Manufacturers' Showcase - November 2002

In-Bay Automatic

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.

Price Available upon request.

Contact Hanna Car Wash Systems, 18120 NE Wilkes Road, Portland, OR 97230. (503) 667-5717. Toll free: (800) 288-6927. Fax: (503) 667-5757 E-mail: Web site:

D & S Manufacturing
High Ridge, Missouri

D& S manufactures a full line of carwash systems and equipment for professional car care centers including the D & S 5000(tm) brushless automatic and new Super 5000(tm) sizing, brushless automatic.

What's New/Best Seller The Super 5000.

Advantages/Features All welded, stainless steel construction; pneumatic treadle; duplicate vehicle sensing systems for failure prevention; computer controlled, variable speed hydraulic operation; simplistic design; Power Blaster(tm) enhanced; 4-cycle wash process and options such as Tri-Gloss(r), multi-colored foam, for enhanced customer appeal. Similar in operation to the D & S 5000, the Super 5000 features the same high-quality wash at a rate 20 to 30% faster. The Super 5000 features vehicle sizing, faster cycles and onboard dryer capability.

Customer/Operator Support Nationwide, factory authorized distributor network and toll free customer assistance hotline.

Price Available upon request.

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

Magic Wand Inc.
Bristol, Virginia

Magic Wand, known for its quality self-service equipment, produces a full line of automatic car wash systems which include the Magic Spray and the Magic Touch units.

What's New/Best Seller Magic Spray 2000 has seen an upward rise in sales.

Advantages/Features Magic Spray 2000 has a breakaway arm, deluxe sign package, dryers, oscillating side blasters, and RO arch. The Self Diagnostic Computer System allows the owner/operator to easily program while in the field. There is an optional smaller version pumping unit designed for small equipment rooms. The Magic Spray unit washes up to 20 cars per hour.

Customer/Operator Support Magic Wand offers continuing customer support through a toll free telephone line and field offices in almost every state and Australia. The national network provides prompt, quality service and maintenance and offers a yearly maintenance contract.

Contact Magic Wand Car Wash Systems (Jackie Brown, Self-Service & Magic Spray), 1100 Page St., Bristol, VA 24201. Toll free: (800) 336-8795. Fax: (540) 466-4256.

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: Web site:

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 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 onboard 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 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.
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Mark VII Equipment Inc.
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 the Mark VII Profiler, AquaJet(r) touch-free and MR+ touch-free in-bay automatic rollover systems, self-service and tunnel systems, as well as dryers and chemicals.

What's New/Best Seller Mark VII Profiler.

Advantages/Features Through the innovative profiling turbo boom and optimized side turbo array, the Mark VII Profiler offers consumers an enhanced wash, improved front and back surface cleaning of SUVs and vans, and consistent wash performance. The Mark VII Profiler reduces water usage to just 26.5 gallons per wash, cuts clear coat rinse to 1.5 gallons, and conserves electricity by approximately 25% when compared to the Mark VII AquaJet(r) rollover.

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

Price Competitive Prices are 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: Web site:

AUTEC Car Wash Systems
Statesville, North Carolina

AUTEC Car Wash Systems manufactures precision-built, all-stainless steel Soft Touch Car Wash Systems featuring soft cloth (or polyflex) and gentle hydraulics to provide the highest quality consumer wash in conjunction with the lowest operating costs. AUTEC is committed to reliable products, quality service and the ongoing success of its customers.

What's New/Best Seller EVOLUTION(tm) Car Wash System.

Advantages/Features The EVOLUTION, or EV-1, is built on AUTEC's top of the line friction machine, the AES-415 Soft Touch Car Wash System. The EVOLUTION offers car wash operators countless profit-making capabilities including multiple levels of friction, high pressure or an awesome combination of both washes. The EV-1 hybrid has a 20 horsepower pumping station which pumps up to 35 gallons of water per minute through 48 oscillating, zero degree nozzles, 24 of which spray on the forward pass and 24 on the reverse pass. As the vehicle enters the wash, eight additional on-board turbo nozzles spray tires, wheels and rocker panels. The EVOLUTION also dispenses a specially formulated foaming, high strength chemical during a presoak pass, which is applied prior to the high pressure. The high-pressure spray adjusts to the vehicle's length by the use of infrared photo eyes. The water delivered through the high-pressure system can be fresh or reclaim.

Customer/Operator Support Complete network of distribution, installation and maintenance throughout the United States and internationally.

Price Available upon request.

Contact AUTEC, Inc., 2500 West Front Street, Statesville, NC 28687 (Joey Stilley, Sales Manager). (704) 871-9141. Toll free: (800) 438-3028. Fax: (704) 871-9101. E-mail:
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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 isa 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 it 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:

Jim Coleman Company
Houston, Texas

The Jim Coleman Company manufactures in-bay automatic car wash equipment.

