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Measuring Wheel

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Crew Cut Lawncare, Sep 16, 2003.

  1. Crew Cut Lawncare

    Crew Cut Lawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 16

    Where can I get a wheel for measuring up lawns? Do you suggest the small or large wheels? And what do they cost?
     
  2. NickN

    NickN LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Alabama
    Messages: 1,009

    You can get them at your local hardware store.
    Lowes,Home Depot,Ace,etc.,,
    Get a large wheel,as it will track over uneven terrain better.Cost ranges from about $50-$100.
     
  3. twins_lawn_care

    twins_lawn_care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 932

    I was in the same boat as you, so I went looking.
    Home depot had a small one for $25 and a big wheel for about $50.
    Went to ebay, and got the same exact one for $15!
    just worth checking out on ebay for something like this, since it is a pretty basic tool.
    It paid for itself on my first aeration estimate, by being able to accurately charge per 100 ft^2 instead of eye - balling it!
     
  4. GLAN

    GLAN Banned
    Messages: 1,647

    I tend to keep one in every truck and my car.


    Can never remember where I left it last.........;)
     
  5. double e

    double e LawnSite Member
    Messages: 197

    Those wheels come in handy-
    Nice for spacing Leylands
    Also look perfesional
     
  6. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 4,771

    I used the yellow one from Home Depot for a few years. I think I paid around $55 for it. It would be nice to have one that you can reset with a finger trigger at the top, that way you don't have to constantly be lifting it up. It's a pain in the azz to hold the wheel, pen and paper....then writing down the dimensions....then going back to the truck and taking a calculator to all those numbers. That is why a few months ago I bought a digital one and LOVE this thing to death. I can give estimates in half the time now. At the end of each measurement press a couple of buttons. Once you are finished with all you measuring, press a couple more buttons and BAM!!! theres you total square feet. Total cost was around $125. It's called the Digi Roller II Plus. Most places sell them for around $165, but do a google search and you will find a place them sells them as cheap as I got mine. Batteries will last 400+ hours.....so thats not a big issue.

    Good luck
    MATT
     
  7. Bigfoot

    Bigfoot LawnSite Member
    Messages: 167

    Rolotape professional series are nice wheels.
     
  8. Team Gopher

    Team Gopher LawnSite Platinum Member
    from -
    Messages: 4,040

    Here is a site that has many wheels. Click on the image for the link.

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  9. Rustic Goat

    Rustic Goat LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,194

    eBay comes in handy sometimes. Got a large diameter (including shipping) 10,000 capacity for a lot less than a much smaller one locally.
     
  10. SUGAR_CUT_MARK

    SUGAR_CUT_MARK LawnSite Member
    Messages: 77

    i gotta get me one of those. when measuring lawns i presume u measure 2 sides, then multiply those together? then subtract the sq feet of the dimensions of the home?
     

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