Manufacturers' Showcase - June 2003

Self-Serve Equipment

Mercantile Development Inc.
Shelton, Connecticut

Mercantile Development, Inc., founded in 1947, is a manufacturer of non-woven wiping materials. For 17 years, MDI distributors have supplied self-service car wash operators with Wet Towel All-Purpose Cleaner.

What's New/Best Seller Atlas Dry Towels and The Champ Body Towels.

Advantages/Features Low lint, durable and absorbent, The Champ Body Towels and Atlas Dry Towels are engineered to perform task-specific jobs. The user-friendly vendor decal graphics encourage customers to purchase two towels for every interior and exterior cleaning/drying need. Keep your customer satisfied with the new high-performance, extra-profitable dry towel line. Ten extra towels free in each case while supplies last. Free vendor decal with case purchase.

Customer/Operator Support National distribution network, toll free factory-direct customer service line.

Contact Mercantile Development, Inc., 10 Waterview Drive, P.O. Box 825, Shelton, CT 06484. (203) 922-8880. Toll free: (800) 243-2778. Fax: (203) 922-8279. E-mail:
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St. Catharines, Ontario

V ENDplus is a manufacturer of self-serve car wash equipment, and a supplier of car wash parts, supplies and in-bay automatic control systems.

What's New/Best Seller Washstand Coin-Op System.

Advantages/Features The most economic and versatile system on the market. This system is designed to service one individual bay, which means it is much easier to service than central station units, as well as it makes it easy to add additional bays to the site. This system is ideally suited for use in underground parking garages (residential or commercial) or as a prep station. The standard features include a powder-coated frame, 5hp 208VAC 3 phase motors, direct drive pumps and stainless steel solenoids. The unit is complete with fused disconnect box and is completely pre-wired and pre-plumbed - just hook in the power and water. ESA and CSA approved.

Price Available on request.

Contact VENDplus (Paul Carney, President), 7-463 Eastchester Avenue, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada L2M 6S2. (905) 685-3898. Toll free: (800) 565-3090. Fax: (905) 685-8268. E-mail: Web site:

Summit Auto Wash Systems Inc.
Edmonton, Alberta

Since 2000, Summit Auto Wash Systems has prided their successful results on the masterfully designed pump stand for the
self-serve car wash industry. Its continuous improvement philosophy is instrumental in
producing top-performing equipment, and is quickly becoming a leader in the car wash equipment manufacturing industry.

What's New/Best Seller Pump stands.

Advantages/Features The pressure-fed pump system reduces pump head wear and prolongs the life of pumps and related equipment. From the durable tubular powder-coated pump stands with
their tough rust-resistant surface to the Cat pumps, Teco Westinghouse 5-hp motors, glycerine-filled high-pressure gauges, superior pressure-regulating valves, and individual electrical bay
control panels, these pump stands will provide long-term low-maintenance performance.

Contact Summit Auto Wash Systems Inc., 9758 - 45 Ave., Edmonton, AB, Canada T6E 5C5. (780) 439-9222. Fax: (780) 433-4919. E-mail:

Windtrax Inc.
Mission, Kansas

Windtrax, a family owned and operated business has been a leader in the self-serve car wash industry for car wash parts, supplies and equipment for over twenty-eight years.

What's New/Best Seller Triple color foam brush and tri foam conditioner systems.

Advantages/Features This system is designed to be used for either triple color foam brush or triple color foam conditioner with foam guns. The same system may be used for either application but a separate unit is required for each. Compact wall mount unit can be configured to accommodate from one to eight bays. The system is also available as a floor stand model. Frame and tanks constructed of maintenance-free stainless steel, is pretested and is ready to install. Existing equipment may be able to be used in some installations. Additional items are needed for a new installation.

Customer/Operator Support Each unit is tested before it leaves our factory and carries the manufacturer warranty on parts. Usually available within five to seven days of placing order.

