Manufacturers' Showcase - June 2008

Self-Serve Equipment

Jim Coleman Company
Houston, Texas

Jim Coleman Company offers a complete line of self-serve car wash equipment to fit every customer’s needs.

Best Seller • Super Saver Model 2500 Car Wash System.

Advantages/Features • The Super Saver has the most advanced technology in the industry, and can deliver outstanding performance and years of trouble-free service. The system is ideal for multiple bay car washes and remodeled locations. The modular system includes the most popular self-service car wash functions on a pre-wired and pre-plumbed stainless steel framework. The unit features low pressure tire cleaner, medium pressure pre-soak, high-pressure soap, foaming brush, rinse, foaming conditioner, and clear coat protectant. The system is totally self-contained and arrives on site ready to go.

Contact • Jim Coleman Company, 5842 W. 34th Street, Houston, TX 77092. (713) 683-9878. Fax: (713) 683-9624. E-mail: info@jcolemanco.com. Website: www.jcolemanco.com.

Dultmeier Sales
Omaha, Nebraska

Dultmeier Sales has over 25 years of experience in the car and truck wash industry. The company has over 75,000 items available from over 400 manufacturers.

What’s New/Best Seller • Self-Serve Pumping Station.

Advantages/Features • The station features direct-drive or pulley drive pumps; U.L. listed electrical panels with solid state controls; stainless steel supply tanks; 3 or 5 horsepower, 230 volt, single or three phase motors. The product features stainless steel solenoid valves for both soap and wax lines, and accurate proportioning of soap and wax concentrations. The gravity-feed systems features stainless holding tanks with float valves for uninterrupted water supply and pressure gauges with glycerin-filled stainless cases that produce accurate readings of output pressure. Balanced pressure relief valves allow the use of trigger guns, and protect the system against damage from excessive pressure.

Contact • Dultmeier Sales, 13808 Industrial Road, Omaha, NE 68137. (402) 333-1444. Toll free: (800) 228-9666. Fax: (402) 333-5546. E-mail: dultmeier@dultmeier.com. Website: www.dultmeier.com.

Iowa Changers Inc.
Des Moines, Iowa

Iowa Changers has been manufacturing, selling, and servicing validators since 1980.

What’s New/Best Seller • IC2000 Digital Validator.

Advantages/Features • New electronics, new technology, and new software offer superior performance and increased security. The IC2000 Digital Validator accepts all current $1, $2, $5, $10, and $20 bills, plus paper coupons. The combination of the new technology and digital validation increases business through improved bill acceptance and reliability. One year limited warranty.

Customer/Operator Support • Provides sales, service, and telephone support. Also an authorized Hamilton Mfg. sales and service center for bill changers and auto-cashiers.

Price • IC2000 Digital Validator is $875, plus shipping and applicable sales taxes.

Contact • Iowa Changers Inc., 3216 Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway, Des Moines, IA 50310. (515) 271-8054. Toll free: (800) 397-5208. Fax: (515) 271-8052. Website: www.iowachangers.com.

Mark VII Equipment Inc.
Arvada, Colorado

Mark VII is the US subsidiary of WashTec AG of Germany, the world’s largest manufacturer of vehicle cleaning equipment.

What’s New/Best Seller • AquaSpray™.

Advantages/Features • Mark VII’s AquaSpray compact self-serve car wash system has a minimum footprint — ideal for small equipment rooms — and a stainless steel frame and tanks. The unit has a streamlined exterior for easy cleaning and pull-out pumping plant trays to ensure easy service. The base stackable unit accommodates up to six bays. Add-on units with separate cold and hot water storage tanks are available in two-, four-, and six-bay configurations. AquaSpray’s fluid module mixing tanks can handle up to 12 bays. The system’s high-quality components include hydrominders, FloJet air pumps, and CAT high-pressure pumps. The system is available with a 16” x 16” coin box and a 12-position rotary door.

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: markvii@markvii.net. Website: www.markvii.net.

