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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

Ordering Information

Ordering Information
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Catalog Number Model No. Description Weight
lb. kg
WD1851EX VAC, WD1851EX 16 GALLON PRO  Buy Now
WD1851 WD18510- VAC  16 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac with Cart  Buy Now
Kits/Hoses/Etc.
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Catalog Number Model No. Description Weight
lb. kg
24608 VT 2570  4X Pro Hose Replacement (VT2570)  Buy Now
31743 VT 1755  3 Piece Adapter Kit   Buy Now
32703 VT 2575  Heavy Duty Cleaning Kit: 12 Piece Kit w/Stainless Steel Extension Wands (VT2575)  9.80  4.40  Buy Now
41598 VT 2561  Filter Nut/Drain Cap Combo (VT2561)  Buy Now
41603 VT 2571  Turbo "Beater Bar" Kit (VT2571)  Buy Now
72897 VT 2520  2 1/2" x 7' Universal Vac Hose (VT2520)  Buy Now
Filters and Dustbags
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Model No. Description Weight
lb. kg
Replacement Filter Bag (2)  Buy Now
Qwik-Lock™ Pleated Paper Filter  Buy Now
Qwik-Lock™ Fine Dust Filter  Buy Now
Filter Assembly 8.23 Hepa Green  Buy Now
Filter Assembly 8.23" - RIDGID  Buy Now
60758  The RIDGID premium cyclonic dry pick-up dust bags   Buy Now
2 1/2" Accessories
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Catalog Number Description
LA2501 2 1/2" LOCKING ROUND DUSTING BRUSH (BLACK)  Buy Now
LA2502 2-1/2" LOCKING CREVICE TOOL  Buy Now
LA2503 2 1/2" LOCKING CAR NOZZLE  Buy Now
LA2508 2-1/2" LOCKING EXTENSION WAND  Buy Now
LA2509 2 1/2" LOCKING UTILITY NOZZLE  Buy Now
LA2510 2 1/2" LOCKING WET NOZZLE  Buy Now
LA2514 2 1/2" LOCKING 14" FLOOR BRUSH  Buy Now
LA2539 2 1/2" LOCKING LED CAR NOZZLE  Buy Now
16 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac With Cart is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 487.
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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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from To Decimate European Hornets Nest This was a gift from my nephew who is in the military and now deployed. The 16 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac With Cart came w/o Axel for wheels, and 2 nozzles, assume lost in transit from central Kansas. GO ARMY! This was to help me Decimate a European Hornets nest in my attic that had over 300 residents. It worked flawlessly after setting it up on a brick pad. I've now found several new uses for this invaluable tool. I'm very pleased and would recommend this to any serious clean up person. I love the16 gallon capacity and the ease of filter replacement!!!
Date published: 2019-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a great machine, easy to use I love Ridgid Products, I own many of them, and they also have a great warranty program. Keep it up Ridgid Team
Date published: 2019-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far, so good The Ridgid 16 Gallon wet vac has plenty of power and several good attachments and the rollers are very helpful. I haven't had the need to use it much but I like it.
Date published: 2019-07-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from The wheel attachment is a very poor design. The wheels fall off when you pick the unit up. It was the same poor design on my last ridgid shop vac. Dont buy it. Get a better brand with better engineering
Date published: 2019-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great performance Great suction, easy to assemble. The only problem is if you use on soft soil the bottom of the wheel supports digs into the ground. It needs to be tapered or larger wheels.
Date published: 2019-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly what I needed. Really great shop vac. Does exactly what I wanted it for and more. The large wheels in the back and the handle make it really easy to move around. The muffler reduces the dB level which is great. The other aspect I really like is that Ridgid stands behind its products and since I am hoping to be semi-retired in a few years, I am looking forward to purchasing additional Ridgid tools for my workshop. I am confident I will get years of trouble-free performance from any Ridgid product.
Date published: 2019-05-17
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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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