Tips for Buying Used Spray Foam Equipment

By Kevin Malone

Buying used spray foam rigs or used spray foam equipment can be a good idea when you are just getting started, looking to augment your current equipment needs, or when money is tight. You can often find used equipment that still has plenty of life. However, you can also spend a lot of money only to find out that what you bought is not up to the job.

So, how do you find the right equipment and avoid getting burned? Here are a few expert tips on buying used spray foam equipment to make sure you get a good deal and quality equipment that will work for you.

Do Your Research

Just like buying a car, used spray foam equipment can be in great shape with low miles, or it may be beaten up and on its last legs. You need to do your due diligence to make sure you don’t get a lemon.

You will need to know the age and condition of the equipment. If you can see a used spray foam rig in person, you can examine it thoroughly, checking for signs of wear. You can check hoses and spray guns to make sure they are in working order and look for cracks, leaks, or other damage that might hurt performance.

If possible, you want to get a demo so you can test the equipment and make sure it is functioning properly. By testing the equipment, you can gauge the efficiency and output. It is a good idea to test with your preferred spray foam material.

If you cannot check it out in person, ask for a live video walkthrough.

Your research should also include:

  • Checking the age and hours of operation. Examine older units with heavy use more carefully.
  • A review of maintenance records to assess how well the equipment was maintained, whether any major repairs were done, and how recently the equipment was serviced.
  • Making sure there are replacement parts and equipment available.
  • Finding out whether there is any warranty remaining.

You will also want to make sure you are getting the right equipment for the types of jobs you do. Make sure the used spray foam equipment is suitable for the type of material you use and has the volume and pressure you need. It can be tempting to grab a used spray foam rig when you see it for sale at an affordable price, but it is not going to work out if it cannot handle the work you do.

Find Out What Comes with the Equipment (and What Does Not)

Some sellers are upgrading to new equipment while others may be getting out of the business altogether. In some cases, you may be able to get additional equipment along with your purchase, such as parts, inventory, or leftover products. You will want to see what items come with the purchase and what you will need to add on your own before starting work.

Work with a Reputable Seller

When you are buying used spray foam equipment, make sure you choose a reputable seller like Intech Equipment & Supply. You may find used equipment on classified sites like eBay or Craigslist, but you have no way to know whether they are offering a high-quality used rig or dumping their problem equipment.

When you work with Intech Equipment & Supply, we thoroughly test all equipment to make sure it works properly. We will let you know the exact condition of the equipment and whether it needs any work. We also refurbish used spray foam equipment to make sure it is in good shape and ready for use.

You will also get support after the sale. If you need to know how something works, our team of experts has decades of field experience with spray foam, so we can help you get the most out of your equipment. If you need replacement parts or accessories, we can help with that, too.

Compare Pricing

It can be difficult to figure out a fair price, especially if you cannot inspect the equipment yourself. It might be a real bargain, or it might be way overpriced. Often, there is no easy way to compare prices because of the different types of rigs and equipment that are available at any given time and the different conditions of the equipment.

Intech Equipment & Supply has decades of experience with new and used spray foam equipment. We know the market value of equipment and whether something is a good deal or overpriced. We offer affordable and fair pricing on all used spray foam rigs.

Financing Options

If you are not paying for equipment upfront, look for a seller that provides financing options to spread the costs over time. It’s easier to work directly with a seller that offers financing rather than get a bank or equipment loan.

Intech Equipment & Supply offers several financing options to make it easy to buy used spray foam equipment.

Looking for Used Spray Foam Equipment?

Check out our lineup of used spray foam equipment for sale at 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.