Although there has been ample emphasis lately on cleaning inside the school bus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, not as much attention has been paid of late to keeping the buses’ exteriors clean.
Here, School Bus Fleet shares an overview of the latest offerings from five bus wash systems suppliers that enhance efficiency with features allowing for saving time and resources such as soap, and brush systems that can accommodate exterior equipment, including stop arms and crossing arms.
The company’s ecologically-friendly and economical Tower Wash System features a metered soap injector, direct to the machine, using only one ounce of soap per minute. Awash’s system total cost, maintenance, and soap for the next 10 years will only cost the user $2 “awash.”
Bitimec's Wash-Bots are advanced, affordable bus wash systems delivering a positive return on investment to school bus fleets worldwide. A single operator can wash up to 40 buses in one shift — cleaning each bus in six to eight minutes. The 15 square-foot machines do not need a dedicated building and can be tucked out of the way when not in use.
N/S Wash Systems
From schools to the public transit sector, running and maintaining large commercial vehicles is a huge undertaking. Keeping them clean and running well is a positive reflection on an organization. Though commercial car washes are common sights, the systems and components that make up a transit car wash comprise a niche market. N/S Wash provides a system that can reliably tackle the grime that attaches to buses, trains, and other large commercial vehicles.
Ross and White Co.
Since 1933, Ross and White Co. has manufactured, installed, and serviced vehicle wash and interior cleaning systems for the transit industry. Products include bus wash, paratransit wash, touchless wash, undercarriage wash, commuter train wash, light rail vehicle wash, water recycling systems, and bus interior cyclone cleaning systems.
Westmatic offers a reliable, low cost, low maintenance, automatic bus wash system, and can help school districts, school bus companies, and motorcoach operators find the right system for their wash bay. The Westmatic two-brush rollover/gantry system is designed to provide a high-quality wash using two vertical side brushes. The overlapping brushes intelligently wash the front and sides of the bus and around mirrors and other vehicle protrusions such as stop arms and crossing arms. The brushes thoroughly clean the rear of the bus, eliminating the “skunk stripe” that often seen on buses while keeping rear windows clean for added visibility and safety.