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Is there a tool for measuring acreage?

Lawnworks

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
usa
I would like to know if they make tool that can measure feet. This way I could get a really good idea on the amount of grass I am mowing; therefore, I could give a really acurate estimate. I think some of my customers are just guessing on the acreage, and I get the short end of the stick. Do you guys know where I could get one of these? I think they look like a stick w/ a wheel.

Thanks
Rick
 

Runner

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Flint, Michigan
If you get one, just make sure you get one with a wheel that's about a foot or so across. The ones with the really small wheels (a couple of inches) are only made for pavement and short distances. Also, try to find one that has the curve up by the handle - much easier to hold on to. You get much more accurate readings when the stick is held vertically straight to your side. Oh, and by the way, there are 43,560 sq. ft. in an acre. Good luck!
 

Vandora Lawn & Landscape

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Baltimore, MD
Measuring wheels w/ 8-12 inch wheel run about $50.00. Also, I have a excel worksheet that quickly converts dimensions into sq footage and acreage. Anyone want a copy?
 

bob

LawnSite Platinum Member
Location
DE
This dimention might help, 208' x 208' is roughly an acre.
 

Runner

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Flint, Michigan
Is this the same thing as X measured sq. footage/ 43,560? In other words, dividing 43,560 INTO your measured sq. ft..
 
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