The Dryer Pros specializes in innovative, state-of-the-art, high performance dryers for any application from in-bay automatics to express tunnels as well as truck and bus washes. All TDP dryers are available with a variety of options that include oscillating nozzles, dual-port “flip” nozzles to dry the backs of vehicles, and the patented energy-saving Air On-Demand system.
What’s New/Best Seller • Cyclone Dryer with Oscillating Nozzles.
Advantages/Features • Originally introduced to the car wash industry in 1992, the patented oscillating nozzle quickly gained wide recognition as a major improvement in drying performance. The technology is now utilized in the new Cyclone dryer. Available in 4- or 6-nozzle models, the Cyclone provides maximum drying in minimum floor space.
Customer/Operator Support • Factory and authorized distributors.
Contact •The Dryer Pros,
3425 West Osborn Road,
Phoenix, AZ 85017.
(602) 272-2940. Fax (602) 272-2959.
AVI Car Care
Lake Tahoe, Nevada
For more than 25 years, AVI has served the vacuum needs of the car care industry through the AutoVac line of widely recognized, dependable central vacuum systems. AVI is known for its innovative use of technology and world-class research and development capabilities.
Advantages/Features • AVI’s new line of car wash dryers combines tried-and-true manufacturing principles with cutting-edge design. The company offers a non-plastic, cast aluminum blower section that is engineered to provide superior air channeling through its tangential design. The system provides up to 20 percent more drying pressure and airflow than other brands. The system incorporates Dryer IQ technology that yields tremendous energy savings. AVI offers a load balancing system in conjunction with a variable speed control. DryerIQ cuts electrical consumption by an average of 70 percent.
Delivery/Installation • The system is available through AVI’s distributor and installation network worldwide.
Customer/Operator Support • A team of technical support experts can immediately answer any installation or operating questions.
Hanna’s EQ-Series dryers are high efficiency and low energy. The com-pany’s take on conventional drying is aimed at quality of manufacturing and airflow while using the least amount of energy.
What’s New/Best Seller • Hi-Flow Round Nozzles.
Advantages/Features • Hanna’s Hi-Flow round nozzles allow for a smooth transition of airflow from the scrolled producer directly through to the vehicle’s surface. The unique nozzle design minimizes turbulence and maximizes efficiency resulting in better drying performance and lower energy costs. Simple mounting plates allow each air blower to be positioned for optimal air stream.
Customer/Operator Support • Worldwide distribution and support.
Price • Call for a quote.
Contact • Coleman Hanna Carwash Systems,
5842 W. 34th Street,
Houston, TX 77092.
(713) 683-9878. Toll free: (800) 999-9878.
MacNeil Wash Systems
Barrie, Ontario, Canada
MacNeil Wash Systems manufactures a complete line of quality car wash equipment for the tunnel car wash industry and for the automotive dealer, fleet, and rental markets.
What’s New/Best Sellers • Tech 21 Drying System available with PowerLock Air Valve and SMART Nozzles.
Advantages/Features • The Tech 21 Drying System is fully customizable to meet the unique needs of today’s car washes, giving operators total control over the drying process. The optional PowerLock Air Valve is an easy add-on to any new or existing MacNeil drying producer, and is now available with a retrofit adaptor to connect with most other manufacturers’ drying equipment. The system reduces dryer energy consumption up to 30 percent, while at the same time decreasing dryer noise levels. The unit eliminates the danger of debris flying out of pick-up truck beds. Both the 10-hp and 15-hp models can be fitted with SMART Nozzles to create enhanced drying on hard-to-dry areas like side mirrors and vehicle backs. The Tech 21 is available in 20-, 30-, or 40-hp package systems, or can be customized as a Pro-Build system to suit a wash’s specific needs.
Customer/Operator Support • MacNeil distributes and supports its products through a network of international distributors.
Contact • MacNeil Wash Systems,
90 Welham Road,
Barrie, Ontario, Canada L4N 8Y4.
Toll free: (800) 361-7797.
Fax: (705) 722-7797.
Proto-Vest manufactures innovative, high quality automotive drying equipment that require the lowest energy in the industry. Proto-Vest car wash dryers improve a wash’s efficiency and profitability. An extensive variety of options are available for any Proto-Vest dryer including products for noise reduction and energy savings. Proto-Vest engineers can custom design a drying solution to fit individual needs.
What’s New/Best Seller • IP Stripper featuring VRS.
