Best and Worst of Ryobi 40V Electric Lawn Equipment – Review

Best and Worst of Ryobi 40V Electric Lawn Equipment – Review

Mower, Chainsaw, String Trimmer, and Blower. Ryobi and Stihl battery powered lawn equipment put to work on a very familiar yard. This test was my first time using the Ryobi 40V mower and string trimmer, and close to the first time using a Stihl battery powered blower and Ryobi chainsaw. They performed on par with the stihl homeowners gas powered lawn equipment I have used in the past. However, handy this particular set is I wouldn’t rely on it for commercial use. Never storing gas, starting a loud motor or working on the engine were my top reasons to embrace electric. My dad and sister love it for the easy of use and light weight. on the down side the self propel on the mower was glitchy and the blade speed is slow leaving some uncut strands of grass. the trimmer is very unbalanced and chainsaw uses lots of battery. Despite the draw back electric equipment is the future and I would purchase and use it if I had a home…


  1. Louisiana-Creole Brutha on August 23, 2021 at 9:59 pm

    I bet this guy has a bung… Nice video my friend…

  2. J-Dog on August 23, 2021 at 10:03 pm

    "The self propeller fights you when you want to back it up"…all self propelled models do this??? Your criticisms are laughable, but when you said your preference is Stihl, I understand. I am going to say, that the electric (battery) powered equipment, did not look like it lacked power to get the job done. I think you are used to the "over-power" gas provides needlessly. Good video, I think had your dad bought the Stihl version of these products, you’d have been happier, and more impressed with virtually the same result. Cheers!

  3. jimstand on August 23, 2021 at 10:04 pm

    Act like a normal person. This Yo Yo YO shows that you are trying to act like a loser.

  4. s k on August 23, 2021 at 10:05 pm

    "heigth" wtf is wrong with you? The word is "height".

  5. chris melendez on August 23, 2021 at 10:06 pm

    I feel so cheated that you didn’t have an Aussie accent.

  6. Kevin Lengerhuis on August 23, 2021 at 10:07 pm

    Toros 60v 7.5 amp 22 inch recycler mower makes ryobi look like garbage. It has a metal deck, normal blade, and is way stronger.

  7. Jack Myhre on August 23, 2021 at 10:08 pm

    I’m not sure if you have a video but i really think you should try the 18v system my Ryobi lawn tools run for ever off the 4ah batteries

  8. WesTx Ranchin on August 23, 2021 at 10:10 pm

    @WalkaboutLife Stick with the Reviews/DIY videos! This is your niche.

  9. ben reber on August 23, 2021 at 10:14 pm

    My neighbor got one of these and couldn’t get it to work because the bag trigger wasn’t fully depressed as a safty. Easy fix. Two hours later they come over again asking to use my 8.75 horse 24” because the electric couldn’t take the tall thick grass we have. This is why I can’t give up my gas. Cheaper operation and more convent probably but does it have the power to weight ratio to get real work done not yet.

  10. Martin C on August 23, 2021 at 10:17 pm

    great review!! Thank you, I just ordered it.

  11. Love Bunny on August 23, 2021 at 10:17 pm

    You don’t need the self propelled, this mower is so light.

  12. Feng Lei on August 23, 2021 at 10:18 pm

    I own a lot of ryobo products and im happy with them, though for me i only wish batteries could last longer and charge quicker in addition i wish they would make the lawn mowers least up to 6 inches high when adjusting height. Lawn gets rather thick when it rains so many days in a row and pain to mow sometimes. Excellent video, very much enjoyed watching it.

  13. jackle842000 on August 23, 2021 at 10:19 pm

    Don’t forget, Ryobi makes stuff the others don’t in their line up. One example right off hand i don’t think anyone else has is a ground auger.

  14. Ron Damon on August 23, 2021 at 10:19 pm

    This review was rad bro….now i need to hug a tree….lol

  15. pghmoore on August 23, 2021 at 10:20 pm

    Ego is great

  16. jesse mcnabb on August 23, 2021 at 10:22 pm

    I run a commercial business with this equipment I have a total of 18 batteries and for lawn mowers that is battery operated Ryobi and numerous gas lawn mowers. Am I 3 years I am quite impressed with Ryobi and what I can do with it. It may not fit everyone else’s expectations but I make it do what it do

  17. Boring old Me on August 23, 2021 at 10:22 pm

    Thanks. I got the brushless weed eater and leaf blower together in a package. Leaf blower is not so impressive, but does the job alright. The weed eater kicks butt, but it is so heavy and I have a broken spine. For my mower I got the most wonderful and efficient one of all. a 12 inch path reeI mower. I chose the narrow path mower because the ground doesn’t have to be perfectly level and we always have wild chickens digging up the yard. Don’t have to worry about charging a battery or gas or oil and only cost $62.00. I bought 2 because I can”t walk much further than the mailbox. I have to use a wheelchair, but I can mow with that lightweight little thing using 1 arm all day long. It’s like pushing a walker, but easier. I have to switch arms frequently with the Ryobi weed eater but the battery dies before I quit once I get going. Battery lasts a long time! The leaf blower is extra heavy to me, too. Not gonna let that stop me, though. I need the Ryobi edger and pressure washer. I have to stop a lot and take breaks, but being a female over 55, and having a broken back, I can tell you. It hasn’t killed me yet, even though a couple of times I was sure it would. 😀

  18. Roger Tyler on August 23, 2021 at 10:24 pm

    I Like Electric Powered Everything.
    I Use a Cordless Drill Sander & Osscilating multi tool. & Cordless Vacum. I Just Love Cordless
    Tools. Cause Theres No Looking For Outlets

  19. Light of the Earth on August 23, 2021 at 10:24 pm

    I’m trying to get my backyard lush and green like yours. Can I ask you what type of grass you have and what part of the country you’re in? Thanks.

