Manufacturer's Showcase - November 2001

Manufacturer's Showcase


PDQ Manufacturing Inc.
DePere, Wisconsin

PDQ Manufacturing is the leading specialist in touch-free wash technology. With over 30 years of experience, PDQ products enhance income per car while reducing water and chemical consumption.

What's New/Best Seller • The LaserWash(r) 4000 and G5(tm).

Advantages/Features • The LaserWash 4000 is a programmable, fully automatic, touch free in-bay automatic vehicle wash. It electronically measures each individual vehicle, offers user-friendly computer intelligence, performs safety checks, provides management reports on demand, and
features a climate-proof elevated bridge. LaserWash G5 features modular construction with quicker install times, single point electrical and plumbing, zero degree rotating nozzles, corrosion-resistant anodized aluminum framing, totally electronic "Virtual Treadle System'" (no more floor steel),
faster wash cycles, improved drying capacity, upgradeable productivity packages to increase revenue, low-maintenance components and bright LED instructional signage.

Contact • PDQ Manufacturing, Inc., 1698 Scheuring Rd., De Pere, WI 54115. (920) 983-8333. Toll free: (800) 227-3373. Fax: (920) 983-8330. E-Mail: domestic.sales@pdqinc.com. Web site: www.pdqinc.com


Walleo Industries Inc.
Prescott, Wisconsin

Walleo Industries, the builders of the original Slim Line Series dryers, has added the Jetflow 4100 Automatic to its production line. It is built with the same high quality as the Slimline.

What's New/Best Seller • Jetflow 4100 D5 Touch Free Automatic.

Advantages/Features • Jetflow 4100 can come with up to five onboard dryers. Standard features include: front and rear cleaning horizontal spray bar; hydraulic operation; adjustable bar and gantry speed; independent oscillating presoak/spot free/drying agent nozzles; six-wheel drive gantry system; and Walleo smart-size detection control for start to finish accuracy of the washing and drying process. Jetflow 4100 has a "user-smart station," an advanced programming system to operate the wash, which comes with direct-smart modem for updates, troubleshooting and customer interface.

Customer/Operator Support • A distributor support network.

Delivery/Installation • Worldwide installation capabilities.

Price • Price oAvailable upon request.

Contact • Walleo Industries Inc., 1320 Canton Street, Prescott, WI 54021. (715) 262-3755. Fax: (715) 262-3720. E-mail: walleo@qwest.net. E-mail: walleo@spacestar.net.


Clean Concepts
Siloam Springs, Arkansas

True pioneers of Touch-Free wash technology, Clean Concepts manufactures a full line of self-serve and automated car, truck and fleet washing systems. The company's founder, T.C. Carlson, introduced Touch-Free automatic car wash equipment to the world over 35 years ago with the industry's very first
Touch-Free car washing phenomenon -"Robo Car Wash."

What's New/Best Seller • Maxi Wash Tech II.

Advantages/Features • The popular Maxi Wash Touch-Free system is equipped with a orizontal adjusting spray boom. Clean Concept guarantees the industry's most thorough wash process for the widest variety of vehicle shapes and sizes.

Customer/Operator Support • Outstanding operator approval for superior performance and reliability.

Contact • Clean Concepts, 16345 Airport Road, Siloam Springs, AR 72761. (501) 524-4168. Fax: (501) 524-8183. E-mail: cconcept@ipa.net. Web site: www.clean-concepts.com.


Pro Equipment
Benton, KentuckyNew Brunswick, New Jersey

Dedicated to manufacturing over 3,000 private label car washes in 45 states in the last 14 years, Pro Equipment Company can custom create any car wash environment to meet your needs.

What's New/Best Seller • The Pro-Navigator 2000.

