Air Shammee

Hand Held Car Wash Vehicle Dryer

“Includes 3 motor blower unit, trigger nozzle, lighted dome, hose, hose hanger, in-bay sign, and selector switch decals(everything you need to set up 1 bay.

Air Shamme Boom Part# DBOOM

Hand held self serve car dryer can be universally attached to any vacuum or car wash bay. Three tangential discharge motors. Air speed of over 180 miles per hour. Lighted dome available in any standard color. Cost effective alternative to adding expensive in bay dryers. Place outside of your dryer-less conveyor wash. Can be adapted to any car wash bay or vacuum.

The Air Shammee is an in-bay hand held touchless vehicle dryer. It allows customers to blow dry their vehicle or motorcycle spot-free. Diskin Systems, Inc. began developing the concept of blow drying vehicles about eight years ago. Since  then, we have made many modifications to our drying systems known as the Air Shammee. Operators are reporting the Air Shammee is the THIRD most profitable function on the selector switch. They are also very excited to see the increase in revenues do to the motorcycle washing going on in the bays.  Many profitable operators are always looking to increase revenues with more functions for the customer along with what can set them apart from the competition.  Diskin Systems is continuously trying to improve and create the most advanced hand held touchless dryer in the industry. Diskin Systems, Inc. is dedicated to increase the car wash owner’s profitability.

We have always thought that drying a car should be an important part of the self service car wash. When we were developing the dryer we knew that the operator did not want anything touching the car or have to hold the unit close to the vehicles surface in case of bumping the vehicle. The trigger was developed so the operator had full control at all times and no matter what type of vehicle or size of the operator they could dry all of the vehicle. Then we developed a fan/knife affect if the operator wanted that type of performance. The sale of paper and cloth towels served the purpose for the most part, but we felt we could offer more. When we designed the unit we wanted to make sure that we could tie everything into the self serve bay. So it could be used just by turning the rotary switch and part of the time purchased in the bay.   Electrical consumption was not a concern because the high pressure pump is not running when the dryers are being used, therefore it doesn’t increase the electrical demand. Most importantly, when the customer turns the selector switch to “Air Dry” the motors start running at once so the customer gets instant gratification and knows the unit is working. The air only starts moving through the gun when the customer pulls the trigger. When the trigger is not being used the air is being released through a relief valve, this takes all the pressure off the trigger. No electrical switches involved, they are proven not to work long in wet environments and if disconnected could cause harm to someone. The unit in the bay has an attractively lit dome that the customer can see immediately. If noise is an issue you can put the unit in the attic. The unit comes supplied complete, Air Shammee, Diskin Boom, Bay Sign, Trigger Holder and 6 Meter Decals. A banner is available at additional cost which is highly recommended. You can either put the banner out by the road or on the front of the wash.

Now the big question: Does it make money and is it used? It is as popular as the foam brush was when it was first introduced. Customers love the ability to dry their vehicle in the bay. Feed back that we get is that about 80% of the customers use them and buying more time at the wash. Not all customers will spend the time to completely dry the vehicle but will use it to get the majority of water off the car and from places hard to dry.

Does it hurt the towel sales and are loss of revenue from towel sales a concern? Towels cost anywhere from .25 to $1.00. The electrical cost for the dryer is pennies per use. So you do not lose. Some people will prefer the towel no matter what you offer them. Towel sales seem to go up , why?: more customers are using the dryer in the bay and using the towels for “fine detailing” when they are finished with the Air Shammee.

As an operator you have to be thinking: “Should I consider this equipment?” In our opinion, the question is not if you are going to install these units in your bays but when? Remember, in the self service market we are selling time. Best to be first than second in the market place

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