Manufacturers' Showcase - November 2010

In-Bay Automatics

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 customer satisfaction and revenue potential to new levels.

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

Specialty Equipment Company
Mendota Heights, Minnesota

Specialty Equipment Company has over 40 years of car wash experience.

What’s New/Best Seller • Futura Impulse.

Advantages/Features • The Futura Impulse incorporates time-tested impingement technology. The new optional Turbo Arm takes cleaning to a whole new level by adding advanced front and rear impulsing. The heart of the system, the pumping module, has been designed for serviceability, compatibility, and expandability. Its slim 28˝ wide profile can be installed in the wash bay, when an equipment room isn’t available.

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

Contact • Specialty Equipment Company, 1415 Mendota Heights, MN 55120. Toll free: (800) 328-2747. 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:

Benton, Kentucky

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

Belanger Inc.
Northville, Michigan

Founded in 1969, Belanger’s long-standing commitment to in-bay innovation continues with the breakthrough Saber™ touchless in-bay automatic.

What’s New/Best Seller • The Saber™ touchless in-bay automatic car wash system.

Advantages/Features • The Saber by Belanger isn’t just a new touchless automatic; it’s a commitment to car wash success. Dual illuminated arms guide users through the wash.

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

Price • The unit costs just $74,950, ready to wash. Price does not include taxes, freight, or installation.

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:

Washworld Inc.
DePere, Wisconsin

Washworld Inc. manufactures t he High Velocity® and Razor® touch-free wash systems, and the Radiantz®soft-cloth wash system.

What’s New/Best Seller • The Razor automatic touch-free, now with on-board dryer.

Advantages/Features • The popular Razor wash system is now available with an on-board dryer. The unit features E-chain supply feed, eliminating the overhead boom swivel and cross brace. Belt-drive technology eliminates tires and inner tubes. Smooth radial cornering is enhanced by proven technologies like Washview Remote™, Virtual Attendant®, VS2®, and Flex Pass®. The on-board dryer provides safe, touch-free drying in an energy-efficient, space-saving design. The unit features stainless steel frame construction and aluminum impellers with composite producer housing. With industrial 10- or 15-hp TEFC motors, the dryer is available in several variations including 30-, 40-, and 45-hp.

Customer/Operator Support • Technical support is available 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week.

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:

Jim Coleman Company
Houston, Texas

Maximize a car wash site with an in-bay automatic system manufactured by an industry leader, Jim Coleman Company.

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

Advantages/Features • The eFusion is a friction in-bay automatic system that uses SparkleSoft foam brushes. SparkleSoft is a strong but delicate product that glides over a vehicle’s surface. The brushes employ unique multi-axis coordinated motion control for positioning. Each brush uses an amp sensing technique to stay in constant contact with the vehicle, with just the right amount of cleaning pressure to ensure a clean vehicle. The top brush rotates in one direction and then changes directions as it approaches the rear of the vehicle for maximum cleaning and less potential for damage. Counter-rotating side brushes cross over the centerline of every vehicle for complete coverage.

Customer/Operator Support • Jim Coleman has a worldwide distributor network.

Price • Call for a quote.

Contact • Jim Coleman Company, 5842 West 34th Street, Houston, TX 77092. (713) 683-9878. Toll free: (800) 999-9878. Fax: (713) 683-9624. 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 30 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 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. 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.

Price • Price varies with options.

Contact • A-OK Equipment & Supply Company Inc., 6031 Pillsbury Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55419. (612) 866-2555. Toll free: (800) 328-3783. Fax: (612) 866-2562. 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’s 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:

Mark VII Equipment Inc.
Arvada, Colorado

Mark VII is the U.S. subsidiary of WashTec AG of Germany, the leading supplier of car wash equipment worldwide. More than 2.5 million vehicles are washed daily in systems manufactured by the company.

What’s New/Best Seller • TurboJet XT™.

Advantages/Features • Utilizing Mark VII’s turbo technology, the TurboJet XT is able to clean a car using as little as 22 gallons of water. Separating the top and side high-pressure manifolds — the top is shut off after the front-to-rear pass while the arm continues to wash the sides of the car — dramatically reduces water consumption and lowers operating costs. The arm is positioned in front of the top manifold to eliminate spray interference and reduced wash quality found in other “inverted L” systems. Large body turbo nozzles at the bottom of the arm provide extra cleaning power on the wheels and rocker panels. SenseAround™ technology recognizes when the arm contacts an obstacle and moves the arm safely around it. AquaDri® on-board and freestanding dryers provide superior drying results.

Customer/Operator Support • A network of factory-trained and supported distributors and direct service technicians is available throughout North America.

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:

SONNY’S The Car Wash Factory
Tamarac, Florida

BayWash is a SONNY’S company. SONNY’S The Car Wash Factory is the largest supplier of conveyorized 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.

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

Advantages/Features • The BayWash i5 offers both a soft-touch hybrid and a touch-free in-bay automatic car wash. The touch-Free G2 with dual wash towers not only cleans faster, but delivers more cleaning power per cycle. The BayWash G2 with tunnel clean technology delivers a professional quality wash.

Price • Configure and price a car wash online.

Contact • SONNY’s The Car Wash Factory, 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:

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 • The 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 up to 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 28677. (704) 871-9141. Toll free: (800) 438-3028. Fax: (704) 871-9101. E-mail: Website:

D&S Car Wash Equipment Company
High Ridge, Missouri

D&S is a leading manufacturer of in-bay automatics, tunnel components, self-serve equipment, and industrial vacuums. Since 1972, the brand has become synonymous with durability, performance, and reliability. D&S is a supplier to the retail, petroleum, and auto dealer markets.

What’s New/Best Seller • The Quicksilver Touchless, In-Bay Automatic.

Advantages/Features • The improved Quicksilver is a powerful and fast machine. It is a high-pressure, sizing automatic that can wash full-sized pickup trucks, SUVs, and Duallies — license plate to license plate. The gantry features Power Blaster™ technology with two rows of oscillating top nozzles for the extra power to clean the front and rear of each vehicle. A chemical injection pumping system produces consistent product application. The PC interface makes the automatic a fully-customizable wash system. Optional features include: DSNet car wash site management software; on-board dryers; high-pressure Wheel Blaster™; tri-gloss conditioner; Quickrain™ surface protectant; bug off applicator; undercarriage with Bay Wash Down; and a 3,535-gpm/25-hp pump.

Price • Call for quote.

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. Fax: (636) 677-4105. Toll free: (800) 844-3442. E-mail: Website:

Southern Pride Systems Inc.
Graham, North Carolina

Southern Pride Systems is dedicated to 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:

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