Contact Windtrax, Inc., 6800 Foxridge Drive, Mission, KS 66202. (913) 789-9100. Toll free: (800) 443-0676. Fax: (913) 789-9393 (for orders) or (913) 789-9110 (all other faxes). E-mail: Web site:

Dultmeier Sales LLC
Omaha, Nebraska

Dultmeier Sales has supplied equipment and supplies to the car wash industry since 1983. We represent over 350 manufacturers and sell a wide range of products into the car/truck wash, auto detailing and mobile cleaning markets. Our catalogs are available to you free of charge.

What's New/Best Seller Model 25VM Mega Coin & Bill Meter and Model 10BA Bill Acceptor Meter.

Advantages/Features The Model 25VM accepts multiple coins and/or bills; contains a Digital, LED readout; includes a 10-position rotary switch and electronic coin mechanism; features a heavy-gauge stainless steel construction; has an upper door hinged for easy access and maintenance; and is
available in vault-ready or with built-in coin box. Model 10BA can be wired to your existing bay meter; features heavy duty, stainless steel construction; and has an enclosed and shielded round lock for extra security. You determine which bill denominations you want to accept!

Price Available upon request, or visit our website where you can shop online.

Contact Dultmeier Sales LLC (Mike Hansen), 13808 Industrial Road, Omaha, NE 68137. (402) 333-1444. Toll free: (800) 228-9666. Fax: (402) 333-5546. E-mail:
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Scotch Plaid Inc.
Dallas, Texas

Scotch Plaid, Inc. has manufactured car wash cleaning solutions, towels, parts and supplies since 1953. They provide a nationwide distributor network for car wash operator convenience. Call today for the distributor nearest you!

What's New/Best Seller Super Saver Model 2500 Car Wash System.

Advantages/Features By far the most popular model, the Super Saver Model 2500 Car Wash System is the operator's choice. Loaded with the most advanced technology in the industry, this system can deliver an outstanding performance as well as give you years of trouble-free service. Ideal for new multiple bay locations or for remodels where space is at a premium. Available with optional Money Manager Accounting System. Manufactured to your specifications.

Customer/Operator Support Nationwide network of experienced distributors

Price Available upon request.

Contact Scotch Plaid, Inc. (Larry Barnes), 2969 Reward Lane, Dallas, TX 75220. (214) 358-2575. Toll free: (800) 527-5220 Fax: (214) 358-2592. E-mail: Web site:

Klopp Coin Counters
Oldsmar, Florida

Klopp has been a manufacturer of high-quality, economically-Priced coin handling equipment since 1931. Their superb reputation for accuracy, rugged dependability and almost no need for service has been justifiably earned through the test of time.

What's New/Best Seller 2000 Series Model SM-W Wet Coin Sorter.

Advantages/Features The SM-W will sort up to four wet coin or token denominations, including the gold dollar, simultaneously at a rate of approximately 900 coins per minute. Manually operated for total safety, the basic sorter models will sort wet US and Canadian dollars, plus all other coins and tokens. Factory adjusted models are available for custom needs, including the large 1-1/8 token. Car wash operators can now both sort and count their wet coins and tokens immediately after collection! They no longer need to spend valuable time drying coins before processing them.

Price Available upon request.

Contact Jack Lanagan, Klopp International, Inc., 225 Dunbar Court, PO Box 7000, Oldsmar, FL 34677-6805. (813) 855-6789. Toll free: (800) 356-9080. Fax: (813) 854-3069. E-mail: Web site:

Rowe International Inc.
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Rowe International began manufacturing bill changers for the vending industry in 1962. Business quickly expanded to support and serve the car wash & laundry industry with two of the most complete lines of bill changers available today.

What's New/Best SellerThe BC and Century series of changers.

