Ryobi 730 CFM Blower Delivers Top Tier Power at Unbelievably Low Sounds
While cordless blowers are claimed to be quiet, their quality has improved as performance standards have increased. The Ryobi 40VHP Brushless730 CFM Leafblower claims to have both legit power and very low noise. We tested these claims against other battery powered leaf blowers.
- High-tier blowing force
- It is very quiet for its performance level.
- Kit includes 2 4.0Ah batteries
- Flexible nozzle resists damage and can be cut to maximize performance
Ryobi 40V HP Brushless 730 CFM Leaveblower Performance
700 CFM was a significant barrier. Ryobi’s HP Brushless blower has now reached 730 CFM. Depending on which nozzle you choose, you can reach speeds up to 190 MPH.
Newton force is used in order to determine the meaning of this number relative to other blowers. We were able to reach 11.3 N at high speeds with a fully charged battery. Turbo enabled us reach 20.0 N.
It gets even better. Our blower’s flexible nozzle can be cut to exchange some airspeed for CFM. When the first section was removed, the total force was 21.7 N.
Only five cordless blowers we’ve tested have hit the 20 N mark, and Ryobi is responsible for two of them. The other is Ryobi’s 40V backpack blower. To date, that’s the most force we’ve seen from any blower out of the box. Only one blower test was more severe. However, we had to use a battery so heavy that we don’t recommend that configuration.
We were able to run for 15 minutes and 5 second at high throttle in high and 10 minutes 32 seconds with Turbo activated. This is a bit less than other blowers that we tested. Ryobi’s kit includes two 4.0Ah batteries. Ryobi’s kit has two 4.0Ah batteries. This is significantly more than other high-performance options that only have one.
When you see noise level ratings on blowers, it’s based on an ANSI standard for bystanders. We like to test at our operator’s ear to see what it’s like for the person actually using it. Most battery-powered blowers run more than 80 decibels and the high-performance models top out in the 85 – 88-decibel range.
If you’re used to blowers at that level, you won’t believe how quiet the Ryobi 40V HP Brushless blower sounds at 72 decibels in high and just 76 decibels in Turbo! It’s not just quiet for a high-performance model, it’s quiet compared to nearly every cordless blower we’ve tested.
Based on ANSI tests, the blower has been rated at 57 decibels.
There’s a lot of engineering that goes into making the design that quiet. While it’s only part of the picture, the most obvious sound-dampening comes from the foam you can see from the rear of the blower.
Ryobi 40V HP Brushless 730 CFM Leaf Blower Design Notes
Balance and weight
Without the battery, the blower weighs in at 6.4 lbs. It weighs in at 9.7 pounds with the 4.0Ah lithium battery. If you want to go with the higher-capacity 6.0Ah pack, you’re looking at 10.7 pounds.
The blower is approximately 40 3/4 inches long including the flexible tip. The blower is balanced and maintains an excellent downward angle even under load. The weight balance may shift slightly when using heavier 6.0Ah battery.
Variable speed trigger Cruise control Jet fan design Compatible with all Ryobi40V batteries
Ryobi 40VHP Brushless 730 CFM Leaf Blower Price
Ryobi 730 CFM blowerThe Home Depot will sell the kit starting at $179 tool. For $299, you get two 4.0Ah batteries packs and a rapid charger. This kit is much more expensive than many other high performance options.
Ryobi guarantees the tool. The batteries last for five years and the batteries for three!
The Bottom Line
Ryobi’s 40V HP Brushless 730 CFM cordless leaf blower is in hot competition with other cordless mowers. It is the best combination in performance, noise level, and value. With the unleashing of Ryobi’s full potential in the 40V HP Brushless lineup, this blower is one more reason to seriously consider Ryobi for your battery-powered lawn care needs.
Specifications for Ryobi 40VHP Brushless 730 CFM Leave Blower
Model: Ryobi RY404100Power Source : Ryobi 40V Battery Max Airflow: 190 mph Max Air Volume: 730 CFM Weight 6.4 lbs bare, 9.7 lbs with 4.0Ah Battery Length: 40 3/4 in with flexible nozzle Price – $179 bare, $299 kit including two 4.0Ah Batteries and Rapid Charge Warranty: 5 year on the blower and 3 year on the batteries