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measureing wheel

bohiaa

LawnSite Fanatic
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
 

fiveoboy01

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
Southern WI
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.
 
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bohiaa

bohiaa

LawnSite Fanatic
WOW I'm glad too.....

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

GOOD GOD MAN......
 

NELawnCare

LawnSite Member
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

Hope this helps...:dizzy:






 

Mr. Vern

LawnSite Senior Member
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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