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JANUARY 2006

Tunnel Systems

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 EZ Top Brush and Wheel Warrior Rim Cleaner.

Advantages/Features The EZ Top Brush is designed to start out 16" from the ground; travel to the front bumper and grill; proceed to the hood, roof, trunk, and/or the back window of SUVs; all the way down to the rear bumper; finishing 16" from the ground. No other top brush in the industry can make this claim.

The Wheel Warrior Rim Cleaner was designed to eliminate labor and produce sparkling clean tire rims. The unit effortlessly follows the vehicle's front wheel, then automatically repositions itself on the rear wheel and proceeds down the conveyor line, achieving extensive rim cleaning while reducing labor expenses and time.

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) 809-1854. Toll free: (800) 344-5154. Fax: (718) 585-0788. E-mail: marketing@econocraft.com. Web site: econocraft.com.

Wash Dynamics
Ottawa, Ontario

For over 50 years, Wash Dynamics has been a full line equipment design manufacturer of high-end vehicle wash systems. From self-serve to truck and bus, Wash Dynamics builds it all using both friction and touch-free technology.

What's New/Best Seller Stainless steel hybrid tunnels are popular as well as the Touchless Plus, offering hybrid and touch-free through the use of retractable cloth modules.

Advantages/Features Wash Dynamics' use of stainless steel over paint steel or aluminum is built for a lifetime of operation. Total integration of wash modules, chemical systems, hydraulics, motor control ETL, tunnel control systems and even gates makes Wash Dynamics the single source for the complete package. Wash Dynamics uses top-of-the-line components that are available worldwide through distribution channels. Wash Dynamics offers a conveyor that will accommodate cars as well as Dual Wheel trucks. This conveyor, used with the Touchless Plus system, will enable you to open your doors to new markets. Also available are self-loading tunnels systems, cloth, touch-free, and hybrid.

Customer/Operator Support Support is available through its distributor network, as well as its toll-free technical support line. The operation, programming and servicing of the systems can be run by the control system diagnostics.

Contact Wash Dynamics, 2430 Delzotto Avenue, Ottawa, ON K1T 3V7 Canada. (613) 822-1708. Toll free: (800) 977-3340. Fax: (613) 822-1779. E-mail: info@washdynamics.com. Web site: www.washdynamics.com.

3G Enterprises Inc.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

3G Enterprises continues to offer the finest in touch-free and friction vehicle wash concepts and equipment in the industry, and remains the only manufacturer of the original Flapan Conveyor and factory-authorized replacement parts.

What's New/Best Seller 3G High-Pressure Bumper Blaster.

Advantages/Features A compact, all-stainless-steel constructed unit, designed for ease of installation and maintenance. Its versatility is unlimited for cleaning those troublesome fronts and rears of today's hard-to-clean vehicles. It is hydraulically driven and requires only 15 gallons @ 600 psi of water supply.

Customer/Operator Support Factory authorized distributors are available for

sales and service. Its full-service parts department, general inquiries, or technical support staff are available through its toll-free customer-assistance line.

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: rtaddy@3ginc.net. Web site: www.3ginc.net.

Superior Car Wash Systems Inc.
Phoenix, Arizona

Since 1972, Superior has been the only manufacturer that specializes in mini-tunnels and high-performance dryers. For well over 30 years, it has provided innovative and quality mini-tunnel equipment to the car wash industry.

What's New/Best Seller 500 S/L Self-Loading Mini Tunnel.

Advantages/Features Superior's new 500 S/L Self-Loading Mini Tunnel can be operated either by an attendant, entry system or access gate. It only requires 15 feet wide by 36 feet long floor space, yet can wash and dry 3-4 times more cars per hour than a typical in-bay automatic in the same space. This simple-to-maintain, no-nonsense system utilizes today's popular soft-cloth for gentle, effective cleaning. The 500 S/L Mini-Tunnel System includes: wheel alignment correlator, 50-foot over/under conveyor with double roller guide rails, 8-basket mitting curtain with foamer, pendulum-style wrap arounds with window/van washers, canted side washers, rinse arch, clear coat arch and a 35-hp or 45-hp dryer with oscillating top nozzle. Also included are the Unitec Entry System, Tunnelmaster Controller, Motor Control Center and Hydraulic Drive System.

Customer/Operator Support Nationwide factory-authorized distributor network.

Price $99,950.

