Pros and Cons of Buying a Used Spray Foam Rig for Sale

By Kevin Malone

Building a successful spray foam business requires an investment in the right equipment. Not everyone has the capital or wants to spend the money on new equipment. The good news is you can get high-quality used spray foam rigs for sale from Intech Equipment & Supply. This helps you save money upfront while still getting years of life.

One of the major reasons contractors buy used spray foam rigs from Intech Equipment & Supply is that we inspect, test, and refurbish equipment when necessary. Equipment can be expensive, and you need to know what you are getting when you buy used.

Used Spray Foam Rigs for Sale: Advantages and Disadvantages

When evaluating used spray foam rigs for sale, make sure you know the pros and cons. Here are some of the biggest advantages and disadvantages of purchasing a used spray foam rig for sale.



Cost Savings
Used rigs are typically cheaper than new ones, offering significant upfront savings.

Potential Wear and Tear

Used rigs may have wear and tear from previous usage, potentially leading to performance issues or the need for repairs.

Faster ROI
Lower upfront costs allow for a quicker return on investment.

Limited Warranty

Used rigs may come with limited or no warranty coverage, meaning you'll be responsible for any repairs or maintenance costs.

Immediate Availability
You can acquire a used rig more quickly than waiting for a new one to be manufactured and delivered.

Outdated Technology

Older used rigs may lack the latest technological advancements, potentially impacting efficiency and productivity.

Established Performance
You can research the performance of the specific model over time, gaining insights into its reliability and effectiveness.

Potential Hidden Issues

There could be underlying issues with a used rig that are not immediately apparent, requiring additional investment to address.

Negotiable Price
There may be room for negotiation on the price of a used rig, allowing you to potentially secure a better deal.

Customization Limitations

Used rigs may not offer the same level of customization options as new ones, limiting your ability to tailor the equipment to your specific needs.

Reduced Depreciation
Used rigs have already undergone significant depreciation, meaning you won't experience as steep of a decline in value compared to buying new.

Availability of Replacement Parts
Finding replacement parts for older or discontinued models may be more challenging, potentially causing downtime if repairs are needed.


Where You Buy Used Spray Foam Rigs for Sale Makes a Big Difference

Unfortunately, there are a lot of scams out there, and you can get burned if you are not careful. Buying from eBay or classified sites makes it difficult to know what you’re getting — and often offers little recourse if you get a lemon. You may not get a straight answer about condition or maintenance, or you may have to travel to check out the equipment in person and have an expert test it out for you.

It is easy for a seller to put a picture online, but it may not be the actual equipment. There are horror stories about people buying a piece of equipment based on a listing only to discover they got a different model and the seller had disappeared.

Even the reviews on sellers may not be what they seem. The folks at Google have said they blocked or removed more than 170 million reviews in 2023 that were fake or violated policies — a 45% increase from 2022.

Get Tested, Quality Used Spray Foam Equipment

Working with a reputable distributor like Intech Equipment & Supply can eliminate much of your worries about buying used. We thoroughly inspect, test, and repair equipment to make sure it is ready to go to work. You will always know the condition of any used spray foam rig for sale through Intech Equipment & Supply so you can make the right decision.

When you buy used spray foam rigs for sale at Intech Equipment & Supply, you get quality equipment so you can get to work without having to spend a fortune. There may also be trade-in or financing options available to reduce your upfront costs even further.

Our team can also help you find the accessories or replacement parts you need to keep your business running smoothly. The spray foam experts at Intech Equipment & Supply can provide guidance on using your equipment and help with troubleshooting if problems arise.

If you would rather buy new spray foam equipment, we have a full lineup of trailers, rigs, machines, and accessories from the top manufacturers. We can sell you the equipment or build custom, turnkey configurations to your specifications.

For new or used spray foam rigs for sale, call the experts at Intech Equipment & Supply at 866-652-9975 or contact us online.

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.