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Hi, Ive spent many hours doing research looking to get into the insulation business mainly because of the contractors that do insulation around here are very undependable and I pride my company on being dependable.

So (because of the relationships I have made over the years) most of my builders have said if you can meet this price you can take over. Most homes I do here in Nebraska have wall batts and fiberglass blown attic. Higher end homes have Fiberglass BIBS

My question is this. Im not into taking big risks and borrowing a lot of money. Currently I have a couple of used blowers that I am looking at. One is a Krendl 1000 well used for 2500$ another used machine is a Force 2 by Intec for 3200$. And can these machines do BIBS?

I know the Force 2 is considered the workhorse of the industry but afraid that with the large custom homes the ammount of material/hour might not be cost effective for me. I'm not going to go throw down 10-13 grand yet until I get into the swing of things just looking for some opinions. I have 2 trailers that I could work out of currently without having to buy a truck.
 

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The Krendl is overpriced. A Force 2 is not a contractor's machine.

A Krendl 2000, or an older 250 would be a good machine for you, and expect to pay $2500 for a decent one. Watch Craig's list closely and don't miss eBay searches using "insulation machine" as your search. I would try hard to sell cellulose instead of fiberglass....when the builders see the difference, it will sell itself. Fiberlite, in Joplin, will sell you the product by the semi load, which is about the only way to be competitive with pricing.

http://www.fiberlitetech.com/

If you are thinking new, Meyers makes a good machine and Fiberlite is trying to buy the company. Arkseal in Denver has used machines as well.


Check this out: http://cgi.ebay.com/Krendl-1000-ins...emQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item2304e42b7f

http://cgi.ebay.com/INSULATION-MACH...emQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item335939d851

My son wants to buy a new Meyers machine...I won't recommend the machine he is using, but it is for sale. Insulamxx 4000
 
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