Advantages/Features • The Proto-Vest IP Stripper is designed to follow the contours of the vehicle offering close proximity for a variety of vehicle types and line speeds. The Vehicle Recognition System (VRS) distinguishes between SUVs, vans, and pick-ups to automatically adjust drying functions. The VRS can turn motors on/off, perform open bed pick-up functions, and requires no manual control from tunnel operators. The IP Stripper dries the back windows of vans and SUVs while conserving energy by only utilizing one 30-hp motor. The IP Stripper can be paired with other Proto-Vest dryers and optional equipment, including the AirGate and Silencer for a complete drying package.
Customer/Operator Support • Proto-Vest offers support and access to a wide range of services including custom engineering.
Contact • Proto-Vest Inc.,
7400 N. Glen Harbor Blvd.,
Glendale, AZ 85307.
Toll free: (800) 521-8218.
Fax: (623) 872-6150.
PECO Car Wash Systems
Auburn Hills, Michigan
PECO Car Wash Systems designs and manufactures premium hybrid soft cloth and touch-free tunnel car wash systems. PECO systems range from small drive-thru packages for gas companies and dealerships to large conveyorized tunnels to fit individual car wash needs.
What’s New/Best Seller • PECO Touch-Free Dryers.
Advantages/Features • PECO Touch-Free Dryers offer exclusive directional nozzles providing an efficient drying system. Mechanical advantages include: galvanized impellers, cast-iron TEFC motors, exposed hardware in stainless steel, and injection molded housing and intake cones for quiet operation. Available with StarGates to reduce energy consumption and Dryer Wings to improve drying performance.
Customer/Operator Support • A worldwide dealer network provides support.
Contact • PECO Car Wash Systems,
244 Rex Blvd.,
Auburn Hills, MI 48326.
Toll free: (800) 448-3946.
Fax: (248) 299-9001.
D&S Car Wash Systems
High Ridge, Missouri
D & S offers attractive, powerful drying systems for self-service and full-service car wash applications.
What’s New/Best Seller • F-5 Series Dryers with Elephant Truck Side Producers.
Advantages/Features • D&S F-5 Series freestanding dryer systems feature up to five, 15-hp highly efficient producers and attractive fiberglass image packages that can be custom designed. The dryers are constructed of aluminum or fiberglass housings, feature 7.5-, 10-, or 15-hp TEFC motors and feature safe, touch-free drying. Units are available in freestanding, exterior, or interior wall mount designs.
Installation • Simple installation, diagrams, and complete instructions in operation manuals.
Customer/Operator Support • A nationwide network of distributors and toll free customer assistance hotline is available.
Price • Available upon request.
Contact • D&S Carwash Systems,
4200 Brandi Lane,
High Ridge, MO 63049.
Toll free: (800) 844-3442.
Fax: (636) 677-4105.
SONNY’S Enterprises Inc.
Beginning as an operator in 1949, SONNY’S The Car Wash Factory is now the largest manufacturer of conveyorized car wash equipment, parts, and supplies in the world.
What’s New/Best Seller • The Gator™.
Advantages/Features • SONNY’S Gator, eliminates ramp-up time between vehicles, lowering electrical usage without affecting the dryer’s performance. It easily attaches directly to the inlet of any new or existing SONNY’S blower with plastic housing. Pneumatically actuated, the unit mechanically controls air intake, reducing the load on, and prolonging the life of, the motor. The unit reduces the electrical draw of the motor, and lowers power consumption up to 30 percent between vehicles.
Customer/Operator Support • SONNY’S Select Service Organization (SSO) network is always on call, worldwide, for all installation, service, sales, support, and warranty needs.
Delivery/Installation • In stock and available for same-day shipping on orders placed before 4 p.m. EST.
Tommy Car Wash Systems designs, manufactures, and installs high quality stainless steel car washing equipment and pre-engineered car wash buildings. Patented round arches and building design appeal to customers as a safe, friendly environment.
What’s New/Best Seller • Round Arch.
Advantages/Features • The patented round arch from Tommy Car Wash Systems contours the vehicle with virtually unlimited arrangements and adjustment possibilities. The arch produces a dry vehicle in a cost efficient design with stainless steel construction. Blowers are available in 10- and 15-hp.
Contact • Tommy Car Wash Systems,
581 Ottawa Ave, Ste 300,
Holland, MI 49423.
Founded in 1969, Belanger has long been respected as a world leader in quality car wash equipment manufacturing.
Advantages/Features • Belanger offers an array of drying solutions that efficiently remove water from the vehicle’s surface, using any strategic combination of the following Belanger drying products. AirCannon™ Dryers produce powerful 9” x 5” columns of air to effectively dry vehicles, while blasting water out of nooks and crannies. The AirBlade® Dryer uses a patented manifold and 2.5” x 35” outlet, creating a wall of air that strips water off of hoods, windshields, and roofs. SideKick™ Dryers offer high-volume, high-velocity drying to flexibly target the sides of vehicles.
