Ryobi RY40230A Brushless 40V Attachment Capable Power Head

Ryobi has upgraded their tried and true brushed 40v attachment capable powerhead to a new brushless unit that’s sure to provide users with more power and better runtimes.

My thoughts:

Ryobi has had their RY40225 40v attachment capable power head on the market for several years now, but apparently it wasn’t good enough so they upgraded it with a brushless motor for better performance, longer motor life, and longer runtimes. It slightly resembles their 18v brushless string trimmer in the overall shape, but this unit should have much better performance and the ability to use different attachments is a big advantage.


Gas-like power you want, attachment capability you need. This RYOBI trimmer has a brushless motor for maximum power and durability. For fast and simple reloads, this unit is equipped with the REEL EASY bump feed head with speed winder, that can be reloaded in 60 seconds or less. The variable speed trigger and 2-speed switch deliver increased control for any application. The adjustable 13 in. – 15 in. cutting width allows you to optimize your trimmer for increased run time or a wider cut swath. This lightweight and well-balanced design also has an adjustable front handle for user comfort. The battery and charger that are included are compatible with over 25 tools on the Ryobi 40-Volt system. All backed by a 5-year warranty.


  • Works with all Ryobi 40-Volt lithium-ion batteries
  • Attachment Capable: Works with Ryobi Expand-It and Trimmerplus Attachments
  • Brushless motor for maximum power, runtime and durability
  • Variable speed with 2-speed trigger for more control
  • Adjustable front handle for user comfort
  • 5 year warranty


  • Voltage: 40v
  • Battery compatibility: all Ryobi 40v batteries
  • Speed control: Variable speed trigger and 2 speed switch
  • Compatible attachments: pole saw, string trimmer, tiller, edger, hedge trimmer, power broom, blower, snow blower, and brush blade
  • Warranty: 5 years
  • Price at the time of writing: unfortunately at the time writing this unit is not available as a bare tool, but it is already showing up in several different kits with other Ryobi 40v tools and batteries

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I was given a tester set of Ryobi Expand-It products and overall I really like them. I had been using the 18v line prior which was great when being able to use the same battery platform. There are a few components like the jet blower that feel forced though. Overall, the power and better run time are a great upgrade from what I’ve used!

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