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

Sonny's The CarWash Factory
Tamarac, Florida

SONNY'S The CarWash Factory is the country's largest supplier of conveyorized tunnel car wash equipment. The company founder, Sonny Fazio, entered the industry in 1949, when he opened his first full-serve car wash in Boston, Massachusetts.

What's New/Best Seller X458 chain, grill washer, OMNI bumper blasters.

Advantages/Features SONNY'S now offers easy maintenance X458 chain for both painted and galvanized roller-on-demand conveyors. Other highlights include the new grill washer and OMNI bumper blasters that are redefining prep-free front cleaning. Designed by car wash operators for car wash operators, SONNY'S builds equipment that is easier to maintain and requires no manual prepping to produce clean, dry, shiny cars at higher volumes and at a lower operating cost.

Delivery/Installation SONNY'S inventories most equipment, making it possible to ship a complete tunnel in a day - or more importantly - any emergency replacement item the same day.

Customer/Operator Support SONNY'S guarantees not only its equipment but also the complete installation process and after-sale service through a national network of service organizations backed by factory-direct support.

Price Configure and price your car wash online.

Contact SONNY'S The CarWash 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. Web site: www.sonnysdirect.com.

PDQ Manufacturing Inc.
De Pere, Wisconsin

Since 1984, PDQ has provided superior quality, outstanding support, technological leadership, and a commitment to providing products that contribute to customer profitability.

What's New/Best Seller Oscillating Mitter.

Advantages/Features PDQ's new Oscillating Mitter is a complete wash system that can easily be incorporated into any tunnel configuration. Whether it's utilized as a stand-alone car wash system or a modular component to larger tunnel operations, you're assured of a quick and efficient way to clean out your competition and keep your customers coming back. The high-powered orbital action of the Oscillating Mitter works in perfect harmony with the curtain of extremely gentle cloth strips to wash away all traces of dirt and grime. The overhead manifold is engineered to automatically dispense cleaning solutions to the curtains. The versatile Oscillating Mitter is designed for use with foaming pre-soak, foaming soap or foaming wax.

Customer/Operator Support PDQ Vehicle Wash Systems has aligned itself with the finest independent distributors. Your PDQ Distributor will help you select the equipment that's right for you. Your distributor relationship doesn't end once your wash system is installed. They also provide genuine PDQ equipment, parts, and factory-certified technical service, resulting in maximizing your wash and revenue potential.

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: Domestic.Sales@pdqinc.com. Web site: www.pdqinc.com.

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, its 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 The Tommy Wash System uses the most innovative technology to reduce labor. By perfecting the automated entrance, the cleaning equipment, and the blower systems, it has eliminated all direct wash labor. No prepping, no toweling, and it still can maintain up to 180 cars per hour. Come see for yourself.

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: info@tommycarwash.com. Web site: www.tommycarwash.com.

N/S Wash Systems
Inglewood, California

N/S Wash Systems, an innovator in the vehicle wash industry, has been the number one provider to the high-volume unattended vehicle washing industry since 1961. N/S Wash Systems are currently used in facilities that wash the vast majority of the nation's trucks, buses, trains, rental cars, and new and used cars. Long accepted on the nation's West Coast as the premier supplier to the conveyor market, N/S continues its growth with an expanded emphasis on the retail car wash market throughout the rest of the country.

What's New/Best Seller Exterior Express Training Facility.

Advantages/Features In September 2005, N/S Wash Systems will open its flagship Exterior Express training facility near LAX, in El Segundo, California. The 60,000-square-foot campus will house a 180-foot tunnel where N/S Wash Systems' customers and new operators will receive hands-on operations training in a state-of-the-art facility with on-site classroom instruction. N/S Wash Systems has expanded its staff, adding a director of tunnel development, and experienced engineer dedicated to the tunnel segment, and a dedicated R&D product development specialist.

Customer/Operator Support N/S Wash Systems provides its customers with industry-recognized site evaluations; five-year cash flow pro forma and ROI; site designs, building layouts, and traffic flow plans; follow-up operational evaluations and consultation; and hands-on new operator training.

Contact N/S Wash Systems, 235 West Florence Avenue, Inglewood, CA 90301. (310) 412-7074. Toll free: (800) 782-1582. Fax: (310) 673-0276. E-mail: info@nswash.com. Web site: www.nswash.com.

Chief's Mfg. & Equipment Company
Cleveland, Ohio

Since 1985, Chief's has been known as a leading innovator in the development of touchless and hybrid car wash systems. Chief's offers the largest array of high-pressure arches and components in the industry.

