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Southern Pride(r) Car Wash Systems
Graham, North Carolina

The Southern Pride line includes the Vac-U-Tron Stainless Steel Vacuums.

What's New/Best Seller Vac-U-Tron(r) Stainless Steel Vacuums.

Advantages/Features Beneficial Vac-U-Tron features include stainless steel
construction; heavy-gauge stainless steel dome (lighted domes available in blue, red and yellow); stainless steel coin meters; removable motor tops for easy service of the filter bag assembly; twin 6.8 amp bypass motors (motor options available); wire cage-type filter assembly; 2" x 15' hose and cuff; instructional decals; hidden mounting brackets; brushed finish stainless steel drum; all stainless steel hardware. An adjustable electronic timer is standard; digital countdown timers and electronic coin acceptors are available. UL Listed.

Installation Simple, through use of hidden mounting brackets. Uses standard 110V, 20 amp breaker.

Support Experienced nationwide distributor organization and toll-free factory support.

Delivery As requested.

Price Available upon request.

Contact Southern Pride Car Wash Systems (Sales and marketing), 426 S. Maple St., Graham, NC 27253. (336) 570-0185. Toll free: (800) 421-5144. Fax: (336) 570-0596. E-mail: Web site:

Magic Wand Car Wash Systems
Bristol, Virginia

Magic Wand has been in the car wash manufacturing business since 1965. Magic Wand's product line includes self-service, frictionless
automatics, and full-service conveyorized tunnel equipment.

What's New/Best Seller Magic Wand 7000 Vacuum.

Advantages/Features Built to last and look new longer, the Magic Wand 7000 vac is the only 12-gauge heavy-duty stainless vac on the market. It has an easy to empty debris system with a 5-gallon capacity and high performance four-bag filter system. The Magic Wand 7000 contains a high security vault and door latches as well as color-coordinated domes and hoses. Dazzling graphics appear on each product, with an optional LED digital timer that gives a last coin alert and is adjustable for price changes. Also optional are lighted fluorescent domes with photoelectric cells to cut on at dusk and off at dawn.

Customer/Operator Support Magic Wand has a nationwide distributor network with offices in Canada, Australia, France and Korea.

Price Competitive pricing available upon request.

Contact Magic Wand Car Wash Systems, 1100 Page Street, Bristol, VA 24201. (276) 466-3921. Toll free: (800) 336-8795. Fax: (276) 466-4256. E-mail: Web site:

Auto Vac Systems, Inc.
El Cajon, California

The Auto Vac team has over 50 years combined experience in moving air.

What's New/Best Seller Patriot and Gemini Vacuum System.

Advantages/Features From a single 1-hp portable vacuum to a 100-hp industrial system, Auto Vac has the knowledge and products that will fill the needs ofthe most demanding applications. Its vacuum systems are designed with the end user in mind. These products are built to withstand the demanding requirements of today's car care industry.

Installation We offer concept design, and installation diagrams to make the installation of your new system as smooth as possible.

Customer/Operator Support Buy direct or through a dealer in your area.

Contact Auto Vac Systems, Inc., PO Box 13516, El Cajon, CA 92022. (619) 258-9801. Toll free: (888) 628-8682. Fax: (619) 258-9805. E-mail: Web site:

Pine Bluff, Arkansas

Trend-setting Fragramatics leads the way with innovative vacuum and combination vacuum/enhanced service machines for substantial impulse income generation.

What's New/Best Seller Fragramatics' new SVSR-P Vacuum, Spot-Remover Shampoo and Carpet Protectant machine.

Advantages/Features Fragramatics' new SVSR-P opens new markets for progressive operators. By adding carpet protectant to your product mix, you have an option for new car owners not available in any other machine. The SVSR-P additionally offers an ultra-quiet high-capacity vac and its proprietary spot-remover shampoo. The SVSR-P is customer-switchable between services and is equipped with a pro-rated timer, a proven winner that pleases customers. Striking graphics and easy-to-understand customer instructions make Fragramatics' SVSR-P a welcome addition to any location.

