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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
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WD1851EX WD1855EX  VAC, WD1851EX 16 GALLON PRO 
16 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac With Cart is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 313.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shop vac very quiet the attachment bag should zip shut that's my only complaint Great shop vac very quiet my only complaint is the attachment bag should zip shut
Date published: 2017-11-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Overall good power. This wet/dry vac is a good choice. It was a decent price for the power. I don't necessarily think going with the 6.5hp versus the 6 hp was much of an increase in power but having the extra holding of 16 gal. versus 14 was handy. I purchased two of the better quality orange hoses to get reach versus wheeling that thing around, it's the only way to go... Adding the smaller inch an a quarter hose extension seems to add greater suction/lift for water jobs that are down below the vacuum. Remember, spend the money to get the high quality orange hoses... and also get the foam filter. you'll enjoy using it once you've purchased the extras. :)
Date published: 2017-11-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Product - Good for the money Overall this is a great product. However, one kind of frustrating thing is how easily the cord gets caught in the wheels. Especially on the back. I feel like this could have been designed a little better for use when you are wanting it to roll with you.
Date published: 2017-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better stability with the wheels and handle is great for moving the vac around I also have a 16 gal w/blower but this newer model seems to have more power and is really much easier to move around with the wheels and the handle especially with water in it
Date published: 2017-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful & quiet I bought this to replace a Crapsman (If you know Sears you know why I spelled the name this way) that was working but was cheap & noisy. I kept waiting for a sale at HD, but they just don't put these on sale much if at all. I did get a match of the 11% rebate Menards was doing + $25 for opening a HD charge. I've only had this for a week, but so far I am loving it. So much more power and so much quieter. I wore hearing protection with the Sears. With this one you can actually talk with someone while it is running. It also rolls around much better and the tool storage bag is nice & handy as well.
Date published: 2017-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Working great so far Purchased this vacuum to help clean up after an excessive amount of rain with flooding. Easy to assemble with a wide assortment of accessories. Vacuum functioned flawlessly sucking up the water, and the accessories helped get into limited access areas. I would definitely recommend this vacuum to anyone looking for power, durability, and quality.
Date published: 2017-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far it’s been a great vacuum I purchased this vacuum A because of the difference in sound levels of this and my old Craftsmen vac. B lifetime warranty
Date published: 2017-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quiet and effective Very quiet for the high volume of suction, nice assortment of tools and storage for them. Overall a great shopvac at a reasonable price.
Date published: 2017-09-27
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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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