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40V HP Brushless Whisper Series 165 MPH 730 CFM Backpack Blower & Hedge Trimmer w/ (2) 6.0 Ah Batteries & Charger

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  • Includes High Performance Brushless Motor for Increased Power
  • Backpack Blower, Hedge Trimmer, (2) 6.0 Ah Batteries & Charger
  • Works with all RYOBI 40V Batteries
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About This Product

The 40V HP WHISPER SERIES Backpack Blower delivers awesome power without the noise. Delivering 730 CFM & 165 MPH this blower can move wet or dry leaves & tackle the toughest debris. At only 59 dBs this blower is 85% quieter than a gas blower. Giving you all the power without the noise. With a variable speed trigger, cruise control option, turbo button and speed tip attachment you have ultimate control to meet your needs. Featuring two active battery ports, you can use both included 6.0 Ah batteries for continuous runtime to get larger jobs done. With a cutting speed ranging from 2800- 3200 strokes per minute, the RYOBI 40V HP Hedge Trimmer delivers the performance of gas. The 26 in. blade provides maximum cutting capacity and added reach. The dual action steel blades offer an aggressive 1.5 in. cutting capacity, all while reducing vibration. A magnesium gear box provides more durability and lighter weight for everyday trimming. There is a 2-speed switch allowing you to choose between cutting speeds for optimal power or runtime. Featuring the innovative HEDGESWEEP design that clears clippings and debris while you trim. This kit is equipped with (2) 40V 6.0 Ah batteries and the included Rapid Charger, charges each battery in under 60-minutes with 4X faster charging. The batteries are compatible with the RYOBI 40V system. The 40V HP WHISPER SERIES Backpack Blower and Hedge Trimmer are backed by a 5-year tool warranty.

Highlights

  • Blower: 730 CFM and 165 MPH
  • Blower and Hedge Trimmer: WHISPER SERIES -Our Quietest Range of Products
  • Blower: Turbo button for maximum power
  • Blower: Variable speed trigger and cruise control for more control
  • Blower: Includes speed tip attachment to maximize air speed
  • Blower: 2 active battery ports for extended runtime
  • Blower: Contoured back and adjustable straps
  • Hedge trimmer: Brushless motor provides efficient clean cuts
  • Hedge trimmer: 26 in. bar for extended reach
  • Hedge trimmer: Dual-action blades for reduced vibration
  • Hedge trimmer: Up to 1.5 in. cutting capacity
  • Hedge trimmer: Magnesium gear box for more durability and lighter weight
  • Hedge trimmer: 2-speed switch for optimal power or runtime
  • Hedge trimmer: Rotating handle for trimming at all angles
  • Hedge trimmer: Hedge sweep debris remover clears clippings while you trim
  • Hedge trimmer: Anti-jam technology for speed and efficiency while cutting
  • Includes (2) RYOBI 40V 6.0 Ah batteries and rapid charger
  • 5-year tool warranty, 3-year battery warranty
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Product Information

Internet # 319599036

Model # RY404170-HDG

Specifications

Dimensions: H 14 in, W 8 in, D 22 in

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)

22 in

Product Height (in.)

14 in

Product Width (in.)

8 in

Details

Battery Amp Hours

Multiple Batteries

Battery Power Type

Lithium Ion

Battery Voltage (V)

40V

Battery/Charger

(2) Multiple Ah Batteries & Charger Included

Blower Type

Backpack

Charger Included

Charger Included

Commercial

No

Engine Type

Electric Motor

Features

Adjustable Speed, Interchangeable Nozzle Connections, Turbo

Included

Battery, Charger

Included Accessories

Battery, Charger

Maximum air speed (mph)

165

Maximum Air Volume (CFM)

730

Noise rating (dB)

59

Number of Total Batteries Included

2

Power Type

Battery

Product Weight (lb.)

