Manufacturers' Showcase - April 2003

Drying Systems


Aerodry Systems LLC
Broomfield, Colorado

Aerodry offers the only Lifetime Fan Warranty in the industry!

What's New/Best Seller • Stand-alone dryers powered by direct-drive axial fan producers.

Advantages/Features • The systems employ the latest advances in sound abatement and air flow technology to meet the requirements of both the operator and the community. Contoured, modular components offer ease of installation, full adjustability to meet individual needs and optimum airflow. Systems configure for either interior or exterior installations in full-service, self-service or automatic washes. Maintenance-free exteriors are comprised of gel-coated fiberglass and stainless steel. All models include internal sound reduction and a Lifetime Limited Fan Warranty.

Customer/Operator Support • Previously having been operators in this fast-paced, demanding industry, Aerodry is aware of the challenges owner/operators face on a daily basis. While factory-direct support is always available, product excellence and reliability are the primary focuses of Aerodry.

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


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


A-OK Equipment & Supply Co., Inc. 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 in the US, 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 is available in many design configurations to accommodate both in-bay automatics and tunnel wash applications. All stainless steel blowers are driven by either 10- or 15-horsepower industrial motors. Multiple blower designs are also available with as many as six blowers on one frame. Top and side oscillating blower options assure excellent drying results. Available in 230/380 or 460 volt three phase, 50 or 60 Hz operation. Includes motor starters and controls.

Customer/Operator Support • National distributor and service network in addition to factory direct service support.

Contact • A-OK Equipment & Supply Co., 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. Web site: www.aokequipment.com and www.aokcarwash.com.


Hanna Car Wash Systems
Portland, Oregon

For over 50 years, Hanna Car Wash Systems has been a leader in the development of conveyor car wash systems. Hanna has maintained its reputation as the leader in reliable and effective car wash systems with its all-new stainless steel freestanding components.

What's New/Best Seller • The Concorde Drying System.

Advantages/Features • Unlike other dryers, the Concorde Drying System provides the operators with a unique opportunity to create their own configuration and position each dryer individually according to their drying space and needs. The distinctive long and adjustable neck of the Concorde Top/Side allows it to reach the hard-to-dry sides of SUV's and trucks. Available in Top, Side & Window, and Top/Side configurations. The Concorde is available in 10- or 15-hp. Easy maintenance and no moving parts. The car wash industry's new drying standards - efficient, low maintenance and low noise volume.

Customer/Operator Support • Hanna sells and services its products through a network of over 90 domestic and international distributors.

Price • Available upon request.

Contact • Hanna Car Wash Systems, 18120 NE Wilkes Road, Portland, OR 97230. (503) 667-5717. Toll free: (800) 288-6927. Fax: (503) 667-5757. E-mail: info@hannacarwash.com. Web site: www.hannacarwash.com.


Oasis Car Wash Systems
Galena, Kansas


Oasis offers a full line of high-performance, low-maintenance wash and dry systems.

What's New/Best Seller • The new ST series is the latest addition to the GaleForce line of highly intelligent onboard and stand-alone drying systems.

Advantages/Features • The GaleForce is the only onboard dryer that operates via an independent drive. This unique feature prevents water from dripping onto the vehicle after it is dry. The GaleForce stand-alone dryer is used when optimum output is mandatory. While one car is drying, the Oasis high-pressure automatic continues with the next vend, keeping the line moving at up to 40 cars per hour. The new ST stand-alone series offers excellent drying capabilities at an economical value.

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. Web site: www.oasiscarwashsystems.com.


Belanger Inc.
Northville, Michigan

Founded in 1969, Belanger, Inc. is a diversified manufacturer supplying a wide range of products to a number of industries including car wash, automotive, housewares, recreational, aerospace and others.

What's New/Best Seller • The AirCannon Dryer.

Advantages/Features • The AirCannon Dryer represents the ultimate in configuration flexibility, ease of maintenance, safety and effectiveness. With the AirCannon Dryer, Belanger has designed a piece of equipment that gives flexibility and control to its owner. The AirCannon is available in 30-, 50- or 70-hp. Every AirCannon nozzle offers infinite adjustment; its fully adjustable frame allows the operator to adjust the height and width of the frame to fit any drying application.

