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RYOBI 40V 21-inch Brushless Cordless Electric Snow Blower with (2) 5 Ah Batteries and Charger

Model # RY40860|Store SKU # 1001343893

Overview

Model # RY40860 Store SKU # 1001343893

The Ryobi 40V 21 -inch cordless snow blower is engineered to remove snow quickly from patios, decks and driveways. With a powerful brushless motor this product is designed to provide consistent quiet power that efficiently discharges snow up to 40 ft. The Ryobi 40V 21 -inch cordless snow blower features a push button start and twin LED headlights that make clearing snow hassle-free at any time. The 180° directional chute along with a variable throw disstance offers the ultimate snow-throwing control . For added convenience, the Ryobi snow blower is equipped with two 40V 5 Ah High Capacity Lithium-Ion battery for extended run time. The Ryobi 40V 21 -inch cordless snow blower is backed with a Ryobi 5-year limited warranty and is guaranteed to deliver results for years to come.

  1. 21-Inch Clearing Width
  1. 3 -inch clearing depth
  1. Variable Throw Distance Control: Discharges snow up to 40 ft. away
  1. Single Stage Design
  1. Steel Auger with Rubber Blades and LED Headlights
  1. Includes: 40V 21-inch snow blower, (2) 40V 5 Ah Batteries, Charger and Operator's Manual
  1. 5-Year Limited Tool Warranty, 3-Year Limited Battery Warranty

Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in inches)
22.83
Assembled Height (in inches)
25.6
Assembled Weight (in lbs)
49.85
Assembled Width (in inches)
20.47
Packaged Depth (in inches)
30.75
Packaged Height (in inches)
25
Packaged Weight (In lbs)
55
Packaged Width (in inches)
22.5

Details

Auger Diameter (in.)
6.625
Battery/Charger
(2) 5.0 Ah Battery & Charger Included
Clearing Width (in.)
21
Country of Origin
CN-China
Features
Brushless Motor
Intake Height (in.)
13
Product Type
Cordless Electric Snow Blower
Throw Distance (ft.)
35
Traction
Wheel Drive
Usage
Heavy

