Model # RY251PH

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Store SKU #1001059466

RYOBI Expand-it 25 cc 2-Cycle Full Crank Gas Power Head
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RYOBI

Expand-it 25 cc 2-Cycle Full Crank Gas Power Head

  • Full crank engine for 2X longer life
  • Zip start carburetor for easier starting
  • Attachment capable: accepts universal brand fit attachments
$ 79 00
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Product Overview

  • Full crank engine for 2X longer life
  • Zip start carburetor for easier starting
  • Attachment capable: accepts universal brand fit attachments
Introducing the Ryobi 2-Cycle Gas Power Head with a full crank engine for 2X longer life and a Zip Start carburetor for easier starting. This power head accepts Ryobi Expand-It Universal Brand Fit attachments adding versatility to your unit. Simply attach an edger, a blower, or even a hedge trimmer to the power head and quickly move from project to project. Save time, save space, and save money with the Ryobi Expand-It System. Backed by a 3 year warranty, trust the Ryobi 2-Cycle Gas Power Head for any of your outdoor projects.
  • Full crank engine for 2x longer life
  • Attachment capable: accepts universal brand fit attachments
  • Zip start carburetor for easier starting
  • Ethanol shield 2-cycle oil included to help prevent ethanol related engine problems
  • Ryobi Power Head feature:

    Ryobi Full Crank Gas Power Head

  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

Product Overview

  • Full crank engine for 2X longer life
  • Zip start carburetor for easier starting
  • Attachment capable: accepts universal brand fit attachments
Model #: RY251PH
Sku #: 1001059466
Internet #: 205565953

Introducing the Ryobi 2-Cycle Gas Power Head with a full crank engine for 2X longer life and a Zip Start carburetor for easier starting. This power head accepts Ryobi Expand-It Universal Brand Fit attachments adding versatility to your unit. Simply attach an edger, a blower, or even a hedge trimmer to the power head and quickly move from project to project. Save time, save space, and save money with the Ryobi Expand-It System. Backed by a 3 year warranty, trust the Ryobi 2-Cycle Gas Power Head for any of your outdoor projects.

  • Full crank engine for 2x longer life
  • Attachment capable: accepts universal brand fit attachments
  • Zip start carburetor for easier starting
  • Ethanol shield 2-cycle oil included to help prevent ethanol related engine problems
  • Ryobi Power Head feature:

    Ryobi Full Crank Gas Power Head

  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

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Name Expand-it 25 cc 2-Cycle Full Crank Gas Power Head 2-Cycle 25.4 cc Power Head for Trimmers Expand-It 40-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Attachment Capable Trimmer Power Head - 2.6 Ah Battery and Charger Included 25.4cc Gas 2-Stroke Cycle Pro Attachment Series Power Head
Brand RYOBI Toro RYOBI ECHO
Ratings (1282) (275) (290) (83)
Trimmer Attachment Type Power Head Power Head Power Head Power Head
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Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.)
11 in
Assembled Height (in.)
36 in
Assembled Width (in.)
10 in
Shaft Length (in.)
32

Details

Assembly Required
Yes
Engine Displacement (cc)
25
Engine Type
2 Cycle
Features
Attachment Capable
Fits Brands
Fits most Brands
Product Weight (lb.)
9.5lb
Refurbished
No
Returnable
30-Day
Start Type
Pull
Trimmer Attachment Type
Power Head

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
3 Year Limited Warranty

Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.)
11 in
Assembled Height (in.)
36 in
Assembled Width (in.)
10 in
Shaft Length (in.)
32

Details

Assembly Required
Yes
Engine Displacement (cc)
25
Engine Type
2 Cycle
Features
Attachment Capable
Fits Brands
Fits most Brands
Product Weight (lb.)
9.5lb
Refurbished
No
Returnable
30-Day
Start Type
Pull
Trimmer Attachment Type
Power Head

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
3 Year Limited Warranty

Questions & Answers

What's the best way to store it when not in use? Horizontal, vertical? Does it matter?

What's the best way to store it when not in use? Horizontal, vertical? Does it matter?
Asked by: Bert
From my experience, the only reason I would care what position it was stored in was if it had fuel leaks. If it has a fuel leak during storage, my solution is to pour the fuel out of it back into the fuel container. no fuel..no fuel leaks. This is a problem that happens when the machine gets to be several years old, and ethanol bothers the fuel lines..... which means time to replace fuel lines.
Answered by: prs
Date published: 2018-11-09

older expand-it

I have an older ryobi expand-it that I can't get running. wondering if buying just the motor head if it will fit my attachments I already own? I currently have model ry-28025
Asked by: mike
I bought this new Ryobi power head, and it works fine with the old (1996) Ryobi attachments as well as a new hedge trimmer attachment. It is an economical way to get the job done. My old Ryobi was 725r which lasted 22 years.
Answered by: prs
Date published: 2018-11-09

Does this 2 cycle have the power to to run a cultivator or would a 4 cycle be better for a cultiv...

Does this 2 cycle have the power to to run a cultivator or would a 4 cycle be better for a cultivator?
Asked by: MrLazy
I have had mine for 4 years & had no issues... I run the string trimmer & the edger. I have started using the gasoline treatment though. I had a blower that ran fine for 2 years & then nothing... Still under warranty but HD wouldn't honor it b/c they said I left gas in it, which I didn't. My spark plug wire has broken & I'm thinking for 79 I will just get a new one instead of repairing it... The other problem I had was with the backpack blower. Great machine but the tubes wouldn't stay on. Had great power but I switched to Echo.
Answered by: Clothesguy
Date published: 2018-10-03

Is it durable?