What's New/Best Seller Water Genie Reclaim Systems.

Advantages/Features Water Genie Reclaim Systems and hybrid tunnels and Auto Prep systems that enable operators to nearly eliminate manual vehicle prepping. Chief's touchless tunnels range in size from 50 feet to over 150 feet. Chief's touchless and hybrid Mini-Tunnels represent a high volume (40-50 cars per hour) alternative to in-bay automatics. Mini-Tunnels range in size from 40 to 70 feet. Either type is fully capable of filtering and re-using 65-80% of the water used. The Water Genie is the only system that employs patented self-cleaning filtration and reduces particle size to 5 Microns or less. These systems pay for themselves usually with in the first 6 to 12 months. It makes your car wash environmentally friendly, provides a great marketing tool and can enable you to survive if any future drought restrictions occur. The Water Genie reclaim systems provide huge savings on impact fees and water/sewer bills!

Price Mini-tunnels, $100-150K; Auto Prep Systems, $25-60K; Water Genie Reclaim Systems, $8,500-$15,500.

Contact Chief's Mfg. & Equipment Company (Bill Consolo), 4325 Monticello Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44121. (216) 291-3200. Toll free: (800) 433-7758. Fax: (216) 291-4222. E-mail: bconsolo@aol.com. Web site: www.chiefsmfg.com.

Belanger Inc.
Northville, Michigan

Belanger Inc. manufactures quality car wash equipment, systems and components that deliver superior life-cycle longevity and user-friendly serviceability. Its broad line of products include touch-free automatics, drive-through and conveyor tunnel wash systems, and a full line of car wash components.

What's New/Best Seller Belanger's DuraTrans XD conveyor.

Advantages/Features Belanger's award winning DuraTrans XD conveyor is the most advanced conveyor available in the industry today. Every aspect of the DuraTrans XD was carefully designed to deliver reliability, durability, and serviceability combined with user-friendly operation. Some of the DuraTrans XD's many features include Quick-Pin Release take-up and roller-up cartridges, which enable operators to perform Pit-Free repairs at the comfort of a workbench rather then in the conveyor pit. Also, the True Anti-JamT roller-up and innovative trap door designs ensure reliable vehicle processing and maximize throughput revenue. The XD Guide Rail delivers wheel-safe performance, and the unique sloping design minimizes surface tension, which keeps vehicles from jumping out of the track. Next, its XD Roller design features 4-point tire contact and self-centering rollers that ensure proper vehicle tracking and maximize vehicle processing. Self-Locking Forged X458 chain provides superior durability and requires no tools to remove links, which reduce repair costs and maintenance time. Finally, Roller & Chain maintenance can quickly be preformed from the comfort of the top conveyor, making routine maintenance easy.

Price Available upon request.

Contact Belanger, Inc., 1001 Doheny Court, Northville, MI 48167-5470. (248) 349-7010. Toll free: (866) 488-6635. Fax: (248) 349-2309. E-mail: info@belangerinc.com. Web site: www.belangerinc.com.

MacNeil Wash Systems
Ontario, Canada

Established in 1982, MacNeil Wash Systems is a leading manufacturer of quality car wash systems for the tunnel car wash industry and for the automotive dealer, fleet and rental markets. MacNeil systems are in place with leading operators throughout North America and in many other parts of the world.

What's New/Best Seller RS-500 Sonic Wheel Washer, RS-701SuperFlex Wraparound Brush, and the RS-1000 Top Brush.

Advantages/Features MacNeil products are engineered to provide superior cleaning performance, increased production, reduced maintenance, maximum cost savings and equipment longevity. All MacNeil equipment is backed by its focus on service excellence. The product lineup targets the needs of operators looking to enhance their existing wash or create a unique, top quality wash from the ground up. Starting with the industry-respected RG-440 conveyor, MacNeil tunnel systems include several innovative and patented products to produce a great cleaning result. All brushes, including the RS-701 SuperFlex Wraparound Brush and the RS-1000 Evolution Top Brush are available with MacNeil Quiet Drive (electric drive) technology and are made of Envirosoft 2nd Generation foam for the gentlest touch on your customers' vehicles. The RS-500 Sonic Wheel Washer is designed to clean rims and eliminate brake dust without expensive labor.

Customer/Operator Support MacNeil distributes and supports its products through an international network of over 40 distributors. Its distributors have extensive experience in the car wash industry and partner with operators to provide customized support and service throughout the entire life cycle of owning and operating a car wash.