Customer/Operator Support • Local VAR network with factory trained service technicians.

Price • Available upon request.

Contact • Belanger, Inc., 1001 Doheny Court, Northville, MI 48167-5470. (248) 349-7010. Fax: (248) 349-2309. E-mail: info@belangerinc.com. Web site: www.belangerinc.com.


Wash Dynamics
Ottawa, Ontario


Wash Dynamics is a full line manufacturer of high-end vehicle wash systems.

What's New/Best Seller • Trace-Air dryer.

Advantages/Features • Wash Dynamics' newest Trace-Air model dryer was introduced to compliment the Tracer In-Bay Automatic. It features high-efficiency motors, and direct-mounted steel-welded impellers. The motors and impellers are mounted directly to the steel- welded, epoxy-coated producers, which are mounted to the frame via vibration mounts. The highly-efficient TEFC motors have a 3-year warranty. Wash Dynamics uses stainless steel legs and paneling for a clean durable look to match the high performance of these units.

Contact • Wash Dynamics, 2430 Delzotto Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario Canada K1T 3V7. (613) 822-1708. Toll free: (800) 977-3340. Fax: (613) 822-1779. E-mail: sales@heemcorp.ca. Web site: www.heemcorp.ca.


Stenberg Welding & Fabricating Inc.
Fosston, Minnesota

Stenberg Welding & Fabricating Inc., manufacturers of Drymaster Vehicle Drying Systems, offer a wide variety of fully customizable drying systems to meet all of your needs.

What's New/Best Seller • The Drymaster 3000 series dryer.

Advantages/Features • The Drymaster 3000 series dryer offers the ultimate in airflow and drying effectiveness to please end users. Drymaster Vehicle Drying Systems are 100% stainless steel constructed. All fans are solid- welded stainless steel for durability and strength. Drymaster offers a variety of options including top and side oscillating, a swivel nozzle option, and decaling. When customizing your system choose from 15-, 10-or 7.5-hp - all at no additional charge.

Customer/Operator Support • Local distributors with factory assistance.

Contact • Sales Department, Stenberg Welding & Fabricating Inc., 233 North Omland Ave., Fosston, MN 56542. Toll free: (800) 322-1571. Fax: (218) 435-6692. E-mail: swfinc@gvtel.com. Web site: www.drymaster.net and www.swfinc.com.


MacNeil Wash Systems
Barrie, Ontario


Since 1982 MacNeil Wash Systems has been producing equipment for the tunnel car wash industry.

What's New/Best Seller • The Tech 21 RD600.

Advantages/Features • MacNeil's Tech 21 dryer series offers flexibility, maximum vehicle coverage and the best drying possible. The Tech 21 RD600 also provides ample horsepower and excellent vehicle coverage. It comes in different hp configurations to meet your needs and can be used as a stand-alone drying system or in conjunction with an existing system. Its Smart nozzles are completely programmable, allowing the operator to focus on the areas of greatest drying need. They flip and oscillate for optimum drying coverage and total customer satisfaction. The Tech 21 uses 10-hp producers that provide the same or better results than other dryers that use higher hp producers but with only 1/3 of the power. As a result, the Tech 21 offers more drying for the same horsepower.

Customer/Operator Support • MacNeil Wash Systems provides complete customer support and service excellence through its extensive distributor network and Customer and Technical Support Teams.

Contact • MacNeil Wash Systems, 90 Welham Road, Barrie, ON L4N 8Y4 Canada. (705) 722-7649. Toll free: (800) 361-7797. Fax: (705) 722-0582. E-mail: info@macneilwash.com. Web site: www.macneilwash.com.


PECO Car Wash Systems
Auburn Hills, Michigan

PECO Corporation 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 • Models D15-D10 PECO Dryers.

