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A Comprehensive Guide to RYOBI's 40-Volt Power Tools

For homeowners who demand maximum power, runtime, and performance for yardwork and outdoor projects, RYOBI's 40V tool lineup delivers. Built around high-capacity lithium-ion battery packs, 40V tools provide commercial-grade capability for residential use. This comprehensive guide explores RYOBI's continually expanding 40V system.

40V Lineup Overview

RYOBI launched their 40V platform in 2015 starting with a string trimmer and leaf blower. Since then, 40V has grown into a robust system spanning:

  • Lawn Mowers
  • Snow Blowers
  • Tillers
  • String Trimmers
  • Hedge Trimmers
  • Leaf Blowers
  • Chainsaws
  • Pole Saws

40V tools now cover every outdoor power need, from lawn care and landscaping to woodcutting and snow removal. With up to 50% more power than comparable 18V tools, the 40V series offers extended runtimes along with gas-matching performance. Keep reading for details on key 40V equipment.

RYOBI 40V Lawn Mowers

Cordless electric mowers provide quiet, fume-free lawn care without messy gas or oil. RYOBI's 40V self-propelled and push mowers deliver plenty of cutting power to tame any yard.

The 40V 20 in. Brushless Self-Propelled Mower runs for up to 70 minutes on a fully charged 6.0 Ah battery. Its durable brushless motors spin the dual blades at 3,600 RPM - plenty of velocity for crisp, clean cuts.

Weighing just 88 lbs, the mower is easy to maneuver thanks to large rear wheels and 9 position height adjustment from 1.5 to 4 inches. It mulches, rear bags, or side discharges clippings. This 40V workhorse tackles yards up to 3/4 acres.

For smaller yards, the 40V 19 in. Push Mower provides efficient cutting with variable speed self-propulsion optional. It runs up to 45 minutes per charge.

RYOBI 40V mowers combine cordless freedom with power and runtimes rivaling gas mowers - perfect for environmentally-conscious homeowners.

RYOBI 40V Snow Blowers

RYOBI 40V snow blowers make winter storms more manageable. Available in single and dual stage designs, they clear snow fast with gas-free convenience.

The 40V 24 in. Brushless Snow Blower boasts a heavy duty brushless motor delivering 500 CFM and 175 MPH of snow clearing velocity. With 24 inches of intake width, it plows through drifts and drives snow up to 30 feet away.

The 2-stage auger and impeller make quick work of wet, heavy snow while LED headlights illuminate your path. It clears down to the pavement over surfaces up to 350 square feet per 20 minute charge. No winter storm phases this machine.

For smaller surfaces, the 40V 21 in. Single Stage Snow Blower uses a single auger to pull in and discharge snow efficiently. Weighing only 37 lbs, it's extremely maneuverable around landscaping, trees, and tight spaces while running up to 25 minutes per charge.

RYOBI's gas-free 40V snow blowers conquer Old Man Winter's worst.

RYOBI 40V String Trimmers & Leaf Blowers

RYOBI 40V outdoor power tools also make quick work of yard cleanup and landscaping tasks.

The 40V Cordless String Trimmer uses a twisted 0.080-inch dual line bump head to slice through weeds and grass effortlessly. Its adjustable shaft and pivoting head provide an ergonomic range of motion. Runtime lasts up to 60 minutes per charge depending on grass thickness.

The 40V 300 CFM 115 MPH Cordless Handheld Leaf Blower generates a focused 475 degree air stream at jet engine decibel levels. It clears leaves, grass clippings, and other debris quickly from yards, driveways, patios, and garages. Turbo and cruise control settings provide variable power.

These and other RYOBI landscaping tools give your yard a refined, finished look with cordless convenience.

RYOBI 40V Chainsaws

RYOBI's 40V chainsaw lineup brings pro-level cutting capacity to home use. Available in 14, 16, and 18 inch bar lengths, 40V chainsaws make quick work of tree limbs, firewood preparation, and other outdoor cutting tasks.

The 40V 16 in. Cordless Chainsaw delivers instant startup and quiet operation thanks to the brushless motor and tool-free chain tensioning system. It reaches full speed in under 1 second while running up to 60 minutes per charge depending on workload.

The automatic oiler ensures the Oregon bar and chain stay lubricated for smooth cutting. With zero emissions and lower noise than gas chainsaws, it's ideal for suburban use.

RYOBI's 40V chainsaw lineup brings robust cutting capacity to handle challenging tree work - all without the headaches of gas or oil mixing.

40V Batteries and Chargers

The key to the 40V platform is the interchangeable lithium-ion battery packs. RYOBI 40V batteries use Samsung cells to provide long life over a thousand charge cycles. Batteries click in and out of tools in seconds for ultimate convenience.

40V battery options include:

  • 1.5 Ah Compact Battery
  • 2.5 Ah Standard Battery
  • 4.0 Ah High Capacity Battery
  • 6.0 Ah Extended Runtime Battery

Higher amp-hour packs naturally provide greater runtimes at increased cost. Most homeowners will be well-served by the 4.0 Ah or 2.5 Ah batteries to balance performance and value.

RYOBI's 40V dual chemistry charger can charge both 40V and 18V ONE+ batteries interchangeably. It fully charges a 40V 4.0 Ah battery in around 100 minutes. There's also a compact 40V charger available.

40V + ONE+ Cross-Compatibility

A major advantage of the 40V platform is cross-compatibility with RYOBI's 18V ONE+ tools. Using an adapter, 40V batteries can power over 175 ONE+ tools for added versatility.

This means you can share batteries between your high-power 40V mower, snow blower and chainsaw along with 18V drills, saws, inflators and more. The adapter provides outstanding flexibility and value.

In summary, RYOBI's robust 40V cordless system can handle any residential outdoor power need. Combining commercial grade capability with lithium-ion convenience, 40V tools deliver for homeowners who expect professional results. And the cross-compatibility with 18V ONE+ tools consolidates your battery collection. For unstoppable yardwork and property maintenance, RYOBI 40V delivers the goods.