What to Look for in a Used Spray Foam Rig

By Kevin Malone

Buying spray foam equipment means making a big decision and a big investment. With economic uncertainty swirling around and contractors watching margins closely, many are considering used spray foam insulation rigs for sale as an alternative to buying new equipment.

It is a viable option to get a used spray foam rig at a discounted price, but you can get burned if you are not careful. Buying from eBay or classified sites makes it difficult to know the quality or condition of a rig. Unfortunately, it is easy to get scammed.

By working with a certified distributor like Intech Equipment & Supply, however, you can find used spray foam rigs for sale that can stand up to the demands of daily use.

Key Considerations for Used Spray Foam Rigs

Regardless of where you find a used spray foam rig for sale, here are the key things you need to look for to ensure you are getting a solid piece of equipment.

The Right Type of Equipment

It can be tempting to buy a used spray foam rig that is available at a decent price, but it will not do you much good if it does not have the output or versatility you need. You need to make sure the rig fits how you do business and will hold up across multiple jobs.

The Condition of the Equipment

Of course, the condition of the equipment is crucial. Poorly maintained and worn-out equipment can look good online. Some listings might even swap out pictures of new equipment to make it more attractive. So, your due diligence should include finding answers to key questions, including:

  • What is the manufacturing date of the equipment?
  • Does it require repairs, or will it work right away?
  • Does it include original equipment manufacturer (OEM) equipment?
  • When was the last time it was used?
  • Can I inspect the rig?

One good question to ask is whether you can see the maintenance records. If the previous owner was diligent in recordkeeping, they are more likely to have stayed current with maintenance. You can also see whether any recurring issues or failures might give you pause. While not every owner keeps meticulous records, you should be able to get a sense of a rig’s repair history to indicate potential equipment lifespan.

Poorly-maintained equipment may be cheap, but it will likely cost you more in the long run to deal with breakdowns, downtime, and repairs.

Available Parts and Accessories

Used spray foam rigs are likely older models. That is not a problem if they work well, but you also want to make sure there are replacement parts available. If you need to swap out components, you need them to be readily available to avoid downtime and searching online to find legacy parts.

Get the model and serial number and talk to a distributor to find out if parts are still in production or easy to get.

Testing and Refurbishing

You will want to make sure any old equipment has been tested recently to ensure it is in working condition and that any problems have been taken care of. That is one significant advantage of working with Intech Equipment & Supply. We test and vet all used spray foam insulation rigs for sale that we handle.

Before we offer a used rig for sale, we make sure it is ready to go. If it needs refurbishing, we take care of that, too.

Service After the Sale

Most sellers on classified sites are selling units as-is with no post-sale support. If there is damage or missing items, you may be out of luck. So, when buying a used spray foam rig for sale, you want to make sure the seller will be around and willing to help if there is an issue.

By working with a reputable distributor like Intech Equipment & Supply, you can be confident that we will be here if you need help. Our staff has a combined 150+ years of field experience in residential and commercial SPF, and we can provide expert guidance on anything you need.


Even if you want to buy a used spray foam rig for sale, you may not have the money in the bank right now to buy it outright. Financing may not be an option for many sellers. If you need to finance a used rig, Intech Equipment & Supply has convenient payment plans that do not require going to a third party or bank for a loan. You can check our financing calculator to get an idea of how different plans work.

Find the Right Used Equipment

If you are looking to buy a used spray foam rig for sale, ask the right questions and make sure you are working with a reputable seller that will stand behind its products. Make sure your investment is a good one and you get used equipment that can do the job.

Contact Intech Equipment & Supply today, and we can help you find the best used spray foam insulation rigs for sale.

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.