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Expand-It 12 in. Snow Thrower Attachment

$11900
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  • Clears up to 6 in. of Snow from Sidewalks, Decks, and Driveways
  • Includes Offset Handle for User Convenience
  • Fits Most Brands' Attachment Capable Gas/Cordless String Trimmers
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Product Overview

The RYOBI Expand-It Snow Thrower Attachment is ideal for clearing up to 6 in. of snow from sidewalks, decks and driveways. For added convenience, the offset handle allows users to walk along the cleared path. Backed by a 3-year limited warranty, there has never been a better time to add to your Expand-It family of tools.
  • Attachment capable with most brands
  • Offset handle for user convenience
  • Compact, lightweight design for easy storage
  • Clears up to 6 in. of snow
  • 3-year limited warranty
  • Learn More about the RYOBI Platform Here







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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
15 in
Product Height (in.)
33 in
Product Width (in.)
12 in

Details

CFM
0
Features
Attachment Capable
Fits Brands
Fits Most Brands
Fits Models
RY40290VNM, RY40270VNM, RY40230, RY40226, RY41135, RY40561, RY40770, RY40250
MPH
0
Refurbished
No
Returnable
90-Day
Trimmer Attachment Type
Snow Removal

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
3-Year Limited Warranty

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Customer Reviews

  • 3.9
    out of 297 reviews
  • 80% recommend this product
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good, but not tough
I love this device. It’s not perfect though. The scoop is made of plastic. As a result of much snow thrown for 2 seasons, scraping on concrete etc. the plastic has become brittle and breaks VERY easily. I dont beat on this either. This scoop should be reinforced with a stronger material to combat this. I am happy the tool exists, but unhappy it didnt last. Great device otherwise.
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    14 people found this helpful
    Great Depending on Snow Conditions
    [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I was searching high and low to get this piece of equipment because it was always sold out. When I finally saw it in stock I jumped at the chance to purchase it. We've been fortunate to have a really mild winter here in Utah so far. However, this weekend we received our first big snowstorm that I was able to use it. I found that it was fairly functional and worked great in certain situations. With slushy snow, it worked great to throw it. But when there was ice it wouldn't break that up and clean it as well. You can see from the photos where it worked well and where it struggled. My neighbor used his snowblower and it definitely cleared the walks better, but mine was much cheaper so there is that trade-off. You do need to be mindful of where you are throwing the snow. It would be better if it would throw it to the side because it would throw it back on areas that I had already cleaned. I had to do multiple passes to make it clear. Overall, I would definitely recommend it and am excited to use it. It is a bit of a battery hog and used half of the 4ah battery that I have for my smaller driveway and a bit longer sidewalk.
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      Good Depending on Snow Conditions
      I was searching high and low to get this piece of equipment because it was always sold out. When I finally saw it in stock I jumped at the chance to purchase it. We've been fortunate to have a really mild winter here in Utah so far. However, this weekend we received our first big snowstorm that I was able to use it. I found that it was fairly functional and worked great in certain situations. With slushy snow, it worked great to throw it. But when there was ice it wouldn't break that up and clean it as well. You can see from the photos where it worked well and where it struggled. My neighbor used his snowblower and it definitely cleared the walks better, but mine was much cheaper so there is that trade-off. You do need to be mindful of where you are throwing the snow. It would be better if it would throw it to the side because it would throw it back on areas that I had already cleaned. I had to do multiple passes to make it clear. Overall, I would definitely recommend it and am excited to use it. It is a bit of a battery hog and used half of the 4ah battery that I have for my smaller driveway and a bit longer sidewalk.
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        • Recommended
        4 people found this helpful
        Poor Hardware included
        [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I bought this in fall to get ready for winter. The goal was to get snow on my back covered patio more away from the concrete/ landscaping since the piles got rather tall when I shoveled. It worked great! My only complaint is the garbage plastic hardware included with the handle. It did not hold tight enough to keep the handle from spinning. Do yourself a favor and upgrade to some metal hardware.
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          • Recommended
          Overall, I'm very happy with this purchase. The thrower works very well, when used appropriately....
          Overall, I'm very happy with this purchase. The thrower works very well, when used appropriately. It does a good job with 6 in of snow. As you likely expect from the photos, it throws the snow directly in front, so you do need to clear driveways or paths perpendicularly and in the same direction with the wind. I've used it a couple of times now and so far as I can tell it appears to be well constructed. I've hit a couple of hard packed snow patches and while the thrower doesn't handle those very well, there doesn't appear to be any damage as long as I pull back in those cases. I use it with my 40V battery powered trimmer motor and it does a great job. I can over a half hour of use out of the battery which is enough to clear my driveway and back walk (approximately 60 ft long combined). The only complaint, and it's minor, is that the thrower is kinda heavy which makes it hard to maneuver. But even so, it's easier than moving the same amount of snow.
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            • Recommended
            6 people found this helpful
            Easy to use. 25 minutes on a 40V 3Ah throwing 2" of wet snow. Can clear same amount of snow as m...
