Manufacturers' Showcase - August 2002

Manufacturers' Showcase: Tunnel Wash

N/S Corporation
Inglewood, California

N/S Corporation is known for its rugged dependable systems, unique design simplicity for ease of maintenance, and the "Lammscloth Advantage" option.

What's New/Best Seller The new modular 3 Touch and 5 Touch systems.

Advantages/Features The new 3 Touch and 5 Touch systems offer the car wash operator the same design simplicity that the company is famous for. The frame is a modular design capable of being upgraded while still maintaining the Lammscloth Advantage.

Price Complete tunnel package starts at $69,995.00.

Customer/Operator Support The company has a nationwide and worldwide distribution network that offers a full line of parts, maintenance assistance, and a sales department.

Contact N/S Corp., 235 Florence Ave., Inglewood, CA 90301. Toll free: (800) 782-1582. Fax: (310) 673-0276. E-mail: Web site:

MacNeil Wash Systems
Ontario, Canada

MacNeil Wash Systems focuses on the needs of car wash operators.

What's New/Best Seller The Evolution RS-1000 Top Brush.

Advantages/Features MacNeil Wash Systems' Evolution RS-1000 is a clean, simple piece of equipment capable of handling line speeds up to 160 cars per hour. It can outperform a mitter, yet it takes up less tunnel space and is much quieter. Due to its revolutionary Envirosoft 2nd generation foam, it is successful in removing front window 'eyebrows' and in cleaning the upper back windows of SUVs and mini vans. It also works well on roof rack areas and back spoilers. The unique shape and mounting configuration of the Evolution enables it to get to problem areas while being forgiving on vehicle extrusions such as antennas, grills, wipers, bug shields, deflectors and taxi signs.

Price Available upon request.

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: Web site:
JC Chemtech Systems Inc.
Santa Ana, California

JC Chemtech has been designing and manufacturing carwash equipment and chemicals for over 15 years.

What's New/Best Seller SYS-2000 Soft Cloth Tunnel System.

Advantages/Features JC Chemtech's SYS-2000 Soft Cloth Tunnel highly polished stainless steel (looks just like chrome) or mill finish stainless steel wash
system features: 90" vehicle clearance, front-to-rear wash curtain with attaching high side washers, whirl wash curtain with attaching rocker panel washers. Optional side- to-side wash curtain, low side washers, tire brushes and drying system. JC Chemtech's Soft Cloth Tunnel Systems are available to meet your carwash requirements.

Delivery/Installation Four-to-six weeks for delivery, five-to-six day installation.

Price Available upon request.

Contact JC Chemtech Systems, Inc., Sales Department, 2412 S. Broadway, Santa Ana, CA 92707. Toll free: (800) 777-3760. E-mail: Web site:

Mark VII Equipment Inc.
Arvada, Colorado

Mark VII Equipment manufactures a complete line of AquaJet touch-free conveyor car wash systems. Either the full-service or the unattended mini-tunnel system provides exceptional throughput for a fast, efficient, and reliable automated profit center.

What's New/Best Seller The AquaJet Tunnel series.

Advantages/Features The tunnel incorporates the best of the Rollover System into a tunnel configuration for a faster, safer, touch-free wash at high volume locations. Attractive fiberglass and stainless-steel construction enhance the site's image; optional lighted graphics promote wash options and car wash services for attended or unattended tunnel configurations. Features include speed, reliability, expert diagnostics, heated bifurcated presoak, and contemporary merchandising. If 50 or more feet exists for tunnel installation, throughput can increase from approximately 20 vehicles per hour (rollover) to 35 or more vehicles per hour (tunnel).

Customer/Operator Support International distributor network and Mark VII factory support available for installation and maintenance.

Price Available upon request.

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: Web site:

Econocraft Worldwide Carwash Mfg. Inc.
Bronx, New York

Econocraft was the first manufacturer to incorporate stainless steel into car wash equipment systems and components, and has been producing such systems since the early 1980s.

What's New/Best Seller New is the high-polished Stainless Steel Pizzazz Arch Series with optional multi-colored light packages; and the state-of-the-art compact 4-Basket Front-to-Rear and 8-Basket Side-to-Side Mitter Curtains car wash combination

Advantages/Features Econocraft's rugged stainless steel frame construction maintains the strength and appearance of its wash tunnels. Wash systems are dependable and require low maintenance.

Customer/Operator Support Econocraft has a national distribution network and a full-service West Coast office.

Price Modest Prices are available upon request.

