If you are considering buying a spray foam rig for your Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) insulation business, you have a wide range of options. Yet, first and foremost, one of the most important choices you need to make is deciding whether or not to buy used spray foam rigs for sale.
There are advantages and disadvantages to buying new or used SPF rigs, so it’s best to carefully analyze the pros and cons in order to determine which will best solve your company’s current – and possibly future – needs.
Review the Advantages of Buying Used
Obviously, the biggest challenge when buying a spray foam rig – or any other SPF equipment – is the price tag.
Keep in mind, with new spray foam rigs, you may be paying full price, which in turn may limit the amount of equipment you will be able to buy at one time.
However, with used spray foam rigs, the biggest attraction is definitely the price tag. You can save a considerable amount of money, which can allow you to buy even more equipment. This is especially helpful for new or smaller businesses, or those companies with an extremely tight budget.
Checklist: What to Look Out For With Used Spray Foam Rigs for Sale
Last summer, Intech featured a blog post to help readers better understand the many factors involved in buying a used spray foam rig. If you missed it, here are some of the highlights you should consider when in the market for a used spray foam rig:
- The overall condition of the piece(s) for sale. Has the equipment been properly maintained? Are there maintenance records to review?
- What is included? Is all of the SPF equipment included with the rig, such as a reactor, transfer pumps, heated hoses, a spray foam gun, an air compressor and so on?
- Spray foam equipment capacity. Is the rig’s reactor powerful enough? What about the hoses, are they a sufficient length to help you complete the projects you have?
- Performance levels. Is the equipment inside the spray foam rig operating at an acceptable level?
- Seller reputation. Are you purchasing the used equipment from a reputable source?
If you have an interest in a particular type of older spray foam rig, or you are seeking to add to some of the equipment you already have, buying a used mobile spray foam rig may be your best route.