What to Look For in a Used Spray Foam Rig or Trailer

By Kevin Malone

Spray foam contractors invest a lot of time and money in acquiring and maintaining their spray foam equipment. A reliable spray foam rig contains a strategic combination of equipment in an ergonomic layout so that contractors can set up quickly, complete the job with minimal downtime and errors, and pack up efficiently. But with high upfront costs for new equipment, contractors can feel the pinch when unexpected needs arise.

Although Intech Equipment & Supply offers in-house financing to make many types of purchases work, contractors can also manage costs by purchasing a used spray foam rig.  This option gives our customers the freedom to get what they need without paying full price. Whether it's to kickstart a business, replace broken equipment, or supplement an existing fleet, our used equipment has helped many contractors get through a season without further delays.

Make Sure The Equipment Meets Your Needs

It can be tempting to get just anything because it's available, but if your spray foam trailer contains the wrong equipment for your needs, you can fall behind schedule. This is especially true if you get a spray foam machine that doesn't have enough output or versatility. In the case of used equipment, it's better to get something that has more power than less, but you still have to make sure it's not going to be too big or 'too much' either.

The best way to make sure you get what you need is to do your research and talk to one of our experts. Talk it out with our team to find out your main needs and how your existing fleet is working for you. If you're starting fresh, we can also build you a custom spray foam rig with new or used equipment. By getting the right setup the first time, you can spare yourself errors and interruptions and work at your desired pace.

Ensure That It's Been Tested

When you look for used spray foam equipment online, you will find countless options. Used rigs are available on sites like eBay and Craigslist as well as with online distributors. Overall, you'll get a much more reliable result when you shop with an online distributor, especially an award-winning one like Intech Equipment & Supply. When a company is dedicated to acquiring and selling spray foam equipment, it will test and vet any used equipment before selling. Their reputations are on the line, after all! You can't say the same about a private seller who is trying to sell a used spray foam gun on Facebook.

The competition is steep, and it seems everyone's selling you 'the best deal.' But just because something has the lowest price, it doesn't mean that it's going to give you the best returns. Buying from a private seller is a mixed bag. Sometimes, you will find an honest, outstanding seller who will run demo videos for you, speak with you on the phone, and arrange to meet with you and demonstrate that the equipment works. Or you may run the risk of buying a dud from someone who is just trying to minimize their losses.

Make Sure Shipping Is Convenient

Though you may find used spray foam equipment and rigs on auction sites, many don't offer shipping, due to the high cost of transport. The more obscure you go in terms of purchasing methods (such as private sales), the more you'll see 'pick up only' as your option. The cost of shipment is an inevitable part of the process ? whether you buy it through a distributor or do it yourself ? so make it easier by buying from a distributor that offers guaranteed shipping. In this way, you don't have to make the drive and take time off work either.

Finance Your Future

Spray foam equipment is known for its significant upfront costs ? new or used.  But if you need something right now to launch operations or to take your business to the next level, it's worth the investment. Whether you need to finance a new or used rig, we have convenient, in-house payment plans available. For more information, check out our financing calculator or speak with our sales team today.

Used Spray Foam Rigs and Trailers for Sale at Intech Equipment & Supply

Intech Equipment and Supply is a leading supplier of top spray foam equipment brands like Graco and PMC. If you need a new or used spray foam rig or trailer, contact our technical experts to discuss your needs.

About Kevin Malone
Kevin Malone is a leading expert in the spray foam insulation industry with 34 years of experience in spray foam fluid handling and a passion for innovation. He currently offers his extensive knowledge to Intech Equipment and Supply customers by supporting them in selecting quality spray foam equipment to optimize their business. Learn more about Kevin here.


Intech Equipment & Supply was founded in 1995, and has since grown to become the leader in spray foam equipment, mobile spray foam rigs, and parts supplier. With locations all across North America we are available when you need us most.