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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

Ordering Information

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Catalog Number Model No. Description Weight
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WD1851EX WD1855EX  VAC, WD1851EX 16 GALLON PRO  Buy Now
16 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac With Cart is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 368.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product--lives up to its reputation I was very impressed by the number of accessories included, how convenient it was to put it together (less than 10 minutes), and how portable it is!!
Date published: 2018-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Listen Puts ShopVac to shame. No wonder it’s number one in the Auto Detailing Industry. Hands down my choice from now on. The muffler diffuser makes it quiet and doesnt make you Baja everyday to yell when working with it on. Love it, Go ahead and get you one, love the Detailing kit also for cars
Date published: 2018-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from you will want this vacuum great warranty very easy to move goes up stairs great and has a great storage pouch for the tools
Date published: 2018-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent quality/ good value After using it I found out out it has great suction. It has everything you need for attachments and a nice flexible hose nice wheels. And just a excellent vacuum all around. Good HD shop vac at a good price.
Date published: 2018-02-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Low quality plastic material While the design of this product is nice, the material that is used in its manufacture is low quality. The plastic used in the extension tubes is flimsy and soft. The tubes disconnect from each other during normal use. Also the holes that the metal pins on the handles pop through were blocked with plastic this made vacuum difficult to assemble. The accessories need to be made of a harder material.
Date published: 2018-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Replacement for donated unit I had a smaller Ridgid wet/dry vacuum that I donated to the hurricane relief efforts. I really missed that unit even though I had another vacuum of another brand. My existing unit began to develop issues, so I wanted another Ridgid. My wife bought me a new 16 gallon unit that works great. I can connect it to my power tools and it collects the dust efficiently. Great product!
Date published: 2018-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good features and mobility So far, it has been used several times but for light work...vacuuming garage & blowing leaves. Tool storage is appreciated as is the length of the electric cord. Most suitable for use on a single floor level as is awkward to haul up and down steps.
Date published: 2018-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic product This Vac sucks up my wife's hair, my cat's hair, and anything else like it's no problem. It's an all in one Vac and I abuse it, yet it still runs like a charm. Great product and I'd buy it again in a heartbeat.
Date published: 2018-01-13
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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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