Contact Econocraft Worldwide Carwash Mfg. Inc., 383 Concord Ave., Bronx, NY 10454. (718) 585-6463. West Coast: (562) 421-5676. Toll free: (800) 344-5154. Fax: (718) 585-0788. E-mail: Web site:

Hanna Car Wash International LLC
Portland, Oregon

For over 50 years, Hanna Car wash has been a leader in the development of conveyor car wash systems. It has maintained its reputation as the leader in reliable and effective car wash systems.

What's New/Best Seller Freestanding Systems and Components.

Advantages/Features Hanna's Freestanding Systems and Components will allow operators to install Hanna components into any car wash system, new or existing. Hanna's Freestanding Systems and Components are pre-plumbed, and ready for installation. The small footprint allows the components to easily fit in any car wash. One size doesn't fit all. Customers can tailor Hanna Freestanding Systems to fit the needs of any location. All Hanna components are manufactured with stainless steel, delivering the highest quality strength and durability for your car wash equipment needs.

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 N.E. Wilkes Road, Portland, OR 97230 (Ron Bottaro). (503) 667-5717. Toll free: (800) 288-6927. Fax: (503) 667-5757. E-mail: Web site:

3G Enterprises Inc.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

3G Enterprises continues to be the manufacturer of the original Flapan Conveyor, and related replacement parts.

What's New/Best Seller The standard Side-to-Side Mitter Curtain is now available with a "Retract Option".

Advantages/Features Air-activated and completely adjustable for those car wash operators who want to offer limited friction in their otherwise touchless wash packages. The Mitter is available in either hydraulic or electric models.

Customer/Operator Support Factory authorized distributors are available for sales and service. A toll free customer assistance line for parts and
general inquiries along with complete technical support is available through our Minneapolis location.

Contact 3G Enterprises Inc., 220-77th Avenue NE, Fridley, MN 55432 (Mike Scholz or Greg Comstock). (763) 571-3000. Toll free: (800) 638-7228. E-mail: Web site:

Chief's Mfg. & Equipment Co
Cleveland, Ohio

Chief's has specialized in no-touch (frictionless) and hybrid (no-touch and cloth combination) car wash systems since 1985. It produces a wide array of high-pressure arches and components. Systems range in size from 50-150 feet with capabilities of 40-150 cars per hour.

What's New/Best Seller Chief's Auto Prep systems.

Advantages/Features Chief's high-pressure arches and components employ zero degree nozzles on oscillating spray bars to achieve both maximum vehicle coverage and cleaning impact. Centrifugal high-pressure pumps are used exclusively to maintain consistent cleaning impact regardless of pressure changes. Arches achieve 100% vehicle coverage on all car sizes, and arches are 100% reclaim compatible. All moving parts contain non-maintenance features. Chief's Auto Prep systems for all cloth washes eliminate 98% of manual vehicle prepping costs.

Customer/Operator Support Technical assistance and consultations are available seven days a week. Client assistance includes site selection and evaluation, building layout and design, schematics and consultations with tradespeople, complete equipment installation and start-up, and a one-year warranty.

Contact Chief's Mfg. & Equipment Co., 4325 Monticello Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44121. (216) 291-3200 (Bill Consolo). Toll free: (800) 433-7758. Fax: (216) 291-4222. E-mail:

Magic Wand Car Wash Systems
Bristol, Virginia

Magic Wand, known for its quality self-service, produces a full line of automatic Car Wash Systems such as The Magic Spray line and the Magic Touch line.

What's New/Best Seller The Magic Touch 6000 mini-tunnel system and Magic Spray 2000.

Advantages/Features The Magic Touch cloth tunnel system was designed to wash extremely well and be trouble-free. The simplicity of design, through the use of gravity control wherever possible, allows for a consistent performance level. The all-aluminum and stainless steel construction assures structural integrity and less load stress from moving parts. The Magic Spray unit uses the same principals where appropriate.

Customer/Operator Support Magic Wand has field offices in almost every state and Australia. The national network offers excellent and prompt service as well as maintenance or a yearly maintenance contract.

Price Competitive pricing available upon request.

Contact Magic Wand Car Wash Systems, 1100 Page Street, Bristol, VA 24021. (276) 466-3921. Toll free: (800) 336-8795. Fax: (276) 466-4256. E-mail: Web site:

Belanger Inc.
Northville, Missouri

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 Enduro Class 60.

Advantages/Features The standard feature package of the Enduro Class 60 is arranged to deliver thorough washing and drying, minimum maintenance and adjustments, and all the basic extra revenue-
generating "bells and whistles" for line speeds ranging from 50-80 vehicles per hour in 70 feet of tunnel space. Installation of the system is easy with the inclusion of complete back room support components for standard system offering, saving installation costs and time.

Price Available upon request.

