Auto Laundry News - August 2011

Tunnel Wash Systems

Jim Coleman Company/Hanna
Houston, Texas

Maximize a car wash site with state-of-the-art tunnel car wash systems manufactured by an industry leader, Jim Coleman Company/Hanna.

What’s New/Best Seller • Hanna Grill Washer.

Advantages/Features • Hanna’s Grill Washer is two washers in one. It follows and cleans the complete front vertical surface of the vehicle safely and then follows smoothly and safely to wash the tall side surfaces. The standard 70” brush height allows for cleaning of high SUVs and vans. The system eliminates the expense, time, and labor of pre-washing grills, license plates, and headlights, as well as removing bugs and other caked on road grime. It can be fitted with Hanna Soft Cloth or Lite Foam material. Simple shocks and pneumatic controls allow the operator the flexibility to control pressure against the vehicle.

Customer Support • Distributors worldwide.

Price • Call for a quote.

Contact • Jim Coleman Company/Hanna, 5842 W. 34th Street, Houston, TX 77092. (713) 683-9878. Toll free: (800) 999-9878. Fax: (713) 683-9624. Website:

Belanger Inc.
Northville, Michigan

Founded in 1969, Belanger Inc. is a full-line car wash manufacturer. Its equipment maximizes wash bay Profit-Per-Foot SM through a smartly optimized combination of high-performance wash results, low maintenance costs, system longevity, and unparalleled customer appeal.

What’s New/Best Seller • Belanger’s Signature® Series Tunnel Equipment.

Advantages/Features • Belanger’s Signature Series line of tunnel equipment offers operators the choice of electric or hydraulic drive. The electric drive option with Integra® controller offers one-touch responsiveness to speed or slow the entire wash line due to changing conditions. Hydraulic drive is a great option for operators who have a high comfort level and familiarity with this drive technology. The bright, eye-catching powder-coated elliptical framework helps create the look that customers love.

Service/Installation • Business planning and complete system training are offered. Extensive local distributor network and a technical support and aftermarket parts team are available.

Contact • Belanger Inc., 1001 Doheny Court, Northville, MI 48167. (248) 349-7010. Toll free: (866) 488-6635. Fax: (248) 349-2309. E-mail: Website:

PDQ Manufacturing
De Pere, Wisconsin

PDQ Manufacturing produces quality car wash equipment for the professional tunnel market through the WashTools brand. The company produces a full line of equipment including entry stations; tunnel controllers; touch free, friction, or hybrid wash equipment; and high-quality drying systems.

What’s New/Best Seller • WashTools touch free, friction, and hybrid wash systems.

Advantages/Features • WashTools applications include full-service locations, exteriors only, express flex-serve, and drive-thru systems. In addition to equipment manufacturing, WashTools also provides full engineering support to integrate with customers’ engineering and architecture firms.

Customer/Operator Support • Available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Price • Value based pricing available upon request.

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

MacNeil Wash Systems
Barrie, Ontario, Canada

MacNeil Wash Systems, an industry innovator, has been designing and manufacturing high quality car wash systems for the tunnel car wash industry since 1982. MacNeil products are engineered to provide superior cleaning performance, reduced maintenance, and increased production with maximum cost savings and equipment longevity.

What’s New/Best Seller • Wheel Boss and Gloss Boss Tiring Cleaning Equipment.

Advantages/Features • The new Gloss Boss and Wheel Boss are available for both tunnel and in-bay car washes. Both have been designed to provide consistent performance, reduced operating costs, and easy installation for new and existing car wash sites. Wheel Boss is available with cam style foam or a nylon stepped brush, and digs deep into the rims. By eliminating manual prep, the unit saves labor cost and increases production. The Gloss Boss features a patented dual-feed chemical distribution system and a feather tipped brush that does not over-saturate, producing a consistently rich and thorough application that can generate up to $5,000 extra revenue per month.

Customer/Operator Support • MacNeil distributes and supports its products through an international network of over 50 distributors. Distributors have extensive experience in the car wash industry and partner with operators to provide customized support and service throughout the entire life cycle of owning and operating a car wash.

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

Mark VII Equipment Inc.
Arvada, Colorado

Mark VII is the North American subsidiary of WashTec AG, the world’s largest manufacturer of vehicle cleaning systems.