            Easy to use. 25 minutes on a 40V 3Ah throwing 2" of wet snow. Can clear same amount of snow as my 22" 2 stage because I can walk twice as fast. Just have to turn thrower about 10 degrees to throw the snow off to the side since no deflector, that's why 4 stars. but, the convenience out weight this deficiency. Highly recommend!
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              12 people found this helpful
              Just what I needed
              [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I bought this just before Christmas, and it arrived the day before a light snow storm. We had about 3 inches of wet snow, and I connected this to my 40V power head with a 2.5AH battery. I was able to clear a 3 car driveway, the walkway to the door, and the sidewalk in front. A couple days later, we had about 3 inches of dry snow, and I did the same thing without difficulty. since the main mass is off center to the rod that connects to the power head, you hold the unit in your right hands on the right side of your body, and the shovel unit is right in front of you, centered. I found it easier to run the unit at a slight angle, throwing the snow away from the path I've already cleared. It tossed the snow about 6 feet, typically. I expect to use this for the smaller snowfalls we get from time to time, and keep using the big gas powered 2-stage for the big ones we get.
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              I ordered this attachment to provide a bit more capability than a snow shovel without having to p...
              I ordered this attachment to provide a bit more capability than a snow shovel without having to pull out my gas-powered 2-stage snow blower for the smaller snowfalls we get from time to time. It arrived literally the day before 2 inches of wet snow fell. One 2.5AH 40V battery on the power head was enough to clear a 3-car driveway, the walkway to the door and the sidewalk. Two days later, we got about 5 inches of fluffy dry snow, and I decided to see again, and performance was about the same. The unit threw the snow about 6 feet forward as I moved, and did a good job scraping the snow directly off the concrete. Now for downs--not many but they are there-- due to the design, the weight is off center. That puts it directly in the front, but it takes getting used to. Also, as you move from one side to the other of the driveway, you're throwing snow onto the cleared part unless you angle the snow thrower a bit towards the uncleared part and run it at a kind of crabbed angle instead of straight. Because it's relatively light and small, in big snow storms, I expect to use it to clear things like the walkway up to the door while using the 2-stage for the big parts. Think of it kind of like a trimmer used with your lawn mower.
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              • Recommended
              6 people found this helpful
              Looking at this you wouldn't think it was powerful at all. You'd be so wrong. Now it's not gas po...
              Looking at this you wouldn't think it was powerful at all. You'd be so wrong. Now it's not gas powered or corded but it packs a serious punch with it's 40 volt battery, which has a power indicator right there on the battery itself. It's powerful enough to push snow at least 5 to 6 feet out in front of you so plan your snow clean up accordingly. With fresh powder you can plow through it like butter. But with heavy snow I would recommend working in layers. It's lightweight and easy to store. I recommend putting it in a small storage box to avoid wet spots and sliding. Storing the snow thrower is super easy whether you plan one breaking it down or keep it together. I used it for the front walkway (small area). However, because of it's power you can use it for driveways as well (medium area). If you have the time you could also use it for larger areas. I really like how the handle can be adjusted for your comfort. And the double trigger is added safety that I truly appreciate. The blade on the thrower is plastic but this thing chews up snow and spits it out like it was nothing. So that's not even an extra concern. All in all I'm glad that I have it to make quick work of snow build up during the tough season.
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              • Recommended
              9 people found this helpful
              The Ryobi Snow Thrower attachment provides decent snow clearing power in awkward or hard to reach...
              The Ryobi Snow Thrower attachment provides decent snow clearing power in awkward or hard to reach spaces. Our north-facing patio area is flagstone and is tough for traditional shoveling due to the uneven surface. This guy cut through 4 inches of light, powdery snow without issue, typically tossing a stream 10-15 feet. It's a non-directional discharge so plan your path and direction of work wisely. As a test, I made a 6-8" ridge of snow to power through and this tool spat it out just fine. Granted, this was the dry, fluffy February stuff; the late March or April wet stuff may be a different story. The trigger allows for variable speed which helped keep the discharge from going over the 6 foot privacy fence. This is an Expand-It Attachment so you need the base motor from the String Trimmer to power it. I wondered how well the big 40V battery would do and wasn't disappointed; cleared approximately 600 square feet of area and the battery was still at half charge (that's including the proverbial learning curve time too). When done, there were signs of wear on the blades but wasn't surprised since I was working on a non-smooth flagstone area. But if parts need to be replaced in 3-5 years, it'll be worth it. Between the battery, drive motor and snow thrower attachment, it weighs in between 15 and 20 pounds and a shade over 5 feet tall. The weight is distributed fairly evenly and the balance isn't bad when using. Averaged out, maneuvering this snow thrower is certainly less work than manually shoveling. And yes, it was kinda fun too... The unit breaks down well for storage. Each attachment has a cap to protect the power transfer shaft that doubles as a hanger too (somebody in Design was thinking!). So, with a little rearranging of the pegboard hooks, the drive motor, snow thrower and string trimmer attachments are hung up and out of the way.
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              11 people found this helpful
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