Manufacturers' Showcase - November 2009

In-Bay Automatics

Pro Equipment Company
Benton, Kentucky

Pro Equipment Company has been dedicated to manufacturing high-quality, cost-effective automatic and self-serve vehicle wash equipment for over 20 years.

What’s New/Best Seller • Touch Less Navigator.

Advantages/Features • The fully automatic Navigator is engineered and designed to be long lasting and reliable. The friendly computer system allows owners quick and easy adjustment — assuring the equipment is continuously working at peak efficiency. The system is manufactured with quality non proprietary parts.

Customer/Operator Support • Nationwide distributor network.

Contact • Pro Equipment Company, 350 Hwy 68 East. Benton, KY 42025. Toll free: (800) 544-7767. E-mail: Website:

Dunedin, Florida

Ceccato has been manufacturing wash equipment for over 60 years, and has sold equipment in over 50 countries around the world. The quality equipment line provides washing applications for not only the vehicle care industry but also bus, truck, railway, and subway applications.

What’s New/Best Seller • Pegasus Air Plus Rollover Automatic.

Advantages/Features • The Pegasus Air Plus is offered with three different configurations that allow the true choice of friction or touch free wash options. The advanced software increases owner control over every aspect of their wash packages. Ceccato’s proven technology substantially lowers utility and operating costs while providing speed and wash quality.

Customer/Operator Support • A worldwide distribution network with authorized distributors throughout North America.

Contact • Ceccato, 1508 Cascade Ct., Dunedin, FL 34698. Toll free: (877) 868-8007. E-mail: Website:

Ryko Manufacturing Company
Grimes, Iowa

Ryko manufactures car wash equipment for high-volume locations.

What’s New/Best Seller • SoftGloss MAXX.

Advantages/Features • The SoftGloss MAXX is designed for vehicles of all sizes, and features high throughput for maximum profitability. The combination of FoamBrite wash material and technological advancements push the customer satisfaction and revenue potential to new levels.

Contact • Ryko Manufacturing Company, 11600 NW 54 Ave., Grimes, IA 50111. (515) 986-3700. Fax: (515) 986-3621. E-mail: Website:

PDQ Manufacturing Inc.
De Pere, Wisconsin

PDQ Manufacturing, a Dover Company, is a leading designer/producer of vehicle wash systems. LaserWash® and Tandem® brands of in-bay systems and WashTools™ conveyor tunnel systems are operating in thousands of facilities around the globe. PDQ provides business marketing and wash payment products under the Access® brand name.

What’s New/Best Seller • The LaserWash.

Advantages/Features • The newest LaserWash Smart360 technology allows the machine to “think for itself” to increase up-time and optimize the wash process. Faster wash speeds lead to increases in vehicle throughput and shorter lines. Simplified machine design and lower energy and utility usages reduce operating costs. New services include Front Bug Prep, dedicated Super Sealant applicators, Flash Dry rinse, and enhanced arch control to offer better detergent coverage and improved bug removal. Rounded arch corners keep the wash process focused on the vehicle — reducing water and detergent waste.

Price • Available upon request.

Contact • PDQ Manufacturing Inc., 1698 Scheuring Road, De Pere, WI 54115. (920) 983-8333. Toll free: (800) 227-3373. E-mail: Website:

Jim Coleman Company
Houston, Texas

Jim Coleman Company has been manufacturing self-service car wash equipment for over 40 years. It features a complete line of equipment including: pumping equipment, touch-free automatic and conveyor equipment, vacuums, fragrance machines, carpet shampooers, awnings, vendor islands, and chemicals.

What’s New/ Best Seller • FusionX In-Bay Automatic.

Advantages/Features • The FusionX is a combination unit — the customer makes a choice between a soft-touch brush wash, a touchfree only wash, or a combination of both. The system is designed around the cleaning success of the Water Wizard 2.0 high pressure automatic. The unit cleans a car with its unique combination of high-pressure wash and the specially designed SparkleSoft foam brushes. The strong but delicate brushes glide over the vehicle’s surface, enhancing its gloss and luster, wash after wash. Every unit is equipped with undercarriage, rocker panel sprayers, entrance signs, web-enabled computer monitoring, and stainless steel construction.

Customer/Operator Support • The company has a worldwide distributor network.

Price • Available upon request.

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

Southern Pride Systems Inc.
Graham, North Carolina

Southern Pride Systems is serious about quality — many customers still have the company’s equipment running after 25 years.

What’s New/Best Seller • The Turbo Tailgunner.

Advantages/Features • The Turbo Tailgunner with the new Tailgunner High Pressure Spraybar blasts the rear of the vehicle for an unbeatable clean. In addition, the new Turbo-Touch controller provides many new features like Bugg Pass, speed control, wash set-up, and diagnostics. Up to 12 passes per wash can be programmed with just the touch of a screen.