Advantages/Features Rowe has improved the BC line by combining their renowned escrow system with direct pay. Now, coins for the larger bills will be first dispensed with escrow, and the remainder of the coins is fed directly to the coin cup! Next Gen bills, tentatively scheduled for release next fall, will only require an EPROM/ interface board change on your Control board. Rowe engineering is working hard with the Federal Bureau of Engraving & Printing to ensure a smooth transition to these new bills. For the Century series, all are available with factory-installed Coinco Bill Acceptors! Operators now have a choice of Coinco from Rowe, or no acceptor at all. If the operator opts out of choosing a bill acceptor, many interface cables are included that will allow the operator a choice of other compact style acceptors.

Contact Rowe International, Inc., 1500 Union Avenue, S.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49507-1884 (John Margold). (616) 248-0463. Fax: (616) 247-6531. E-mail: Web site:

Magic Wand Car Wash Systems
Bristol, Virginia

Magic Wand has been in the car wash manufacturing business since 1965. It offers three
different models of self-service equipment with all low-pressure functions available, including a Tri Color Foam Brush System and Tri Color Foam Conditioner System.

What's New/Best Seller #280E Compact Unit Touch Pad.

Advantages/Features Would you like to see a revolutionary touch pad that is completely sealed and tamperproof? Check out the #280E Compact Unit. All models have entirely stainless steel tanks, stainless solenoid valves, all brass fittings, stainless mounting plates and individual adjustments for detergents and wax. All units include pressure regulators, gauges and stainless steel tubular frames with stainless panel box. Additional bays can be added later to any of its modular units. Units are pre-wired and pre-plumbed for minimal installation time. With the highest quality component parts and different styles of meters, how can you go wrong?

Installation Magic Wand has a nationwide distributor's network second to none and offers installation and local service.

Customer/Operator Support Magic Wand offers continuing support with their toll-free number and technicians are available for any problems you might need to discuss. Nationwide distributors are available for additional support.

Delivery o 3-4 weeks after placing order. Each unit is designed specifically for the customers' individual needs.

Price Costs depend on the optional equipment the customer wants or needs. Each package is Priced and custom designed for the person purchasing the unit.

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

CustomKraft Industries Inc.
North Little Rock, Arkansas

For 20 years CustomKraft has manufactured the MultiPressure System(r) which features simple and reliable equipment for the self-service car wash.

What's New/Best Seller Super 12-Function MultiPressure System.

Advantages/Features The Super 12-Function MultiPressure System has 12 functions and three operating pressures. The system uses the same pump for the high-, medium-, and low-pressure and delivers any cycle with hot or cold water. Pressure may be adjusted from 50 psi to full operating pressure. CustomKraft units use only one hose per boom. Installation time and maintenance is reduced by eliminating low-pressure pumps and in-bay check valves. The equipment is ETL/CETL approved. CustomKraft now offers a Super 12-Function Dual Feed control box. This dual feed bay control box features coin and bill acceptance with credit card validation as an option.

Customer/Operator Support CustomKraft has an experienced staff and a modern 43,000 square foot manufacturing plant for support. Additionally, an extensive North American distribution network of qualified representatives is available for technical assistance and sales.

Delivery/Installation Delivery is 45 days from order.

Price Available through the CustomKraft website or local distributor.

Contact CustomKraft Industries Inc. (Gary Wirges), 4611 W. Bethany, North Little Rock, AR 72117. Toll free: (800) 869-1448. Fax: (501) 945-3408. E-mail: Web site:

Superior Car Wash Systems Inc.
Phoenix, Arizona

Superior Car Wash Systems has manufactured high quality car wash systems since 1972.

What's New/Best Seller The STAXJ Series Self-Service System.

Advantages/Features Uses less equipment room space; all stainless-steel construction; world-class Cat(r) pumps; UL approved motor control centers; stainless-steel solenoid valves; cold water rinse system; chemical tanks with automatic mixers; precision pressure regulators. Optional equipment includes foaming brush, pre-soak, engine/tire cleaner, 3-color foaming brush and protectant, and automatic freeze protection system.

