Manufacturers' Showcase - November 2007

In-Bay Automatics

Intergrated Cleaning Systems
West Palm Beach, Florida

Founded in 1950, Istobal manufactures high-quality automatic car washes. The company utilizes Carlite friction and contouring high-pressure technology to create a full line of friction, combination, and hybrid rollovers.

What’s New/best Seller • M14+ contouring touch-free rollover.

Features/Advantages • The M14+ features vehicle contouring high-pressure touch-free cleaning, utilizing rotating zero degree nozzles, dual-action counter-rotating wheel scrubbers, and an energy efficient whisper-quiet down-draft contouring on-board dryer. The unit is available in a 22 GPM at 1,200 psi model and a super fast 44 GPM at 1,200 psi version. It is PLC controlled and utilizes fingertip LED wash program selection and function control. The system offers tri-color foam, super wax application, spot free rinse, two-step, on-board heat, undercarriage and all other industry standard profit enhancing options, and is available in over 15 custom colors and image creating packages.

Contact • Intergrated Cleaning Systems (ICS), 3600 Investment Lane, West Palm Beach, FL 33418. Toll free: (888) 927-4631. Fax: (561) 844-3914. Website: www.autocarwash.com.

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

A-OK Equipment & Supply Co. Inc. 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 made 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, with no expensive and messy hydraulics to deal with. The unit has long-lasting components, and a heavy-duty, easy-to-use touch-pad computer.

Customer/Operator Support • A worldwide distributor network, and factory technicians, help 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: carwash@aokequipment.com. Website: www.aokequipment.com.

Intelligent Wash Systems
Denver, Colorado

Intelligent Wash Systems manufactures in-bay automatics, truck washes, and tunnel equipment for high-volume locations.

What’s New/Best Seller • The Storm 2X.

Advantages/Features • Cutting-edge technology is used to size vehicles, while a three-dimensional matrix of the vehicle instructs the spray heads exactly where to wash. Knowledge of the shape of each vehicle allows the wash to concentrate pressure only where the vehicle is; it will wash an SUV completely differently than it will wash a car. Water, power chemicals, and time are utilized to the maximum. One gantry washes the front of the vehicle while a second simultaneously washes the rear, cutting wash times in half. The wheels are washed at the same time as the rest of the vehicle.

Contact • Intelligent Wash Systems, 5855 Stapleton Drive North, Denver, CO 80216. (303) 393-9274. Toll free: (800) 251-3129. Fax: (303) 393-9274. E-mail: mpayne@intelligentwashsystems.com. Website: www.stormcarwash.com.

Belanger, Inc.
Northville, Michigan

For over 35 years, Belanger Inc. has been manufacturing quality car wash systems, products, and components that deliver superior life-cycle longevity and user-friendly serviceability. Its broad line of products includes drive-thru and conveyor tunnel car wash products and systems, along with friction automatics and touch-free automatic car, truck, and bus washes.

What’s New/Best Seller • FreeStyler™

Advantages/Features • The FreeStyler was designed to deliver the most comprehensive combination of performance features available in the market today. Its open and inviting overhead gantry design and uniquely concealed onboard controls are designed to deliver the highest level of user-friendly functionality and operational simplicity. The unit features fast, high-performance cleaning, consistent, reliable operation, and user-friendly functionality. The FreeStyler’s exterior appearance can be customized to match the facility’s branding needs.

Price • Price varies depending on machines and accessories.

Customer/Operator Support • Belanger provides superior customer support through its worldwide network of local area distributors, outstanding factory support helpdesk, and rapid response time.

Contact • Belanger Inc., 1001 Doheny Ct., Northville, MI 48167. (248) 349-7010. Toll free: (866) 488-6635. Fax: (248) 349-2309. E-mail: Info@belangerinc.com. Website: www.belangerinc.com.

Ryko Manufacturing Company
Grimes, Iowa?

Ryko manufactures car wash equipment for high-volume locations.

What’s New/Best Seller • SoftGloss XS2.

Advantages/Features • The SoftGloss XS2 is destined to surpass the original SoftGloss XS as the most successful friction automatic wash system ever introduced in the car wash industry. New standard features such as tall front and soft-oscillating rear wash arms means better coverage, reach, and results for all vehicle types. From the standard bay plate warning buzzer to the ultrasonic vehicle mapping system, the unit offers better convenience than ever before for both operators and customers. There are 14 colors of FoamBrite wash material available, and an unlimited number of body color choices to fit any location.

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

Mark VII Equipment Inc.
Arvada, Colorado

Founded in 1966, Mark VII is a leading supplier of touch-free and friction rollovers, self-serve and tunnel car wash systems, and ancillary products and chemicals. Mark VII is the North American subsidiary of WashTec AG of Germany, the world’s largest manufacturer of vehicle-cleaning systems.

What’s New/Best Seller • AquaJet GTO® -700 with optional HubScrub®.