A-OK Equipment & Supply Company Inc.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

A-OK Equipment & Supply Company Inc. manufactures a complete line of high-quality self-service and automatic touch-free car wash equipment. Celebrating its 24th year, the company has grown to become one of the leaders in the car washing industry. A-OK-equipped car washes are operating in all 50 states, 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 the highest quality components 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 and factory-direct service support are available toll free in the United States.

Price • Available upon request.

Contact • 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: carwash@aokequipment.com. Website: www.aokequipment.com.

i-Wash, Inc.
Rochester, New York

i-Wash represents innovation and quality in the car washing industry. Products such as the i-Wash Intelligent Washing System, the i-Pump, i-Mix z and now the inBay SST embody the superior quality that people have come to expect from a leading manufacturer of car washing equipment.

What’s New/Best Seller • inBay SST.

Advantages/Features • The new inBay SST is an all-in-one compact self-serve system design that can be installed within hours with simple power and water supply hook-up. The unit comes fully assembled and is only 18”x 27” x 81”with “Flex-Booms” included. Equipped with tap-n-go credit card swipe and easy-to-use customer interface, paying for and choosing features is easier than ever. Standard features include: wash, rinse, wax, pre-soak, tire cleaner, 2-color foam brush, credit card, token acceptor, flex-booms, smart weep, and all the built-in intelligence that i-Wash currently offers.

Contact • i-Wash Inc., 691 Phillips Rd, Webster, NY 14580. Toll free: (800) 388-4258. Website: www.iwash.biz.

Rowe International
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Rowe International is a leading manufacturer of durable bill breakers and coin and bill changers for all types of carwash locations.

What’s New/Best Seller • MEI® combo bill acceptor and ePort® Credit Card Clearing Service.

Advantages/Features • The MEI combo bill acceptor and ePort Credit Card Clearing Service allows carwash operators to honor MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover as well as $1, $5, $10, and $20 bills. The ePort card reader can be wireless or connected to a PC via an Ethernet interface. Patrons are quickly and easily prompted through the transaction by the bright, 2-line, 16-character LCD display. The system is perfect for small and high volume locations — the credit card transaction only takes a couple of seconds longer than handling a bill. Account balances can be accessed online at any time using a secure password. All Rowe Century 6, 8, and 10 front and rear load models can all be equipped with the MEI combo bill and card acceptor or ePort card acceptor.

Delivery/Installation • Installation is quick and easy using the provided step-by-step installation manual.

Customer/Operator Support • Technical support experts can be reached toll free.

Price • Available from a Rowe distributor.

Contact • Rowe International, Inc., 1500 Union Avenue, S.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49507. (616) 246-0483. Toll free: (800) 393-0201. Fax: (616) 247-6531. E-mail: tkozlik@roweinternational.com. Website: www.roweinternational.com.

Dilling-Harris Inc.
Dallas, Texas

 

Designing and producing car wash equipment since 1975, Dilling-Harris offers a wide range of products for the self-service operator.

What’s New/Best Seller • EvolutionWash™.

Advantages/Features • The system utilizes “one pump” delivery of all functions and one-line delivery to each bay. The pump mounts directly to the electric motor, eliminating all pulleys and belts. In addition, there are no low-pressure pumps and fewer moving parts. The system is available in 2- to 10-bay configurations, completely pre-wired, pre-plumbed, and pre-tested. The exclusive TFT touch screen allows operators to monitor and adjust key functions off-site via the Internet.

Customer/Operator Support • Worldwide distributor network.

Contact • 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. Website: www.dilling-harris.com.

CustomKraft Industries Inc.
North Little Rock, Arkansas

CustomKraft manufactures the “Clear & Simple” MultiPressure® self-service car wash system. Systems are available in by-pass or variable frequency drive (VFD) models, and use a single pump and delivery line for each bay for low-pressure and high-pressure operation.

What’s New/Best Seller • In-bay scent/vacuum/carpet shampoo system.