Contact Fragramatics Mfg. Co. Inc., P.O. Box 1140, 3021 Midland Dr. S., Pine Bluff, AR 71613-1140. (870) 535-5777. Toll free: (800) 643-1574. Fax: (870) 535-0291. E-mail: Web site:

Doyle Vacuum Products
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Doyle Vacuum Products has been manufacturing vacuum-related products for more than 70 years.

What's New/Best Seller Combination and stand-alone detailing machines.

Advantages/Features Doyle offers an unparalleled line of premium service detailing machines. The Fresh Impressions machine combines Vacuum, Shampoo, Spot Remover, and Fragrance, all in one convenient location. The Best Impressions machine combines Vacuum, Shampoo & Spot Remover, while the First Impressions machine combines Vacuum & Fragrance. Doyle's stand-alone series offers yet another option in vac island configuration. The Clean Impressions machine offers Shampoo & Spot Remover services, while the Lasting Impressions machine offers a choice of three Fragrances. Finally, the Proper Inflations machine offers another profit center to operators, while offering tire inflation
services to the customer. All are designed to attract customers, as well as maximize the profit of the owner.

Contact Doyle Vacuum Products, Inc., 1642 Broadway Ave., Suite 400, Grand Rapids, MI 49504. (616) 365-3040. Toll free: (800) 289-3695. Fax (616) 365-3660. Web site:

Mr. Nozzle
Corona, California

Mr. Nozzle began selling its plastic nozzles in 1960, and currently sells over 12,000 feet of its hose product per week alone - just in orders! It currently sells to over 12 countries and it is featured in over 50 catalogs.

What's New/Best Seller Claw Nozzles.

Advantages/Features The Short Claw Nozzle comes in two sizes; SCN-1.5 and SCN-2.0, 1.5 inches and 2 inches respectively, and 12 inches long. This versatile tool is available in four colors: orange, gray, black and yellow. The Long Claw Nozzle comes in two popular sizes: #LCN-1.5 and LCN-2.0; 1.5 inches and 2 inches respectively, and are both 23 inches long. These tough guys are manufactured of high-density polyethylene for long life and maximum durability. Remember to call for Mr. Nozzle's new color catalog.

Contact Mr. Nozzle Inc., 439 East Harrison Street, Unit B, Corona, CA 92879. (909) 273-7530. Toll free: (800) 537-7625. Fax: (909) 273-7534. E-mail: Web site:

Dilling-Harris Inc.
Dallas, Texas

Dilling-Harris has been manufacturing self-service car wash equipment since 1975.

What's New/Best Seller Max-Vac II.

Advantages/Features The unit's streamlined appearance is topped with a lighted dome, which is available in blue, red, white, green or yellow. High-performance, quiet and powerful two-stage motors are standard equipment on Max-Vac II. Extra filtering capacity is achieved with six round tube filter bags. Solid-state controls are utilized in the Max-Vac II and its timer is located in the front panel for easy maintenance. Last coin alert is a standard feature, with digital time countdown option. To enhance security, an American-made lock is completely concealed, and the unit's internal mounting system makes it more secure from theft or vandalism. The rugged construction features 14-gauge stainless steel on most of the exterior.

Customer/Operator Support Worldwide distributor network.

Contact Cary Wise, Dilling-Harris, Inc., 10215 Miller Road, Dallas, TX 75238. (214) 348-2662. Toll free: (800) 727-4122. Fax: (214) 348-2914. E-mail: Web site:

Hanna Car Wash International LLC
Portland, Oregon

Hanna Car Wash Systems manufactures a complete line of automatic car wash equipment. It has more than 20,000 total installations in over 90 countries worldwide, with over 49 years of experience in the development of products and services for the car wash industry.

What's New/Best Seller The Hanna Central Vacuum.

Advantages/Features The Hanna Central Vacuum is designed for deep, powerful cleaning, long-lasting performance and a diversity of volume requirements. For lower volume needs, the four-stage, 5-hp model will handle two drops. The four-stage 10-hp version is used for moderate volume (two to four drops) and the seven-stage 15-hp version is for heavy use (two to six drops). A baked enamel finish provides durable corrosion resistance for easy-care and long-lasting appearance. High-powered vacuums are part of Hanna's commitment to offering high-quality, turnkey car wash solutions.