Customer/Operator Support Nationwide network of experienced distributors.

Price Will vary according to options required.

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: Web site:

Hamilton Mfg. Corp.
Holland, Ohio

Hamilton Mfg. is the first company to manufacture a rear-load changer.

What's New/Best Seller The Gold Line(r) 3600R Rear-load Changer.

Advantages/Features The new Gold Line 3600R Changer is one of the most versatile changers around. Choose from a variety of validators including the Hamilton STA or XE, Coinco(r), Mars(r), CashCode(r) and Conlux(r). You can also choose between one or two validators; one, two or three hoppers; and you can add a coin acceptor! These options are also easily adaptable to add on as needed. The Gold Line 3600R Changer offers plenty of possibilities to grow your equipment with your business.

Customer/Operator Support Factory customer service phone support line. Experienced nationwide network of distributors and factory-trained service representatives.

Price Available upon request

Contact Hamilton Mfg. Corp. 1026 Hamilton Drive, Holland, OH 43528. (419) 867-4858. Toll free: (888) 723-4858. Fax: (419) 867-4850. E-mail: Web site:
Mark VII(r)
Arvada, Colorado

Mark VII Equipment, founded in 1966, is a leading national touch-free car wash
manufacturer. Committed to research and development, the company designs, manufactures, and distributes Mark VII AquaJet(r) GT Series Touch-free and MR+ Touch-free in-bay automatic rollover systems, as well as self-service and tunnel systems.

What's New/Best Seller AquaJet Self-Serve System.

Advantages/Features The new fully-integrated system has enhanced visual appeal. It features all-copper and stainless plumbing, stainless steel construction, modular design, independent adjustable flow meters and air regulators on all low pressure functions, individual shut-off valves, new tangle-free overhead booms, advanced electronics, and improved, larger coin boxes. Extended wash options include low-pressure or high-pressure hot presoak, high-pressure rinse, tire cleaner, clearcoat protectant, Bubble Brush(r), spot free rinse, Tri-foam Brush(tm), bug cleaner, wheel cleaner, tri-color foaming conditioner, and glass cleaner. Operators have the option of adding WashAlert(r) 104, a round-the-clock remote monitoring system which provides automated warnings about car wash operations.

Delivery/Installation The equipment is delivered factory direct, pre-wired and pre-plumbed for easy installation.

Customer/Operator Support Local distributor network with factory-trained service technicians, and a 24-hour hotline supported by factory professionals, are available to customers.

Price Competitive Prices are available upon request.

Contact Mark VII Equipment, Inc., 5981 Tennyson St., Arvada, CO 80003. (303) 423-4910. Toll free: (800) 525-8248. Fax: (303) 430-0139. E-mail: Web site:

GinSan Industries
Grand Rapids, Michigan

GinSan manufactures a wide range of self-serve car wash products.

What's New/Best Seller The Ultimate System.

Advantages/Features The Ultimate system is designed specifically to meet the needs of the self-serve operation using a stainless steel system that features Cat or Hypro belt-driven pumps; 5-hp motors; air operated diaphragm pumps for delivery of presoak, foam brush, tire clean and optional low pressure wax; hydrominders to automatically mix all cleaning agents and solutions; easy access to and availability of all components; unobstructed storage for 5-gallon pails; and an integral pressurized rinse manifold, as well as a water temperature blending manifold. The Ultimate System has a GinSan GS-255 timer for up to 255 coins with resettable four-digit coin counter, last coin alert output, and built-in overload protection. With low water cutoff protection, one second time delay motor protection, weep water cutoff for presoak, tire cleaner and spot free rinse, and 24V circuit breaker protection, the Ultimate System is geared for safety and efficiency.

Customer/Operator Support Authorized distributor representatives are located in close proximity to all customers. Factory customer assistance representatives can also be reached toll free.

