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16 Gallon NXT Wet/Dry Vac with Cart


16 Gallon NXT Wet/Dry Vac with Cart


The RIDGID 16 Gal. NXT Wet/Dry Vac was built for pros ready to take their projects to the next level. This new addition to our wet/dry vac family is part of our most powerful line of wet/dry vacs RIDGID has ever made. This model includes a cart with large rear wheels and the accessories to equip the Pro for any job. The RIDGID 16 Gallon NXT Wet/Dry Vac brings with it, 6.5 peak horsepower, long-lasting motor life, rugged construction, locking accessories, and provides maximum mobility.

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  • Powerful 6.5 Peak Horsepower - High performance wet/dry vacuum.
  • Longer Motor Life - Durable, long-lasting motor backed by industry's best warranty.
  • Polypropylene Drum Construction - Rugged construction to meet the high demands of worksites.
  • 12 NXT Feature Upgrades - Larger power switch, more secure latches, hose storage and more.
  • Oversized Drain - Large drain located at the lowest point of the drum for emptying of water.
  • MAX Accessory Storage - 7 accessory options to keep accessories organized and close by for easy access.
  • MAX Mobility - Cart design and large rear wheels help tackle the toughest jobsite terrain.
  • Blowing Capacity - Blow leaves from walkways or decks and debris from job sites, tools, etc.
  • Locking Accessories - Accessories lock together from your hose to your wand, to your floor tool, so nothing falls off when in use.
  • Dual-Flex® Locking Hose - Dual-flex hose feature gives 180° mobility at both hose ends and resists collapsing.
  • Qwik Lock® Filter Fastening System - Install or remove your filter quickly, easily and secure without tools or fasteners.
  • Includes 2-1/2 in. x 7 ft. Tug-A-Long® Dual-Flex locking hose, 2 locking extension wands, locking utility nozzle, locking wet nozzle, locking car nozzle, locking crevice tool, muffler/diffuser and a fine dust filter VF5000
  • Accepts high-efficiency dust bags that keep the inside of the drum clean (size A - VF3502 dust collection bags sold separately)


Peak HP 6.5
Air Volume (CFM) 184
Amperage (amps) 12
Voltage 120
Drum Size (Gallons) 16
Cord Length 20 ft.
Accessory Size 2 1/2"
Net Weight 32.8 lbs
Built-In Accessory Storage Yes
Casters Yes
Built-In Drain Yes
Includes Vac, Wet Nozzle, Utility Nozzle, Car Nozzle, Crevice Tool, Diffuser, Hose, 2 Extension Wands, Fine Dust Filter
Reconditioned No
Returnable 90-Day
Filter Type Cartridge
Included Filter VF5000
U.L. Listed Yes

Ordering Information

2 1/2" Accessories
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
Catalog Number Model No. Description
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)  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
Model No. Description
VF3502  Replacement Filter Bag (2)  Buy Now
VF4000  Qwik-Lock™ Pleated Paper Filter  Buy Now
VF5000  Qwik-Lock™ Fine Dust Filter  Buy Now
VF6000  Filter Assembly 8.23 Hepa Green  Buy Now
VF7000  Filter Assembly 8.23" - RIDGID  Buy Now
16 Gallon NXT Wet/Dry Vac with Cart is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 33.
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Powerful! This machine seems to have more than ample power for the type of things I do. It comes with lots of accessories and I like that they click onto each other rather than simply slide into each other. The one thing I think they could have done is show a diagram where all the accessories are supposed to fit on the vacuum. No directions for that at all. Experiment to find out what fits best where. The idea of a cart handle is an excellent idea although it seems to cost a lot to put that handle on it.
Date published: 2019-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well built wet vac You can tell during assembly that this product is well built. The extra features like the hose locks are an indication that the designer was looking to make a product that would last.
Date published: 2019-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from now a life long fan. this was a gift my older one" another brand" died. Very happy when I opened the box, all parts were there. Very easy assembly, easy directions, nothing lost in translation. I really like the parts bag that straps to the handle . picks up anything I throw at it. Wet, dry, dust.... Great job
Date published: 2019-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This vacum really sucks! lol Good size,handy handle, nice extras, fits the bill!
Date published: 2019-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great features Love this vac. all accessories I need, durability is great, and performs well.
Date published: 2019-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very well made shop vac I’ve only used this vac a couple of times, but it works excellent so far. It has plenty of suction and with the muffler, it is pretty quiet. I like Ridgid products because of their guarantee and they back their guarantee.
Date published: 2019-06-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Junk Didn’t include a cap nut, they were rude as heck about sending one, treated me like a liar/criminal. Still haven’t received the cap nut. Also missing multiple screws. When I wheel it around parts fall off, THEY FALL OFF. Never again!!!!
Date published: 2019-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Plenty of suction and attachments. The vac ha great suction. I have used it in both wet and dry applications and it works great for both. I also like the drain, with a vac this big it make it much easier to empty out the water. I would recommend this vac.
Date published: 2019-06-05
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Can dust bags be used with this vacuum?

Asked by: charo001
yes they can...
Answered by: billlee
Date published: 2019-06-26
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