Manufacturers' Showcase - August 2003

Tunnel Wash

Superior Car Wash Systems Inc.
Phoenix, Arizona

Since its beginning in1971, Superior has been an industry leader in the design and manufacture of quality, reliable car wash equipment. For self-service systems, drying systems, in-bay automatics and complete tunnel systems, you can rely on Superior.

What's New/Best Seller Modular tunnel components, conveyors, full tunnel systems and accessories.

Advantages/Features Superior's modular tunnel design will allow owner/operators to install Superior's equipment into both new and existing car wash locations. Depending on bay size, Superior components can be combined to create the perfect automatic tunnel. Superior tunnel components are manufactured to the highest quality standards and will provide years of trouble-free service and durability.

Customer/Operator Support Superior has a nationwide distributor network that sells and supports its complete product line.

Contact Superior Car Wash Systems (Wes Osborne), 2831 W. Weldon Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85017. (602) 248-8943. Toll free: (800) 528-4063. Fax: (602) 265-1248. E-mail: Web site:

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 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:

Tommy Car Wash Systems
Holland, Michigan

Tommy Car Wash Systems has raised the bar in car wash equipment performance. Recently released was the Tommy Signature 140' car wash package, incorporating the best system components into an all-in-one, turnkey wash system. Nothing short of the best, with nothing unnecessary.

What's New/Best Seller The Tommy Transporter, our most innovative product yet: a conveyor-belt-like system that revolutionizes the flow of cars in and out of the tunnel. It's time to dump the hassle of chain and rollers.

Advantages/Features Tommy's new systems output the highest level in cleaning quality, yet stay low in maintenance and labor usage. The Tommy Signature 140 package is complete with a very customizable central control unit that runs the show from auto-cashier to the garage door settings. The whole system practically runs itself. Cars are guided on to the Transporter by live video and a welcoming instruction voice.

Customer/Operator Support Tommy will give you the best in support along with a mass of resources online for troubleshooting, parts, and more.

Price Available upon request.

Contact Tommy Car Wash Systems, 581 Ottawa Ave., Ste. 300, Holland, MI 49423. (616) 494-0771. E-mail: Web site:

PDQ Manufacturing Inc.
De Pere, Wisconsin

SpectraWash(r) Conveyorized Tunnel Systems are available as a complete touch-free system configured in all lengths or individual components designed to be integrated into your existing touch-free or hybrid wash system.

What's New/Best Seller PDQ Manufacturing recently introduced five new SpectraWash Conveyorized Tunnel System components, including SpectraWash 3X Color Foam
Applicator, SpectraWash Arches, SpectraWash Bumper Blaster, SpectraWash Foaming Tire or Wheel Applicator, and SpectraWash Solution Module.

Advantages/Features SpectraWash 3X Color Foam Applicator -features a corrosion-resistant stainless steel construction and provides a heavy spray pattern of tri-color layers of foam polish. With 144 individual foam streams, the applicator provides complete coverage.

SpectraWash Arches - bi-directional and stationary stainless steel application arches deliver efficient, touch-free cleaning for a variety of applications, including foaming and liquid presoak, low- and high-pressure rinsing, low- and high-pressure sealer application, drying agent, and set rinsing. The bi-directional arch applies solution to the front of the vehicle, and then flips direction to apply solution to the rear.

SpectraWash Bumper Blaster (pictured) - features a heavy-duty, stainless steel oscillating
manifold that sweeps across the front and rear-ends of vehicles. Each blaster carries eight zero-degree nozzles, ensuring thorough coverage with maximum impingement.

SpectraWash Foaming Solution Tire or Wheel Applicator - applies tire cleaning solution to clean the entire wheel area from road grime and brake dust deposits. It utilizes fan-jets to deliver a thick, consistent application to a tire.

SpectraWash Solution Module - is an efficient modular backroom pump that provides accurate solution injection to your vehicle wash system. The module will supply one to five applicators and features a high-quality pump, stainless steel manifolds, and individual airflow controls, all mounted and pre-plumbed on a
stainless steel panel.

Contact PDQ Manufacturing Inc., 1698 Scheuring Rd., De Pere, WI 54115. (920) 983-8333. Toll free: (800) 227-3373. Fax: (920) 983-8330. E-mail:
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Magic Wand
Bristol, Virginiax

Magic Wand, known for its quality self-service equipment, produces a full line of automatic car wash systems - the Magic Spray line, the Nexus, and the Magic Touch line.

What's New/Best Seller The Magic Touch 6000 mini-tunnel system has been Magic Wand's best cloth system sold this year, while the Magic Spray 2000 has enjoyed strong sales throughout the same period. The enthusiasm for the Nexus unit has been unbelievable.

Advantages/Features 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 principles where appropriate. The Nexus has the same high-quality components as our other units. However, the Nexus does not have an arm like the Magic Spray, but operates with specially designed oscillating nozzles. The Magic Spray unit and the Nexus wash up to 20 cars per hour. The Magic Touch Tunnel Models, 6000, 8000, and 10,000 will wash from 60 to 120 cars per hour.

