• (1) 30-hp motor
  • Touch-Less
  • Modular or stand-alone design
  • High vehicle count per hour

Several air bag material colors available:


Custom colors may also be available.

Sideshot Dryer

Proto-Vest Sideshot Dryer

The Sideshot automotive dryer is a touch-free unit that can be combined with any of our extensive line of dryers. With only (1) 30-hp blower, this system requires little maintenance and functions effortlessly at a variety of line speeds. The Sideshot targets the windows, doors, fenders, and tires of a vehicle with pinpoint drying capabilities. As an option, it can be equipped with a Proto-Vest Silencer Package to reduce noise lower than OSHA federal regulations.

Features / Benefits


Patented Touchless Design:

Pressurized air flows through a patented bag which directs air to the vehicle’s horizontal and vertical surface. The Sideshot’s primary function is to dry the windows, doors, fenders and tires of the vehicle without touching.

Low Maintenance:

Other than the blower/motor assembly, there are no moving parts to wear-out or break down.
(Please note that Proto-Vest recommends routine maintenance in order to maximize product life.)

Line Speed Efficiency:

When packaged with specific Proto-Vest drying systems, the Sideshot can assist in providing a 95% dry car at line speeds up to 100+ cars per hour. Additionally, this system can aid in reducing in labor costs.

Compact / Modular design:

This equipment requires minimal floor space as a stand alone or supplemental dryer.
Proto Vest Sideshot Dryer Drawing


  • A: OVERALL LENGTH : 34 1/2 in.
  • B: OVERALL HEIGHT : 103 in.
  • APPROX WEIGHT: 600 lbs.

Motor Spec:

  • 30-hp, 3600 RPM’s
  • 208-230/460 volts
  • 1.15 service factor
  • Frame: 286TS
  • 3 Phase
  • (TEFC) Totally enclosed, fan-cooled

Optional products that can help save energy and reduce noise are available for most Proto-Vest dryers.


The AirGate® is a valuable option that not only reduces horsepower, but also prolongs the live of your dryer’s motor. The AirGate® eliminates the ramp-up time between vehicles lowering your electricity use without affecting the performance of your Proto-Vest dryer system. The AirGate® is an option for any Proto-Vest dryer.

Silencer Package

Silencer Package img
The Proto-Vest Silencer Package is compatible with all of Proto-Vest dryers, enabling our systems to meet and exceed OSHA noise regulations. This technology reduces decibels generated by the impeller’s tip speed, rapid moving air being drawn into the blower assembly and discharged air from the blower.

Easy Install Motor Cover

Over time RO water can cause the outside of the dryer motor to look rusty. While this rust has no adverse effect on the motors performance, it can be an unpleasant sight in an otherwise clean car wash. The Easy Install Motor Cover offers the solution. In addition the cover also helps protect the motor from damage.

Proto-Pow Bag Cleaner

Proto-Pow, a biodegradable bag cleaner from Proto-Vest, effectively cleans the air delivery bags on all Proto-Vest dryers by removing dirt, wax, scum and lime deposits. It will improve both the appearance and longevity of your dryer.


Sideshot Dryer Installed In 7 Flags Car Wash – Citrus Heights, CA

7 Flags Car Wash – Citrus Heights, CA

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