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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
  • 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
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Catalog Number Model No. Description Weight
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WD1851EX WD12701  12 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac 
Kits/Hoses/Etc.
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Catalog Number Model No. Description Weight
lb. kg
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) 
16 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac With Cart is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 493.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to move and transport, Excellent suction power We have a hot tub that broke and we needed a way to remove water from the lines so that it would not freeze. We were able to remove 19 gallons of water from the lines easily. The handle and tires make it very easy to move from garage to the backyard pation.
Date published: 2020-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful Vacuum - Good Attachment Storage - Easy Maneuvering What's not to like about this Vacuum? It has powerful suction, has spots to wind up the cord and the hose, and you can store all the attachments on the vacuum itself. The handle and large rear wheels make it easy to move around and over obstacles - much better than trying to steer it by pulling the hose. If you can find it on sale, this is the one to get.
Date published: 2020-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best shop vac ever I finally broke down and bought a "real" shop vac after being disappointed with so many low cost brands. This vac is fantastic! It has great suction, and even though it is fairly large it is not too heavy or cumbersome to move around with the wheel and handle set up. Couldn't be happier!
Date published: 2020-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great vacuum Just received my vacuum an it’s been in full use in my garage, love the power in the vacuum and can’t wait to try it on my car.
Date published: 2020-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Product works great Product works great,easy assembly . Would be nice if the hose was longer.
Date published: 2019-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Compace & Cart for ease of use Have had it less than a month. However, it is proving to be a great replacement. The cart makes it much easier to move around. It fits well in my small shop
Date published: 2019-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from High quality shop vac. More powerful than our old Ridgid, which lasted quite a long time. The push/pull handle bar is a welcome addition. I preferred the thinner hose from our earlier model, but I guess the wider hose will come in handy at some point.
Date published: 2019-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Much stronger than the Craftsman vacuum I retired Great suction power and less noise than my previous vacuum. Only problem is the wheels keep falling off. Need a better way to attach the wheels to the axle. Going to try drilling thru the axle and using a cotter pin to keep them on.
Date published: 2019-08-24
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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
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
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