Press Release Summary:
Portable wet/dry vacuum is designed for transport, set-up, and use in confined areas. Impact- and corrosion-resistant polypropylene casing houses pleated filter element and 5 hp, 9 A motor. With 4 gal capacity, unit features automatic suction shut-off that senses and prevents liquid overflow. Vacuum converts to blower with 150 mph min blowing velocity and includes muffler, 7 ft long x 1-7/8 in. dia locking hose, and 20 ft electrical cord.
Original Press Release:
Ridge Tool Introduces Smaller, More Powerful Wet/Dry Vac
ELYRIA, OH - February 2004 - Ridge Tool Company has introduced a portable wet/dry vacuum with a powerful 5-horsepower motor and smaller 4-gallon capacity. The Model WD4050 is the most compact, high-powered shop vac ever offered by the company. In addition to its smaller footprint, the WD4050 wet/dry vac has a unique, streamlined shape that is designed for easier transport, set-up and use in confined areas. The 4-gallon capacity is ideal for residential use and on smaller industrial jobs. The new shop vac features a 5-peak-horsepower, 9-amp motor for extra power and better performance. It combines a durable proprietary motor with a patented blower wheel design for maximum effectiveness in either the vacuum or blower mode. A specially designed muffler has been incorporated for quieter operation. The WD4050 features the same superior-quality construction and reliability as other RIDGID wet/dry vacs. It has a rugged polypropylene casing that is both impact- and corrosion-resistant. Its smooth interior allows easy emptying and cleaning. And, it has an automatic suction shut-off that senses and prevents liquid overflow. In addition, the unit is equipped with a pleated filter element that has a larger surface area than most standard filters. The filter design allows longer operation with more time between cleanings and replacement. The compact vac includes a 7' long x 1-7/8"-diameter locking hose and a 20' electrical cord for increased range and versatility. Accessories such as extension wands, hose grips and nozzles are also available, as is a high-efficiency, two-stage filter. Like all RIDGID wet/dry vacs, the WD4050 quickly and easily converts to a powerful blower with a minimum 150 MPH blowing velocity. With motors ranging from 2 to 6.5 peak horsepower, and capacities from 4 to 16 gallons, RIDGID wet/dry vacuums are the highest-performing shop vacs in the industry. All are backed by the RIDGID full lifetime warranty. Ridge Tool Company, a leading manufacturer of hand and power tools, markets its products in more than 130 countries. The company's broad offering includes threading and drain cleaning machines, pipe inspection cameras, and more than 300 types of tools serving the rental, plumbing, HVAC/R, industrial, electrical, petroleum, institutional, commercial and hardware markets. Ridge Tool is a subsidiary St. Louis, Missouri-based Emerson. For additional information on the WD4050 portable wet/dry vac, please contact Ridge Tool Company, 400 Clark Street, Elyria, OH 44036 U.S.A. Or, call toll free: 1-800-769-7743.