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Measuring wheel

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by qghs, Nov 3, 2004.

  1. qghs

    qghs LawnSite Member
    Messages: 21

    Has anyone seen the new measuring wheel that works by walking the perimeter of the area then it figures out the total square feet of the area. Saw it in a magazine but now cannot find it. It would save a lot of time.

  2. Coffeecraver

    Coffeecraver LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA.
    Messages: 793

    Check this link


    Digital Roller Plus II
    Digital Distance Measuring Wheel 6425
    Get fast accurate measurements for all your on-site linear, area and volumne estimates. The perfect tool for any pro who needs fast, one person measurements, indoors or out.

    Key Features:
    Calculates and stores linear and area measurements. Just roll and lable the distances as "length" or "width" to find area, or store and recall later.

    Works in and stores multiple units of measurement. Displays measurements in feet-inches, decimal feet, inches, yards, meters and acres.

    Built-in user memory (m+) for accumulating counts or measurements (linear, square or cubic).

    Includes its own wheel radius for true wall-to-wall measurements.

    AutoCount feature counts preset distance increments, or use push-button counter for totaling of items (i.e., parking spaes, lights, posts, etc.).

    Additional Features:

    Measures up to 999,999.9 Feet/Yards/Meters
    Bright Orange "Safety" Color
    99.9% Measuring Accuracy
    Ergonomic Design
    Large, Easy-to-Read Digital Readout/Control Panel
    Control Panel Located Near Handle (so you don't have to stoop over to read it)
    Display Backlight (for use in darkly-lit areas)
    Handy Start/Stop Mode (prevents accidental measurements)
    "Smart Wheel" (automatically includes wheel radius for accurate wall-to-wall measurements)
    Built-in Calculator for Automatic, One-Button Measurement of Areas and Volumes
    Instant Unit Conversions (feet-inches, decimal feet, inches, yards, meters and acres)
    AutoCount feature for tallying preset distance increments
    Push-Button Counter (for tallying items)
    Memory Storage (stores up to 9 values or areas)
    New! 1 Meter Wheel
    New! Permanent Memory
    New! User Set Preferences
    New! Rugged Construction
    New! Retractable/Folding Kickstand

    Product Specifications
    Product #: 6425
    Wheel Size: 1 meter (39-3/8") circumference; 12-9/16" (.319 meter) diameter
    Wheel Accuracy: 99.9%
    Wheel Composition: High-impact plastic; TPE rubber tire
    Maximum Speed: 8 mph (13 Km/h)
    Product Weight: 3 lbs. (1.36 kg)
    Length (extended): 45 inches (1143mm) with wheel
    Length (contracted): 29 inches (737mm) with wheel
    Power: Four AAA Duracell batteries
    Battery Life: Approx. 400+ hours of actual usage
    Auto Shut-off: 8-12 min.
    Keypad: 19 keys
    Operating Temperature: 14-140 deg. F (-10-60 deg. C)
    Display Type: LCD segment; 7 digits (up to 999,999.9), with annunciator-legends
    Accuracy: 10-digit internal math accuracy; 99.9% measuring accuracy

    User's Guide: (PDF file format)
    50 pp. Click here to download

    1-Year Limited Warranty
  3. KLR

    KLR LawnSite Member
    from Zone 6
    Messages: 171

    give me a $60 standard measuring wheel

    just walk a straight line north - south
    then a straight line east - west
    multiply those numbers

    whats hard about that? and i'm sure its even faster then walking the whole perimeter

    and when you forget it somewhere (which happens) you dig into your pocket for $60 to replace it

    I donno, maybe I'm just 'old school'
  4. qghs

    qghs LawnSite Member
    Messages: 21

    Thanks thats it. Most of the yards we measure are very unusual shapes. Would save time.
  5. Hamons

    Hamons LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 706

    That wheel will only figure area on a perfect square or rectangel -- not irregular shapes.

    I use a GPS to walk the perimeter of my hard to calcualte area -- very accurate -- very fast !!!!
  6. qghs

    qghs LawnSite Member
    Messages: 21

    My mistake. That $160 dollar wheel is better but not the one I was looking for. How do you do that with the gps? I know the farmers use them around here alot. Is it accurate on small areas? The unit I saw was 400 dollars and looked like a measuring wheel. Maybe it incorporated a gps?
  7. Hamons

    Hamons LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 706

    I use a Garmin unit. I have checked against using awheel and it is just as accurate. Less than $200 off of e-bay.
  8. Branchland

    Branchland LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 354

    I gave $30.00 for my Lufkin measuring wheel.
  9. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    I don't even use my wheel anymore. I pace everything out (larger areas) and I am right on the mark with accuracy. It so unbelievably faster.
  10. James Cormier

    James Cormier LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
    Messages: 1,217

    Runner, Im thinking of getting a gps for my motorcycle, would it be the same that your using for this?

    I know nothing about them but a few guys I ride with have them and they are really cool with directions, and even telling you where local resturants,stores and other places are.

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