Advantages/Features • The AquaJet GTO-700 is the latest addition to Mark VII’s line of touch-free in-bay automatics. The system was designed for high-volume sites that need a fast, reliable rollover system with lots of options for up-selling customers. It has an off-board pumping plant, allowing operation in many “frost belt” areas without the cost and hassles of bay doors and heat. Standard features include a complete merchandising sign package that encourages customers to upgrade to higher wash packages. The wheel brush option solves the number-one complaint among touch-free customers — dirty wheels — while maintaining a touch-free wash on painted surfaces.

Customer/Operator Support • A factory-trained and supported network of authorized distributors throughout North America.

Price • Varies depending upon model and accessories.

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.

Jim Coleman Company
Houston, Texas

Jim Coleman Company has been manufacturing self-service car wash equipment for 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

Advantages/Features • The FusionX automatic car wash system was designed around the cleaning success of the Water Wizard 2.0; one of the components of the FusionX. The durable stainless steel frame was combined with three soft touch brushes and an optional wheel brush. Customers can choose any type of wash they desire: soft-touch only, high-pressure only, or any wash cycle that the operator has created.

Customer/Operator Support •The company has several factory-trained employees as well as a nationwide network of distributors.

Price • Call for a quote.

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

D & S Carwash Systems
High Ridge, Missouri

 
 

D & S manufactures a full line of carwash systems and equipment for the professional car care industry including the D & S 5000™ brush-less automatic, Quicksilver™ touch-free automatic, and the Odyssey Soft-Touch™ automatic.

What’s New/Best Seller • The new “Q” touch-free automatic featuring Power Blaster wash technology.

Advantages/Features • The new “Q” touch-free automatic is a revolutionary vehicle wash system that offers imaginative design and quality construction. It fits into just about any size bay, features state-of-the-art vehicle sizing, and a high-speed roll over wash process that uses less water and energy. Optional features include Wheel Blaster™ and chemical applicators, on-board Dryers, Tri-Gloss, multi-colored foam, and Quickrain™ surface protectant.

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

Price • Available upon request.

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

Superior Car Wash Systems Inc.
Phoenix, Arizona

Superior has been a leading manufacturer of car wash equipment for over 35 years.

What’s New/Best Seller • Side-Trac 700.

Advantages/Features • The patented Side-Trac 700 is smaller, simpler, and more affordable than most other in-bay automatics. It easily fits into a 14-foot by 30-foot bay, yet can clean a variety of vehicles from compact cars to full-size vans. Features that are optimal on other in-bay automatics are standard on the Side-Trac, including undercarriage and side blasters, clear coat applicator, two-step presoak, tri-color foam wax, spot-free and rinse applicator system, and Auto Dialer, which phones the operator when the unit needs service. The most unique feature of the Side-Trac 700 is its vertical track system. Unlike intimidating overhead tracks or mud collecting floor tracks, the Side-Trac’s vertical system is off to one side — leaving a clear, uncluttered bay floor. The compact pumping station is designed for access to all components, yet requires a minimum of floor space. The system’s all stainless steel construction eliminates rust and corrosion.

Delivery/Installation • Installation available by Superior distributors.

Customer/Operator Support • Customer support available seven-days-a-week.

Price • MSRP $61,598.

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.

PDQ Manufacturing, Inc.
De Pere, Wisconsin

PDQ Manufacturing is a technological leader in vehicle wash systems, providing superior quality, outstanding support, and products that contribute to customer profitability. Brands include LaserWash® In-Bay Automatics, MaxAir™ Dryers, Access® Customer Management Systems, Tandem RiteTouch™ Vehicle Wash Systems, and SpectraWash® Conveyorized Tunnel Systems.

What’s New/Best Seller • PDQ’s New Tandem™ RiteTouch Vehicle Wash System.

Advantages/Feature • The Tandem RiteTouch is PDQ’s newest and most innovative vehicle wash system incorporating both touch-free and friction cleaning methods. The patent-pending two-bridge design allows multiple cleaning processes to take place at once, speeding up wash times. The overhead mounted bridges, simple single brush configuration, and Virtual Treadle® creates an entirely open wash bay — the trademark of all PDQ in-bay wash systems.

Customer/Operator Support • Products are sold and supported worldwide through an extensive distribution network.

Contact • PDQ Manufacturing, Inc., 1698 Scheuring Road, P.O. Box 5190, De Pere, WI 54115. (920) 983-8333. (920) 983-8330. Website: www.pdqinc.com.

Oasis Car Wash Systems
Galena, Kansas

With a 40-year history of producing high-quality equipment under the same ownership, Oasis Car Wash Systems pioneered their first touch-free adjusting automatic car wash in 1985. Known today as the Typhoon, the unit was the first fully-adjustable touchless automatic, and set the standard of speed and quality that is held by Oasis technology to this day.

What’s New/Best Seller • Oasis XP.