Advantages/Features • PECO dryer nozzles can be purchased separately or as a complete dryer system from 45-hp to 120-hp. This dryer offers exclusive directional nozzles providing a more efficient and effective drying system. This dryer offers mechanical advantages, such as: 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. Further, optional directional or straight nozzles are removable.

Customer/Operator Support • With over 30 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: sales@pecocarwash.com. Web site: www.pecocarwash.com.


Head Systems
Merrill, Wisconsin


Head Systems has been manufacturing dryers to satisfy all your wash system needs since 1993.

What's New/Best Seller • Head Systems' steel wheel is super efficient and offers the best performance per dryer dollar spent. Watch for its newest addition - the T/A Proven Technology combined with a 21st-century appearance.

Advantages/Features • Head Systems' highly efficient facility offers the lowest cost per feature in the industry because of our low overhead costs. We will custom design or ship from stock, whatever your project requires. Horsepower of 10 or 15 per blower with 14 fan or larger tunnel system available. 100% welded housings and welded steel fans, no rivets, and no plastic. Aluminum construction stays attractive for a long time while remaining structurally sound even longer. Nozzles are height- and angle- adjustable. Our most popular options include custom or private label graphics, nozzle oscillation and expandability.

Contact • Nick DaWalt, Head Systems, a Product of Pophal Bros., LLC, 1600 West Taylor Street, PO Box 322, Merrill, WI 54452. (715) 536-1355. Toll free: (800) 647-8982. Fax: (715) 539-3111.


Magic Investments Inc.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Magic Investments specializes in high-volume, minimal-labor wash systems.
What's New/Best Seller • The AeroTherm Automotive Drying System.

Advantages/Features • AeroTherm is the industry's only drying system capable of producing up to 200 dry cars per hour. The AeroTherm 15-hp Magic Blade Fan produces an industry best 8,000-cfm. The Magic Blade Fan now comes standard with a Super-E high efficiency, totally enclosed fan cooled motor. AeroTherm's exclusive high efficiency class four fan features a heavy-duty steel fan wheel specifically designed for the car wash environment and a factory tested, two-stage safety grid system. Full-sized, 18" wide discharge nozzles provide a broad sweep area to ensure complete drying patterns. State-of-the-art mounting system and fan design allows for infinite discharge adjustment. Reversing rocker panel nozzles assure dry front and rear bumpers. Top reversing nozzles dry the backs of trucks, vans, and sport utility vehicles. Up to five million Btu's of heat and discharge temperatures in excess of 200% guarantee consistent quality regardless of climate and weather conditions while adjustable thermostat and setback controls keep gas consumption to a minimum. The AeroTherm Automotive Drying System can be tailored to your particular tunnel utilizing one to sixteen fans with a heated option. Fan housings are available in stainless or powder-coated steel to the color of your choice. The AeroTherm Automotive Drying System is expandable and can be customized to meet your future needs.

Contact • Billy Schaming, Magic Investments, Inc., 427 Mt. Lebanon Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15234. (412) 343-3555. Fax: (412) 343-7160. E-mail: wschaming@cleanshinydry.com. Web site: www.cleanshinydry.com.


Premier Touchless Drying System
Merrill, Wisconsin


Premier offers a full line of high-performance drying systems to accommodate any type of application needed.

What's New/Best Seller • The Premier Standard and Executive Series.

Advantages/Features • The Premier Standard Series offers an attractive round-formed arch that lets you design any application, while the Executive Series gives you a complete finished look with many options. Both units feature aluminum construction, neoprene gaskets, adjustable producers and TEFC motors. Either unit can be freestanding, interior wall-mount or exterior wall-mount. Options for the Standard and Executive Series include oscillating nozzles, thermo-plating, private labeling and UL listed starter 10-hp panel or 15-hp producers.

Customer/Operator Support • Premier offers an outstanding international distributor network with knowledgeable techs and minimal response time.

Contact • Premier Touchless Drying System, 2402 East Main Street, Suite 6, Merrill, WI 54452. (715) 539-3100. Toll free: (866) 539-3100. Fax: (715) 539-8009. E-mail: scottyh71@hotmail.com. Web site: www.premiertds.com.