Advantages/Features • The Pro-Navigator 2000 premium high-pressure car wash
system includes all the bells and whistles of competitive brands at the lowest cost. An exclusive user-friendly computer interface program allows owners to make quick and easy adjustments to the car wash at the touch of a screen. A customer-friendly control panel can be operated with a variety of optional automatic controls that will collect customers' money and even give change. For around $50,000 the brushless automatic car wash system comes standard with such amenities as undercarriage flush, polish, guide rails, operator interface touch screen and many more.

Contact • Pro Equipment Company, P.O. Box 441, Benton, KY 42025. Toll free: (800) 544-7767. E-mail: bill@procarwashequipment.com. Web site: www.procarwashequipment.com.


J.C. Chemtech Systems Inc.
Santa Ana, California

J.C. Chemtech has been designing and manufacturing car wash equipment and chemicals
for over 16 years.

What's New/Best Seller • The SYS-2000 Automatic Drive Thru System.

Advantages/Features • J.C. Chemtech's Automatic aluminum or stainless steel wash system features 90" vehicle clearance, front to rear wash curtain with attaching high side van washers, optional tire brushes, and drying system. The system has minimal space requirements, which fits the needs of self-serve in-bay automatics, service stations, c-stores, and auto dealers.

Delivery/Installation • Four to six weeks for delivery; five to six days for installation.

Price • Available upon request.

Contact • J.C. Chemtech Systems Inc. Sales Department, 2412 S. Broadway, Santa Ana, CA 92707. Toll free: (800) 777-3760. E-mail: sales@jcchemtech.com. Web site: www.jcchemtech.com.


Mark VII Equipment Inc.
Arvada, Colorado
Mark VII Equipment manufactures a complete line of AquaJet touch-free conveyor car wash systems. Either the full-service or the unattended mini-tunnel system provides exceptional throughput for a fast, efficient, and reliable automated profit center.

What's New/Best Seller • AquaJet Touch-Free Rollover System high performance options.

Advantages/Features • The new oscillating turbo boom provides better front and rear coverage through nozzles which focus an intense spray for a solid 20-degree cone of cleaning power while the oscillating wands rotate at 1500 RPMs. The New Dually Kit features an innovative dual treadle that assists in precisely centering extra-wide as well as subcompact vehicles. The new wheel wash option applies specially formulated soap on hard to clean wheels, while providing better cleaning without extending wash time. The automatic oiler option provides consistent lubrication and longer bearing life while eliminating manual oiling. The emergency shut Frost Protection Kit provides protection against freezing weather to save on costly repairs.

Customer/Operator Support • International distributor network and Mark VII factory support available for installation and maintenance.

Delivery/Installation •

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: markvii@mark7inc.com. Web site: www.mark7inc.com.


Oasis Car Wash Systems
Galena, Kansas

With a 34-year history of producing high-quality equipment under the same ownership, Oasis Car Wash Systems pioneered the touch-free adjusting automatic car wash in 1985 with the Adjust-O-Matic 8500. This was the industry's first fully adjustable touchless automatic, and set a standard of speed and quality that is held by Oasis technology to this day.

What's New/Best Seller • The Monsoon and the Typhoon.

Advantages/Features • The Monsoon and the Typhoon both offer minimum maintenance with maximum profit by means of their computer-based versatility and built-in safety features. The Monsoon and Typhoon average 20 cars per hour and 30 cars per hour respectively with a touchless wash measuring each vehicle and adjusting to optimum washing distance. Standard models integrate on-board rocker panel/wheel sprayers and high-pressure undercarriage wash. Notable design features include air-driven chemical distribution, hydraulically driven urethane gears, and protective housing of all hoses and cables.

Delivery/Installation Eight weeks from date of order.

Price Competitively priced. Varies by equipment package.

Contact • Oasis Car Wash Systems, Inc., 1909 E. 12th Street, Galena, KS 66739. (316) 783-1355. Toll free: (800) 892-3537. Fax: (316) 783-5735. E-mail: e-mail@oasiscarwashsystems.com. Web site: www.oasiscarwashsystems.com.


