Ryobi is launching a new 40V HP cordless pressure washer, RY40306BTLVNM, which will deliver up to 2000 PSI and 1.2 GPM, and matching the performance of like-sized corded electric models.
The new Ryobi cordless pressure washer features a brushless motor and is part of their “Whisper Series” of tools. It operates at 57 dB and is said to be “81% quieter than a gas pressure washer.”
Ryobi has cordless power cleaners, such as their 18V HP EZClean models, but as far as I have seen this is their first full-size pressure washer. There are big differences in size, pressure, and water flow.
Update: Ryobi launched a similar-looking 1500 PSI model in 2022.
For instance, Ryobi’s 18V HP EZClean cordless power cleaner delivers up to 600 PSI and 0.7 GPM, while the new 40V model can spray up to 2000 PSI and 1.2 GPM. In other words, the new pressure washer moves much more water at much higher pressure than cordless power cleaners.
As mentioned, based on specs, the new Ryobi cordless pressure washer looks to perform on-par with like-sized electric models, but without having to deal with AC outlets and extension cords.
The pressure washer comes with a trigger handle, spray wand, 25′ non-marring high pressure hose, 10′ siphon hose, 3 nozzles (15°, soap, turbo), and a self-priming adapter.
It can draw water from either a connected water hose, or the siphon hose, which can be dropped into a bucket of clean water or any other fresh water source.
Key Features & Specs
- Delivers up to 2000 PSI and 1.2 GPM
- Garden hose connection
- Siphon hose for use with bucket or other fresh water source
- 3 adjustable pressure settings (1000 to 2000 PSI)
- (2) active battery ports
- Telescoping handle
- Large wheels for mobility
- Spray wand with 1/4″ quick-connect nozzle coupler
- On-board accessory storage
- 6″ wheels
- Weighs 21.5 lbs (tool-only), ~33 lbs with batteries
- 5-year tool warranty
Runtime expectations with 2x 6Ah batteries: 45 minutes on low mode, 27 minutes on medium, 20 on high.
Price: $449 (tool-only)
ETA: Spring 2023
The pressure washer will be available exclusively at Home Depot.
Update: The new 2000 PSI pressure washer will be sold alongside an existing similar-looking 40V 1500 PSI model, which as of the time of this posting retails at $629 for a kit with 2x 6Ah batteries and a charger,
Ryobi press materials mention “(2) active battery ports.” Does this mean that it can automatically switch between batteries when one is depleted, or does it require two 40V batteries to operate?
If it requires two batteries to operate, that would greatly raise the entry price for newcomers to Ryobi’s 40V cordless power tool system.
The pressure washer has a $449 starting price, and if you need two batteries and a charger, that’s another $449 for the 2x 6Ah starter kit. If you get a 4Ah single battery starter kit ($229) and second 4Ah or 5Ah battery ($189), that’s still $418.
However, existing Ryobi 40V cordless outdoor power tool users might find the tool-only price to be more accessible.
Still, it’s great to see Ryobi expanding their 40V line, especially in a direction most other cordless power tool brands haven’t stepped towards or even looked at yet.
Ryobi replied: Only 1 battery is required for operation. 2 active battery ports simply means the customer can use either port if they only have 1 battery available. All sizes of 40V batteries fit into this tool.
That makes sense, and with runtime claims of 20 minutes on high and 45 on low with 2x 6Ah batteries, I can understand why there are 2 battery ports.
Additionally, Ryobi says that this model will be sold alongside the existing model. In other words, they will offer both 1500 PSI and 2000 PSI pressure washer models in the 40V cordless platform.