Genre - April 2010

Dryer Showcase

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 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: iburton@nustarinc.com. Website: www.nustarinc.com.

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 • 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.

Price • Available upon request.

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

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: sales@ryko.com. Website: www.ryko.com.

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 new Gator, eliminates ramp-up time between vehicles, lowering electrical usage without affecting the performance of the dryer. 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: www.SonnysDirect.com.

Proto-Vest Inc.
Glendale, Arizona

Proto-Vest Inc. offers energy efficient dryers for every type of application. The 90N dryer only requires 15 hp and can out-dry a 120-hp setup.

What’s New/Best Seller • The InBay RM dryer and the IP Series dryers.

Advantages/Features • The re-designed Windshear InBay RM dryer is a cost effective solution constructed from high-density polyethylene alloy, making it dent proof, corrosion proof, and easy to assemble. Specifically designed for in-bay applications, the unit dries a vehicle in half the time and is completely touch-free. The system’s compact size allows it to fit into narrow bays, while its broad interior provides a clearance that exceeds 100-inches horizontally and 84-inches vertically. The top bag is angled 10 degrees towards the rear of the vehicle to dry the backs of vans and SUVs, — each bag has the capability of infinite angle adjustments allowing the operator total control over drying performance. The two rotary molded 25-hp blower housings feature powder coated inlets and impellors which help extend equipment life and reduce maintenance.

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: sales@protovest.com. Website www.protovest.com.

MacNeil Wash Systems
Limited 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 the capability to follow the vehicle as it proceeds through the tunnel, allowing for greater drying time on the hard-to-dry areas like side mirrors and vehicle backs. The addition of the new 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 an international 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: info@macneilwash.com. Website: www.macneilwash.com.

Hanna Car Wash Systems
Houston, Texas

Since 1960, Hanna Car Wash Systems has been a premier supplier of innovative car wash tunnel equipment systems with over 30,000 car wash operations worldwide.

What’s New/Best Seller • Concorde Air Dryers.

Advantages/Features • The Concorde Air Dryers utilize large stainless steel producers featuring backward inclined airfoil impellers to deliver high air volume and high static pressure onto the vehicles surface. Higher air volume and pressure allow for the use of 10” round nozzles which are quieter and more efficient. The optional Blast Gate can activate between vehicles or at start-up to reduce energy costs and noise.

Operator/Customer Support • A worldwide distributor network.

Price • Call for a quote.

Contact • Hanna Car Wash Systems, 5842 W. 34th Street, Houston, TX 77092. (713) 683-9878. Toll free: (800) 288-6927. Website: www.hannacarwash.com.

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 • Customizable drying systems.

Advantages/Features • Belanger offers an array of drying solutions that efficiently remove water from a vehicle’s surface, using any strategic combination of Belanger drying products: AirCannon,™ AirBlade,® and SideKick.™ The 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. The SideKick™ offers high-volume, high-velocity drying to flexibly target the sides of vehicles.

Customer/Operator Support • Global distributor support can advise each operator on the best dryer configuration to meet 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: info@belangerinc.com. Website: www.belangerinc.com.

Premier Touchless Drying Systems
Merrill, Wisconsin

Premier Touchless Drying Systems offers complete customized drying systems: freestanding arch designs, interior and exterior mounts, and on-boards.

What’s New/Best Seller • Customized Dryers.

Advantages/Features • Premier designs drying systems to meet the needs of any wash including starter boxes, menu boards, signage, and much more. The systems feature aluminum construction; neoprene gaskets; and adjustable producers, which feature 7.5-, 10-, or 15-hp motors. The systems are manufactured to customer specifics and designed with fiberglass or aluminum covers and custom graphics made with 3M high-grade vinyl. The company now offers plastic housings and elephant trunk side producers. The systems are custom designed for all markets and industries.

Contact • Premier Touchless Drying Systems, 2210 Heldt Street, Merrill, WI 54452. (715) 539-3100. Toll free: (800) 866-3100. Fax: (715) 539-8009. Website: www.ptdsystems.com.

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, 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 also available.

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

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: sales@pdqinc.com. Website: www.pdqinc.com.

Mark VII Equipment Inc.
Arvada, Colorado

Mark VII’s AquaDri® dryers offer a complete range of configurations for on-board drying on Mark VII in-bay automatics and freestanding applications with tunnel or rollover equipment.

What’s New/Best Seller • AquaDri C-15 contouring dryer for Mark VII’s new SoftWash XT® and AquaJet XT® next generation in-bay automatics.

Advantages/Features • The new AquaDri C-15 is the perfect solution for rollover operators seeking lower operating costs, reduced energy consumption, and a “greener” business. By contouring close to the vehicle, the dryer is able to provide excellent results while using less electricity than competing on-board dryers. Two 7.5-hp motors power the unique design that is the first-ever contouring dryer available for both friction and touch-free rollovers.

Delivery/Installation • The optional AquaDri C-15 comes installed and ready to run from the factory on Mark VII’s new SoftWash XT and AquaJet XT rollovers.

Customer/Operator Support • Nationwide network of factory trained and supported authorized distributors.

Price • Available upon request.

Contact • Mark VII Equipment Inc., 5981 Tennyson Street, Arvada, CO 80003. Toll free: (800) 525 8248. Fax: (303) 430-0139. E-mail: markvii@markvii.net. Website: www.markvii.net.

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: www.motorcitywashworks.com.

A-OK Equipment & Supply Company Inc.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

A-OK Equipment & Supply Company manufactures a complete line of high-quality self-service and automatic touch-free car wash equipment. A-OK-equipped car washes are operating in all 50 states, as well as on virtually every continent in the world.

What’s New/Best Seller • The Dynadry High Profile Freestanding Dryer.

Advantages/Features • The Dynadry was designed to accommodate the high vehicle clearances offered by the Dynawash touch-free automatic. The Dynadry can accommodate both in-bay automatics and tunnel wash applications. Either 10- or 15-hp industrial motors drive the all stainless steel blowers. Multiple blower designs are available with as many as six blowers on one frame. Top- and side-oscillating blower options ensure excellent drying results. Available in 230/380- or 460-volt three phase, in 50- or 60-Hz operation. Includes motor starters and controls.

Customer/Operator Support • National distributor and service network and factory-direct service support is available.

Contact • A-OK Equipment & Supply Company Inc., 6031 Pillsbury Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55419. (612) 866-2555. Toll free: (800) 328-3783. Fax: (612) 866- 2562. E-mail: carwash@aokequipment.com. Website: www.aokequipment.com.

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 • Dryer Wings.

Advantages/Features • PECO’s new Dryer Wings have been engineered to improve drying performance by as much as 50 percent by strategically directing the air flow closer to the vehicle surface. The wings remove more water using less horsepower — water flies off cars. The units are available when purchasing new producers or can be easily retrofitted to an existing drying system.

Customer/Operator Support • Over 30 years of experience and a worldwide dealer network.

Contact • PECO Car Wash Systems, 244 Rex Blvd., Auburn Hills, MI 48326. (248) 299-5800. Toll free: (800) 448-3946. Fax: (248) 299-9001. Website: www.pecocarwash.com. Email: sales@pecocarwash.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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