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16 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac With Cart

WD1851

16 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac With Cart

WD1851

This RIDGID 16 gallon high performance wet dry vacuum is designed to deliver the powerful suction, large capacity, rugged construction, unique features and excellent mobility that pro's demand for jobsite or shop. The powerful 6.5 peak horsepower motor easily handles the toughest jobsite clean-up tasks. A 3-layer fine dust filter, VF5000 captures drywall dust. Moving up and down steps or across rough terrain is a snap with the large diameter, fixed rear wheels. Add a top handle with a cord wrap, heavy duty 2-piece drum construction, an accessory storage bag attached to a quick release handle plus patented Scroll Noise Reduction for quiet operation and you’ve got a wet dry vac that meets the demands of a Pro.

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Features

  • 6.5 Peak HP Motor – Powerful suction picks up about 1 gallon of water per second
  • Scroll Noise Reduction® is a patented feature that provides quiet operation by precisely controlling the flow of air through the vac
  • Sturdy Cart, Push Handle, & Large Rear Wheels act together allowing the vac to travel easily up & down steps and across rough terrain
  • Quick Release Accessory Storage Bag keeps accessories close at hand but is quickly removable to make emptying debris from drum quick and easy
  • 2-Piece Drum Provides improved, more rugged construction to meet the higher demands found on the job site
  • 3-layer Fine Dust Filter captures fine dust particles such as dry wall dust
  • 7' Dual-Flex® Locking Hose resists collapsing and adds 180˚ flexibility at both hose ends. Hose locks onto vac for uninterrupted cleaning
  • Large Carry Handle allows easy lifting of vac into service vehicle
  • Long 20’ Cord wraps neatly around carry handle
  • Powerful exhaust airstream can be directed through the vac hose to blow debris from garages, decks, and sidewalks

Specifications

Drum Size 16 Gallons (US)
Cord Length 20’
U.L. Listed Yes
Replacement Filters VF3502, VF5000, VF6000, VF7000
Accessory Size 2-1/2"
Shipping Weight 32.8 lbs.
Net Weight 28.2 lbs.

Motor

Peak HP 6.5
Air Watts 306
Voltage 120
CFM 203
Amps 12.0

Support Documents

16 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac With Cart is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 304.
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from This product comes with alot if useful attachments I've only had this Vac a short time & it's an excellent product thus far & highly recommend it. The storage bag is great for the attachments but would like to see a better way to store the hose. Also there is no where to store the hose extension poles
Date published: 2017-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shop vac - worth every penny! Great shop vac - worth every penny! Works great, lots of accessories. Loads of power, suction. Would definitely recommend!
Date published: 2017-09-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great, with one small flaw This unit is powerful and quiet. I think it's actually more quite that our normal house vac. It packs itself full of debris and still maintains suction. My only complaint is that the handle bar on the unit is very difficult to remove. This makes emptying the unit very difficult if you can't get the handle off. I'm finding myself leaving the handle disconnected and buried on the shelf in my garage which means that the attachment bag is laying there as well.
Date published: 2017-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Power You want powerful suction, then this is definitely meant for you.... and the wheels on the back so far have went everywhere i needed it to..... best and last shop vac I'll ever own....
Date published: 2017-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product has great features This product is holding up nicely during our house renovation project that is ending up to be much more intensive than we ever expected/planned. Would definitely recommend it to others.
Date published: 2017-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from None Work better than a Craftman wet and dry vacuum . I'll recommend this to all my friends
Date published: 2017-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very sturdy machine I needed a machine that would move about easily, and this one does just that with the cart style design. I could use the handle to be a little higher, but it's still a lot better than bending down to scoop my old style Shop Vac around. The hose is more durable yet swivels at both ends! Lots of power/suction. Has a cloth basket at the top for storage of attachments, and the back bottom area has a place to store the tubes or hose (which really doesn't fit there on both ends). The tubes fit easily and hold in place. I definitely recommend this wet/dry vac with cart.
Date published: 2017-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very powerful and moves easily so far with the short amount of time I've used the product everything works great. has much more power then my 5 horse ridged shop vac
Date published: 2017-08-21
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what is the max lift and CFM of this vac

Asked by: RickG
20 pounds, maybe more. CFM 160
Answered by: papabob3247
Date published: 2017-09-06

I have the WD16650 model and want to know if a filter bag is made for it?

Asked by: Bakodude
Yes the make filter bags for the wd166
Answered by: Colt
Date published: 2017-09-06

Pressure

If a airwatts are 0.117354 * (CFM) * (inches water), then do I calculate correctly that this model no. WD1851 will lift water 12.8 inches high? 306 watts * (1/0.117354) * (1/203 CFM) = 12.8 inches of water I feel like that number is way too low - I'm sure your product lifts water more than 1 foot high! I may have the calculation wrong or the pressure may be specified another way. What do the units of "G/h" mean? Besides, it seems like an odd coincidence that this is almost exactly the inches for model WD4070 when the WD4070 is rated 5.0 peak HP and the model on this page is rated 6.5 peak HP. Thank you for the help.
Asked by: Jacob
You are right it would lift water more like 10 ft.
Answered by: Gasman1
Date published: 2017-09-06

I registered my vac and I was wondering if that means it is now under warranty? Or do I have to call the number to do that?

Asked by: Crystal
Hi Crystal, RIDGID Wet/Dry Vacs come with a lifetime warranty against manufacturing and material defects from the date of purchase. There's is no need to call to activate the warranty. If you have any further questions or concerns, feel free to call us at 1-800-4-RIDGID (1-800-474-3443) or you may send your email to [email protected] Regards, RIDGID
Answered by: RIDGIDvacs
Date published: 2017-09-06

Where is this manufactured and is possible to attach 2 hoses together to extend the range

Asked by: TamE
Dear TamE, Our 16 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac With Cart (WD1856) is manufactured in Reynosa, Mexico. You can definitely connect 2 hoses together for longer reach. You may purchase another hose (VT2520) and a hose-to-hose connector (included with the VT1755) to join the two 2 1/2" hoses. I hope this meets your needs. Have a wonderful day. If you have any further questions or concerns, feel free to call us at 1-800-4-RIDGID (1-800-474-3443) or you may send your email to [email protected] Regards, RIDGID
Answered by: RIDGIDvacs
Date published: 2017-09-06
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