Warranty / Certifications

5-Year Limited Tool Warranty, 3-Year Limited Battery Warranty
40V 21-inch Brushless Cordless Electric Snow Blower with (2) 5 Ah Batteries and ChargerRYOBI 40V 21-inch Brushless Cordless Electric Snow Blower with (2) 5 Ah Batteries and ChargerThe Ryobi 40V 21 -inch cordless snow blower is engineered to remove snow quickly from patios, decks and driveways. With a powerful brushless motor this product is designed to provide consistent quiet power that efficiently discharges snow up to 40 ft. The Ryobi 40V 21 -inch cordless snow blower features a push button start and twin LED headlights that make clearing snow hassle-free at any time. The 180° directional chute along with a variable throw disstance offers the ultimate snow-throwing control . For added convenience, the Ryobi snow blower is equipped with two 40V 5 Ah High Capacity Lithium-Ion battery for extended run time. The Ryobi 40V 21 -inch cordless snow blower is backed with a Ryobi 5-year limited warranty and is guaranteed to deliver results for years to come.
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40V 21-inch Brushless Cordless Electric Snow Blower with (2) 5 Ah Batteries and Charger is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 171.
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Rated 3 out of 5 by from It’s OK but handle collapses Have actually purchased (and returned) three of these and am now on my 4th (in a month). Initially the first 3 stalled upon a slight touch of the snow and mid-handle would collapse. This 4th one is showing “some” promise with stalling and seems to handle the snow, but, the mid handle is still collapsing. I am SO frustrated with this product. I love Ryobi and am trying to give it the benefit of the doubt but this is ridiculous. I will continue to try it for the next week or so to see if I will return it (for the 4th time). Of Ryobi could reach out to me as to how to fix the middle handle collapse it would be very much appreciated.
Date published: 2020-12-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Won't Start Anymore Bought this back in November and used it 3 times, now it will not start. When it was working, it worked well enough, but to come home after 14hour shift and after 45cm of snow to have your snow blower not start just infuriated me, especially knowing that I am outside of my return period. Ryobi sent me a brand new unit under warranty but When I took it out of the box, the lever for the speed control was broken (probably broke in transit from the U.S.) So very disappointed. Now I have to wait until Monday to sort out the new problem.... Home Depot Customer Service, is there any way I can please return this and get my money back???
Date published: 2022-01-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not good for Canada. Bought this last year (2020), it worked well when it actually ran. Towards the end of my first time using it a plastic bit broke off and the handle no longer stayed in place. After I returned it, got another and finished our driveway, we didn’t have any heavy snow fall until this year (2021, a full year later) and what happens when I go to use it? It literally won’t start because of it being cold outside. Batteries are fully charged and everything, but the second I go to start it up it starts for half a second and dies. Time to return this thing all over again. Why make a snow blower that can’t handle cold?
Date published: 2021-12-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from It starts every time ... till it does not I was given this as a wedding gift so I cannot speak to the price but I am going to be honest. I am on my third one in less than a month. First one ran for about 2 minutes then it stopped working. HD was great about the exchange. The second one worked great for 2 full runs then on the third one it did the same thing. Worked great, let go of the trigger so the auger stoped, then would never re-engage. I hear they have fixed the issue on the newer models so I am hoping HD will return this for the newer one. Here's hoping. IF Ryobi has fixed this issue, it's a great in town snow blower.
Date published: 2022-02-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works surprising well in the right conditions Bought this unit Nov.10th at Scarborough store the day before our first snowfall. I did extensive research (Consumer Reports etc.) and was hesitant to buy a battery powered snow blower. I have a gas powered 2 stage snow blower that handles just about anything so was realistic about the capabilities of a battery powered blower. The main reason for considering a battery snow blower was so my wife can use it when I travel in the winter as she has difficulty muscling the big gas snow blower around. Plus, often I shovel rather than drag out the big heavy snow blower. I also have numerous Ryobi battery operated tools, all of which I am very pleased with ( lawn mower, trimmer, leaf blower ) and the extra batteries are 5 amp and compatible with all these other tools. I must say that when I used this for the first time I was very surprised how well it worked. It is very light and is easy to maneuver and threw the light snow at least 20 feet. It cleared my two car paved driveway, the side walkway, the back patio and a large part of the backyard ( for the dog) and still had juice in the battery. In fairness and as noted by other reviews of using this machine in that same snow fall, I too had some clogging issues with the chute that were quickly cleared with my hand (with batteries removed). I discovered that the clogging issue was because under the top layer of soft powdery snow was slush as it had rained extensively during the day before which eventually turned to snow as the temperature dropped. This resulted in that first snow fall having about an inch