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 Carwash Systems designs and manufactures premium hybrid, soft-touch and touchfree car wash systems. PECO systems range from small drive-thru systems for fleet applications - such as rental car agencies and auto dealerships - to large conveyorized tunnels for express, full-serve and flex-serve operations. PECO offers standard and customized systems to meet virtually every individual need.

What's New/Best Seller The Auto Gate Entry System (AES) and Tire Brite tire dressing applicator.

Advantages/Features The PECO Auto Gate is a lower-cost offering into the automatic gated entry systems market. The Auto Gate is flexible enough to interface to most auto cashiers and leading tunnel controllers. This makes retrofitting an existing tunnel cost effective. The Tire Brite applicator does away with replacement sponges while providing a more consistent application of tire dressing.

Customer/Operator Support With nearly 40 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 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.

Ryko Manufacturing Company
Grimes, Iowa

Ryko manufactures car wash equipment for high-volume locations. Ryko's Flex Appeal Package features the most advanced and effective cleaning technology on the market.

What's New/Best Seller VT2000 conveyor wash system.

Advantages/Features Ryko's VT2000 conveyor wash system offers every component a site could possibly need to provide a superior exterior wash. The VT2000 conveyor system is available in three standard packages of various lengths, or can be designed to fit your individual location. The system can be designed to include everything from Ryko's Tall Side Blaster Arch to your choice of mitter curtains or top brush. The VT2000 features FoamBrite, the wash material that is revolutionizing the vehicle wash industry. The VT2000 with FoamBrite wash material provides superb cleaning results.

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

Hanna Car Wash Systems
Tigard, Oregon

Since 1960, Hanna has been a top supplier of car wash equipment, parts and systems. Hanna has over 30,000 installations and an experienced network to provide individual attention and service.

What's New/Best Seller The Ultra Xpress conveyor system.

Advantages/Features The Hanna Ultra Xpress is the best choice for operators who want the look of impeccable clean, hand finished vehicles without the labor. Through years of experience and extensive testing, we have designed the most effective system for getting vehicles exceptionally clean. The secret is the right combination of chemicals, high-pressure equipment, and soft touch friction - a 3-step configuration that optimizes cleaning performance. The Ultra Xpress addresses hard-to-clean areas such as wheels, bumpers and window edges.

Customer/Operator Support Jim Coleman Company sells and services its products through a worldwide distributor network of over 90 domestic and international distributors with complete parts and service capability ready to assist you with every car wash need.

Price Available upon request.

Contact Jim Coleman Company - Hanna Sales Office, 7180 S.W. Fir Loop, Tigard, OR 97223. (503) 667-5717. Toll free: (800) 288-6927. Fax: (503) 667-5757.

E-mail: info@hannacarwash.com. Web site: www.hannacarwash.com.

SafeTveyr
Macedon, New York

SafeTveyr is a manufacturer of car wash, detail and lube conveyors.

What's New/Best Seller SafeTveyr Chainless Auto Conveyor System.

Advantages/Features SafeTveyr is the world's first revolutionary no-correlator/-guardrail/-dollies chainless system. SafeTveyr is a conveyor system that emphasizes safety not only for vehicles, but also customers and employees. Damage to mufflers, rims, tires, spoilers, and alignments is eliminated, and is completely safe for small and large vehicles, including duallies and vehicles with extended or oversized wheel bases. Customers will feel safer knowing that the car is conveyed while in park as opposed to neutral, thus avoiding accidents due to free-rolling vehicles or sudden acceleration. There are no pinch or grab points on the conveyor for body or clothing to catch onto - safe for employees to walk on and around while it is still in motion. This promotes your wash to a wider audience of customers who do not want a conveyor to be chain-driven, or are worried about damage. Its Intralox modular plastic belting will not rust, and contributes towards maintaining an attractive, modern, and clean appearance. The conveyor is constructed of galvanized and stainless steel, requires little or no concrete work, has few moving parts, and requires relatively little maintenance. Fast installation for new or existing car wash, quick-lube, and detail conveyors. See the latest in proprietary dual belt conveyors at the website.

Price Prices are available upon request.

Contact SafeTveyr (Michael Horn), 1675 Wayneport Road, Macedon, NY 14502. (516) 385-9680. Fax: (516) 487-0724. E-mail: mike.horn@safetveyr.com. Web site: www.safetveyr.com.

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