Manufacturer's Showcase - January 2003

Vacuum Products


Doyle Vacuum Products
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Doyle Vacuum Products manufactures a complete line of vacuums and interior detailing-related products for the car wash industry.

What's New/Best Seller Detail Center Vac Island & Canopy, Fresh Impressions Vac/Shampoo/Spot Remover & Fragrance machine, Best Impressions Vac/Shampoo & Spot Remover machine, First Impressions Vac & Fragrance machine, and the new 300000 Series, 400000 Series, and 600000 Series Vacuums.

Advantages/Features The Fresh Impressions, Best Impressions, and First Impressions offer the owner/operator a variety of machine configurations to best serve their individual markets. The colorful graphics, lighted dome, and scrolling digital display attract customers, while the ease of use and the outstanding performance of the machine bring them back time after time. The 300000, 400000, and 600000 Series vacuums are new from the ground up, and offer the owner/operator a variety of features and benefits which make these machines unique. The Detail Center Vacuum Island and Canopy are designed to enhance the appearance of your location, while offering the user a clean, safe location to completely detail their vehicle. Many colors are available to make your location stand out from the competition.

Price Available upon request.

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: www.doylevac.com.


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: sales@mrnozzleinc.com. Web site: www.mrnozzleinc.com.


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 over thirty years ago.

What's New/Best Seller 3-in-1 Combination Vacuums and 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. New 3-in-1 Vacs are combination Vacuum, Fragrance & Carpet Shampooer. Sweet Mist Fragrance Vacs are a powerful combination vac and four-fragrance dispenser and new Detail Vac is a combo Vac & Carpet Shampooer with spot remover. All Combo Vacs are designed to enhance customer appeal and value. D & S Vacs feature stainless steel construction, second clean-out doors for easy bag care and your choice of colorful top with matching hoses. Vacs can be mounted on D & S Stainless Steel Vac Islands 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.

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

Support o 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.


Southern Pride Car Wash Systems
Graham, North Carolina

Southern Pride Car Wash Systems has been manufacturing self-service and frictionless in-bay automatics, vacuums and car washing components for more than 30 years.

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

Advantages/Features New model Vac-U-Tron features two access doors for easy clean-out and bag care. Other features include brushed finish stainless canister, heavy-gauge stainless spun domes, available with two 6.2 amp or one 13 amp motors, coin box or safe pipe, digital readout timers, 2-inch by 15-foot hose and cuff, instructional decals and all-stainless hardware.

Customer/Operator Support Experienced nationwide distributor network and toll-free manufacturing support.

Price Competitive pricing available upon request.

Contact Southern Pride Car Wash Systems, 426 S. Maple Street, PO Box 1060, Graham, NC 27253. (336) 570-0185. Equipment Sales: (800) 421-5144. Parts/Supplies: (800) 437-0263. Service: (800) 334-6839. Fax: (336) 570-0596. E-mail: spridecarwash@aol.com. Web site: www.southernpride-snm.com.


Hanna Car Wash International LLC
Portland, Oregon

Hanna Car Wash Systems manufactures a complete line of automatic car wash equipment. Hanna has more than 25,000 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: info@hannacarwash.com. Web site: www.hannacarwash.com.


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 Maximize the income potential of your valuable real estate with Combination vacuum equipment. Combining Fragrance and Shampoo machines with vacuum cleaners will help do just that. Customers can now complete the cleaning and detailing processes in one stop. Operators with combination units see a dramatic increase in per-unit income over stand-alone vacuums or stand-alone shampoo and fragrance machines. 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 with colorful graphics and lighted domes. 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: info@jcolemanco.com. Web site: www.jcolemanco.com.


Fragramatics
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: sales@fragramatics.com. Web site: www.fragramatics.com.


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 car wash 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 Central Vacuum Systems perform better than ever. A must-see for anyone looking for a multi-drop vacuum solution.

Advantages/Features Sonny's vacuums are designed to provide years of trouble-free service, and therefore are backed by the best warranty in the industry. However, should a problem occur, Sonny's has an exclusive loaner program available that will keep your business up and running. Units are available from 7.5hp to 50hp and from one to 16 drops. The major advantage in dealing with Sonny's is our people. If you talk to Sonny's customers, you'll find that it truly stands behind "Right Price, Right Quality, Right Now!"

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

Price Many units are available including the following: 7.5hp ($3,595), 10hp ($3,795), 15hp ($4,150) and the most popular unit 20hp ($4,495).

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


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: info@dilling-harris.com. Web site: www.dilling-harris.com.

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