Customer/Operator Support • National distributor network and factory support is available.

Contact • Southern Pride Systems Inc., P.O. Box 1060, Graham, N.C. 27253. Toll free: (800) 421 5144. Fax: (336) 570-0596. E-mail: Website:

Mark VII Equipment Inc.
Arvada, Colorado

Mark VII is the U.S. subsidiary of WashTec AG of Germany, the leading supplier of innovative solutions for the car wash business worldwide. Each day more than 2.4 million vehicles are washed around the world in systems manufactured by the company.

What’s New/Best Seller • SoftWash XT® and AquaJet XT®.

Advantages/Features • The next generation friction and touch-free rollovers leverage proven technology while adding unique new features to generate incremental revenue and lower operating costs. A new controller and variable-speed drive system enables unprecedented flexibility for configuring wash packages. Excellent cleaning results are achieved while consuming as little as 15 gallons (friction) or 24 gallons of water (touch-free) — lowering operating costs while providing a “greener” service to customers. A new contouring dryer provides an energy efficient alternative to conventional fixed on-board and freestanding dryers. The new integrated SELLCD® displays colorful animated graphics for site branding, up selling, and cross selling.

Customer/Operator Support • A nationwide network of factory-trained and supported distributor and direct service technicians is available.

Price • Available upon request.

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: Website:

Tamarac, Florida

SONNY’S The Car Wash Factory is the largest supplier of car wash equipment in the world. The company founder, Sonny Fazio, entered the industry in 1949, when he opened his first full-serve car wash in Boston MA. BayWash is a SONNY’S company.

What’s New/ Best Seller • BayWash i5 Soft-Touch Hybrid.

Advantages/Features • Reliable and consistent, the BayWash i5 Soft-Touch Hybrid delivers the cleaning of a conveyorized car wash tunnel — on wheels. Extra-service options provide up-selling opportunities to generate more revenue.

Price • Configure and price a unit online.

Contact • SONNY’S, 5606 Hiatus Road, Tamarac, FL 33321. (954) 720-4100. Toll free: (800)-327 8723. Fax: (954) 724-4288. Toll free fax: (800) 495-4049. Website:

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

A-OK Equipment & Supply Company has been manufacturing high-quality long-lasting car wash systems for over 25 years. A-OK has a complete line of self-service and touchless systems equipped with the newest technology and user-friendly equipment.

What’s New/Best Seller • Dyna Wash Touchless Automatic.

Advantages/Features • The Dyna Wash Touchless Automatic is a state-of-the-art car washing machine constructed of high-grade stainless steel. It is capable of washing vehicles that require 90 inches of clearance, as well as Duallies and extended-cab pickups. Three sides of the vehicle are washed at once for a quicker, more productive wash. The wash is completely electric, and contains no expensive and messy hydraulics to deal with. The unit has long-lasting components, and a heavy-duty, easy-to-use touchpad computer.

Customer/Operator Support • A worldwide distributor network and factory technicians are available to assist with any situation.

Price • Price varies with options.

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: Website:

Washworld Inc.
DePere, Wisconsin

Washworld Inc. manufactures the High Velocity® and Razor touch-free wash systems, Radiantz soft cloth wash system, and Moto Express Wash® touch-free motorcycle wash.

What’s New/Best Seller • The Razor Automatic Touch-Free.

Advantages/Features • The innovative Razor automatic wash system features a unique
e-chain supply feed, while the belt drive technology eliminates the need for tires and inner tubes. Combined with the sleek and smooth radial cornering and technologies like Washview®, Washview Remote™, Virtual Attendant® and Flex Pass®, Razor provides a cost-saving, precision cleaning system that brings a quick return on investment.

Customer/Operator Support • Technical support is available on a 24-hour, 7-day-a-week basis.

Price • Available upon request.

Contact • Washworld Inc., 1755 E. Matthew Drive, DePere, WI 54115. (920) 338-9278. Toll free: (888) 315-7253. E-mail: Website:

D&S Car Wash Equipment Company
High Ridge, Missouri

D&S Car Wash Equipment Company is an innovator and leading manufacturer of in-bay automatics, self-serve car wash equipment, and industrial vacuums. Established in 1972, D&S is known for its extremely durable, all-welded stainless steel products that are designed for performance and reliability.

What’s New/Best Seller • The i5000.

