Establishing and maintaining order in the area around the country house, and especially in the garden, worries every owner living on his land. Even in summer, if dust remains on the paths, then after the rain it turns into dirt, which cannot but spoil the mood. And already in the autumn, if at least a small number of trees grow on your site, then a blockage from foliage, needles and related plant residues is provided to you. How to get rid of it without much effort, and at the same time clean the lawns and flower beds from plant debris, in which various harmful insects strive to winter comfortably? And during a long snowy winter, in addition to everything, I would like the paths, porch and terraces to be easily and quickly cleared of snow.
Most interestingly, one tool is perfect for solving all these problems - an air blower. These devices have appeared relatively recently, but the number of their fans is growing uncontrollably, although some consider blowers to be just another toy for adults. Of course, there may be a blower and a toy, but you must admit that coping with unpleasant and difficult problems playfully is better than suffering from them and constantly complaining about their presence.
Blowers for women and men
Probably the main difference between different models of blowers is the type of drive used for operation. A distinction is made between electric and gasoline blowers.
Electric models of blowers seem to have been specially invented for women's hands - they are compact and convenient, quite light in weight, easy to use, they do not need to use any additional gasoline and oil mixtures. In addition, such models are quite silent and do not harm the ecological system on your site.
Attention! The disadvantage associated with the use of electric blowers is obvious - such units are tightly tied to an electrical outlet and will require at least the purchase of a high-quality extension cord, which will have to be carried everywhere with you.
Gasoline blowers, if they can be called a toy, are only for the stronger sex. Indeed, gasoline blower models are much heavier in weight than their electric counterparts. But it's not only that. To start a gasoline blower, you need at least the most minimal, but knowledge of technology. It will require regular maintenance work using special materials. And the noise from the operation of a gasoline blower is so strong that the use of headphones is highly recommended. However, most men will still choose a gasoline blower due to its power, versatility and portability. Moreover, there is no need to be tied to an electric wire, which is especially important if you suddenly need to use a blower where there is no electricity at all or there are frequent interruptions with it. Gasoline models will also be able to cope with almost any task assigned to them and work as long as required without much overheating.
It is for this reason that professional workers usually choose gasoline blowers for work. In addition, for comfortable operation, modern gasoline models are equipped with an anti-vibration system, which significantly reduces vibration from a running engine. For more powerful blowers that are distinguished by their greater weight, a system of special holders in the form of a knapsack is provided, with the help of which the unit is easily fixed on the shoulders and, reducing the load on the hands, frees them for work.
Riobi's products cause controversy among both professionals and ordinary users of garden equipment. Starting its activities in Japan back in 1943 as a manufacturer of casting for the Japanese industry, today Ryobi specializes in three areas at once - the production of printing machines, precision casting and construction and garden tools.
Perhaps for this, or perhaps for another reason, the quality of the instrument often causes criticism from consumers and reviews of Ryobi equipment are far from always positive.
Nevertheless, Ryobi gasoline tools are quite reliable. In addition, the latest Ryobi models incorporate a variety of innovations that allow Ryobi blowers to compete in performance and sometimes even outperform some well-known European counterparts.
Model Ryobi rbl26bp
The Ryobi rbl26bp gasoline blower is a powerful garden cleaning tool and is part of a series of high-quality household products under the PowrXT brand, developed in 2013. What are the advantages of this Ryobi technology?
- The engine belongs to the Heavy Duty category and has improved performance with a double-bearing crankshaft that is capable of delivering high torque and power.
- The technology reduces engine emissions to nearly 49% below standard, which is beneficial to the environment when operating the blower.
- Ergonomic backpack frame with airtight rear padding that balances the unit and facilitates extended blower operation.
- 3 year blower warranty.
- Additional features that are usually only found in professional blower models.
All the main technical characteristics of this blower are listed in the table below. It is only worth noting the fact that its gas tank is made of a translucent material and this makes it easy to control the level of gasoline consumption.
Important! All major blower controls are located directly on the handle for increased ease of use.
Ryobi rbl26bp 3001815
Ryobi rbl42bp 3001879
Ryobi rbv26b 3002353
Engine power hp / kW
0,9 / 0,65
2,5 / 1,84
1 / 0,75
Functions, device type
Blowing, suction, grinding, with shoulder strap
Engine displacement, cubic meters cm
Maximum air speed, m / s / km / h
80,56 / 290
83 / 300
88 / 320
Maximum air volume / productivity cubic meter / hour
Gas tank volume, l
Model Ryobi rbl42p
According to company policy, even this powerful Ryobi rbl42bp petrol backpack blower belongs more to household tools, but at the same time it belongs to the same premium PowrXT series as the previous model.
But its technical data, which you can see in the above table, is impressive. The high performance of the blower, 864 cubic meters per hour, was achieved by a combination of motor power and a well-thought-out design of the scroll and blower fan. The Ryobi rbl42bp blower has only one bend, while most similar models have two. The result is a smaller drop in power and airflow.
Attention! In performance tests, this Ryobi model outperforms other more expensive and professional blower models.
Model Ryobi rbv26b
The main feature of the Ryobi rbv26b gasoline blower with code 3002353 is that it is also a vacuum cleaner and a chopper.
It is most convenient to use it first as a blower, blowing leaves and other plant debris into heaps, then switch the mode to suction and collect all the debris in the supplied 50 liter bag. And from the bag, get ready-made crushed material and use it for the manufacture of organic fertilizer or for compost. The Ryobi rbv26b has a 12: 1 crushing ratio for plant debris.
Attention! One of the advantages of this blower model is the presence of a constant speed control system under load.
Since Ryobi gasoline blowers appeared relatively recently on the Russian market, there are still few reviews on these units, but in general, the products are of interest.
Dmitry, 32 years old, Lipetsk
We bought a Ryobi rbl42bp blower last year and, frankly, did not even expect it to be such a powerful unit. Ryobi itself is unfamiliar to me, I have never bought any of its products before. My wife liked that the blower had half the harmful emissions. Well, I like that he manages to drive even pieces of tiles and bricks off the path. On the lawn, he sweeps away wet leaves, though with difficulty, for which, according to rumors, no blower is suitable. A heavy apparatus and noisy, of course, but it works like a beast, and it's worth it.
Mikhail, 26 years old, Volokolamsk
I love these devices, and here I could not pass by when I saw the Ryobi rbv26b blower-vacuum cleaner on sale. At the dacha, instead of wielding a broom, he quickly swept everything into several heaps, sucked it in, and into the trash can. Ryobi copes well with needles and cones, but it does not crush everything, but only those that have already opened. But I don't really need this garbage, but my parents, on the other hand, if they want to use it for its intended purpose, then the shredding function will come in handy.
Such interesting devices for facilitating work in the garden and in the yard, like blowers, cannot but arouse curiosity. And what is interesting, quite budget models also do a good job of their duties. Therefore, take a closer look at this new product, maybe they will also interest you.