Price Competitive pricing available upon request.

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

Contact Magic Wand Car Wash Systems (Jessie Honeycutt: Self Service, Magic Spray and Nexus - Keith Logan, Magic Touch Cloth line), 1100 Page St., Bristol, VA 24201. (276) 466-3921. Toll free: (800) 336-8795. Fax: (276) 466-4256. 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 system.

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:

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:

Sonny's Enterprises Inc.
Tamarac, Florida

Sonny's is the largest supplier of equipment, parts, and supplies to the independent conveyorized car wash market. The Sonny's family started in the car wash business as operators back in 1949, and continue in the business today.

What's New/Best Sellers o The 120-06 package is a high-efficiency wash package that includes a combination of friction and high pressure to deliver clean cars at chain speeds in excess of 100 cars an hour.

Advantages/Features This 120-foot package, as shown, includes a double set of wraps to eliminate prepping fronts and rears, programmable application of tire dressing for a customer-pleasing easy-to-see extra service, and final drying by the only synthetic-shammy drying system that is retractable, has wringers, and can fit in such a small footprint. A great system for express exterior washes.

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

Pricing o Complete pricing information is available on Sonny's web site.

Contact Sonny's Enterprises Inc., 6505 Hiatus Rd., Tamarac, FL 33321. (954) 467-1203. Toll free: (800) 327-8723. Fax: (954) 779-2484. Web site:

Chief's Mfg. & Equipment Company
Cleveland, Ohio

Since 1965, Chiefs has been synonymous with leadership in the development of car wash systems and components. Chief's offers a large variety of touchless systems, high-pressure arches and components, as well as Water Genie Reclaim Systems.

What's New/Best Seller Conveyorized mini tunnels, Water Genie Reclaim Systems.

Advantages/Features Chief's full touchless and hybrid tunnels range in size from 70' to 200'. Chief's mini tunnels offer a high-volume alternative to in-bay automatics. Touchless mini tunnels range in size from 40' to 60'; hybrid mini tunnels from 50' to 70'. Either type of mini tunnel can easily re-use 70% to 80% of its total water with Chief's self-cleaning, 5-micron Water Genie Reclaim Systems. This will save operators thousands of dollars in water and sewer tie-in and operating costs over the life of their investment. It will also make them environmentally friendly and help them survive any future drought restrictions placed on car washing in their area.

Price Mini tunnels - $90,000 to $130,000 (with Water Genie). Water Genie alone -$7,000 to $10, 000.

Contact Chief's Mfg. & Equipment Company, 4325 Monticello Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44121. (216) 291-3200. Toll fee: (800) 433-7758. Fax: (216) 291-4222.

Hanna Car Wash Systems International
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.

What's New/Best Seller Hanna's 135 (FW) conveyor wash system has become a best seller by offering high-volume washing capability with relatively limited land requirements. The 135 (FW) features the industry-leading Overhead Concorde Drying System and the new Contour Z-Flex Wraparounds.

Advantages/Features One size doesn't fit all. Customers can tailor Hanna Systems to fit the needs of any location. The stainless steel C-channel structure provides a flexible framework for creating a wash to serve the specific needs of any car wash's customers.

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 International, LLC, 18120 NE Wilkes Rd., Portland, OR 97230. (503) 667-5717. Toll free: (800) 288-6927. Fax: (503) 667-5757. E-mail: Web site:

PECO Carwash 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-thru packages for gas companies and dealerships to large conveyorized tunnels to fit individual car wash needs.

What's New/Best Seller The new PECO Dryers. Models D15-D10 are the newest addition to the line of quality PECO equipment.

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. Compare and see why the PECO dryer offers the most!

Customer/Operator Support With over 30 years of experience and a worldwide dealer network, PECO has gained a reputation around the world for providing high-quality systems at a competitive price.

Contact PECO Carwash Systems, 244 Rex Blvd., Auburn Hills, MI 48326. (248) 299-5800. Toll free: (800) 448-3946. Fax: (248) 299-9001. E-mail: Web site:

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 Available upon request.

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 produces high-quality, low-maintenance car washing equipment. MacNeil has built its reputation with "America's Best Conveyor" by selling the popular RG-440 conveyor worldwide.

What's New/ Best Seller Performance Mini Tunnel.

Advantages/ Features All MacNeil products are constructed from the best possible materials to ensure proper structural applications. MacNeil incorporates a two-stage corrosion-resistant proprietary finish known as the pro-coat, allowing the use of structural steel components for strength. A strong believer in research and development, MacNeil Wash Systems works closely with its engineers, customers and distributor network on product enhancement and new product development to guarantee maximum product performance.

Customer/Operator Support In 1996, MacNeil began actively developing a distributor network to supply and service its products in the United States. The network expanded from six distributors in 1996 to 37 in 2002. This network includes some of the premier distributors in the industry. MacNeil Wash Systems distributes its products through a worldwide distribution network.

Price Available upon request.

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

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