws it 10'. The only thing I wish would be better is throttle control. If you pull full throttle it bogs down. You have to slowly go full throttle to prevent that. It is light weight, comfortable straps, not quiet but that is to be expected. October 4, 2014
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