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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 292.
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good power and performance at this price. This vac has the power and overall performance of more expensive vacs, and noise level is lower than many. Some minor fit & finish issues, but nothing that can't be handled. Overall solid product - not disappointed.
Date published: 2017-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Shop Vac Everything I wanted in a shop vac. Really appreciate the larger rear wheels, handle and tool storage. 6.5 hp is what you need. Don't settle for less power.
Date published: 2017-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This vacuum is very reliable, works well. We have three of these vacuums here at our hospital; when we need a wet-dry vac, the Ridgid vac's are always reliable and work extremely well. Bought the 10' hose extension to reach high places. Very pleased with the product.
Date published: 2017-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from POWERFULL TOOL BOUGHT ONE 15 YEARS AGO AND WAS EXELENT I WAS DUE TO PURCHASE ANOTHER ONE AND MY CHOISE WAS SIMPLE
Date published: 2017-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product for the money This product is great, my third Ridgid product, however, my power cord needed to be replaced and on this model is extremely hard to take off and put back on, called Ridgid multiple times and left messages for engineering and still have not received a call back, my vac is sitting up until then. Also gives us better wheels, maybe bigger one? Over all, two thumbs up!!
Date published: 2017-07-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The axle clamp you provide to keep the wheels on, does not work. Need a better design The axle clamp you provide to keep the wheels on, does not work. Need a better design
Date published: 2017-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shopvac Great shopvac, lots of power, light, rugged, durable and did I mention powerful, wow.<br> my only complaint is that no vac bags are included (we need some bags please)and I wish the parts bag was a little bigger with a zipper or Velcro to keep items from falling out, pump wet attactment are also not included, its a wetvac too right?, we need that included too. but hey it is what it is and with a lifetime guarantee you can never go wrong, truly a fantastic product, highly recommended, thank you.
Date published: 2017-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is great with great features I recently purchase this wet vac after owning a smaller Ridgid wet vac. After draining the pool, this vac made cleaning my pool a breeze. I gave ease of use 4 stars because the you can not connect a water hose to the drain outlet, otherwise I would have rated it a 5 star.
Date published: 2017-06-18
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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: 2017-07-19

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: 2017-02-05

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 &quot;G/h&quot; 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: 2015-04-11

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: 2017-06-25

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&quot; 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: 2017-06-14
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