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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
lb. kg
WD1851EX WD1855EX  VAC, WD1851EX 16 GALLON PRO 
16 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac With Cart is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 384.
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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
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good shop/wet/dry vac but couple of things I’d like to see changed So far I’ve been happy with this shop vac with the following exceptions: Front wheels should be more substantial. They are woefully small for a vacuum of this size/capacity. Their size also causes them to get caught on many things the larger rear wheels will easily roll over, including the power cable. Accessory storage while plentiful is a bit haphazard. It would be nice to have something that keeps the attachments separated. For what it’s worth if dust is a concern you might want to pony up the extra $20 for the metal tank version. The plastic tank will develop a static charge from the air moving over it’s surface and acts like a magnet to dust particles so it doesn’t take much before the outside of the tank becomes coated in dust when using the vac. You can use the vacuum to clean it off of course. Haven’t tried it yet but coating the outside of the tank with something like ArmorAll may cut down this accumulation to some degree.
Date published: 2018-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Works better than I thought it would. Makes my work easier and faster than my old vacuum.
Date published: 2018-03-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The only reason I am not giving a 5 is that it should come with the upgrade hose I have been working in the maintenance field for 32 years so I haved used a few different types of wet dry vac some good and some not good at all I’m not going in to brands but knowing the products I chose this one and so for not disappointed
Date published: 2018-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best shop vac I have found. Replacing a 16 gal Craftsman 10 years old. Bought because mine quit in the middle of a project. Looked up what’s best online. Ridgid came up over and over again. Love the fact that it is the quietest shop vac I have ever used. The dust filter keeps dust from flying everywhere. The cart handle is a tremendous improvement over bending over to push my old one around. The big stationary wheels allow it to track nicely behind you as your working. No more going off it’s own way and getting stuck on doors and other objects. Great warranty too. Could not be happier.
Date published: 2018-03-11
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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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