Asked by: Cesar
NO. First one lasted about 1.5 years before becoming completely unreliable - problem was in wouldn't start. Second one lasted around 8 months and then wouldn't start. Warranty is a joke.
Answered by: NotaRyobiFan
Date published: 2019-01-07
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Customer Reviews

Expand-it 25 cc 2-Cycle Full Crank Gas Power Head is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 1281.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Runs great I got this one as a replacement for one that lasted just over a year. I originally had the model that was not "full crank" and the main bearing just plain wore out. My first "full crank" model started getting noisey and eventually would not get up to speed. I put in a new plug and it didn't make any difference. Since it was just over a year old, I took it to our local Home Depot per Ryobi instructions. After about 3 weeks of trying different things, they gave me this new one. I have to admit... I use it a lot. I have a leaf blower, head trimmer, chainsaw, and weedeater attachments. Our property is sloped all around the house and I have to use the power head to keep the clearing in tow. I have run just over 100 tanks of fuel through it in the year and I feel that it is just worn out. I don't know what he life expectancy is on these but during that year of use, it always started right up and ran fine. I'll see how long this one lasts. John L. Charleston, TN [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2019-01-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I bought the same exact equipment 2 years ago and haven't used it more than 10-12 times overall; ... I bought the same exact equipment 2 years ago and haven't used it more than 10-12 times overall; the starter assembly failed and it wouldn't coil the rope anymore, I suspect the spring got unloaded, but in addition I found the starter rope was nearly fully torn inside the starter assembly. I made the mistake to disassemble the starter to try to fix thinking that the warranty had expired, the equipment is covered by a 3 years' warranty instead. I should have returned the equipment to Home Depot to have it shipped back to Ryobi (when you do that, you automatically approve a cost of up to 100$ in case the damage is not covered by the warranty). As I knew I could not get the equipment repaired under warranty anymore, I ended up buying a new power head for 70$. I may have been pulling the rope too strong to start the equipment, but the starter shouldn't have failed so early. I thought about buying another equipment of a different brand, but having other Ryobi accessories it was a forced decision to buy another Ryobi power head.
Date published: 2019-01-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It was easy to attach the handle and the brush cutter attachment , it started quickly and cut bru... It was easy to attach the handle and the brush cutter attachment , it started quickly and cut brush and small saplings easily . I have only used it for about an hour and a half so far and I am still getting used to how best to adjust the handle and shoulder strap , I will probably increase my rating to "excellent " after more time with the Ryobi , so far so good . The manual is too small and could have larger print with better diagrams , also the assembly instructions for the brush cutter were very poor , I found that the handle and shoulder strap attachments were poorly placed for my height of 5 feet 9 inches and after watching some YouTube videos decided to ditch the attachment handle and just use the handle on the power head and attach the shoulder strap to the hole provided on the throttle assembly this set up worked out well when operating the Ryobi with the brush cutter attachment .
Date published: 2019-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Value I bought this to replace a previous one that owned. I had the previous unit for ten years and used it regularly. The engine was still working fine but the center of the clutch where the flex shaft fits into had stripped out. The clutch wasn't easy to get to on the old unit so I decided to just buy another power head because the low price almost makes the effort of repairing the old one not worth it. The new unit is more modular and easier to get to the clutch should it ever go out again. This power head starts easily and has sufficient power to run a pole saw attachment I use to cut small trees, samplings and brush. Should be pawerful enough for any blade or string head. I haven't tried the cultivator attachment on itwhich would probably be the most challenging. Overall a great value. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great deal! I bought this Ryobi weedeater head to replace my old Toro weedeater. I looked at the reviews but after looking at some other brands found they did not support universal attachments. I have a few attachments already and wanted a replacement that could support my previous investment. I had owned 2 Toro Sweetwater previously but was disappointed with the performance of my last one as I was not able to restart it if the motor stopped without a 10 or 15 minute rest. I was concerned about startup issues because of the reviews but have found it to be very reliable as long as you follow the crank directions. The directions are printed on the carburetor cover so you don't have to rely on your memory . I have owned this head for about a month and a half and have 3 acres of land so this engine can get a workout. I find the engine to starts and restarts reliably if you need to add fuel or restring the head. Over U am very pleased with this unit thus far. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-09-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from My second one. I have just purchased my second Ryobi power head that drives attachments for trimming yard work and hedges. I would have preferred a 4 cycle engine like my first purchase, but there were none available in any local inventories except a few that had trimmer heads included which I didn’t need. I needed to finish my preparation for Christmas decorations so settled on the 2 cycle engine. I have always been impressed with the interchangeability of the different implement heads for doing the different jobs to keep the landscape maintained. Obviously I have been pleased and satisfied with the performance or I wouldn’t have insisted on finding a replacement power head by Ryobi. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-11-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Finally got it right This the the fourth power-head that I have owned. All the attachments still work fine. The first two power-heads stopped working within the first year of warranty so I just went back to Lowes and got another one. The third one was redesigned and lasted about six years with help from my favorite mechanic. It finally seized. Lowes no longer carries the brand so this time I went to Home Depot. So far this model is very impressive, e.g., the gas tank is mounted correctly so you're not spilling fuel, the on/off switch seems more durable, and it uses far less oil then earlier versions. Of course time will tell. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly what I was after.... I bought this model since I did not need attachments. Thanks to the company for offering this option!! The model was lightweight, easy starting, and had all the power I needed to trim limbs using the pole saw. I had transitioned over to the 4 stroke model but after my mechanic mentioned those can have oil issues when used at angles, I bought this 2 stroke model for cutting limbs and shrubbery. I have both the 2 and 4 stroke models and am happy with each. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-12-31
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