Advantages/Features • The MultiPressure system simplifies and increases the reliability of self-service car wash equipment. It reduces the number of components and eliminates in-bay check valves and low-pressure delivery pumps. Stainless steel components, gravity fed pumps, and lighted solenoids with color-coded wiring make service easy. The bay meters are expandable, and are designed to operate with coins, tokens, bills, and/or credit cards.

Customer/Operator Support • CustomKraft provides a two-year limited warranty, free training seminars, illustrated manuals on compact discs, and technical bulletins. The company has a network of trained distributors across North America, Canada, and Australia.

Delivery/Installation • Delivery is 45 days from the date of order.

Price • Available upon request through CustomKraft or local distributor.

Contact • CustomKraft Industries Inc., 4611 W. Bethany, North Little Rock, AR 72117. Toll free: (800) 869-1448. Fax: (501) 945-3408. E-mail: info@customkraft.com. Website: www.customkraft.com.

Unitec Electronics
Elkridge, Maryland

 
 

Unitec Electronics designs and manufactures car wash entry systems, accounting systems, and bill changers for all segments of the car wash industry. Its products allow car wash owners to offer customers convenient solutions while increasing customer loyalty. Unitec strives to make it easy for distributors and their customers to grow, and profit from their businesses.

What’s New/Best Seller • WashPay® Site Management System with credit card acceptance and pay station integration.

Advantages/Features • Unitec’s WashPay Site Management System allows wash owners to accept credit cards in self-serve bays, increasing customer purchases. Owners can remotely monitor and configure their bays, as well as view sales and equipment usage reports. Multiple purchases by a customer may be combined into one transaction, minimizing credit card transaction fees. An optional receipt printer is also available. The unit can also track Wash Select II credit card transactions, further minimizing transaction fees for site owners. Customers using VIP Wash Pass have the flexibility to use the card throughout the site.

Contact • Unitec Electronics, 7125 Troy Hill Drive, Elkridge, MD 21075. (443) 561-1200. Toll free: (800) 4-UNITEC Fax: (410) 579-6830. E-mail: marketing@unitecelectronics.com. Website: www.unitecelectronics.com.

D&S Carwash Systems
High Ridge, Missouri

 

The D&S line of self-service car wash equipment includes the Space Saver Series, Stack and Mini-Stack™ Modular Car Wash System, spot-free rinse systems, wall-mount low-pressure pumping systems, and stainless steel bay components such as booms, wand holders, meters, and safes.

What’s New/Best Seller • Four Bay Mini-Stack .

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

Customer/Operator Support • Nationwide network of distributors, and a toll free customer assistance hotline.

Delivery/Installation • Simple installation in one or two days for four bay units; complete instructions in operation manuals.

Price • Available upon request.

Contact • D&S Carwash Systems, 4200 Brandi Lane, High Ridge, MO 63049. Toll free: (800) 844 3442. Fax: (636) 677-4105. E-mail: sales@dscarwash.com. Website: www.dscarwash.com.

PD McLaren Limited
Burnaby, British Columbia

With over 85 years of experience as industry leaders, PD McLaren Limited offers a complete line of innovative and state-of-the-art self-serve car wash systems. The highest quality parts come standard throughout the product line, including the self-serve pet wash system, which has proven to be a great addition to self-serve locations.

What’s New/Best Seller • INSTA AIR Delivery System to each BayMaster 2000 self-serve bay.

Advantages/Features • PD McLaren Limited’s custom-built self-serve vehicle wash systems are manufactured to the highest standards. Only top-of-the-line components are installed on the powder-coated aluminum frame. Standard on the BayMaster are the spot-free delivery and the weep/freeze protection systems. For a complete outline of standard and optional components please visit the company home page.

Delivery/Installation • Four weeks from the date of deposit.

Customer/Operator Support • A network of distributors throughout North America and around the world

Price • A quote can be provided for any self-serve business plan.

Contact • PD McLaren Limited, Marketing and Sales, 5069 Beresford Street, Burnaby, BC V5J1H8 Canada. (604) 437-0616. Fax: (604) 434-9120. E-mail: info@pdmclaren.com. Website: www.pdmclaren.com.

 

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