measuring with a Z ?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by GarPA, Mar 15, 2004.

  1. GarPA

    GarPA LawnSite Silver Member
    from PA
    Messages: 2,586

    now this might be one of the weirdest threads here...but...I'm always looking for ways to improve efficiency..I had this brainstorm and so you can chew it up.

    larger than 2 acre properties...mostly wide open
    Determine the number of feet the Z travels per half minute or minute. At lets say, half throttle or half sticks...whatever method you choose. Once you know the ft per minute at whatever the throttle setting you choose, run the Z around the property....

    This would be a whole lot faster than using a measuring wheel....sounds too simple...what am I missing? Ever tried measuring this way?
  2. chariot

    chariot LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 319

    What if you drive with one hand and run the measuring wheel with the other? Or rig up something to hold the measuring wheel for you.
  3. NickN

    NickN LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Alabama
    Messages: 1,009

    or hook up a GPS?
  4. CamLand

    CamLand LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,299

    Mount a bracket to the back of the machine that the wheel can be mounted to when needed..

    it's still early let me think of some more ideas

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