Hanna Car Wash Systems
Portland, Oregon

Hanna Car Wash manufactures a complete line of automatic car wash equipment with more than 15,000 total installations in over 90 countries worldwide. Hanna has over 50 years of experience in the development of products and service for the car wash industry.

What's New/Best Seller • The AutoStar-T automatic in-bay soft cloth rollover car wash system.

Advantages/Features • Designed for ease of operation as an unattended system with no labor requirements, the AutoStar-T soft cloth rollover car wash unit has the capability of washing up to 25 cars per hour. It features a durable galvanized structure and components with stainless steel covering.

Customer/Operator Support • Hanna Car Wash 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) 669-0125. Toll free: (800) 288-6927. Fax: (503) 667-5757. E-mail: info@hannacarwash.com. Web site: www.hannacarwash.com.


A-OK Equipment & Supply Co. Inc.
Minneapolis, MinnesotaDallas, Texas

A-OK Equipment & Supply Co., Inc. manufactures a complete line of high quality self-service and automatic touch-free car wash equipment. Celebrating its 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 its outstanding customer service, high quality construction and dependable operation.

What's New/Best Seller • Dynawash Express Touch Free High Pressure Automatic available with onboard dryer.

Advantages/Features • The Dynawash Express was designed to wash vehicles up to 90 inches in height and will accommodate "Dually" style pickups and vans. The all-stainless steel gantry has dual direct drive power with infinitely adjustable speed control. The exclusive two-degree side oscillating spray bars and top shuttle assembly are designed to virtually eliminate the need of weekly greasing and maintenance. The Dynawash Express is field programmable, allowing the owner to make wash option changes easily to accommodate seasonal changes. Available with optional on board blower option, lighted onboard signage and triple foam chemical applicator.

Customer/Operator Support • National and international distributor and service network in addition to factory direct service support toll free in the US.Contact o 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.

Contact • E-mail: carwash@aokequipment.com. Web site: www.aokequipment.com and www.aokcarwash.com.


D & S Manufacturing
High Ridge, Missouri

D& S manufactures a full line of coin-operated car wash equipment and complete self-service systems including the 5000T(tm) brushless automatic designed for self-service car washes, convenience stores, and quick lube operations.

What's New/Best Seller • The 5000T system, now featuring Tri Gloss(r) multi-colored, foaming clear coat conditioner, is the company's best seller.

Advantages/Features • The 5000T system features all welded stainless steel construction; dependable, computer controlled, hydraulic operation; simplistic design; and the Power Blaster(tm) enhanced wash process that effectively cleans all types and sizes of vehicles without the use of measuring devices.
Tri-Gloss multi-colored foam, an option, is designed to maintain and preserve clear-coat paint surfaces. This product, a quality polymer silicone foam polish, comes in bright pink, blue, and yellow. It gives the car an appealing finish and enhances customer appeal.

Price • Available upon request.

Contact • D & S Manufacturing Co., Inc. (Ron Branum), 4200 Brandi Ln., High Ridge, MO 63049. (314) 677-3442. Toll free: (800) 844-3442. Fax: (314) 677-4105. E-mail: dnsmfg@i1.net. Web site: www.carwashing.com.


JNB International
Racine, Wisconsin
JNB International offers a wide variety of models of in-bay vehicle wash equipment. It has been servicing the car wash industry for over 36 years.

What's New/Best Seller • The Omega Car Wash System is the latest touchless car wash with a gantry design that rarely requires servicing.

Advantages/Features • The machine, which hangs from the wall, requires
minimal maintenance and servicing,
contains an advanced programmable controller, has a high-volume performance capability, and is reliable and efficient. Its lines can be drained after every wash to help prevent freezing.

Customer/Operator Support • The company provides customer service through its toll-free number.

Price • The Omega is priced lower than other units, claims the company.