of slush on the bottom with about 6" soft snow on top. It was the wet slush underneath that caused the clogging. This is to be expected as even my gas powered snow blower doesn't operate very well in slush. The following day, after I had removed the slushy layer the evening before, the snow was entirely normal snow ( no more slush) and the Ryobi did an amazing job in those conditions, far beyond my expectations. One last point, one of the customer reps at Home Depot pointed out to me a unique yet important feature of this snow blower that the others don't have. Both batteries are working together to produce more power as opposed to the other brands where only one battery at a time powers the device. This proved to be true as when I finished snow blowing twice, both batteries were depleted the same amount. When blowing snow for the second time the following day the city grador came by and left about a 14" high densely packed snow pile at the front of my drive. I thought there was no way this little machine would tackle that mound of snow but to my surprise it went right to work and cleaned it up plus threw it a reasonable distance ( 10 to 15' ). I don't think I would tackle a much higher or harder packed snow pile than this as I would worry about damaging the machine. I would tackle a very large snow grader mound with my gas powered snow blower or shovel it. So in conclusion, this snow blower and any battery operated snow blower so far cannot compete with the power of a gas operated two or three stage snow blower, nor are they designed to. However, for 90% of our snow falls in Toronto that don't include slushy and wet snow this little device is great. It is very light, easy to move around, throws snow well, has more than enough battery duration to clear any average driveway, sidewalks, side walkways and rear patios with one charge. I am very pleased with this snow blower and it has easily exceeded my expectations. My only complaint is I wish Ryobi offered this machine without batteries for about $300 less as I really didn't need the extra batteries ( I already had 4 x 4amp Ryobi batteries). If you don't already have 4 or 5 amp Ryobi batteries then you definitely require the included two 5 amp batteries to operate this machine.
Date published: 2019-11-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from another battery cutting out Just bought this machine and had a good 1 inch dusting the next day so can report it handled that much snow ok and cleared a clean path...after approx. 7 minutes of run time it would stop running...it started right back up, then cut out again after 10 or 20 seconds...this happened several times (7 to 10)...then it just seemed to correct itself and I managed to finish the job...in total about 400' of sidewalk and a 3 car driveway...I used less than half of battery power for the job...I think it should handle 3-4 inches fairly easy, but I won't put up with the battery cutting out like my first experience...if it happens again it's going back!
Date published: 2021-02-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Stalls For No Reason I’ve had this machine for about a month. When running at full speed, this snow blower stalls for no reason even in minimal snow. I’ve seen many other reviews mentioning the same issue, and my neighbour also bought one and it happens to his machine as well. So the stalling issue appears to be related to a design flaw with the product. I’ve found the stalling problem goes away for me by lowering the throttle to half speed or less. I’ve contacted Ryobi about the issue and they had no solution for me other than suggesting I bring it to an authorized service location. I’ll live with it for now, since it works well enough at half throttle.
Date published: 2021-01-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Decent for light snow. Light plastic. I had higher hopes for this product because it was based upon a previous Ryobi design still being sold for much less money. I inspected the demo unit in store and it is wide enough and I noticed that the auger is made of a heavy duty rubber which means it's less likely to snap apart like it's plastic counterpart on other models. That really attracted me. I didn't expect the performance of a gas motor of course. I was being realistic. But I own a corded snow thrower that is beyond incredible with wet snow, so assumed this new 2019 dual-battery product from Ryobi would have some guts. It does not. It is passable at best for light snow which Toronto got a nice 15cm dump of this morning. The chute clogs extremely easily and most of this morning's brief session was spent constantly punching out the snow. The standout problem that is shocking to me is that even the most modest pushing force collapses the upper height adjustment back down. There is no screws to tighten this with like on the lower portion of the unit. I'm 6'4" so it is beyond annoying. HOW does this pass Ryobi QA before being manufactured and offered to the public? It's odd that they would release a product with this brutal design flaw. And I own several Ryobi tools... a lawn mower... the drills... the brad nailer... etc... all fairly excellent. The strategy that makes this Ryobi product useful for a standard driveway is to just use a regular shovel to do the lengths of the driveway, then to use this snow-blower to remove the piles of snow I make with my shovel. This product will not be useful for a heavy snowfall. Then again, they didn't really advertise it as such. I expect the lightweight plastic parts to eventually snap in the dead cold of winter useage. With Ryobi would stop compromising product quality by using these thin plastic toy parts on their yard equipment.
Date published: 2019-11-12
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will it work with one battery plug in?

