Buying a Used Spray Foam Rig: Is it a Dependable Choice?

By Kevin Malone

With the high cost of purchasing a new spray foam rig, many contractors consider buying a used one instead. Used spray foam equipment can offer big savings, allowing startups and smaller companies to get into the spray foam business more affordably or larger companies to expand to more jobs. However, used equipment does come with risk.

Let’s start by answering the question right away: if you buy a used spray foam rig for sale, will it be dependable?

The answer is…


A used spray foam rig can be a good investment and provide years of reliable service if you get high-quality equipment from a distributor you can trust. If not, it can cause significant headaches on the job.

Here are some tips on evaluating whether a used rig is a dependable choice.

Inspect Thoroughly Before Buying

Carefully check the condition of a used spray foam rig before committing to a purchase. You do not want to inherit someone else’s problems. Look for any leaks, odd noises, error codes, or performance issues, which could indicate problems. Examine hoses, pumps, heaters, gauges, electrical, and containers closely for signs of wear or damage.

While cosmetic defects may be easy to spot, mechanical defects are harder to see, and they are usually the costliest ones. So, your best option is to work with a reputable spray foam equipment dealer.

Work with A Reputable Distributor

Many buyers purchase used equipment at online marketplaces only to be disappointed when they actually get the spray foam rig. Not all sellers are completely honest—especially anonymous ones online. Work with a reputable distributor that will check out everything for you and ensure things work properly.

When you buy a used spray foam rig for sale from Intech Equipment & Supply, for example, you get an accurate report on equipment conditions. If you buy from Intech Equipment & Supply, the equipment will work as advertised. And if you need support after the sale, you know that the Intech team will be there in the future.

Ask Detailed Questions of the Seller

Find out about the used spray foam rig’s history, how old it is, and what kind of jobs it was used for. With proper use and regular maintenance, used spray foam equipment can have a long life. If possible, ask to see  any maintenance records that are available.

Check Warranty Coverage

Find out if any warranty coverage from the manufacturer is still left on the machine. Used equipment is usually sold as-is without a warranty, but some components may still have active warranties you can use if issues emerge. Either way, you will want to know your options.

Factor in Potential Repair Costs and Replacement Parts

Remember that buying used equipment comes with the risk of having to replace parts or do repairs sooner rather than later. Factor these potential added costs into your budget before deciding if a used rig is financially wise or could end up costing more than you bargained for.

If you need parts and cannot get them, it’s a serious problem. So, make sure that replacement parts are readily available. Intech Equipment & Supply stocks a wide range of replacement parts from top manufacturers and can find the part you need, providing availability and cost information.

When buying used, you may want to consider buying spare parts to make sure you have what you need in the future.

Talk to the Spray Foam Experts

If you are looking for a high-quality, used spray foam rig for sale, talk to the spray foam experts at Intech Equipment & Supply. We thoroughly test used equipment to make sure you get an honest assessment and good value for your investment. For those looking to save money and get started in the spray foam business, a used spray foam rig may be a good choice.

Intech Equipment & Supply carries a full range of top brands and manufacturers for new and used spray foam rigs, parts, and accessories. If you are interested in buying new, but price is a hurdle, we also offer financing options to fit your budget to spread payments out over time. You can check out the Payment Quote Tool to see the financing options available.

Call Intech Equipment & Supply at 866-652-9975 or contact us online today for new or used spray foam rigs for sale.

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.