How to Trick Out Your Graco Big Rig for 2022

By Kevin Malone

Airless sprayers have been a game-changer since their inception in the 1950s, and they have made it possible to apply a wide range of coatings more easily and faster. Contractors appreciate having the option of spraying, which is faster and often more efficient than rolling.

If you work in the spray foam industry, you know how important it is to be versatile when it comes to coatings. SPF applications are diverse and often require additional coatings to finish the job, especially if you work on commercial roofing projects. When it comes to specialized applications, you need hydraulic Graco spray equipment to meet your power and material diversity requirements.

At Intech Equipment & Supply, we provide equipment for many types of contractors. If you want to ensure your spray rig is tricked out with the best features, read on!

Upgrade to Electric Start (ES)

Every Graco Big Rig is available in regular or electric start (ES) models. The ES upgrade equips your Big Rig with a powerful Honda Engine with Electric Start and a high capacity, 12-volt 18 amp charging system. Electric start is a great convenience for all contractors who want to save time and hassle at a job's onset. There is also the standard backup pull-start included just in case ? so you can always know your Big Rig will turn on when you need it.

Get the latest and correct model for your application needs.

The GH Big Rig series come in different models to meet the diverse needs of contractors. At Intech Equipment & Supply, we have hand-picked our favorite models. In particular, the GH-733 is our go-to recommendation for roofers and contractors who need to work with a wide range of materials. The GH-833 is much like the 733 but has several extra features and can handle burmastics.

We also recommend the GH-933 for roofing contractors due to its strength and ability to handle difficult-to-atomize materials. It is also ideal for those who need to waterproof and fireproof surfaces. This model can apply all the GH-833's list of materials, plus silicon and intumescents.

Use one Big Rig for multiple coatings with interchangeable pump lowers.

With a Graco Big Rig paint sprayer like the Graco GH 933, you can make your rig the most versatile with a set of QuikChange? Pump Lowers, which allow you to easily customize your Big Rig for different types of coatings. This feature is exclusive to Graco Xtreme? pumps and is a simple and fast way to expand your Big Rig's capabilities. Each Big Rig Pump Lower Kit includes a pump lower, tie rods, and a rod connector and fits the GH 733, GH 933, GH 1017, GH 2570, and GH 5040 units.

Work smarter with time-saving Big Rig accessories.

Challenging projects and intense weather conditions require unique accessories to make the job easier. Any of these proven Big Rig accessories, which are made specifically to fit with Graco sprayers, make short work in challenging conditions.

  • Heavy-Duty 18' JetRoller? System: This is a one-step spray and backroll in one that combines the best of both worlds: the speed of spraying with the finishing touch of backrolling. Get professional results with just one person working the roller. Attach this 100% aluminum accessory (without tools) to any of your Big Rigs for some serious results on all horizontal surfaces. It is suited for the most challenging job-site conditions, including windy days with moderate crosswinds. This innovative spray roller offers low overspray while covering a large area. The Jet Roller system fits all 9-18' standard roller covers and is pressure rated to 7,250 psi.
  • 25-gallon Material Hopper: This allows contractors to spend less time refilling materials and more time spraying. It requires no tools to connect to your sprayer too. Other features include a protective lid, wheels for easy mobility, a heavy-duty welded steel frame, and a long-length flexible coupling tube that makes it easy to maneuver around the job site while still connected. This avoids the nuisance of disconnecting to move to a different job area.
  • Big Rig Extensions: These allow you to spray hard-to-reach places without a ladder with sprayer extensions. Extension kits include a RAC X HandTite? Guard Standard with 7/8 in Gun Nut and OneSeal?. The maximum working pressure is 4,050 psi.

Keep OEM parts in your rig.

One of the advantages of owning a good-quality sprayer rig is having the means to quickly replace worn or damaged pumps, tips, guards, hoses, and lowers with genuine OEM Graco parts. Grace replacement parts keep the job going when a pump wears out. Since Big Rig pumps can be replaced in minutes, you reduce downtime and stay on schedule. Refer to your Big Rig's parts manual to ensure part compatibility.

Supplemental sprayers for touch-ups and small jobs.

Graco has a vast array of sprayers that meet various coverage needs. When you don't need to cover a lot of ground, think about the GH300. The Graco Series GH 300 Sprayer is a hydraulic airless sprayer and is arguably one of the best Graco sprayers to have ever hit the market. It can spray a wide range of materials, including elastomeric coatings, acrylics, latex, block fillers, drywall mud, primers, and water-based and solvent-based paints.

Graco Big Rigs for Sale at Intech Equipment & Supply

Intech Equipment & Supply is a leading supplier of spray foam equipment, and we are proud to offer the latest developments available in the spray foam industry.

Do you want to learn more about Graco Big Rigs and other SPF solutions? Contact us to speak with one of our experts.

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.