Asked by: digue
Hi -digue, Thanks for reaching out to us. Our 40V 21-inch Brushless Cordless Electric Snow Blower kit with (2) 5.0 Ah Batteries only requires (1) battery to perform in the toughest conditions. As you may see, there are two slots within the battery compartment. (1) is active and will run this snow blower as you insert a fully charger 40V battery. The other slot is a holder for another fully charger battery. This save users time from having to run back inside or to their garage to grab another battery if their current one in use needs charging. One great reason we offer this 21-inch Snow Blower with (2) batteries is to provide customers with continuous run time. As one battery requires charging, the other fully charged battery will help users continue their task. This essentially creates a continuous cycle of runtime. We hope all this information helps! Thanks, RYOBI Canada Team.
Answered by: The Ryobi Canada Team
Date published: 2021-01-19

How long does the snowblower last on one use?

Asked by: Dianne77
Hi -Dianne77, Thanks for reaching out to us. Our 40V 21-inch Brushless Cordless Electric Snow Blower with (2) 5.0 Ah Batteries can last up to 2 hours per battery per charge. This may vary depending on the amount of snow and snow type you are clearing. For more information regarding this 40V product or others please call our customer care team at 1-800-860-4050. Thanks, RYOBI Canada Team!
Answered by: The Ryobi Canada Team
Date published: 2021-01-26

Hi, I noticed this has 'Steel Auger with Rubber Blades' - is this suitable for compacted snow such as the windrows left by the street bladers? is the chute plastic or metal? Thanks!

Asked by: coffee and fried chicken
Depend on how wet/heavy the snow. We just had a big snow storm in South Niagara Canada. It work well enough on the piles the snow plough left at the end of the drive way.  The rubber blade are good snow does not stick to them. The shoot is plastic but stands up to task.  It’s a great little machine and couldn’t be more pleased with its performance!
Answered by: Tommy
Date published: 2022-01-22

How long does it take to charge the battery to 100%. I opened a new box this morning and put one battery on charge, it’s been now 6 hours and it still is flashing green.

Asked by: Gian
Hi Gian, A full charge should take 3-4 hours at room temperature, the power gauge on the battery will be a good indicator of when the battery is at full charge. Thank you, Ryobi Canada Team.
Answered by: The Ryobi Canada Team
Date published: 2021-02-19

The product overview says it has a "3 -inch clearing depth." That seems quite low. Is this correct?

Asked by: TetleyT
I think it’s a misprint - should be 13 inch - though I would not take this through 13 inch snow. It can handle half that pretty easily though so long as it’s not wet and heavy. 
Answered by: Tiger963
Date published: 2021-11-19

Hello, I recently purchased this snow blower and it kept turning off. It did this multiple times. There was no more than 2 inches of snow so this snow blower should have had no issues. The batteries were charged 100 percent. What could cause this?

Asked by: Adhawk08
Hi -Adhawk08, Thanks for reaching out to us. We are sorry to hear this product has caused an issue on your end. We want to ensure your are well taken care of and also aware this is not a common issue. Please ensure the product's handle bars are full extended and locked in their proper place. Sometimes if this process is not done properly it can cause the safety sensors to stop the machine from performing. If this issue still occurs you have a few options. (1) Call/go to your local Home Depot store to exchange this one for a new 21" Snow Blower. (2) contact our customer care team at 1-800-860-4050 where we will help you further. We hope all this information helps! Thanks, RYOBI Canada Team!
Answered by: The Ryobi Canada Team
Date published: 2021-02-26

Can I use 40 volt 6 amp battery’s from my lawnmower in the snowblower ?

Asked by: Abby
Hi Abby, Thanks for reaching out to us regarding the 40V 21-inch Brushless Cordless Electric Snow Blower. All of our 40V batteries work with all of our 40V tools, so as long the battery will physically fit in the battery compartment. For further information, please contact RYOBI Customer Support at 1-800-860-4050. Thanks, RYOBI Canada Team.
Answered by: The Ryobi Canada Team
Date published: 2022-09-23

Can this be used on a gravel driveway?

Asked by: JamesL
I have a half paved half gravel driveway. Works fine on the gravel part, I just had to be mindful to keep the front pointed up a bit to avoid throwing rocks on that part. Just can't expect to clear as much as on a flat/hard surface.
Answered by: mootinator
Date published: 2021-03-07
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