What to Consider: Buy Spray Foam Insulation Rig or Trailer 

By Kevin Malone

Before you buy a mobile spray foam insulation rig or trailer, there are some top considerations to answer to ensure you get the right product for your needs. At Intech Equipment and Supply, we know that one size does not fit all for every spray foam contractor.

With such a diverse range of applications and markets to serve, every business needs to use the right equipment for their operations. It's important to strike the most harmonious balance between cost, performance, and job compatibility so that your business can produce the best results. Here is what to consider when buying a spray foam insulation rig or trailer.

Convenience & Automation

Whether you are a seasoned contractor or new to the business, it's always helpful to know what's new. This is why you should contact one of our sales representatives to find out the latest innovations. In 2022, there are so many options available to contractors who want to get an edge through automated features.

The latest models from top brands ensure the correct temperature, pressure, and material ratios through updated components and overall improvements. These automations can save you time and save jobs on many occasions compared to doing everything traditionally. These features are especially useful to the new contractor since they save time and prevent common errors that can reduce the quality of spray foam.

Mobility & Rig Size

Spray foam insulation rigs come in different types of vehicles so that they can be arranged in the most ergonomic setup to boost efficiency and speed. Before you buy a spray foam rig, you need to determine what type of vehicle and spray foam insulation trailer you need. Take your typical job sites into consideration.

Do you need something compact to fit into tight urban areas or do you need a large spray foam insulation trailer to haul your extensive hydraulic system to a commercial jobsite? Do you need to fit a generator to power your machines off-grid or do you typically have access to shore power? Do you want the freedom to disconnect trailers and haul them with different vehicles as needed? All these factors determine what type of rig you need to get from point A to B.

Job Type

There are many different spray foam application types that determine which type of spray foam rig setup would be the best for you. Getting a big hydraulic rig for a part-time residential spray foam insulation contractor would end up costing a lot of money which would make it difficult to recover the initial investment. Instead, something smaller and more affordable like a rig with the Graco Reactor 2 E-30 or its latest model from the Reactor 3 proportioner line would be a great fit.

Lifetime Value vs. Cost

If you are exploring used spray foam rigs for cost savings, consider the price in terms of the rig's remaining lifetime value. Even the best equipment has a clock that starts ticking the moment it is used regularly. According to Graco, a typical electric spray foam machine can last 7-10+ years, while a hydraulic machine can last 10-12+ years with regular maintenance.

If you need equipment to get you through the next 5 years before you can purchase new items, then a gently used rig is a great way to save while staying operational. However, if you get something that has been used for most of its expected lifetime value already, don't imagine that it will miraculously last beyond the years the manufacturer promises. Though high-quality machines can last well beyond their expected loan to value (LTV), it's something that you shouldn't count on.

Finance Your Future

Spray foam equipment is known to have a high upfront cost ? new or used.  However, if you know a certain upgrade will take your business to the next level, it's worth the investment. Whether you need to finance a new or used rig, we have payment plans available. For more information, check out our financing calculator.

Spray Foam Insulation Rigs for Sale At Intech Equipment & Supply

Intech Equipment and Supply is a leading supplier of top spray foam equipment brands like Graco. Our spray foam insulation trailers are equipped with the latest developments in the spray foam world.  If you want to learn more about our rigs and other SPF solutions, speak with our sales team today.

Are you considering buying a spray foam rig or spray foam insulation trailer to expand your contracting business? Contact our expert team for help.

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.