Meauring footage-- those "wheeled" thingies?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by hillndale, Apr 30, 2006.

  1. hillndale

    hillndale LawnSite Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 214

    Where does one get those, I'll call them, measuring wheels, that ya walk along with to measure feet. A lotta folks on here quote sq footage of props. Are you pacing thes out, or do you have one of the "wheels"? With the wheel deal, do you just chunk out squares on a property & then multiply for sq. ft.? Naturally some props aren't square/rectangle.

    How do you measure a prop? Sorry if this is dumb, but I need to know the easiest most accurate method. The wheel deal would also help with "edging" costs, per foot.

    Thanks

    hillndale:headphones:
     
  2. mulcahy mowing

    mulcahy mowing LawnSite Senior Member
    from ma
    Posts: 721

    You can get them at home-cheepo, or walmart, or any office store. try to break the prop into squares and multiply sq ft. Yea it's a life save realy helps with edging.

    hope this helps
     
  3. befnme

    befnme LawnSite Bronze Member
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  4. DSLND

    DSLND LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,205

    Gempler's Sells Pretty Good Ones or Northern tool i got mine at menards (13in Wheel) and i got a little one for really small areas and landscaping. Try www.gemplers.com or northerntool.com
     
  5. hillndale

    hillndale LawnSite Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 214

    Hey great-- Thanks for the link Befnme. I want to get "the wheel". Hop outta the truck. Roll the property, and quote. The customer will either be scared of the outcome, or be glad, 'cause they are paying the same as others, based on sq footage.

    Thanks Mulcahey Mowing. How ya doin' gettin' jobs this season. Didn't you say you were starting off slow this season?

    hillndale
     
  6. mulcahy mowing

    mulcahy mowing LawnSite Senior Member
    from ma
    Posts: 721

    It's still kinda slow but picking up for me. Spring cleanups were amazing i'm having a record year, but i don't have many lawns (lost allot) :cry: still working on yet more advertising:rolleyes: how are you doing this season?
     
  7. hillndale

    hillndale LawnSite Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 214

    Yeh this season, I'm somewhat in the same boat. Lost a few, picked up a couple, and doing more advertising this year. I've got what I call my core group together, but I really need about 10 more to put me where I want to be. Once again folks are putting it off 'till the lawn needs service. Spring clean-ups are good here too. What a great long season we've had for those. Last season the weather sucked, winter to spring in a day & then so much constant rain. This year I'm scared of the opposite, meaning dry. That would stink, another reason to beef up the roster.

    There are a ton of new folks advertising this year in my area for mowing. last year I new I was gonna have a good year. This year I probably will do OK too, but I'm not as confident in that fact.:eek:

    Well good luck to you. Don't:cry: Have a :drinkup: or take a :sleeping: (Hey it's Sunday)

    hillndale:headphones:
     

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