30 lb

Refurbished

No

Returnable

90-Day

Start Type

Electric

Tools Included

Battery, Blower, Charger, Hedge Trimmer

Vacuum Capability

No Vacuum Capability

Watt Hours

480

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings

UL Listed

Manufacturer Warranty

3-year limited warranty

Questions & Answers

34Questions
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Q:What is the mph with and without the speed tip?
by|Mar 24, 2024
1 Answer
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A:  Hello, James - The speed is 140 without the speed tip. We hope this helps! If you need further support, then call or text us at 1.800.525.2579, Monday - Friday from 9 am to 5 pm (EST), or through email when you visit us at https://www.ryobitools.com/support/contact.

by|Mar 26, 2024
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    Q:Can this switch to left handed use?
    by|Nov 27, 2023
    1 Answer
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    A:  Hello, Buckman - Thank you for your question. My apologies. No, this cannot be switched. I hope this helps! Additionally, if you need further support, then a RYOBI Customer Experience Professional is here for you, Monday - Friday from 9 am to 6 pm (EST) when you call or text us at 1.800.525.2579 or through email or live chat when you visit us at https://www.ryobitools.com/support/contact. And thank you again for your interest in the 40V HP Brushless Whisper Series 165 MPH 730 CFM Cordless Battery Backpack Blower with (2) 6.0 Ah Batteries and Charger. - Joyce

    by|Nov 28, 2023
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      Q:what is the weight with 2 batteries
      by|Nov 19, 2023
      1 Answer
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      A:  Hello, Terry - Thank you for your question. This unit weighs around 30lbs with the batteries installed. I hope this helps! Additionally, if you need further support, then a RYOBI Customer Experience Professional is here for you, Monday - Friday from 9 am to 6 pm (EST) when you call or text us at 1.800.525.2579 or through email or live chat when you visit us at https://www.ryobitools.com/support/contact. And thank you again for your interest in the 40V HP Brushless Whisper Series 165 MPH 730 CFM Cordless Battery Backpack Blower with (2) 6.0 Ah Batteries and Charger. - Jesse

      by|Nov 20, 2023
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        Q:What is the difference between the 6aH battery option and the multiple aH battery option? What the difference in run time for each?
        by|Nov 6, 2023
        1 Answer
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        A:  Hello, Peter - Thank you for your question. I apologize for any confusion, the only difference between these two options would be that the "Multiple ah battery" option includes a lawn and leaf bag whereas the "6ah batteries" option does not. Since these options both include the same batteries, the runtime would be the same for each option. Up to 52 minutes of runtime with (2) included 40V 6Ah batteries I hope this helps! Additionally, if you need further support, then a RYOBI Customer Experience Professional is here for you, Monday - Friday from 9 am to 6 pm (EST) when you call or text us at 1.800.525.2579 or through email or live chat when you visit us at https://www.ryobitools.com/support/contact. And thank you again for your interest in the 40V HP Brushless Whisper Series 165 MPH 730 CFM Cordless Battery Backpack Blower with (2) 6.0 Ah Batteries and Charger. - Jesse

        by|Nov 10, 2023
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          Customer Reviews

