Select a Country
  • {{country.Text}}
Select a Language

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.

Show Less
Read More

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
  • Included locking accessories secure all attachments from hose to tool.

Specifications

Drum Size 16 Gallons (US)
Cord Length 20 ft.
Accessory Size 2-1/2" Locking
Net Weight 28.2 lbs.
Built-In Accessory Storage Yes
Built-In Drain Yes
Casters Yes
Includes Vac, Locking Wet Nozzle, Locking Utility Nozzle, Locking Car Nozzle, Locking Crevice Tool, Diffuser, Hose, 2 Locking Extension Wands, Fine Dust Filter
Reconditioned No
Returnable 90-Day
Filter Type Cartridge
Included Filter VF5000
U.L. Listed Yes

Motor

Peak HP 6.5
Air Volume (CFM)  172
Amps 12.0
Voltage 120

Support Documents

Ordering Information

Ordering Information

{{model}}
Catalog Number Model No. Description Weight
lb. kg
42948 WD1855EX  16 Gallon Contractor Wet/Dry Vac 
  • 72952 - VF5000 Fine Dust 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 
2 1/2" Accessories
{{model}}
Catalog Number Model No. Description Weight
lb. kg
72887 VT 2501  2 1/2" Dusting Brush (VT2501) 
72902 VT 2508  2 1/2" Extension Wand - VT2508 
72907 VT 2509  2 1/2" Utility Nozzle - VT2509 
72912 VT 2510  2 1/2" Wet Nozzle - VT2510 
72922 VT 2514  2 1/2" Floor Brush - VT2514 
72932 VT 2502  2 1/2" Crevice Tool - VT2502 
72937 VT 2503  2 1/2" Blower/Car Nozzle (VT2503) 
Kits/Hoses/Etc.
{{model}}
Catalog Number Model No. Description Weight
lb. kg
24608 VT 2570  4X Pro Hose Replacement (VT2570) 
31743 VT 1755  3 Piece Adapter Kit  
32703 VT 2575  Heavy Duty Cleaning Kit: 12 Piece Kit w/Stainless Steel Extension Wands (VT2575)  9.80  4.40 
41598 VT 2561  Filter Nut/Drain Cap Combo (VT2561) 
41603 VT 2571  Turbo "Beater Bar" Kit (VT2571) 
72897 VT 2520  2 1/2" x 7' Universal Vac Hose (VT2520) 
16 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac With Cart is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 476.
  • y_2019, m_3, d_22, h_20
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_2.0.11
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_476
  • loc_en, sid_36, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=FEATURED, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_ridgid
  • bvseo_sdk, net_sdk, 3.2.0.0
  • CLOUD, getAggregateRating, 15ms
  • REVIEWS, PRODUCT
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good value for the money Good shop vacuum for the money, Well put together. Easy to use.
Date published: 2019-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everything you need in a vacuum This wet/dry vac is very powerful, not too loud, and come with tons of extras. I also purchased the auto detailing kit which was the perfect addition to this machine. It is very large to store but definitely worth it!!
Date published: 2019-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best features in this product are the rear wheeles and dolly handle Great dolly style to pull it up stairs full of water and not have to worry about large spills
Date published: 2019-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from They got this one right I have used shop vacs for 50 years, and the Ridgid design is one that gets it right. As a wood shop teacher, I have seen a lot of models come and go under hard use. For the price, the Ridgid vac has the features, quality and power that vacuums costing double or triple the cost do not match. It is very powerful, well made and designed, and easy to use, clean and adapt to multiple use needs. You won't go wrong with this one!
Date published: 2019-02-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good features low power. Has many nice tools that work very well but this Vac does not have the power promised. I have several other vacs that say they have the same power as the Ridgid and they out perform the Ridgid for power. I purchased the Ridgid as they have some outstanding claims. I have used other Ridgid products such as battery operated drills and drivers and they are great. Vacs just not be their specialty.
Date published: 2019-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very quiet and powerful The power of this vacuum is perfect for my shop. I attach it to any cutting tool I'm working with. The powerful suction and attachments are great for cleaning all areas of my shop. For the size and power it is very quiet. The mobility of the cart is a great feature.
Date published: 2019-01-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from absolutely no where to store your attachments great vacuum, great power.. very durable... but there is absolutely nowhere to store your attachments... get the new NXT version. this one will have you looking for your attachments. you pay $160 for a vacuum and cant store your attachments... pitiful. im returning this one and getting a NXT model
Date published: 2019-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product! This product works great, I use it in my shop to keep it keen and it completes the task easily. At a great price!
Date published: 2019-01-10
  • y_2019, m_3, d_22, h_20
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_2.0.11
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_476
  • loc_en, sid_36, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=FEATURED, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_ridgid
  • bvseo_sdk, net_sdk, 3.2.0.0
  • CLOUD, getReviews, 2ms
  • REVIEWS, PRODUCT

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
The vac is under warranty with or without registration. Registration is optional and only for information purposes only
Answered by: srobi
Date published: 2019-01-24

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

Asked by: TamE
They definitely make adaptors to attach an additional hose. I don't know where it is made but it is certainly of heavy duty construction and seems well-made
Answered by: Tyler3679
Date published: 2019-03-05
  • y_2019, m_3, d_21, h_17CST
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvqa, vn_bulk_2.0.11
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasquestionsanswers, tq_6
  • loc_en, sid_36, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=LOCALE, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=FEATURED, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=NUM_ANSWERS, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_ridgid
  • bvseo_sdk, net_sdk, 3.2.0.0
  • CLOUD, getContent, 16ms
  • QUESTIONS, PRODUCT