Spray Foam Rigs: What You Need to Know

By Kevin Malone

A spray foam application business can be lucrative. However, buying or building a spray foam insulation rig means a big investment. You need to carefully plan your purchase to get the most bang for your buck and get the right type of spray foam rig for your business.

Intech Equipment & Supply is a leader in the spray foam equipment industry, with a team of engineers and experts with real-world experience working as SPF contractors. You can leverage this expertise to make sure you get a spray foam insulation rig that is right-sized for your business.

When trying to determine what works best for you, here are the key things you need to think about.


The type of equipment you plan to put in your mobile spray foam rig will make a big difference in the size and type of spray foam rig you need. Commercial jobs require heavy-duty equipment, which may also require larger generators, compressors, and storage tanks.

You will need enough room for all of your equipment, a separate work area to organize and store tools and materials, and a workbench to clean and service your equipment.

Intech Equipment & Supply can help you find the right type of equipment for your business and create custom packages depending on your needs.


You have a few options, including:

  • Box truck
  • Standard trailer
  • Flatbed (open) trailer
  • Gooseneck trailer

A box truck is an all-in-one unit that contains both the spray foam insulation rig and the truck, making it easy to load up and head out. Box trucks typically have more storage capacity and can house more spray foam equipment. This makes a box truck ideal for high-volume operators.

A standard trailer can be pulled by just about any truck with the appropriate towing power for the weight. A gooseneck-style trailer can handle larger loads and heavier weight but are a little more difficult to maneuver, especially when you are dealing with tight space restrictions.

Be careful when estimating weight loads. Contractors often look at the current weight load when buying a trailer but forget that the materials can add several thousand pounds to the weight when loaded up for a job.

If you use a tag-along trailer, you want to ensure your vehicle is rated to handle the load and distribute the weight inside the trailer properly to avoid excess pressure on the tongue, which could cause problems during hauling.


Spray foam application can be dangerous if you do not take the proper precautions. Your spray foam rig should be equipped with the right equipment to keep your team safe, including:

  • Personal protective equipment
  • Chemical eye wash station
  • First aid kits
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Material drum restraints

Build or Buy

Are you looking to build your spray foam insulation rig or buy one that is ready to go? You can purchase spray foam rig equipment packages installed in trailers or box trucks or get a turn-key spray foam insulation rig designed to your specifications. Intech Equipment & Supply offers ready-made equipment packages and builds custom spray foam rigs.

You will also want to think about whether you want to buy a new or used spray foam rig. For contractors starting or wanting to save on costs upfront, getting a used spray foam rig that has been thoroughly tested can be an option. Intech Equipment & Supply can also help you find a used spray foam insulation rig.

If you have concerns about financing your equipment, Intech Equipment & Supply offers special financing for new spray foam rigs to help grow your business.

Where to Buy Spray Foam Rigs

Where you buy your spray foam rig also makes a difference. Intech Equipment & Supply has been in business for over two decades, and its staff includes leading spray foam experts. As a leading equipment provider with multiple locations across North America, Intech Equipment & Supply has everything you need for your spray foam business.

With five different facilities in three different time zones, Intech Equipment & Supply offers extended hours to answer your questions and provide the support you need. This allows us to give you in-person assistance when needed, ship parts, or walk you through troubleshooting and repairs over the phone to keep your business running smoothly. A nationwide footprint means we can ship your parts quickly when time is short.

The experts at Intech Equipment & Supply can help you equip or build the perfect spray foam rig Contact Intech Equipment & Supply today.

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.