          3.5 out of 5

          • 3.5 out of 144 reviews
          • 62% recommend this product
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          its good
          its quiet and moves the leaves effectively with proper skill and techniquiek
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            • Recommended
            junk!!!! returned it asap
            Omg so hard to assemble the plactic pieces dont fit snug, the hose is hard plastic that has zero bend or flexibility to sweep leaves from side to side. Power is short lived, 15 to 20 minutes on first try and could feel the power lessened after just 10 minutes and this thing us VERY heavy on your back (female) NOPE!!!
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            Response from RYOBINov 6, 2023
            Hello, Ladygardner - We're really sorry that this backpack blower wasn't what you were hoping for and it resulted in a return! We would have been happy to speak with you about this issue, so we could have tried to turn it around. But we appreciate your taking the time to leave a review. And feel free to email us anytime at Reviews@RYOBItools.com, if you'd like to continue this conversation. RYOBIOutdoorTools
              • Recommended
              2 found this review helpful
              Poorly designed
              WHY would you design such a heavy product to carry it on your shoulders? You need to lower the center of gravity & have the hips carry the load. The harness is poorly designed and breaks at the seams. The flexible part of the air duct will crumble after 4 weeks of daily use. The motor develops a noise after 4months. Instead of having the "turbo" (that drains your batteries in less than 2min) a battery indicator would be more helpful. It is def quiet 🤫 and that's the only plus side.
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              Response from RYOBIAug 11, 2023
              Hello, Josie - We are sorry to see that you aren't having the best experience with your backpack blower! If you would, please keep an eye on your inbox for an email from us at Reviews@RYOBItools.com. We appreciate the feedback and would like to get in touch so we can try to move this in a more positive direction. RYOBIOutdoorTools
                3 found this review helpful
                Cheap Plastic Flex Arm
                The Flex arm is already Cracking on each Rib… This product has not even been in use for 2 months.
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                  • Recommended
                  4 found this review helpful
                  Great to Replace Gas Blower
                  My old gas blower did a great job, but I hated dealing with the gasoline engine -- mixing the gas and oil, pouring (and spilling) the mixture into the small gas tank, maintenance of the engine, and struggling to start the engine with the pull cord. With this new Ryobi blower no more of these hassles. And it has just about the same power as the gas blower. There are trade-offs, of course. This blower is quite heavy, as other reviewers have noted, and somewhat awkward to put on and take off. Also, although the maintenance is minimal, the batteries will have to be replaced at some point, and they are expensive (about $200 apiece). I might change my mind later, but right now avoiding the gasoline mess is worth the trade-off. I have several Ryobi 40-volt tools and I have been very pleased with all of them.
                  by
                  • Recommended
                  2 found this review helpful
                  This blower is a beast !
                  If you are in the market for a backpack blower, then you should take a hard look at this blower. It delivers up to 730 cfm and runs on a 40 W 6 A battery. The back pack allows you to carry a second battery. The blower automatically pulls power from the battery with the most charge so you are basically able to use two batteries without having to stop your work. This kit comes with a rapid charger and two batteries. So, once your batteries are charged - which should take less than an hour each with the rapid charger - you are ready to go to work. This blower is promoted as being 85% quieter than a gas blower at 59 decibels. Be aware that this unit is heavy, with both batteries on board, the unit weighs around 27 pounds, The back pack is fairly comfortable with a lot of adjustments. My wife tried on the back pack and said it was too heavy for her, but suggested an adjustable waist strap in addition to the chest and shoulder adjustments. The backpack will sit upright on a flat surface, so I would suggest using a table or counter to put on and take off the backpack. It makes the process a lot easier. One last thing - thumbs up to Ryobi in their packaging - only recyclable cardboard - no paper, air pods or styrofoam.
                  by
                  • Recommended
                  6 found this review helpful
                  Plenty of Power