Advantages/Features • The i5000 touch-less automatic is designed with proven technology adapted from the high-performance Quicksilver and the D&S 5000. The i5000 offers greater flexibility; has fewer moving parts, which result in less maintenance; and is more energy efficient due to its lightweight construction. The i5000 is perfect for automobile dealerships and convenience stores with small bays. The machine has a sleek, open bay look; is quick and easy to install; and simple to operate. The gantry can be retrofitted to any existing D&S 5000 arch and pump stand. In addition, the gantry is 3 inches wider than the D&S 5000 (between spinner tips) to accommodate wider vehicles.

Price • Available upon request.

Customer/Operator Support • All D&S products are sold through an international network of distributors who provide complete factory service and technical support.

Contact • D&S Car Wash Equipment Company, 4200 Brandi Lane, High Ridge, MO 63049. (636) 677-3442. Toll free: (800) 844-3442. Fax: (636) 677-4105. E-mail: Website:

Nu-Star Inc.
Shakopee, Minnesota

A manufacturer of quality car wash equipment for over 40 years, Nu-Star Inc. continues to provide the industry with quality, affordable equipment.

What’s New/Best Seller • Tri-Star Car Wash System.

Advantages/Features • The Nu-Star Tri-Star Car Wash System is one of the most cost effective machines in the industry. The unit combines superior cleaning technology with an easy and affordable price. The machine is upgradeable to high-pressure rinse, multi-colored foaming system, and any other options Nu-Star provides. The unit also has the capability of adding an onboard drying system for restricted size bays.

Customer/Operator Support • National distributor network and factory service technicians are available.

Price • Available upon request.

Contact • Nu-Star Inc., 1425 Stagecoach Road, Shakopee, MN 55379. (952) 445-8295. Toll free: (800) 800-9274. Website:

Statesville, North Carolina

AUTEC Car Wash Systems manufactures precision-built, all-stainless-steel, soft-touch, touch-free, and hybrid car wash systems. The company is committed to reliable products, quality service, and the ongoing success of its customers.

What’s New/Best Seller • In-Bay Express Car Wash.

Advantages/Features • Built around the successful EV1 combination machine, customers can choose an all soft-touch wash, an all touch-free wash, or a combination of both. Traditionally, in-bay automatics have limited capability because of the high number of functions being done on board -— creating extra passes for the machine. The new system does most of the functions off board, without the need for a conveyor system, enabling the operator to increase throughput by up to three times, while still enjoying the simplicity and favorable economics of an automatic rollover. The system can wash a car in 90 seconds or less, with a top capacity of over 30 vehicles per hour.

Customer/Operator Support • A network of distribution, installation, and maintenance throughout The United States and abroad is available.

Price • Available upon request.

Contact • AUTEC Car Wash Systems, 2500 West Front Street, Statesville, NC 28687. (704) 871 9141. Toll free: (800) 438-3028. Fax: (704) 871-9101. E-mail: Website:

Belanger Inc.
Northville, Michigan

Founded in 1969, Belanger’s long-standing commitment to in-bay innovation continues with the breakthrough DuraShiner® CF tire shiner.

What’s New/Best Seller • DuraShiner CF (Conveyor-Free) In-Bay Automatic Tire Shiner.

Advantages/Features • The DuraShiner was engineered specifically for in-bay use. The unit delivers consistent shine, “Rim-To-Tread”, with minimal chemical use. The revolutionary round applicator rollers rotate automatically, holding chemical in suspension for efficient application, cleaner bay floors, and maximum profit per foot.

Customer/ Operator Support • A worldwide local distributor network, technical support help desk, and aftermarket support team is available.

Price • Available upon request.

Contact • Belanger Inc., 1001 Doheny Court, Northville, MI 48167. (248) 349-7010. Toll free (866) 488-6635. Fax: (248) 349-2309. E-mail:

Oasis Car Wash Systems
Galena, Kansas

Oasis Car Wash Systems Inc. has been manufacturing adjustable automatic car wash systems since 1985. The company offers a complete line of fully-adjusting in-bay touch-less automatics, known for their speed, efficiency, and high profit margins.

What’s New/Best Seller • The Eclipse.

Advantages/Features • The Eclipse combines the benefits of an in-bay automatic with the advantages of an express tunnel without a conveyor. The new system washes and dries at a rate of 40 cars per hour. It cleans five sides of the vehicle at the same time, while drying in a separate bay allowing simultaneous service for maximum throughput. The extremely reliable hydraulically powered drive system comes with a 5-year warranty, as well as the Eco-Wash environmentally friendly package as standard equipment.

Customer/Operator Support • An extensive distributor network backed by more than 35 years of engineering and design capabilities.

Price • Price varies depending on options.

Contact • Oasis Car Wash Systems Inc., 1909 E. 12th Street, Galena, KS 66739. (620) 783-1355. Toll free: (800) 892-3537. Fax: (620) 783-5735. E-mail: Website:













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