A Review of This Ryobi ZRRY09050
In addition to its lineup of trimmers, pressure washers and mowers, Ryobi’s ZRRY09050 — occasionally known more simply as the Ryobi RY09050 — functions as a entry-level leaf blower, mulcher and vacuum combo. The company replaced the 09050 with a late-model leaf blower, but budget-conscious green thumbs can still nab a refurbished 09050 from numerous home-and-garden retailers on the internet. Finally, it is up to you to critique this leaf blower according to your own personal needs, preferences and budget — making an educated choice, but behooves both you and your lawn.
A low-emission, two-cycle, 26cc engine powers the Ryobi ZRRY09050. A cordless, gas-powered blower, the 09050 sets out air speeds of 200 mph. This version, which also functions as a vacuum and mulcher, has a mulch ratio of 12:1, meaning it could mulch about 12 bags of dry leaves down to one bag after vacuuming. As a handheld blower, the 09050 clocks in at 9.5 lbs.
Along with its baseline features, this handheld blower includes a SoundGuard exhaust, which uses a tube to help lower noise output. The ZRRY09050 includes both sweeper-style and high-velocity nozzle attachments to tackle different jobs. The 09050 also comes with a Ryboi StartEasy innovative starting system to get a quicker start-up time. Likewise, the blower’s variable-speed starter sports cruise control, another feature that caters to ease of operation.
As of February, 2014, 80 customers at online tool merchant CPO provide the Ryobi ZRRY09050 an average rating of four out of five stars. These consumers give the blower high marks for its ease of use, compact form factor and power output, although the tool’s small group of detractors actually claim it lacks electricity. Amazon.com buyers flip in similar testimonials, with 58 customers rating the 09050 in three out of five stars.
Past the 09050
As the ZRRY09050 replaced the Ryobi RYORZR08510 foliage, the Ryobi RY09056 succeeds the 09050. This similar version retains the 09050’s ability to blowoff, mulch and vacuum, and it also comes with a low-emission, two-cycle engine along with also a 12:1 mulch ratio. Much like the 09050, the 09056 weighs 9.5 lbs. However, this newer version lowers the maximum output velocity from 200 mph to 150 mph.