  20. Jim Keys on August 23, 2021 at 10:27 pm

    Nice job and much appreciated!

  21. henrycyan on August 23, 2021 at 10:30 pm

    It’s back-heavy because you’re using the lawnmover’s 6 amp battery kn the trimmer. The trimmer comes with a 2 or 4 amp smaller battery that’s a lot lighter.

  22. Jimmy Frost on August 23, 2021 at 10:30 pm

    Bro, great objective video and I use Ryobi 40v products.
    But you should research how they mine Cobalt in the Democratic Republic of the Congo-it’s pretty horrible. Poverty wages, child labor, etc.
    I would also STRONGLY urge you to wear approved safety glasses instead of regular sunglasses when using power equipment, especially your weed eater when edging.

  23. Rob Kopple on August 23, 2021 at 10:33 pm

    The video was fine until "home slice" started talking. Pass.

  24. Warren Schwartz on August 23, 2021 at 10:34 pm

    Why did you remove the guard from the trimmer? It’s good for a guard but also to bump and cut the string.

  25. Adam Longcor on August 23, 2021 at 10:38 pm

    I just want to say the production value on this video is off the charts! Did not expect this level of quality for a youtube video on some yard equipment. Thanks!

  26. Qrap's Vineyard se7ftw on August 23, 2021 at 10:43 pm

    How much did dad give u for doing the lawn…. 😀 and thanks for the video…I just bought a screwdriver and a Roybi… 😀

  27. Robert McCabe on August 23, 2021 at 10:44 pm

    that ryobi 40v blower is really powerful will put it up against the other one anyday

  28. jackle842000 on August 23, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    What i don’t get with the gas stuff is why they don’t just make it easy to drain the tank AND the carb! They could make it so that it only takes one minute or two to have one ready to store but they never do. I think they’re just hoping that gas will gum up and ruin it to get you to buy another myself. They could add that feature to a mower for about $10 more at the most per mower at the factory. But instead they want you to have to pull gas lines to drain the tank and have to run them over to get the gas out of the carburetor

  29. Detective HoodBruh on August 23, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    Well done 👍🏾 my friend I’m purchasing one ☝🏾 this exact one this weekend and from all my research plus your co-sign it sounds like a winner…especially with the quiet mantra and ease of the machine…”

  30. 4E1113 on August 23, 2021 at 10:49 pm

    What shoes do you have on here?

  31. Just Win on August 23, 2021 at 10:49 pm

    If you coud…can you do a vid on Ryobi’s dethatcher

  32. Brandon on August 23, 2021 at 10:49 pm

    240 for a electric blower? My 18v ryobi blower probably blows just as good and I paid $149 for blower and trimmer haha

  33. yer real daddy on August 23, 2021 at 10:49 pm

    Did you feel it was significantly lighter to maneuver than a 22 inch self propelled gas mower? Thank you for the video!

  34. ozatwar on August 23, 2021 at 10:51 pm

    1 1/2 inches is ridiculously high for the lowest setting.

  35. Stephen Moss on August 23, 2021 at 10:54 pm

    I’d like to see you do a video comparing the EGO battery mower vs the Ryobi.

  36. Bryan Anderson on August 23, 2021 at 10:55 pm

    Needs a haircut

  37. Todd on August 23, 2021 at 10:56 pm

    This dude is a legend.

  38. stratmaster5 on August 23, 2021 at 10:56 pm

    I have the non self propelled version. I walk faster then it pulls. Anyway had it for 4 seasons and no problems. The only reasons I switched was. One : the heat coming out the gas mower was unbearable. I would have to change my clothes immediately when done. You could actually ring water out of them like they were taken out of the washer before the spin cycle. Two: the noise. The Ryobi is soooooooo much quieter!! Didn’t give a crab about the environment 😕

  39. James Lyons on August 23, 2021 at 10:58 pm

    *I bought two of these to double-team a 2/3 acre plot with my friend.🚜 **** We used to use a mowing service, but $140/month was adding up fast. We needed lawn equipment, and rather than spend $1200 on a cheap ridable mower, we spent the same amount with GreenWorks on two of these mowers, four 2AH batteries, two rechargers, a blower and a trimmer. I’m glad I did. These mowers are easy to push, plow through thick grass, can be used at night due to their low noise, are effortless to start, don’t stink of gas, and I love always having a charged battery available. I’ve found that a battery can fully charge before I drain a battery (~45 minutes), so the two of us never have to stop. We get our yard done in about 1.5 hours and hardly break a sweat. We have been mowing weekly and actually enjoy doing it, despite the two of us claiming we hated mowing grass. Seems we only disliked the inconveniences that gas-powered equipment bring. Thank you GreenWorks for making lawn care fun for us.*

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