Customer/Operator Support • Belanger’s global distributor support can advise each operator on the best dryer configuration for their needs.
Price • Available upon request.
Contact • Belanger Inc.,
1001 Doheny Court,
Northville, MI 48167.
Toll free: (866) 488-6635.
Fax: (248) 349-2309.
Carolina Pride Carwash Inc.
Roxboro, North Carolina
Carolina Pride Carwash Inc. has been providing self-serve car wash operators throughout the nation with quality car wash systems for over 40 years. The company’s systems have evolved over the years, but it never forgot that the main purpose of a car wash is to provide the customer with a clean car.
What’s New/Best Seller • Turbo Dry™.
Advantages/Features • Turbo Dry is a handheld high-speed air dryer for use by customers at self-serve car washes. The unit’s blower motors force air through a hose to a nozzle held and directed by the customer. The unit is generally wall mounted in the self-serve bay with other mounting options available depending on the owner/operator’s preference. The system comes complete with dryer boom, hose, Turbo Dry nozzle, Turbo Dry holder, in-bay sign, stainless steel dome cover, and meter decal. Options include: boom extensions, banners, and menu strip decals.
Contact • Carolina Pride Carwash Inc.,
417 S. Madison Blvd.,
P.O. Box 488,
Roxboro, NC 27573.
Toll free: (800) 421-5119.
Fax: (336) 597-5113.
NS Corporation, an innovator in the vehicle wash industry, has been providing to the high-volume unattended vehicle washing industry since 1961. Long recognized as the West Coast’s premier supplier to the conveyor market, NS continues to grow the retail car wash market throughout the United States.
What’s New/Best Seller • AirWipers.
Advantages/Features • The system has the capability to efficiently blow water off a vehicle with less than half the power of conventional systems. The air is applied only where it is needed with no wasted power, resulting in huge energy savings. The wiper design keeps the flexible nozzle an inch away from the vehicle, blowing water with only 7.5 hp per side.
Contact • NS Corporation,
235 W Florence Ave,
Inglewood, CA 90301.
Toll free: (800) 330-1245.
PDQ Manufacturing Inc.
De Pere, Wisconsin
PDQ Manufacturing is recognized as a technological leader in vehicle wash systems, providing superior quality, outstanding support, and products that contribute to operators’ profitability.
What’s New/Best Seller • SwingAir® Dryer System.
Advantages/Features • The SwingAir Dryer is available for standalone applications and can be ordered as an option on new PDQ LaserWash 360 touchless and ProTouch Tandem friction machines, as well as retrofit kits for these systems. The dryer improves upon the design of PDQ’s well-known MaxAir dryers, which utilize concentrated air columns, air drafting, and strategically positioned blowers to deliver high-velocity air to the vehicle’s surface, where it’s needed most. The SwingAir advances the MaxAir’s design by oscillating the center two air producers. This allows the air, while still traveling at the same high velocity, to sweep across the vehicle at varying angles, which optimizes the dryer’s ability to wick or cascade the water away, resulting in a dryer vehicle.
Contact • PDQ Manufacturing Inc.,
1698 Scheuring Road,
P.O. Box 5190,
De Pere, WI 54115.
Fax: (920) 983-8330.
Toll free: (800) 227-3373.
Aerodry Systems LLC
With nearly three decades of experience in the industry, Aerodry has built a reputation for product excellence.
What’s New/Best Seller • Molds for Soft, Rubber Outlet Nozzles.
Advantages/Features • Aerodry understands the importance of quality and works hard to develop top systems for the industry. One of the company’s key focuses of its premier model, the Advantage, is the reduction of noise levels. Both the Aerodry Advantage and base models exceed a number of industry requirements. Systems can be personalized to fit any wash’s needs.
Contact • Aerodry Systems LLC,
P.O. Box 907,
Broomfield, CO 80038.
Diskin Systems Inc.
For over a decade, Diskin Systems has developed the concept of hand-held dryers for the car wash industry. Units are installed inside self-service bays and occupy their own position on the selector switch.
What’s New/Best Seller • Air Shammee.
Advantages/Features • The Air Shammee is constructed with three custom motors for maximum performance to eject 320-mph winds out of the nozzle. The unique nozzle has a trigger so customers can control the air flow. The trigger ensures that if left on the ground, it will not freely move throughout the bay striking anything. Booms, signage, and domes are all included. Hoses and booms are available in a variety of colors.