Spray Rigs for Sale: A Comprehensive Guide for Contractors

By Kevin Malone

Having the right equipment is key to delivering the high-quality work you need to build your reputation and business. Matching the equipment to the types of jobs you do will ensure you can work efficiently, optimizing your workload to produce maximum revenue.

This guide will cover the key things you need to know to make the best decision for your business, whether you are looking for a new or used spray foam rig for sale.

Choosing Spray Foam Rigs for Sale 

Which rig is right for you will depend on the types of jobs you do and how you need to use your equipment.


Different materials have varying viscosity, temperature, and pressure requirements. You need the spray foam equipment that matches your usage.


Capacity and output are also important. Larger projects benefit from spray foam rigs with higher capacity and output to work faster and minimize downtime. Residential and smaller commercial jobs may not require such high capacity or output.


You may need a spray foam rig that is portable or highly maneuverable. There are options for spray foam machines on wheels or truck/trailer mounted units.


There are significant differences in features and accessories among spray foam rigs for sale. Depending on the type of machine or rig you choose, options might include:

  • Automated ratio control
  • System diagnostics
  • Dual heating for components and hoses
  • Auto shut off to prevent damage
  • Flow rate control to fine-tune spraying
  • Wireless monitoring and control

Operating Costs

You will also want to consider the operating costs for any spray foam rigs for sale. Costs include fuel, routine maintenance, replacement parts, and disposal costs for unused foam.

Is Bigger Better When It Comes to Spray Foam Rigs for Sale?

It depends. A larger unit with more capacity will handle larger jobs more efficiently. However, if you do not take on those kinds of jobs, you may be paying for more than you need. It is important to think long-term about your goals, though, so you don’t buy something you will need to upgrade sooner.

This applies to spray foam proportioners, generators, air compressors, and trailer configurations. You also have options for tow-behind trailers and vehicles. You need to make sure you have a truck that is big enough to handle the weight of any trailer.

Should I Buy New or Used Spray Foam Equipment?

That is a question we hear a lot from contractors, so let’s take a look at some of the pros and cons.

Buying New Equipment — Pros

  • You get the latest technology and features and a longer equipment lifespan.
  • You can customize your rig to your specific needs and preferences.
  • New equipment typically functions at peak performance with significantly fewer issues.
  • New equipment comes with manufacturer warranties to protect against defects.

Buying New Equipment — Cons

  • New equipment will have a higher upfront cost.
  • Like most equipment, spray foam rigs depreciate, reducing resale value.
  • There may be a learning curve for new equipment.
  • There is sometimes a “break-in” period before you can reach optimal performance.

Buying Used Equipment — Pros

  • A used spray foam rig for sale will have a lower initial cost.
  • You can recoup your investment much more quickly.
  • Well-maintained spray foam rigs have proven performance.

Buying Used Equipment — Cons

  • Inventory changes rapidly, so you may not be able to get exactly what you need.
  • Used rigs typically do not have a manufacturer’s warranty.
  • There may be hidden issues that you can’t see.
  • Older rigs may not have the latest features or technology.

Do Not Forget About Safety

When evaluating a spray foam rig for sale, you need to think about safety, too. For example, some spray foam guns are more ergonomically designed, which can reduce operator fatigue when jobs last for hours.

You also need to invest in safety equipment as part of your spray foam rig, considering items such as:

  • Personal protective equipment (PPEs)
  • First aid kits
  • Emergency eye wash stations
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Braces to ensure material drums are secure in transit

The EPA has put together a tool for spray foam contractor safety that may be useful and offers tips for what you need for ongoing safety as well as pre-application, application, and post-application activities.

Not Sure What You Need?

Talk to the experts at Intech Equipment & Supply to discuss your needs. We can help you match the right equipment for the types of jobs you do and the features you need.

Connect with Intech Equipment & Supply today 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.


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