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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

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Ordering Information

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Catalog Number Model No. Description Weight
lb. kg
42948 WD1855EX  16 Gallon Contractor Wet/Dry Vac 
  • 72952 - Fine Dust 3-Layer Pleated Paper Filter
  • 72932 - 2 1/2" Crevice Tool - VT2502
  • 72937 - 2 1/2" Blower/Car Nozzle (VT2503)
  • 72902 - 2 1/2" Extension Wand - VT2508
  • 72907 - 2 1/2" Utility Nozzle - VT2509
  • 72912 - 2 1/2" Wet Nozzle - VT2510
  • 72897 - 2 1/2" x 7' Universal Vac Hose (VT2520)
  • 72927 - Muffler/Diffuser - VT2525
WD1851EX WD1855EX  VAC, WD1851EX 16 GALLON PRO 
16 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac With Cart is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 394.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Product beats shop vac of modern day I bought this vac for stripping floors. Anyone that has done it know a it's ruff on equipment. This vac has done 4 floors each over 2000sqft . It has very good suction so much so that it works perfect on uneven floors even. Also there wet attachment has squgee that does wonders. Wish I had got along time ago . Saved so much time. There are ones for this job that could do better but there min price is 600 .
Date published: 2018-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works as advertised. Very good wet/dry vac. Easy to use. Could use a longer hose.
Date published: 2018-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Vacuum It was easy to assemble and the directions are written well and easy to follow. It rolls around very easily and the built in cart and accessory pouch makes it nice to store them. The big wheels are a plus making it easier to get over obstacles. For it being a 16 gallon unit it really doesn't take up as much floor space as I originally thought it would. It's really nice having a 20 foot cord as well. Along with having a place on the handle gives it a nice way to secure the cord out of the way. I think it was well designed and thought out to be user friendly. Other vacs I have had have been top heavy and liked to roll over when the tiny casters would hit something. I like the way the newer filter system is too. It's Nice to pop it on and off instead of unscrewing or twisting the hold down.
Date published: 2018-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Like the design I’ve always had a craftsman shop vac; and it’s been a good one. It’s about 20yrs old and still going strong! I needed a new shop vac and since all my newer tools are ridgid and have had good result; why mess with the formula. I love the upright handle and the bag for the accessories; although I haven’t put it on yet. Seems to have descent power and I’ve only got one issue. I use the squeegee a lot and I like the old design ones. They seem to have a more open design; this one, along with all the ones I’m finding are designed with a lot of plastic on the bottom and it restricts the amount of fluid that can be squeegied up! That’s the only negative that I can see. I hope it last me along time!
Date published: 2018-06-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Power Cord The power cord wraps around the axel, backside of the wheels. This is an inconvenience to have to stop and clear the cord.
Date published: 2018-05-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Big and Powerful In the spectrum of shop vacuums, this Rigid model is priced near the middle of the pack. I’ve only used it once, but I was impressed with its power and the moderate noise level. I also have a much smaller Craftsman that is much louder by comparison. My only complaint concerns the hose and attachments. The hose is very stiff, although that will probably relax with age. However, in use, the extensions were prone to separate from each other as well as the hose. I’ll figure out a way to prevent that, but it would be helpful if the manufacturer included a positive lock in the design. Nevertheless, I am happy with the vacuum and expect it will provide good service for years to come.
Date published: 2018-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features and Great addition to both the shop and home The power is great. The ease of use for both the workshop and the rest of the house. Also the noise level is manageable.
Date published: 2018-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value For what it is, the vacuum runs very quietly. Suction is amazing, but it is a clean filter. I bought it for a secondary vacuum because it was light weight and relatively low cost (good shop vacs are in four figures). Its a bit cumbersome to dump but I could see that before I chose to buy. Those big wheels make moving it around very easy. It does eat up a little more floor space than many vacuums but thats the cost of the desirable features. The cord gets a little warm after extended use because the motor sucks up a lot of amps. That's to be expected with the 14 gauge cord.
Date published: 2018-05-09
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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: 2017-11-29
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