Contact • JNB International, Inc., 1822 South St., Racine, WI 53404. (262) 639-2289. Toll free: (800) 468-9299. Fax: (262) 639-4393. E-mail: jnbint@wi.net. Web site: http://users.wi.net/~holbus.


Superior Car Wash Systems
Phoenix, Arizona

Superior is America's leader in vehicle dryer technology. Superior has manufactured a full line of car wash equipment since 1972, including automatic tunnel equipment, self-service systems and touch-free vehicle dryers.

What's New/Best Seller • Touch-free, In-Bay Automatic.

Advantages/Features Its user-friendly, computer-controlled washing process safely cleans cars, vans and pickup trucks without contact. Its modern, round-cornered gantry is interfaced with an easy-to-service remote pumping plant module. This time-proven design keeps moisture-sensitive components like the Programmable Logic Controller dry and trouble-free. Superior's new In-Bay Automatic is available with a variety of options including a lighted, colorful signage package, spot-free rinse, clear coat finish, tri-color foam, and an on-board dryer with Dual Port(tm) nozzles for excellent drying results.

Customer/Operator Support Superior has a nationwide Distributor Network to provide customer assistance.

Price Varies depending upon options selected.

Contact Superior Car Wash Systems, Inc., 2831 W. Weldon Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85017. (602) 248-8943. Toll free: (800) 528-4063. Fax: (602) 265-1248. E-mail: info@superiorcarwash.com. Web site: www.superiorcarwash.com.


Belanger Inc.
Northville, Michigan

Belanger produces top-of-the-line equipment for the car wash industry.

What's New/Best Seller The Vector(tm) is a state-of-the-art high-pressure, touch-free in-bay automatic car wash system that features the latest technological advancements. The Vector consistently operates safely and reliably, providing the consumer with positive reinforcement, claims the company.

Advantages/Features The Vector's patent-pending, dual robotic spray arms design creates its signature look. The dual-arms design also frees the Vector from the slow single inverted "L's" and the ground-mounted inverted "U's" of competitors. The dual robotic spray arm system is fast and operates without any swivels. The Vector sizes each vehicle in length and width, then automatically adjusts its movements to maintain precise and optimum cleaning distance. The radial motion of the dual arms across the front and rear of the vehicle provides constant spraying action to the vehicle. The Vector arms feature a patent-pending breakaway knuckle that can be quickly and easily reset by the operator. If forced out of sequence by customer error, the Vector will recognize the problem and auto home with just a push
of a button. A powerful computer system provides programming flexibility. It can be seasonally programmed by the operator to market special services and wash cycles, alter merchandising packages, track finances, and produce management reports. Cycle speeds may be selected and changed during each pass to maximize cleaning and cost efficiency. Finally, the Vector performs a complete safety check before accepting a customer.

Customer/Operator Support The Vector is supported by a network of factory-trained installers and service technicians. Names of local authorized service centers are provided by calling the company. A customer service department and technical support help desk is available. Belanger offers customer assistance with installation, permits, layout and modeling, financial aid, operator training, marketing, maintenance, emergency servicing, and matters of imaging and signage.

Contact Belanger Inc., 1001 Doheny Ct., Northville, MI 48167. (248) 349-7010. Toll free: (855) 4VECTOR. Fax: (248) 349-2809. E-mail: Info@belangerinc.com. Web site: www.belangerinc.com.


Southern Pride Car Wash Systems
Graham, North Carolina

For 30 years, Southern Pride has manufactured complete car wash systems for all segments of the car wash industry.

What's New/Best Seller Orbiter(r) touchless rollover which automatically sizes a vehicle's length is a great profit-generating system.

What's New/Best Seller This new touchless rollover sizes automatically to vehicle length, fits most standard bays, and has a low-maintenance design. It features an inverted "L" spray bar with safety breakaway design, personalized menu sign, stainless steel and aluminum construction, and the latest triple shine foaming conditioner system. The Orbiter would make a perfect "centerpiece" for a car wash center, claims the company.