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

Ryko Manufacturing Company
Grimes, Iowa

Ryko manufactures car wash equipment for high-volume locations.

What's New/Best Seller The Velvet Touch 2000.

Advantages/Features The Velvet Touch 2000 features a new Tall Side Blaster Arch, front-to-rear mitter curtain and side arm wraparound washers. The product can be equipped with cloth, Velvet Touch filament fibers or FoamBrite, a revolutionary wash product that cleans safely and also enhances the gloss of the vehicle's surface.

Price Available upon request.

Contact Ryko Manufacturing Co., 11600 NW 54 Ave., Grimes, IA 50111 (Bob Adams). (515) 986-3700. Fax: (515) 986-3621. E-mail: Web site:

Sonny's Enterprises Inc.
Tamarac, Florida

Sonny's is a major manufacturer of car wash systems and equipment, as well as a distributor of parts, supplies, accessories, and detailing products for the carwash industry. Its manufacturing capabilities range from small drive-through systems to large high volume car wash packages. Sonny's specializes in direct interaction with clients to customize solutions for their specific needs for both new construction and upgrades.

What's New/Best Seller The recently updated LightTouch wrap-arounds.

Advantages/Features The recently updated LightTouch wrap-arounds perform better than ever. A must-see for anyone looking for wrap-arounds. Sonny's standard systems combine the cleaning and polishing action of Perma Color soft cloth with high-pressure water jets to clean areas that the cloth can't reach. The model 110-07 (shown) features a 110-foot conveyor, front-to- back mitter, LightTouch wrap-arounds, SF50 SUV washer, Omni Wheel Washer, side to side mitter, and attached side washers to clean the vehicle. Extra services are added via the three-color foamer, undercarriage, and sealer or clear coat protectants. The system also features the Tire Shine Applicator for automatic on-line dressing of tires. Drying is facilitated by the Rain Arch that reduces misting and cuts foam residue better than ever.

Customer/Operator Support Sonny's is a direct-to-customer manufacturer and a distribution company supported in the field by our Select Service Organization representatives and factory personnel. The SSO's provide local installation, service and warranty work to Sonny's customers as well as direct sales support as needed.

Price Complete tunnel packages start at under $100,000.00. All equipment proposals provide line item pricing.

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:

PECO Corporation
Auburn Hills, Michigan

PECO designs & manufactures premium Hybrid Soft Cloth and Touch-Free Tunnel Carwash Systems customized to meet the needs of any location.

What's New/Best Seller The PECO PE383 Foamy Top Brush.

Advantages/Features The new Foamy Top Brush features Stainless Steel construction and a foam brush core for added safety design. Features better cleaning in less space.

Price Pricing available upon request. Inquire today!

Contact PECO Corporation, 244 Rex Blvd., Auburn Hills, MI 48326 (Brian Gleason or Dan Beaupied). (248) 299-5800. Toll free: (800) 448-3946. Fax: (248) 299-9001. E-mail: Web site:

PDQ Manufacturing Inc.
DePere, Wisconsin

PDQ Manufacturing is an innovator and manufacturer of touch-free car wash equipment. Its tunnel equipment, Spectrawash, is a conveyorized touch-free wash system that can be tailored to individual car wash needs.

What's New/Best Seller SpectraWash(r) Conveyorized Tunnel Systems.

Advantages/Features The SpectraWash Presoak Distribution Module provides
accurate solution injection to your vehicle wash system and the SpectraWash Solution Distribution Module keeps the solution to water mix ratio constant - even when the building water pressure fluctuates. SpectraWash

Conveyorized Tunnel Systems combine the long-lasting strength of stainless steel components with the customer-satisfying benefit of touch-free vehicle washing. Available as a complete system configured in all lengths or as individual components designed to be integrated into your existing touch free and hybrid wash systems.

Customer/Operator Support A worldwide distributor network offers factory-trained installation, maintenance, and technical assistance.

Price Available upon request from PDQ distributor, as Prices vary per system.

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: Web site:

Superior Car Wash Systems Inc.
Phoenix, Arizona

Superior manufacturers a full line of automatic tunnel equipment including Arches, Pendulum Washers, Side and Tire Brushes, Conveyors and Dryers.

What's New/Best Seller Superior's Patented Pendulum Wrap-Around Washers.

Advantages/Features A two-axis pendulum suspension system, welded aluminum construction and sturdy support frame with built-in water distribution manifolds clearly put these washers at the top of the heap. They also feature tall window/van washers with mirror-saver adjustable clutches, and dual axis pivot links have UHMW non-lube bearings. The retract system is standard, and a swing limiting stop prevents washers from climbing rear bumpers.

Customer/Operator Support Nationwide distributor network.

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: Web site:

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