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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by awm, Dec 11, 2000.

  1. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,354

    How do you fellas figure square ft.
    step off or a measure tool. Thanks TM COUNTRY
     
  2. SJR Lawncare

    SJR Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 250

    I use a measuring wheel that I purchased from Sears for $40.
    I measure length x width to find Square footage.

    SJR
     
  3. BRL

    BRL LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,211

  4. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,937

    What are you figuring the Sq ft of? A lawn, patio, driveway, parking lot, house? And for what? Mowing, spraying, granular, brick pavers, plowing? I usually have a pretty good eye on the smaller lawns, but thats just for a fert application. Mowing estimation is just an acquired skill that I have to admit, am pretty good at.

     
  5. Dennis

    Dennis LawnSite Member
    from Ga.
    Posts: 155

    Cheap $12.00 wheel from har. freight
     
  6. tpirobert

    tpirobert LawnSite Member
    Posts: 207

    I measure all properties for mowing,fert.,mulch etc.. It really helps in figuring $ amounts and qty. of material. Yes, I can look at a property and give a quote without the wheel..but why not know best price to charge for profit and not "guess". Some lawns are small and I know I'll charge my min. price anyway. I think walking the property with a wheel also gives you the opportunity to find problem spots and look more professional to property owner. Another contractor here calls it his "wheel of fortune".
     
  7. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,354

    It also occurs to me the customer would be more apt
    to go for your price as it looks more professional
    to measure with wheel.Thanks for input TM country
     

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