How to Get the Most from Used Spray Foam Equipment

By Kevin Malone

Spray foam contractors who need to make an economic start or increase their equipment on a budget often look to used equipment. New equipment can have a large upfront cost, while used equipment can be found at a fraction of the price. However, to get the most from used spray foam equipmentand rigs, you must choose carefully.

By shopping with trusted vendors, you can maximize the lifetime value of your used spray foam equipment and have many satisfying years of running your SPF business at a discount. Find high-quality used spray foam rigs and more at Intech Equipment and Supply.

Consider the Equipment's Lifetime Value

Buying equipment that breaks down soon afterward is one of the worst nightmares of an SPF contractor. The time lost from replacing equipment can cost you a job and result in added expense. Also, after spending money on a used spray foam rig, it is disappointing to have to start over and buy new equipment.

For instance, if you buy a used AP-3 spray foam gun for $800 but it only lasts half a year, then you must divide $800 by the number of times you used it to determine its value. If you buy a functional AP-3 for $1,000 but get several years of use, the overall value of the gun and its cost per use improve exponentially.

To get the best value with used spray foam equipment, purchase a machine or gun that is in good condition. This way, you get the benefits of a reduced price and the longest possible usage time. It is always good to ask how old the machine is and how frequently it was used. This plays a significant role in what to expect.

For instance, Graco openly informs its customers that electric spray foam machines last seven to 10 years and hydraulic machines can last 10 to 12 years. If you buy an electric spray foam machine that is 8 years old, do not expect a miracle. Be realistic about its potential two years left and figure in its price with its lifetime value.

How to Get the Maximum Lifetime Value

When you have the most information, you can make the best decisions. Get the maximum lifetime value of used equipment when you buy something that works at a discounted cost. This is why shopping with an unknown person online is the riskiest choice. The best way to know if the equipment works is to buy from a vendor that cares about its reputation and not just a quick buck.

At Intech Equipment and Supply, we verify everything about the used equipment we receive for its maintenance history, age, history of use, and more. Before the used spray foam equipment goes home with you, you will have plenty of information to make a decision that you can feel confident about.

Maintenance Is Key

After you purchase used equipment, meticulous maintenance is key to produce the best outcome. If your spray foam machine is just a couple of years old, you can potentially get many more years of use from it if you continue the good care that its previous owner followed.

If you have any questions about what type of maintenance schedule to abide by, contact the manufacturer or our team. Our spray foam experts will be happy to recommend the solvents, lubricants, replacement parts, and other troubleshooting tips that you need to keep your used equipment running smoothly for as long as possible.

Get a Rig

Proper storage and placement are also helpful to maintain used spray foam rigs. Do not leave your precious equipment out in the elements because unexpected weather can happen at any time. A sturdy rig will provide immediate shelter for all your SPF equipment and keep all the tools, maintenance items, and materials it needs close by. Whether you choose a box truck, trailer, or mini-trailer, this dedicated space makes it easy to go from one destination to another while safely transporting your gear without too much handling and tedious repositioning.

Used Spray Foam Equipment for Sale at Intech Equipment and Supply

Intech Equipment and Supply offers the latest spray foam equipment, training, and comprehensive customer support. If you are interested in used spray foam equipment, speak with our sales team today. Take advantage of our convenient financing options. For more information, check out our financing calculator.

Contact us. Our team is ready to meet your unique equipment and accessory 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.