Ryobi has announced a new 18V One+ cordless telescoping pole pump kit, which can transfer water at up to 15 gallons per minute.
Ryobi says that their new cordless pole pump is ideal for plumbing, irrigation, recreational, and other aquatic transfer applications.
Basically, you stick it in a hole to pump out water.
The telescoping pump can reach up to 3.5 feet underwater, and it features a 24-foot head height.
It features a removable mud filer and sediment strainer, allowing users to pump dirty water with less risk of clogging the pump.
Ryobi bundles the pump with a 3-foot discharge hose, and also a garden hose adapter.
Ryobi says the garden hose adapter can be used to easily water plants or connect a sprinkler as an at-home irrigation system.
The pump features auto shutdown, for when no water is detected, with 3 user-set options of 5, 10, 15 minutes.
Key Features & Specs
- 15 gallons per minute transfer rate
- Auto shutdown
- 3′ discharge hose
- Standard 3/4″ garden hose adapter
- 24′ max head height
- Removable filters
- Water-resistant sealed battery compartment
- LED light
- Water barrel hook for use in a rain barrel
- Also includes 1″ and 1.5″ barbed hose adapters
The kit, RY20UP022KVNM, comes with a charger and 18V 2.0Ah battery.
The kit is said to be coming soon to Home Depot.
Update – Runtime Expectations
Ryobi says that users can expect 21 minutes of runtime with the included 2Ah battery. By extension, this should mean approximately 42 minutes of runtime with a 4Ah battery.
The new Ryobi cordless pole pump looks to be very different from the new Milwaukee M12 stick transfer pump, but similar enough in function that it seems natural to compare the two.
To start off, the Ryobi is an 18V tool and the Milwaukee a 12V Max-class tool. This allows it to achieve higher performance specs.
The Ryobi has a 3.5-foot telescoping depth, the Milwaukee has a 3-foot submersible aluminum barrel. The Ryobi has a 24-foot head height, and the Milwaukee 15-foot head height. The Ryobi pumps up to 15 gallons of water per minute, and the Milwaukee up to 9 gallons per minute when equipped with an XC 4Ah battery.
The Ryobi’s telescoping pole should allow for more compact storage. Ryobi’s pump also has an enclosed battery compartment and a hook for resting it on the edge of a rain barrel. They also give you a discharge hose and several adapters and hose fittings.
You get a battery and charger included in the $179 kit price.
Milwaukee’s M12 transfer pump looks to be more compact, and I’m assuming it’s lighter, but the Ryobi is different enough to make this a tough comparison. If you’re set on a battery platform, that could make the decision for you, but if you’re not, the choice between Milwaukee M12 or Ryobi 18V could be a difficult one.