Manufacturers' Showcase - November 2008

In-Bay Automatics

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.

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 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 touch-pad computer.

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

NuStar Inc.
Shakopee, Minnesota

After 45 years in the car wash manufacturing industry, NuStar continues to be a leader in soft touch and touch-free equipment. The company’s equipment features the latest technology along with high-quality components and materials for years of profitability.

What’s New/Best Seller • Tri*Star Soft Touch Automatic.

Advantages/Features • The Tri*Star is one of the most cost effective machines in the industry. The machine combines the superior cleaning of the company’s existing machines, with an easy and affordable price. Available upgrades include: high-pressure rinse, a multi-colored foaming system, and an onboard drying system.

Customer/Operator Support • A nationwide distributor network and factory assistance is readily available.

Contact • NuStar Inc., 1425 Stagecoach Road, Shakopee, MN 55379. Toll free: (800) 800-9274. Fax: (952) 445-0231. Website: www.nustarinc.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.

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. 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.

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 but 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 five-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: e-mail@oasiscarwashsystems.com. Website: www.oasiscarwashsystems.com.

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.

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.

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 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 unit 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 minimum 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.

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. Website: www.superiorcarwash.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 easy access for maintenance work. 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. The brushes double rotate during the wash cycle.

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.

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.

Integrated Cleaning Systems
West Palm Beach, Florida

Founded in 1950, Istobal manufactures high quality automatic car washes featuring Carlite friction and contouring high-pressure technology, and features a full line of friction, combination, and hybrid rollovers.

What’s New/Best Seller • Express On Rails.

Advantages/Features • Istobal’s Express On Rails is a high-volume staged drive-through automatic wash that utilizes revenue enhancing tunnel components combined with the labor saving efficiency of the M+ line of world class rollovers. The staged drive-through concept can wash up to 30 cars per hour in less than 60 feet of tunnel length. Amperage sensing Carlite soft-touch modules, contouring high-pressure, dual-action wheel scrubbers, combined with a decorative instructional entry arch apply multiple targeted presoaks on entry and during the wash phase for a thorough yet fast wash. Drive-through spot-free and SuperWax arches provide enhanced revenue opportunities while operating at high speeds. Energy efficient, whisper-quiet semi-contouring dryers complete the process environmentally efficiently.

Customer/Operator Support • ICS/Istobal maintains a complete parts inventory and has a North American network of factory-trained servicing distributors. Customers are covered by an industry-leading warranty.

Price • Competitive pricing is available upon request.

Contact • ICS, 3600 Investment Lane, West Palm Beach, FL 33404. Toll free: (888) 927-4631. Fax: (561) 844-3914. E-mail: kevinc@istobalusa.com. Website: www.istobalusa.com.

Belanger Inc.
Northville, Michigan

Founded in 1969, Belanger Inc. is known as a leader in innovative technology and quality car wash equipment manufacturing. Its broad line of products includes drive through and conveyor tunnel car wash products and systems along with friction automatics and touch free automatic car, truck, and bus washes. All systems are proven revenue generators with low operational costs, reliable operation, minimal maintenance requirements, and unsurpassed product durability.

What’s New/Best Seller • FreeStyler™.

Advantages/Features • The FreeStyler™ is one of the most advanced friction in-bay automatics available in the industry. From its open and inviting overhead gantry design to its uniquely concealed onboard controls, the unit was designed to deliver a high level of user-friendly functionality and operational simplicity. The system features fast, high-performance cleaning, superior uptime reliability, reduced chemical and utility costs, and minimal maintenance requirements. The wash system’s branding enhancement options enable wash owners to customize the exterior appearance of their machine to correspond with their facility’s branding needs.

Price • Varies depending on machine and accessories.

Customer/Operator Support • Belanger provides superior customer support through a worldwide network of local area distributors, an outstanding factory support help desk, 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.

AUTEC Inc.
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 our 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 of 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: aln@auteccarwash.com. Website: www.auteccarwash.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 world.

What’s New/Best Seller • BayWash i5.

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

Customer/Operator support • Factory trained personnel is on-call 24 hours-a-day, sevendays-a-week. Text messaging and e-mail notification of machine 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.

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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