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ProTouch® Tandem

The PDQ ProTouch Tandem 2-Brush, 2-Bridge Overhead Friction Rollover.

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FlashDry improves rinsing while removing over 80% of the water in a single 10 second pass.

The ProTouch Tandem can easily clean large vehicles, including Hummers, Sprinter vans, and dually trucks.

A completely open wash bay makes for an easy entrance, park, and exit.

  • The ProTouch Tandem provides amazing wash quality results...We were very impressed. Kevin C. Cuzzi, Gallery Automotive Group [read full testimonial]
  • Since installing the Tandem three years ago, our customer satisfaction has dramatically increased. David Comalli, Patriot Car Wash [read full testimonial]
  • For over 10 years, PDQ car wash equipment has exceeded all of my expectations. Rick Vertucci, Robo Car Wash [read full testimonial]

Overview

PDQ has pioneered a new industry defining vehicle cleaning method with the ProTouch® Tandem. This superior wash system incorporates both touch-free and friction, giving operators who prefer the "clean" produced by friction systems a new choice. The ProTouch Tandem's full-body detergent coverage and simplified two brush engineering provides consistent cleaning performance with minimal brush contact. On average, the ProTouch Tandem touches the vehicle up to 70% less than five brush car wash systems on the market.

With the widest top brush coverage in the industry, the foam brushes are torque sensitive to monitor the contour of the vehicle and provide low-force cleaning power. The side-profiling, high-pressure wash arms effectively remove stubborn soil from the vehicle's surface. Plus, the three stage wheel cleaning system includes chemical application, rotating soft rim scrubbers and high pressure wheel blasters.

Information contained herein subject to change without notice.

The ProTouch Tandem - an innovative design that takes friction cleaning to a new level.

Key Features

  • Two Bridge, Two Brush Design
  • PDQ's staple Open Wash Bay - overhead design with no floor steel
  • Integrated FlashDry®
  • Virtual Treadle® bay loading
  • Slip-Free Belt Drive
  • More Services - 3X Foam, Super Sealant, Rain Rinse Arch, Bug Prep
  • Tankless Operation
  • Internal Bridge Rollers
  • Built-in Web Interface for Updating, Reporting & Monitoring

Key Components

Dual Bridge

The patent-pending ProTouch Tandem two-bridge design allows multiple cleaning processes to take place at one time speeding up the wash, versus a linear process common with most other friction systems. The belt driven bridges work in tandem to easily glide over the vehicle, adjusting their speeds and covering gaps to ensure the vehicle is completely covered. The ProTouch Tandem is also capable of washing oversized SUV's and dually trucks. Unlike other friction type systems, the expansive foam top and single rotational side brush configuration creates an entirely open wash bay.


Advanced Tire & Wheel Scrubbers

New Triplex Wheel System technology takes tire scrubbing to a new level of customer satisfaction. During the process, each tire receives a chemical application allowing for dwell time, next the wheel rim receives an intense circular rotational scrubbing, and then the full wheel receives a high pressure blast.


FlashDry®

PDQ's FlashDry system adds virtually no additional time for dryer service. The three step process begins with the back bridge applying a protectant. Next the front bridge applies a spot free rinse with rain arch, which is instantly followed by forced air from the integrated dryer. The high velocity air keeps the rinse water moving in rapid motion across the vehicle, not allowing it to settle on the vehicles surface.

Features & Benefits Summary

The ProTouch Tandem is loaded with features that make it attractive to both you as an operator and to your customer base! Just take a look below at what the ProTouch Tandem offers.

  • Virtual Treadle® makes it easier for customers to drive into and out of the wash bay, increasing washes per hour.
  • Faster wash cycle speeds due to its two bridge design - multiple cleaning processes take place simultaneously to increase vehicle throughput.
  • Optional feature of FlashDry® - requires no additional time for dryer service, resulting in more cars per hour.
  • With RiteTouch technology, brushes have a longer life span on average due to less touch time per vehicle.
  • Unique brush design and technology allows for the washing of large SUV's and dually trucks.
  • Overhead systems tend to last longer and hold up better than floor mounted systems.
  • Low maintenance, free standing or cross beam mounting.
  • Built-in web interface - change wash packages, view reports and diagnose issues from anywhere in the world.
Detailed Features & Benefits
Virtual Treadle® Completely open bay with no drive on floor steel
Overhead Design Removes machine from main wash zone adding to customer comfort and machine life
Dual Bridge Design Allows multiple processes to take place simultaneously to speed up wash times
Hybrid Technology Combines Touch-Free and
Friction Cleaning Methods
Full body detergent coverage and two brush design provides consistent, high quality cleaning performance
Single Side Brush Provides smooth path cleaning around the vehicle with no overlapping or striping
Complete In-Bay Unit No equipment room needed
Pivot and Slide Top Washer Combination motion allows slide to get back of vehicles and steep rear windows
Triplex Wheel system Each tire receives a chemical application allowing dwell time followed by an intense rotational scrubbing ending with a high pressure blast
Cross Beam Mount standard
- Free Standing Frame optional
Simple corner mount design, cross beam by distributor (cross beam included with frame mount)
Positive Position System All belt drive, no wheels to slip
Built off of M5 and G5-S Platform Same controller / electrical / ultrasonics and G5 pump logic used for solutions
Internal Roller Design All main motion items are internal to the rails
Single Side Tire Sensing No under the vehicle sensing issues
Large Variety of Services Available Front prep (bug prep), wheel prep, full vehicle detergent, tire scrubber, lower body blast, side blast, top blast, side light touch, top light touch, front/back wipes, 3X foam, clear coat, spot free, drying agent, fresh water rinse, stand alone dryer, integrated dryer, undercarriage, rust inhibitor, reclaim
Electrical is direct from main panel Easy electrical install and maintenance - electrical box is required only if door control,
stand alone dryer or non-ACCESS entry unit is needed
Full Side Profiling Arms Ability to profile vehicles in real time and wash even crooked vehicles
Full Motion E-chain No overhead or festoon
FlashDry® Dryer system Integrated producers and design add virtually no additional time for basic drying service
Light Touch Material Quiet and soft on the vehicle
Low Noise and Movement Inside Passenger Compartment Eliminates aggressive noise and movement of brushes against vehicle that is viewed as damaging by the consumer

Model Comparison

The ProTouch Tandem is available in two model variations, the feature-rich RT300 and the economical RT200.