Advantages/Features • The Oasis XP is the only expandable car wash on the market today. The XP’s advantages include speed, reliability, expandability, Onboard Xpert, and the industry’s only vehicle avoidance system. If wait lines are too long, the XP can be expanded into the world’s fastest touch-free car wash, the Oasis Typhoon. As a business grows, Oasis grows. From 50 to 500 cars per day, the Oasis system of automatics grows with a business.

Customer/Operator Support • Oasis provides superior customer service through a worldwide network of distributors, outstanding factory support, knowledgeable technicians, and minimal response time.

Contact • Oasis Car Wash Systems, 1909 East 12th Street, Galena, KS 66739. (620) 783-1355. Toll free: (800) 892-3537. Fax: (620) 783-5735. E-mail: e-mail@oasiscarwashsystems.com. Web site: www.oasiscarwashsystems.com.

Pro Equipment Company
Benton, Kentucky

Pro Equipment Company has been manufacturing high-quality automatic and self-serve car wash equipment for over 20 years.

What’s New/Best Seller • TK Rollover Automatic.

Advantages/Features • The TK has a hot-dip galvanized frame featuring modular stainless steel-bolted assembly, and is available in three different heights for taller vehicles. It has front access with optimized internal spaces for easier access for maintenance work, and the brushes double rotate during the wash cycle. The system is available with Carlite® brushes, polycarbonate spray guards for the vertical brushes, lower side rotating wheel washer, scrolling LED display, Magic foamer with metering pump, side dryer unit, telescopic disk wheel washer, and LED traffic light.

Customer/Operator Support • Factory trained service technicians.

Price • Call for quote.

Contact • Pro Equipment Company, 350 HWY 68 East, Benton, KY 42025. Toll free: (800) 544-7767. E-mail: bill@procarwashequipment.com.

SONNY'S Enterprises Inc.
Tamarac, Florida

SONNY’S started as a car wash operator in 1949 and today is the largest manufacturer of conveyorized equipment, parts and supplies in The United States.

What’s New/Best Seller • BayWash i5

Advantages/Features • The BayWash i5 in-bay rollover, delivers professional grade conveyorized car wash performance and reliability in an in-bay package. Standard features include a two-step presoak process, triple foam application, MicroClean microfiber wash material, high-pressure touch-free wheel cleaning, and a 45-horsepower on-board drying system. The system promises a clean, dry, shiny car in just two minutes and thirty seconds.

Customer/Operator Support • Factory trained personnel on-call 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week. Text messaging and E-mail notification of 85 alarms is available.

Price • $99,995.00

Contact • SONNY’S Enterprises Inc., 5605 Hiatus Road, Tamarac, FL 33321. (954) 720-4100. Toll free: (800) 327-8723. Website: www.baywash.com.

AUTEC Inc.
Statesville, North Carolina

AUTEC Car Wash Systems manufactures precision-built, all-stainless-steel, soft-touch, touch-free, and hybrid car wash systems featuring soft cloth, polyflex foam or high pressure and gentle hydraulics to provide exceptional cleaning performance with the lowest operating costs. The company is committed to reliable products, quality service, and the ongoing success of its customers.

What’s New/Best Seller • EVOLUTION™ Car Wash System.

Advantages/Features • The EVOLUTION, or EV-1, is built on AUTEC’s top of the line friction machine, the AES-425 Soft Touch Car Wash System. It offers car wash operators multiple
profit-making capabilities, including multiple levels of friction, high pressure, or a combination of both. The system has a 20-horsepower pumping station which pumps up to 35 gallons of water per minute through 48 oscillating, zero-degree nozzles; 24 spray on the forward pass and 24 on the reverse. As the vehicle enters the wash, 20 additional oscillating zero-degree nozzles spray tires, wheels, and rocker panels. The system 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 through the use of infrared photo eyes. The water delivered through the high-pressure system can be fresh or reclaim.

Customer/Operator Support • Network of distribution, installation, and maintenance throughout The United States and internationally.

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: aln@auteccarwash.com. Website: www.auteccarwash.com.

Washworld Inc.
DePere, Wisconsin

Washworld Inc. manufactures the High Velocity touch-free car wash system. Systems are available as a wall mount or free standing frame and come complete with air dryers, spot-free rinse, water softeners, and site signage.

What’s New/Best Seller • Washworld’s High Velocity wash with Virtual Attendant™.

Advantages/Features • The High Velocity wash with Virtual Attendant enables the system to maneuver around obstacles such as wide mirrors, rear mounted bike racks, and extended trailer hitches which often render other washes inoperable. Virtual Attendant compensates for the obstacles, allowing the wash to be completed, meaning no down time, no attendant, and no time spent driving to the site to reset the wash. Virtual Attendant is standard on all new High Velocity wash systems and can be retro-fitted to existing systems.

Customer/Operator Support: • Washworld has technical support available 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week, and a worldwide network of distributors.

Price • Call for a quote.

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

 

 

 

 

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