What’s New/Best Seller • Mark VII SoftLine® Tunnel Systems.

Advantages/Features • Mark VII SoftLine Tunnel Systems are simple, safe, and easy to maintain. They are professional-grade, meticulously engineered groups of friction and touch-free tunnel components. The systems can be configured to offer both friction and touch-free wash packages in the same wash building, maximizing revenue. The systems can also be configured as high-speed hybrid tunnels, utilizing the Dynamic High Pressure Arch to provide automated vehicle prep, while the Brush Station provides gentle, thorough friction cleaning. The systems can be customized to match regional preferences to ensure customer acceptance.

Price • SoftLine tunnel pricing is based on the specific system layout and support equipment required.

Customer/Operator Support • Mark VII’s nationwide network of factory-trained authorized distributors and direct service operations provides customers with installation, service, parts, and chemicals.
Contact • Mark VII Equipment Inc., 5981 Tennyson St., Arvada, CO 80003. Toll free: (800) 525-8248. Fax: (303) 430-0139. E-mail: Website:

Motor City Wash Works Inc.
Wixom, Michigan

Motor City Wash Works manufactures and sells high-quality equipment, parts, and accessories to the vehicle wash industry for both tunnel and in-bay automatic car washes. The company produces high-quality chemical dilution and delivery systems.

What’s New/Best Seller • Wash Works now offers a complete line of tunnel wash equipment branded Wash Street™.

Advantages/Features • All equipment is designed to operate simply and reliably in a minimal footprint while being aesthetically pleasing. Crossover Wraps can wash up to 180 cars per hour and occupies just 14 feet; the Accelerator Top Wheel can be mounted on the driver or passenger side of the tunnel with an 80-inch wide brush and only needs 6 feet; and the Axis Arch can contour each vehicle’s shape within 24 inches and deliver 18 gpm at 1,000 psi in only 6 feet. Color Skinz™ provide a softer, cleaner look to heavy-duty machinery and comes in eight main and accent colors (gray, yellow, orange, green, blue, red, pink, and white). The covers protect the equipment structure without the hassle of quickly deteriorating powder coat finishes.

Price • Affordable pricing available upon request.

Contact • Motor City Wash Works Inc., 48285 Frank Street, Wixom, MI 48393. Toll free: (866) 362-6377. Fax: (248) 313-0271. 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 can custom design each system to meet individual car wash needs.

What’s New/Best Seller • PECO Combo Unit.

Advantages/Features • The PECO Combo Unit is designed for superior cleaning coverage on top, front, side, and rear of vehicles. The new product maximizes cleaning potential in a minimal amount of tunnel space. Many different configurations are available to fit any wash and budget. Customers can build it their way on the company’s website.

Customer/Operator Support • PECO is serviced by a well-established global dealer network.
Price • Call for customized pricing.

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:

Ryko Manufacturing Company
Grimes, Iowa

Ryko car wash equipment features the most advanced and effective cleaning technology on the market for high-volume locations.

What’s New/Best Seller • The Rocket Conveyor.

Advantages/Features • Ryko’s Rocket Conveyor combines unparalleled functionality with leading technology to produce one of the industry’s most effective and efficient tunnels. The unit features new eye-appealing rinse and application arches and a powerful new contour wrap design. Other revenue-generating features include pivoting wheel blasters, the Ryko Rain Shield Arch, and
the FoamBrite wash system. The system is also available in a shorter Compact Rocket Conveyor for locations with limited amounts of land.

Contact • Ryko Manufacturing Company, 1500 SE 37th Street, Grimes, IA 50111. (515) 986-3700. E-mail: Website:

NS Wash Systems
Inglewood, California

NS Wash Systems, an innovator in the vehicle wash industry, has been a leader in 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 • The El Segundo 5-Minute Express Carwash.

Advantages/Features • In May 2006, NS Wash Systems opened a 60,000-square-foot facility near Los Angeles International Airport. The wash houses a 180-foot exterior express car wash tunnel, and investors can see NS’s newest and best car wash equipment in full operation.

Customer/Operator Support • NS Wash Systems provides its customers with site evaluations, site designs, building layouts, traffic flow plans, follow-up operational evaluations and consultation, and hands-on new operator training.

