Auto Laundry News - April 2011

Dryer Systems

Hanna Car Wash Systems
Houston, Texas

Hanna’s EQ-Series dryers are high efficiency and low energy. The company’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 • Hanna Car Wash Systems, 5842 W. 34th Street, Houston, TX 77092. (713) 683-9878.
Toll free: (800) 999-9878. Website:

Oasis Car Wash Systems
Galena, Kansas

Oasis Car Wash Systems manufactures dependable, high-speed, and efficient car wash equipment with the investor in mind.

What’s New/Best Seller • ADAPT™ Drying System.

Advantages/Features • Car wash owners looking for an onboard drying system that is compatible with their existing equipment now have an option. With the ADAPT Drying System, operators are no longer limited to just a freestanding dryer — the system will interface with any in-bay automatic car wash on the market.

Customer/Operator Support • Worldwide service and distribution network

Price • Available upon request.

Contact • Oasis Car Wash Systems, 1909 E. 12th Street, Galena, KS 66739. Toll free: (800) 892-3537. Website:

NuStar Inc.
Shakopee, Minnesota

A leader in the car wash industry for over 40 years, NuStar offers quality car wash equipment, accessories, and service.

What’s New/Best Seller • 45-hp free-standing Dryer.

Advantages/Features • The 45-hp drying system is the most popular model offered by NuStar. The 7.5-hp motors are strategically placed on the aluminum frame to give maximum coverage not only on cars that are traditionally lower but also on SUVs and trucks. The aluminum frame allows for height adjustments up to 84 inches, accommodating any popular passenger vehicle. Each housing is made of aluminum, which can be anodized in different colors to enhance the overall image of the wash. The vents are made of white plastic that gives a bright appearance throughout the life of the dryer.

Customer/Operator Support • Factory technicians and a nationwide distribution/service network is available.

Contact • NuStar Inc., 1425 Stagecoach Road, Shakopee, MN 55379. (952) 445-8295. Toll free: (800) 800-WASH. Fax: (952) 445-0231. E-mail: Website:

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 Custom Dryers.

Advantages/Features • PECO dryer nozzles can be purchased separately or as a complete dryer system from 45 to 150 hp. The dryers offer exclusive directional nozzles providing an efficient and effective drying system. The dryer offers mechanical advantages: galvanized impellers for extended life, cast-iron TEFC motors, exposed hardware in stainless steel, and injection molded housing and intake cones for quiet operation. Optional directional or straight nozzles are removable.

Customer/Operator Support • Over 40 years of experience and a worldwide dealer network, PECO has gained the reputation around the world for providing high-quality systems at a competitive price.

Contact • PECO Car Wash Systems, 244 Rex Blvd., Auburn Hills, MI 48326. (248) 299-5800. Toll free: (800) 448-3946. Fax: (248) 299-9001. E-mail: Website:

Aerodry Systems LLC
Broomfield, Colorado

Aerodry offers the only lifetime fan warranty in the industry.

What’s New/Best Seller • The Advantage System.

Advantages/Features • Aerodry Systems manufactures car wash drying systems with internal sound reduction technology. The systems, which are patent pending, employ the latest advances in sound abatement and airflow technology to meet the requirements of both the operator and community. Contoured, modular components offer ease of installation and full adjustability to meet individual needs and optimum airflow. The maintenance-free systems are constructed of stainless steel and fiberglass and configured for either interior or exterior installations in full-service, self-service, or automatic washes.

Customer/Operator Support • Local distributors are available to answer any questions. Factory assistance is available.

Contact • Aerodry Systems LLC, P.O. Box 907, Broomfield, CO 80038. (303) 438-0120. Fax: (303) 438-0124. E-mail: Website:

Belanger Inc.
Northville, Michigan

Founded in 1969, Belanger Inc. has long been respected as a world leader in quality car wash equipment manufacturing.

What’s New/Best Seller • Belanger’s customizable drying systems.

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. (248) 349-7010. Toll free: (866) 488-6635. Fax: (248) 349-2309. E-mail: Website:

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. Our systems have evolved over the years, but we 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. E-mail: Website:

Proto-Vest Inc.
Glendale, Arizona

Proto-Vest revolutionized the car wash dryer industry with the Stripper dryer. After 31 years Proto-Vest has created a dryer worthy of the name Stripper.

What’s New/Best Seller • Proto-Vest’s IP Stripper Dryer.

Advantages/Features • The new IP Stripper is designed to follow the contours of any type of vehicle to provide the closest proximity and the best drying results using the least amount of horsepower. The unit’s compact, touch-less design can dry 95 percent of a vehicle at 120 cars per hour (including the back windows of vans and suvs) while only using 30 hp and one overhead bag. The dryer is quipped with the company’s integrated processor, allowing it to recognize pick-ups, perform open bed functions, turn the dryer on/off, and open/close the Airgate between cars. The unit doesn’t require any functions from the tunnel controller or dryer adjustments — the integrated processor analyzes and executes all of the necessary actions to produce a proficiently dried vehicle.

Contact • Proto-Vest Inc., 7400 N Glen Harbor Blvd, Glendale, AZ 85307. (623) 872-8300. Toll free: (800) 521-8218. Fax: (623) 872-6150. E-mail: Website

The Dryer Pros
Phoenix, Arizona

The Dryer Pros is a source for innovative, state-of-the-art car wash dryers. The company manufactures a complete line of dryers for every type of car wash from in-bay automatics to express tunnels. All units are available with optional oscillating nozzles, dual-port nozzles that dry the back of vehicles, and the new energy-saving Air On-Demand system.

What’s New/Best Seller • Horizon, Crosswind Series.