D & S Manufacturing Co. Inc.
High Ridge, Missouri


Established in 1972, D & S manufactures a full line of car wash systems and equipment for professional car care centers.

What's New/Best Seller • Standard Series Dryers.

Advantages/Features • D & S Standard Series Dryers feature a freestanding arch with three or five 15-hp, highly efficient producers (blowers). D & S Executive Series Dryers feature freestanding arches with cabinets or Interior/Exterior wall mount cabinets with three 15-hp producers. D & S freestanding systems handle up to five Producers.

Delivery/Installation • Simple installation, diagrams and complete instructions in operation manuals.

Customer/Operator Support • Nationwide network of distributors, toll free customer assistance hotline.

Price • Available upon request.

Contact • D & S Manufacturing Co., Inc., 4200 Brandi Lane, High Ridge, MO 63049. (636) 677-3442. Toll free: (800) 844-3442. Fax: (636) 677-4105. E-mail: sales@carwashing.com. Web site: www.carwashing.com.


N/S Wash Systems
Los Angeles, California

N/S Wash Systems offers a full line of complete car wash systems and components.

What's New/Best Seller • Air-Force Drying System.

Advantages/Features • NS's powerful Air-Force touchless air drying system has become an instant hit offering a selection of 10- or 15-hp producers and multiple configurations. This compact dryer packs a high powered punch with models from 30-hp stacked up to 120-plus-hp configurations. These are not your average cell-drying motors - these state-of-the-art compact producers offer high volume air velocity with the lowest noise emission in the industry.

Customer/Operator Support • N/S Wash Systems offer a complete line of vehicle wash equipment and supplies, as well as a worldwide service and distribution network since 1961.

Price • Available upon request.

Contact • Mike Levin, N/S Corporation, 235 West Florence Avenue, Inglewood, CA 90301. (310) 412-7074. Toll free: (800) 782-1582. Fax: (310) 673-0276. Web site: www.nswash.com.


PDQ Manufacturing Inc.
DePere, Wisconsin

PDQ Manufacturing, the global leader in touch-free vehicle wash systems, offers three state-of-the-art models of vehicle dryers for in-bay automatics and conveyorized tunnel systems.

What's New/Best Seller • LaserDri 4000 and LaserDri G5 On-Board or Stand-Alone Dryer, SpectraDri Stand-Alone Dryer

Advantages/Features • Our best selling LaserDri 4000 On-Board and Stand-Alone dryers use the "Coanda" effect to channel the trajectory and air velocity, offering safe and efficient drying. New from PDQ, LaserDri G5 dryers are available in on-board or stand-alone models. The LaserWash G5 Stand-Alone Dryer installs easily and is built on a foundation of hard, anodized aircraft-grade aluminum, with or without fiberglass shroud. This lightweight, corrosive-resistant structure houses four powerful wind producers that channel wind directly to the vehicle.

Customer/Operator Support • Backed by PDQ's reputation for reliability, you'll enjoy performance, dependability and quality without worries. And for service and support that is second-to-none, our experienced technical staff and worldwide distributor network are always on-hand to give you guidance and assistance.

Contact • PDQ Manufacturing, Inc. (David Dougherty), 1702 Scheuring Rd., DePere, WI 54115. (920) 983-8333. Toll free: (800) 227-3373. Fax: (920) 983-8328. E-mail: Domestic.Sales@pdqinc.com. Web site: www.pdqinc.com.


Proto-Vest Inc.
Glendale, Arizona


Proto-Vest-has been manufacturing drying systems for over 20 years. Its complete line is available in light touch and touch-free systems that are used for tunnels, rollovers, self-serve and other wash systems.

What's New/Best Seller • The Windshear InBay(r) dryer.

Advantages/Features • The compact size fits into narrow bays, while the interior clearance has been extended to 100-inches horizontally by 84-inches vertically. Each bag has the capability of angle adjustments in 5¡ increments to allow the operator to optimize the drying performance. Two 25-hp customized blower housings and impeller provide the proper balance of CFM's and pressure to dry the vehicle's surface while minimizing drive-through times for higher vehicle counts per hour. Combine this with the Silencing Package that provides a triple sound protection that lowers decibel readings by 10dBs.

