Professional Carwashing & Detailing

Mark VII® Announces SoftLine® MT and WheelJet®

Media Contact:
Steve Robinson
Mark VII Equipment Inc.
Phone:  303-432-4419


May 7, 2012 – Las Vegas, Nevada – Mark VII Equipment Inc., the US subsidiary of WashTec AG of Germany, the leading producer of vehicle washing equipment worldwide, today announced two new products at The Car Wash Show™ in Las Vegas.

SoftLine MT leverages Mark VII tunnel technology to retrofit a 35-foot rollover bay with a mini-tunnel that can wash up to 50 cars per hour.  Following the simple, reliable and easy-to-maintain design of the SoftLine brush station for full-size tunnels, SoftLine MT’s reduced footprint top brush and side wrap-arounds use Mark VII’s patented SofTecs® foam material to safely and gently clean vehicles.  The 35-foot configuration includes an integrated presoak system, wheel/sill brush, triple foam applicators, rinse and wax arches, tire shiner, 40hp or 60hp dryer, controller and motor control center.

“A growing number of gas stations and c-stores are washing well over 3,000 cars a month,” said Tom Frietsche, Mark VII’s Product Manager for tunnels.  “These sites may leave money on the table if they don’t find a way to increase throughput.  If they don’t have room to add another rollover bay, SoftLine MT gives them the ability to triple their wash volume at roughly double the price of a rollover, and that’s a great value proposition.”

Mark VII also launched its new WheelJet option for its SoftWash XT®, AquaJet XT®, and ChoiceWash XT® rollovers.

“Our HubScrub® system set the standard for wheel cleaning when we launched it in 2004,” said Steve Robinson, Mark VII’s Director of Marketing.  “WheelJet takes it to the next level by extending at a nine degree angle with a longer stroke to optimize centering on wheels of all sizes.  In addition, a larger brush diameter ensures complete coverage of the largest wheels.  Finally, integrated high pressure water supplements the brushing process to remove the toughest brake dust and road grime.”

Both SoftLine MT and WheelJet are on display in booth #501 at The Car Wash Show through Wednesday May 9.  For more information about Mark VII visit or call 800-525-8248.