measureing wheel

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by bohiaa, Apr 17, 2007.

  1. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,220

    can someone explane to me how this thing works...
    I went and bought one at Home depot but it looks like it dont do the math.

    it will measure one way then i can save that then it will measure the other.

    the total button just gives the total of both NOT square yards of feet.

    did I get screwed again
  2. gravtyklz

    gravtyklz LawnSite Member
    Messages: 96

    not sure all type of measuring wheels do different things.

    My measuring wheel doesnt even do as much as yours does
  3. fiveoboy01

    fiveoboy01 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,988

    Uh, take the one measurement, then the other, then multiply them. That will give you square feet.

    I've never heard of a wheel that will calculate square feet for you. I wouldn't pay the extra for one anyways. That's what your brain/calculator is for.
  4. Skimastr105

    Skimastr105 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 293

    What are "square yards of feet?"
  5. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,220

    a typo....square yards OR feet

    the "R" is right next to the "F" and dwon a little
  6. gravtyklz

    gravtyklz LawnSite Member
    Messages: 96

    oh man....

    I typed up a whole explanation about what a square yard and square foot is....then.....

    well then I realized that you were quoting a typoe.... I'm glad I noticed before posting it atleast...
  7. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,220

    WOW I'm glad too.....

    do you realize how much we saved by explaning that was a typo.... I mean

    GOOD GOD MAN......
  8. NELawnCare

    NELawnCare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 175

    Hope this helps...:dizzy:

  9. Mr. Vern

    Mr. Vern LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 632

    I would not expect the wheel to give you square footage. There is no way for the wheel to know that you are working with right angles, and so it would tend to be very error prone unless the operator really knew what they were doing; in which case they would not need the wheel. If you want to have technology do the calcs for you, you will probably need to get a gps unit that is designed for that purpose - very spendy!

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