Ryobi 80V Battery Platform Introduces a 30-inch Self-Propelled Lawn Mower
At the Gear Expo (formerly GIE) in Louisville, Kentucky, we had the opportunity to witness a wide array of the latest Outdoor Power Equipment (OPE) offerings from renowned brands. One of the highlights was Ryobi’s unveiling of their newest addition to the 80V lawn care lineup. The Ryobi RYPM8010 80V 30-Inch Self-Propelled Lawn Mower introduces significant enhancements to the brand’s existing range of walk-behind mowers.
Ryobi 80V Self-Propelled Lawn Mower: A Remarkable Innovation
This innovative mower represents Ryobi’s first venture into manufacturing an 80V walk-behind mower. Until now, the 80V system mainly comprised ride-on mowers. By introducing a 30-inch walk-behind mower, Ryobi has increased the versatility of their tools while maintaining compatibility with the existing battery.
Ryobi 80V Self-Propelled Lawn Mower Battery
The 10Ah 80V suitcase-style battery offers greater capacity (720Wh) compared to the 40V slide-on battery packs used in Ryobi’s other mowers. With a full charge, users can expect up to 90 minutes of runtime, surpassing the next highest-capacity model, the Whisper Series 21-inch CrossCut mower, by an additional 20 minutes.
Blade Design and Cutting Width
Employing multiple crosscutting blades, Ryobi has engineered this mower to deliver a powerful cut. It features four blades arranged in two stacked sets that slightly overlap. Essentially, users benefit from the performance of a pair of smaller CrossCut stacked blades. This side-by-side stack design enables superior cut quality compared to using individual, high-quality blades.
Moreover, the mower boasts an exceptional cutting width of 30 inches. This impressive capacity sets it apart as a battery-powered walk-behind mower, with the only other known offering currently being the Greenworks Commercial 82V 30-Inch Mower, also unveiled at this year’s Equip Expo.
Covering and Bagging
Ryobi has made mulching or bagging a breeze for users. By simply turning the lever on top of the deck, they can select a desired mode or switch between modes, opening or blocking access to the rear bagger. This eliminates the need for removable mulch plugs and mitigates the potential for complications or misplacement.
Cutting Height Adjustment and Storage
The Ryobi 80V Self-Propelled Lawn Mower features a convenient single-lever cutting height adjustment system. Users can effortlessly raise or lower the blade, making it easy to achieve the perfect cutting height. Additionally, the mower’s double locking side rails ensure stability during operation, delivering a precise and even cut without requiring separate levers for each wheel.
When the mowing session comes to an end, users can fold down the handle of the Ryobi 80V Self-Propelled Lawn Mower for compact storage. Simply pull up on the handle release lever and push the handle down onto the mower body to activate this space-saving feature.
- Single-point height adjustment
- Integrated mulch plug, activated with a simple lever flip
Ryobi RYPM8010 80V Self-Propelled Lawn Mower Price
The Ryobi RYPM8010 lawn mower package will include an 80V 10Ah battery and an 80V super charger. While specific pricing details are not yet available to the public, more information will be disclosed prior to its launch in 2023. As with all Ryobi products, the mower will be exclusively available at The Home Depot.
Manufactured at Ryobi’s Anderson, South Carolina facility, the Ryobi RYPM8010 marks the first 80V product to be made in the United States using global materials.
“Ryobi has positioned itself uniquely in the market with its 80V product line. Homeowners with lawns ranging from 1/2-acre to 1-acre might find a 30-inch walk-behind mower more cost-effective and advantageous compared to a ride-on mower. Simultaneously, professional crews often rely on walk-behind mowers to access areas that larger riders cannot, such as fenced lawns. In typical Ryobi fashion, the team has established a niche between residential and commercial lawn care sectors, appealing to value-conscious professionals as they transition from gas to battery power.” – Kenny Koehler, Managing Editor, Pro Tool Reviews
- Model: RYPM8010
- Cutting width: 30 inches
- Maximum run time: 90 minutes
- Voltage: 80V