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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
16 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac With Cart is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 388.
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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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quiet for it's power. I was really amazed at how much air this moved and by how quiet it is. It replaced a top of the line ShopVac that only lasted 4 years. It seems to be half as loud and twice the suction. Way to go Rigid.
Date published: 2018-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It jus works good The vac is really easy to push around and the pouch carries the extra tools so you don't have to look for them all over. It's just an easy to use tool. .....
Date published: 2018-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Ridgid has a great life time warranty Ridgid makes a great 16 gallon Vacuum Cleaner and has a great life time warranty. There customer service is quick and easy to work with a quick response. I will always by Ridgid.
Date published: 2018-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The product does have great features. I find that it is easy to move and has great pick up of debris. I have only used the dry features but they are great with the bag to collect the trash. It is quieter than any other product of that kind that I have used.
Date published: 2018-04-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from this vacuum sucks but in a good way Great suction only thing it needs is a longer hose and a easier way to get the handle installed my handle still isn't in all the way felt like I was going to break it trying to push it in any harder so I just left it half in.
Date published: 2018-04-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It’s ok Vaccum is good I think the front wheels should be built better I find them alittle cheap
Date published: 2018-03-28
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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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