Advantages/Features • The new Horizon Crosswind was designed particularly for short tunnels that have limited space. In addition to its compactness and signature-curved bridge, the unit’s performance impresses even the most particular customer. Its unique offset and angled top nozzles blow water across and over the sides of hoods, roofs, and trunks. Strategically positioned side nozzles strip off remaining water from the vehicle’s sides.

Customer/Operator Support • Distributors throughout the United States and Canada.

Price • Available upon on request.

Contact • The Dryer Pros, 3425 West Osborn Road, Phoenix, AZ 85017. (602) 272-2940. Fax: (602) 272-2959. Website:

Motor City Wash Works Inc.
Wixom, Michigan

Motor City Wash Works sells quality equipment, parts, and accessories to the vehicle wash industry at extremely affordable prices. The company is a one-stop shopping resource for car wash equipment, replacement parts, wash material, accessories, specialty tools, and supplies.

What’s New/Best Seller • Air One Profiler™ Dryer.

Advantages/Features • The Profiler’s nozzles telescope up and down to profile the contour of each vehicle, delivering maximum pressure output on the surface of each vehicle. The Profiler nozzles provide up to 30 percent more output pressure on the surface of the vehicle without any additional horsepower. The unit uses a simple, self-contained photo eye and control circuit solution. It uses simple air cylinders that drive the nozzles up and down for smooth control movements — no complicated drives, shafts, or belts. The nozzle extensions are made of soft, plyable car wash cloth, keeping vehicles damage-free in the unlikely case of a collision between the nozzle and a vehicle.

Contact • Motor City Wash Works Inc., 48285 Frank Street, Wixom, MI 48393. Toll free: (866) 362-6377. Fax: (248) 313-0271. Website:

PDQ Manufacturing Inc.
De Pere, Wisconsin

PDQ Manufacturing Inc. provides superior quality, outstanding support, and is committed to providing products that contribute to its customers’ profitability.

What’s New/Best Seller • MaxAir™ Stand-Alone Dryer System.

Advantages/Features • The MaxAir system produces dryer vehicles while requiring less energy to operate. Concentrated air columns maximize the air velocity that reaches the vehicle’s surface, achieved by using round discharge nozzles at the bottom of the dryer outlet. The unit uses four stationary 7.5-horsepower blowers with the two center blowers in line to take advantage of air drafting. The first blower does the job of breaking the surrounding air, reducing wind resistance and allowing the trailing blower to evaporate the water. The blowers are strategically positioned to move water quickly off the vehicle’s surface using the shortest distance possible.

Contact • PDQ Manufacturing Inc., 1698 Scheuring Road, De Pere, WI 54115. (920) 983-8333. Toll free: (800) 227-3373. E-mail: Website:

Ryko Manufacturing Company
Grimes, Iowa

Ryko is the largest manufacturer of car wash equipment in North America. It manufactures a full line of friction; touch-free; and conveyorized car, truck, bus, and van washes. It also has a full line of car wash accessories.

What’s New/Best Seller • ThrustPro Dryer.

Advantages/Features • The ThrustPro is the perfect companion to any wash system. In fact, when combined with a Ryko automatic rollover vehicle wash system, a location’s throughput can double with a corresponding increase in revenue. The dryer features a top follower that operates on the same principle as a hovercraft. The backpressure of the air lets the follower float over the car, just inches from the surface. The system comes in a variety of configurations making it an easy fit into new or existing car wash bays. Options include a noise-reduction package and a customer-friendly countdown timer.

Contact • Ryko Manufacturing Company, 11600 NW 54 Ave., Grimes, IA 50111. (515) 986-3700. Fax: (515) 986-3621. E-mail: Website:

SONNY’S Enterprises Inc.
Tamarac, Florida

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.

Contact • SONNY’S The Car Wash Factory, 5605, Hiatus Road, Tamarac, FL 33321. (954) 467-1203. Toll free: (800) 327-8723. Fax: (954) 779-2484. Toll free fax: (800) 495-4049. Website:

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 Systems featuring the PowerLock Air Valve.

Advantages/Features • The Tech 21 Drying System is fully customizable to meet the unique needs of today’s car washes. The cone of each producer is engineered to provide concentrated, direct airflow for efficiency and superior drying results, and can easily be adjusted for optimal positioning without moving the housing. Both 10-hp and 15-hp dryers have optional Smart Nozzle technology allowing for enhanced drying on the hard-to-dry areas like side mirrors and vehicle backs. The addition of the PowerLock Air Valve provides operators immediate energy and cost savings, reduced dryer sound levels, and automated control of dryer function for pickup beds and soft-top convertibles.

Customer/Operator Support • MacNeil distributes and supports its products through a network of over 45 distributors.

Contact • MacNeil Wash Systems, 90 Welham Road, Barrie, Ontario, L4N 8Y4 Canada. (705) 722-7649. Toll free: (800) 361-7797. Fax: (705) 722-0582. E-mail: Website:

NS Corporation
Inglewood California

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 • Airforce Drying Systems.

Advantages/Features • The unit delivers 4,500 cfm of air per 10-hp blower with a velocity of 188 mph. The composite fan housing has a replaceable nozzle cone. The dryer features: heavy-duty painted, all welded, backward curved steel wheel with taper lock hub; an aluminum inlet cone with heavy-duty aluminum inlet screen; Baldor 3,600 rpm, 208-230V/460V, TEFC, cast-iron frame motor; and color identifiable impellers for the passenger and driver side.

Contact • NS Corporation, 235 W Florence Ave, Inglewood, CA 90301. Toll free: (800) 330-1245. Website:

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