                  After using this blower 2 days now, I have found that it works well, and has plenty of power. Using blower with two fully charged batteries, I was able to get 35 minutes of continuous run time using the Turbo Boost the whole time. The blower is a bit awkward to use in tight places, especially in left hand corners. You can’t just switch to left and to blow out a left-hand corner. It works great in open areas. It has about the same power as my gas-powered blower. I am happy with the power and velocity of this blower. The manual says it will run for 2 minutes on the turbo boost and then it needs to reset. You can reset it immediately so you can really run full time on turbo boost. Once I got the harness adjusted properly, it is comfortable to operate for 35 minutes. Assembly is easy once you get the first tube connected to the blower motor. I found it very difficult to get the tube all the way onto the motor. It helps to twist a bit while pushing VERY hard. Once you get the tube on all the way, the rest of assembly is easy. The Torx wrench they supply to tighten screw on clamp did not fit the screw well. It wouldn’t insert all the way into screw. Luckily, I have a screwdriver with good fit that made tightening screws easy. Included are two tubes. You can use one or both for longer tube. Two nozzles are provided to adjust air speed a bit. Blower is rated at 140-165mph and 730 cfm. Ide guess those figures are correct. I would suggest, like other reviewers, to make the flexible tube a bit more flexible. I did not have any of the issues with batteries or run time that other reviewers have had. I believe this is an upgraded model with two batteries to increase run time. The battery charger seems to also be upgraded. You can only charge one battery at a time. It would be nice if it could charge both batteries at once. If you are only doing small, tight areas, A handheld blower is probably better. Overall, it is a nice blower for 35 minutes of heavy duty blowing. There is an integrated hanging loop to hang on wall. 5-year warrantee on blower, 3 years on batteries and charger. 21 pounds
                  by
                  • Recommended
                  4 found this review helpful
                  A powerful Ryobi cordless backpack leaf blower
                  is 40V Ryobi cordless backpack leaf blower has some great features and although it is powerful, it even moved some wet leaves that were under my porch. While operating, it is not completely quiet - there is noise, but not as much as a gas motor. I like that there is a variable speed trigger with a turbo boost button that will run 2 minutes at a time. There is even a cruise control option with a lever that has 3 levels of speed. Assembly instructions are included in the operator's manual. There is also a manual for the OP06 battery charger and the batteries. The charger has LED status lights for Power on, Testing, Error, Charging, and Ready. It has a 6' power cord with a 2-prong plug. Each battery has LED status lights with 4 levels of remaining power, measures 7"x4.25"x4" and weighs 4 pounds. The blower unit itself weighs 21 lbs. (without the tubing or batteries), so it is quite heavy for me. It does have a hanger/handle on top, which is nice. Assembly was time-consuming because it was awkward trying to attach the tubes without the unit rolling around. Also included are (2) 40-V, 6 Ah batteries and a rapid charger. The charger took less than an hour to reach full capacity. I like the option to use one battery or both for larger runs. For me, I prefer using just one at a time since each battery weighs about 4 lbs. and the unit itself is heavy. I would recommend this blower for those that have no problem lifting heavy equipment and putting it on their back and for large jobs. For me, I would have liked it if it had an option to detach the vest so the unit could be hand held. The vest is just not meant for a small framed, 105 lb. woman!
                  by
                  • Recommended
                  5 found this review helpful
                  HEAVY but works well, definitely quieter than similar blowers
                  Works well, just keep in mind this thing is a beast. It comes with two batteries because BOTH are installed at the same time. The "normal" mode is pretty strong, but the turbo mode is wicked strong (although you can only turn it on with a button for short spurts of time). It's definitely quieter than expected for the power, it's not likely going to irritate your neighbors. For the weight of it, I would have really liked to see a waist strap to help distribute the weight over your hips. Also storing this will need significant space, so keep that in mind. Overall crazy happy to finally have something to blow the leaves off my porch instead of constantly moving furniture and sweeping.
                  by
                  • Recommended
                  2 found this review helpful
                  A powerful and quiet backpack blower
                  This is a very powerful backpack blower that does a great job without all the noise of a gas-powered blower. The noise is not the only thing that is missing. There’s no two-cycle gas/oil to mix and store; no choke and repeated rope pull starting ritual, no fouled spark plug or dirty air filter, and no exhaust fumes to inhale while you work. It comes with two large 40-volt 6 Ah batteries for an extended runtime. There is a variable speed trigger that can be locked at a set speed, and a fantastic turbo button for blasting away the big stuff. It takes about an hour to charge each battery individually in the rapid charger. I charged up the batteries and put both of them into the battery ports, adjusted the harness straps, and started blowing leaves, pine cones, and gum balls in my one acre yard. The blower did a terrific job moving this mess. I ran it at full speed and used the turbo mode about half the time. Total run time was 43 minutes. I then replaced the batteries with two 40-volt 4 Ah batteries from my other Ryobi tools, and 20 minutes later my yard work was finished. I am very satisfied with the powerful performance and quiet operation of this blower, and I’ll be using it every week to keep my yard neat.
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                  • Recommended
                  1 found this review helpful
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