Needed: Measuring Wheel Recommendation

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by walker-talker, Jun 22, 2003.

  1. walker-talker

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

    Loaned my measuring wheel out to a friend and then got stolen. He is going to pay for the cost (a cheapo from Home Depot), but thought I would upgrade. I was really looking into one that had a digital counter that would also calculate the square footage. I found a couple through Gemplers, but was wondering if anyone out there had any recommendations for something that I am looking for?

  2. hunter

    hunter LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 254

  3. greenman

    greenman LawnSite Addict
    Messages: 1,405

    Hunter, that is exactly what mine looks like, only a cheaper model.
  4. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    I bought a "cheapo" one for like around $55.00. Wish I would have spent more money though for the larger wheel.
  5. shasta

    shasta LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    Rolatape Model 300 Appx. $100 Does not have digital readout or calculation capacity, but a good measuring wheel.
  6. PaulJ

    PaulJ LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,774

    I got my wheel at Lesco for around $50. It's simple but very sturdy. You would probable have to drive over it to bend it.
  7. Bigfoot

    Bigfoot LawnSite Member
    Messages: 167

    The Rolatape 400 is a really nice measuring wheel, I have one. It costs around $130-$140.
  8. For about twice that price you could get a GPS with true area calculation. It'll follow stuff like contoured mulch beds and give accurate square footage of the area. Or lineal feet or whatever you want.

    I have two excellent measuring wheels that followed me home when I left the engineering department of GTE. Since I got the Garmin GPS they just sit in the garage.

  9. Jimbo

    Jimbo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,093

    Dave- Please elaborate on how that GPS works? I know it works off at least 3 satellites to determine exact location but how does it work for the way you use it?
    What model? Is it hard to use? Does it give square footage or? How does it work on round or odd shaped areas?

    I need a measuring device also and i want to get something that is easy to use and something that might let me just walk to the next reference point without a wheel.

  10. walker-talker

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

    David....what is the model # of that unit and are they really that accurate?


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