Customer/Operator Support Hanna sells and services its products through a worldwide distributor network containing over 90 domestic and international distributors.

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: Web site:

D&S Manufacturing
High Ridge, Missouri

One of the original manufacturers of auto vacuums, D & S was the first company to introduce an all-welded stainless steel auto vacuum almost thirty years ago.

What's New/Best Seller Combination Vacuums and new Stainless Steel Vac Islands.

Advantages/Features D & S Round, Oval & Sweet Mist(tm) Vacs feature multi-bag systems for increased suction, better filtration and enhancements for improved overall performance. Sweet Mist Fragrance Vacs are a powerful combination vac and four-fragrance dispenser designed to enhance customer appeal and value. All Vacs feature stainless steel construction, second clean-out doors for easy bag care and your choice of colorful top with matching hoses. All Vacs can be mounted on D & S new Stainless Steel Vac Island with high-density composite bumpers and laser cut aluminum canopy. Vac Islands include a large capacity trash receptacle or trash can cover with mat holders for easy mat cleaning.

Installation Simple pad diagrams and complete installation information in operation manuals.

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: Web site:

Industrial Vacuum Systems Inc.
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Industrial Vacuum Systems, Inc. is an industry leader and manufacturer of coin-operated vacuums and detail service islands for all types of car wash operations, self-service and automatic.

What's New/Best Seller Detail Express(r) Vac Islands, Carpet Wizard(r) , Fresh'N Up(r) and Mega Vac(r).

Advantages/Features The Carpet Wizard, Fresh'N Up and Mega Vac units feature animated visual displays, lighted domes and dazzling graphics - all of which actively merchandise the service. In addition, these vacs have dual motors for incredible cleaning power. Their intelligent dual display timers allow customers to switch services during the vend cycle and view the amount of time remaining. Detail Express gets your customer traffic moving, adds value to your business and maximizes your profits. Many sizes, colors and configurations are available.

Installation All products are built to order. Concise instructions allow quick installation.

Price Competitive pricing available upon request.

Contact Industrial Vacuum Systems Inc., 3974 Linden Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49548. (616) 246.1700. Toll free: (800) 968-8227. Fax: (616) 246-1706. Web site:

Jim Coleman Company
Houston, Texas

Jim Coleman Company has been manufacturing self-service car wash equipment for over 33 years. JCC has a complete line of equipment, including pumping equipment, vacuums, fragrance machines, carpet shampooers, awnings, vendor islands, and chemicals.

What's New/Best Seller Combination Vacuum and Vending Islands.

Advantages/Features The vacuums are available in Powerful Vacuum, Combo Vacuum with Misty Fragrance Machine and Combo Vacuum with Hot Foam Carpet Cleaner. Vacuums are available in round or oval shapes. All combo vac and vending islands can be single or double-sided. The combo vac and vending islands are great not only for interior car cleaning but also for promoting vending products such as interior fragrances, cloth towels and window wipes. Several vending products are available as well as trashcan toppers.

Customer/Operator Support Distributors worldwide.

Contact Jim Coleman Company, 5842 W. 34th Street, Houston, TX 77092. (713) 683-9878. Toll free: (800) 999-9878. Fax: (713) 683-9624. E-mail: Web site:

Hi-Performance Wash Systems
Denver, Colorado

HPWS has manufactured and distributed car wash equipment for over 40 years. With over 1,100 bays of self-service car wash equipment manufactured and installed, HPWS continues to be an industry leader in the self-service car wash business.

What's New/Best Seller Microcoin QL Coin Acceptor for Vacuums or Coin Boxes.

Advantages/Features Up to 10 coins accepted at once; one-touch programming on board; no interface board or box; standard four-wire hook-up; stainless steel coin path; electronic and mechanical anti-stringing; all units computer interface ready; optional diagnostics software available; coin mechanism's side opens for easy internal access; eight-year track record for multi-coin acceptance; two-year warranty.

Customer/Operator Support Nationwide distributor network, website guide & troubleshooting.

Price New competitive pricing.

Contact Hi-Performance Wash Systems, 3901 E. 41st Avenue, Denver, CO
80216. (303) 322-2232. Toll free: (800) 922-1313. Fax: (303) 322-3307. E-mail: Web site:

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