Delivery/Installation • Proto-Vest recognizes that support after the sale is critical to the success of our customers. Our company offers its customers access to a wide range of services including field service technicians, factory direct aftermarket parts, and the engineering staff for custom designed applications.

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. Web site: www.proto-vest.com.


Superior Car Wash Systems Inc.
Phoenix, Arizona

Superior Car Wash Systems has manufactured high-quality car wash systems since 1972.

What's New/Best Seller • TEMPEST(tm) Touch-Free Dryers.

Advantages/Features • TEMPEST(tm) Touch-Free Dryers are excellent for conveyorized tunnels, offering safe, touch-free drying and all-aluminum construction. It is also Superior SUPERfans(tm) standard. Both 10- and 15-hp motors are available, and motors and trim are mounted in rubber to reduce noise and vibration. The top trim is round-cornered with accent stripes. Available options include stainless steel construction, patented oscillating nozzles, or Dual Port(tm) nozzles.

Customer/Operator Support • Superior equipment is supported by a national network of distributors.

Price • Will vary according to options selected.

Contact • Superior Car Wash Systems, Inc., 2831 W. Weldon Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85017. (602) 248-8943. Toll free: (800) 528-4063. Fax: (602) 265-1248. E-mail: info@superiorcarwash.com. Web site: www.superiorcarwash.com.


Mark VII Equipment Inc.
Arvada, Colorado


Mark VII Equipment, founded in 1966, is a leading national touch-free car wash manufacturer.

What's New/Best Seller • The AquaDri F-40 freestanding dryer.

Advantages/Features • A new member to Mark VII's AquaDri family of onboard and freestanding dryers, the AquaDri F-40 freestanding dryer is ideal for average-volume sites. It features powerful 40-hp motors and two side-by-side static nozzles that use shafts of high-pressure air to efficiently dry vehicles. The AquaDri F-40 joins Mark VII's E-series onboard and F-series freestanding dryers with intelligent nozzles, designed for customized drying and maximum output. A 20-hp dryer will be introduced later this year.

Price • Mark VII AquaDri dryers are Priced from $15K to $19K and include motor starters.

Contact • Mark VII Equipment, Inc., 5981 Tennyson Street, Arvada, CO 80003. (303) 423-4910. Toll free: (800) 525-8248. Fax: (303) 430-0139. E-mail: sales@mark7inc.com. Web site: www.mark7inc.com.


Sonny's Enterprises Inc.
Tamarac, Florida


Sonny's manufactures a complete line of Full-Service, Exterior, Flex-Service, Self-Service, and Detail equipment.

What's New/Best Seller • A new and more durable air dryer with poly-housings.

Advantages/Features • The poly-housing provides a tough, long lasting, great looking, and easy-to-maintain addition to our already successful aluminum housing air dryer. The new housing is now available in both 10-hp and 15-hp models. Each producer will provide safe touch-free drying. The scrolled housing design permits free airflow in the direction of the impeller rotation, providing maximum performance. The impellers feature backward curved steel blades welded on both sides for extended life. Both the 10- and 15-hp producers are available with oscillate, flip, or both oscillate and flip attachments. The flexibility of the touch-free producers allows operators the ability to design the optimal dryer for their specific needs. The producers work great as a booster dryer to supplement any existing dryer.

Customer/Operator Support • Sonny's offers factory-direct pricing and nationwide customer service and support in-house or through Sonny's Select Service organizations.

Price • Introductory Pricing: 15- and 10-hp producers, $2,400; with flip, $3,200; with osc, $3,400; with osc/flip, $4,200; each arch, $495.

Contact • Sonny's Enterprises, Inc., 5605 Hiatus Road, Tamarac, FL 33321. (954) 467-1203. Toll free: (800) 327-8723. Fax: (954) 779-2484. Toll free fax: (800) 495-4049. Web site: www.sonnysdirect.com.

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