Contact • NS Wash Systems, 235 West Florence Avenue, Inglewood, CA 90301. (310) 412-7074. Toll free: (800) 782-1582. Fax: (310) 673-0276. E-mail: Website:

Tommy Car Wash Systems
Holland, Michigan

Tommy Car Wash Systems offers complete equipment packages for ground-up and tunnel renovations. The company can assist with developing a high-end car wash.

What’s New/Best Seller • Totally Tommy Site Models: Express, Flex, Gas, and Mini.

Advantages/Features • A perfected site model that operates more efficiently with lower labor and operating costs while creating wow factor and capture rate architecturally. Efficient construction methods are utilized, saving development costs.

Customer/Operator Support • Forty years of experience consulting operators and car washes.

Price • Stainless steel is available for the price usually associated with lower grade materials like aluminum or painted steel.

Contact • Tommy Car Wash, 581 Ottawa Ave., Suite 300, Holland, MI 49423. (616) 494-0771. Fax: (616) 494-0773.
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SONNY’S The Car Wash Factory
Tamarac, Florida

SONNY’S The Car Wash Factory is the largest supplier of car wash equipment in the world. The company founder, Sonny Fazio, entered the industry in 1949, opening his first full-serve car wash in Boston MA.

What’s New/Best Seller • New car wash innovations: Xtreme Xpress MiniTtunnel; SFM807 Pendulum Combo; Direct Inject Panel; Simoniz Short Sponge Tire Shine Machine; Grand Entrance Arch; Vacuum Canopy; 30-hp Vacuum; Point-of Use Trash Collector; BayWash In-Bay Xpress Tracking Dryer.

Advantages/Features • SONNY’S has over $8 million worth of car wash equipment ready to ship including retrofit kits to update an existing piece of equipment to the latest technology, and replacement parts to keep any component operating at peak performance.

Price • Configure and price a car wash tunnel online.

Contact • SONNY’S The Car Wash Factory, 5606 Hiatus Road, Tamarac, FL 33321. (954) 720-4100. Toll free: (800) 327-8723. Fax: (954) 779-2484. Toll free fax: (800) 495-4049. Website:

AVW Equipment Company Inc.
Maywood, Illinois

AVW specializes in stainless steel car wash equipment known for its durability, reliability, and simplicity. AVW brings innovation to the industry, starting with the reinvention of the wrap around in the 90s through contours, follower top brushes, and the belt conveyors of today.

What’s New/Best Seller • Plastic Belt Conveyors, Tilting Top Brushes, Wrap/Contour Combo, and In-Bay Conversions.

Advantages/Features • AVW Belt Conveyors are easy and friendly to load, greatly enhancing the customer experience and improving productivity. Tiliting Top Brushes follow the vehicle front and/or rear for 3’, staying with trouble spots like buggy windshields or SUV rear windows. Wrap Contour Combos save space and improve processing. In-Bay Conversions enable dramatic wash volume increases in an existing facility.

Price • Belt Conveyors starting at $22,500 for 35’; Tilting Top Brush $18,450; Wrap/Contour Combo $28,870; In-Bay Conversions from $99,000.

Customer/Operator Support • AVW is serviced by a worldwide network of installers and distributors.

Contact • AVW Equipment Company Inc., 105 S. 9th Ave., Maywood, IL 60108. (708) 343-7738. Fax: (708) 343-9065. 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. Systems have evolved over the years, but the company has always dedicated itself to providing car wash customers with a clean car.

What’s New/Best Seller • Tunnel Solutions™ .

Advantages/Features • The Tunnel Solutions product line features the Tunnel Saver Injection System. The injection system was designed to improve solution applications, reduce cost up to 20 percent, reduce water and sewer cost 15 percent to 20 percent, and improve cleaning. The system comes complete with: five to 15 solution service ports, a single or dual pump operation, quick disconnects, low-water pump protection, individually regulated air supply, a 50-gallon supply tank to dissipate heat, and comes completely pre-wired. A combination of hot and cold solution applications is available as well as variable frequency drive operation. Prep stations, metered pump solution stations, foaming solution stations, and triple foam complete the product line.

Price • Request a quote online at

Contact Information • 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:

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