Feature RT200 RT300
Virtual Treadle® Feature is standard Feature is standard
Overhead, Dual Bridge Design Feature is standard Feature is standard
Foam Side and Top Brush Feature is standard Feature is standard
Fresh Water Rinse through Rain Arch with Drying Agent on Front Bridge Feature is standard Feature is standard
Spot Free Delivery through Rain Arch on Front Bridge Feature is standard Feature is standard
Front Vehicle Prep (i.e. bug prep) on Front Bridge Feature is standard Feature is standard
Basic In-Bay Instructional Sign with Audio Feature is standard Feature is standard
34' Frame Rails Feature is standard Feature is standard
Cross Beam Rail Mounting Feature is standard Feature is standard
Basic Wheel Scrubbers Feature is an option  
Advanced Wheel Scrubbers with High Pressure Side Blasters   Feature is standard
Deluxe Bridge Cover Package Feature is standard  
Ultimate Bridge Cover Package Feature is an option Feature is standard
3x Foam Application Feature is an option Feature is an option
Low Pressure Drive-Through Undercarriage Feature is an option Feature is an option
Rust Inhibitor Feature is an option Feature is an option
2 and 4 Producer Integrated Dryers and FlashDry® system Feature is an option Feature is an option
Free Standing Frame Feature is an option Feature is an option
Custom Color Side and Top Brushes Feature is an option Feature is an option
Stand-Alone MaxAir Dryer Feature is an option Feature is an option
Super Sealant Ready   Feature is an option
High Pressure Top Blasters   Feature is an option

Feature is standard Feature is standard
Feature is an option Feature is an option

ProGlow Illumination Effect System

Every ProTouch Tandem can benefit from our exclusive ProGlow Illumination System. The ProGlow system will assist in guiding your customers through the vehicle entry and exit process and it will illuminate your bay, day or night, whether your vehicle wash is in use or not!

Delight your customers with an exciting light show while differentiating your wash from competitors!

Not only will the ProGlow System help improve your customer flow, it can also be configured to work for you 24/7/365 by illuminating your wash bay day and night whether there is a vehicle in your bay or not. The system can be programmed to display multiple color combinations of flashing patterns, or constant colored illumination that matches your brand image. A glow from your wash bay can be a highly effective marketing tool to draw more attention to your wash site encouraging consumers to take notice and keep your existing customers coming back again and again. Get your wash noticed 24 hours a day with the ProGlow Illumination System.

  • Assist in customer loading process (Green / Red / Yellow)
  • Reinforce your brand image / colors
  • Support your local sport teams by displaying their team colors
  • Display holiday color patterns
  • Delight your customers with a variety of colors with each wash package

Custom Branding

PDQ has developed a custom brush color and decal package for the ProTouch Tandem RT300. Now you can upgrade your wash system with customized brush colors and bridge decals to maximize your company's brand image.

Today's leading marketers know that brand image is everything and it has been proven that consistent use of color can reinforce a brand.

The ProTouch Tandem's custom brush colors and graphics are available in a variety of standard color combinations including: blue, red, green, orange and yellow; the bottom side brush section is black. Other colors may be available as special requests and typically require additional time*.

Have a special request or need assistance in designing your custom look for wash? Ask for details on how we can design a custom color palette for your wash system.

Order your custom brush colors today!

NOTE: All bottom side brush sections (approx. 1/3) are black.

*Some restrictions apply. Ask your distributor for details.

Drying Options

The ProTouch Tandem can be partnered with a variety of drying options. PDQ offers a fixed integrated drying system capable of FlashDry, the SwingAir Synchronized Motion Drying System, as well as a MaxAir stand alone dryer in either four or six producer configurations.

FlashDry®

PDQ's ProTouch Tandem integrated dryer option, coupled with the overhead rinse arch, can perform a unique FlashDry service that takes no additional time for a basic dry. This is achieved by performing a rinse and dry simultaneously in a single pass over the vehicle. Developed on the simple theory that it is easier to remove water that is already moving, FlashDry improves rinsing while removing over 80% of the water in a single 10 second pass.


SwingAir Synchronized Motion Drying System

The ProTouch Tandem is also available with PDQ’s new SwingAir Synchronized Motion Drying System. This new system incorporates motion in the center two producers used to help push the water off of the vehicles top surface, allowing the two outside producers to focus on pushing the water off the sides of the vehicle. This synchronized drying system offers a superior dry that your customers will appreciate. The SwingAir is available on both the integrated and stand alone drying systems.


Stand-Alone MaxAir Dryer

As with all PDQ equipment, the ProTouch Tandem can be paired with a MaxAir stand alone dryer in either four or six producer configurations. PDQ's MaxAir Stand-Alone Dryer is a breakthrough in dryer performance. MaxAir dries vehicles better than ever, yet uses less energy than conventional dryers.

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Enhancements

Already own a ProTouch Tandem? Below is a list of a few items that can be added to your Tandem to increase your sites revenue. Just click on the links to view the items in our online store.

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