Delivery/Installation Delivery time ranges from four to five weeks. All systems are wired, plumbed and factory-tested before shipment, resulting in speedy, trouble-free installation.

Price Available through a GinSan distributor representative.

Contact GinSan Industries Inc., 3611 Three Mile Road NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49544. Toll free: (800) 446-7267. Fax: (616) 791-9925. Web site:

Bristol, Wisconsin

Since 1978, Mosmatic's experience and involvement in the car wash and pressure
cleaner industries has represented the foundation for their products and future developments.
What's New/Best Seller Ceiling Boom Z-series (DKZ).

Advantages/Features The Z-series is made of high-quality stainless steel tubing (available in plain or polished) that guarantees strength and stability. All Mosmatic Ceiling Booms are ready for installation, with integrated SMART-Tech swivels, axial with dual "perma-lube" ball bearings and an insulated high-pressure hose. All Booms feature the new side-top available in four different sizes - 4'9", 5'1", 5'5" and 5'9".

Customer/Operator Support Worldwide network of experienced distributors.

Price Available upon request.

Contact Mosmatic Corp. (Ilona Weichmann), 8313-196th Avenue, Bristol, WI 53104. (262) 857-9880. Toll free: (800) 788-9880. Fax: (262) 857-2421. E-mail: Web site:

The Zierden Company
Oak Creek, Wisconsin

Established in 1937, The Zierden Company is the nation's oldest manufacturer of overhead booms for the carwash industry. Zierden's first high-pressure system was patented in 1962.

What's New/Best Seller Model 203 and 204 Overhead Booms.

Advantages/Features Model 203 features a factory rebuildable sealed swivel cartridge with a double o-ring seal design and stainless steel internal components. Model 204 is field repairable and requires no tools for maintenance. This model also features a double o-ring design and stainless steel internal components. Both models have additional features which create a boom system with superior performance and durability. Zierden offers both 360-degree and 180-degree wall-mount assemblies.

Price Available upon request.

Contact The Zierden Company, 7355 South First Street, Oak Creek, WI 53154-2096. (414) 764-6630. Fax: (414) 764-9763. E-mail: 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 The Super Saver Model 2500 Car Wash System.

Advantages/Features The Super Saver is a
multiple-bay self-service pumping unit equipped with a Cat 310 Pump, Paraplate Regulators, 3-hp, 3-phase electrical motors TEFC, automatic freeze prevention system, and automatic liquid product dispenser. Ordered to your specifications, the Super Saver is available with optional Money Manager Car Wash Accounting System, on-board high- or low-pressure spot-free rinse, and high-pressure soak.

Customer/Operator Support With a distribution network covering nearly the entire globe, JCC has a distributor near you.

Price Available upon request.

Contact Jim Coleman Company, 5842 W. 34th St., Houston, TX 77092. (713)
683-9878. Toll free: (800) 999-9878. Fax: (713) 683-9624. E-mail:
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D&S Manufacturing
High Ridge, Missouri

The D&S exclusive line of self-service car wash equipment includes the Stack(tm) and Mini-Stack(tm) space-saving car wash systems; modular car wash systems; wall-mount low-pressure pumping systems; spot-free rinse systems; drip pulse (weep) and heated-through systems.

What's New/Best Seller Four-to five-bay Mini-Stack and six-bay Stack units with Cat pumps.

Advantages/Features D&S Space Savers Stack and Mini Stack: all-welded stainless-steel construction (frames, tanks and panels); compact, self-contained, pre-plumbed and pre-wired; single or three-phase; 5-hp motors with customer's choice of industry's best pumps; high- and low-pressure systems (pre-soak, tire/engine clean, soap, foam brush, rinse and wax) in the same unit; simple maintenance (motor place assembly for each bay is mounted on slide-out tray for easy pump servicing); all bay equipment included in car wash packages.

Customer/Operator Support Factory-authorized distributor network for sales and service; toll-free customer assistance line for parts and general inquiries; complete service and trouble-shooting information in product operation manuals.