What's New/Best Seller Water Wizard is a touch-free in-bay automatic car wash system.

Advantages/Features Water Wizard measures the vehicle for maximum cleaning ability. Uniquely configured five-degree nozzles provide optimum impact. Features include oscillating wash wands, specially-designed wash boom, high-pressure rocker panel blasters, on-board wash gantry, undercarriage wash, 84-inch vehicle wash clearance, and independent pre-soak oscillating nozzles. Options include triple-foam conditioner systems, on-board tire cleaner, two-step pre-soak system, spot-free rinse system, and stainless steel Turtle Wax Concentrate tanks.

Customer/Operator Support Worldwide distributor system.

Contact Jim Coleman Company, 5842 W. 34 St., Houston, TX 77092. (713) 683-9878. Toll free: (800) 999-9878. Fax: (713) 683-9624. E-mail: Web site:

Superior Car Wash Systems
Phoenix, Arizona

Superior manufacturers a full line of car wash equipment including their new Touch-free In-Bay Automatic System, a complete line of Automatic Tunnel Equipment, Self-Service Systems and their industry-leading drying systems.

What's New/Best Seller Touch-Free In-Bay Automatic Vehicle Washer.

Advantages/Features Designed to be user-friendly, this money-making machine automatically sizes each vehicle to safely wash cars, vans and pickup trucks with absolutely no Contact. Its clean lines, modern, round-cornered gantry and illuminated signs eliminate customer confusion - even first-time customers find it easy to use! In addition, Superior's Touch-Free In-Bay Automatic Vehicle Washer is available with a variety of extra service systems to boost income including an on-board or freestanding drying system.

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:
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Southern Pride Car Wash Systems
Graham, North Carolina

Southern Pride(r), the original manufacturer of equipment that started the touchless revolution in car washing more than 20 years ago, continues to manufacture complete car wash systems. Southern Pride manufactures a full line of touch-free In-Bay Automatics - "Skytrak(tm)" Overhead System, "Orbiter(r)" Rollover Gantry System, and soon to be released "Profiler(tm)" contouring Robbie System.

What's New/Best Seller The "Skytrak'" Overhead Car Wash System

Advantages/Features Designed for Existing Bays and New Construction and ease of operation. Stainless Steel Overhead Gantry System eliminating floor rails.

Customer/Operator Support Southern Pride sells and services its car wash systems through an experienced National Distributor Network.

Price Available upon request.

Contact Southern Pride Car Wash Systems, 426 S. Maple Street, PO Box 1060, Graham, NC 27253. (336) 570-0185. Equipment Sales: (800) 421-5144. Parts/Supplies: (800) 437-0263. Service: (800) 334-6839. Fax: (336) 570-0596. E-mail: Web site:

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: Web site:

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.

Customer/Operator Support Oasis has a nationwide network of distributors and service representatives to provide customer assistance.

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: Web site:

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: Web site:

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: Web site:

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: Web site:

Powerain Systems Inc.
Tower, Minnesota

Powerain Systems, Inc. was formed to design, manufacture, market and service superior touch-free automatic car wash equipment to set industry standards in reliability, customer satisfaction, and financial returns to the owners.

What's New/Best Seller The Model 1500 Powerain Touch-Free Automatic Rollover Car Wash System.

Advantages/Features The Powerain 1500 is designed with the owner in mind. It is hydraulically controlled, and has an on-board hydraulic power pack, which allows for constantly reliable performance in the hostile environment found in touch-free automatic wash bays. The "candy-color foam" cleaner option delivers improved vehicle cleaning, and is easily marketable for increased car wash revenue and profit. The Powerain 1500 has a rugged aircraft strength 1/4-inch thick aluminum tubing super structure, and is shrouded with high-gloss powder-coated aluminum panels with eye-catching decals. It has an on-board high-pressure pumping plant, with a stainless steel 75-gallon water storage tank, and is powered by a 25-hp motor driving a 38-gpm high-pressure water pump. The fast wash cycles and seven rotating wands provide an excellent wash in a minimum amount of time, and it is controlled by a new intelligent interface that delivers many beneficial features such as built-in diagnostics, automatic page out, remote dial-in capabilities and customizing of wash programs.

Contact Powerain Systems, Inc., One Enterprise Drive, Tower, MN 55790. Toll free: (800) 943-8866. Fax: (218) 753-4206. E-mail: Web site:

Walleo Industries Inc.
Prescott, Wisconsin

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

What's New/Best Seller Jetflow 4100 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 Distributor support network.

Delivery/Installation Worldwide installation capabilities.

Price Available upon request.

Contact Walleo Industries Inc., 1320 Canton Street, Prescott, WI 54021. (715) 262-3755. Fax: (715) 262-3720. E-mail: Web site:

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