Customer/Operator Support Nationwide distributor network and toll-free factory direct customer service program.

Contact Southern Pride Car Wash Systems, 426 S. Maple St., Graham, NC 27253. (336) 570-0185. Toll free (sales): (800) 421-5144. Fax: (336) 570-0596. E-mail: spridecarwash@aol.com. Web site: southernpride-snm.com.

Wash Dynamics
Ontario, Canada

Wash Dynamics has been building, installing, and servicing a full line of vehicle wash equipment for businesses worldwide for over 40 years.

What's New/Best Seller The Tracer Touchfree system is the newest addition to Wash Dynamic's offerings.

Advantages/Features The Tracer Touchfree In-bay vehicle wash system has revolutionized customer service, operational efficiency, and car wash technology. Advanced features allow the system to map the vehicle in three dimensions and then use the information to reconfigure the delivery system to optimally wash the front, rear, sides, and top contour of each vehicle. The unit is designed with the operator in mind, offers increased wash speeds over competing models, and can be upgraded to dual high pressure pumps.
The unit is controlled by an embedded industrial PC. The TCP/IP internet protocol means a ticket purchased at one location can be used at other wash locations. Non-wash gas stations can sell wash tickets that will be honored at remote Tracer Touchfree locations, a Wash Dynamics first.

Price Available upon request.

Contact Wash Dynamics, 2430 Delzotto Ave., Gloucester, ON K1T 3V7, Canada. (613) 822-1708. Fax: (613) 822-1779. E-mail: info@heemcorp.ca. Web site: www.heemcorp.ca.


N/S Corporation
Inglewood, California

N/S Corporation has been designing and building car wash equipment since 1961. Over the years, it has become a leading supplier to many of the nation's largest and most prestigious corporations and organizations including privately owned professional car wash operations, all corporate rental car operations, oil companies, overseas import distribution facilities, auto dealerships, auto auctions and transit authorities.

What's New/Best Seller The "Challenger".

Advantages/Features N/S Vehicle Wash Systems of Los Angeles, CA and Ceccato Vehicle Wash Equipment of Montecchio Maggiori, Italy announced the release of their jointly produced automatic car wash the "Challenger". The Challenger combines the soft, low rpm cleaning of the Autohandwash(tm) process featuring Lammscloth(tm) and advanced European styling and wash robot technology. The Challenger is a hybrid rollover wash unit offering customers a choice of touch free, soft touch cleaning action or both. Other features include soft and gentle Lammscloth top scrubber and Wrap-A-Round cleaning components, three on-board air dryers, zero degree oscillating high-pressure nozzles, programmable remote diagnostic center and operates in a 28-foot bay.

Customer/Operator Support The company has a nationwide and worldwide distribution network that offers a full line of parts, maintenance assistance, and a sales department.

Price Available upon request.

Contact N/S Corporation, 235 West Florence Avenue, Inglewood, CA 90301. (310) 412-7074. Fax: (310) 673-0276. Web site: www.nscorporation.com.



Ryko Manufacturing Company
Grimes, Iowa

Ryko Manufacturing produces a full line of vehicle wash equipment.

What's New/Best Seller Select-A-Wash, a new concept in automatic wash systems, allows customers to choose the type of wash they desire. Choices are Touch-free, FoamBrite or a combination of both.

Advantages/Features Touch-free is a high-impact wash. FoamBrite provides superior wash results. Features and options of both types of washes include rocker panel/wheel blaster, split rotating wash arms, foaming pre-soak, ultrasonic vehicle mapping and a machine mounted dryer.

Customer/Operator Support Complete service is available from the company's factory-trained, comprehensive national service network. Maintenance contracts are available.

Contact Ryko Manufacturing Co., 11600 NW 54th Ave., Grimes, IA 50111. (515) 986-3700. Fax: (515) 986-3621. E-mail: sales@ryko.com. Web site: www.ryko.com.

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