Delivery/Installation Simple installation in one or two days, for four bay units.

Contact Ron Branum, D&S Mfg. Co., 4200 Brandi Lane, High Ridge, MO 63049. (636) 677-3442. Toll free: (800) 844-3442. Fax: (636) 677-4105. E-mail: Web site:

Autec/P.D. McLaren Ltd.
Statesville, North Carolina

.PD. McLaren Limited's proven design has hit the US market.

What's New/Best Seller The P.D. McLaren design offers a self-service
system with state-of-the-art standard
features and available options to suit your specific needs. Built for Autec Inc. of North Carolina, where reliability and quality are mandatory.

Advantages/Features From the pre-plumbed and pre-wired powder coated frames to the in-bay stainless steel booms, P.D. McLaren Limited's research and development, engineering, and production of these self-serve systems are second to none. P.D. McLaren and Autec work together to assure owners and operators maximum profits.

Contact In Canada: P.D. McLaren Ltd., 5069 Beresford Street, Burnaby, BC V5J 1H8, Canada. (604) 437-0616. Fax: (604) 434-9120. In the US: Autec Inc., 2500 W. Front Street, Statesville, NC 28687. Toll free: (800) 438-3028. Fax: (704) 871-9101. E-mail:
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Standard Change-Makers Inc.
Indianapolis, Indiana

Since 1955, Standard Change-Makers has been manufacturing the most reliable, secure and easily upgradeable change machines in the industry. Standard offers a complete line of change, token, and ticket-dispensing machines geared toward the needs of your business.

What's New/Best Seller Rear Load Bill & Coin Exchanger - BCX1000RL.

Advantages/Features The new BCX1000RL allows your customers to change higher denomination bills (like $10s & $20s) and receive BOTH bills and coins (like $5s and quarters) in return. Now your customers will be more likely to spend more money on add-on products and services, because they won't have to fill their pockets with coinage only. The BCX1000RL also offers the added security of a Rear Load solution.

Customer/Operator Support Nationwide network of distributors and regional manufacturer sales & service centers.

Price Contact your local Standard distributor.

Contact Standard Change-Makers, Inc. (Mike Coons, Natl. Sales Mgr.), 3130 N. Mitthoeffer Road, Indianapolis, IN 46235. (317) 899-6966. Toll free: (800) 968-6955. Fax: (317) 899-6977.
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A-OK Equipment & Supply Co. Inc.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

A-OK Equipment & Supply Co., Inc. manufactures a complete line of high quality self-service and automatic touch-free car wash equipment. Celebrating our twenty-second year, A-OK Equipment & Supply Co. has grown to become one of the leaders in the car washing industry. A-OK equipped car washes are operating in all 50 states in the US, as well as on virtually every continent in the world. A-OK Equipment is known for their outstanding customer service, high quality construction and dependable operation.

What's New/Best Seller Compac Deluxe Pumping System and Low Pressure Fluid Module.

Advantages/Features The Compac Deluxe Pumping System and Low Pressure Fluid Module were designed with "bullet proof" components of the highest quality available in the industry. They are pre-plumbed, wired and tested to meet ETL specification to assure years of dependable service and safety. Systems are available in both stainless steel and powder-coated frames. High-pressure pumps are dual belt driven for quieter operation and to reduce wear. All systems include function indicator lights, chemical flow meters and an easy oil drain line for each pump. Numerous options are also available including Spot Free Rinse, Tire / Motor Cleaner, Foam Brush and Tri Foam Conditioner.

Customer/Operator Support National and International distributor and service network in addition to factory-direct service support toll free in the US.

Price Available upon request.

Contact Douglas McLain or Larry Kirk, A-OK Equipment & Supply Co. Inc., 6031 Pillsbury Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55419. (612) 866-2555. Toll free: (800) 328-3783. Fax: (612) 866-2562. E-mail: Web site:

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