Manufacturers' Showcase - April 2009

Drying Systems

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™.

Advantages/Features • MaxAir dries vehicles better than ever, yet uses less energy than competitive dryers. Through its innovative design and blower configuration, the dryer delivers high-velocity air to the vehicle surface — where it is most important. The dryer is available in onboard configurations for the LaserWash™ and Tandem™ models as well as stand-alone — wall-mount or legs — configurations for all wash bay layouts.

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

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 for 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 touchfree 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: Website:

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, car wash 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. Systems are available for cars, trains, buses, semis, and more.

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

Glendale, Arizona

Proto-Vest offers an extensive line of automotive dryers, capable of handling conveyor, in-bay automatic, and self-serve applications. Dryers are available in standalone and compact modular designs — either touch-less or light-touch —— as well as custom engineered units.

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

Advantages/Features • The newly redesigned 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 it dries cars in half the time and is completely touch-free. The system’s compact size allows it to fit into narrow bays, while the interior clearance 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 system consists of two rotary molded 25-hp blower housings with powder coated inlets and impellors. The Silencing Package provides sound protection that produces decibel readings lower than federal OSHA regulations.

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

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: 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-through packages for gas companies and dealerships to large conveyorized tunnels to fit individual car wash needs.

What’s New/Best Seller • The D10-D15 models.

Advantages/Features • PECO dryer nozzles can be purchased separately or as a complete dryer system from 45-hp to 120-hp. The dryers offer exclusive directional nozzles providing a more efficient and effective drying system. The systems provide numerous mechanical advantages: galvanized impellers for extended life, cast-iron TEFC motors, all 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 • With over 40 years of experience and a worldwide dealer network, PECO has the reputation 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:

Oasis Car Wash Systems
Galena, Kansas

Oasis offers a full line of high-performance, low-maintenance wash and dry systems including the all new Eclipse.

What’s New/Best Seller • Eclipse Onboard Drying System.

Advantages/Features • The new Eclipse Onboard Drying System is the latest addition in a line of highly-intelligent on-board and stand-alone drying systems. Eclipse is the only on-board dryer that operates via an independent drive. The system increases throughput by allowing two cars to be washed and dried simultaneously. After the wash cycle is complete, the vehicle measurements are transferred to the fully integrated smart dryer, providing another time and energy-saving feature.

Customer/Operator Support • Oasis provides superior customer service through a worldwide network of distributors, outstanding factory support, knowledgeable technicians, and minimal response time.

Contact • Oasis Car Wash Systems, 1909 East 12th Street, Galena, KS 66739. (620) 783-1355. Toll free: (800) 892-3537. Fax: (620) 783-5735. 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 poplar models 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 bright 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:

Belanger Inc.
Northville, Michigan

For more than 38 years, Belanger has been a leader in quality car wash equipment manufacturing.

What’s New/Best Seller • The AirBlade® Dryer.

Advantages/Features • Though innovative design advancements, the AirBlade utilizes a long narrow outlet to create a wall of air that literally strips the water off a vehicle’s surface. With the dryer, operators experience astonishing drying performance with significantly less equipment and utility expenses. The patent-pending air manifold strategically channels the direction of airflow, reducing the competing currents of air during the drying process. This design innovation keeps the water continuously moving in the same direction until it is completely removed from the vehicle’s surface. The result is the maximum removal of water in the most effective and energy efficient method possible.

Customer/Operator Support • A local distributor network, made up of the most experienced and knowledgeable car wash service providers in the industry, and a technical support service and aftermarket support team help with all customer concerns.

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:

NS Wash Systems
Los Angeles, California

NS Wash Systems offers a full line of complete car wash systems and components.

What’s New/Best Seller • AirForce Slanted Frame Drying System.

Advantages/Features • The powerful AirForce Slanted Frame Touchless Air Drying System features 10-hp producers and multiple configurations. The slanted frame dryer maximizes effectiveness by combining physics and a high-powered punch to deliver the driest car possible. The forward-positioned top nozzle moves the water to the sides just in time for the side nozzles to move the water off of the vehicle, delivering more drying power per horsepower. Models range from 30-hp stacked up to 120-plus-hp per arch configuration.

Customer/Operator Support • A worldwide service and distribution network.

Price • Price available upon request.

Contact • NS Wash Systems, 235 W. Florence Avenue, Inglewood, CA 90301. Toll free: (877) NSWASH1. Fax: (310) 412-1196. 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:

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: 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 • Ram Jet™ Finishing Dryer.

Advantages/Features • SONNY’S Ram Jet Finishing Blower removes hard to reach water droplets from the vehicle’s surface. Two 15-hp producers deliver tremendous velocity evenly distributed through a single 40-inch durable fabric manifold. The combination can tackle a wide range of vehicle profiles while maintaining the required impact to eliminate water droplets on the vehicle’s surface at very fast speeds.

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) 720-4100. Toll free: 800 327-8723. Fax: (800) 495-4049. 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, 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: Website:

D&S Carwash Systems
High Ridge, Missouri

D&S offers attractive, powerful drying systems for self-service, full-service, and in-bay wash applications.

What’s New/Best Seller • Win-Dry, F-5 Series Dryers.

Advantages/Features • The new F-5 Series Dryers include the Win-Dry Freestanding Dryer system with three or five 15-hp, highly efficient producers. The system comes in an attractive fiberglass image package that can be custom designed to match any car wash. Win-Dry dryers are constructed of aluminum and feature safe, touch-free drying, and TEFC motors. The dryers are available in freestanding and exterior or interior wall-mount designs.

Installation • Installation is simple; all units come with diagrams and complete instructions in the operation manuals.

Customer/Operator Support • Nationwide network of distributors and a toll-free customer-assistance hotline is available for support.

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. E-mail: Website:

AUTO LAUNDRY NEWS is published by EW Williams Publications Company
2125 Center Avenue, Suite 305, Fort Lee, NJ 07024-5898, USA Phone: 1-201- 592-7007 Fax: 1-201-592-7171